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June 2011 Newsletter
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Yesterday & Today Records
Miranda NSW 2228
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This is our biggest newsletter yet. There is something for everybody. Please be early as some titles are a single copy only. This is very important for the $5 cds and rarities section. Thank you for reading and please share it with someone else. Any questions? Please do not hesitate to ask.
Book of Lists Part II
Last newsletter I invited participation in this section of the newsletter and I am pleased to say I received quite a few replies, so following are a few. Again, we would invite contributions for future newsletters and especially welcome unusual lists. Let there be no bounds. May even do a few least liked lists.
Yesterday & Today Favourite Random 5 songs.
1) “Lillie’s White Lies” by Martin Delray…refer rarities section under Martin Delray for a full rundown.
2) “Daddy Never Had a Chance in Hell” by Roger Springer Band. They only ever had one album and it is a gem. You will pick up a copy in our $10 bin. It tells of the dad who used to drive his wife to church. At first he would wait in the car drinking his “Jim Beam from a sack” (what Americans call a brown paper bag). Then he would sit up the back, ostensibly to keep out of the cold outside. Then he began to move a little closer, supposedly because he was becoming a little hard at hearing…but then again “no one could explain about the tie”. I won’t spoil the ending. Photo finish with Martin.
3) “Jack & Lucy” by Hugh Moffatt (with Katy Moffatt). This is a long and brilliant look of the lasting relationship between Jack & Lucy. It starts as children & ends beyond the grave. They could have made a movie; no they should have made a movie about it. Once played it 15 times in a row.
4) “Icy Blue Heart” by Emmylou Harris from “Bluebird”, on the basis that it is the greatest female country vocal I’ve heard, and could ever imagine hearing. John Hiatt wrote it.
5) “Murder on Music Row” by George Strait & Alan Jackson. As much as I like the song I like even better the fact it was seemingly over the head of the dimwits on Music Row who have turned mainstream country music into unlistenable pop rubbish. It gets stuck into them in no uncertain terms and every word in the song is true. The honchos were proven to be even dumber than we thought. Congratulations to writer Larry Cordle.
* denotes our comments.
Favourite Twelve Albums (by Ian of South Grafton, a big country rock & steel guitar fan)
1) Gene Clark – No Other
2) Desert Rose Band – Running
3) Vince Gill – The Key (*a Y & T perfect album*)
4) John Cowan – Live at Telluride
5) Kimmie Rhodes – West Texas Heaven
6) Mavericks – What a Crying Shame
7) Emmylou Harris – Duets (*slight purist issues*)
8) Jerry Douglas – Glide
9) Kathy Mattea – Walk Away a Winner
10) Joe Ely – Live at Antones
11) Sky Kings – From Out of the Blue (*w. Bill Lloyd/John Cowan)
12) Ray Charles – Friendship
50 Greatest Country Songwriters A-Z (by John of Wagga Wagga *reckon he would have stayed up all night to do this).
**Bill Anderson **Liz Anderson **Max D Barnes **Carl Belew **Jenny Lou Carson **Johnny Cash **Jack Clement **Hank Cochran **David Allan Coe **Ted Daffan **Dean Dillon (originally omitted but a good one to swap with original choice Sonny Throckmorton) **Jerry Foster **Dallas Frazier **Don Gibson **Merle Haggard **Tom T Hall **Stuart Hamblen **Harlan Howard(*although he did make a few albums was the pick of those who were in essence strictly writers) **Wayne Kemp **Merle Kilgore **Pee Wee King **Kris Kristofferson **John D Loudermilk **Charlie & Ira Louvin aka Louvin Brothers **Roger Miller **Melba Montgomery **Bob McDill **Willie Nelson **Mickey Newbury **Bob Nolan **A. L. “Doodles” Owens **Buck Owens **Leon Payne **Ben Peters **Curly Putnam **Bill Rice **Marty Robbins **Jimmie Rodgers **Fred Rose **Johnny Russell **Troy Seals **Whitey Shafer **Billy Joe Shaver **Mel Tillis **Floyd Tillman **Merle Travis **Ernest Tubb **Cindy Walker **Hank Williams (John’s # 1) **Bob Wills
(*Think perhaps Eddy Arnold, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are obvious omissions and John would have liked to include Lawton Williams but just missed. Maybe you could use this list as a basis for the best 10)
Yesterday & Today 10 Greatest Ever (plus 3 main reasons)
1) Johnny Cash *Influence *Longevity *Uniqueness
2) Hank Wiliams *Songwriting * Lifestyle *Influence
3) Merle Haggard *Voice *Influence *Songwriting
4) Willie Nelson *Uniqueness *Attitude *Songwriting
5) George Jones *Voice *Longevity *influence
6) Patsy Cline *Personality *Attitude *Influence
7) Marty Robbins *Versatility *Style *Voice
8) Ray Price *Voice *Longevity *Style
9) Hank Thompson *Style *Personality *Voice
10) Bob Wills *Style *Uniqueness *Influence
Top 20 CDS (by Alf of Canley Height) *many would also be in mine!!
1) “Wherever You Are Tonight” by Keith Whitley
2) “Heartaches & Lies” by Shane Worley
3) “Honky Tonk Revival” by Miss Leslie
4) “Too Country” by Billy Hardwick Jnr
5) “Here Come the Teardrops” by Amber Gigby
6) “Sad Songs & Waltzes” by Keith Whitley
7) “Best of Volume 1” by Kenny Seratt
8) “Close Every Honky Tonk” by Norman Wade
9) “Under Neon Light” by Leo Nelson
10)“Chiselled in Stone” by Vern Gosdin
11) “Old Time Cuntry Music” by Norman Wade
12) “Longnecks & Short Stories” by Mark Chesnutt
13) “Get Rhythm” by Martin Delray
14) “Bridges” by David Jones
15) “Music from the Honky Tonk” by Amber Digby
16) “Texas Style” by Ron Williams
17) “Loving Proof” by Ricky Van Shelton
18) “Ten in Tennessee” by Ron Sweet
19) “Three Times the Charm” by Jacob Lyda
20) “Purified Country” by Shane Worley
Top 20 Female Vocalists by Allan of Upper Mt Gravatt
1) Tammy Wynette
2) Loretta Lynn
3) Patty Loveless
4) Jean Shepard
5) Connie Smith
6) Tanya Tucker
7) Patsy Cline (*very controversially low placement). Quoting the late Jumbo Jim Burgess “Patsy would be the lead vocalist and all the rest can compete to see who sings in the chorus”)
8) Emmylou Harris
9) Dolly Parton
10) Dottie West
11) Janie Fricke
12) Pam Tillis
13) Billy Jo Spears
14) Terri Clark
15) Trisha Yearwood
16) Heather Myles
17) Leona Williams
18) Dawn Sears
19) Amber Digby
20) Lacy J Dalton *Allan…where’s Rose Maddox!!
My Top Ten Albums by Alan of Digby, Victoria (*certainly a unique list)
1) Mary Schneider - Sound of Yodelling
2) Tennessee Ernie Ford – 20 Golden Greats *one of the best & most versatile vocalists who did hymns, country boogies & ballads all with equal aplomb.
3) Moe Bandy - 20 Great Songs of the American Cowboy
4) Tex Morton – Regal Zonophone Collection
5) Various – My Rifle, My Pony & Me (Bear Family)
6) Bob Dyer – Pick a Box Hillbilly Heaven *recorded in England!!
7) Peter Pratt – Ever True
8) Slim Dusty – Heritage Album
9) Johnny Horton – Greatest Hits
10) Gene Autry – You are My sunshine & Many More
Top 5 Male Singers by Denny of Lansdowne
1) Marty Robbins
2) George Jones
3) Hank Williams
4) Porter Wagoner
5) Conway Twitty (*up until fairly recent times had most number ones)
Top 5 Female Singers by Denny of Lansdowne
1) Kitty Wells
2) Jean Shepard
3) Tammy Wynette
4) Loretta Lynn
5) Wanda Jackson (not the rockabilly stuff)
If you only had One Album by Each you’d go for ….(from Russell of Warren)
1) John Anderson – 2 (*Wild & Blue)
2) Clint Black – Killin’ Time (*a no brainer!!)
3) Marty Brown – High & Dry (*Here’s to the Honky tonk)
4) Johnny Cash – Live at San Quentin
5) Steve Earle – Guitar Town (*absolutely 100%)
6) Vince Gill – The Key (*truly amazing album)
7) Emmylou Harris – Roses in the Snow (*a definite)
8) Cornell Hurd – Honky tonk Mayhem (*Live at Broken Spoke!)
9) Alan Jackson – Here in the Real World (*Yep, impossible to beat)
10)Patty Loveless – Mountain Soul (*superb taste)
11)Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (*not on cd)
12)Rose Maddox – The One Rose box set (*never too much Rose)
13)Charley Pride – Live in Person (*is there any other way?)
14)Doug Sahm – SDQ 98 (*great artist many may not know)
15)Doug Supernaw – Red & Rio Grande (*all good & not many to
pick from…it would be great to think he could overcome his
demons & make another)
16)Randy Travis – Storms of Life
17)Norman Wade – Tennessee Eyes (*but find one!)
18)Chris Wall – Honky tonk Heart (*What chance another album?)
19)Dale Watson – Cheatin’ Heart Attack (*unbelievably good. Any one who cares about true country music & likes Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash should have every one of Dale’s albums)
20)Dwight Yoakam – If There was a Way (*This Time but what a great artist…again, will he have a new album or is what we have it?)
New & latest
W C Edgar “Old School Survivor” $28 Great second album which is right up there with his wonderful debut, ‘Alcohol of Fame’. All songs are by W C and he has very traditional values. “Old School Survivor” is an anti-Nashville rant which is right up there with some of the best of our hero Dale Watson. (I do wonder when someone is going to do an anti-Nashville song called “Shooting Fish in a Barrel!). You have to admire WC’s dedication…”Old School Survivor” is dedicated to “Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Corporate Radio and everyone else that’s really screwed up Real Country Music as we know it.” W C’s voice reminds me of Marty Haggard, which is a compliment. It is that characteristic drop a la Lefty at the end of the line which is something to give goosebumps. He tackles the themes of honky tonk music as good as anyone out there and also does a top rodeo song, appropriately called “Rodeo Game”, about the special breed of “hombre” who competes. “Dallas” is a real tear jerker, a great play on words about the custody of his son. The Cosmic Cowboy, sentimental old fluff that he is has even rated it up there with the David Oxford classic “Don’t Tell the Babies”, the highest accolade you can get. All I can say it God Bless W C Edgar!!
Josh Turner “Live at the Ryman” Crackerbarrel exclusive $30 Josh is one of the few of the new breed I actually like. Great deep voice. It was appropriate that Scotty McCreery rode to success on “American Idol” with a cover of his deep voiced “Your Man”. This cd is now finished its limited edition and I have a mere 6 copies. It features a mix of his original songs and covers and it is appropriate that he puts a great spin on a couple of Merle Haggard numbers. His own “Loretta Lynn’s Lincoln” is given a slightly more traditional treatment than on his album and that works very well. There is hope out there yet.
Billy Yates “Just Be You” $28 Billy almost had an album out on Curb, and almost had an album out on Sony. His songs have been widely covered from George Jones (several but notably “Choices” & “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”) to Adam Harvey (“Eye of the Beerholder”). But he loses nothing in comparison. Great voice and has maintained ability to write songs that are instant classics. You get the feeling you have heard things like “My Daddy Was a Chevy Man” before. For our Nordic friends, the “On My Way(The Norway Song)” is both amusing though the Swedish Cowboy says he would have liked it better had it been Sweden in the title! “Our House of Love” is a great traditional take on a broken relationship. Classic country. “What Goes Around” is a shuffler. “A Mother’s Love” is a great song which brought a tear to my eye. Great new album.
George Jones “Ragged But Right: The Starday Years Plus” $40 86 tracks 3cds This is a new UK set, nicely presented which has many tracks finding their way to cd for the first time. The notes by Dave Penny are excellent and although only 16 pages there is not a wasted word and it is interesting to read that his initial success was almost by accident when Sonny Burns didn’t turn up for a recording session and George had to dub his own voice on “Why Baby Why” and the rest is history. What stands out is the quality of George’s writing. “Why Baby Why”, “Yearning”, “Tall Tall Trees” (written with Roger Miller), “Colour of the Blues” all carry George’s Name and “Rain Rain” is shown as a co-write with the Big Bopper…J P Richardson. George’s brief “rockabilly” career (as “Thumper” Jones is also covered. Some tracks were released on Mercury records but were still Starday recordings. A must have item for this legend’s earliest and groundbreaking work. Roughly 50-50 as far as Starday & Mercury credits go. Very nice four-fold cover, with many rare photos of the fresh faced young man with a crew cut.
Amber Digby – “Live at Swiss Alp Hall” $28 (Heart of Texas) Well this is good news and bad news time. As indicated in last newsletter this was coming out on a dvd as well , and it supposedly still is , but they (as in Amber and husband Randy Lindley) are experiencing production problems with the dvd and at best will not be out until August. Some have held off buying the cd on that basis and all I can say is you are missing out on a truly wonderful album. At a smidgeon under 80 minutes and 26 tracks (Pete the Red Quaker…please note) there is great value. The band is superb with her step-father Dicky Overbey again proving himself to be one of the best steel guitar players ever. Also Amber is backed by Randy Lindley on lead and a great addition to the band in Damian O’Grady who previously appeared with Miss Leslie (when Randy was married to the equally grand Miss Leslie). He adds a new dimension and even contributes a couple of fine lead vocals: Bill Anderson’ s honky tonk classic “I’ll Go Down Swinging” and the classic jukebox romper “A Dime at a Time”. So good that a solo album down the tracks has to be on the cards. She does a bracket of duets with the incredible Justin Trevino. Justin also doubles on rhythm guitar and harmony throughout. Amber shines on everything she does, but I love in particular “Just in Case”, a Hugh Moffatt song in the honky tonk tradition that was a hit for Ronnie Milsap. Amber has done much more than redo songs from her albums, often a fault with live albums. Do yourself a favour. She is my favourite female singer. And this is a wonderful addition to her catalogue.
Moe Bandy – “Picture in a Frame” $30 Was out of print for a long time and now back for a very limited run on his own label. Has a mix of new & re-recorded songs. Be quick though. Moe Bandy is very popular.
Alison Krauss & Union Station “Paper Airplane” bonus track version $30
Exclusive to US Target stores, this edition has 6 bonus tracks, 3 studio tracks “These Days” (not the Jackson Browne song), “A Place Outside” and “Frozen Fields plus 3 live songs “We Hide & Seek”, “Faraway Land” and “Everytime You Say Goodbye”.
Emmylou Harris “Hard Bargain” cd + DVD version $25 Apart from the album we also get 6 dvd tracks from the album “Six White Cadillacs”/ “Goodnight Old World”/ “Home Sweet Home”/ “Darlin’ Kate”/ “Big Black Dog” / “The Road”.
Bill Anderson – “Country Family Reunion Presents “Bill Anderson’s 50th Anniversary Celebration” 5 DVDs $110 The Country Family Reunions is excellent but they charge a premium price. This is great as Bill talks, chats and sings with many members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He provides anecdotes and sings the songs that made him one of the very top Music City songwriters ever.
Grandpa Jones “Makes the Rafters Ring” $28 Omni Contains two of his Monument albums: “Makes the Rafters Ring”/ “Yodelling Hits” which are supplemented by extra tracks from the albums “Sings Real Folk Songs”, “Grandpa Live” and “What’s for Supper” to give a whopping 32 tracks in all. Some of the songs are re-recordings of earlier King recordings and are improved in the Monument remakes.
Stonewall Jackson “The Lonesome in Me” $28 Omni The Bear Family set covered the period up till 1967 so this 1970 album (with supplementary tracks) is unique to this cd. He is not generally known as a full on honky tonker but he hits the mark time and time again. “Morals of a Man” is a song about the woman left holding the baby who knows all about the ‘morals of a man’. The backing is laid back and I don’t know if it is coincidence but some of this reminds of Johnny Paycheck’s great Little Darllin’ label output. Pure country music with absolutely no ouside influence. But again moralising is something that Paycheck didn’t really go for, whereas “Better Days for Mama” certainly is, sung from the point of view of a woman’s jailed son, who realises at the grave side that mama has finally reached the better days. Actually “Booze Plus Blues” was on the Bear Family box, but was included on the “Lonesome In Me” album because of its thematic connection. The supplementary tracks include “The House of Bottles & Cans” the last of this cds’s generous 28 tracks. A classic drowning your sorrows romp. Recommended.
Gene Watson “Memories to Burn/ Starting New Memories” 2 on 1 Hux UK
$30 This excellent new UK 2 on 1 release finally sees the fabulous Carmen oncd.
There was a woeful video of extremely poor quality from Church Street Station
which featured Gene doing “Carmen” and I don’t know how many times I was
asked for that track over the years but it was more than once or twice(!). These 2
albums from 1986 & 1987 offer further evidence as to why Gene is one of the
very best country singers ever.
Gene Watson/Rhonda Vincent “Your Money & My Good Looks” $25 This
gets a double wow. A full on duet album from Gene & Rhonda. I am trying to
work out how Rhonda could be rich…, then again that may be a reference to
Gene. They trade vocals in true duet fashion and revive a couple of old Gene
numbers and superbly so. They also do a great take on “Til the End” a classic
Vern Gosdin ballad which set the tone for his solo career on Columbia. That was
Vern & Emmylou, this is Gene & Rhonda!! They do a mix of covers as well as
some new songs including Larry Cordle’s “It Ain’t Nothing New”. Rhonda has of
course been a mainstay in bluegrass but has ventured regularly into the country
arena and in fact made 2 albums for Warner Brothers in the early 90s. But a
top vocalist can adapt and that is what she does, with a certain understated
charm that few can match. The country duet lives!!!
Riders in the Sky “Thirty Years: The Cowboy Way Live in Concert” DVD $28 75 minutes + 19 tracks. First ever dvd. Stunningly entertaining and with a great feel for traditional cowboy music. Ranger Doug and co have a great entertaining show which has everything from yodelling (Ranger Doug is a great Roy Rogers’ style yodeller) to humour.
Don Gibson “Look Who’s Blue /O Lonesome Me” 2 on 1 $30 Don Gibson had a lot in common with Willie Nelson (or maybe that should be vice versa) in that he was a brilliant writer who was also a brilliant interpreter of other people’s works. The second of the two albums on this cd may be the greatest singer-songwriter album ever…you’d probably have to compare it with Kristofferson’s first, it is that good with “I Can’t Stop Loving You” / “Blue Blue Day”/ “Oh Lonesome Me” and “It’s Too Soon to Know” just for starters…he wrote the 1st & 3rd of these on the one day!! Whilst the second album did contain his own “Just One Time” it was his interpretations of such classics as “It Only Hurts for a Little While” and the classic “Lonely Street”. Track after brilliant track on this UK cd.
Wilburn Brothers – “In Harmony” 3cd box $45 Doyle & Teddy’s work has been very hard to get, so this excellent 3 cds is great to have. Has 3 full albums: “Wilburn Brothers”/ “Side By Side”/ “Living in God’s Country” plus a bunch of singles and other rare tracks. 52 tracks altogether/
Joe Ely – “Satisfied at Last” $28 First album in a while from a third of the Flatlanders and their most successful high profile member. Butch Hancock provides a song that will possibly be the most popular, a modern day pseudo western song, “Circumstance” that could have been in A Clint Eastwood spaghetti western. “Not that Much Has Changed’ has some nice Spanish flavoured guitar that was so appealing on “Letter to Laredo”. Every track has a slightly different style and acts if you like as a summary of his career.
Laura Cantrell – “Kitty Wells Dresses” $25 Diesel Only Great label that was responsible for the “Rig Rock” albums. This is a tribute to Kitty Wells, one of the first female country singers to make it big largely through country’s best answer song “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”. Laura has been good in the past when she has chartered a straight country course and does so very well here. The album does classic Kitty songs such as ‘Making Believe” and somewhat landmark songs such as “I Gave My Wedding Dress Away”. Backing is excellent with assists from members of BR549 in Chuck Mead & Chris Scruggs (son of Randy & Gail Davies)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – “Tell My Sister” 3cds $45 Kate McGarrigle was married to Loudon Wainwright III and passed away last year. This 3 cd set covers their early Warner Brothers albums “Kate & Anna McGarrigle” and “Dancer With Bruised Knees”. Always rated 2 of the best female folk styled albums ever. The first incudes Anna’s “Heart Like a Wheel” which was the title cut on perhaps Linda Ronstadt’s best album. It also includes a humorous song from future husband, Loudon, “The Swimming Song”. They do one French song on the first album and 3 on the second, which reflects their Canadian (Montreal) heritage. The second album even included a guest spot from Bill Monroe. These two albums have been remastered to and audiophiles will no doubt be happy with the result. The third cd is previously unreleased demo recordings and alternate versions etc.
Kitty Wells “Country Hit Parade/ Winner of Your Heart $30 2 on 1 So much of Kitty’s classic work remains unissued that it is good that Hux label are finally getting to releasing some of the classic album output. These contain her first two albums. She was one of the first females to release albums.
Webb Pierce “Fallen Angel/ Cross Country” $30 2on 1 Same applies with Webb; apart from the early recordings on Bear Family, and a few hits packages which in effect contain much the same songs. These 1961 & 1962 albums contain some of his strongest album work.
Bonnie Lou – “Friction Heat 1953-1958” $25 Great 32 tracker that features some rockabilly oriented tracks such as the title song but also classic country songs such as “Just Out of Reach”, a great defining version, and “Have You Ever Been Lonely”. Her version of “Seven Lonely Days” not only preceded but outperformed that of Patsy Cline, certainly no mean feat.
George Jones “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes /Wine Coloured Roses” 2 on 1 $30 These have been virtually impossible to find, having had very short cds runs in the 80s. when cds first came out. The title track has as much relevance today as it did then. Incredibly necessary album. “You Never Looked That Good When You were Mine” (also done by John Anderson) is an out and out classic. George could have sung the phone book at this point in his career. His voice was at its absolute peak and the songs were thrown at him. A must!
Chet Atkins/ Jerry Reed – Me & Jerry/Me & Chet 2 on 1 $30 This has been out before and seemingly gets deleted with everyone wanting one. The interplay between the two is classic. These set the pattern for albums such as the excellent “Neck & Neck” with Mark Knopfler. Grab it while you can and you should get the one we have in the “RARITIES”. Two great guitarists who sing and charm. Sadly both are now deceased.
Moe Bandy/ Joe Stampley – Just Good Old Boys/ Hey Moe Hey Joe $30
Two on one of the good time albums by Moe & Joe. They later released a live album which rehashed some of these but these are slightly more low key and easily better. So in effect these are their only two all original albums
Wanda Jackson – “Blues in My Heart/ Love Me Forever” $30 Mouth watering pure country classics from Wanda’s fabulous Capitol output of the 60s. The albums came out in the reverse of the order here. “Love Me Forever” has a very sensuous looking Wanda on the cover whilst the second has a theme of the blues. Wanda’s best period.
Larry Jon Wilson “New Beginnings” Omni $28 He shared a label with an equally deep voiced Kris Kristofferson and had previously been the home of Tony Joe White. You could combine a bit of Tony Joe’s voice with a little of Kristofferson, add a bit of folkiness and you would somewhat approach the sound of Larry Jon Wilson. Larry Jon also sounds like latterday hero Dallas Wayne. It is probably best to say savour this unique singer if you are a fan of the above mentioned artists and the likes of Mickey Newbury & Townes Van Zandt, 20 tks.
Kimmie Rhodes “Dreams Of Flying” $25 There is a treat for long time Kimmie fans on this album. Check below in the rarities and you will see Kimmie first did “Just One Love” as a duet with fellow west Texas Joe Ely. Well lo & behold she joins with Joe once more for a great take on the Donovan classic “Catch the Wind”. In the hands of someone else taking a track at this slow a pace would have been a disaster but they pull it off with stunning ease. The rest of the tracks are from Kimmie’s hand. “Luh Luh Love” is a rare uptempo number and whilst it provides a contrats, it is the lilting Kimmie ballads we love best.
Rick Trevino In my Dreams/ Whole Town Blue WB $25 2 on 1 Rick made 3 country albums for Epic and then after quite an absence had an album of all new material out in 2002, which was produced by Raul Malo of the Mavericks. It was a little like the Mavericks in style with a mix of upbeat Tex Mex-ish songs and stylish ballads. Well it seems that a second album was made shortly after and never released. Certainly it had nothing to do with the quality of the music as Rick was in fine form. So it is with kudos to Warner Brothers for releasing that second album as a two on 1 with the first. ‘Better in Texas” is very much in the flavour of the Mavericks and pays homage to Rick’s heritage. And you would certainly not get a better play on words than in “Remember the Alimony”, an ode to a friend contemplating divorce. “Because of You” has a traditional country feel. Great to have the new album with the old one an added bonus.
Porter Wagoner Show 20 DVD set $360 This is also available individually at
$25 per DVD but trust me you are going to want the lot. Great quality and each
DVD has at least an hour & a quarter on it. There is a veritable who’s who on
these. As an example Volume 1 has Norma Jean, Lefty Frizzell, Waylon Jennings,
Hank Williams Jnr, Kitty Wells . Volume 2 features Bobby Bare, Dolly Parton,
Roger Miller, Webb Pierce, Hank Snow, Faron Young and Stonewall Jackson and
so on with Volume 20 featuring Jeanne Pruett, The Kendalls, Eddiy Raven, T G
Sheppard etc. The quality is taken off actual archive tapes. Of course the great
Porter is hard to beat both as a compere and performer.
Wilburn Brothers Show 4 DVD set $90 Another must have set of DVDS with
the show broadcast in colour from 1974. Volume One has Bill Monroe, Ernest
Tubb, Sara & Maybelle Carter(!), resident guest Loretta Lynn and the likes of
Tammy Wynette, Oak Ridge Boys. Volume 2 has Dave Dudley, Hal Rugg, George
& Tammy (!), Waylon Jennings, Strinbean and so on. Volume 3 has Don Williams,
Clyde Moody, Jean Shepard and so on. Around 8 hours all up.
Loretta Lynn - Just Loretta DVD $25 36 songs taken from the Wilburn Bros
Show. Over 80 minutes of ….just Loretta.
Del Reeves – Country Carnival DVD $25 around 2 and a quarter hours with the likes of Jerry Reed, Bob Luman, Bobby Goldsboro, Tom T Hall, Skeeter Davis,
Jeannie C Riley & so on.
Billy Walker Country Carnival DVD $25 Over 2 hours with Jack Greene, Little Jimmy Dickens, Osborne Brothers, Hank Snow, Jimmy C Newman. Etc
Jake Hooker – One Man World $30 with Bobby Flores on fiddle, Doug Jernigan steel, Hargus Robbins on piano, Pete Wade on lead guitar and of course Jake himself on upright bass.Tracks: One man World/ Don’t That Beat All/ Get Some Loving Done/ Born to Love You/ Look Who’s Foolin’/ I Wish I Felt This Way at Home/ Warm Red Wine(You’re my Sunshine/ My Love/ That’s Were My BabyFeels at Home/ The Ledge/ Welcome to My Lonely World/ What’s Fort Worh
Wood Newton “Just for the Love Of It” $30 See below in rarities under Martin Delray to read about this great artist. I only have the last 2 copies of this cd. Again I am hoping Wood will do another. It is like meeting an old friend.
Folkways began as a label in the 40s and its survival was for a time uncertain until taken over by the Smithsonian Institute. All records that were released on the label are available as special edition cds. They sound excellent. The records on the label were often pressed on the worst quality vinyl and so these are a revelation. So we are carrying a few and anything you think may have been on Folkways is orderable.
Boggs, Dock “Legendary Singer & Banjo Player” $25 Sixties recordings with anecdotes thrown in.
Greenway, John “Talking Blues’ $25 The talking blues was an early form of country song characterised by a set rhythm over which the singer told his tale. It was originated in the 1920s by Chris Bouchilion and this 1958 album collected songs from a number of sources and is said to have influnced Bob Dylan who implemented several on his early albums. 15 tracks in all.
McClintock, Harry K “Haywire Mac” $25 This features not only McClintock singing songs he was famous for , most notably “Hallelujah I’m a Bum” (a favourite on Aunty Millie’s pianola!!) and “Big Rock Candy Mountain” but also talks about them which is quite entrancing. He died in 1957. He talks about the history of “Big Rock Candy Mountain” and isn’t overly kind to Burl Ives vserion of same.
McGee, Bobbie “Songs for the Working Women” $25 The protest song is one of the mainstays of American folk and that is what we are given here. 13 songs, mainly from Bobbie (wonder what releationship there is to the Kristofferson standard. “Bread & Roses” has of course become a folk standard though its association with Joan Baez and her sister Mimi Farina.
New Harmony Sisterhood Band “And Ain’t I a Woman” $25 This is excellent harmony group which plays in a stringband style. Mainly about oppression of women in the work force (“Cotton Mill Girls”/ Woking Class Woman”) but also includes tales such as the epic “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight” and the ode to Isabella Baumfree who was known as “Sojourner Truth”, the first women’s abolitionist…and also adapted by the wonderful Katy Moffatt.
New Lost City Ramblers “American Moonshine & Prohibition” $25 17 songs about Prohibtion & intoxication. Headed by Pete Seeger’s late brother, Mike Seeger and John Cohen.
New Lost City Ramblers “with Cousin Emmy” $25 The rustic charms of the multi-instrumentalist and true character, Cousin Emmy. One of the greatest folk/ bluegrass artists.
Phipps Family “Faith Love & Tragedy” $25 Includes “Red Jacket Mine Explosion”, “The Great Titanic” plus traditional numbers such as “I Never Will Marry” and “Unclouded Day”.
A few Folkways specials…1 only of each.
Allen, Harley Across the Blue Ridge Mountains $18 Bluegrass
From 1983 including Josh Graves, Vassar Clements etc.
Broadside Singers $18 the special kind of protest song eminating from Broadside magazine includes Patrick Sky, Malvina Reynolds, Tom paxton etc
McGhee, Brownie Blues $18
Terry, Sonny Sonnys Terry’s Washboard Band $18
Terry, Sonny On the Road with Sticks McGhee & J C Burris $18
Broadside Number 5: Time Is Running Out $18 14 songs
Broadside Number Seven $18 lesser known protest songs from the pages of Broadside magazine
Time Will Come & Other Songs from Broadside Magazine $18 Lesser known artists.
Rake $18 A
collection of 20 songs which were adapted from the title song which dated back
to the 18th century in England. Perhaps the 2 best known adaptations
were “Streets of Laredo” (aka “the Cowboy’s Lament”) and
Tru-Country Season 1 3 dvds approx. 6 hrs $48
Tru-Country Season 2 3 dvds approx. 6 hrs $48
These are uniformly superb and feature our heroes…no Nashville pop singers…the true Heart of Texas crowd and more. The recording and visual qualities are stuning. On both are Bobby Flores, James Hand, Darrell McCall, Jake Hooker, Amber Digby & Justin Trevino, Heather Myles …all members of the Yesterday & Today Records Royal Family of greatness Season one also includes Dallas Wayne, our 2 time album of the year winner Miss Leslie & her Juke Jointers, and Leona Williams whilst Season Two also has Georgette Jones!!, Tony Booth, Kimberly Murray, Mona McCall etc
Van Zandt, Townes Live in Amsterdam DVD $40 Last copies, for time being anyway. Out on his familie’s label. Excellent quality with 38 tracks including some of his fantastic jokes. Running time is 1 hr 50 minutes.
Nichols, Joe Paul Friends in High Places $28 (Duets)
Nix, Jody Twin Fiddles Turn Me On $28 honky tonk
with western swing.
Putnam, Curly Write Em Sad, Sing Em Lonesome $30
You haven’t heard “Green Green Grass
Of Home” till you hear its writer do it.
Silver Meteor a Progressive Country anthology $28
Wonderful 26 tracker. This is the
consummate country rock album, ever!
