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August 2012 Newsletter
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Yesterday & Today Records
Miranda NSW 2228
Phone: (02) 95311710
Australia post is essentially the world’s most expensive service. We aim to break even on postage and will use the best method to minimise costs. One good innovation is the introduction of the “POST PLUS” satchels, which replace the old red satchels and include a tracking number. Available in 3 sizes they are 500 grams ($7.50) 3kgs ($11.50) 5kgs ($14.50) P & P. The latter 2 are perfect for larger interstate packages as anything over 500 grams even is going to cost more than $11.50. We can take a cd out of a case to reduce costs. Basically 1 cd still $2. 2cds $3 and rest as they will fit. Again Australia Post have this ludicrous notion that if a package can fit through a certain slot on a card it goes as a letter whereas if it doesn’t it is classified as a “parcel” and can cost up to 5 times as much. One day I will send a letter to the Minister for Trade as their policies are distinctly prejudicial to commerce. Out here they make massive profits but offer a very poor number of services and charge top dollar for what they do provide. Still, the mail mostly always gets there. But until ssuch times as their local monopoly remains, things won’t be much different.
For those long term customers and anyone receiving these newsletters for the first time we have several walk in sales per year, with the next being Saturday August 25th. If interested let me know. For interstaters in Sydney please feel free to call if you would like to drop by. Always sales feature a lot of things that don’t get to go into newsletters and we are getting new stock in all the time. So please, if you have 25th free it is more than worth your while. Always a good day rain or shine.
Book OF Lists We are always on the look out for customers best of lists. Well it doesn’t have to be best ofs...you can do worst of or whatever. This month we have an excellent list. Please submit yours for inclusion in future newsletters.
Honest John’s List
1. Frankie Miller – When Gas Was Only Thirty Cents a Gallon (Heart of Texas) see current releases...
2. David Allan Coe – The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy (Columbia)
3. Webb Pierce – Wondering Boy (Decca)
4. Ray Price – Heart of Country Music (Step One) see rarities section
5. Max D
Barnes – Rough Around the Edges (Ovation) see rarities section again. Max
has only ever had 2 lps and 1 cd and we have
6. Bobby Bare – This is Bare Country (Mercury)
7. Waylon Jennings – Dreaming My Dreams (RCA)
8. George Jones – Alone Again (Epic) rarities section...out of print 2 on1
9. Lawrence Reynolds – He Comes from Alabama (Country Discovery)
10. D L Menard – Cajun Saturday Night (Rounder)
11. Tom T Hall – The Storyteller (Mercury)
12. Tony Booth – The Other Side of Life (Heart of Texas)
13. Johnny Bush – Talk to My Heart (Watermelon)
14. Emmylou Harris – Thirteen (WB) one of 2 Emmylou albums never on cd
15. Johnny Rodriguez – Introducing (Mercury)
16. Carl Smith – Silver Tongued Cowboy (Hickory)
17. Mel Tillis – California Road (RCA)
18. Bobby Bare – As Is (Columbia)
19. George Jones – My Favourites of Hank Williams (United Artists)
20. David Allan Coe – Rides Again (Columbia)
21. Conway Twitty – Honky Tonk Angel (MCA/ Decca)
22. Faron Young – That Young Feeling (Mercury)
23. Little Jimmy Dickens – Big Songs By (Columbia)
24. Kimmie Rhodes – West Texas Heaven (Justice)
25. Willie Nelson/ Ray Price – Run That By Me 1 More Time (Lost Highway)
26. Kenny Serrat – Love & Honor (MGM)
27. Roger Miller – A Trip in the Country (Mercury)
28. Tom T Hall – Faster Horses (Mercury)
29. T Jae Christian = The Vanishing Breed (Universal Sounds) see new releases for T Jae’s great new album “I Wish I Was Home”
30. Johnny Bush & Darrell McCall – Hot Texas Country (Step One)
31. Willie Nelson – Tougher Than Leather (Columbia)
32. Mel McDaniel – Gentle to Your Senses (Capitol)
33. Ray Price – Talk to Your Heart (Columbia)
34. Don Williams – Volume One (JMI)
35. Conway Twitty – Linda on My Mind (MCA/Decca)
36. Mickey Newbury – Frisco Mabel Joy (Elektra)
37. Willie Nelson & Kimmie Rhodes – Picture in a Frame (Sunbird)
38. Marty Robbins – I Walk Alone (Columbia)
39. Mickey Newbury – I Came Home to Hear the Music (Elektra)
40. Willie Nelson – Yesterday’s Wine (RCA)
Wow, this is a list and a half. Many of these have never been on cd though some tracks are represented on cd boxes and the like. Some are in the rarities section and lo & behold the Frankie Miller is a new release. Rest assured John holds a similar feeling about today’s so called Nashville country as I do so this is a great traditionalist list....Mickey Newbury is a bit out there for my tastes but then again that is a minority. Would love to sit Honest John down with the Swedish Cowboy. It would be a battle to the end with ‘great album except for the 7th track’ being a much featured part of the conversation.