Spiker, Lonnie Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You $30
UK 2 on 1 reissues each $30
Robbins, Marty I Walk Alone/ It’s a Sin
Rodriguez, Johnny Introducing/ All I Ever Meant to Do Was Sing
Smith, Cal My Kind of country/ I Just Came Home to Count
Twitty, Conway Sings/ Look Into My Teardrops
Twitty, Conway Next in Line/ Darling You Know I Wouldn’t Lie
Twitty, Conway Country/ Here’s Conway Twitty
Twitty, Conway I Love You More Today/ To See an Angel Cry
BEAR FAMILY NEWS
Latest ones in stock now:
Bristol Sessions 5 cds + large hardcover book $210 Country
Music virtually started here. Stunning and
universally ranked as one of Bear’s best ever.
George & Earl Bette rStop Look & Listen $32 29 tracks
Girl Called Johnny Cash 18 tracks $32 but 10 (9 prev unissued)
by Stoney Edwards, one of the greatest
ever singers are essential
Guitar, Bonnie By the Fireside: Velvet Lounge $32 15 tks
Not on the “Dark Moon” cd.
Hamilton, George IV My North Country Home $90 3cd set all
his Canadian Recordings.
Lord, Bobby Everybody’s Rockin’ But Me $32 24 tracks
Odd Couples What Were They Thinking: The Velvet Lounge
$32 Sons of Pioneers w. Perry Como, Sister Rosetta
Tharpe w. Red Foley etc…didn’t make a lot of sense
but it worked.
Smith, Carl Hey Joe $32 34 tks inc. “Time’s a Wastin’”
Williams, Hank Complete Mothers Best Flour Shows $280
w. bonus jigsaw puzzle!! Stunning 15 cd/dvd set.
Housed in a model of a vintage radio which has
a dial that when turned gives you a snippet of vintage
radio, also includes a large hard cover book.
Interesting but small lot of releases for this month and a larger lot in August. Please, indicators of future requirements help us when ordering.
Arnold, Eddy - “Tears Broke Out on Me” $32 30 tracks from Studio B with 29 mixed in Living RCA Stereo for the first time. Dates between 1958 and 1964 and includes 7 previously unreleased tracks. Musicians include Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Floy Cramer etc. Has 10 Billboard charting hits making their first appearance on cd.
Burns, Sonny “Real Cool Cat: The Starday Recordings” $32 The history of George Jones is intertwined with that of Sonny and Starday were promting Sonny ahead of George. It is hard to believe that George had his first break because Sonny was an erratic hard drinking womanizer but that was the case. Includes 31 tracks with a 56 page book. Great songs including the prophetic “Satan’s A-Waiting” and “Too Hot to Handle”, His only worst enemy? Belive it.
Clooney, Rosemary & Perez Prado – “A Touch of Tabasco: The Velvet Lounge” $32 George’s aunty was married to Jose Ferrer who introduced Rosemary to the Latin style of Prado and this has a mix of Latin rhythms and all American songs given the Prado treatment.
Hawkins, Ronnie “The Ballads” $32 30 tracks and over 80 minutes. Of course some are backed by the Band. Ends with his chart hit “Down in the alley”
Lee, Brenda Rocks! $32 36 tracks over 80 minutes, 52 page book. She started with one of the best ever rockabilly tracks “Bigelow 6-200” when she was not even a teenager, and she was also responsible for the greatest Christmas rocker ever “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. And don’t forget “Boogie Woogie Country Girl”. Not to be missed….baby!
Prima, Louis with Sam Butera & Keely Smith “Jump Jive & Wail: the Velvet Lounge” $32 Over 80 minutes and 30 tracks. He was one of the first major acts to set up base in Las Vegas.
Diddy Wah Diddy: Ain’t a Town, Ain’t a City Rock N Roll and Hot Country from Jackson Mississipp Delta Records. $32 Lots of obsure artists mixed with a few better known, the best known being Warner Mack. You’d have to like someone called Wendell Cool Cat Cannon!!
Stickbuddy Jamboree: Country Music From Delta Records $32 30 tracks of regional hillbilly with a lot of lesser knowns interspersed with a few better known, such as Billy Byrd, Jimmy Swan & Mwarner Mack.
1.Bruce, Vin Dans la Louisianne $32 early cajun said to have influenced
Hank himself. 20 tracks 54 minutes
2.Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: From the Vault of Sage & Sand Records$32 74 minutes There are a lot of known artists such as Eddie Dean, Doye O’Dell (Town Hall Party), Jenks Tex Carmen, Whitey Pullen, Tex Atchison but Wally & Don, Jack Morris, Les York etc are what makes this so intriguing. This series empahasises the upbeat side of things.
3.Little Richard Rocks 31 tracks 72 minutes $32
4.Mack, Warner Baby Squeeze me $32 38 trcaks and over 80 minutes
5.Prisonaires & Marigolds Only Believe: Unissued and Rare Nashville Vocal Group Recordings $32 inc. 11 Prisonaires songs recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary where they were “incarcerated” They of course wrote “Just walkin’ in the Rain’!
6.Story, Carl & the Rambling Mountaineers: Bluegrass Gospel and Mountain Music 4 cds + 112 page book $180 5 ½ hours 134 tracks. Inc. 25 previously unissued. Covers 1947-1959
7.Tillotson, Johnny The Outtakes 2cds 58 tracks 160 minutes $58 I am personally looking forward to this. On the cd “All the Early Hits & More” there is an outtake of “Poetry in motion” in which Johnny cracks up after a dynamic sax solo from Boot Randolph. The recording quality on that was stunning!! Many are in stereo whereas the original releases were not. Bound to be a lot of fun. And the Nashville A team shines!!
8.You Oughtta See My Fanny Dance: Previously Unissued Western Swing 1935-42 31 tracks and over 80 minutes including some of the best known artists such as Roy Newman, Al Dexter, Ocie Stockard, Adolph Hofner and unbelievably Bob Wills! But it also includes Slim Harbert, Leon Selph, Dick Reinhardt and the Hi flyers!!
It is superfluous to use it here because they all are but if you see the abbreviation OOP in the rest of the newsletter it means OUT OF PRINT, in other words no longer available. These are very hard to find BUT most significantly all great. They are here because of that.
Atkins, Chet/Jerry Reed Sneakin’ Around $30 Great album that followed on Chet’s equally great effort with Mark Knopfler & earlier albums with Les Paul & Merle Travis. Lots of good time humour and some great guitar.
Ball, David David Ball $28 This was going to precede “Thinkin’ Problem” and in their wisdom RCA didn’t release it. A pity as it is very good with originals & covers. A must for David Ball fans, and isn’t that just about everyone??
Bellamy Brothers Rebels Without a Clue $30 Their MCA album from 1988 was their best with the title track, “Fountain of Middle Age”,“The Courthouse” & “Andy Griffith Show” being just some of the classics. This is perhaps the only album they made like this…where every track hits the mark.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $48
Berry, Benny Some Things Never Change $45
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Berry, Benny When the Trains Still Ran Through Dixie $40
Hawk Records from Northern Ireland was the company that released Oklahoman Benny’s first 4 albums. Everyone who was a Merle Haggard fan loved Benny. He had a similar timbre in his voice and was ably backed by a team led by Mike Headrick, a picture of whom is hung on the Swedish Cowboy’s wall and to whom the (highly religious) Swedish Cowboy says a prayer of thanks every night. Benny also is the recipient of our greatest EVER independent artist award. Others may disagree but they are entitled to be wrong. Every one of these is nothing less than brilliant, especially for fans of Merle Haggard.
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico $20 Extra special price. One of Chet’s last albums and one of Suzy’s best, if not the best. A must have. Highlight’s are many but personally can’t go past the fabulous Johnny Cash song “I Still Miss Someone” and Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”. Wonderful song with Chet showing why he is so revered, great guitar “Two Shades of Blue” may be better with a hint of accordion.
Boone, Larry Down That River Road $35 As good as it gets. A great songwriter & singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! Superb, Mrs Johnson. Includes his “Everybody Wants to be Hank Williams” with the almost scary refrain …”but nobody wants to die”..
Brown, Roger – Rodeo Boogie $35 Had a wonderful 5 tracker on MCA which had superstar written all over it but MCA never went on with it. This is his one full length album, a combination of swing a la Junior Brown I guess and honky tonk with a real Texas feel. Still hoping for another.
Browne, Jann Tell Me Why $30 1990 gem long OOP As well as being a cracker singer she is a great writer with the highlight being“Louisville”. Emmylou guests.
Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $25 Her 2 Curb albums (this and the one previous) were both crackers but she was and is a west coast artist with an affinity for the music of Buck Owens and I guess she was hard to promote out of Nashville. Emphatically great and Heather Myles fans would adore Jann.
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Cartwright $30 Was nominated as one of 1989’s 3 best new artists along w. Clint Black and Garth Brooks. He loses absolutely nothing in comparison. Whilst a stunning songwriter Paul Overstreet’s “Like Father Like Son” is a knockout.
Cash, Tommy Let An Old Racehorse Run $28 12 track indie on Playback inc 2 duets with Jeannie C Riley, who we are told turned Tommy’s life around (along with the lord). Don’t you just love liner notes!!
Conlee, John Fellow Travellers (16th Avenue) $35 This gem had a short release as the label went out of business. Big voice of Conlee is unmistakeable and great songs on this Bud Logan produced gem.
Crickets T-Shirt $30 Great late 80s album featuring Gordon Payne (a close compatriot of Waylon Jennings) on vocals & guitar with original Crickets alumni Jerry Allison and Joe Maudlin. Great commercial sound…in the sense it is catchy as well as being excellent. Don’t confuse that with the “commercial’ as used to describe today’s country music…which in reality is best described as brain dead. Highly sought due to the presence of Paul McCartney. Nice semi rockabilly meets country feel.
Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie Cryner ****once only special price****$30 I always say this gem is the best album by a female we have ever had & (until Miss Leslie came along) the only time I have heard a female sing like George Jones. Very much like Melba Montgomery to these ears. Wonderfully produced by Carl Jackson, it also includes a great duet with Dwight Yoakam on the classic “I Don’t Care”, a classic for Webb Pierce. Still as good as it gets.
Curless, Dick – The Drag ‘em off the Interstate Sock It To Em Hits of Dick Curless $35 Razor & Tie’s great 21 track best of highlighting the deep deep voice of the king of the truckers. Of course it includes his them song “Tombstone Every Mile” but I love the track from one of the all time great albums “Live at Wheeling Truck Driver’s Jamboree” and that is “Chick Inspector”.
Curtis, Sonny No Stranger to the Rain $30 Sonny Curtis was an original Cricket…yes with Buddy Holly… ….who is also a great songwriter and singer. As a writer he wrote the title track, of course a massive hit (biggest in fact) for Keith Whitley, part of the 5 in a row #1 singles Keith had and also CMA Song of the Year, when such an accolade really meant something. He also wrote “I Fought the Law” plus several hits for Buddy Holly. Also a fine singer. This was a UK only release from1990.
Dalton, Lacy J – Survivor $40 This rates as her very best album which is really saying something given the overall quality. Her version of Guy Clark’s “Old Friends” ranks as one of the best recordings ever!!! “Hard Luck Ace” makes reference to both Waylon & Janis Joplin. A magical album. As good as it gets.
Daniels, Clint Clint Daniels $40 This was typical of the mid to late 90s. Great albums which were shelved whilst the overall standard went down. This was eagerly awaited and would have been on Arista. Alas it was never released. A great bunch of musos and all bar three songs were by Clint. When I tell you the other songs were by Larry Cordle & Dean Dillon you know it is special. This has full booklet and back graphics, something I have never had except with this.
Davies, Gail – The Other Side of Love $30
Davies, Gail – Pretty Words $28one of our favourites and certainly in the very top echelon of Nashville female writers and singers. Wrote 8 of the songs on the self produced capitol album. Vince Gill guests. The second is front 1989 and was produced by Jimmy Bowen.
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $40 The spelling may be a bit out but 17 superb honky tonk tracks are as good as it can go. “Barroom Hall of Fame” may be the best Everybody loves this album.
Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $48 This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “Lillie’s White Lies” is the best album track on any album we have ever had. The fact the rest of the album is nothing less than great makes this a must have. Trivia: Martin’s real name is Mike Martin and he is a professional tennis coach. We still await his third album. Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Wood Newton perform at the Bluebird Café. It was one of their famous “in the round” songwriter’s nights and included Jerry Salley, who was very good but Wood absolutely stole the show. Not only did he do “Lillie’s White Lies” and put a wonderful spin on it, and also dedicated it to me(!) he also did the song which was a hit for David Ball, “Riding With Private Malone”. His preamble was so wonderfully filled with emotion that there was not a soul in the Bluebird who was not similarly touched. He is also a man of many talents. His photograph adorns the Townes Van Zandt “Flying Shoes” album cover. I am trying to talk him into releasing a cd with them on.
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man $28 Second of only 2 albums by a man whose real name is Mike Martin and is now a top tennis coach. Great deep voice and also a great guitar player. Stunning version of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets”. This should be in every collection.
Dillon, Dean Slick Nickel (Capitol) $75 Your girl just dropped her ring on Bondi Beach. You don’t know where. But you would have more chance of finding it is 5 minutes than finding one of these. What a great album. Apart from his own stunning songs (including the very personal “Father Son & Holy Ghost”) he does a wonderful version of Del Shannon’s “I Go to Pieces”. But his own “You Sure Got this Old Redneck Feelin’ Blue” as covered by the excellent Billy Hardwick Jnr (see below) and a co-write with Paul Overstreet, “Still Got a Crush on You” are as good as it gets. Come to think of it so is the whole album!!
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande $38
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn $38
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone $38 Holly Dunn’s first 3 albums on the MTM label were definitely her best with the self titled one containing her biggest hit in “Daddy’s Hands”, the second “Cornerstone’ maybe her best with 2 stunning tracks in “Strangers again” & a delightful version of Jim Croce’s “Lovers’ Cross’ whilst the final MTM album had her delightful version of the title song, also done by Reba, but Holly wins!! All 3 albums are delightful.
Earle, Steve The Hard Way $20. Includes “Billy Austin” a wonderful tale of a condemned man. Followed his “Copperhead Road” album.
Eddy, Duane That Classic Twang $40
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s the Thang/ Songs of Our Heritage $40 Bear Family had the rights to the Jamie catalogue (Eddy’s original recording label) and these two are acknowledged as the best sounding Duane Eddy albums. The former features 15 songs in true stereo for the first time. Now out of print.,
Flatt, Lester Anthology $45 2cds This was issued by RCA Japan and features 40 of Lester’s excellent immediately post Flatt & Scruggs work. As with most Japanese releases it was a once only run. If you want an alternate you have to go to the complete Bear Family box set.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie with Glen Campbell Ernie Sings & Glen Picks. $30
Great album which features Tennessee Ernie accompanied by the acoustic guitar of Glen Campbell, who largely does not sing, except “where I can’t help myself”. Ernie;s baritone is superb throughout. Great choice of songs including the Kristofferson trio of “Nobody Wins”, “Loving Her Was Easier”, “For the Good Times”.
Freberg, Stan Capitol Collectors Series $20 21 tracks. The sound and presentation is stunning. Collects the best of Stan’s musical parody
tracks plus his “Green Christmas” tracks.
Frickie, Janie Labor of Love $28 This 1989 CBS releasewas one of her best two with the highlight being stunning version of Steve Earle’s best song, “My Old Friend the Blues”.
Frizzell, Lefty “That’s the Way Loves Goes:The Final Recordings of Lefty Frizzell” $45 We used to say you can also get these tracks on the Bear Family box set but that is also out of print. Lefty’s voice was in amazing shape here.
Gaddis, Ron Chip Off the Old Block $40 Ron was for many years the bandleader for George Jones and he was the guy who duetted with George on live versions of “No Show Jones”. He was also the first husband of Lorrie Morgan; now that is a lot of water under the bridge story. Obviously there was no lasting acrimony as Lorrie joins him on “All Day All Night Thing”, a great song. The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off the Wagon” features his former boss, The Possum himself and Porter Wagoner joins on “When the Shiny Silver Eagle meets the Great Speckled Bird”. As you might expect there is more than a little George Jones influence. Hard to believe this is Ron’s lone album, A superb one too.
Gosdin, Vern Alone $35 This is the album which followed his majestic “Chiselled in Stone”. This is mainly ballads, that reflect the break up of a relationship, something of which Vern is said to have had a lot of practice, I guess that has had a lot to do with his continual promotion of young protégés! It may be the greatest crying in your beer album ever!!
Gosdin, Vern The Voice $35 His mid nineties album which showed there was still a lot of life in the old boy….maybe due to that ever present (and ever changing!!) protégé. The opening track “Chip Off the Chip of the Old Block” is a great career summary and has been done with great aplomb by Ron Gaddis. Equally great is the Vern co-write “Back in the Swing of Things”, which has been widely recorded but Vern’s version is probably the best…heck it is the best!!
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words Never actually released. $20 has partial graphics & have just acquired the only one I have ever had with full graphics $35
Greene, Jack The Jolly Green Giant $38 20 MCA & Decca tracks long deleted. Only time the originals have been on cd. Inc. 3 duets with Jeannie Seely. This came out on the Edsel label out of the UK. Good notes by John Lomax III
Haggard, Merle Capitol Collectors Series $25 20 tracks.The best single cd of Merle at his best.As a guide the Capitol Collectors series of releases were simply the best sounding and compiled of any label,
Haggard, Merle His Greatest And Best $25 MCA collection which is very well compiled and features his great tribute to Tommy Collins, “Leonard”, one of his best ever songs IMO!
Hardwick, Billy Too Country $25 A great singer and writer’s only album. Like Dean Dillon somewhat vocally and does a stunning version of Dillon’s “You Sure Got This Ol’ Redneck Feelin’ Blue”. For those of us hoping for a follow up album I think we can now stop holding out breath A+ Consistently rated in fans favourite cds. Apparently walked in the record company and they signed him on the spot.
Joni Hometown Girl $35
Joni’s original Capitol album. Very hard to get. Joni has carved out a career
for herself singing western oriented songs and this hold sup remarkably well,
perhaps as production by Jimmy Bowen and song choice are both first class.
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up $25 Best ever female honky tonk album, with the best track being “Jones on the Jukebox”. Becky is the consummate show gal. Whilst known for her rompers the ballad “She Broke Her Promise” is superb as well. Originally on the MTM label
Homer & Jethro America’s Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro. $30 Great humour and equally fine musicianship. Apparently they were originally billed by their real names till some guy forgot who they were & on the spur of a moment said…”Here are Homer & Jethro” and it stuck. They created a niche with their parodying of hit songs which featured equally fine musicianship, especially Jethro Burns on mandolin 20 track on Razor & Tie. OOP
Horton, Steven Wayne Steven Wayne Horton $28 Capitol album from
1989 was sadly his one & only. What you get is a great upbeat album a la Marty Stuart “Hillbilly Rock” but better.
House, James James House $35 Debut album was well received in all quarters but didn’t do much chart wise…hence he only had a 2 album run on MCa plus an album later on Epic…believe me the MCA were better. Still sounds good especially the first single “Don’t Quit Me Now” and the upbeat “Lucinda”.
House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $40 His second MCA album was even better than his first self titled album & is very very hard to get.
Husky, Ferlin Capitol Collectors Series $40 This is a wonderful cd. The entire Capitol Collectors Series is a must and though repeating myself represents an artist’s best output. 20 tracks
Jackson, Stonewall & Friends A Tribute $35 23 track tribute with a virtual who’s who guests list…just to rattle off some: Grandpa Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, The Whites, Riders in the Sky, Hal Ketchum, John Conlee, Joe Diffie, Porter Wagoner, Paulette Carlson, Alison Krauss, Connie Smith…come to think of it may be easier to mention who is not there!!! Now out of print. Special mention to the track featuring Connie Smith, “Standing Invitation”…what a singer.
Jackson, Larry The Blue Highway $45 Hard to believe he only had two albums. The superb songs are matched by the superb production and voice. Not a honky tonk album but essentially one of losing in love and Larry sounds very convincing. The title track is a stopper. I have mentioned this before but speaking to someone who knew Larry, I enquired “Do you think he’ll have a third album”, to which the replied “Only if he wins the lottery, but now he can’t afford to buy a ticket!”
Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $45
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $40
Jansen, Frank Lolene $20 The box set, so to speak; 3 great albums and maybe hope for more. I know there are several who rate the title song of the first as one of the greatest album tracks ever, and I am not going to argue. Stunning. All 3 are a must.
Jenkins The Jenkins ****special****$25 Record companies are in general a brainless bunch as proved by the fact this album didn’t get a release. It is a gem and featured a mother & two daughters. Sound is superb with a reminder of the Judds & McCarters. $35 with postcard and dvd pack. $10 not full graphics. .Jones, David Bridges $30 Was his only album and again hard to believe. Hard core honky tonk which features the fabulous Manuel Brothers, Abe & Joe, who of course toured with that Merle Haggard bloke. Unrelenting superb honky tonk highlighted by the upbeat “I Found a Honky tonk Angel” and the pseudo tearjerker “The Tears Outweigh the Whiskey”. As a guide this is how things happen in the independent world of country music. They bring out an album but it doesn’t get the exposure, I tried to tell somebody once that he was privileged to own a David Jones album because there simply weren’t many of them. Try as I might I could not convince him that Jones was not as well known as Merle Haggard or George Jones…”but he is as good”…no argument there…a classic case of “there but for the grace of God go I”.
Jones, George Friends in High Places $30 All duets including Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Vern Gosdin (wow!!), Buck Owens, Ricky Van Shelton and more, but hard to beat “IF I Could Bottle This Up” with Shelby Lynne.
Jones, George Wine Colored Roses $45 1986 album is very very hard to find on cd and includes classic Jones on “The Right Left Hand” q surprise duet with Patti Page.. “You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine” and “Ol’ Frank”
Jones, George Alone Again/Grand Tour $40 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.
Jones, George One Woman Man $35/$30 Personal favourite.“Place in the Country” is one of his best unknown songs. Right up there with “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” & with the delicious irony he only gets his wish when he is buried! Also includes his hit “Yabba Dabba Do” which is an amazing song about a guy getting tanked (something on which George had done a lot of research ) drinking out of an Elvis decanter of Jim Beam and from a Fred Flintstone glass, which previously held jelly beans. Now if you think that sounds bizarre you are right but George pulls it off. Because Hanna Barbera made Epic change the title to “The King Is Gone” I offer 2 copies…$35 with “Yabba Dabba Do” and $30 with “The King is Gone”….same song, just an enforced change of title on the latter.
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me $35 This was the last album he did for Epic & it may be his best. Superb songs & he is in absolutely wonderful voice. “Hell Stays Open All Night Long” is about a guy driven away from a relationship. “I Sleep Just Like a Baby” is wickedly witty with the refrain…”I wake Up every Hour & I Cry”. I thought George perhaps in the overall schme of things has done too many novelty songs. Not so here…these are the wittiest of the lot.
Jones, George The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001 Radio Special $35 these are one offs and a must for fans of George, with conversations with the great man and the likes of Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley.
Jones, George The Battle/Memories of Us $35 Out of print two on one cd on Koch. Albums date from 1976 and 1975 respectively.
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years 2cds $55
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music $45 Two out of print albums both out of print with very little duplication. The second actually is chronologically the first with Starday recordings leading on to Mercury. There was a close link between the labels with both featuring George’s rawest hard core honky tonk. 22 tracks on “Don’t Stop the Music” and 48 on the double cd.
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home $20 Rare post O’Kanes album.
Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain $15 (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 trcaks. Advance cd with no graphics
Kemp, Wayne One Song at a Time $30 One of the best honky tonk writers is a shamefully under-recorded singer as well.
Kendalls 20 Favorites $35 The Kendalls made one album for Epic where they went and re-recorded their hits. The result was even better than the originals with the highlight being Royce’s lead on “Pittsburgh Stealers”.
Logan, Josh Somebody Paints the Wall $55 One off major label on Curb and released 1988. Find a copy now? Yeah, try it. A gem of an album which sees Josh as the embodiment of the spirit of Mel Street…has there ever been a better proponent of the cheating song…a staple of country music. Simply put NO! The title song is also covered by George Jones on the wonderful “You Oughtta Be Here With Me”…get them both…they are that good.
Logan, Josh Something Strange $45 Bob Grady label…just when you think you’d never hear of Josh again he pops up on Bob Grady’s wonderful label with a couple of wonderful Mel Street covers, best being “Hell Yes I Cheated”…the way Josh sings the refrain….”And I’d Do it Again” would have Mel smiling down from above (or may that would be up from somewhere else!)
Logan, Josh Gentle Rain $30 Another unexpected and out of print honky tonk
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm $30 Great indie album with the great indie producer Mike Headrick in tow.
McCarters The Gift $30 Impossible to get debut.
McCarters Better Be Home Soon $20. Hard to believe they only ever had 2 albums. This billed as “Jennifer MCarter & the McCarters” features a stunning take on the Crowded House song. Has slight bluegrass leanings & great songs.
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy $35 As as ad precursor to the review, Mel passed away recently from cancer. There is no better song than “You Can’t Play the Blues in An Air conditioned Room”!!!!
McDaniel, Mel Country Pride $35 Great album on the defunct DPI label from 1991, and I believe the flast album of new material for Mel. Great album including Mae Axton’s “If I Live to Be A Hundred I’ll Die Young” and the fabulous “Annual Blount County Snuff Dipper’s Ball” Not a Tom T Hall song but sounds like it could be, doesn’t it.
McEntire, Reba Oklahoma Girl 2cds 40 Mercury tracks.Double cd case with attractive slip sleeve & book $28 (on sale****) Her best & most country. Have one without slip case $20. Both the full 40 tracks. A far cry from today’s diva…this is real! So good in fact that I would defy anyone to readily pick the artist. This is how we like it.
McQuaig, Scott Scott McQuaig $35 Haven’t given up hope of a second but won’t hold my breath. And whilst Scott wrote 5 songs on this album, all of which are great his version of “My Friend the Bottle” is as good as that other ode to the inanimate object, Johnny Bush’s version of “Bottle Bottle”. Certainly vintage George Strait fans will (pardon the pun), lap this up.
McRight, Alecia For Love’s Sake $25 rare independent album from the wonderful Alecia Nugent. Not sure if “Nugent” is married/single/ married again or divorced name but this is a great album prod. by Carl Jackson.
Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $48 This along with the above Mel McDaniel cd was on the now defunct DPI label…now defunct is probably incorrect as it was defunct back then. Produced by James Stroud the amazing thing is that Mario was only 17 at the time. I still think about how this could be his only album. A 17 year old is so darn convincing when he sings honky tonk songs. How could that be.. I don’t know. Still as stunning and as perpelexing (in the sense of where is he now??) As a footnote I would compare him to Scotty McCreery, the winner of American Idol, who I predicted as the winner from his audition. As good as Scotty is, he will not match this album, given the nature of the type of music they record now. And it is superbly produced by James Stroud to boot.
Martin, Sonny I’ve Always Been Country $38 Great indie with the saddest song ever on it. “Rock A Bye Baby” makes Little Jimmy Dickens’“Raggedy Ann” seem jolly! Great deep voice to boot.
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $30 Bob Grady Records Wonderful Merle
Haggard inspired gem produced by Mike Headrick. Don’t miss out on this out of print gem.
Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” $28 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible fopr all tracks on this Epic label gem
Miller, Roger Best of Volume One: Country Tunesmith $48 This gem focusses on Roger’s own versions of songs that were hits for others. As such the 20 tracks are ultra rare & essential. They include “Tall TallTrees”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”, “Husbands & Wives”, “Half a Mind” etc. Not hits for Roger which makes it even better & rarer..
Miller, Roger Best Of Volume Two: King of the Road $30. Best single cd of his hits. Long OOP. Great companion to the previous cd.
Moffatt, Katy Greatest Show on Earth $22 Taken of the market a Ringling Bros objected to the title. Superb album & purists will need this version. It was later reissued as “Evangeline Hotel”.
Montgomery, Melba/ Norma Jean First Ladies of country 22 tracks $28 Only place you’ll get Melba doing “No Charge”.
Morgan, George Room Full of Roses: the George Morgan Collection Razor & Tie OOP $35Has a rare duet with Lorrie. Out of print 19 tracker on the Razor & Tie label and only alternate to the huge Bear FAmily box. Razor & Tie were a great label.
Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $28 Mixed her styles from big band to country
Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $55 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. This one autographed by Leon “To Ted”…you can be Ted by default. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed “Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.
Nelson, Leo Heavy for You $45 This was Leo’s debut and like the second copy
of the previous album is signed “To Ted”, so be Ted for a day. It isn’t quite as
good, but that is probably due to the fact it wasn’t produced by Mike Headrick.
The producer, Steve Brown contributes a couple of songs which are probably the
best, but believe it or not Leo does a sensational job of “Desperado”.
Nelson, Willie A Horse Called Music $35
Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble $35
Nelson, Willie Promiseland $35
Nelson, Willie Island in the Sea $25
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $55 single cd
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $48 2cds
Four of Willie’s very best CBS albums. The former is one I remember selling to a customer who swore he never liked Willie, would never buy a Willie cd. Well guess what he bought this and changed his mind on the spot. “Nothing I Can Do About It now”, the jaunty opener from Beth Nielsen Chapmen and “If I Were a Painting” co written by Skip Ewing could not be more different style wise but are equally stunning. The following “Born for Trouble’ also starts out with a jaunty Beth Nielsen Chapman song “Ain’t necessarily So” and actually has none of Willie’s own songs on it. But they are a great bunch and there are two more by Neilsen-Chapman plus the super “I Don’t Have a Reason to Go to California Anymore” by Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns’. Promiseland features “Living in the Promiseland” the excellent David Lynn Jones’ song and Willie’s guitar playing is prominently featured throughout. “Island in the Sea” was on cd for a very short time.
As far as the IRS Tapes go, Willie had two versions out,…we have one of each. The first was a single cd that was offered only as a phone order. When CBS released it they made it a double cd…unnecessary as it fitted easily on one cd. BUT what they did change was the slogan on Willie’s t-shirt. Well they didn’t change it they airbrushed it away. The slogan was very appropriate considering Willie’s laid back persona; “Shit Happens”…so (shock horror) this may be considered the raunchy cover. BTW both versions are out of print. So the question is do you want “Shit Happens” or don’t you??
Nelson, Willie “The Hungry Years” $100 This is also autographed on the cd by Willie, dated 1996. When people rang up to order the original issue of “IRS Tapes” they were offered another cd of all new material..that was this gem. But with a mindset that they were ringing up for the IRS Tapes and that is what they wanted not many were sold. It has 15 tracks. “The Hungry Years” and “Solitaire” are both Neil Sedaka songs and Willie does a superb job on them, with an arrangement reminiscent of “Always on My Mind”. A lot of the rest are covers; quite a few country standards such as “Detour”, “Ragged But Right” etc BUT the highlight is the stunning “When I Stop Dreaming”, a great Louvin Brothers song performed as a duet with Emmylou Harris. If you had to rank both these duet champions “duets” it would rank in the top 3 they have collectively appeared on. It is that good. Two Willie songs are just great, “Your Memory Won’t Die” and “She is Gone”.
Newbury, Mickey Winter Winds $45 This takes the “Nights When I Am Sane” album and adds 6 tracks and also takes away 4 tracks. Newbury is considered th consummate live artist and his fans will no doubt concur. ALL OF THE NEWBURY cds are OUT OF PRINT.
Newbury, Mickey Lulled By the Moonlight $45 17 tracker of mainly new material on the defunct Mountain Retreat label.
Newbury, Mickey It Might As well Be the Moon $50 2cds This contains the album “In a New Age” plus a 70 minute + live concert on the second cd recorded in San Francisco. Great sound.
Newbury, Mickey An American Treasure $35 2cds This is a 2 disc audio biography that you might hear on a radio show, with a narrator describing, interviewing, and playing snippets of songs. Running time is well over 2 hours.
Norma Jean Best of Norma Jean $45 The purists rate Norma as one of the greatest ever country singer and this album on Collectors choice is out of print. Actually most Collectors Choice albums will go that way as the label has been taken over and very few will stay in print.