LATEST & NEW ARRIVALS
Blake & Kendall Barnes “Welcome to Barnes Country” $28 Blake and Kendall Barnes are a father & daughter duo. Kendall is 13! Now, I know what the cynics might say and I must admit being one prior to hearing this album but that changed moments after it started. They really don’t do duets starting with a track from Blake and then Kendall and so on. Blake’s opening “My Baby Turns the Lights on Uptown” may be the best opening track you will hear all year. The Swedish Cowboy reckoned it took five seconds to fall in love with this and I think I agree. Production is by the wonderful Justin Trevino and the opening steel guitar by Dicky Overbey will hook you immediately. Blakes voice is classic country all the way and you can tell his nuances have a little Jones in them. Justin and the wonderful Amber Digby provide backing vocals. What sets Kendall apart is the wonderful expression she gets in her vocals. It indeed reminds of Brenda Lee. She shines on “A Tear Dropped By” and her version of Dolly’s early “Dumb Blonde” is simply fabulous. Blake’s version of Leon Payne’s “Things Have Gone to Pieces”, a tale of things still having the chance of getting a little worse, is a a show stopper. Goose bump stuff and there is even a tickle of a Mel Street influence in there. Ray Griff’s “Better Move It On Home”, previously done by Porter and Dolly. is a duet. Kendall is simply fabulous in this upbeat number which almost has a rockabilly feel to it. The only duet as such, which normally would be something to lament, but not the case on this album. The material is great. Whilst many are covers they are certainly ones that are not that familiar. Such a case is Harlan Howard’s “Imagination Is a Wonderful Thing”, handled beautifully by Blake. “Ain’t Had no Lovin’” , sung by Kendall is a knockout. Such expression; it sets here apart. The name Jerry Chesnutt in the songwriting credits always excites “On the Back Row” is superb and Blake is abetted superbly by Amber Digby on this gem....as he sits in the back row of the church as he watches his love wed another man. “Nobody But a Fool”, one of the many Bill Anderson gems recorded by Connie Smith is another showcase for Kendall, and I might add has a great steel guitar solo. 13 tracks and I love them all. 6 by each and one true duet. Individually and collectively, this has album of the year written all over it. Every track a gem.
Kimberly Murray & Bob Manning “One Night Only!: The
honky Tonk Roadshow” $28 The title of this is a tad misleading as it seems
to me to indicate a live album but it is a studio album by this fairly recently
married pair and a duet album which harks back to the classic country albums of
Porter & Dolly, Loretta & Conway/Ernest etc, but includes a selection
of choice solo tracks as well. Classic retro styled cover.The tracks are all
originals. The songs are great. Kimberly does the lead on “Blame This Mess on
You” about a woman scorned...who sits alone at the table made for two...”I’ll
have to tip the waitress & blame this mess on you”. “From Wher I Came”, was
surely on a Haggard album, but no Bob wrote it. He captures the reflective
style of Haggard as well as anyone....yep even the man himself. Classic themes
appear throughout. “Cheatin’ Side of Life” features Justin Trevino’s name in
the credits. Some great exchanges with Bob painted as the ultimate
heel.....with his begging “don’t tell my wife”. “When I’m Drunk” is a classic
tale of regret sung by Kimberly Murray. “Bunkhouse Breakdown”, the album’s
second last (of 13) tracks is a classic country instrumental which leads to the
bluesy finale, “The Devil Makes No Change”.
Benny Berry “Bugle Ann” $20 Benny is a true an enigma. Mike Headrick, who most will know is my pick as the greatest producer in modern country history actually told me that he is probably Benny’s greatest friend but does not really understand him. Everyone who has heard Benny sing would rate him as good a singer as they have ever heard... Jones, Haggard ...you name it. Benny made this unplugged album for some of his friends. It is just Benny and his guitar He introduces the songs in his delightful Oklahoman drawl. His between song rants may be a bit much for some but the songs are a delight. It is a document that gives credence to Mike Headrick’s statement. Songs are great: Bugle Ann/ Pickin’ Wildflowers/ There Goes the Farm/ Too Old to Die Young/ Jesus on the Radio (Tom T Hall song)/ All That Matters Anymore/ Give My Heart to You. Plus spoken introductions. A revealing, sometimes sad, sometimes happy document but one I would really recommend Benny Berry fans listen to.
Bill Anderson “From This Pen/ Get While the Gettin’s Good” $30 UK 2 on 1 which may be ideal for those who are a bit intimidated by the size of the Bear Family box. Sometimes Bill’s merit as a songwriter gets overlooked, so it is a delight just to read the titles Saginaw Michigan/ City Lights/ Once a Day/ Mama Sang a Song/ Tip of My Fingers/ I’ve Enjoyed About as Much of this As I Can Stand/ Still etc. Great examples of the Nashville sound. Jordinaires feature as well. 25 tracks in all.
John Conlee “Harmony/ American Faces” $30 Same series with 2 of John Conlee’s
Impossible to get CBS albums from 1986 & 1987. Highlights include his version of “Class Reunion” which I rate better than the Statler Brothers and the # 1 hit “Got My Heart Set On You’. Also interesting to compare his “Mama’s Rockin’ Chair” with that of Benny Berry. Today when country music has such an homogenised sound it is refreshing to hear such a distinctive voice.
Tompall & the Glaser Brothers “Award Winners/ Rings & Things” $30 Anothe rfine 2on 1 issued in the UK featuring 2 of their early 70s albums. The first has their interpretations (always more than worthwhile) of classic country songs, whilst the title song from the second was one of their biggest hits and was also covered by Twiggy, of all people, and by gum she did a great job of it.
Clinton Gregory “Too Much Ain’t Enough” $28 One of the most popular independent artists of the early 90s on the now (sadly) defunct Step One Records where over the course of several albums, Clinton esatablished himself as a star to be reckoned with. This is his first in what must be 10 years or more. Pleased to say the wait has been well worth it. “Too Country for Nashville” is a great look back how things were back in those days. A witty number by Tommy Barnes & Wild Bill Emerson. Great humour, and something you will also find on the fabulous “You Play Like Chet”. Then there are classic country songs which great turns of phrase such as (on “It Took Every Tear”) “ it took every tear I had to keep from crying”. The balance of the songs is excellent. The album flows beautifully. “If That Ain’t Jones” is a song about a song...true or fiction I haven’t worked out...but of course Jones carries the name of George. Jerry Salley is one of Nashville’s best writers ,who among other things wrote the song Catherine Britt did with Elton John. His contribution here is “Chase Away the Lonely” which really seems like a biographical song about Clinton. Pebe Sebert, who with then husband Hugh Moffatt, was responsible for the classic “Old Flames (Can’t hold a Candle to You)” pops up with “You Smile”, which continues the excellence in the songs. A classic country ballad, which is just wonderful. “The Crucifixion” is one of only two songs by Clinton on this album. No surprises, a very religious song. “The New” concluding track also has a religious connotation. These two may be a little deep for some but on the strength of the first ten tracks, this is Clinton’s best album. A gem, and very attractively packaged as well.