O’Kanes O’Kanes $40
O’kanes Tired of the Running $30
O’kanes Imagine That $20 Superb duo of Jamie O’Hara & Keiran
Kane. Wonderful songs with a touch of bluegrass. The debut self titled is almost impossible to get.
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $30
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $30
Owens, Buck Act Naturally $40 His 3 comeback albumsthe latter is very hard to get as it features the likes of Emmylou, & Ringo (who did vocal on the Beatles’ version of ‘Act Naturally’ & duets here).
Oxford, David David Oxford $65 There has only been one and there appears to be little chance of another, but despite hope being minimal there is still some hope.This is superb with a mix of honky tonk, cryin’ in beer ballads and just plain great songs “”1-800 Wine” is pure honky tonk whilst the Cosmic Cowboy, a sentimental old fluff if ever there was one, closes his annual community radio father’s day show with Oxford’s “Don’t Tell the Babies”. As far as production goes this is stunning. The great Bobby Flores is present throughout. And Michael Morales who apparently performed strictly in a Spanish market is great on acoustic guitar. David had talks with major labels apparently but was disillusioned when he was told he didn’t have the right image. Damn, why didn’t he get angry and produce a box set. Even that would not be enough. A gem gem gem!!
Parker, Billy & Friends $38 Two albums on the one cd as issued by Bear Family, but it is now out of print. Originally recorded in 1982, the line up is great with the likes of Cal Smith, Darrell McCall, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce being just some of those who serve as his duet partners. 21 tracks in all.
Paycheck, Johnny “The Real Mr Haertache: The Little Darlin’ Years” CMF
$55 The fact is that Johnny Paycheck not only preceded George Jones as the best hard country singer he also provided the main influence for George. He was promoted as an outlaw singer in the seventies but those recordings do not compare with this 24 tracker which is simply perfection. “Apartment Number Nine” was written by Johnny as was the amazing “Pardon Me I’ve Got Something to Kill” and the ultra dramatic “It’s a Mighty Thin Line Between Love & Hate”.
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $30 His last hurrah, out of print
w. the highlight “I Can’t Quit Drinking”. Also issued as “I’m a Survivor” ($25)
Pennington,R/Buddy Emmons Swinging by Request $35
Going Out Swingin’ $35
Swing & Other Things $40
In the Mood For Swinging $30
Ray Pennington was honcho of Step One Records, a Nashville independent label which had a wonderful roster. He was also a fine Ray price inspired vocalist & as many steel players would say BuddyEmmons is the best ever. The Step One House band, so to speak, was none too shabby with Rob Hajacos on fiddle, Bobby All on acoustic guitar and Bunky Keels on piano. This has 21 tracks & Clinton Gregory is an excellent vocalist on 2 tracks. They are a mix of vocal & instrumentals, with “Little Brown Jug” featuring some extraordinary steel from
Mr Emmons. The second cd is equally great and includes Curtis Potter as a guest on 2 tracks. “Swing & Other Things” is a great 21 tracker which sources the songs from country, jazz & pop sources. The final cd is very rare but has a small sticker mark on the front cover.
Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $60 This is Ray’s personal favourite of all the albums he made and why wouldn’t it be as he interprets 20 country classics Ray Price style, which means as good as you are ever gonna hear them Even then it is impossible not to go past his version of “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” as one of the greatest songs you have ever heard. The “Hall of Fame “ cd is actually new recordings so not sure how the name came about but the recordings are stunners all.
Reeves, Jim Live at the Opry $25 The Country Music Hall of Fame label and only time this 20 tracker has been on cd. Now out of print.
Rhodes, Kimmie Angels Get the Blues $45 Heartland label 1989 Excellent cd that preceded “West Texas Heaven” Kimmie even does some great up tempo numbers such as “Invitation to the Blues” with Johnny Rodriguez on backing vocals. Jimmy Day plays great steel and Texas legends John Reed and Jesse Taylor are great on guitar. “Just One Love” appeared later on the Willie albium of the same name as a duet with Willie but this earlier version has Joe Ely lending his distinctive vocals….just as good if not better with Jack Clement contributing some nice dobro. Also has the earlier version of “I Just Drove By” which is given an ultra simplistic backing which makes Kimmie’s beautiful voice shine. Jimmy’s steel enters slowly for a lovely touch. BTW Jack’s “I Know One” is superb.
Rich, Charlie Pictures & paintings $35 His wonderful last album on Warner Brothers is just as much jazz and blues as country. Shown with a lighted cigarette we wonder if it was perhaps lit with the same lighter he set fire to the envelope with when he announced John Denver as Male Vocalist of the year in the early 70s!
Ritter, Tex Capitol Collectors Series $38 25 tracks in this great series. Has all you need if you only want one disk! Blood on the Saddle/
Deck of Cards/ Hillbilly Heaven/ Just Beyond the Moon. Brilliant selections
Robertson, Kathy At the Cantina $38 guests including Bonnie Owens and Leona Williams who feature on “Leona”. Also has Chris Gaffney & Katy Moffatt & Rosie Flores & Big Sandy. Kathy first appeared on the Town South of Bakersfield cd. Her albums are next to impossible to find now. Always great.
Rogers, Roy Tribute $25 Roy’s final hurrah was indeed a fitting one with great duets and Roy was in fine voice. He yodelled surprisingly well especially on the opening “That’s How the West was Swung” in which he was joined by the Kentucky Headhunters. Equally fine is “Little Joe the Wrangler” with Emmylou and another yodelling gem, “When Payday Rolls Around” with Ricky Van Sheltoin.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 With Mike Headrick in charge you know this is going to be good and you are not disappointed. Curt is responsible for most songs including “Mirrors Don’t Lie’ which was also recorded by Gene Watson. But Curt’s own verision loses nothing in comparison.
Sanford, Arnold That’s Why I Sing This Way $55 Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 10 songs are from the great Max D Barnes, including the title cut which was also recorded by Daryle Singletary and as good as it was it was no match for Arnold’s original version. 12 tks in all. Simply stunning crying in your beer album. Hell…it is probably the best ever. “Not Enough Jack Daniels in This World” has you believing Arnold truly lived the life he sings about and sadly he has passed on so this stand alone cd is it, unless a miracle happens.
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear $20 WB 1990 album Great traditional feel. She appears on the dvd of the Timejumpers and her solo career was probably curtailed by being a member of Vince Gill’s touring band for a while.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” I Never Go Around Mirrors $35 10 tracker
by the writer of many of Lefty Frizzell hits who also sounds a lot like Lefty. He of course was responsible for the title song and does a top version of “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”. The rest are great honkytonkers that should be as well known as these two.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” So Good So Long $35 The opener “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”, written by Whitey is of course a classic but to me the jewel is “Heaven Was a Drink of Wine”, which was done superbly by Hank Cochran on an lp called “With a Little Help From My Friends”. Well friends, Whitey does even better. An absolute drinking song classic “…tonight I went to hell …and heaven was a drink of wine”. Can’t get better honky tonk singing than this.
Simpson, Red The Man Behind the Badge/ Roll Truck Roll $30 Great UK two on one cd with two classic albums on one cd…the former has the original version of “Highway Patrol”, since covered of course by Junior Brown.
Smith, Sammi Best $25 Now out of print
Smith, Sammi Here Comes That Rainbow Again $30 Rare independent album on the Playback label. The title track is of course a Kris Kristofferson track. Now, let me see…Sammi had a bit of success with Kristofferson songs, didn’t she?? You will need help to make it through the night if you don’t know the answer to that one!!
Smith, Russell This Little Town $30 Great solo album Amazing Rhythm Aces vocalist. All great and what a voice.
Spinks, Kelly Kelly Spinks $30 Great Texas honky tonk singer and fiddler. Think of Bobby Flores and you won’t be disappointed. Kelly is just as good.
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 Great honky tonk with
rockabilly feel. Includes the original “Hank Drank”. Bound to be an only album, which is a shame. One fellow described how Bobby had a “slight” mental problem.. “he done climbed over the White House fence..he was gonna visit him a President”
Stanley, Ralph Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 2cds $38
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Country 2cds $38 Both are now out of print. Also check out “Clinch Mountain Sweethearts” in the bluegrass section to get the great trifecta. The first of these 2 has 31 tracks..one cd of religious and one cd of non religious songs. Guest include Dwight Yoakam (on quite a few tracks), George Jones, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou, Bill Monroe etc.
The second has 36 tracks and features all these (except Bill Monroe) as well as vern Gosdin, Junior Brown, BR549, Porter Wagoner, Joe Diffie and many more. Great defining albums that are a must have.
Starr, Lucille The French Song $30 Expanded 17 tracker, now out of print. And yes these are all original recordings.
Swan, Billy Like Elvis Used to Do $30 A great album and as great concept. Billy takes 14 Elvis songs and does every one differently to how the King did them. Personal favourite is “Blue Moon of Kentucky” in which Billy merges “Blue Moon” with the Bill Monroe song. Very clever.
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $55 Fabulous indie. He has a classic country drawl deliver which is especially fabulous on “I Play Haggard”, a great song in which he uses titles of well known Haggard songs to spell out the message. He also can handle the uptempo songs such as the title song and wraps his voice wonderfully around Vern Gosdin’s “Baby That’s Cold”. Magic.
Taylor, Chip Chip Taylor’s Last Chance $40 Wesley Voigt, brother of actor Jon and uncle of Ms Jolie, records under the name of chip Taylor. This is a stunning album long out of print on cd. Hard to separate the tracks but best is probably “101 is Cashbox” which tells of Chip’s own version of “Angel of the Morning”, a song which of course was a huge hit for Merrilee Rush (and the Turnabouts). It was written by Chip and let’s say his own version didn’t quite set the charts alight. A sensational album, I won’t spoil it by telling you more but just make sure you get it. Only one copy in last 8-10 years.
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $25 20 great Capitol tks including “Blackboard of My Heart”, which rarely pops up. Again, you can do worse than aspire to get every cd issued in this series.
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $40 No, not Thommo, but a fine singer who was going to have the first album release on the Arista country label but the album never came out. Has a style reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton with a great deep voice. Does a superb version of “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, a hit for Reba, but Jeff wins hands down!! Equally grand is the wonderful “It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Love You Anymore”, with a superb lyric and the upbeat “Today is Elvis’ Birthday”.
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine. Second of only 2 is equally good. Gets away from Patsy influence. $25
Tubb, Ernest Live 1965 $28 OOP on Rhino 1965 was a vintage year for live recording and this captures ET at the Texas Troubadours at their absolute peak. His band included both Jack Greene & Cal Smith.
Turner, Robbie “Man of Steel” $40 Robbie Turner was the steel guitar player for both the Highwaymen and Waylon Jennings (at the end of his career). What makes this so great are the guests. Waylon joins on the great “Women from Memphis” and Willie’s classic “Night Life” features both Willie & Johnny Paycheck and Jessi Colter reprises “I’m Not Lisa. BUT what will knock anyone’s socks off is Johnny Cash’s “Steel Guitar Rag”….I don’t know what Cash was on but everyone will want some….ebullient, fun, mad, and absolutely fabulous. 15 tracks and just under an hour.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $28 Great compilation on Pair label (all original RCA recordings) Top selection includes “Rubber Room”. 20 tracks
Wall, Chris No Sweat $28 Great Texas artist’s album from way back in 1991, on the Tried & True label through Ryko, Great Texas honky tonk again everyone who hears…does like.
Wall, Chris Tainted Angel $30
Wall, Chris Cowboy Nation $28 Last chance…don’t miss out.
Watson, Gene The Good Old days $30 Step One with a superb selection excellently produced by Ray Pennington who also contributed 4 Songs. Like all Step One releases this is out of print.
Watson, Gene In Other Words $40. This was a hard to get (even at the time) cd on the Broadland label. All10 songs are on this album only and include “Old Porch Swing”, “Class Reunion” (also done by Oak Ridge Boys & John Conlee) and the rather upbeat “She’s no Lady”
Watson, Gene Unchartered Mind $30 Step One gem, which includes Gene’s version of the Curt Ryle gem “Mirrors Don’t Lie”and if you don’t think Gene is one of the greatest ever country vocalists you will change your mind when you hear his version of “You Gave Me a Mountain”. Wow!!
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $35. The album he had just finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row.
Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird $35 15 tracks not on his other albums. Augmented with some historical and rare clips.
Whitley, Keith Tribute $25 A gem put out by hisl label 5 or so years after he so tragically died. BUT for the Whitley fans it is not just other artists interpreting Whitley (all quite superbly I may add, especially Alan Jackson, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt) but also includes 4 great previously unissued Whitley songs including a superb duet with Lorrie Morgan on “I Just Want You”…..a must.
Wild Rose Listen to your Heart $28
Wild Rose Breaking New Ground $28 two great albums by talented gal group led by Pam Gadd & Wanda Vick
Williams, Hank Rare Demos First to Last $25 CMF
Young, Faron Live Fast Love Hard: Original Capitol Classics 1952-1962 $28 Country Music Foundation label
Young, Faron & Ray Price Memories That Last $28 Great cd which was on the great Step One label. Excellently produced by Ray Pennington, who actually duets with Faron on one of the tracks, seems Ray Price’s master vocal had a tape glitch. Fine stuff
Are You From Dixie Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s $35
Something Got a Hold on Me: A Traesury of Sacred Music $30 These were part of the short-lived RCA Heritage Series and they were all superb. I have all three myself and if you want 1930s country in its best sound these are they. The first features the Blue Sky Boys version of the oft covered title song as well as their wonderfully sad original of “I’m Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail”. Also includes likes of the Dixon Brothers, Allen Brothers, Monroe Brothers, Delmore Brothers etc.
The second is my favourite though both are equally essential. It has the original versions of classic gospel songs that have been performed over and over but never as heartfelt as here. On that front Grady & Hazel Cole’s “Tramp on your Street” will bring goosebumps. A P carter takes a rare lead on “Something Got a Hold on Me” and the Dixon Brothers may have been grammatically incorrect but who cares as they nail “I Didn’t Hear Nobody Pray”. Again, the sound on all three is stunning.
Big Rig Hits Volume 1 1939-1969 $35 This is a superb cd, of course out of print put out by the Country Music Hall of fAme in association with Diesel Only Records. It starts with what is acknowledged as the firs ttrue truck driving song with Cliff Bruner’s “Truck Driver’s Blues”, which incidentally features Moon Mullican on vocals.Great & rare tracks galore. 20 all together. Love the Town Hall Party staple Doye O’Dell version of “Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves”. Extremely well compiled.
Heart of Texas Country $35 Great 21 tracker with all new songs recorded for this album. Great bunch includes Justin Trevino, Ron Williams (“Truckloads & Trainloads”), Leona Williams, Dave Kirby, Big Bill Lister etc.
Mamas Hungry Eyes Tribute to Merle Haggard with John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan etc $25 Vince’s version of “The Farmer’s Daughter” may be his best ever vocal.
Next of Kin Soundtrack $70 The Swedish Cowboy favourite songs list appeared in last newsletter of his selection was George Jones “Pyramid of Cans” ONLY on this. What a drinking song it is…”I drink from cans & stack ‘em…in a pyramid so high as a monument to how I feel since she told me goodbye”. Sheer poetry. The rest is great with Ricky Van Shelton shining on the ballad “Hillbilly Heart” and the Sweethearts of the Rodeo wonderful on the rockabilly “Paralysed”. But George…how great and again I bow to the Swedish Cowboy’s good taste. Not quite as good as my own but not bad just the same.
Town South of Bakersfield Volume 1 & 2 $28
The town they are referring to is of course Los Angeles and all the artists on this cd got their start playing in LA, mainly at the Palomino Club. Sadly the Pal as it was known closed in 1995 supposedly due to fire regulations which, having had the pleasure of being there once was probably true. It now apparently is a banquet hall specialising in Eastern cuisine. Was always a rather dodgy area. But through those doors came the greatest country artists and the last lot lose nothing in comparison to the greats. All the tracks on these are unique to this album. It is the unknowns that rule for me. Whilst Vol 1 has Jim Lauderdale, Jann Browne, Lucinda Williams, Jeffrey Steele etc it is Re Winkler (pronounced Ray Winkler) with Anne Harvey and Ree Van Vleck who rule on the Buck Owens song. “Mister Love”. Similarly Volume 2 boasts Dwight!, Billy Swan, Rosie Flores with Albert Lee, George Highfill etc it is the Eddys “Big Big Love” that rules.
White Country Blues 1926-1938 A Lighter Shade of Blue $30 2cds 48 tracks of white country blues starting with Frank Hutchison and including the Carlisle Brothers, Charlie Poole, Roy Acuff (with the great Clell Summey aka Cousin Jody on slide). Great notes.
Barbara Mandrell Show Best of $35 3 dvds 4 ½ hours Out of print with lots of great guests including Johnny & June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Marty Robbins, John Schneider etc
Garth Brooks: The Entertainer $40 1 only Special 5 dvd boxed (or tinned) set. Now out of print., so do’n’t dally too long.
Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar $25 Out of Print This is a colour movie with a veritable who’s who appearing in it. You get Kitty Wells, Webb Pierce, Lefty Frizzell, Carl & Pearl Butler, Faron Young, Little Jimmy Dickens, Billy Walker etc. The movie features 30 stars and is filmed in Nashville. No, it wouldn’t win an Academy Award for best plot but who cares. 107 minutes
Texas Tornados Live from Austin City Limits $25 one only. One of the greatest music dvds ever with 78 minutes running time and stunning performances by all four members: Doug SAhm/Freddy Fender/ Flaco Jiminez and Augie Meyers.
Aldean, Jason Wide Open cd + 83 minute dvd $20 Was sent out to those voting for the CMA awards and not commercially available.
Awake , My Soul: The Story of the Scared Harp 2cd Special edition $20 Narrated by Jim Lauderdale, tells the story of one of the oldest forms of singing of the American South.
Bates, Jeff One Day Closer Live Has concerts, bonus videos and aunplugged performances plus documentary on the making of the “One Day Closer” cd
Clapton, Eric Guitar Festival 2010 $25 2dvds Rhino Includes a wide ranging lot of artists with Vince Gill taking the lead on two tracks.
Costello, Elvis & Imposters “Live in Memphis” $15 Five tracks with Emmylou Harris. Runs for 165 minutes.
“Elvis” Kurt Russell as the King. Considered the best of the bio movies and this is in no small part due to Ronnie McDowell’s great vocals.
Flatt & Scruggs Best of Volume 9 $20 Great 1 hour of vintage Flatt & Scruggs on the Shanachie label.
Grassroots to Bluegrass presented by Country Family Reunion 10 dvds One only…all the stars and great anecdotes and performances. $120 (normally $180)
Haggard,Merle In Concert dvd $30 1 only. This is long out of print, unfortunately, as it contained 3 different Haggard shows with a running time of 2 ½ hours. So you get “Live in Concert”/ “Poet of the Common Man”/ “Best of Merle Haggard”, from his best performing period with great musicians such as Gordon Terry and Tiny Moore.
Last Train Home: Live at Iota $15 100 minutes plus. Features Eric Brace. The group toured Australia.
Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb $20 Shanachie. Features John Cohen’s new film “Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy, Kentucky” and the classic film “High Loneseome Sound” Goes for 1 hr 40 minutes…BTW, how cool a name is “Roscoe”!
Ma & Pa Kettle Volume 1 $25 The fabulous Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride were totally believable as the hillbilly hicks supreme. Pa was one of the funniest characters ever created. 4 movies…all hilarious.
Nothing to Prove:The Story of Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues Features Mac and Plate Full of Blues 2dvds …for blues fans (of course!!) $15
Pink Floyd London 1966/67 cd + dvd $15 Performances, documentary plus bonus cd.
Sugarland: Blood Love Hope Lust & Steam: A Documentary on their cd Incredible Machine also features songs $10
Note: The letter a,b etc will appear immediately after the title to indicate the type of box featured.
a.Book Style Hard cover which opens up like a book. Cds housed either side of the cover with a long style book. They fit nicely on the shelf. Approx. 14 x 25cm
b.Long Box style Box opens and cds sit in trays with book able to be removed. Approx. 16 x 30 cm
c. 12”x12” Box Bear Family and similar. Great if you have a large shelf but really good in that the book is easily read. Without question Bear Family is the greatest reissue company in the world.
d. Proper boxes These are nice and compact 13x13x2 cm but are great value. 4 cds plus a book. Each cd housed in an attractive colour sleeve and nice outer slip case in which they go to keep them all together. Excellent sound and great price. Take my word that you are nuts if you don’t just go ahead and grab them. They are also out of print now. Don’t dally.
e. Miscellaneous Style Just a bit different, so described under the listing.
Country box sets
Acuff, Roy King of the Hillbillies Vol 1 e. JSP $30 4 cds 100 tracks 4 jewel case cds in slip case.
Acuff, Roy King of Country Music d. $25 100/40(all Proper boxes will be as above d ….the numbers following the price will be the number of tracks plus number of pages in the book…so there are 100 tracks and it is a 40 page book.)
Atkins, Chet Galloping Guitar: The Early Years c. Bear Family $90 4cds + 44 page book, with notes by leading country music authority, Rich Kienzle. 116 tracks, with quite a few vocal offerings from Mr Guitar.
Atkins, Chet The Early Years 1946-1957 e. JSP $30 158 tracks 5 jewel case cds housed in slip case.
Bare, Bobby All American Boy c. Bear Family 4cds + book brand new $110 ($40 off). Great set. One of the most popular.
Brooks, Garth The Limited Series Capitol 6cds b. $45 sealed. What can I say that hasn’t been said before.
Brown, Milton & His Musical Brownies Daddy of Western Swing d. $30 106/32 He was just as influential and equally essential as Bob Wills.
Browns The Three Bells:Complete Browns Recordings from 1954-1957 c. Bear Family brand new $200 ($70 off) Without question the best sounding set I’ve heard from Bear Family. 8 cds + book. Only one at this bargain price so don’t miss out. Many tracks appear in true stereo for the first time.
Buffett, Jimmy Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads b. 4cd MCA 72 tracks. Excellent 68 page book…lots of colour and fold outs. All songs have commentary in book by Buffett.
Carter Family Country Folk d. $30 103/44 Great sound. A must
Carter, Wilf Cowboy Songs c. Bear Family 8cds + book Classic set at absolute bargain price. All his 30s recordings. 48 page book and whopping 188 tracks. $120. Only one so don’t dally.
Cash, Johnny Legend a. Sony legacy $55 4cds /104 tracks/ 72 page book. Quite a few unissued tracks. Very nice presentation.
Cash, Johnny Unearthed 5cds American label e $80 . Denim style slip case with 100 page hard cover book. 4 cds of unissued material plus a fifth cd featuring the best of his American recordings. Very nicely presented. Beautifil in fact!! Notes on evry song by Cash & Rick Rubin (the producer)
Charles, Ray The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 e. 4cds Rhino $80 Out of print absolute gem. 4cds in jewel cases plus bound book in hard cover slip case, which replicates his epic “Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music”. 92 tracks. A superb set and superb singer. Have not had one for a few years and this is absolute mint condition.
Dusty, Slim “The Man Who Is Australia” e. 5cds EMI $60 (4 of music and one interview) + book. Hard cardboard with pull off lid. Out of print.
Eagles Catalogue CD Album box e. 8 cds $55 Asylum Great value with remastered versions of the Eagles albums (including the double live) plus a bonus “Please Come Home for Christmas”. Great value and beautifully presented with the albums individually housed in mini lp sleeves. These go in a tray which is then housed in a solid outer slip case. 15x15x5 cm dimensions.
Felts, Narvel Limited Club Edition volume 1 2cds a. $20 44 tracks covering his rockabilly but mainly country tracks. No book but nice three fold cover with pictures from throughout his career,
Flatt & Scruggs & the Stanley Brothers Selected Cuts 1952-1959 e. $30 JSP 4cds with 2cds of each artist (and 50 tracks) of each. 4 jewel case cds in slip case.
Foley, Red Hillbilly Fever d. 100/44 $30 Great variety from the slapping “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” to gospel.
Gill, Vince These Days 4cds e. MCA Nashville 2 copies as new 43 tracks 64 page book
Copy 1. Original issue with cloth slip case holding 4 cds + the booklet $48
Copy 2. Second issue with paper slip case, resembling the cloth but autographed on cover “Vince Gill” $60
Haggard, Merle Down Every Road 1962-1994 Capitol 4cds b. $60 Great 76 page book 100 tracks. Lots of rare photographs and cross label coverage. Rated 5 stars everywhere you look…only because they couldn’t give 6!!
Haggard, Merle The Original Outlaw a. $35 3cds Time Life 36 page book glossy book with notes by Colin Escott (lots of rare photos) and 60 tracks covering all the labels he recorded for. You can’t get better value.
Haley, Bill From Western Swing to Rock d. $30 94/48 One of the best yodellers, then some great hillbilly boogie through to his classic Comets. Those who haven’t heard his stunning yodelling will be pleasantly surprised.
Hamilton, George IV To You & Yours from Me & Mine c. 6cds + 88pg hard cover book. $150 Bear Family as new, but there is slight ding in the box. The set covers his ABC and RCA recordings. His ABC recordings are great. Many came from the pen of the great John D Loudermilk. They were in a pop country style and he even made some great rockabilly tracks. “Everybody’s Body” which has great slap bass is one of my favourite rockabilly tracks. But “If You Don’t Know I Ain’t a Gonna Tell You” is equally grand. He also does some great Ricky Nelson style songs. They actually fit in well with the pure country sides. “Abilene” is just one of many of the great tracks. Excellent production by Chat Atkins and superb studio musos. He also showed an adept hand at Bakersfield style country which may surprise many. Whopping 170 tracks. Take advantage of this great deal.
Harris, Emmylou Songbird:Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems 4cds + dvd Rhino $80 This is out of print, so don’t miss out. It is stunningly grand. 78 tracks including 12 previously unreleased plus a 200 page cloth both hard cover book. The book is one of 2..the other containing the cds & dvd. These go in a cloth covered slip case. Nice? It is a thousand times more than that. Remastered.
Harris, Emmylou Portraits 3cds Reprise b. $48 24 pg book 61 tracks including the one I believe is one of the greatest female vocals ever..her version of John Hiatt’s “Icy Blue Heart”. Some nice unreleased trcaks including “When I Paint My Masterpiece”, “Casey’s Last Ride”, “Dimming of the Day”, “And I Love You so” etc
Hoosier Hot Shots Everybody Stomp d. $30 100/36 The country Spike Jones.
James, Sonny Young Love: Complete Recordings 1952-1962 6 cds + book c. Bear Family Great set. 144 tracks 60 page book. One of the best country singers who would often cross over to the pop charts. Hard to believe “Young Love”, his biggest was almost ignored…it was the b side of a single he was covering and then was originally the b side of his subsequent release. He briefly left Capitol and recorded for RCA where he hit big with a vocal version of “Apache”, the track instrumentally covered by the Shadows.
Jim & Jesse The Old dominion Masters c. 4cds Pinecastle $58 101 tracks Great collection of 70s and 80s recordings, at their peak.
Jones, George The Essential Sony Legacy b. 2cds $28/$30 (sealed copy) 32 page book 44 tracks. Is the first edition as it lists “Yabba Dabba Do” as that (not “The King IS Gone” as it had to be amended to)
Jones, George “The Hits Then Till Now” a. $35 3cds Time Life Excellent 60 track cross label set with glossy 44 page book with many rare photos and colour lp cover reproductions. Notes by Colin Escott.
Judds The Judds Collection 3cd RCA a. $30 28 page. Slightly longer at 30cm than the regular book style box. Nice denim box with gold embossed “J” on the front 44 tracks including some unreleased.
Lewis, Jerry Lee “A Half Century of Hits” a. $35 3cds Time Life Great 3 cds 66 track cross label set which misses out on very little and even includes some unissued tracks. All the Sun favourites including the famous discussion between Jerry Lee & Sam Phillips on religion. Includes Jerry Lee’s first recording from 1952 (age 16) which sees him doing a Lefty Frizzell song as well as a JLL instrumental. Includes all his great country hits. Notes by Colin Escott. Superb lot of photos.
Louis L’Amour Collection e. $45 Not sure if this is in the right section!! It is actually a 4 cd set featuring 7 stories of the great western writer, Louis L’Amour, all read by Willie Nelson and the first cd, which features the story “riding for the Brand” not only has Willie as narrator but has the Highwaymen playing the parts. Now the box is definitely different. It is 4 jewel cases housed inside a wooden box, like a pine fruit box. Real wood, but it is open at the top, which doesn’t really matter. The title of the set is branded on the box. You won’t see this much I can assure you!!
McCall, Darrell The Real McCall c. Bear Family 5 cds + book c. Bear Family. $120 Wonderful singer with a classic Ray price influenced voice, but with a style all his own. Still going strong today. He got his start in Nashville playing bass for Faron Young and others. He landed in Hank Jnr’s band where Hank Jnr hiyt #1 with his “Eleven Roses”. He recorded an album on Columbia with Buddy Emmons on steel and had a charting duet with Willie on “Lilydale” an gained a reputation as the singer’ singer. Waylon referred to him as one of his favourite singers. As a singer of hard core honky tonk based music…there is simply none better. 36 page book, 142 songs
McEntire, Reba 50 Greatest Hits e. $30 3cds Very nicely presented in what appears to be a leather outer box. It isn’t but they did a great job on it. Sealed. This leather outer box houses the cds and book in a fold out package.
Miller, Roger King of the Road: Genius 3cd +49 page book. One has some marks on the box and one cd a liitle loose. Other box is like new. $38 and $58
Monroe, Bill And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-58 e. JSP 97 tracks $30. Nice 4cds in jewel cases with cardboard slip case. Great coverage of his classic period at a must have price.
Monroe, Bill The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 2cd b. $22 40 tracks which feature the earliest tracks of Flatt & Scruggs. Also includes passing alumni such as Mac Wiseman, Chubby Wise etc.
Nelson, Willie The Complete Atlantic Sessions 3cds e Rhino/Atlantic $45 sealed. Nice set with 13x13x3 flip top box with some of his best work. I have gone on record as saying “Phases & Stages” is his best album and not only do we get the remastered version we get 9 bonus tracks. Also 12 bonus tracks of the excellent “Shotgun Willie” album including his great version of a song that later was covered by Keith Whitley, “Sad Songs & Waltzes”. The third is a live performance at the Texas Opry House and mention must be made of his insane guitar work on the medley of “Bloody Mary Morning/Take Me Back to Tulsa” which actually came about by accident when they were jamming and the great Johnny Gimble started to play a little of the famed Bob Will’s tune. Willie’s guitar on this track is just amazing.
Nelson, Willie One Hell of a Ride 4cds Columbia Legacy e. $50 100 tracks plus 100 page book. A true career spanning set across all labels. Starts and ends with the appropriate “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song”, the first his very first recording from 1954 and the last a new 2007 version recorded for the box. The box measures 14 x 25 cm and has a leather look jacket in which the book and the separate 4cds in their own jacket slide in.
Owens, Buck “The Collection” Rhino b. $50 sealed $40 not sealed. Great 62 track 3 cd set with a superb selection. Literally all the hits and more. Great book with mainly coloured ultra rare photos. Now out of print so don’t miss out.
Poole, Charlie The Essential d. 80/24 $25 Could have been as big as the Carter Family or Jimmie Rodgers but he only sang so he could pay for his bootlegging operations. Yep, you have to love the guy.
Reeves, Jim And Friends:Radio Days Vol 2 c. Bear Family 4cds + book. $55 Great special. 24 page book. The guests include Jimmy Dean, Faron Young, Carl Butler, Louvin Brothers etc, 109 tracks.
Rich, Charlie Lonely Weekends: Sun Years 1958-1962 3cds + book c. Bear Family Great bargain. As new. 44 page book paints the story of an often difficult customer.
Stanley Brothers “Definitive Collection (1947-1966) a. $35 3cds Time Life Super 60 tracks with 40 glossy book with notes by bluegrass authority Gary Reid. Forward by Ricky Skaggs. Many rare colour photographs and reproductions of album covers.