Davy Jay Sparrow & His Well Known Famous Drovers “Olde Fashioned” $28 If you could imagine a style where Hank III/ wayne the Train meets Br549 meets Don Walser you would get a rough approximation of this excellent retro styled album with some wonderful hillbilly/ rockabilly overtones. Davy Jay is actually responsible for 9 of the 12 songs and they have a very authentic flavour. “Honky Tonkin’ Daddy”, the opener is exceptional. He also varies the pace such as on “Slow Slow Boogie” and “Think Again”, the former has a very Wayne the Train vocal and features excellent steel guitar from Chance Wagner and slap bass from Justin Meier. The latter has some wonderful piano fills. Could almost be Hank Williams singing. A lot of these retro style albums are pedal to the metal and the variety Davy Jay shows makes it refreshing. BUT, there is nothing like a frantic boogie and he delivers superbly on the instrumental “Well Known Famous Boogie”, where everyone gets a little solo. They really romp on “Swing Around My Walkin’ Cane” an adaptation as you may expect of “Hand Me Donw My Walking Cane” which is expertly handled with a nice yodel trill thrown in. Great album, which garnered a 5 star review in Country Music People magazine.
Marty Stuart “Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down” $28 Marty has been one of the real protectors of the true country sound and has had a swag of albums out of which 2 for mine stand above all. Thesee aare “The Pilgrim” and “Hillbilly Rock”. Well I reckon if you combined the two you’d come up with this gem, which for mine is the best thing Marty has done so far. He is joined by some unusual guets including Kenny Lovelace, long time sideman of Jerry Lee Lewis and Buck Trent. He is joined by two members of country music royalty. Lorrie Carter Bennett is the daughter of Anita Carter and contributes hamronies on the appropriately named “A Song of Sadness” and Hank III of course is grandson of Hank Williams and is great on “Pictures froim Life’s Other Side”. I might add that Marty is joined in the guitar role by Kenny Vaughan, who is the son of Jimmy and nephew of Stevie Ray. He engages in comparable guitar duels as did Marty and the excellent Richard Bennett on that earlier “Hillbilly Rock” album. As mentioned earlier I love the songsof Jerry Chesnut and perhaps the highlight is his “Holdin’ on to nothin’” , which was previously a hit for Porter & Dolly but is done solo by Marty. He could have very well brought his wife, Connie Smith, in for this but handlesi t more than admirably by himself. Yes, this is hard to beat. I read a quote from mArty recently in which he said “the most outlaw thing you can do in Nashville nowadays is play country music”...so I gues you could call this an outlaw album. Great stuff.
T Jae Christian “I Wish I Was Home” $28 T Jae is part of Y & T country music royalty. This, for starters, is a massive 22 tracks long and features 17 new tracks plus 5 that are from his earlier album, ‘Marriage on the Rocks”. T Jae is a classic drawling vocalist and he does things that he really has no right to do yet always manages to pull them off. For example on an earlier album he had the temerity to do a version of “He Stopped Loving Her Today’. Now, you would expect to say, why? What you wouldn’t expect is for someone to pull it off so deliciously so that it could stand beside the Jones’ version and yes, you would actually want both. On this new cd he does Kristofferson’s “Lovin’ Her Was Easier” and pulls it off brilliantly. T Jae’s voice is nearly as deep but ten times as tuneful. It is like hearing it for the first time. He is joined on two tracks by T Graham Brown (yep...they share the same name...”T” that is) and as a duet the fabulous “Bag of Bones” is even better than when it was on Brown’s solo album. He is also joined by songwriter, Lola Jean Dillon, on her “I’ve Learned to Lie”, which I know from a version by Josh Logan and guess what, T Jae’s is the equal. As always T Jae’s own songs are as good as any. Favourite is the wonderful “Ol’ Sad Songs” with its wonderful refrain...”memories, whiskey and old sad songs”. On an earlier album he handed the vocal chore to Chance Martin, who was reborn as the fabulous Alamo Jones, one of the albums of the year. This time he gives the lead on one song to Roy August, who co-write “The Way I never Knew How” with T Jae. Fabulous artist Curt Ryle provides “Slow Death” a superb ballad which provides the opportunity for T Jae to absolutelty sore. Stunning.
Albums like this are treasures. T Jae is in the best ever independent artist list and is also a treasure.
T Jae Christian “Put Me Down Easy Lord” $28 We also have restocked this gospel album. 11 songs but none are familiar. “I Don’t Care Where You Dig That Hole” is a witty Ken Holloway song (himself a great artist) , about a guy trying to sell a funeral plot. “This Is Where Jesus Would Go” is a reflective song about where Jesus would go if he returned. And it wouldn’t be a true gospel album without an anti-honky tonk song and lo & behold we get a couple from the pen of Mike Manuel, himself a recording artist so it seems. Wonderful and refreshing album.
Beverly & the Rockabillys “Dark Side of the Barn” $28 This excellent group from Okalhoma provide a wonderful mix of rockabilly and honky tonk. All original songs as well, with personal favourites be the great “I Like It Strong”, in which Beverly certainly doesn’t opt for any safe options and the opening ‘Put a Little Hank On It” Beverly is the slap bass player as well as the vocalist. Lots of humour and a greta debut. Beverly’s name by the way is Beverly Haggard...could it possibly be??
Leona Williams “Duets” $28 Leona is one of the best female country singers and was married at one time to Merle Haggard. Her son, Ron Williams, from a previous marriage, is a fine singer in his own right and certainly took note of his step-father’s style. He joins his mother on two songs including the Haggard classic “Somewhere Between”. That is for starters. There is a very generous 18 tracks and duet partners also include, Johnny Bush, George Jones, Ferlin Husky, Justin Trevino, Frankie Miller and Joe Paul Nichols. The best for mine may be the one with another of our indie gods, Billy Keeble , on the fabulous “I’m So Afraid of Losing You”.
The Cornell Hurd Band: Drop In On My Dream, $28 (Guest reviewer The Swedish Cowboy) Wow! What an album! Of all the excellent Cornell Hurd albums we have got through the years this must be the most excellent! All 14 songs are new and original, and not only that, they are all excellent. The band is just getting tighter and better, and the songs are just getting better too. Not a half weak song in sight. Why isn’t this genius and his wonderful big band out there tearing down the big venues instead of Asleep At The Wheel? Well, you cannot travel with this size of a band, and these musicians have other jobs in Austin. This is my type of music all the way! I love it!
I couldn’t agree more. The centrepoint of the great group is of course the wonderfully amiable Cornell with wonderful instrumentalists Howard Kallish (on fiddle), Scott Walls (on steel Guitar), T jarrod Bonta (piano) and Allen Crider on guitar, who has slotted into the guitarist role since the passing of the legendary Paul Skelton. He has also slotted into the role of producer and one of the key songwriters.Would have to endorse the Cowboy’s comments re Asleep at the Wheel. Give me Cornell Hurd any day of the week,
Jason Allen “Lovin’ You” $28 Jason is a Texan and this is maybe his third album. This time it is released on the Smith Music Group label and it maintains his Texas roots and has a good balance of songs that are quite reminiscent of country as it was in the late 80s and early 90s. That is a true compliment by the way. Best is probably the tex Mex...”Just let me prove it to you” and who could resist a song called “Mama Got Jesus”, with just that little hint of the tongue in cheek. Oh, if we could only get back to how it was.
Billy Keeble “Just for You” $28 Just hit the decks the latest from the member of Yesterday & Today Records Indie Hall of Fame, the fabulous Billy Keeble. How can you top that? Well...the cd is produced by the wonderful Curt Ryle, who co-wrote a song with Billy, “Sharla Amne’s Ghost”. Billy is the honky tonker we all love. Many Y & T folks would knw “I Wish I’d Never Borrowed Somebody’s Angel’ and Billy exceeds al lwe have heard. Just in so again a quick run through. Hard to believe may be his best.
We also have limited stock of Billy’s last album “Sings Wynn Stewart” $28
Joey & Rory “His and Hers” $28 Just in so haven’t had much of a listen. Firstly this is the edition ONLY available at Walmart and only available for purchase in the USA. Well here it is. There last album was in 2010 and was our hands down winner of Album of the Year, and deservedly so. This goes a step further as Rory (the guy) shares the lead vocal chores with Joey (the gal). His reluctance to sing may have been understandable given Joey is such a stunning singer but fear not he is simply superb. “Bible and a Belt” is a song in which he tells how he was raised...he had to believe in two things; the belt by the way is the leather one that goes around the middle. He is fabulous on the opener “Josephine”, set in the Civil war, it concerns a soldier missing his loved ones. Rivetting track. Certainly not all beer & skittles. Always trying a little bit more “Someday Whe n IGrow Up” is a jazzy little ditty..laid back and nice. “When I’m Gone” on the other hand is a sad ballad featuring Joey. What a voice. “Let’s Pretend We Never Met’ is classic upbeat Joey & Rory song. Again there are two additional tracks:” Play Me the Waltz of the Angels” and “In the Time You Gave Me”. Album of the year 2010...I smell an encore. Fabulous cd.
Karen Collins “No Yodelling on the Radio” $28 Classic honky tonk. The title song is a lament about the changing passage of time and its effect on music. “Mama’s in a Honky Tonk Downtown’ features band member Geff King, who was a member of the great indie group Honky Tonk Confidential. Great song in which he tells his kids all about their errant Mama. This is just a great cd. “I’m a Walkin’ Advertisement for the Blues” is very Loretta Lynn inspired and you can’t get much more of a recommendation that that. The great “Salvation Saloon” is classic honky tonk. Great album with good songs.
POP GOES THE COUNTRY DVDs 20 volume set $350 This is from the same folks who gave us the Porter Wagoner Shows. This was also a syndicated TV show in the USA, hosted by a number of different comperes including Ralph Emery. The title may give a wrong impression. Each dvd has 6 shows and has a 2 hour running time, so put aside plenty of time if you want to watch in one sitting. The first dvd features FAron Young, Connie Smith, Freddy Weller, Merle Haggard (with Leona Williams), SAmmi Smith, Hank Williams jnr, Mickey Gilley, LaCosta (Tucker), Ronnie Milsap and a full show of Willie Rex Allen Jnr, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Crash Craddock etc. As you can see, great artists you don’t normally see.
They have only just brought out an additional 4 volumes which are not sold as part of the package. What can you say...I will do a special on the additional 4 for $80. Normally they are $25 each when purchased as single dvds.
MICKEY NEWBURY “Live at the Hermitage” dvd $38 This is not a continuing item I’m afraid as this was just 5 my supplier found in his stock...it is not currently available. Mickey’s recordings are controlled by his family and they frankly don’t do a great job. That is what is called an understatement. The quality of this is exceptional and his performance is riveting and charismatic. That is from a non Newbury fan. So again a once off and only 5 copies. Don’t hesitate.
The Thirty Third of August * Apples Dipped In Candy*Juble Lee's Revival * Frisco Mabel Joy * Earthquake*Ramblin' Blues * My Lady Now * Lie To Me Darlin'*Genevieve * Just Dropped In * Mickey Growing Up*Amazing Grace - Cortelia Clark * What Will I Do*Saint CeCelia Four Ladies * Nights When I Am Sane*Tokyo Song Festival - Heaven Help The Child*A Weed Is A Weed * Jessie & Maggie*Angeline * Poison Red Berries*American Trilogy * 147 minutes
Norma Jean “Pretty Miss Norma Jean” DVD $25 Brand new release from the Classic country dvd folks with this featuring 2 hours of the best of Noma Jean both solo and with Porter. She was a member on the Porter Wagoner Show between 1962 and 1967 and the earlier years are in black and white and the latter are in colour.