Strait, George Strait Out of the Box b. 4cds MCA $40 Most know that his “Beyond the Blue Neon” is one of my top 5 country cds. Then George was superb. Every album and song was a classic. So this is a must set. Great 76 page full colour book plus some unissued tracks such as his duet with Frank Sinatra which was left off Sinatra’s “Duets” album. George can still cut it as “Murder on Music Row” and “Twang” show but someone has a lot to answer for his predictable antiseptic output of the last 12 or so years that thankfully occurred after this box was issued. 72 pure country gems….yes even the one with the Chairman of the Board (that’s Frank by the way)
Torok, Mitchell Mexican Joe in the Caribbean Bear Family c. 4cds $90 24 page 111 tracks. Had a number one hit with the oft covered “Caribbean” and had a wide ranging style that encompassed even a little rockabilly.
Tubb, Ernest The Texas Troubadour d. $28 100/48 Traces his rise as a Jimmie Rodgers inspired singer to being the king of the honky tonks with “Walking the Floor Over You”.
Twitty, Conway The Rock & Roll Years c. Bear Family 8 cds + Book $160
60 page book. This is Conway’s MGM and Sun recordings. He always had a country style even when he was rocking out. “It’s Only Make Believe” (which was also a latter hit for Glen Campbell) saw him hit the ground running at MGM. Top of the Billboard singles charts. Like Bob Luman his vocal style perfectly lent itself to country music and songs such as “Lonely Blue Boy” were certainly the real deal.
Various: Blazing Bluegrass d. $30 103/52 First 3 cds are the classic artists Bill Monroe/Flatt & Scruggs/ Stanley Brothers. 4th cd Best of the Rest.
Various: Bluegrass Bonanza d. $30 109/40 Each covers a different period. Disc one) Early stringband 1927-38 Disc Two) Monroe Legacy 1935-45 Disc Three) Early Bluegrass 1944-50 Disc Four) Classic Bluegrass 1944-50. a Must.
Various: Boppin’ Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly d. 118/68 $30 Traces the hillbilly roots of rockabilly. If you don’t grab it you are nuts!
Various: Doughboys, Playboys & Cowboys d. $30 99/44 The subtitle Golden Years of Western Swing says it all. Great sound. Wonderful cross section which shows there was much more to Western Swing than Wills & Brown.
Various: Fonotone Records:Frederick Maryland $80 Dust to Digital e. Another stunning concept packaging, this in the shape of a cigar box. It is the story of Joe Bussard and his Fonotone label. Many would have seen the documentary “Down in the Basement” about this eccentric collector of 78s..I was a bit taken back by the sight of Joe scrubbing a precious 78 with a scrubbing brush (the type you’d clean a floor with). This has 131 tracks of Country, blues & bluegrass on his Fonotone label plus 160 page bound book, postcards, bottle opener (!), etc all in the cigar box. A must for fans of old timey music.
Various: From Where I Stand: the Black Experience in Country Music 3cds WB/CMF $45 e. Packaged to resemble a paper back book. The book is in an outer slip jacket. The inner book features a 60 page book housed on one side and 3 cds housed on the other. 60 tracks which start with early black performers such as Deford Bailey and various String bands through to of course Charley Pride, Stoney Edwards, O B Mcclinton and a fine inclusion in Aaron Neville’s version of the George Jones classic “Grand Tour”.
Various: Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 c. Bear Family 13 cds + 300page+ book. $280 brand new. Over $100 off. The content is not all country but that is the primary style. Over 300 tracks and not to mention the great content of the book. Guaranteed the postman will know he is carrying something special as this weighs 4kgs.Don’t miss out on this very special historical set. A 14th cd is actually a cd rom with all the lyrics. A truly amazing work, a long time in preparation.
Various: Roots of Bob Dylan d. but note 3cd+dvd 60 cd tracks/24pg book. Explores Dylan’s folk, blues & country influences. The dvd “Talkin’ Bon Dylan” is a great bonus.
Various: Rounder Records Story $40 e. Rounder 4cds covering the 70s/80s/90s/200os Certainly one of the most eclectic labels. Cds are in mini lp style sleeves in a 13x13cm flip top box. 100 page 87 tracks. Country, bluegrass, folk, blues, cajun etc. Nice set.
Various: Steelin’ It: The Steel Guitar Story d. $30 100/56 Shows the role of the steel guitar in Hawaiian, Blues & of course country music. All the greats are featured.
Various: Stompin’ Swingers & Western Swingers d. 100/52 $30 Second great volume of Western Swing on Proper. See Doughboys, Palyboys etc just above for the first volume. Again shows it wasn’t just Wills & Brown.
Various: Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys 4cds e. Proper $30 This is the older style Proper box with 4 jewel cased cds inside a solid cardboard slip case along with a comprehensive 64 page book with great notes by Adam Komorowski. During the 40s Capitol Records (out of Hollywood) began and also many artists began recording in Los Angeles as distinct from New York and other Eastern areas. This 114 tracker is beauty with great tracks ranging from Arkie Shipley’s “Hot Rod Race” (from whence came “Hot Rod Lincoln” through the Wayne the Train sound-a-like (maybe it is the other way around!!) Gene O’Quinn through stars of west coast country such as Merle Travis, Hank Thompson, Johnny Bond, Wesley Tuttle and many more.
Various: The Victory Collection: The Smithsonian Remembers when America Went to War. 3cds b. $45 24pg book. This has other things on it apart from country music but what it does have you will not find are 9 of Carson Robison’s wonderfully emotional heart on your sleeve anti-Axis rants including “Hitler’s Letter to Mussolini” and “Mussolini’s Letter to Hitler”, which despite the seriousness of the situation are wonderful period comedic gems. CD 1 & 2 have 45 tracks whilst cd #3 is a collection of radio broadcasts gathered to give documentary on the war. There is a small knock on the side which does not effect contents.
Various: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand d. 104/48 $30 Covers a number of styles including country but also features Cliff Ukulele Ike Edwards, Hawaiian, and even one cd of the great George Formby!!
Wagoner, Porter The Thin Man from The West Plains: The RCA sessions 1952-1962 c. Bear Family $90 4cds, 112 tracks, 36 page book.From his start on the Ozark Jubilee to being the enduring Grand Ol Opry legend.
Williams, Hank Hillbilly Hero d. 120/52 3cds of his MGM recordings and a 4th cd of his Health & Happiness Shows which illustrate his wonderful personality & charisma.
Williams, Hank “The Complete” 10 cds Mercury e. $190 Superb box approx 17 x 29cm which has a pocket inside containing 8 postcards. Two books..the first a hardcover book 36 pages which has sections in which the cds slide and also has a stunning lot of reproduced posters, album covers etc, and the second 112 pages with a fold out time line and full discography details and track by track discussion by one of the foremost Hank Williams’ experts in Colin Escott. Nice linen style binding.
Williams, Hank “Complete Mothers Best Flour Shows” 15 cd + dvd $200
See full description under Bear Family. Doesn’t have a jig saw. It is brand new. I purchased it directly from a reviewer in USA who was lucky to have received 2 copies!! 1 only so do not dally. Things like this do not come along every day.
Wiliams, Hank Jnr Living Proof: The MGM Recordings 1963-1975 3cds b. $58 includes 24 page book Great set with massive 82 tracks. Starts with his early ultra traditional material and concludes with tracks from his pivotal “Hank Williams Jnr & Friends” album, which hinted at the outlaw style he would develop when he moved to Warner Brothers. The songs on this set are great. Love the Darrell McCall song “Eleven Roses” which was a huge hit and the songs about his father such as “Hank”, “Living Proof” and of course “Standing in the Shadows” are chilling. A must have set, very hard to get.
Williams, Hank III Collector’s Edition Curb e. 4 cds $45 Actually collects his first 3 albums in a collectors hinged lid tin. Has 1)Rising Outlaw 2)Lovesick, Broke & Drifting and 3)Straight to Hell (2cds). Seems he may have finished recording in this style.
Wills, Bob & His Texas Playboys: The King of Western Swing: Complete Published Sides Volume 1 1935-1940 e. JSP 4cds 100 tracks . 4 jewel case cds in slip case.
Wynette, Tammy Tears of Fire: the 25th Anniversary Collection. Columbia $50 b. 3cds 67 tracks and 28 page book.
Non country boxes (rock/blues/jazz/pop etc)
AC/DC “Bonfire” Warner USA b. 5cds $55 Original version which features the Bon Scott years, hence the title. All the extras are here: 1)poster 2)guitar pick 3)bottle opener 4)sticker 5)Transfer. All here. Many say the band died when Bon Scott succumbed to his alcohol addiction on February 19th 1980.
Beach Boys “Pet Sounds Sessions Produced By Brian Wilson” b. 2 books 1)Squat size 126 page..”Making of Pet Sounds” 2) Long Size 40 page 4 cds $55
Bon Jovi Special Edition e. $80 Japanese style 11 cd (in great mini lp packaging…exactly replicates the original lp packaging) Includes as a bonus a dvd “Access All Areas”. All packaged in what looks like a transport case. All remastered.
Byrds “There Is a Season” a. 4cd + dvd $60 Nice red leather like box with gold embossing, 99 tracks + 10 dvd tracks + 100 page book.
Chicago “Group Portrait” Columbia b. 4cds $48 63 tracks with 52 page book. Traces their early years as one of the inventers of the jazz rock style through to their later pop leanings. Read the true story of lead guitarist and vocalist Terry Kath’s self inflicted gun shot death in 1978. Was it suicide, stupidity or a shocking accident. You will only find out in this book.
Cooper, Alice “The Life & Crimes” Rhino/Warner b. $60 4cds 80 remastered tracks plus 80 page book. Sealed. One of the best of the 70s and 80s rock scene in the USA and I’m not ashamed to say “School’s Out” is one of my favourite albums. Like many boxes in this section is now out of print.
Crosby, Bing It’s Easy to Remember d. $25 99/36 .
Crosby, David Voyage Rhino 3cd e.$50 sealed. 52 tracks including 16 previously unreleased including demo versions and alternate versions of favourites from Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) period as well as solo songs. Nice hard cover book style but 14x13x3cm size. Thick book.
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby Stills & Nash” Atlantic c. 4cds $58 77 tracks. 28 page book, which includes a great fold out family tree. Excellent stuff.
Deep Purple “Shades of 1968-1998” Rhino a. $48 4cds 62 tracks. Whilst a book style set, packaging is a little different with a 56 page book that fits inside a sleeve. Also the book is wide rather than long. Great track by track description including the best in “Child in Time”….yes dad…I will turn it down..NOT!!
Denny, Sandy Who Knows Where the Time Goes c. 3cds $45 43 tracks of solo and group recordings (Fairport Convention & Fotheringay). The title song is simply one of the loveliest female folk songs ever. Sandy’s version is on par with that of Judy Collins. Contains a compliment of unreleased recordings. The 20 page book give a run down of each track with full discography.
Dion King of the New York Streets e. Capitol $50 3cds 65 tracks which follows his career from the early rock and roll days, through his comeback as one of the 70’s most praised singer-songwriters (“Abraham, Martin & John”…even though not written by Dion) through his severe drug addiction, best expressed in the chilling “Your Own Backyard” (which he did write) and his successful rise after beating that addiction. 52 page book. 3cds in jewel cases plus hard cardboard slip case.
Domino, Antoine “Fats” They Call me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings $48 b. Imperial/EMI 4cds Great box set of the New Orleans’ legend’s classic work. 84 page book with an additional fold out cover showing all his classic album covers. Just great. Long out of print,
Doo Wop Box Rhino USA b. 101 tracks $60 sealed
Doo Wop Box II Rhino USA b. 101 tracks $60 sealed
White and black artists sit comfortably alongside each other. Each has a large book with track by track info.
Fitzgerald, Ella Dearly Beloved d. 83/52 Concentrates on mid 50s peak period.
Francis, Connie White Sox, pink Lipstick and Stupid Cupid: Connie Francis in the 1950s c. Bear Family $100 5 cds + 40 page book 134 tracks.
Francis, Connie Goin’ Where the Boys Are: The Early 1960s c. Bear Family $100 5cds + 32 page book. Massive 148 tracks, one of the most versatile female vocalists of all time. She rates as the most popular female vocalist of her era.
Gaye, Marvin “The Master 1961-1984” Motown a. $45 4cds 89 tracks and whopping 72 page book. Motown may have missed a lot of the Australian charts but Marvin Gaye was one of the biggest stars in the USA with success in both the pop and R&B fields where he had multiple number one hits. He was of course the originator of “I Head It Through the Grapevine”. Has comprehensive chart details.
Holiday, Billie The Lady Sings d. 99/56 Covers Columbia & Decca.
Holly, Buddy Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More MCA/Hip-O e. $100 203 tracks 6 cds. The lp box came out many moons ago and this sent expands that. Also in a hard cover book form but large 23 x 28 cm size. 80 page highest quality printed book has fold out pockets for the 6cds. He perhaps could have been put in the country section. He was after all a country boy fro mLubbock Texas.
Ian & Sylvia The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings e. $48 4cds 4 cds in a double cd size case with 80 page book which all fit nicely in a slip case. 7lps worth including classic albums such as “Four Strong Winds” and “Northern Journey” which featured Ian’s classic “You Were On My Mind”, 90 tracks.
Jordan, Louis Jivin’ with Jordan d. $30 102/40 Great pre rock & roll artist. Many of his songs were covered by country artists including Asleep at the Wheel.
Lightfoot, Gordon Songbook e. $70 Rhino Out of print, still sealed. 88 songs with 4 jewel case cds in solid carboard slip case and includes bound book. Includes both his United Artists and Reprise tracks. Nicely presented. Again we may have included it in the country box listings.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus The Instant Monty Python CD Collection
6cds Virgin b. $70 40 page book. Contains all the following albums:
Another Monty Python Record
Monty Python’s Previous Record
Matching tie & Handkerchief (inc. the Cheese shop,,,I like it runny!)
Live at Drury Lane
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Contractual Obligation Album
Life of Brian
Meaning of Life. It is out of print.
Paul, Les & Mary Ford In perfect Harmony d. $30 108/44 Great innovative guitarist and pioneer with his vocal partner Mary Ford. Last one ever.
Peter, Paul & Mary “Carry It On” Rhino a. 4cds + dvd $60 Sealed, superb set 86 songs plus 8 rare dvd performances on disc 5. Nobody flicked hair like Mary. I think we counted 5o something flicks per song. Alas she will flick no more. But what a legacy. Primarily responsible for keeping folk music pure. Large book as well.
Presley, Elvis Tupelo Mississippi Flash d. $28 115/52 Includes one cd of rare Louisiana Hayride performances.
Presley, Elvis A Golden Celebration a. $50 4cds 32 pg book 101 rare live tracks
Presley, Elvis The Complete 50s Masters RCA e $48 5 cds in slip case 140 tracks sealed.
Presley, Elvis The Complete 50s Masters RCA b. $70 Same as above but the big box and includes the commemorative stamps depicting his 50s albums plus 92 page book. This is out of print.
Simon, Carly “Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995” $40 Arista a. 3cds 58 tracks with 52 page book. It traces her folk beginnings and has lots of unreleased stuff. The title of course is a line from “Your So Vain”, one of the greatest and biggest pop hist of the 70s. So, who was she singing about? You may just have to check this set to find out.
Sinatra, Frank – Capitol Records Concept Albums 14cds Capitol e. $70 13x13x5cm flip top box holding 14 mini lp style cds (ie just like the original covers only smaller). Also includes 24 page book with session photos of Frank with the likes of Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins etc, who would record Frank with different styles to create different moods. The albums contained are Songs for Young Lovers/Swing Easy*In the Wee Small Hours*Songs for Swingin’ Lovers*Close to You*A Swingin’ Affair*Where Are You?*Come Fly with Me*Only the Lonely*Come Dance With Me*No One Cares*Nice ‘N Easy*Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session*Come Swing With Me* Point of No Return. What a deal!
Smith, Bessie – Chattanooga Girl d. $30 96/48 Without her would there have been a Billie Holiday, a Mahalia Jackson or even a Janis Joplin;
Torme, Mel Collection 1944-1985 Rhino b. 4cds $55 Out of print gem on Rhino label with 64 page book and track by track with full session details. Although ostensibly a jazz vocalist, the Velvet Fog was also one of pop’s best vocalist an hit the charts with the fabulous vocal version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”, available here & only here. 89 tracks with 3 previously unissued tracks.
Velvet Underground – Peel Slowly and See $55 Polydor b. 5cds Whopping 88 page book and 76 tracks with a peelable banana on the box cover. Great lot of pictures in the book. Great coverage of the early career of Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico and co.
Various: Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine e. Smithsonian Folkways numbered limited edition #980 5cds $70 The defining collection of protest songs of all types. The book is truly spectacular with a page for each of the 89 songs which run for 5 hours, 22 minutes and 32 seconds (wonder if that includes gaps between tracks??), The book is a unique ring bound volume printed on heavy paper. Dylan makes a clandestine appearance as Blind Boy Grunt and Janis Ian does the same as Blind Girl Grunt. 24x29cm box. A must for folk song afficianados.
Various: Chasing the Sun: A Cooler of the Coolest Summer Songs 3cd+dvd Time Life e. $35 This is one of the most unusual novelty packages I’ve seen. The 3 cds & dvd are housed in what looks like a miniature Esky. The first is the best surfing song compilation I have heard, both in terms of content and audio quality, It starts with the wonderful “California Sun” by the Rivieras and has original and stunningly excellent sounding tracks (instrumental & vocal). 59 cd tracks plus a dvd “Liquid Stage: the Love of Surfing”.
Various: Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Unversal e. $90 Massive 244 trcaks on 9 cds plus 88 page hardcover book. A true gem which is out of print.
Various: Forever Changing:The Golden Age of Elektra Records Rhino a $60 Stunning 5 cd 117 track 80 page book with track by track discussion. The title makes reference to the classic album by the group Love, but appropriately covers the variety of styles featured on the Elektra label. Originally a folk label it covered, blues, rock, folk, a bit of country, hard rock etc. Artists include Spider John Koerner, Tom Paxton, Dillards, Doors, Delaney & Bonnie, Judy Collins, Bread, Butterfield Blues Band etc.Not to be missed if you are a true music buff.
Various: Have a Nice Decade: the Seventies Pop Culture box Rhino 7cds e. $75 Rhino have enjoyed a reputation as the best and most innovative American company as far as the box set goes. This is certainly a gem Wonderful 88 page glossy book gives a run down of each of the tracks plus a calendar of important events of the 70s and a bunch of lists. Clint Eastwood was the biggest movie star and Conway Twitty the biggest country artist. We also get great quotes including “Squeal like a pi”…credited to inbred hillbilly from the movie Deliverance. Apart from that the seventies was the decade of the one hit wonder and we get a smattering of them here..one hit wonders as well as songs that changed the times. 160 tracks and ever the inventive Rhino have made the box resemble a carpet sample book. 25x20x 3 cm box,
Various: Hittin’ on All Six: A History of the Jazz Guitar d. $30 94/52 A great selection sampling 48 of the greatest jazz guitarists.
Various: Hotter Than Hawaii: Early Hits from a Unique Musical Style e. JSP $28 4cds in slip case105 tracks with illuminaries such as Sol Hoopii, Roy Smeck, Holy “Hilo March” this is great!
Various: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America’s Music Sony a. $50 5cds Trifold book cover 48 page track by track book with discography. This was the soundtrack to Burns’ epic documentary. If you want a great sampler this is it and all the greats are featured. Outstanding lot of pictures.
Various: Rare Rockabilly Rampage d. $30 100/44 Mainly white artist who took their lead from mainly black r&b. includes Boyd Bennett, Freddie Bell, Dave Appel, Eddie Fontaine, Jimmy Cavallo, Bob Jaxon etc.
Various: Respect: A Century of Women in Music Rhino e. $70 What a package. 5cds 90 page book all housed in a beautiful maroon coloured suede like cover. Out of print. Contains a set of Picasso likepostcards by Christine Haberstock. 114 tracks. Each cd is loosely categorised:
1) Broadway Blues & Truth
2) Torch, Twang & Swing
3) Shoop-shoop, Motown get down Sister
4) Rock to Electric Shock
5)Hip Hop Pop & Passion
They have a bit of everything.
Various: Rock n’ Skiffle: the Beginning d. $30 100/40 The musical style which came before the British beat. Great selections including Lonnie Donegan, Tommy Steele, Tony Crombie, Don Lang & even Winifred Attwell & the Goons!!
Various: Squeeze Me:The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story d. 101/44
Walker, T Bone The Original source d. 90/44 $30 The most innovative blues electric guitarist who influenced the great rock guitarists such as Clapton and of course diverse artists such as Chuck Berry & all the Kings..BB, Freddie, Albert.
Wonder, Stevie At the Close of the Century $60 e. Motown 4cds in double cd size case + 96 page book housed in very solid cardboard slip case. Sealed. 70 songs and over 5 hours of music.
BOOKS (h=hardcover p=paper/soft cover)
“A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears” h. 279pg $20 Antonio D’Ambrosio The most important album in Cash’s career (arguably of course) was “Bitter Tears” in which he sang (mainly) the songs of Peter LaFarge, the wonderful Indian songwriter responsible for the wonderful “Ballad of Ira Hayes”. As such it is a book about LaFarge and Cash. Excellent coverage from a social and musical point of view. I still rate LaFarge’s original “On the Warpath” album as one of the most powerful I have heard.
“At Carter Stanley’s Grave: Musings on Country Music & Musicians” by Ed Morris p. 218 $18 This is an excellent new book by former Billboard editor Ed Morris. No subject is sacred but the most fascinating is the one about the mental disintegration of Mel Street and his tragic but seemingly inevitable suicide. The one on Rhonda Vincent’s boobs is a bit lighter. This is actually for sale as a digital download but a small quantity have to be printed to satisfy copyright and these are 4 (that is all) of those. I bought these directly from Ed and he has written a dedication in the front of each.
“Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance & Tragedy” h. 403 pg Robert Oermann $25. The dean of Nashville writers. Like the Ralph Emery book below this is endlessly entertaining. Great chapters on Johnny Paycheck & Deford Bailey in particular.
“Bill Haley: Father of Rock & Roll” p 896pg Otto Fuchs $30 No that page number is not a mistake. Haley is essentially a country boy who became the founding figure of rock & roll from the white perspective at least. Of course his tragic last years are covered and Otto interviews many of those who were intertwined in the career of Bill Haley and the Comets.
“Brooks & Dunn – The Honky Tonk Truth” p 144 pg M B Roberts. $8 Large style book which covers their rise & rise up to 2001.
“Country Music Records A Discography 1921-1942” Tony Russell p. 1183pg pages! $40 The author documents ever hillbilly/old-timey record. Amazing research and detail. Was compiled by Russell and late Bob Pinson of Country Music Foundation. Take for example an artist such as Vernon Dalhart who not only recorded for different labels but also used many aliases, all covered herein.
“Country Music Trivia” p. 190pg Brian Mansfield Includes interactive cd $8 Over 1000 questions…and yes..answers
“Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams” Susan Masino h. 257pg $25 Brand new release. The parts on Hank Jnr and Hank III (Shelton) are extremely informative. Good bit about Hank Jnr’s horror accident .
“Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban” p. 312pg Jeff Apter
“Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry” Charles K Wolfe h. 312pgs $20 Focusses on all the performers and how they were drawn together and its role in American society. Legendary fiddler, Jimmy Thompson, the first performer is seen as quite a character who didn’t mind a drop..or two..or three..
“Grand Ole Opry Picture History Book: 75th Commemorative Edition” p $10 180pg nice large size glossy. Gives a complete bio on the many members at that time (2000) and has many behind the scenes photographs.
“Grand Ole Opry Picture History Book” p 184 pg $10 2001 edition
“Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway” Colin Escott h. $30 208 pg 26 x 26cm Came about through a chance meeting with Hank’s surviving sister and Marty Stuart and subsequent opening of Hank’s archives to him. So what you have is essentially the greatest coffee table style book on Hank Williams that you could ever imagine and then some. Archival information including Hank’s hand written lyrics is produced. Great yarns brilliantly related by Escott. A must.
“Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop” h $20 188 pg 26 x 26 cm. Includes a dust jacket that can be removed opned and framed. The cover is printed as well, so it is not just a plain cover if you choose to do so. Now owned by the Country Music Foundation it is still in operation. Originally the plates were all hand carved. An integral part of Nashville and country music history.
“Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost & Found” h 208 Joe Bonomo $15 Concentrates on his music as well as the man (of course) with a focus on “Greatest Live Show on Earth” album and his career as a country singer supreme.
“Johnny Cash: The Biography” Michael Stressguth h. 334 pg $20 A great book which completely overshadows the Cash autobiography. Recommdended.
“Kristofferson: The Wild American” p. 262pg Stephen Miller $20 Very comprehensive coverage of the perplexing Kristofferson…well I find him that way. Great account of his struggles before making it and of course his famed helicopter landing on Johnny Cash’s property and how Cash would throw the demos that were coming from Kristofferson into the lake. A funny bit June Carter was seconded to get Cash to listen..he did and said they are good and then still proceeded to throw them into the lake.
“Lost Highway: the True Story of Country Music” Colin Escott h. $15 192 pg. One of the best and certainly most prolific, this was the book based on a television documentary series (no it has not been issued on dvd). Great pictures including the celebrated Charlie Rich burning the card announcing John Denver Entertainer of the Year. Wonder if anyone would have envisaged that compared to today’s Nashville roster, Denver & Olivia Newton John were like Hank Williams and Kitty Wells.
“Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America’s Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century” Barry Mazor h. 376pg $25 Barry Mazor writes in an engrossing style and covers a lot of new ground examing the continued influence and reach of Rodgers’ music. It extends to virtually ever major country artist (nice bit on Haggard) and he even examines curiosities such as the Fendermen’s “MuleSkinner Blues”, a classic indicator that not all songs are immediately identifiable as belonging to the Rodgers’ catalogue. Recommend this.
“Music City Babylon: Inside the World of country Music” h. 331pg Scott Faragher $15 Johnny Paycheck, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, Knetucky Headhunters etc….some of the people you will meet…you will never forget their stories.
“Music City Reader 2005: Great Writing on Country Music & Bluegrass” edited by Randy Rudder, foreword by Doug Kershaw p. 218 pg $10 Includes “Iris Dement: All That Living Will Allow”, “Kris Kristofferson: The hemingway of Songwriters” “The Ghostly Ones: How Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Rediscovered Country Music”, “Dwight Yoakam: Hillbilly Redux” etc
“No Depression: Instruments of Change Bookazine # 77” p 144 $8 With the demise of the magazine the editors decided they would try a flasher version, glossy paper, coloured photographs etc…not quite a book but more than a magazine. This one sold out. Among the many articles there is a great one on country music’s premier studio bass player, Bob Moore, as well as an interview with Chris Hillman by Barry Mazor.
“Pickin’ on Peachtree: A History of country Music in Atlanta Georgia” p 298pg Wayne W Daniel $22 Traces the history from Old Time Fiddler’s Conventions through the rise of radio WSB and beyond. Traces artists such as Blue Sky Boys, Martha Carson, artists you normally do not see.
“Public Cowboy # 1: The Life & Times of Gene Autry” h. 406 pg Holly George-Warren $25 Great account of Gene, the actor, singer, tycoon and playboy….well I mean Annie Oakley (Gail Davies) was a good sort.
“Redneck Woman Stories From My Life” Gretchen Wilson h. 202pg $10 with dvd This is also autographed by Gretchen Wilson, who enjoyed incredible success early in the millennium
“Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music” h. 301pg $18 Great coverage from Blind Alfred Reed in the late 20s through to recent times and the infamous Dixie Chicks anti-George W stance.
“Restless Giant: The Life & Times of Jean Aberbach & Hill & Range Songs” p 305pg Bar Biszick-Lookwood $18. Publishing ginat who published music recorded by Elvis Presley, Sons of Pioneers and many others. Gives the run down on Colonel Tom Parker…and doesn’t pull any punches.
“Rosanne Cash: Composed” Rosanne Cash h. 245 $18 Rosanne’s new autobiography.
“Shania Twain: The Biography” p. 370 pg Robin Eggar $5
“Sign of Life: A Story of Family Tragedy Music and Healing” h. 230 pg Hillary Williams $10 Holly Williams and Hillary are daughters of Hank Williams Jnr….different mother to Hank III. This tells the story of Hillary’s recovery from a motor accident which almost claimed her life. Hank Jnr did the foreword and there are many references to her family especially half brother Shelton..HankIII.
“Sing It Pretty: Bess Lomax Hawes: A Memoir” p. 178 $10 Sister of Alan Lomax and a member of the first family of folk music.
“Sotheby’s ‘Property from the Estate of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’ Auction September 14-16 2004 p 320 pg $60 This is an actual auction catalogue of the auction with every lot in it, with estimates etc. It is printed in absolutely the best quality gloss paper imaginable. Large 21 x 27 cm size. You can check the results on the Sotheby’s web site. Interesting that personal items went for much more than estimates eg a letter from Ronald Reagan to Cash had a top estimate of $1200 but went for $2700. If you don’t want to get it from me the Johnny Cash Web Site has one for $150. Fascinating item I really want myself!!
“Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built” h. 266pg $28 Nathan D Gibson with Don Pierce. The Starday label is intrinsically entwined with the career of George Jones but also with the likes of Red Sovine, Cowboy Copas, In its own way Starday pioneered many aspects and apart from the personnel it offers insights into all aspects of the recording industry. BTW Nathan Gibson is the same Nate Gibson who has an excellent cd in the “uptempo honky tonk/ rockabilly section.
“Tao of Willie Nelson” Willie Nelson p 184 pg $8 Hilarious book on Willie’s philosophies on life, and his attitude “don’t sweat on the small stuff’. Lots of anecdotes and jokes. He of course covers the troubles with the IRS. Laugh out loud bits all through.
“View from Nashville” Ralph Emery with Patsi Bale Cox. 320pg h. $25 This is a fabulous book. Great anecdotes that are endlessly interesting. To give you an idea it includes a rare interview with Colonel Tom Parker, the story behind the Roy Orbison Mick Jagger feud, the fight over Conway Twitty’s estate, Loretta’s secret admirer Buck Owens, Johnny Horton’s message from beyond the grave, Ray Charles’ country roots etc. Very easy read but be warned don’t plan to do anything else as it will trap you.
“Wilie Nelson: An Epic Life” Joe Nick Patoski h. 567 pg $25 The best bio yet on the great man. Willie has had his share of tragedies and the book shows how he overcame them with the Willie humour and tenacity.
“Willie Nelson Sings America” Stephen Opdyke$35 p 472 To find a new copy of this out of print gem is amazing. It gives a thorough run down of Willie’s recordings, but the author has included many hitherto unknown anecdotes as well. What is great about this is that the author has been extremely thorough so he writes about things such as “Peace in the Valley: The Gospel Truth Collection” with Jnr as well albums such as “Just One Love” on Justice which usually get overlooked for much lesser quality items. Wonderful coverage of Willie’s many duets. This is an absolute must believe me.
“Baby Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley & the Women Who Loved Him” h. 684 Alanna Nash $22 “A fascinating look into the personal life of one of the world’s greatest performers”
“Bayou Underground” p Dave Thompson 247pg $10 Explores the music, life and lore of New Orleans.
“Bob Dylan Encyclopedia Updated & Revised edition” Michale Gray p.756pg $28 Every album, recording, bootleg, everyone who every knew him and how they knew him, all set out and well written. All you ever wanted to know about Bob.
“Bob Dylan- The Essential Interviews” edited by Jonathan Cott h. 445pg
Published by Rolling Stone magazine/ from 1962 to 2001. Some very straight and informative and some a tad on the weird side…but that is Bob.
“Bob Dylan Complete Discography” Brian Hinton p. 464 pages $22 Great music book, squat size which you could slip on the cds shelves. I still reckon “Self Portrait” is a greatly underrated album an also rate the outtake album “Dylan”. The author rates neither but who gives a rats!! A must have though.
“Don Felder- My Life in the Eagles 1974-2001” Don Felder w. Wendy Holden 340p h. $25 Great look at the Eagles and the man who was responsible for their biggest hit in “Hotel California” and for establishing their credentials as a major rock band but was unceremoniously dropped. Another book full of great anecdotes and recommended for fans of the West Coast rock scene.
“Gospel Side Of Elvis” p. 167pgoe Moscheo advance copy $8
“Got a Revolution: The turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane” by Jeff Tamarkin p 408 $15 In depth coverage of the trials & tribulations of Jefferson Airplane and the san Francisco rock scene in general.
“Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the Southern Californian experience. Timothy White H. 416pg Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Byrds etc. I like the author’s description of Mike Love…golden haired but unignorably balding!
“Read the Beatles: Classic and New writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy & Why They Still Matter” p. 364pg Great collection of articles about the Beatles from their early days to their breakup. Nice bit from Newsweek recorded 2 years after Lennon’s murder when McCartney was turning 40. Over 50 pieces about the group which put daylight second.
“Signed Sealed & Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder” h. $18 337 pgs Raised in poverty and abused by an alcoholic father to the multi Grammy award winning superstar.
UPTEMPO HONKY TONK / Rockabilly CDS
This is a new sub listing which I have decided to incorporate following an umpteenth Dale Watson concert in Sydney which indicated the audience did include a large number of rockabilly fans who offered large support to Dale. Incidentally Dale was as great as ever and particularly chatty (mainly about the diabolical Tiger Airlines who had “misplaced” his new Tompkins’ guitar), and I would put this down to the fact promoter, Big Karl, had been offering Dale lots of fermented liquids in order to placate his charge. Hard to believe Dale just gets better. BY THE WAY IF YOU NEVER HAVE BOUGHT A DALE WATSON ALBUM YOU NEED TO CHANGE THAT. He is Merle Haggard meets Johnny Cash. Yes…that good.
Allcorn, Joey All Alone Again (Blue Yodel Records) $20
Allcorn, Joey 50 Years Too Late $20 Reminiscent Hank III
Wayne the Train but his own man. Superb.
Big Sandy/ Flyrite Boys Rockin’ Big Sandy $20 (Hightone) 15 track
w. X-rated “Backdoor Man” on cd for 1st time.
Big Sandy/ Flyrite Boys Fly Right With (Dionysius) $20 pre-Hightone
Big Sandy/ Flyrite Boys Jumping from 6 to 6 (Hightone) $18
Blaker, Clay & Texas Honky Tonk Band Laying It All on the Line $18
Boorer, Boz Miss Pearl $25 Japan only cd from the guy who
rocks Sonny George cd. Very similar.
Bosworth, Libbi Libbiville (Ramble Records) $20
Brom, Marti Lassoed Live (Goofin’) $20
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown (Curb) $15
Brown, Junior Guit With It (Curb) $15
Brown, Junior Semi Crazy (Curb) $15
Brown, Junior Down Home Chrome (Telarc same as next) $18
Brown, Junior Austin Experience: Live at Continental $18
Burnette, Billy Memphis in Manhattan (Chesky) $15
Burnette, Johnny Rockabilly Boogie (Bear) $22 best r-a-b cd ever
Casello, Chris Done Moved On (Dyna Electro) $18 w. Starlight
Drifters. Dynamic singer & like a one man West-
Bryant as a guitarist.
Cowboys & Indians The Western Life (Crystal Clear) $20
Edgar, W C Alcohol of Fame $18
Flores, Rosie Rockabilly Filly $18 (Hightone)
Gibson, Nate/ Gashouse Gang All the Way Home (Cow Music) $20
Hancock, Wayne “TheTrain”Thunderstorms & Neon signs (Ark 21) $20
Hancock, Wayne “TheTrain” That’s What Daddy Wants (Ark 21) $20
Hancock, Wayne “TheTrain” Tulsa (Bloodshot) $20
Hard Hat Dave And the Honky tonk Nights $20 All the good
things are represented on this 1 off gem.
Harris, D B Can I Return These Flowers $20 This, his 1st
is as good as it gets, but his subsequent cds get
a pass…but this is a ripper.
Heinrich, Roy Listen to Your Heart (Stockade) $20 1996 gem.
Heybale! Continental Club Live $18
High Noon Stranger Things $18 (Watermelon)
Jackson, Wanda The Party Ain’t Over $18 (Nonesuch)
Jackson, Wanda Heartache (Varese) $18
Jackson, Wanda Heart Trouble (CMH) $18..w Cramps, Dave Alvin
Kreuzer, Josie Hot Rod Girl $20 (She Devil) Hit!
Kreuzer, Josie As Is (She Devil) $20
Miss Leslie & Juke Jointers Honky Tonk Revival (Zero) $20 one of best
Miss Leslie & Juke Jointers Between the Whiskey & the Wine $20 ever!!
Moore, Scotty/ D J Fontana All the King’s Men (Polydor) Yep, Elvis
drummer & guitar player with guests inc.
Keith Richard/ Mavericks/ Steve Earle etc $20
Morgan, Lynette Insomnia Blues (w. Blackwater Valley Boys)$20
Morgan, Whitey & the 78s (Bloodshot) $20
Ortega, Linda Little Red Boots (Last Gang) $18 hot chick!!
Papa Tops West Coast Turnaround Greatest Hits Vol. II $20 Ace truckin’
Penny, Mike & Moonshiners Don’t Start Breathin’ Down My Neck $20
Rhythm Bomb label!!
Petty Booka Fujiyama Mama (Ben Ten) $25 Japanese sisters
who sing in English. It is great. Do a fabulous
version of Junior Brown’s “My Baby Don’t
Dance to Nothing But Ernest Tubb”
Ranch Girls & Ragtime Wranglers: Can you Hear Me $20
Reefer, Sean And Resin Valley Boys: Texas Hill Country $20
Suzette & Neon Angels Tex-O-Billy $18
Two Tons of Steel Vegas (Palo Duro) $18
Wagoneers Good Fortune (A&M) $20 Monte Warden!
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone) $20
His debut cd was one of the most perfect we
have ever had. He is equally adept at the ballad
so all I can say is ….none better.
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale Best of the hightone Years $15
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale Whiskey or God (Palo Duro) $18
Watson, Dale From the Cradle to the Grave $18 (Hyena)
Watson, Dale Dreamland (Koch) $20 Honkytonkers Don’t Cry
Watson, Dale Carryin’ On (E1) $18
Williams, Hank III Rebel Within (Curb) $20
Williams, Hank III Straight to Hell (Curb) $15 2cds
Williams, Jason D Killer Instincts $18 (Rockabilly) Insane piano
pounding honky tonker often compared to
Jerry Lee, with good reason, and often being
rumoured to be his offspring, something he
alludes to in “Like Jerry Lee”. BTW Jerry Lee’s
fiddle player Kenny Lovelace is a guest. One of
the best covers you’d ever wish for.
Wilson, Jason Big Gun (Rhythm Bomb) $20
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars, Cadillacs etc (WB) 2cd version in lp
replica cover $20
Austin Country Night Ring Stars from Heart of Texas $20
Okay, there is going to be overlap and some I missed, for which I hope you will excuse me.
Allen, Rex Voice of the West $18 (Bear Family)
Anderson, Bill Songwriter (TWI) $18 (excellent 2010 album)
Arnold, Eddie Essential (RCA) $18 stunningly good selection.
Bare, Bobby Singin’ in the Kitchen/ This I Believe 2 on 1 $20
Big Bopper Hello Baby (Bear) $22
Bonanza Bear Family…No box or book $40 Great deal
inc. all Lorne Greene solo + cast recordings
Britt, Elton Ridin’ With Elton (Jasmine) 23 tracks $18
Browns Complete Hits (Collectors Choice) $20 21tks
NOTE: As Collectors Choice label has been
bought, in what you could probably term a
hostile takeover most titles are now deleted.
Butler, Carl & Pearl Family Affair $20 (also inc. some Johnny &
Jonie Mosby) (Koch)
Cash, Johnny ***Official Yesterday & Today Records Greatest
Country artist ever****
VHI Storytellers Live with Willie Nelson $20
This is beyond great.
Rockabilly Blues $18 (koch)
American VI: Ain’t No Grave $15 (American)
Bootleg Volume II 2cds $18 (Sony) 57
previously unrelased demos, singles & radio tks
Johnny 99 (Koch) $18 sings some of Bruce
Sunday Morning Coming Down $20 (DCC) oop
Mystery of Life $18 (Mercury) one of his best!
At Madison Square Garden $18
Country Classic: Readers Digest 3cd 65 tks $25
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (Bear Family) $20
Clark, Roy Greatest Hits $20 (Varese)
Clark, Roy Greatest Hits Vol 2 $20 (Varese)
Cline, Patsy Legendary Country Singers (Time Life) $15 This
is a great series with 25 tracks…early to late.
All the classic hits. An excellent series.
Cochran, Hank The Heart of: Monument Sessions (Koch) $18
Cooley, Spade Big Band 1950-1952 $18 (Harlequin) 33tks
Cooley, Spade Spadella! The essential (Sony legacy) $15
Cooper, Wilma Lee/ Stoney Songs of Inspiration (Varese) $15
Country All Stars Jazz from the Hills (Bear) $20 Chet Atkins w.
Homer & Jethro, Jerry Byrd etc.
Daffan, Ted & His Texans Bon to Lose (Jasmine) $18 24 tracks.
Davis, Jimmie Country Music Hall of Fame $18 (MCA)
Davis, Skeeter Essential (RCA) $18 Great sound & selection.
Delmore Brothers Freight train Boogie (Ace UK) $20 20 tks
Dusty, Slim Australia Is His Name 3cd (EMI) $25 deleted.
Foley, Red Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy $18 (Edsel UK)OOP
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Vintage Collection $15 (Capitol)
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 6000 Sunset Boulevard (Sundazed) $20
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 16 Tons of Boogie: The Best (Rhino) $18
Haggard, Merle Kern River/ Chill Factor $20 (American Beat)
Haggard, Merle Chill Factor (Sony) $15 original 1987 cd
Haggard, Merle The Bluegrass Sessions (Hag) $18
Haggard, Merle Legendary Country Singers $15 (Time Life)25tk
Haggard, Merle Portrait Of/ Keep Movin’ On (BGO) $22
Hall, Tom T Ultimate Collection $20 24 tks and only place
“Harper Valley PTA” by Tom T himself exists
Hall, Tom T Songs from Sopchoppy $20 (Mercury) OOP
Hall, Tom T I Witness Life/ 100 Children $22 (Bear)
Hart, Freddie Easy Loving/My Hang Up is You (EMI) $18
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses $20 Only cd of
her original recordings.
Homer & Jethro Unhappy Day $20 (BACM) 24 tks
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy $20 (omni) 30 tks. Great.
James, Sonny Capitol Collectors Series $18 (Capitol) 20tks
James, Sonny Complete Columbia & Monument Hits $18
Collectors Choice. See Browns…be quick
Jennings, Waylon Complete MCA Recordings $28 2cd 43tks (MCA)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People/Hangin’ On $18
Jones, George Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits $15 (Sony)
Jones, George It Don’t Get Any Better Than This (MCA) $15
Jones, George Hits (Bandit Records) 2 cd $18 inc. 2 prev.
unreleased tracks. This is George’s own label.
Jones, George Essential 2cds (Sony) $18
Jones, George In a Gospel Way $18 (Razor & Tie)
Jones, George Grand Tour $18 (American Beat)
Jones, George I Am What I Am $15 (Sony)
Jones, George Jones By George (Proper UK) 2cds 40 tks $20
Jones, George Legendary Country Singers (Time Life) $15
25 tks. See comments Patsy Cline. Top series.
Jones, George 40 Years of Duets $18 Time Life 20 tks
Jones, George Bradleys Barn sessions $18 (MCA) Great!
Jones, George Walls Can Fall (MCA) $15
Jones, George She Thinks I Still Care:TheUnited Artists Years
2cds Razor & Tie 40tks OOP
Jones, George Rock It: 32 Boppin’ trax $25 (Cactus) George
& his early rockabilly oriented tracks.
Jones, George/ Merle Haggard Kickin’ Out the Footlights again $18
Jones, Grandpa Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $18 also
in bluegrass section…
King, Pee Wee Blue Suede Shoes (Bear) $22
Laine, Frankie Balladeer/ Wanderlust (Columbia UK) $18
Louvin, Charlie Sounds of Days to Come $20 (1999 Country
Louvin, Charlie The Battle Rages on (True North) $18
Lynn, Loretta Gold 2cds $25 MCA
Lynn, Loretta All Time Gospel Favourites $20 2cd (Heartland)
Lynn, Loretta All Time Gospel Favourites $15 Time Life 20tks
Lynn, Loretta Definitive Collection $20 (MCA) 25 tks
Macon, Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $18 OOP
Maddox Brothers & Rose Ugly & Slouchy (Bear) $22
Maphis, Joe & Rose Lee Cold Heart of Steel $18 (RighteousUK)Columbia
Miller, Ned From a Jack to a King (Bear) $22
Nelson, Willie Here We Go Again: Celebrating Ray Charles $15
Latest with Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones.EMI
Nelson, Willie Complete Liberty Recordings (EMIUK)45 tks$22
Nelson, Willie What a Wonderful world $15 (CBS Holland)
Nelson, Willie Six Hours at Pedernales with Curtis Potter $15
One only album on Step One is just superb.
Nelson, Willie Just One Love (Justice) $20 Unquestionably
is one of Willie’s best ever with 2 stunning
duets with Kimmie Rhodes plus a joyous &
incredibly nutty “8 More Miles to Louisville”
with Grandpa Jones. Buddy Emmons plays.
Nelson, Willie Across the Borderline (Sony) 14 duets $15
Owens, Buck I Don’t Care $15 (Sundazed) all w. bonus tks
Owens, Buck Sings Tommy Collins $15 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck On the Bandstand $15 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Before You Go $15 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail $15 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Very Best Volume 1 (Rhino) $15 16 tks
Owens, Buck Box Set Sampler $18 (Rhino) 22tks
Parton, Dolly Original album Classics 5cd $40 Nice Uk box
w. mini lp style covers of 5 classics, well
maybe 4 classics (indisputable) and 1 other.
Just Because I’m a woman/ Coat of Many
Colours/ My Tennessee Mountain Home/
Jolene….are former plus “9 to 5”
Pierce, Webb High Geared Daddy (Bear) $22 32 tks
Price, Ray Legendary Country Singers $15 Time Life 25tks
Price, Ray Faith (gospel) $18
Price, Ray Essential 2cds 40 track $25 hell yeah!!
Pride, Charley Legendary Country Singers $15 Time Life 25tks
Rainwater, Marvin Whole Lotta Woman $22 (Bear)
Ritter, Tex High Noon $20 (Bear Family) 28 tks
Smith, Carl Sixties Hits (Collectors Choice) $20 be quick
Smith, Carl Happy Birthday My Darlin’ $20 22 Hickory tks
Smith, Connie Essential (RCA) $20 …truest title for any cd.
Starr, Lucille Lonely street/ side By Side 2 0n 1 $20
Statler Brothers Decades of Hits (Polymedia) $20 20 tks
Statler Brothers Icon $10 12 tracks
Statler Brothers Icon 2 2cds $20 24 tks.
Thompson, Hank Best of (Varese) $18 Dot/ABC/MCA 16 tks
Thompson, Hank Hank World $15 (Bloodshot) 23 transcriptions
Thompson, Hank Hank the Hired Hank (el Toro) 2cds 24 Capitol
tks plus great long radio interview with very
eloquent gentleman, with music played during
Floyd Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $18
Twitty, Conway 20 Classics $15 These are early 80s versions
Jimmy Bowen producing.
Twitty, Conway Ballads $20 (Bear Family) 33 MGM tks .
Twitty, Conway The # 1 Hits Collection 2cds 33t tks $22 (MCA)
Twitty, Conway 25 Number Ones $18 (MCA)
Twitty, Conway Readers Digest 3cds 60 tracks $35. Great set.
Van dyke, Leroy Walk on By (Bear) $22
Wagoner, Porter What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen/ Sings His
Own 2 on 1 $18
Wagoner, Porter Cold Hard Facts of Life/ Soul of a Convict $20
Walker, Wayne How Do You Think I Feel: The Singer & His
Songs (El Toro) $20 33 tks. Great songwriter.
West, Speedy/Jimmy Bryant For Last Time (Step One) $18
West, Speedy/Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie: Flaming Guitars $15
Wills, Bob Bootheel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds 50 tks $28
Young, Faron This Is/ Hello walls (Capitol) 2 on 1 $20
Hank Williams Songwriter to Legend $20 (Bear) 28 tks. The
1st part is Songs that Hank Wrote but never
recorded and the second are tributes to Hank.
Columbia Hillbilly Vol 6 (Cactus) $20 31 tks
Decca Hillbilly Vol 6 (Cactus) $20 30 tks
Decca Hillbilly Vol 7 (Cactus) $20 30 tks
MGM Hillbilly Vol 2 (Cactus) $20 32 tks
MGM Hillbilly Vol 5 (Cactus) $20 31 tks
MGM Hillbilly Vol 6 (Cactus) $20 31 tks
Lots of rarities on these. Definitely goes away from the usual. Like the vocal Arthur Smith on
the MGM ones & the Wilburns on Decca. All A+!!
COUNTRY CDS $15 and up
Albert, Christine Texafrance $18 Kimmie Rhodes meet Edith Piaf
Asleep at the Wheel/Willie Willie Meets the Wheel $18
Asleep at the Wheel Western Time/Keepin’ Me Up Nights $18 Acadia
Atkins,Chet/T.Emmanuel Day the Finger Pickers Took Over the World $18
Barker, Aaron/Curtis wayne Staright from the Horse’s Mouth $20
Barnett, Mandy Winter Wonderland (Rounder) $15
Bellamy Brothers 25 Year Collection 1 & 2 $20 2cds
Berg, Matreca The Dreaming Fields (Dualtone) $15 new 2011
cd ..always good.
Berry, Benny Give Me a Good Country Song $20 Bob Grady
Berry, Benny Things I Want to sing About $20 ARCD
Hard to believe that he is not known ouside
the Yesterday & Today Records corridors. A
wonderful vocalist who had a place on Epic
records which he declined. Joe Diffie took his
spot. If I said as good as Merle Haggard I
would not be exaggerating.
Bill & Audrey Looking Back to See $15 Reckless
Blue, Arkey Hills of Old Fredericksburg $20 Ban-Tex
Bogguss, Suzy Sweet Danger 2007. Her latest$18 LDR
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between $18 (Capitol) Perfect
major label debut.
Bogguss, Suzy Live at Caffe Milano
Bonoff, Karla Live 2cds 2007 $25 on her own label
Booth, Tony The Other Side of Love $20
Boxmasters Boxmasters 2cds $20 (Vanguard)
Boxmasters Modbilly 2cds $20 Vanguard Billy Bob Thornton
has finally made it as a singer; both are great.
Each has a cd of originals & one of covers. The
covers range from Beatles to Byrds to Mike
Nesmith, Cal Smith to Rolling Stones.
Burns, Brian Eagle & the Snake: Songs of the Texians $18
Burton, Charlie Rustic Fixer Upper $18 (Lazy S O B)
Burton, Charlie Salad $20 (WILD)
Burton, Charlie Puke Point at the Juke Joint $20 Wild
Burton, Charlie Green Cheese (Wild) $20
Quirky Nebraskan who landed in Austin. Was
Rolling Stone reviewer.
Byrd, Jerry Master of touch & Tone $20 (Mountain Apple)
Byrd, Tracy Definitive: 18 Biggest Hits (MCA)
Byrds Sweethearts of the Rodeo (CBS) $15 expanded
Campbell, Glen Walkin’ in the Sun $18 (Capitol) This was a
super album with a stunning duet with Lacy J
Dalton on “Woodcarver” plus great country songs all the way such as “Cheatin’ Is”
Campbell, Glen Unconditional Love (Capitol) $18 follow up to
previous, again produced by Jimmy Bowen.
Campbell, Glen Essential Volume 1 Capitol $15 23 tks inc. unrel
Campbell, Glen Essential Volume 2 Capitol $15 22 tks inc. unrel
Canyon, Glen Bright Indiana $18 Country Discovery
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Songs Of $20 This is put out by her publishing
company & contains 19 tracks. There has not
really been an MCC GH but this is better anyway
Carolina Chocolate Drop Genuine Negro Jig $20 (Nonesuch) This is a
great cd which won the 2011 Grammy for the
Best Traditional Folk album. It is essentially
stringband music. As was the case in the
formative years many country groups were not
white and such is the case here. Very authentic
& a great companion for box “From where I
Stand: The Black Experience in country Music”.
Carter, Anita Ring of Fire (Bear Family) $20
Carter, Carlene Musical Shapes/ blue Nun $18 (Edsel OOP)
The bad gal sings “Too Drunk to Remember”
Cash, Tommy Fade to Black: Memories of Johnny $18
Cash, Tommy Very Best $18
Charles, Ray Friendship $18 (Sony) expanded/remastered.
Chesnutt, Mark Savin’ the Honk Tonk $20 Vivaton
Chesnutt, Mark Outlaw $15 Saguaro Special price on his great
2010 album which features a duet with the
super Amber Digby.
Chieftains Another Country (RCA) $18 w. Emmylou, Willie,
Don Williams, Skaggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band etc
Chieftains Down the Old Plank Road: Nashville Sessions
$18 w. Vince Gill, Buddy Miller. Krauss etc
Chieftains Further On Down the Old Plank Road $20
w. Emmylou, Patty, Prine etc
Clark, Gene Silverado ’75: Live & Unreleased $18 Coll.Ch.
Clark, Gene/ Carla Olson In Concert 2cds 26 tks Collectors Choice $20
Clement, Cowboy Jack Guess Things Happen that Way$18 (Dualtone)
Not only is Jack a wonderful artist, this cd also
has the final 2 songs Johnny Cash sang on!!
Clietro, Eddie Flying Saucer Boogie (Bear) $20
Coe, David Allan Live: If That Ain’t Country $18
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay $18 Many know that
Coe recorded a couple of very rude r rated
albums. They had a proviso “Not Recommended
for Airplay” on them. So what he has done is
use the melodies for some of those and add
new lyrics which are…..recommended for
airplay. Result is superb.
Coe, David Allan For the soul & Mind Demos 1971-74 cd + dvd
$20 Some of his best.
Coe, David Allan Unchained/ Son of the South (Bear) $22 2 on 1
Coe, David Allan Country & Western $15 (king) Cowboy songs!!
Colter, Jessi Very Best $18 (Capitol) 18 tks
Conlee, John Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus $18 (gospel)
Conlee, John Live at Billy Bobs $15 18 tracks.
Confederate Railroad Very Best $15 (Rhino) 18 tracks. Great!!
Cook, Elizabeth Balls (31 Tigers) $15 Rodney Crowell produced.
Cooper, Peter The Lloyd Green album $20 Just great.
Country Soul Revue Testifying (Casual) 13 tks from a loose group which were together for 2 weeks in 2004. Nice
hard cover book like case. Leads handled by
Dan Penn, Tony Joe White, Larry Jon Wilson, Bonnie Bramlett, George Soule. The 13 tks are only on this.
Craft, Paul Brother Jukebox $20 great singer and writer 17
tracks inc. title & “Hank Williams You Wrote My
Life” all written by Paul.
Dadi, Marcel Nashville Rendezvous $20 2cds French Chet
Atkins disciple which includes Albert Lee, Chet,
Buddy Emmons, Charlie McCoy etc
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest Hits $18 (CBS)
Dekle, Mike Tributes (Parlay) 14 tks Great singer/ writer
Dement, Iris Infamous Angel $18 (WB) a classic “Our Town”
Dickinson, Kim Smokey Mountain Queen $18 Country Discovery
Mike Headrick production. 15 tks
Digby, Amber Another way to Live $20
Digby, Amber Passion, Pride & What Might Have Been $20
Digby, Amber Music from the Honky tonks $20
Digby, Amber Here Come the Teardrops $20
Dillard, Rodney I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry $18
Dunn, Holly Blue Rose of Texas (WB) a gem $15
Eaglesmith, Fred Cha Cha Cha $18
Eaglesmith, Fred Tinderbox $18
Earle, Steve Copperhead Road $15
Earle, Steve The Hard Way $20
Earle, Steve Train a Comin’ $18
Earle, Steve I’ll Never Get Out of this world Alive $18
Earle, Steve Guitar Town $15 expanded & Remastered MCA
Earle, Steve I’ll Never Be Satisfied 2cds Hits $18 Hip-O
Edwards, Don Kin to the Wind $15 Marty Robbins tribute
Edwards, Don Moonlight & Skies $15 Swing.
Ely, Joe Live Chicago 1987 $15
Ely, Joe Honky Tonk Masquerade $15
Ely, Joe Best $18 (MCA) 20 tracker.
Fairchild, Barbara Classic Country (CBS) $20 only cd ever.
Flatlanders More a Legend Than a Band $20 (Rounder)
Foley, Blaze Sittin’ By the Road $20 (LAR)
Foley, Blaze Cold Cold World $20 (LAR)
Foster & Lloyd It’s Already Tomorrow $18 2011 new album
Foster & Lloyd Foster & Lloyd $15
Foster & Lloyd Faster & Louder $15
Foster & Lloyd Version of the Truth $15
Foster & Lloyd Essential $15
Radney & Foster & Bill Lloyd garnering great
lot of reviews for new album. All their duet
albums are just great.
Frickie, Janie After Midnight $18
Friedman, Kinky From One Good American to Another r$20
Gatlin Larry Pilgrimage $18 “Johnny Cash Is Dead & His
House Burnt Down”…you gotta hear it!!
Gatton, Danny 8 8elmira St (Elektra) $15
Gauthier, Mary The Foundling $15
Gauthier, Mary Mercy Now $15
Gauthier, Mary Between Daylight & Dark $15
Gauthier, Mary Drag Queens in Limousines $20 a stunner.
Gill, Vince The Key $15 (MCA)
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Jimmie Dale Gilmore $20 (Hightone) signed!
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale After Awhile $15 (Elektra)
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Come on Back (Rounder) $15 top covers album
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue (Bear) $20 22 tracks
Glaser, Tompall Another rLog on the Fire/ Hillbilly Central # 2
(Bear FAmily) $22
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone (Columbia) $20 none better!
Gosdin, Vern Late & Great Voice $20 (Sims)
Gregory, Clinton Music N Me $15 (Step One) Stunning debut cd,
Griffith, Nanci There’s a Light Beyond These Woods 18 (Philo)
Harris, Emmylou Hard Bargain $18 (Nonesuch)
Harris, Emmylou Hard Bargain cd + dvd deluxe version $25
Harris, Emmylou Angel Band $15
Harris, Emmylou Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town $15 expanded
Harris, Emmylou White Shoes $15
Harris, Emmylou Bluebird $20 **with “Icy Ble Heart”
Hay, Erin The Circle $20
Hay, Erin Blue Country Song $20 one of best indies ever.
Hayes, Wade Place to Turn Around $20
Headrick, Mike Moonshine $18 (wRalph Mooney,sadly his last)
Hewerdine, Boo/ Darden Smith Evidence $15 great album esp. title track
Highfill, George Music Born in Bakersfield $20 This is indie
cd. Pity his WB album never made it to cd.
Hill, Byron Gravity $18
Hill, Byron Stay Awhile $18
Hill, Byron Radio Songs $20 Great singer but especially
writer. This has 5 new songs plus 9 versions
of songs that were hits for others inc. “If I
Was a Drinkin’ Man”, “Lifetstyles of the Not
So Rich & Famous” etc.
Hillman, Chris/Herb Pederson At Edwards Barn $18
Hillman, Chris/Herb Pederson Way Out West $20 OUT OF PRINT
Hollar, Ernie Footprints $15
Hollar, Ernie I Got the Rain $15 both produced by Mike
Headrick for Hawk Records
Holiday, Jolie Lucky enough $18
Hollister, Doug There Is a Time $18
Hudgins, Lucas The world Left Is Mine $18
Hurd, Cornell Live at Broken Spoke $20 …a Y & T favourite
Hurd, Cornell Live ayt Jovitas $20 (w. Genitalia of a Fool)
Hurd, Cornell A Bad Year for Love $18
Hurd, Cornell Beyond the Purple Hills $18
Isabel, Jason 40 0Unit $15
Jackson, Alan 34 Number Ones $18 2cds
Jackson, Alan Songs of Love & Heartache $22 (Crackerbarrel)
Jackson, Alan Precious Memories $18 (gospel)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Vol 2 2cds version $15
Jake Leg Stompers Hill Country Voodoo $18
Jiminez, Flaco Partners $18 duets inc. Dwight on “Carmelita”
Joey & Rory Life of a Song $20 Wonderful and necessary
Joey & Rory Album II $25 (this was our 2010 album of the
Year and this is Walmart exclusive with bonus)
Johnson, Jamey That Lonesome Song (Mercury) $20
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar $18 (BMG) If he hadn’t ******
Joss, Scott New Reason to Care (Little Dog) $18 Great
honky tonk singer who was in Dwight’s band &
is now with Haggard!!
Judds Reunion 2cd $15 (Curb)
Keeble, Billy Unchained Country $20 one of the best
Kendall, Jeannie Jeannie Kendall $18 (Rounder) superb!
Kentucky Headhunters That’ll Work (w. Johnny Johnson…Chuck Berry
piano pounder) Long out of print
Kirby, Dave Is Anybody Going to San Antone $18 He wrote
the darn thing!! Last solo album. H.O.Texas.
Knopfler, Mark/Emmylou All the Roadrunning $15
Kristofferson, Kris Border Lord/ Jesus Was a Capricon $20 2on1
Kristofferson, Kris Third World Warrior/Repossessed $20 2cds
Kristofferson, Kris Live at Philharmonic $20 78 minutes
Laine, Frankie On the Trail $18 (bear Family)
lang, k d Recollection 2cds (nonesuch) $18
Lewis, Jerry Lee Platinum Collection $18 20 pure country tracks
he recorded for Elektra. Just great.
Lewis, Linda Gail Out of the Shadows $18 His piano pounding sis
Los Lonely Boys Rockpango $18
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train $22 (Bear Family)
Loveless, Patty Mountain Soul II $15
Lund, Corb A Selection of Songs $18 14 songs put out by
his publishing company.
Lyda, Jacob Back in the Swing $20 one of the best of
Mike Headrick’s charges. He is about to make
major debut. Was 17-18 when he first started.
Has it all.
Lynne, Shelby Epic Recordings $18 16 tks from her 3 Epic cds
McCall, Darrell/ Johnny Bush Hot Texas Country $20
McCall, Darrell Lilydale $20 (reissue of his major label album
which has Willie on title track)
McClain, Antsy & Trailer Park Troubadours Sun Studio Sessions $15
McClinton, Delbert Nothing Personal $18
McDaniel, Mel Reloaded $18 sadly recently deceased
This has a great mix & is the only place you will get the gem “Plastic Doll”, a
wonderfully semi sick ditty!!
Have an autographed copy for $22
McDowell, Ronnie Tribute to the King $18 20 tks w. Jordinaires
Maddox, Rose/John Jorgenson Moon is Rising $18The most versatile
female vocalist in country music history and the
then Desert Rose Band member combine for a
Bakersfield styled gem.
Malo, Raul Saints & Sinners $18 his latest with the
wonderful Texas Tornado style “Superstar”,
Malo, Raul/Pat Flynn/ Rob Ickes/ Dave Pomeroy
Nashville Acoustic Sessions $18 (CMH)
Marquez, Bobby Bobby Marquez $20 briliant young Texas
honky tonker. On the TruCountry dvd.
Martin, Glynn Uncle Sam, Mr Jukebox & My Ex Wife $20
Vocally a lot like Don Williams and is on
Mike Headrick’s Country Discovery label.
Martin, Leland I’ll Pick the Guitar you Drive the truck $18
Martin, Tony Stronger than That $20 Country Discovery!!