Johnny Cash TV Shows 2DVD $45 Now out of print locally and have been asked for this on a number of occasions. This features over 4 hours duration with 66 performances. Lots of great insights including a very special one on Linda Ronstadt, who appears in a great version (with Cash) of the traditional “I Never Will Marry” All the superstars are her and the sound and picture quality is stunning.
Woody Guthrie “ Woody at 100: the Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration” Smithsonian Folkways $100 This is basically in the form of a 154 page lp size book (a la Bear Family) in which the cds fit. It has 3 cds 57 tracks including 21 previously unrelased. Notes are by Smithsonian researcher Jeff Place and include lots of hitherto unpublished material. Would love to break one open but will not yield to temptation. Woody is essentially a folk artist but his importance in the history of American Country Music cannot be understated.
Woody Guthrie “Live Wire: In Performance 1949” $28 We also have this gem. This was a recently located live performance captured on a wire recorder and remained unreleased. The sound is quite good. It includes an opening address from Woody and he runs through many of his classics paying particular attention to many of the “Dust Bowl Ballad” songs. He also does an immaculate “Grand Coulee Damn,” which was covered by Bob Dylan on the famous Woody Guthrie Tribute album. More than just an historical document,
Frankie Miller “ Back When Gas was Thirty Cents a Gallon” $28 Frankie’s latest offering on the Heart of Texas label is superb. I bow to Honest John and his appraisal. The Heart of Texas crew is stunning as always with Jim Loessburg on steel and Bobby Flores or fiddle being outstanding. He is joined by fellow H O T artist, Darrell McCall on “YoungfWidow Brown” & by Mona McCall on “Put me in Your Pocket” Like Ray Price Frankie gets better with age. “Macarthur’s Hand” would be familiar to Cal Smith fans and Frankie does a sterling job on this. A gem.
Bobby G Rice “Down in Texas” $28 May not be a name known to everyone but had 30 Billboard charting singles including a #3 hit in “You Lay So Easy on my Mind”, a version of which is included here. He is joined by the Heart of Texas crew and reprises a number of his hits such as “Mountain of Love” which sounds fresher than ever. The Swedish Cowboy will be salivating with a host of shuffles. He is joined by Amber igby on backing vocals and includes a duet with former RCA recording artist, Dottsy, on “I Think We’re On to Something”
Kelly Spinks “ Right Out of this World” $28 You wish hard enough for anything and it comes. I was telling Big Bad John that another album from kelly Spinks would be grand and lo & behold here it is. His voice has deepened a little and it is pretty safe to say he bears more of a resemblance to Mark Chesnutt than ever especially on the wonderful “Who’s the Stranger at Our Door”. Cheating and barroom songs are in prominence and he handles the ms uperbly. Just for the traditionalists he nails Stony Edwards’ wonderful tale of “almost being a heel” on “Two Doillar Toy”. Then it is back to “Barmaids & Barstools” and a great workut on “Texas Fiddle Man” , which I think was done by the great Alvin Crow. As good as his previous two albums were, I would say this was better.
Omni New Releases
**Grandpa Jones “Everybody’s Grandpa/ Sings Hits from Hee Haw” $28 32 tracks with two complet albums plus rare b sides.
**CW McCall “Wolf Creek Pass” $28. This will be in any tick of the clock. This has C W McCall’s second albuma s its focus and has 25 tracks with his unique style. I love his humorous apocalyptic (if there is such a thing” There Won’t Be No Country Music (There Won’t Be No Rock ‘N Roll).
Red Jenkins “Cheating Heart Motel” $30 Swedish artist who has gone to the honky tonk university and achieved first class honours.
Still going well
These are the best sellers. Refer to previous newsletters for details. Just don’t miss any.
** Garry Ash “Man in the Moon $28 classic honky tonk
** Jason Arnold “Crazy Things $25
**Bobby Bare “Hard Time Hungrys/ The Winner & Other Losesr 2 on 1 $28
**T Jarrod Bonta “White Lines” $28 Jerry Lee inspired honky tonk. Great piano
pounder who is a member of the Cornell Hurd Band. What a q.v.!!
**Tony Booth “When a Man Loves A Woman/This IS Tony Booth” 2 on 1 $28
Bakersfield style gems from the Capitol label.
**Johnny Cash Classic Album Series $25 3 Cash gems including the original
“Man in Black” album plus “Hello I’m Johnny Cash” and “Johnny Cash show”
All only available here.
**Chuck Cusimano “I Wrote This” $28 Texas legend/.
**Chuck Cusimano “Swing Me a Song” $28
** W C Edgar “Old School Survivor” 2011 album of the year $28
**David Ferguson “David Ferguson” $25 This collection of Jack Clement songs ranks as one of the most popular albums we have ever had.
**Amy Francis “Balladacious” $28 Extremely popular and brilliant re-creation
of the classic Nashville sound.
**Vern Gosdin “The Warner Years 3 on 2 Till the end (with Emmylou)/ Never My Love/ Yu’ve Got somebody”
**Tom T Hall “50 Greatest Hits” 2cds $35
**George Hamilton IV “Tribute to Luke the Drifter” $28 Fascinating.
**Burl Ives Sweet Sad & Salty $28 31 of his Nashville recordings
**Alamo Jones “The Voice in Black” $28 could this be 2012 Album of Year
**Jerry Kilgore “Telephone Texas’ $28
**Jerry Kilgore “Loaded & Empty” $ 28 two indie gems
**Louvin Brothers “Satan is Real” 2cds 40 page booklet remastered. Stunning
**Brian Mallery - Living My Dream $28 Great Canadian artist
**Bob Manning & Honky Tonk Roadshow “Taste of Honky tonk” $20. His live
Cd and one copy only left.