Mavericks Definitive Collection $18 (MCA) 20 tks
Miller, Buddy Majestic Silver Strings cd+dvd $18(New West)
Milsap, Ronnie Ultimate $15 22 hits
Milsap, Ronnie Essential 2cds $20 40 tks
Milsap, Ronnie 40 Number One Hits $20 2 cds
Mizzell, Robert Place Beyond the Sun $18 Country discovery
Mizzell, Robert Redneck Man $15 Inc duet with Collin Raye on
“Murder on Music Row”.
Moffatt, Hugh & katy Dance Me Outside $18 (Philo)
Moody Brothers w. Doc Watson/ Arthur Smith/ John D
Loudermilk, Bobby Hicks, Geo Hamilton IV
Moorer, Alison Definitive $18 MCA 19 tracks
Morgan, Chad Regal Zonophone Collection 3cds $18 (EMI)
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles $22 only album by one of the
Nashville songwriting hierarchy. Highlights inc
“Sweet Emmylou” a tribute to you know who &
the humorous “Big Old Platium Record”
Morgan, Lorrie Moment in Time $15 14 cover songs
Morrison, Van Play the Devil $15 His great country album.
Morrison, Van Play the Devil Deluxe cd + dvd $22 The dvd has
him performing songs from the album.
Morlix, Gurf Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream $18
Morlix, Gurf Birth to Boneyard $18
Morrow, Cory Full exposure $20 cd+ full dvd
Murray, Anne You Will $18 (Capitol) all except hits are OOP
Murray, Anne Yes I Do $18 (Capitol)
Murray, Anne Harmony $18 (Capitol)
Murray, Anne As I Am (Capitol) $18
Myles, Heather Live at the botton Line$20
Myles, Heather Highways & Honky tonks $20 Haggard guests
Myles, Heather Just Like Old Times (Hightone0 420 stunning
Myles, Heather Untamed $20 (Hightone) Y & T royalty!!
Nelson, Lukas & Promise of the Real $15 (willie’s Son)
Nelson, Rick Bright Lights in Country Music/ Country Fever
Two great Decca albums on 1 cd $20 (Ace UK)
Newton-John, Olivia 48 original tracks 1971-75 $25 2cds Out of
print and the only place you’ll get Olivia’s
country stuff in one place.
Nesmith, Mike Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (Rio)
$18 Great country solo album from ex Monkee
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dirt on the Strings: Instrumental Collection $15
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Stars & Stripes Forever 2 on 1 $18
Nunn, Gary P Taking Texas to the Country $20
Orbison, Roy Monument Singles Collection 1960-64 2cds +
Dvd to celebrate what would have been (holy
crap!) Roy’s 75th birthday. $22
Overstreet, Tommy Best (Varese) $18
Page, Patti Brand New Tennessee Waltz $18 guests inc
Emmylou/Alison Krauss ,Suzy Bogguss.
Parsons, Jeremy Doggondest Feelin’ $18 Very good traditional
Style …reminds a little of Marty Brown.
Parton/Lynn/Wynette Honky tonk Angels $18
Parton, Dolly Heartsongs Live from Home $18
Paycheck, Johnny The Beginning $15 15 Lil Darlin’ tracks
Paycheck, Johnny Shakin’ the Blues (Bear Family) $20
Paycheck, Johnny Soul & the Edge (CBS) 23 tracks $20
Perfect Stranger It’s Up to You $18 indie release of the great
album “You Have the Right to Remain Silent”
but with two songs that didn’t make it to the
Curb release, “We Robbed Trains” and the great
honky tonk song “Drinkin’ Thing”.
Perry, Keith Inspiration Favourites $20 (Curb) very much
like Keith Whitley.
Peters, Gretchen Trio Recorded Live $15
Pennington, Ray Dear Lord I’ve Changed $18 Gospel (Step One)
Pizzarelli, Bucky Back in the Saddle Again $18
Pizzarelli, Bucky Diggin Up Bones $18 2 great western swing cds
Poco Forgotten Trail 1969-1974 2cds Epic $25 36pg
Poco Crazy Lovin’ Best 1975-1982 $20 (MCA)
Poco Wildwood Sessions $20
Potter, Curtis The Potter’s Touch $20
Potter, Curtis Down in Texas Today $20
Potter.McCall/ Booth The Survivors $20
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows $20 Defining moment!!
Presley, Elvis Elvis Country $18 expanded 18 tracker
Presley, Elvis Sun Sessions $18 28 tracks
Presley, Elvis He Touched Me: Gospel Music of 2cds $22
Presley, Elvis Great Country songs $18 24 tracks
Presley, Elvis Elvis 56 $18 22 tracks
Presley, Elvis In Nashville 1956-1971 $18 14 tks
Presley, Elvis Rhythm & Country $20
NOTE: Have tried to balance Elvis with some in country & some in 50s. These are the ones he does a lot of country stuff on, whilst he does less on the ones in the 50s section. If you don’t understand …seek help!!
Prine, John John Prine (debut) Atlantic $18
Prine, John Missing Years $20 Grammy winning must.
Prine, John Diamonds in the Rough (Atlantic) $18
Pure Prairie League All in Good Time $18
Raybon, Marty The Gospel in Black & White $20 Great vocalist
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven $20 A must have. Kimmie duets with Willie, Waylon & Townes and the
sound & production are a blueprint for any
female folk-country album. Stunning.
Rhodes, Kimmie Love Me Like a Song $18
Rhodes, Kimmie Rich from the Journey $20
Riders in the Sky Best of the West $20
Riders in the Sky Best of the West Rides Again $20
Great Rounder label collection. First has 22 &
latter 25 tracks.
Roberts, Dan Cowhand. Com
Robison, Charlie Bandera (Vireo) $20 His debut cd which was
very reminiscent in parts of John Prine & IMO
Charlie’s best by long way. Lloyd Maines prod.
Rodriguez, Johnny Some of Mine, Some of Theirs $20 last copy
Rodgers, Jimmie Very Best: Kisses Sweeter Than wine 1957-62
$22 Great 26 tracker long out of print on UK
Westside label. The “Honeycomb” man rocks &
does a superb “Waltzing Matilda” along the way
Ronstadt, Linda/Emmylou Western Wall: Tuscon Sessions $15 Now,
who was it that didn’t like who in the Trio? This
1 time meeting is great. David Olney’s “1917” is
the highlight closely followed by Leonard Cohen classic “Sisters of Mercy” w. McGarrigles.
Ronstadt, Linda/Ann Savoy Adieu False Heart $15
Russell, Tom Hurricane Season $18 IMO his best (Philo)
Russell, Tom Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs $18 (Hightone)
Sadler, Barry Ballads of Green Berets $20 Collectors choice
Original album + bonue track ‘The A Team”.
Sahm, Doug He’s About a Groover: an Essential Collection
From the Texas Tornado 2cds Fuel $18 1st cd is
Huey Meaux pre Sir Douglas stuff. 2nd cd all Sir
Seals, Dan Greatest Hits $15 (Capitol)
Serratt, Kenny Best Of Volume 2 $20 Great Hag/Lefty style
vocalist who is extremely popular.
Shelton, Blake Loaded: the Best of $15
Shelton, Blake Pure BS The Deluxe edition $15
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street $18
Shepherd, Thom Could Be Worse $18
Silverstein, Shel Freaking at the Freaker’s Ball $20
Can’t sing but it does matter. Lavicious lyrics.
Singletary, Daryle That’s Why I Sing This Way $15 Great covers
cd & his version of “Kay” is just great. Johnny
Paycheck appears on “Old Violin”. Great cd.
Snider, Todd Live: the Storyteller 2cds Aimless Records $20
Stanley, Nathan My Kind of Country $18 Despite being Ralph’s
grandson and Ralph appearing this is not
bluegrass. 21 trcaks & stunning lot of guests
inc. John Anderson, Vince Gill & Gene Watson.
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky (Bear Family) $18 25 tracks.
Strait, George Twang $18 George wipes away all the turgid
poop he recorded in the previous 12 or so years
with this absolute gem. Right up with the next.
Strait, George Beyond the Blue Neon $18 Easily his best, one
of the best country albums ever.
Strait, George 22 More Hits $15
Stuart, Marty Pilgrim $18 This is a gem. Many guests include
George Jones, Emmylou Harris & Johnny Cash.
Has great honky tonk such as “Red Red Wine & Cheatin’ Songs” as well as a first duet with
George Jones & Emmylou on the all too brief
“Truckstop”. “Hobo’s Prayer” is a great acoustic
number. Themed album.
Stuart, Marty Ghost Train: The Studio B sessions $18 (S-Hill)
Stuart, Marty Country Music $18 cd + DVD edition.
Stuckey, Nat Best of the Best $15 (Fuel) Great singer with
“Sweet Thang” & “Pop a Top” being biggest/
Swan, Billy Do With Me What You Will: The Home Demos
$18 14 tracks.
Sweetback Sisters Looking for a Fight $20 Signature
Talley, James Woody Guthrie/Songs of Oklahoma Hills $18
Taylor, Chip Inglorious Hallelujah 2cds $18
Taylor, Chip Yonkers NY $20 2cds book style hard cover.
Taylor, Jackson Band Live Locked & Loaded $20 (for fans of Waylon)
Taylor, Jackson Band Dark Days $20
Taylor, Larry Joe Port A to Port B $18 Known as the Texas
Taylor, Larry Joe Heart of the Matter $18 Jimmy Buffett for his
Taylor, Larry Joe Coastal & Western $18 similar style.
Travis, Randy Anthology: Trail of Memories $25 2cds Great
Rhino labels set, now Out of Print. 44 tracks
Travis, Randy Around the Bend (WB) cd + dvd $22
Tritt, Travis Very Best (Rhino) 20 tracks $18
Twangbangers 26 Days on the Road (Hightone) $15 Dallas
Wayne, Bill Kirchen (great 9 minute ‘Hot Rod
Lincoln’) Red Volkaert etc. All do lead vocals.
Tyson, Ian Old Corrals a& sagebrush (Bear Family) $20
Vincent, Rhonda Written in the Stars $18 (WB)
Wailin’ Jennys Bright Morning Stars $15 (red House)
Walser, Don Archive Series Vol 2 $15
Warren ,Van Daddy’s Fiddle (Hawk Records) $18
Mike Headrick produced…therefore a must.
Watson, Aaron Deep in the Heart of Texas $18 cd + dvd
Watson, Doc Good Deal! Doc Watson in Nashville $18
Watson, Doc Round the Table Again (Sugar Hill) $18
Watson, Doc/ Merle Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album $18
Watson, Gene Sings $18 (Intersound)
Watson, Gene From the Heart $20 (RMG)
Watson, Gene Then & Now $20 (Koch)
Watson, Gene Taste of the Truth (Shanachie) $20
Watson, Gene Matters of the Heart $20 UK 20 MCA tks.
Wayne, Dallas I’m Your Biggest Fan $18
Wayne, Dallas Big Thinkin’ $15
Webb, Jimmy & Webb Bros Cottonwood Farm $18
Weems, Shayne Perfect Place $20 Country Discovery
Weller, Freddy Very Best $18 22tks Collectors Choice.
Wheeler, Billy Edd Big Bag of Songs $20 (Omni) 28 tks
West, Hedy/Bill Clifton Getting Folk Out of the Country $20 (Bear)
White, James M Broken Spoke Legend $18 owner & operator!
White, Joy Lynn One More time $18 rare 2005 cd.
White, Tony Joe That on the Road Look Live $25 WB Rhino
Handmade label cd.
Whitley, Keith Greatest Hits $20 Only place to get “Tell
Lorrie I Love Her” & duet “Till a Tear Becomes
Whitely, Keith Essential $20 It is the only place you will get
his first album “Hard Act to Follow” on cd. 20tk
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes $20 one of the best ever
Whitley, Keith Sad Songs & Waltzes (rounder) $20
Wilco Kicking Television: Live in Chicago 2cds $15
Williams, Hank Jnr Volume One: Roots & Branches MGM $18 20tk
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club deluxe $18 cloth bound hand
Williams, Ron Natural Thing $18
Williamson, John Whiskey & the Highway $20 …hell not him.. this
is the great Georgia singer with the unique
honky tonk folk style.
Wiseman, Mac Story (CMH) 20 tks $18
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee (EFR) $20 just get it.
Worley, Shane Shotgun House $20 Without question one
Worley, Shane Heartaches & Lies $20 of the best ever artists
Worley, Shane Honky Tonk History $20 we have ever had. If
Worley, Shane Mr Purified Country $20 you have a liking for
Worley, Shane What’s goin’ On Merle Haggard just
Worley ,Shane Rosie’s on a Roll $20
Worley, Shane Feelin’ Haggard $20 (Merle tribute)
Yates, Billy Country $18
Yates, Billy Anywhere But Nashville $18
Yates, Billy Harmony Man $18
Yates, Billy That’s Why I run $18
Yoakam, Dwight Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room $15
Young, Neil International Harvesters $18 (newly
released country stuff around time of “Old
Ways” w. Ben Keith on steel guitar)
Always Lift Him Up Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed $20 19 tks
Depression era songs are pertinent today.
“How Can a Poor Many Stand Such Times
& Live” could apply to 2011
And the Answer Is Volume One (Bear) 30 tks $18
Baseball Project Volume 2: High & Inside $15 (yep Roc)
Beautiful Dreamer Songs of Stephen Foster $20 w. Raul Malo,
BR549, John Prine, David Ball many more
Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack $20 all great but Lorrie Morgan
“Crying Time” & Aaron Tippin “I’m So
Lonesome I Could Cry” are the best!
Bristol Sessions CD#5 (Bear) $18 if you want to try 22 tks
Califia The Songs of Lee Hazelwood $20 (ACE UK)
Caught in the Webb A Tribute to Legendary Webb Pierce $20 w. a
veritable who’s who Dale Watson, George Jones
Mandy Barnett, Dwight, Guy Clark etc. 22 tks
Coal Miners Daughter Tribute to Loretta Lynn $15
Farm Aid Volume One Live 2cds 25 tks $15
Fender 50th Anniversary Guitar Legends $15 (Virgin)
For Love of Harry Everybody Sings Nilsson $18 23 tks with Joe
Ely’s glorious take on Harry’s country “Joy”
the best. Other participants inc. Ringo Starr,
Steve Forbert, Al Kooper, Ron Sexsmith etc.
Frisco Mabel Joy Revisited: For Mickey Newbury $18 Appleseed
*From Alamo to El Dorado: Great Western Movie & TV Soundtracks $20
Bear Family’s 4 cd series is a gem. Lot of rare
among the 23 songs esp. Nat King Cole &
Stubby Kaye “Ballad of Cat ballou”, Johnny
Gregory’s “Bronco”, Johnny O’Neill’s “Wagon
Train etc). Others in series have * before title.
Get With the Beat The Mar’vel Masters (Ryko) 27 hillbilly
tracks from the Marvel label.
Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight $20 Bear 29 tracks
I Love:Tom T Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow $15 Great interpretation
of Tom T’s album classic which includes Tom T (in duet with Fayssoux Starling) plus
Bobby Bare, Tommy Cash, Peter Cooper, Buddy
Miller, Elizabeth Cook etc.
If You Ain’t got the Do Re Mi Songs of Rags & Riches $20 Folkways
27 tracks most about (lack of) money.
Imus Ranch Record Benefit for Kids with Cancer (New West) $15
w. Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Willie etc. Hell
I love Lucinda’s “Mamas Don’t Let your Babies
Etc” as much as I hate her song on the
Silverstein tribute, which I hate as much as
the Sydney City Roosters !!
It’s Now or Never Tribute to Elvis $20 (Mercury) with Travis Tritt,
Dwight, Mavericks, Chris Isaak etc15 tks OOP
Keep Your Soul Tribute to Doug Sahm $18 Delbert, Dave Alvin,
Los Lobos, Flaco etc. 14 tracks
King label: Hillbilly Bop & Boogie (Ace UK) $20 26 tks
Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’ Songs of the Louvin Brothers $18 One of the
best tributes & despite likes of Prine, Joe
Nichols, Haggard, Dolly, Patty & Linda ,the
best is “When I Stop Dreamin” with Glen
Campbell & Leslie Satcher, incredible.
*My Rifle My Pony & Me Movie & TV Soundtracks (Bear) $20 26 tracks.
Old Faithful Songs from the Saddle $20 27 vintage tracks
Pearls in the Snow Kinky Friedman Tribute $20 17 tracks
Pilgrim Celebration of Kris Kristofferson $18 Very funny
mix of participants in the 18 tks inc. Emmylou &
Willie …hardly a surprise.. but Russell Crowe?
And he does a very good “Darby’s Castle”
Radiogram 24 Songs that Inspired a Teenage Gram
Parsons $15 (Righteous label)
Raise Your Window Cajun Anthology 1928-1941 (CMF) $20 20tks
Red Hot & Country Aids research project This has a great line up
Johnny Cash “Forever Young”, Mark Chesnutt’s
take on the obscure Haggard track “Goodbye
Comes Hard to Me” & Radney Foster’s “Close
Up the Honky Tonk” are superb but not a match
for the Mavericks with Carl Perkins & Duane
Eddy on “Matchbox” $20
*Rio Bravo Western Movie & T vThemes (Bear) $20 25 tks
Rounding Up the Girls Great Female Vocals Vol 1 (Jasmine) $18 23 tks
Rarities from Jenny Lou Carson. Patsy Montana,
Carolina Cotton, Molly O’Day (Don’t Sell Daddy Any More Whisley) Penny Nichols etc.
Songcatcher Soundtrack $18 Emmylou, Iris, Patty, Dolly etc
Touch My Heart Tribute to Johnny Paycheck (Sugar Hill) Great
cd with the likes of George Jones, Hank III,
Dallas Wayne, Johnny Bush etc. $18
Tribute to Tradition Dixie Chicks “Stand By Your Man” to Patty &
Randy etc it is all good $20
Tulare Dust Songwriter’s tribute to Merle Haggard $18
Hard to pick the best as all great. Here’s tracks:
1 Tulare Dust/They're Tearing the
Labor Camps Down Tom Russell 3:29
Twistable Turnable Man Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein $18
Despite the fact Lucinda Williams murders
one of Shel’s best in “Ballad of Lucy Jordan”
I could not recommend this more highly. Ray
Price’s “Me & Jimmie Rodgers” covers the
cost on its own…rest is free!
Unbroken Circle Musical Heritage of carter Family $18 Great!
*Wandering Star Movie & TV Themes $20 (Bear) 4th in the series
& only place to get the Lee Marvin title song.
Wandering Eyes Songs of Forbidden Love $20 Lazy S O B
Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, Ted Roddy pay
tribute to Mel Street & the cheating song.
White Mansions/ Legend of Jesse James 2cds $28
$10 CDS or 3 for $25
Adkins, Trace Definitive Greatest 2cds (Capitol)
Alger, Pat Notes & Grace Notes (Capitol)
Allan, Gary Get Off on the Pain (deluxe edition)
Allan, Gary Greatest Hits (MCA)
Allan, Gary Smoke Rings in the Dark (MCA)
Anderson, John Greatest Hits (WB)
Anderson, John Greatest Hits II (WB)
Anderson, John Greatest Hits (BMG)
Auld, Audrey Losing Faith (Reckless)
Backsliders Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon (Asylum)
Note: Not OZ group. US a la KY Headhunters
Baillie & Boys Lights of Home (RCA) Crystal clear voice
Baillie & Boys Turn the Tide (RCA) a la Suzy Bogguss
Baillie, Kathie Love’s Funny That Way (Aspiron)
David Thinking Problem (WB)
Ball, David Freewheeler (Wildcatter)
Ball, David Sparkle City (E1)
Barnett, Mandy Mandy Barnett (Asylum)
Barnett, Mandy I’ve Got a Right to cry (Sire)
One of our favourite female vocalists.!!
Bates, Jeff Leave the Light On (RCA)
Beach Boys & Friends Stars & Stripes Vol 1 (River North) w. Lorrie
Morgan, Willie Jnr Brown, Toby Keith etc
Bellamy Brothers Redneck Girls Forever (Curb)
Bellamy Brothers Sons of Beaches (Bellamy)
Bellamy Brothers Angels & Outlaws Vol 1 (Curb)
Berry, John Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Big Sandy Presents the Fly rite Boys (hightone)
Black, Clint Killin’ Time (RCA) a classic indispensable cd!
Bogguss, Suzy Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Aces (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Suzy Bogguss (Platinum)
Bogguss, Suzy Nobody Loves, Nobody Gets Hurt (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Something Up My Sleeve (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Swing (Compadre)
Bogguss, Suzy Voices in the Wind (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Sweet Danger (LDR)
Bonnett, Charlie III Southbound Train (indie)
Bonnett, Charlie III I’m Just Me (indie) These are both great but
although in a hard core honky tonk style they
are unplugged. Perhaps he couldn’t afford a
band, which is a pity.
BR549 BR549 (Arista) telephone cover
BR549 Coast to Coast (Arista)
BR549 Dog Days (Dualtone)
BR549 Coast to Coast Live (Arista)
BR549 This is (Lucky Dog)
BR549 Tangled in the Pines (Dualtone)
Brown, Marty High & Dry (MCA)
Brown, Marty Here’s to the Honkytonks (Hightone) Classic
singer with Hankish hillbilly bent. This contains
“The Day the Bootlegger Died”. Witty gem!!
Brown’s Ferry Four Fine Singing (Gusto) 24 songs
Brown, Greg The Live One (Red House)
Burgess, Sonny Hittin’ That Jug: Best Of (AVI) the Sun artist.
Buffett, Jimmy Christmas Island (MCA)
Burleson, Ed My Perfect World (Tornado) Texas honky tonk
Burns, Billy Don Heroes, Friends & Other Troubled Souls (Rust)
Bush, Johnny Talk to My Heart (Watermelon)
Camp, Shawn Fireball (Skeeterbit)
Campbell, Stacy Dean Ashes of an Old Love (WB)
Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Lionel I Watched it On the radio (MCA)
Cash, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Sony)
Cash, Johnny American III: Solitary Man (American)
Cash, Johnny Murder (Columbia)
Cash, Johnny American V A Hundred Highways (American)
Cash, June Carter Ring of Fire: The Best (Dualtone)
Cash, June Carter Church in the Wildwood (Dualtone) gospel
Cash, June Carter The Making of Wildwood Flower Radio Special
Chapman, Beth Nielsen Back to Love (BNC)
Chesney, Kenny Hemingway’s Whiskey (BNA)
Chesney, Kenny Greatest Hits (BNA)
Chesney, Kenny Live Those Songs Again
Chesney, Kenny When the Sun Goes Down (BNA)
Chesney, Kenny Me & You (BNA)
Chesney, Kenny In my Wildest Dreams (Capricorn)
Chesney, Kenny Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (BNA)
Chesney, Kenny No Shoes NO Shirt No Problem (BNA)
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Longnecks & Short Stories (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Whata a Way to Live (MCA)
Clark, Guy Boats to Build (Elektra)
Clark, Terry Live: Road Rage (indie release)
Cline, Patsy Duets (Mercury)
Cline, Patsy Live at Opry Vol 2 (MCA)
Coe, David Allan 16 Biggest Hits (Columbia)
Collie, Mark Hardin County Line (MCA) A stunningly great
debut when everyting seemed to be grand!!
Right up there with Mark Chesnutt’s debut.
Collie, Mark Born & Raised in Black & White (MCA)
Conley, Earl Thomas 16 Biggest Hits (RCA)
Confederate Railroad Notorious (Atlantic)
Cook, Elizabeth Hey Y’All (WB)
Crowell, Rodney Fate’s Right Hand (Epic)
Crowell, Rodney Life Is Messy (Lucky Dog)
Crowell, Rodney Keys to the Highway (Lucky Dog)
Daniel, Davis Fightin’ Fire With Fire (Mercury)
Darling, Sarah Angels & Devils 2cds (Black River)
Dayton, Jesse South Austin Sessions ( Stag)
Dement, Iris The Way I Should (WB)
Dement, Iris My Life (WB)
Desert Rose Band Pages of Life (MCA)
Derailers Full Western Dress ( Sire)
Derailers Here Come the Derailers (Lucky Dog)
Diffie, Joe Greatest Hits (CBS)
Diffie, Joe Homecoming (Rounder)
Diffie, Joe Definitive (JLD)
Dillon, Dean Hot Country & Singles (Atlantic)
Dodd, Deryl Stronger Proof (Dualtone)
Doobie Brothers World Gone Crazy cd + dvd (HOR)
Dunn, Holly Milestones: Greatest Hits (WB)
Edwards, Jonathan Honky tonk Stardust Cowboy (Collectors Ch)
Elliott, Ronny Poisonville (BH)
Ely, Joe Twistin’ in the Wind (MCA)
Ely, Joe Letter to Laredo (MCA)
Emmanuel, Tommy Little by Little (Favoured) 2cds
Escovedo, Alejandro Street Songs of Love (Fantasy)
Evans, Sara Greatest Hits (RCA)
Evans, Sara Three Chords & The Truth (RCA)
Evans, Sara Stronger (RCA)
Evans, Sara Feels like Home (Crackerbarrel exclusive)
Ewing, Skip Will to Love (MCA)
Ewing, Skip Naturally (Capitol)
Faithfull, Marianne Faithless (Castle UK) Great country cd!
Flores, Rosie Speed of Sound (Eminent)
Ford, Colt Every Chance I Get (Average Joe’s)
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Rock City Boogie (Proper) 30 tks!!
Forester Sisters Talking About men (WB)
Forester Sisters More Than I Am (WB)
Fricke, Janie PureCountry (Sony)
Friedman, Kinky Live in Austin (New West)
Gill, Vince I Still Believe in You (MCA)
Gill, Vince High Lonesome Sound (MCA)
Gill, Vince When I Call Your Name (MCA)
Gill, Vince Next Big Thing (MCA)
Gill, Vince When Love Finds YouMCA)
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Spinning Round the Sun (Elektra)
Gill, Vince Essential (RCA)
Gorka, John So Dark You See (Red House)
Gray, Doug Soul of the South (from Marshall Tucker Band)
Great Recession Orchestra Tribute to Milton Brown (Newtex) Great
tribute. Brilliantly packaged.
Greene, Jack Precious Memories (duets) (Pretty Word)
Gregory, Clinton Freeborn Man (Step One)
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Other Rooms (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Hearts in Mind (Universal)
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Too: Trip to Bountiful (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Wings to Fly: An Introduction (MCA)
Guthrie, Sarah Lee Exploration (w. Johnny Irion) New West
Haden, Petra Sings the Who Sell Out (Bar None)
Haggard, Merle I Am What I Am (Vanguard)
Haggard, Merle Roots Volume 1 (Anti)
Haggard, Merle Like Never Before (Hag)
Haggard, Merle If I Could Only Fly (Anti)
Haggard, Merle Big City expanded (Epic)
Haggard. Marty Borders & Boundaries (Critique)
Haggard, Merle Unforgettable (EMI)
Haggard, Noel One Lifetime (Atlantic)
Harling, Keith Write it in Stone (MCA)
Harling, Keith Bring it On (MCA)
Hart, Freddie Best (Capitol)
Highwaymen II (Epic)
Highwaymen Road Goes on Forever (Epic)
Horton, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Coulubia)
Jackson, Alan Under the Influence (Arista)
Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall (Def American)
Jennings, Waylon Essential (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Honky Tonk Heroes (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Waylon Live (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon The Eagle (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon This Time (RCA/Buddha)
Jiminez, Flaco Flaco Jiminez (Arista)
Jones,David Lynn Mixed Emotions (Mercury)
Jones, George 16 Biggest Hits (Columbia)
Judds Spiritual Reflections (Curb)
Lucy Flesh & Bone (Red House)
Kane, Keiran Lost John Dean (w. Welch/Kaplan)
Kane, Keiran Somewhere Beyond Roses (Dead Reckoning)
Keith, Toby Bullets in the Gun deluxe edition (Show Dog)
Keith, Toby Classic Christmas 2cds Vol 1 & Vol 2
Kelly, Paul So Much Water So Close to Home (A&M)
Kentucky Headhunters Pickin’ on Nashville (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Electric Barnyard (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Rave On (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Stompin’ Grounds (BNA)
Kershaw, Sammy Better Than I Used to Be (BHR)
Ketchum, Hal The Hits (Curb)
Kimes, Royal Wade Another Man’s Sky (Elektra)
Knight, Chris Chris Knight (MCA)Steve Earle fans love it!!
Kristofferson/Parton/ Lee/ Willie Winning Hand (Rainbow) Great!!
Lambchop Decline of C & W Civilization 1993-1999 (Slang)
Lambert, Miranda Kerosene (Epic)
Lambert, Miranda Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Epic)
Lee, Phil So long Its Been Good to Know You (Palooka)
Lefebvre, John John Lefebvre 2cdAmericana w. Bill Payne,
Greg Leisz, Dean Parks etc
Loveless, Patty Greatest Hits (MCA)
Loveless, Patty Mountain Soul (Epic) …stunning album.
Loveless, Patty Long Stretch of Lonesome (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Only What I Feel (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Classics (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Dreamin’ My Dreams (epic)
Loveless, Patty When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic)
Loveless, Patty On Your Way Home (Epic) cd + dvd
Loveless, Patty Strong Heart (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Trouble With the Truth (Epic)
Lowe, Nick Basher: Best of 20 tks (Epic)
Lucky Tomblin Band Honky tonk Merry Go Round (red Volkaert!)
Lund, Corb Losing Lately Gambler (New West)
McClymonts Chaos & Bright Lights (Universal)
McNeil, Rita Reason to Believe (Lupins) 2cd
Marshall Tucker Band Greatest Hits (Shout Factory)
Mattea, Kathy Coal (Trinity) …if you like “Mountain Soul”
Mavericks Music for All Occasions (MCA)
Mavericks Trampoline (MCA)
Mavericks What a Crying Shame (MCA)
Mavericks Super Colossal Smash Hits (MCA)
Mavericks Mavericks (Yesterday & Today)
Mavericks Mavericks (Sanctuary)
Two different cds. First is their first with
blue cover, whilst second is their last with
Milsap, Ronnie 24 Favorite Hymns & Gospel Songs 2cds (EMI)
Miller, Julie Invisible Girl (Street Level)
Mitchell, Chad Trio Slightly Irreverent/ Typical American Boys
(Collector’s Choice) see remarks for “Browns”
Mitchell, Chad Trio That’s the Way It’s Gonna be/ Violets of Dawn
w. John Denver replacing Mitchell (in the clink)
Moffatt, Katy Up Close and Personal (Fuel) Live.
Moffatt, Katy Midnight Radio (Watermelon) w. Tom Russell
Montgomery Gentry For Our Heroes Crackerbarrel
Moody, Ruth The Garden (Red House) fr. Wailin’ Jennys
Moorer, Alison Alabama Song (MCA) her tour de force debut.
Moorer, Alison Show cd + 80min dvd (MCA)
Moorer, Alison Mockingbird (New Line) her covers album!
Morgan, Lorrie Colour of Roses (Image)
Morrell, Tom Wolf Tracks (Shanachie)
Mullins, Dee Continuing Story (Omni)
Murphey, Michael Martin Ultimate Collection (Hip-O)
Murphey, Michael Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (Raven) pre Martin!!
Nelson, Willie Sound in Your Mind (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Yesterday’s Wine (Justice)
Nelson, Willie You Don’t Know me: Songs of Cindy Walker
(Lost Highway) ..one of his best
Nelson, Willie Me & Paul (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Me & the drummer (Luck) with real dice!!
Nelson, Willie All Time Greatest Volume 1 (all RCA)
Nelson, Willie City of New Orleans (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Spirit (Island)
Nelson, Willie Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks 1959-71
Nelson, Willie Stardust expanded (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Run That By Me One More Time w. Ray Price
Nelson, Willie Always on My Mind (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Clean Shirt (with Waylon) Epic
Nichols, Joe Greatest Hits (Universal)
Notorious Cherry Bombs Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal) Rodney
Crowell & Vince Gill (“It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips
At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long”)
O’Hara, Jamie Rise Above It (RCA) ex O’Kanes. See bit about
Wood Newton re Sgt Malone. Wood talked
about the Vietnam Memorial which has “50,000
Names” on it. That great song by Jamie is one of the best song I believe written about the Vietnam War but is conspicuous in its absence on the Bear Family box. George Jones also did it but Jamie’s version is better, and he wrote it!