**Bob Manning “Just What I Wanted” $28 His stunning equal 2011 Album of the Year (with W C Edgar).
**Kimberly Murray “Once Upon a Time in a Honky Tonk” $28
**Kimberly Murray “Another Day of Lonely” $28
**Mickey Newbury box...4 cds with Looks Like Rain/ Frisco Mabel Joy/ Heaven Help the Child/ and a 4th cd of rarities $40
**Norma Jean “Cowboy Church Gospel” $28
**Paul Overstreet “Forever & Ever Amen” $25 20 of Paul’s gems.
**Gena Roberts “Shuffle Back to Me” $28 Al lsongs by Chuck Cusimano
**Artie Rodriguez “He Loves George Jones” $28
**Ray Scott – Rayality
**Roy Sludge Too Drunk to Truck $28 Classic Dave Dudley style trucking cd
**Norman Wade ‘ Cold Hard Country $28 King of the honky Tonks $28
**Mike Alan Ward Reading Hemingway $28 Great cd from the man who created the Gram Parsons Notebook project, More unissued GP here too.
**Kitty Wells – “Country Hit Parade/ Winner of Your
Heart” 2 on 1 $30.
**Hank Williams III “Long Gone Daddy” $25 Outtakes and unreleased tracks from his early Curb days. For those who loved “Risin’ Outlaw”
UK Classic Albums Series 4cds $35 each
These are all newly remastered and cover both country, rock, pop & jazz. So have a glance through. Albums on each set are shown in NON bold type.
**Chet Atkins 8 Classic Albums Chet Atkins Gallopin’ Guitar/ Stringin’ Along With Chet/ Session with Chet Atkins/ In Three Dimensions/ The Finger Styled Guitar/ Hi Fi in Focus/ At Home/ In Hollywood. 90 tracks
**Chuck Berry: 5 Classic albums plus bonus singles and Rare Tracks
One Dozen Berrys* Chuck Berry on Top * Rockin’ at the Hops * New Juke Box Hits * After School Sessions. 88 tracks all up. Many classic singles.
**Pat Boone * Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles
Pat Boone * Howdy * Pat * Hymns We Love * Pat’s Great Hits * Sings Irving Berlin * April Love * Star Dust 106 tracks
**Eddie Cochran 2 Classic Albums plus Singles And Session Tracks
Singin’ to My Baby * Memorial Album 98 tracks (inc. ones w. Hank Cochran)
**Bo Diddley 6 Classic Albums plus Singles, Sessions & Live Tracks
Bo Diddley *Go Bo Diddley *Have Guitar Will travel * Is a Gunslinger * Is a Lover 85 tracks.
**Fats Domino 8 Classic albums Plus Bonus tracks
Rock & Rollin’* Rock & Rollin’ With Fats * This Is Fats Domino* Her Stands Fats* This IS Fats * The AFbulous Mr D* Let’s Play Fats Domino* A Lot of Dominos 101 tracks.
**Duane Eddy “ 6 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles & Session Tracks. Jamie!!
Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel * Especially for You* The Twang’s the Thing* Plays Songs of Our Heritage* $1,000,000 Worth of Twang * Girls Girls Girls 107 tracks.
**Little Richard 5 Classic albums plus bonus singles
Here’s Little Richard *Little Richard Volume 2* The Fabulous Little Richard* Clap Your Hands * plus his rare 1960 albums Prat Along Volume One & Two 78 tracks all up
**Stanley Brothers 8 Classic Albums
Country Pickin’ & Singin’ * The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys * Hymns & Sacred Songs * Mountain Song Favourites * Sacred Songs from the Hills * Everybody’s Country Favourites * The Good People * The Stanley’s in person 93 tracks
**Gene Vincent 6 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles
Blue Jean Bop * Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps * Gene Vincent Rocks & the Blue Caps Roll * Teenage Rock * Sounds Like Gene Vincent * Crazy Times 114 tracks!
**Dinah Washington 8 Classic albums
Dinah Jams *For Those in Love* In the Land of HI FI * Swingin’ Miss D * What a Difference a Day Makes * Two Of us (with Brook Benton* Concentrate on You* September in the Rain. 87 tracks
**Jackie Wilson 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles & Live Tracks
He’s So Fine * Lonely Teardrops * So Much * Jackie Sings the Blues * Woman, Lover , Friend * Special Request. 98 tracks
**Faron Young 8 Classic Albums
Sweethearts or Strangers * Object of My Affection * This Is Faron Young * My Garden of Prayer * Talk About Hits * Sings the Best of FARon Young* Hello Walls * The YToung Approach 95 tracks ...Capitol
There are some so rare in here that I honestly believe we will not have them again. Please bear in mind that many of these are items where I only have 1 copy. These are genuine long out of print albums which are just wonderful. If you have any questions please ask. If you want the best country there is this is it.
Ace in the Hole Band “Ace in the Hole Band”
Anderson, John – “Blue Skies Again” (MCA 1987) $30 Sealed copy of post WB album. It was a return to the more traditionalist style and is the only place you will get JA’s wonderful duet with Waylon Jennings, “Somewhere Between Ragged & Right”..
Anthony, Rayburn “By the Way” (CMC Sweden) $30 1996 gem featuring some of Nashville’s best pickers including Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano and the late John Hughey on steel guitar. The title song is a co-write with the great Max D Barnes. The material is first rate including a couple of biographical songs “Nashville Here I Come” and “Back to My Roots”.
Anthony, Rayburn “Country Music Fan” (CMC Sweden) $40 Even better with the fabulous title track leading the way with its references to Cash, Loretta etc....”I like songs about mama, pickup trucks and trains”...it ain’t corny...it is real. What’s more there are 22 tracks and none are less than great. Shuffles, a bit of outlaw stuff and what may be best ever interpretations of some covers such as Harlan Howard’s “I Don’t Believe I’ll Fall in Love Today”, yes even better than Buck and Conway.
Arledge, Kenny “I Barely Get By” (King’s Country) $28 This was released in Australia (although Kenny is an American)in the early 90s and shows Kenny as a Jones’ influenced vocalist. Produced in Nashville with a great bunch of pickers. Best is possibly Wayne Kemp’s “Don’t Send me No Angels’ plus two of Kenny’s own songs which conclude this album.
Atkins/Reed “Sneakin’ Around” $25 Chet’s3rd album with Jerry Reed is full of great picking & the wonderful interplay of the first two. “Gibson Girl” is a great song about a guitar though it takes a while before you can cotton on to that.
Ball, David “David Ball” $
Bandy, Moe No Regrets $30 very rare Curb album from 1988. In includes Moe’s version of “Nobody Gets Off in This Town” which preceded a version included on Garth Brooks’ debut album.
Bandy, Moe Many Mansions $30 Another hard to get Curb label cd produced by Jerry Kennedy. Moe even contributes 2 songs, “Yuppie Love” and “Charlie”, which kind of make you wonder why he hasn’t written more over the years.
Bandy, Moe “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today/ It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman) $55 (Westside UK 2002) Was only out a very very short time as the label went broke. Try and find one….you won’t. First 2 albums which were on the GRT label and precede his CBS albums. Still sealed. As good as it gets.
Bandy, Moe “Hank Williams You Wrote My Life/ Cowboys Ain’t Supposed to Cry” $35 Koch reissue of two of best Columbia albums. The former is not a Hank Williams’ covers album, but a reference to following every bad life style that Hank himself did. Two great honky tonk gems.
Bandy, Moe “Following the Feeling” $28 Only ever issued in Australia on cd. Great honky tonker with the wonderful play on words of “Liquor Emotion” and the Dave Kirby gem “If I Lay Down the Bottle, Would You Lay Back Down With Me” being the absolute highlights.
Bandy, Moe “Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound of Moe Bandy” $30 Razor & Tie Hard to believe this gem collecting 20 of his best could go out of print but it has. Don’t let this last copy escape.
Bandy, Moe “Act Naturally” $30 Rare 1997 album on Intersound which sees Moe do some great and unusual covers. Great is “Borrowed Angel” and he shows a surprising turn on “Crazy”. Don’t miss it”
Bandy, Moe “Gospel Favorites” $25 Intersound 1995 out of print.
Max D Barnes “Day After Forever” $35 This is the very last copy. For the uninitiated Max D Barnes was one of Nashville’s greatest songwriters. He had many hits but probably the highlight was the CMA song of the year “Chiseled in Stone” which he co-wrote with the singer of that great song, Vern Gosdin. Max was also responsible for 9 of the 12 songs on that stunning album of Arnold Sanford “That’s Why I Sing This Way” which a panel of heavies has voted as the greatest indie album of all time. Now, as a singer Max was stunning as well. He was highly reminiscent of Vern Gosdin and had a little Don Williams in there too. Yet he was criminally under-recorded. He only had 2 lps and this cd. I had searched for over 5 years to get this and in the end was able to contact Max T Barnes, Max D’s son and a great songwriter in his own right. So this is going to be a one off. Try and find this anywhere and you simply won’t. To say it is great is an understatement. Don’t miss it.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $45
Berry, Benny Some Things Never Change $40
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Berry, Benny When the Trains Still Ran Through Dixie $40
Down to one copy only of each.
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. Had a few of each but solitary copies now.
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico $
Bond, Johnny Best of Johnny Bond $35 17 tracks on Varese & the only place you will get the original “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Also the hilarious “Ten Little Bottles”.
Boone, Larry “Larry Boone” $40 First copy of Larry’s Mercury debut I have had in a couple of years. Unlike his other albums his own songs were in the minority. Best known of them is “American Faces” title of a john Conlee album. Here are two songs by Texas songwriter David Chamberlain which shows the great state of country music in 1988 when this came out.
Boone, Larry Swingin’ Doors & Sawdust Floors $35 As good as it gets. A great songwriter & singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! This was his second cd and includes two songs written by Larry that are synonymous with other artists. “Beyond the Blue Neon” is of course the title song of George Starit’s best ever album whilst “Old Coyote Town” is a Don Williams’ specialty. Two great Texas songs (both originals)…the honky tonker ”Ten Times Texas” and “Under a Lone Star Moon” (the great ballad) complete this gem.
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”. His final Mercury album.
Boone, Larry “One Way to Go” $25 He had two albums on Columbia. This, his first is stunning. Great ballad oriented album with the highlight being the superb “It Wouldn’t Kill Me”, a Larry Boone original. But he shows himself as a great interpreter as well with a stunning version of “All I Have to Offer You Is Me”.Pure unadulterated country. A word of advice, avoid his following album on Columbia, “Get in Line”. This one however grab gleefully!!
Brack, John & Friends “Face to Face: 14 Country Duets” (RCA) $35 John Brack is a German singer who sings country music in English with very little accent at all. This as the title indicates is duets with some of America’s finest. As an added advantage the songs are a mix of originals and extremely hard to find covers. The duet partners combine extremely well and include Bobby Bare, Dean Dillon, Mel McDaniel, Becky Hobbs, Mel McDaniel, Stella Parton, Moe Bandy and Paul Overstreet. Good one.
Brack, John “High Moon” $28 (RCA) Another excellent album recorded in Nashville with a band including Rob Hajacos on fiddle and Sonny Garrish on steel.
Brewer, Teresa “Music! Music! Music!: The Best of Teresa Brwer” $30 Varese. A pop artist with quite a bit of country leaning in places has been very poorly treated in the reissue market, so much so there has never been a box set nor is this 18 tracker with original versions of her hits is out of print.
Brown, Roger Rodeo Boogie $35 Great indie album from one of Texas’s best writers. He came to prominence on a five track album on Decca with his group Swing City. Some songs are cowrites with the equally fine Clay Blaker and several have a rodeo theme. One to treasure.
Browne, Jann Tell Me Why
Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $
Bruce, Ed The Best Of $45 This 18 tracker is long out of print &collects all his wonderful MCA recordings which prove he was not only one of the best
writers but singers as well. Hard to pick favourites as all so good. Maybe “The Last Cowboy Song” with almost a cameo appearance by Willie and of course his own “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys” and the delightfully melodic “When Youy Fall in Love Everything’s a Waltz”. BUT as implied they are all good.