Neville, Aaron I Know I’ve Been Changed (Tell It) Gospel
Orion The Man Who Would be King (Fuel) 20 tks
Osmond, Marie I Only Wanted You (Curb)
Paisley, Brad 5th Gear (Arista)
Paisley, Brad Part II (Arista)
Paisley, Brad Hits Alive 2cds (Arista)
Paisley, Brad Who Needs Pictures (Arista)
Parnell, Lee Roy Hits & Highways (Arista) …greatest hits + more
Parton, Dolly Hungry Again (Decca)
Parton, Dolly Backwoods Barbie (DP label only at Walmart)
Parton, Dolly From the Heart (RCA)
Parton, Dolly Slow Dancing with the Moon (Epic)
Parton, Dolly Ultimate (Sony) 20 tracks
Parton, Dolly/ Linda/Emmylou Trio (WB)
Paul, Ellis The Day After Everything Changed (Black well)
Paycheck, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Perkins, Carl Go Cat Go (BMG) Last album from 1996 is great
w. duets with Fogerty, Willie, Cash, McCartney+
Peters, Gretchen Burnt toast & Offerings (Scarlet Letter)
Peters, Gretchen Halcyon (Purple Crayon)
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special (Velvel)
Pride, Charley RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Prine, John Prime Prine (Atlantic)
Raybon, Marty & Full Circle This That & the Other (Synchoro)
Raye, Collin Extremes (Epic) Collin’s ballads on this are as
good as any I have heard.
Raye, Collin Never Going Back (Time Life)
Rich, Charlie 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Richman, Jonathan Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder)
Riders in the Sky Public Cowboy # 1 Salute Gene Autry(Rounder)
Ringer, Jim Band of Jesse James: Best (Rounder)
Robbins, Marty Early Years
Robbins, Marty 16 Biggest Hits (Columbia)
Robison, Bruce Bruce Robison (Vireo) 1995 debut.
Robison, Charlie Life of the Party (Lucky Dog)
Robison, Charlie Godo Times (Dualtone)
Russell, Tom Box of Visions (Philo)
Seals, Dan On Arrival (Capitol)
Sears, Dawn Nothing But Good (Decca) Great!
Shelton, Blake The Dreamer (WB)
Shelton, Blake Barn & Grill (WB)
Shelton, Blake Pure BS (WB)
Shocked, Michelle Arkansas Traveller (Polygram) inc. Jimmy
Driftwood. Great Country Album.
Singletary, Daryle Ain’t It the truth (Giant)
Singletary, Daryle Al lBecause of You (Giant)
Singletary, Daryle Now & Again (Audium)
Skaggs, Ricky Comin’ Home to Stay (Epic)
Skaggs, Ricky My Father’s Son (Epic)
Skaggs, Ricky Life Is a Journey (Atlantic)
Smith, Connie Connie Smith (WB)
Snider, Todd East Nashville Skyline (Oh boy)
Snow, Hank I’m Movin’ On & Other Hits (RCA)
Springer, Roger Roger Springer Band (Giant) Y&T best songs!
Statler Brothers Best (Mercury)
Stewart, Gary Battleground (Hightone)
Stockton, Shane Stories I Could Tell (MCA) M Chesnutt’s team.
Doug Greatest Hits (Epic)
Stuart, Marty Let There Be Country (Lucky Dog)
Stuart, Marty Country Music (Columbia)
Stuart, Marty Soul’s Chapel (Superlative label)
Stuart, Marty Badlands (Universal) songs of American Indian
Stuart, Marty Live at the Ryman (Universal) unplugged 5star
Supernaw, Doug Fadin’ Renegade (Tack Records)
Sweeney, Sunny Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame (Big Machine)
Swift, Taylor Fearless platinum edition cd + dvd (Big Mach)
Talley, James Nashville City Blues (CIM)
Tashian, Barry & Holly Straw Into Gold (Rounder)
Tashian, Barry & Holly Long Shot Story (Rock –a –Lot)
Taylor, Chip New Bye Bye (w.Carrie Rodriguez) Train wreck
Taylor, Chip Red Dog Tracks w. Carrie Rodriguez (EMI)
Texas Tornados Zone of Our Own (WB)
Thompson, Hank Wild Side of Life Introduction (Proper) 30tks
Travis, Randy Wind in the Wire (WB)
Trooper, Greg Upside Down town (52 Shakes)
Tucker, Tanya Greatest Hits 1990-1992 ((Liberty) great
Tucker, Tanya Story Radio Special
Tucker, Tanya Fire to Fire Special
Turner, Josh Long Black Train (MCA)
Turner, Josh Everything Is Fine (MCA)
Turner, Josh Your Man (MCA) ****As an aside Scotty
McCreery won American Idol as I predicted.
If he was as good as Josh Turner I would be
happy. He is as good but will he get the good
material. The title song of this was of course his
Vandygriff, R J Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet (CSP) western v.good
Van Dyke, Leroy Leroy Van Dyke Show (Tartare/WB)
Van Shelton, Ricky Loving Proof (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky A Bridge I Didn’t Burn (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky Greatest Hits Plus (Columbia)
Vincent, Rhonda Trouble Free (WB)
Wakely, Jimmy Very Best (Shasta/ Varese) 16 tks
Welch, Gillian Hel Among the Yearlings (Acony)
Welch, Gillian Revival (Almo)
Wells, Kitty Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Wells, Kitty Forever Young (Junction) Kitty sings Bob!
West, Dotty Absolutely the Best (Fuel)
West, Shelley Very Best (Varese) w. Jose Cuervo etc
Willett, slim Boppin’ Hillbilly Series (Collector)
Wilder, Webb Town & Country/Acres of Suede 2cds
Wilder, Webb Doo Dad (Praxis)
Williams, Hank Jnr Greatest Hits Vol 3 (WB) “Tear in My Beer”
Williams, Hank Jnr That’s How they Do It In Dixie: Essential (WB)
Williams, Lucinda Sweet Old World (Elektra)
Williams, Mason Of time & Rivers Flowing (Skookum)
Williams, Tex Vintage Collection (Capitol) 20 originals
Yoakam, Dwight Dwight Live (WB)
As Good as It Gets Skiffle Vol 1 (EMI Holland) 61 tks
As Good as It Gets Skiffle Vol 2 (EMI Holland) 60 tks
Avalon Blues Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt ((Vanguard)
Gillian Welch, Lucinda, Earle, Alvin etc
Big River Australian Cast Recording Roger Miller musical
Bread & Roses Festival of Acoustic Music (Fantasy) 78 mins
Capitol Classics 1950s (EMI UK) excellent 26 tks
Country Strong Original Soundtrack (RCA)
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Instrumental Collection (Dancing Cat)
Hickory Records Volume 1 (Audium)
Hickory Records Volume 2 (Scotti)
Hillbilly Fever Vol 4 Legends of West Coast (Rhino) 18 tks
Hobo Bop 30 tracks about Hobos, jumping the rail etc
King of the Hill Soundtrack (Fox) Great w. Mavericks, B&D,
Willie etc & Hank Hill’s stunning “Teddy Bear”!!
Points West New Directions In Country Music (Hightone)
Great with the best Buddy Miller track ever in
“Garage Sale”, not on anything else.
Traveller Soundtrack (Asylum) 18 tracks new stars sing
old hits inc 2 by Mandy Barnett (“Searching”
& “Dream Lover”)]
Waylon The Music Inside (Big Machine) 2011 tribute
w. Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Sunny
Sweeney, Shooter +++some new Waylon!!
$5 cds Please note these turn over very quickly so please call early to get best fill. Many are one only copies. All originals full cd.
Adams, Ryan Jacksonville City Nights
Adams, Ryan CArdinology
Adkins, Trace Songs About Me
Adkins, Trace Comin on Strong
Adkins, Trace Chrome
Adkins, Trace More
Adkins, Trace Big time
Adkins, Trace Dreamin’ Out Loud
Allan, Gary Alright Guy
Allan, Gary It Would Be You
Allan, Gary Living Hard
Allan, Gary See If I Care
Allan, Gary Tough All Over
Anderson, John Solid
Auld, Audrey Losing Faith
Austin, Bryan Bryan Austin
Band Perry Band Perry
Bare, Bobby Moon Was Blue
Bates, Jeff One Day Closer
Bates, Jeff Leave the Lights On
Beausoleil w M Doucet Alligator Purse
Bell, Vince One Man’s Music
Berg, Matreca The Speed of Grace
Berg, Matreca Sunday Morning to Saturday Night
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon & Other Stories
Bjorklund, Maggie Comin Home (new on Bloodshot)
Black, Clint D’Electrified
Bomshel Fight Like a Girl
Bonamy, James Roots & Wings (I use this as an illustration that
the song is the thing as he covers “Daddy Never
Had a Chance in Hell”…superbly. Y&T best ever.
Bond, Johnny C&W Standard Transcription.water dam.book
Brandt, Paul Calm Before the Storm
Brokop, Lisa Lisa Brokop
Brooklyn Cowboys Doin’ Time on Planet Earth
Brooks & Dunn It Won’t be Christmas Without You
Bubba, T I’m Confused (country comedy on MCA Funny)
Buffalo Club Buffalo Club (very Eagles-ish)
Burch, Paul East to West
Buttercup Evil for You
Byrd, Tracy Big Love
Campbell, Craig Craig Campbell
Campbell, Stacy Dean Lonesome Wins Again
Campbell, Stacy Dean Hurt City
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Age of Miracles
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Come On Come On
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Party Doll & Other Favorites
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Shooting Straight in the Dark
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Stones in the Road
Carpenter, Mary Chapin State of the Heart
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Time*sex*love
Carson, Jeff Jeff Carson
Carter, Carlene Little Love Letters
Carter, Carlene Stronger
CASH Mojo (came with magazine…others do JR Cash)
Cash, Johnny Remixed (what were they thinking)
Chapman, Marshall Me I’m Feeling Fine
Chapman, Marshall Big Lonesome
Charles, Ray & Friends Super Hits (it is the Friendship album)
Cheevers, Bob Tall Texas Tales
Clark, Terri Terri Clark
Clark, Terri Fearless
Clark, Terri How I Feel
Clark, Terri Just the Same
Clark, Terri Pain to Kill
Cochran, Anita Back to You
Cochran, Tammy Tammy Cochran
Cochran, Tammy Life Happened
Collie, Mark Mark Collie
Collie, Mark Unleashed
Collie, Mark Tennessee Plates (great artist)
Comeaux, Amie Moving Out
Cooley, Spade Shame on You (water damaged book) 25tks
Cowsill, Susan Lighthouse
Curtis & Luckey The Hard Way
Dalhart Imperials Finally
Daniel, Davis I Know a Place
Daniel, Davis Davis Daniel
Daniels, Charlie Songs from the Longleaf Pines (gospel)
Davidson, Clay Unconditional
Davis, Jimmie Louisiana (water dam. Booklet)
Dean, Eddie On the Banks Sunny San Juan water dam. Book
Dean, Eddie Very Best
Delbert & Glen Subject to Change (Delbert Mcclinton)
Derailers Soldiers of Love
Diffie, Joe In Another World
Diffie, Joe A Night to Remember
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
Dodd, Deryl One Ride in Vegas
Dodd, Deryl Deryl Dodd
Dos Cobras Cobra Country (latest from D B Harris)
Ducas, George George Ducas
Earle, Steve Guitar Town (original edition)
Emilio Life Is Good
Emilio It’s on the House
England, TY Two Ways to Fall
Evans, Sara Always There
Evans, Sara Real Fine Place (Y & T award for most idiotic
album cover ever)
Evans, Sara No Place That Far
Fairchild, Shelley Ride
Faucett, Dawnett Taking My Time (Step One label = get it)
Gibson, Scott Just Keep Drivin’
Golden, William Lee The Artist (songs about artists + interview)
Golden Smog On Golden Smog
Golightly, Holly & Brokeoffs No Help Coming
Green, Pat Cannonball
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Ricky Lynn Gregg
Gripka, Israel Nash Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Hampton, R W The One That I Never Could Ride
Harms, Joni After All
Harms, Joni Cowgirl Dreams
Hayes, Wade Highways & Heartaches
Hayes, Wade Old Enough to Know Better
Hayes, Wade On a Good Night
Hayes, Wade When the Wrong One Loves You Right
Henderson, Mike Country Music Made Me Do It
Hill, Brenn Equine (fine western singer)
Hinojosa, Tish Best of Watermelon Years
Hinojosa, Tish Culture swing
Hinson, Unknown The Future is Unknown
House, James Days Gone By
Howard, Rebecca Lynn Forgive
Hunley, Con First Time from Studio B
Hunley, Con Shoot from the Heart
Ingram, Jack Big Dreams & High Hopes
Jackson, Alan Here in the Real World
Jackson, Alan Like Red on a Rose
Jackson, Alan High Mileage
Jackson, Alan Let it Be Christmas
Jackson, Alan Who I Am
Jackson, Alan Drive
Jackson, Alan What Would I Do
Jackson, Alan Everything I Love
Jeffries, Herb Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again
Jennings, Shooter The Wolf
Jennings, Shooter Out the O into Country
Johnson, Neil Scott Tricked Out Country
Jones, Kacey Sings Mickey Newbury
Jordanaires Memories of Elvis
Judd, Wynonna Wynonna Judd
Judd, Wynonna Tell Me Why
Judd, Wynonna New Day Dawning
Judds Collectors Series
Judds Christmas Time With
Judds Talk About Love
Judds Love Can Build a Bridge
Judds Greatest Hits Vol 2
Judds River of time
Judds Why Not me
Kane, Ray Wa’ahila (Hawaiian guitar)
Kaset, Angela Live at the Bluebird Café
Keith, Toby Pull My Chain
Keith, Toby How Do You Like Me Now
Keith, Toby Greatest Hits Vol 1
Keith, Toby New & Number 1’s
Keith, Toby Shock n Y’all
Keith, Toby Unleashed
Kelley, Irene Simple Path
Kelley, Irene Thunderbird
Kennedy, Ray Guitar man (No Way Jose!)
Kersh, David If I Never Stop Loving You
Kimes, Royal Wade Hangin’ Round the Moon
King, pee Wee Country Hoedown 2cd water dam. Booklet
Knight, Chris A Pretty Good Guy
Chris Jealous Kind
Last Train Home Last Good Kiss
Lauderdale, Jim Whisper
Lauderdale, Jim Point of No Return
Lawrence, Tracy Live
Lawrence, Tracy Alibis
Lawrence, Tracy Then & Now The Hits Collection
Lawrence, Tracy Strong
Lawrence, Tracy Lessons Learned
Lawrence, Tracy Coast is Clear
Lawrence, Tracy Time Marches on
Lawrence, Tracy I See Now
Lee, Robin Best
Leigh, Danni 29 Nights
Lovett, Lyle And His Large Band
Lovett, Lyle Live in Texas
Lovett, Lyle Road to Ensenada
Lynn, Loretta Still Country
Lynn Marie Squeezebox
Lynn Marie Party Dress
Lynne, Shelby Indentity Crisis
Lynne, Shelby Just a Little Lovin’
McBride & Ride Scared Ground
McCoy, Neal Very Best (Rhino 20 track)
McEntire, Reba Number 1’s
McEntire, Reba So Good Together
McGraw, Tim Circus Leaving Town
McKenna, Lori Lorraine
Marshall, Adam The Last Marshall
Mattea, Kathy The Innocent Kind
Mattea, Kathy Lonesome Standard Time
Messina, Jodee Joyful Noise
Mitchell, Joni Blue
Molly & Heymakers Molly & Heymakers
Montgomery, John Michael What I Do the Best
Montgomery, John Michael Life’s a Dance
Montgomery, John Michael Leave a Mark
Montgomery, John Michael John Michael Montgomery (Grundy Auction)
Montgomery Gentry Best 1999-2005
Montgomery Gentry You Do Your thing
Morales, Lisa Beautiful Mistake
Morgan, Lorrie To Get to You: Greatest Hits
Morgan, Lorrie Secret Love
Morris, Gary Hits
Morrison-Williams Morrison-Williams (from Perfect Stranger)
Mowrey, Dude Dude Mowrey
Murphey, Michael Martin America’s Horses
Nelson, Willie Great Divide
Nelson, Willie Live & Kickin’
Nelson, Willie Milk Cow Blues
Neville, Aaron Tattooed Heart
Nevins, Tara Wood & Stone
Newton, Juice American Girl
Nichols, Joe Man With a Memory
Nichols, Joe Revelation
Nichols, Joe III
Nichols, Joe Real Things
Orbison, Roy Mystery Girl
Osborne, Joan Pretty Little Stranger
Oslin, KT This Woman
Overcast, Ken Montana in my Soul
Parnell, Lee Roy On the Road
Parnell, Lee Roy Tell the Truth
Parnell, Lee Roy Back to the Well
Parnell, Lee Roy Lee Roy Parnell
Parr, Paul Saints & Sinners
Paycheck, Johnny Johnny Paycheck TIM label 14 trks from
I don’t exactly know when but great $5 deal.
Penny, Hank Crazy Rhythm water damaged. book
Peterson, Michael Michael Peterson (When the Bartender Cries)
Pinson, Bobby Man Like Me
Pride, Charley Greatest
Ragnar Honky Tonk Memories. He is a Dane. He came
to the great Mike Headrick and recorded this.
It is okay, but he does have a bit of accent. I
would recommend it for the fact he does covers
of Headrick classics “Helens Arms” “Coming Up
Zero” & “Right to Be Wrong”. 16 tks
Randall, Elliott & Deadmen Caffeine & Gasoline
Reed, Jerry Let’s Git it On
Rich, John Son of a Preacher Man
Richey, Kim Bitter Sweet
Richey, Kim Wreck Your wheels
Rimes, LeeAnn Blue
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus Lonestar Lullabye
Royal Crown Review Caught in the Act
Ryan, Tim Idle Hands
Ryan, Tim Tim Ryan
Ryan, Tim Seasons of the Heart
Sonnier, Jo El Tears of Joy
Sons of Pioneers Symphonies of the Sage water. dam. booklet
Sons of Pioneers Teleways Transcriptions water. dam. booklet
Southern Pacific County Line (great country rock cd)
Spoelstra, Mark Mark Spoelstra (Collectors choice)
Stampley, Joe Best
Steagall, Red Love of the West
Steel Magnolia Steel Magnolia
Stewart, Lisa Lisa Stewart
Stone, Doug Make Up in Love
Stone, Doug I thought It was You
Stone, Doug More Love
Stone, Doug From the Heart
Strange, Billy Railroad Man
Swift, Taylor Speak Now
Tillis, Pam Rhinestoned
Tillis, Pam All of This Love
Tippin, Aaron Greatest Hits & Then Some
Tobin, Karen Carolina Smokey Moon
Tractors Fast Girl
Travis, Merle Country Routes
Trevino, Rick Super Hits
Trevino, Rick Looking for the Truth
Tritt, Travis Trouble
Waifs Live from Union of Soul
Walker, Clay If I Could Make a Livin’
Walker, Clay Clay Walker
Walker, Clay Rumor Has It
Walker, Clay Hypnotise the Moon
White , Lari Lead Me Not
Wiggins, John & Audrey John & Audrey
Williams, Lucinda West
Williams, Lucinda Essence
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club
Willis, Kelly Kelly Willis
Willis, Kelly What I Deserve
Willmon, Trent Trent willmon
Wilson, Gretchen Here for the Party
Womack, Lee Ann I Hope You Dance
Womack, Lee Ann Lee Ann Womack
Wopat, Tom The Still of the Night
Wright, Chely Wright in the Middle
Wrights In the Summertime (covers album)
Yates, Lori Breaking Point
Common Thread Songs of the Eagles
Eight Seconds Soundtrack
Hitchhiker Exampler 2
Lilith Fair Celebration of Women in Music 2cds
Other Side Music From East Nashville
Perfect World Soundtrack
Songs for Worship Country Live
Warner Western Instrumental Series Vol 1
Women from Mountain Stage (Emmylou, kd lang etc)
$18 unless noted.
Allen, Red Keep on Going: The Rebel & Melodeon (Rebel)
Allen, Red Lonesome & Blue: Complete County (Rebel)
Allen, Red Folkways Years w. Frank Wakefield (SFW)
Allen, Red Kitchen Tapes w. Frank Wakefield (ACD)
Auldridge, Mike Eight String Swing (Sugar Hill)
Baker, Kenny & Bobby Hicks Darkness on Delta (County)
Baker, Kenny Frost on the Pumpkin (County)
Blake, Norman Live at McCabes/ Directions $20 (Takoma)
Blake, Norman Fields of November/Old & New $20 (F-Fish)
Blake, Norman Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm $20 (Shan.)
Blake, Norman Chattanooga Sugar Babe $20 (Shanachie)
Blake, Norman/Pete Ostrouschko Meeting on SouthernSoul $20RedHouse
Blake, Norman/Nancy Just Gimme Something I’m used To $20 Shan.
Blake, Norman/Nancy While Passing Along This Way $20 Shan.
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 1 (Rounder) J d Crowe, Tony Rice,
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 3 (Rounder) Jerry Douglas, Bobby Hicks
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 4 (Rounder) etc… Must havce items.
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 6 (Rounder)
Bonham, Glen Glen Bonham (Scena) native American singer who, believe it or not sings like George Jones
Clements, Vassar Vassar’s Jazz (Winter Harvest) $15
Clements, Vassar Full Circle (OMS) w. Skaggs, Bush, Fleck etc
Country Gentlemen Souvenirs (Rebel)
Country Gentlemen Going Back toe the Blue Ridge Mountains $20
Cordle, Larry Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ $20 (Mighty Cord)
Cordle, Larry/ Glen Duncan Lonesome Standard Time (Sugar Hill)
Cordle, Larry Songs from Workbench (Shell Point)
Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Bros. $20 Crackerbarrel
These guys are great. This is a knockout.
Dailey & Vincent Dailey & Vincent
Dillard, Doug Heartbreak Hotel/ What’s That 2 on 1
Dillards Pickin’ & Fiddlin’/ Backporch Bluegrass $20
Douglas, Jerry Southern Fillibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor
Dry Branch Fire Squad Live at Newbury Fort Firehouse 2cd $20 R’dr
Dry Branch Fire Squad Echoes of the Mountain $15 (Rounder)
Dry Branch Fire Squad 30th Anniversary (Rounder)
Fairfield, Frank Frank Fairfield $20 (Tompkins Square)
Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury 03)
Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury 92)15
Flatt & Scruggs Essential 2 cds $20 Sony Legacy
Fricke, Janie Bluegrass Sessions $20 cd+dvd
Garcia, Jerry Acoustic Band Ragged But Right 2cds $25 (Jerry Made)
Grascals And Friends: Country Music With a Bluegrass
Spin $22 only at Crackerbarrel. Includes Dolly,
Tom T Hall, Joe Nichols, Paisley etc. Great.
Greencards The Brick Album $20 (guests inc. V Gill)
Grisman, David Tone Poems (with Tony Rice) $20 40pg book
Grisman, David Tone Poems II (w. MartinTaylor) $20 40pg bk
Grisman, David Quintet Twenty Year Retrospective 3cds $30
Grisman, David Dawg Duos $20 (all Grisman on Acoustic Disc)
Grisman, David Life of Sorrow
Haden, Charlie & Friends Rambling Boy $20 a must (Decca)
Hall, Andy Sound of the Slide Guitar (Sugar Hill)
Hartford, John RCA
Country Legends $15 (RCA)
Jim & Jesse Story 24 Greatest (CMH)
Johnson Mountain Boys Blue Diamond (Rounder)
Jones, Chris & Nightdrivers Cloud of Dust $15 (GSM)
Jones, Grandpa Country Music Hall of Fame (Decca) Inc. his
answer to J R Cash “Don’t Take Your Banjo to
Kaukonen, Jorma Blue Country Heart $15 (Sony Legacy)
Kentucky Colonels Appalachian Swing $20 (Rounder)
Kentucky Colonels Living in the Past $20 (Sierra)
Krauss, Alison I’ve Got That Old Feeling (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison Too Late To Cry (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison/ Cox Family I Know Who Hold Tomorrow
Krauss, Alison & U.S. Every Time You Say Goodbye (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison & U.S. Live 2cds
Lewis, Laurie The Golden West (Hightone)
Lewis/ Scruggs?long Lifteimes 2cds (Earl Scruggs’ latest)
Lilly Brothers/ Don Stover One the Radio 1952-1953 (Rounder)
Lulubelle & Scotty Have I told You Lately/ Snickers &
Tender memories 2on1 (second Lulabelle)
McCoury, Del Promised land (gospel) $20 (McCoury)
McCoury, Del The FAmily (Ceili)
McCoury, Del Del & the Boys (Ceili)
McCoury, Del The Company We Keep (Sugar Hill)
McCoury, Del Cold Hard Facts (Rounder)
McCoury, Del Don’t Stop the Music (Rounder)
McCoury, Del Blue Side of Town (Rounder)
McCoury, Del A Deeper Shade of Blue (Rounder)
McCoury, Del Live in Japan $20 (Copper Creek)
McCoury, Del My Dixie Home (Rebel)
McCoury, Del/Doc/Mac with Doc Watson/Mac Wiseman $20 Sugarhill
McCoury, Del / Jerry The McCoury Brothers (Rounder)
McCutcheon, John Greatest Story Never Told $15 (Red House)
McReynolds, Jesse Songs of grateful Dead (Woodstock)
McReynolds, Jesse Dixie Road (OD)
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Part 1 $15 (OMS) both
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Part 2 $15 (OMS) great!
Martin, Benny Fiddle Collection Spec. Edition $20 (CMH)
Mellons, Ken Rural Route $20 (Ken Mellons)
Monroe, Bill Crying Holy Unto the Lord $15 (MCA)
Monroe, Bill Live Recordings 1956-69 (Smith.Folkways)
Monroe, Bill Gotta Travel On: AN Introduction 25 ths (MCA)
Mullins, Joe Hymns from the Hills (Rebel) w. Ralph Stanley
Rhonda Vincent, Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson
Munde, Alan Festival Favourites Revisited (Rounder)
Murphy, Jimmy Electricity $15 (Sugar Hill)
Nashville Bluegrass Band Twenty Years Blues (Sugar Hill)
Nashville Bluegrass Band Boys Are Back in Town (Sugar Hill)
Nashville West Nashville West $20 Clarence White (Sierra)
Nugent, Alecia Hillbilly Goddess (Rounder) Patty Loveless fans
would love this. Excellent cd.
Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Collection (CMH)
On Stage (Copepr cReek)
Rice, Tony Acoustics (Rounder)
Rice, Tony Cold on the Shoulder (Rounder)
Rice, Tony Church Street Blues (Sugar Hill)
Rowan, Peter Bluegrass Boy (Sugar Hill)
Rowan, Peter First Whippoorwill (Sugar Hill) Monroe tribute.
Roys Lonesome Whistle $20 (Rural Rhythm) His
name is Lee (what else) hers is Elaine. Great
appeal to fans of Woodys & similar.
Scruggs, Earl & Friends Ultimate Collection:Live at Ryman (Rounder)
Seldom Scene At the Scene (Sugar Hill)
Sizemore, Charlie Heartache Looking For a Home $20 (Rounder)
Sizemore, Charlie Good News (Rounder) Superb singer.
Skaggs, Ricky History of the Future (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Honouring the Fathers of Bluegrass (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky/Tony Rice Skaggs & Rice (Sugar Hill) $20
Skaggs, Ricky High Notes $20 (Crackerbarrel) Greatest
country hits from a bluegrass perspective
Skaggs, Ricky Solo: Songs my Dad Loves (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Instrumentals (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Mosaic
Skaggs, Ricky/Whites Salt of the Earth (Skaggs) $20
Sparks, Larry Don’t Regret a Mile (Sparks)
Sparks, Larry Almost Home (Rounder) 2011 $20 signed.
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel) 2011 gospel
Stanley, Ralph/ Joe Isaacs A Gospel Gathering $20 (Freeland)
Stanley, Ralph Shine On $15 (Rebel)
Stanley, Ralph Almost Home (Rebel)
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Sweethearts $20 (Rebel)
All duets w. Iris Dement/ Pam Tillis etc
Stanley, Ralph Distant Land to Roams $14 (Sony)
Stanley Brothers Angel Band $15 (Mercury)
Stanley Brothers On Radio (Rebel)
Stanley Brothers Earliest Recordings: Complete Rich-r-tone
Stanley Brothers Essential Gospel Masters (Varese) $15
Stoneman, Scotty 1965: Live in LA w. Kentucky Colonels (Sierra)
Tyminski, Dan Wheels (Rounder)
IIIrd Tyme Out Grandpa’s Mandolin (Rebel)
IIIrd Tyme Out Live at the Mac (Rounder)
Three Ring Circle R. Ickes/A.Leftwich/D. Pomeroy (Earwave)
Vincent, Rhonda Storm Still Rages (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda New Dreams & Sunshine (Rebel)
Wakefield, Frank Ownself Blues (Patuxent music)
White, Rolan d I Wasn’t Born to Rock & Roll $20 (Tomp.Sq)
Whites A Lifetime in the Making $20 (Ceili)
Whites Give a Little Back $20 (Sugar Hill)
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA) $20 long out of print
Williams, Josh Down Home (Rounder) signed
Arkansas Traveller Music from Little House on Prairie (Pa’s Fiddle)
As Good As It Gets Bluegrass (EMI Holland) 2cds
Big Mon Tribute to Bill Monroe: Skaggs/Yoakam/ Tritt/
Dixie Chicks/ John Fogerty etc (Skaggs)
Bluegrass Gospel Soungbook 2011 Rounder $20 gospel
Country Bluegrass Homecoming 1 Bill Gaither & Friends w. George Jones
Country Bluegrass Homecoming 2 Bill Gaither & Friends Vince Gil letc.
Dark as a Dungeon Songs of the Mines (Rebel)
Farm County Jubilee Presents a Bluegrass Tribute to Studio A $15
(Tim Graves/ Stacy Scrugsg/ Daryl Moselley)
Gram Parson Notebook Last Whippoorwill $20 Carl Jackson & Friends
have completed some partial Gram Parsons
songs as well as redoing some favourites.
Inc. Woodys, Jim Lauderdale/ Skaggs etc.
Legend Lives On Tribute to Bil lMonroe (Koch) 2cds inc. Skaggs,
Hartford, McCoury, Connie Smith etc.
Mama’s Hand Bluegrass & Mountain Songs About Mother
(Rounder) 19 tracks
O Sister Women’s Bluegrass Collection Vol 2 $15 (rdr)
Songs of Bill Monroe (same as Big Mon above)
$10 Bluegrass cds (or 3/$25).
Barie, Jason The past Is Present (Pinecastle)
Benson, Wayne An Instrumental Anthology (Pinecastle)
Blaylock, Audie &Redline Cryin’ Heart Blues (Rural Rhythm)
Blue Highway Fifteenth Anniversary (Rounder)
Blue Highway Midnight Storm (Rebel)
Blue Highway Marbletown (Rounder)
Blue Highway Wind to the West (Rebel)
Blue Highway Through the Window of a Train (Rounder)
Blue Highway Blue Highway (Ceili)
Bluegrass Band Once Again from the Top (Hay Holler)
Bluegrass Band Once Again from the Top V. 2 (Hay Holler)
Bradley, Dale Ann Don’t turn Your Back (Compass)
Bradley, Dale Ann Old Southern Porches (Pinecastle)
Bush, Sam Circles Around Me ((Sugar Hill)
Byrd, Senator Robert Mountain Fiddlert (County)
Cherryholmes III: Don’t believe (Skaggs)
Cherryholmes IV: Common Thread (Skaggs)
Cleveland, Michael Fired Up (Rounder) 2011
Clifton. Bill/ Jimmy Gaudreau River of Memories (Elf)
Cox Family Everybody’s Reaching Out for Someone (Rounder)
Cox Family Just When You’re Thinking It is Over (asylum)
Cox Family Beyond the City (Rounder)
Crowe/Lawson/Williams Old Friends Get Together (Mountain Home)
Evans, Dave & River Band Best of Vetco (Rebel)
Foggy Hogtown Boys Golden West (Foghog)
Greene, Richard Grass Is Greener (Rebel)
Hicks, Bobby Fiddle Patch (Rounder)
Jackson, Carl Songs of the South (Sugar Hill)
King, James Gardens in the sky (Rounder)
King, James Thirty Years of Farming (Rounder)
King Wilkie Presents Wilkie Family Singers (Casa Nueva)
Kohrs, Randy Old Photograph (Rural Rhythm)
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn (Lonesome Day)
Krauss, Alison & U. S. New Favourite (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison/Robert Plant Raising Sand (Rounder)
Lauderdale, Jim Bluegrass Diaries (Yep Roc)
Lawson, Doyle Heavenly Treasures (Sugar Hill)
Lonesome River Band Best of Sugar Hill Years (Sugar Hill)
Lulubelle & Scotty Sweethearts of country (Gusto)
Lulubelle & Scotty Still Swethearts (Gusto)
Lynch, Claire New Day (Rounder)
Lynch, Claire Whatcha Gonna Do (Rounder)
Lynn, Christie Sings Country/Gospel/Bluegrass (Gusto) Top
cd with Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton & Ralph
Stanley guesting. Porter & Ralph join in on
“Country Church”. Dolly & Porter join with
Christie on “Beneath the Sweet Magnolia Tree”
McCutcheon, John Passage (Appleseed)
Martin, Steve The Crow (w. Vince Gill, Dolly, Mary Black etc)
Monroe, Bill Essential Bill Monroe & Monroe Brothers (RCA)
Monroe, Bill Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Moore, Russell & IIIrd Tyme Out (Rural Rhythm)
Nickerson, Ross Bluegrass Banjo (Bones)
O’Brien, Molly/Rich Moore Saints & Sinners (Remington Road)
O’Brien, Tim Red on Blonde (Sugar Hill) Dylan tribute
O’Connor, Mark Thirty Year Retrospective 2cd (OMAC)
Osborne, Bobby Try a Little Kindness (Rounder)
Osborne/McReynolds Masters of the Mandolin (Pinecastle) Bob/jesse
Osborne Brothers Dayton to Knoxville 1949-54 (Pinecastle)
Paisley, Dan & Southern Grass Live (Strictly Country)
Parmley & McCoury Families of Tradition (BGC)
Parton, Dolly Halos & Horns (Sugar Hill)
Parton, Dolly Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)
Powell/O’Brien/Hermann Songs from the Mountains (Howdy Skies)
Rice, Tony Nightflyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection
Rowan, Peter Best of Sugar Hill Years (Sugar Hill)
Scott, Darrell A Crooked Road 2cds (Full Light)
Scott, Mike Take Me Lord & use me (Rural Rhythm)
Seckler, Curly That Old Book of Mine (County)
Seckler, Curly Down in Caroline (Copper Creek)
Seldom Scene Different Roads (Rebel)
Shelton, Allen Shelton special (Rounder)
Shelton, James Alan Guitar Tracks (Copper Creek)
Simpkins, Richie Dancing on the Fingerboard (Pinecastle)
Sisk, Junior Heartaches &Dreams (rebel)
Smith, Kenny & Amanda Live & Learn (Rebel)
Sparks, Larry Bound to Ride:The Best (Rebel)
Sparkes, Larry John Deere Tractor (Rebel)
Special Concensus 25th Anniversary Pinecastle
Stanley, Ralph Shine On (rebel)
Stanley, Ralph Can’t You Hear the Mountains Calling (Rounder)
Steffey, Adam One More for the Road (Sugar Hill)
Sullivan, Jerry & Tammy Tomorrow (Ceili)
Sutton, Bryan Not too Far from the Tree (Sugar Hill)
Sutton, Bryan And Friends Almost Live (Sugar Hill)
Travers, Fred Time After Time dobro (Pinecastle)
Ulisse, Donna Walk this Mountain Down (Hadley)
Ulisse, Donna Holy waters (Hadley)
Ulisse, Donna When I Look Back (Hadley)
Vincent, Rhonda My Blue Tears (Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda Destination Life (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream Come True( Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda Good Thing Going (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Back Home Again (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Trouble Free (WB)
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin’ Live (Rounder)
Weissberg, Eric Rural Free Delivery (Wounded Bird)
White, Roland Trying to Get to You (Sugar Hill)
Williams, Jeanette Thank You for Caring (Blue Circle) Title
cut is a duet with George Jones
Wise, Chubby In Nashville (Pinecastle)
All Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain (Rural Rhythm) 25tks
O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack
$5 Bluegrass cds
Adair, Tina Just You Wait & See (Sugar Hill)
Angel Band With Roots & Wings (Appleseed)
Anger, Darol/Mike Marshall The Duo (Rounder)
Anger, Darol Generation Nation (compass)
Bailey Bros & Happy Valley Boys Take Me Back to Happy Valley (Rounder
Bearfoot Doors & Windows (Compass)
Boxcars Boxcars (Mountain Home)
Boys from Indiana Good Time Blues (Rebel)
Brown, Alison Seasons Greetings (Compass)
Bush, Sam Ice Caps (Sugar Hill)
Cleveland, Michael Flamekeeper (Rounder)
Crowe Brothers Brothers n’ Harmony (Rural Rhythm)
Davis, David Two Dimes & a Nickel (Rebel)
Davis, Jason Steppin’ Out (Pinecastle)
Eberhardt, Cliff School for Love (Red House)
Emerson, Bill & Sweet Dixie Southern (Rural Rhythm)
Emerson & Taylor Appaloosa (Webco)
Emmitt, Drew Across the Bridge (Compass)
Emmitt-Nershi Band New Country Blues (Sci-Fidelity)
Gold Heart My Sisters & Me (Rural Rhythm)
Greencards Movin’ On (Dualtone)
Greencards Weather & Water (Dualtone)
Grim, Angelica Look for me (Patuxtent)
Hassler, Carrie And Hard Rain (Rural Rhythm)
Hughes, Donna Hellos, Good byes &Butterflies (Rounder)
Hurst, Jim A Box of chocolates (jim Hurst)
Jones, Diana Better Times Will Come (Proper)
Kane’s River Kane’s River (Doobie Shea)
Lawson, Doyle There’s a Light Guiding Me (Sugar Hill)
Lawson, Doyle My Heart Is Yours (Sugar Hill)
Leat Nate Rockville Pike (Pauxtent)
Leftover Salmon The Nashville Sessions (Hollywood)
Lewis, Laurie/ Tom Rozum Oak & the Laurel (Rounder)
Lonesome River Band No Turning Back (Rural Rhythm)
Lost & Found Down on Sawmill Road (Rebel)
Lost & Found Love, Lost & Found (Rebel)
Lynch, Claire Crowd Favorites ((Rounder)
McCoury, Del Little Mo McCoury (McCoury) advance w. cover
McCoury, Ronnie & Rob Ronnie &Rob McCoury (Rounder)
McKnight, Luke & Thunder Rd leader of the Band (own label)
Marleys Ghost Ghost Town (Sage Arts) Jack Clement prod.
Moneyland Moneyland (McCoury)
Mullins, Joe/Radio Ramblers Rambler’s Call
Murphey, Michael Martin Buckaroo Bluegrass (Rural Rhythm)
Newfound Road Same Old Place (Rounder)
Newfound Road Live at the Down Home (Rounder)
O’Connor, Maura Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill)
Paisley, Bob Steeped in Tradition (Bran)
Palmer Divide 2008 IBMA Bluegrass00
Price,James Fiddlin’ the Old Time Way (Rebel)
Rambler’s Choice Sounds of the Mountains (Rounder)
Red Stick Ramblers My Suitcase Is Always Packed (Sugar Hill)
Reid, Lou/Baucom, Terry Carolina Blue (Webco)
Rice, Larry Clouds Over Carolina (Rebel)
Rickman, Brandon Young Man Old Soul (Rural Rhythm)
Sisk, Junior Blue Side of the Blue River (Rebel)
Smith, Valerie Patchwork Heart
Steeldrivers The Seeldrivers (Rounder)
Wheeler Bluegrass Gospel (MME)
Wasson, Ricky From the Heart & Soul (Rural Rhythm)
Williams, Paul/ Victory Trio What a Journey (Rebel)
Zonn, Andrea Love Goes On (Compass)
Cold Mountain Soundtrack (Alison Krauss)
I’ll Take Love From the Pen of Louisa Branscomb (w Claire
Lynch/Dale Ann Bradley/ The Whites/ Becky
In Memory of a Friend Tribute to the Music of Randall Hylton
Some Lps A small section of lps. None are on cd except where noted). All are hard to get and condition is pristine.
Adkins, Wendall Wendall Adkins $25 (MC) sealed
Allen, Rex Mr cowboy (Decca) $18
Bandy, Moe She’s Not Really Cheatin’ She’s Just Getting’
Even (CBS) $18
Bandy, Moe I’m Sorry For You My Friend (CBS) $18
Bandy, Moe Following the Feeling (CBS) $15
Brennan, Walter Old Rivers (liberty) $20
Cash, Johnny In Holy Land 3D cover $20 (CBS)
Cash, Johnny Gone Girl $20 (CBS)
Dilks, Johnny Acres of Heartache $15 (was on cd)
Downing, Big Al Big Al Downing ((Steam) $22 w. Mr Jones
Gibson, Don Girls, Guitars & Gibson (RCA) $20
Haggard, Merle Songs for the Mother Who Tried (MCA) $18
Highfill, George Waitin’ Up (WB) $15 just before cds
Houser, Randy They Call Me Cadillac (Universal) $10 on cd too
Howard, Harlan Sings Harlan Howard (Capitol) $28 very rare
Jones, George The Young George Jones (United Artists) $25
Jones, George Sings Songs of Dallas Frazier (musicor) $25
Jones, George Sings From the Heart (mercury) $20
Jones, George Too Wild too Long (CBS) $15
Jones, George You’ve Still Got a Place in my Heart $18
Jones, George I Am What I Am $8 (CBS) on cd
Jones, George/ Tammy Golden Ring (Epic) $15
Jones, Grandpa Live (Monument) $15
Kentucky Colonels Appalachian Swing $28 (World Pacific)
On cd but never seen an original lp let
alone a mint original!!
Lewis, Jerry Lee & Linda Gail Together (mercury) $15
Lynn, Loretta/ Conway Feelin’s (Decca)
Nashville: Sights & Sounds $28This was a souvenir of the “Tennessee Motel”. It consists of a 40 page book with tourist sites of Nashville. It is coil bound and the record is as it says…
Nolan, Bob Sounds of a Pioneer $18 (Elektra) no cd now.
Parton, Dolly Golden Streets of Glory (RCA) sealed $15 no cd
Ringer, Jim Tramps& hawkers (Philo) $25
Rodriguez, Johnny Sngs About Ladies & Love (Mercury) $18
Smith, Connie Back in Baby’s Arms (RCA) $15
Smith, Connie I Don’t Wanna Talk It Over Anymore (RCA) $15
Wagoner/Parton We Found It (RCA) $18
Watson, Gene Heartaches Love & Stuff (MCA) $15
Watson, Gene Should I Come Home (Capitol) $18 signed
Watson, Gene Between This Time & Next (MCA) $15
Watson, Gene Reflections (capitol) $15
Wells, Kitty Country all the Way (Decca) $18
Wells, Kitty Country Music Time (Decca) $18
Wells, Kitty Kitty Wells Show (Decca) $18
Wells, Kitty Kitty Wells Story (Decca) 2lps $22
Wells, Kitty Kitty’s Choice (Decca) $18
Williams, Diane with Teddy Bear’s Last ride (Capitol) sealed
Williams, Hank Jnr And Friends $20 (MGM) original with gatefold
Cover. Hard to get
Wynette, Tammy Higher Ground (Epic) $10
Wynette, Tammy Inspiration (Epic) Gospel $22
Young, Faron Step Aside (Mercury) $18 sealed
Young, Faron Sings This Little Girl of Mine (Mercury) sealed
END OF LPS
All are $18 unless noted otherwise. Remember the $10 ones can form part of the 3/$25 over the whole newsletter. Mix & match $10 cds from any section.
Ball, Marcia So Many Rivers $15 (Alligator)
Ball, Marcia Live! Down the Road $15 (Alligator)
Big Joe & Dynaflows You Can’t Keep Big Man Down (Severn)
Big Shanty Collection 2cds $20 (King Mojo)
Block, Rory Shake ‘Em on Down (A Tribute to
Mississippi Fred McDowell)StonyPlain
Brown, Oli Heads I Win Tails You Lose (Ruf)
Ball, Marcia So Many Rivers $15 (Alligator)
Ball, Marcia Live! Down the Road $15 (Alligator)
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth Down South in Bayou County (Maison
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth Back to Bogalusa $10 (Blue thumb)
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth American Style Texas Music $10
Castiglia, Albert Keepin’ On (Blues Leaf)
Castro, Tommy Soul Shaker (Blind Pig) $15
Corritore, Bob & Friends Harmonica Blues $20 (Delta Groove)
Davies, Debbie Love the Game (Shanachie)
Davis, Rev. Gary A Little More Faith (Fantasy Blues)
Davis, Rev. Gary At Home & Church 3cds $25
Earl, Ronnie & Braodcasters Spread the Love (Stony Plain)
Fabulous Thunderbirds Hot Number (CBS) $10
Feldman, Tom & Get Rites Tribute to the Gospel Sides of Muddy
Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Dock Reed
Griffith, Mike Unknown Blues Band Back on Streets Again (Waldoxy)
Harman, James Two Sides to Every Story (Blacktop)
Harper Down to the Rhythm (Blind Big)
Harper, Swississippi Chris Four Aces & a Harp $20 (Swississippi
Harper, Chris & Sharade Bluesis My Life (Chris Harper)
Harpo, Slim Raining in My Heart (Excello)
Hill, Matt On the Floor (Vizztone)
Hole, Dave Under the Spell $10 (Alligator)
Holmes Brothers Feed My Soul (Alligator)
Holmes Brothers Simple Truth (Alligator) $10
Howlin’ Wolf His Best: Chess 50th Annniversary
(MCA) 20 tracks
Howlin’ Wolf Real Folk Blues/More Real 2on1 (MCA)
Jefferson, Blind Lemon King of country Blues $20 (Yazoo)
Johnson, Robert Complete Recordings 2cds $20
Jones, J W Midnight Memphis Sun (Ruf)
King, BB Early 5os Classics (Virgin) 20 tracks
McClain, Mighty Sam Blues for the Soul (Telarc)
McClain, Mighty Sam Sledgehammer Soul (Audioquest)
Mannish Boys Shake for me (Delta Groove)
Memphis Jug Band Best $20 (Yazoo)
Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Things About Comin My Way
Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Live
in Vancouver (both Black Hen)
Nighthawks Last Train to Bluesville (Ripbang)
Nixon, Mojo & Toadliquors Sock Ray Blue: Texas Prison Field
Recordings Vol 3 (Shanachie)
Parcek, Peter Mathematics of Love (Vizztone)
Perkins, Pinetop Back on Top (Telarc)
Piazza, Rod & Mighty Flyers Beyond the Source (Tone Cool)
Piazza, Rod & Mighty Flyers Vintage Live 1975 (Tone Cool)
Piccolo, Greg Homage (EDM)
Popovic, Ana Still MAkin’ History (Electro Groove)
Quick, Jim Down South (ISuwannee)
Robillard, Duke Duke’s Blues (Pointblank)
Robillard, Duke Plays Jazz: Rounder Years (Bullseye)
Rogers, Roy Split Decision (Blind Pig)
Savoy, Ann If Dreams Come True) $10 (Merless)
Sebastian, John Tarbeach (Shanachie) $10
Shannon, Mem Live at Tipitina’s (Northern Blues)
Smith, Willie Big Eyes Born in Arkansas (Big eye)
Staples, Mavis We’ll Never Turn Back (Anti)
Staten, Peaches Live at Legends (Swississippi)
Stormcellar Nuevo Retro (Stormcellar)
Strehli, Angela Blue Highway (MC Records)
Sugar Blue Threshold (Beeble)
Terry, Sonny Folkways Years 1944-1963 (SFW)
Thornton, Big Mama They Called Me Big Mama $10 Proper
TonyZ Get down With the Blues (Tone Cool)
Trucks, Derek Band Roadsongs 2cds $25 (Sony)
Vaughan, Stevie Ray In the Beginning $10 (Epic)
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Texas Flood $10 (Epic)
Vickers, Brad & vestapolitans Stuck With the Blues (ManHatone)
Walker, Joe Louis Live on the Legendary Rhythm &
Blues Cruise (Stony Plain)
Watermelon Slim Escape from the Chicken Coop $15
Waters, Muddy Best 1956-1964 (Chess)
Blind Pig 25th Anniversary Collection 2cds $22
Blues masters $10 (Rhino)
Classic Blues Piano from Smithsonian Folkways $20
Classic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian Folkways
Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R & B Rhino OOP $20
Fifties style/ pop/mor etc
Berry, Chuck After School Sessions/ Dozen Berrys + 10
bonus tracks (34 tks 2cd) $20
Christie, Lou Enlightenment: Best (Rhino) $15
Cochran, Eddie Summertime Blues:Best 34 tks 2cds $20
Como, Perry Greatest Hits 2cds 51 tks $25 all the gooduns
Delltones Walk Like a Man 32 tks OOP $15
Diddley, Bo His Best: Chess 50th Anniversary Coll $18
Diddley, Bo Bo Diddley/ Go Bo Diddley 2 cds 32 tks $20
Dion & the Belmonts Complete 2cds 51 tks Collectors Choice $25
Domino, Fats Fats Rocks (Bear Family) $18
Eddy, Duane $1,000,000 worth of Twang/ Have Twangy
Guitar Will Travel Jamie OOP $20 32 tks
Francis, Connie Her Greatest Hits & Finest Performances 3cd
62 tracks Readers digest Canada original $35
Francis, Connie Very Best 2 cds 50 tks $20
Kramer, Bily J Best (Imperial US EMI) $18 25 tks
McDaniel, Gene Hundred Pounds of Clay: Best $18 25 tks
Mitchell, Guy Heartaches by the Number (Bear) $18
Monroe, Vaughn Very Best: Original Master Recordings $18
Newton, Wayne Sings Hits of the 70s $15 (only place to get
“Daddy Don’t You Walk so Fast”)
Pitney, Gene Hits & Misses (Bear) $20
Platters Best Selection $18 25 tks Universal
Presley, Elvis Double Feature: It Happened at the World’s Fair
/ Fun in Acapulco $20
Presley, Elvis Jailhouse Rock expanded $18
Presley, Elvis Suspicious Minds Memphis Anthology 2cds $25
Presley, Elvis Double Feature: Flaming Star/ Follow That
Dream/Wild in the Country $20
Presley, Elvis Double Feature: Kid Galahad/ Girls Girls Girls
Presley, Elvis Essential Elvis IV:Hundred Years from Now $20
Presley, Elvis The Memphis Record $18
Presley, Elvis Tomorrow Is a Long Time $18
Presley, Elvis An Afternoon in the Garden $18
Presley Elvis The alternate Aloha $18
Presley, Elvis Tiger Man $18
Presley, Elvis Blue Hawaii Collector’s Edition $20 22tk exp. Ed
w. bound book style cover & 28 pg book!!
Preston, Johnny Running Bear $20 (Bear Family)
Ray, Johnny Cry 30 tracks (Bear) $20
Sedaka, Neil Anthology 2cds $28 OOP & hard to get
40 tks in “Star Crossed Lovers” & “Wheeling
Shannon, Del The Liberty Years (EMI US) 26 tks $18
Smothers Brothers Best (Rhino) 18 tks $18
Thomas, B J Greatest Hits (Rhino) 18 tks $18
Tillotson, Johnny All His Early hits & More (AceUK) 30 tks $20
Unit 4 + 2 Concrete & Clay 29 tks $18
Vaughn, Billy Melody of Love: Best (Varese) OOP 18tks $18
Ventures Walk Don’t Run: the Best 29 tks $18 (EMI US)
Vincent, Gene Capitol Collectors Series 21 tks $18
Vincent, Gene Bluejean Bop/ Gene Vincent & Bluecaps 36 tks
2on1 with bonus tracks $20
Waikikis Hawaii Tattoo (Bear) 32 tks $18
Night train to Nashville:Music City R & B 1945-1970 Volume 2 38 tks $15
$10 or 3/$25
Armstrong, Louis Definitive Collection (Hip-o/Universal) 23 tks
Barron Knights Best (Epic UK)
Fitzgerald, Ella Best of the songbooks (Verve) 16 tks 62 mins.
Idle, Eric Sings Monty Python 22 tks
Presley, Elvis The Collection Vol 2
Presley, Elvis The Collection Vol 3
Presley, Elvis The Collection Vol 4
Sedaka, Neil All Time Greatest Hits
Sedaka, Neil All Time Greatest Hits Vol 2
Bennett, Tony Perfectly Frank (CBS) 24 tks
Benton, Brook Best
Crosby, Bing Return to Paradise Islands
Douglas, Mike The Men in My Little Girl’s Life
Mathis, Johnny Open Fire Two Guitars
Minelli, Lisa Highlights from Carnegie Hall
Setzer, Brian Dirty Boogi
Setzer, Brian Vavoom
Williams, Andy Greatest Hits
Chapin, Harry Gold Medal Collection 2cds $28 great. Elektra
Chieftains Water from the Wells $18 (RCA)
Chieftains Long Black Veil $18 (w. Jagger on title song)
Chieftains Tears of Stone $18 (RCA)
Clancy, Liam Liam Clancy (Vanguard) $15
Clancy Brothers/ Tommy Makem Ain’t it Grand 2cds 32 tks all prev.
Digance, Richard Working Class Millionaire: the Translantic
Anthology 2cds 35 tks $20
Dobson, Bonnie Vive LA Canadienne (Bear) 24 tks
Donovan Troubadour: Definitive Collection 2cds 44tk $28
Houston, Cisco Best of Vanguard Years $18 24 tks
Ian & Sylvia Northern Journey (Vanguard) $15
Ian & Sylvia Live at Newport $18
Jansch, Bert Conundrum: Thirteen Down $20
McGarrigle, Kate & Anna McGarrigle Hour $18 w. guests
Odetta Essential (Vanguard) 21t ks $18
Pearls Before Swine Use of ashes $20 (Water) great album
Peter. Paul & Mary Very Best 20 tks (WB Japan) $20
Redbone, Leon On the Track (WB) $15
Renbourn, John Palermo Snow $15
Roberts, Andy Just for the record: Solo Anthology 1969-1976
2cds by UK folk mainstay $22 33 tks.
Rush, Tom Very Best: No Regrets 17 tks $18
Schatz, Lesley Coyote Moon/Run to the Wind (Bear) 2on 1 $18
Simon, Paul Concert in the Park 2cds 23 tks (WB) $20
Thompson, Richard Action packed: Best $20 with bonus cd feat. 3
tks Cosmic Cowboy fave “God Loves a Drunk”
Van Ronk, Dave Folkways Years 1959-1961 $15 20 tks
Wainwright, Loudon III Here Comes the Copters $15
Yarbrough, Glen San Francisco Tapes First Set $15 1965 18tks
inc. “Honeywind Blows”
Folk Masters Great Performances recorded Live a the Barns
of Wolf Trap (Folkways 22 tks $18
Seeds Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 3 2cds $18
Songs of protest (Rhino) OOP 16 tks $18
$10 or 3/$25
Baez, Joan Gone from Danger
Baez, Joan Play Me Backwards
Baez, Joan Carry It On
Cassidy, Eva Wonderful World
Cohen, Leonard Essential
Collins, Judy True Stories & Other Dreams
Durham, Judith & Seekers Silver Jubilee Album 25 tks
Lafarge, Peter Songs of the Cowboys/ Iron mountain
Bear Family two on one Has front pic.
but no booklet.
Mitchell, Joni Blue (Rhino mini lp cd style)
Oysterband Holy Bandits
Warnes, Jennifer The Hunter
Warnes, Jennifer Famous Blue Raincoat
Ian, Janis Billies Bones
Jones, Rickie Lee Naked Songs
Lightfoot, Gordon Sundown
Vega, Suzanne Retrospective.
Aerosmith Just Push Play (Sony Japan) $18
Beach Boys Greatest (Capitol Japan25tks) $18
Beatles Anthology #2 (EMI Japan) $25 45tks
Blunstone, Colin I Don’t Believe in miracles: Very Best $15
Lead singer of the Zombies
Blunstone, Colin/ Rod Argent The Zombies Far as I Can See (Rhino)
Reunion album. $18
Brown, James Live at the Apollo Vol II deluxe ed 2cds $20
Buffalo Dead Forever (Akarma book cover) $20
Byrds Byrds (Reunion) $15 (Asylum)
Cale, J J Rewind (unreleased ) $15 Time Life
Carpenters Twenty Two Hits (A&M Japan) $20
Sostello, Elvis Girls Girls Girls 2cd 46 tks $18
Costello, Elvis King of America 2cds 36 tks $15
Coulson/Dean/McGuinness/Flint Lo & Behold $18 mighty Dylan tribute
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country $18
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River $18
Creedence Clearwater Revival Willie & Poor boys $18
Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmos Factory $18
Note: All CCR 40th anniversary w. bonus tk
Dury, Ian Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Rhino) $15
Dury, Ian New Boots & Panties 2cds (Fuel) $18
Dury, Ian Do it Yourself (Fuel) 2cds $18
Feliciano, Jose Free Soul: the Classic (RCA Japan) $25 78min
Foreigner Anthology 2cds (Rhino) $18
Free Very Best of Paul Rodgers (+ Bad Company)
(Rhino) Japan $18
Free Design Best: Kites are Fun (Varese) $15
Fuller, Bobby Four Best (Rhino) $15
Gov’t Mule Deep End Vol 1 & 2 2cds (Evangeline) $22
Grassroots All Time Greatest Hits (MCA) $15
Ham, Peter 7 Park Avenue (Ryko) Badfinger $15
Kantner, Paul Wooden Ships Live at Ft Lauderdale 3 cds $22
Kinks Ultimate Collection 2 cds 43 tks
LedZ eppelin I (with bonus sleeve) $15
Led Zeppelin In through the Out Door $20 w. 5 bonus sleeves
Love Story 1966-1972 (Arthur Lee )Rhino 2cs op $25
McCartney, Paul/Wings Band on the Run (EMI Japan) $20
Manassas Pieces $18 (15 prev. unreleased on Rhino)
Monkees Missing Links (Rhino) $18
Morris, Russell A Thousand Suns (Feestival) OOP $20
Muldaur, Maria Sweet Harmony/Open Your Eyes (Wounded
Bird) 2cds $20
Pratt, Andy Andy Pratt (Sony Japan) $22
Procol Harum Greatest Hits $15 ( A&M)
Ramones Greatest Hits (WB Japan) $15
Redding, Otis Otis Blue/ Otis Redding Sings Soul $20 2cd
Reed, Lou Original Albums Classics 5cds $28
Lou Reed/ Transformer/ Berlin/ Sally Can’t
Dance/ Coney Island Baby $28
Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus cd + dvd $20
Russell, Leon Best $18 (Capitol US 2011)
Shorrock, Glenn First Twenty Years 2cdss 34 tracks $22 cds
pressed in Japan.
Small Faces Ogdens Nut Gone Flake 3cds expanded version in tobacco tin. $40
Bruce The Rising deluxe ed. $18
Townshend, Pete Anthology 2cds Japan 425
Travelling Wilburys Volume 1 (WB) original $18
Trucks, Derek Roadsongs 2cds $25 nice digipak
Walsh, Joe anthology: Look What I Did 2cds $20
Winter, Edgar Collection (Rhino) $15
Yes Tales fro mTopographic Oceans (WB Japan)
Yes Close to the Edge (WB Japan) $22
Young, Neil After the Goldrush (Reprise Japan) $15
Badlands Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska $15
w. Hank Iii, J R Cash etc
TeenageOpera Keith West…the full 23 tracker
$10 or 3/$25
Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Beatles Beatles for Sale
Beatles Hard Day’s Night
Beatles Abbey Road
Beatles With the Beatles
Beatles Please Please Me
Beatles Rubber Soul
Beatles Sgt Peppers
Bowie, David Young Americans
Charles, Bobby Timeless
Dr John Going Back to New Orleans
Dr John Anthology Disc 1
Eagles Hell Freezes Over
Fabulous Thunderbirds Hot Number
Golden Earring Continuing Story of Radar Love
Heat, Revered Horton Spend a Nigt in the Box
Joel, Billy Hits 19 tks career spanning
Jones, Tom Delilah
Lindley, David El Rayo X
McCartney, Paul Unplugged The Official Bootleg
Orlando, Tony Definitive Collection
Stevens, Cat Catch Bull at Four
Way, Darryl Under the Soft
Zevon, Warren Life’l lKill ya
Rock Artifacts Vol 1 17 tks Columbia Legacy
Bon Jovi Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi New Jersey
Bon Jovi These Days
Bon Jovi 7800 Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi have a Nice Day
Bon Jovi Crush All these
Bon Jovi Bounce special deluxe
Bon Jovi Keep the Faith editions.
Bon Jovi All Access dvd
Bon Jovi The Circle
Bon Jovi Lost Highway
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Cale, J J Roll On
Cocker, Joe Essential
Crowded House Temple of Low men
Dr John Television
Faithfull, Marianne Vagabond Ways
Heads, Hands Feet Old Soldiers Never Die
JArre, Jean-Michel Essential
Jon & Vangelis Best
Kravitz, Lenny Greatest Hits
Lewis, Huey & News Soulsville
Mandingo Primeval Rhythm of Life
Penn, Dan Do right Man
Rolling Stones A Bigger bang
Santana Guitar Heaven
Yankovic, Weird Al Running Wit Scissors
A Few advances.
An advance is an early promotional issue of a cd without the full graphics. We have a few, mainly country but a few other styles as well. These are all 1 only copy.
Bibb, Eric Troubadour Live w. Staffan Astner $5
Blind Boys of Alabama Take the High Road $8 first ever cd w. country
artists. Has nice picture cardboard package.
Brand, Adam American Radio Sampler $4
Carll, Hayes Kmag YoYo $3
Earle, Steve I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive $5
Ellis, Tinsley Speak no Evil $5 (picturesleeve)
Fogerty, John Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again $2
Hunter, Ian Man Overboard $2
Kubek, Smokin’ Joe Have Blues Will Travel $3 Colour cover
Lauderdale, Jim Reason &Rhyme $8 (not as yet out)
Los Lonely Boys Rockpango $2
McClymonts Chaos & Bright Lights $4 (full colour cover)
Miller, Buddy Majestic SilverStrings $5
Newbury, Mickey Heaven Help the Child $5
Newbury, Mickey Looks like Rain $5
Newbury, Mickey Demos, Rarities & Unreleased $8 16 tks
Niemann, Jerod Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury $2
Old Crow Medicine Show Tennessee Pusher $5 (colour sleeve)
Raye, Collin Hits $5 full colour special fold out cover
Scott, Darrell A Crooked Road $5 2cds colour sleeve
Shindell, Richard Not Far Now $5 (full colour sleeve)
Turner, Josh Haywire deluxe edition $8 full colour
Tyminski, Dan Wheels $2
Uncle Walt’s Band 6-26-79 $5
Uncle Walt’s Band An American in Texas $5
Uncle Walt’s Band Uncle Walt’s Band $5
Uncle Walt’s Band Recorded Live $5
Wainwright, Loudon High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole
Project 2cds $5
Wilder, Webb More Like Me $5 colour sleeve
Wilson, Anna Countrypolityan Duets $10 Full colour
sleeve. Participants include Connie Smith
& Ray Price.
Gloryland 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics Time Life
Thanks for reading. Hope you find something!