Bush, Johnny “Texas Legend Series Vol 2 Greatest Hit 1968-1972” $50 This is a wonderful cd that has the best ever drinking song on it. The 24 tracks are from the RCA archives and Johnny is in superb voice. Johnny’s biggest ever hit was his top 10 version of Marty Robbins’ “You Gave Me a Mountain” and followed his version of Willie Nelson’s “Undo the Right”. BUT it is the hard core honky tonk that really scores. “Jim, Jack & Rose” is all about Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and sweet Gypsy Rose but it is on “Bottle Bottle” where Johnny hits his mark. Although recorded earlier by Jim Ed Brown, Johnny’s version is superior in every way and the song is so damn clever. You think he is singing to his girl but he is singing to the amber bottle. “Gasping for air I come up from your lips, amazed at the beauty at my finger tips, Awed by the softness and warmth of your touch…bottle Bottle…why do I live you so much!!” Clever song, fabulous cd.
Cargill, Henson “All American Cowboy” $48 Amethyst 20 tracker from the late 80s may have been Henson’s final hurrah as a recording artist but it equals the best he ever did. His voice has matured and in places sound a little like Ray Price especially on “Bridges I Have Burned”. He includes a new version of his biggest hit “Skip a Rope” and it is everything you would hope it would be. This is impossible to get. Several songs employ rodeo imagery.
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Cartwright $25 He debuted same time as Garth & Clint Black & his first was a stunner. “Like Father Like Son”, a Paul Overstreet song is a classic, whilst the rest are Lionel originals and stand up very well. Particularly good is “Little Lesser Blue”. Sounds as fine today as when first released.
Cash, Tommy “The 25th Anniversary Album” $35 Playback label gem which features Tommy duetitng with some of the best. “Thoughts on the Flag” features the dream team of Tommy with brother Johnny Cash, George Jones and Tom T Hall...where else could you find Johnny Cash singing with George Jones?? It is just George who sings with Tommy on “Hank & George, Lefty & Me”. He does a one on one take with brother John on Jack Clement’s “Guess Things Happen That Way”, whilst the delightful Connie Smith is excellent on “We’ve Got Love”. Tommy is in excellent form throughout.
Cash, Tommy “Let An Old Racehorse Run” $25 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!!
Clark, Guy “Craftsman” $40 Philo re-issue of Guy’s 3 out of print Warner Brothers’ albums on 2CDs: Guy Clark/ South Coast of Texas/ Better Days. Includes 28 page booklet with sessionography, notes by Robert Oermann and lyrics.
Coe, David Allan “Granny’s Off Her Rocker” DAC $35 This was the second of Coe’s own label releases and had a couple of songs that would become stage favourites such as the cleverly worded “Drink Canada Dry”, but without doubt Coe achieves some of his best storytelling success with the wonderful “The Matador’ with shall we say its rather sad denouement. Brilliant.
Coe, David Allan “Standing Too Close to the Flame” $35 Another DAC label gem which actually sees Coe singing a few other people’s songs, notably Danny Mayo who was responsible for that wonderful Confederate Railroad song “Jesus & Mama”. These are just as good with a certain quirkiness that Coe seems to do so well.
Coe, David Allan “DAC: Living on the Edge” $35 Think this was the last actual DAC album which comes with its own warning...”This music may cause or cure depression – your choice”. Great songs such as “Until Hell Freezes Over” and “The Telephone” are Coe gems.
Coe, David Allan “A Matter of Life ...and Death” $20 CBS This was his last album for CBS and was on cd for a very short time. Whilst it is now on Bear Family this is the original and purists demand the original.
Coe, David Allan “Crazy Daddy” CBS $25 This is an album that came out after the preceding and is a mix of mainly old but with a couple of new songs. The title track is one of the best things Coe ever did and whilst written by Johnny Darrell it is so appropriate to apply its message to Coe himself.
Coe, David Allan “Underground Album” $28 WARNING this is X rated. IT IS VERY RUDE. I am also finding them very hard to find.
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. Highlight is the wonderful “HopelesslyYours” which would even be better if it were the only song about the tropical disease, yaws, but it isn’t but still great.
Conlee, John Blue Highway
Copas, Cowboy Copasetic King & Starday Recordings 1944-1960 $40 26 of the best on Westside. This label went out of business and was the only one that had any of the classic King tracks presented as they should be.
Craddock, Billy “Crashes’ Smashes” $45 Razor & Tie. This is a great compilation of Crash's country recordings which are highlighted by the big worldwide hit "Rub It In". Crash was exceedingly popular in Australia due to his 50's hit "Boom Boom Baby", so much that when big acts such as the Everly Brothers toured Australia they were on the undercard. 19 tracks
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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.
Dalton, Lacy J – Crazy Love $35 Capitol, followup to “Survivor” and right up there with it. Highlight is “Little Boy Blue” a song Lacy wrote about her own song and a wonderful ballad that suits her husky voice. Great title track, a cover of an excellent Van Morrison song
Dalton, Lacy J – Lacy J $30 Capitol..She was really on a roll. At this time she did a wonderful duet with Glen Campbell (“Woodcarver”) on his excellent “Walking in the Sun” album (we have it for $18) and this time Glen has returned to do the favour with the fine “Shaky Ground”. This album featured the very bluesy “Black Coffee”.
Dalton, Lacy J “16th Avenue” $38 Columbia... Check out what this goes for!! Her 1982 album produced by Billy Sherrill and with one of the best ever tracks about the plight of the country music songwriter. Lacy wrote half the songs herein including the other hit “Blue Eyed Blues”. Again very very very (maybe one more) very hard to get.
Damron, Dick “Still Countrified” $35 the legend and the legacy series bought out by Westwood in US features songs recorded in 1989 by Joe Bob Barnhill. His style is a tad reminiscent of Waylon and features all songs written by Dick, who is probably Canada’s greatest ever country singer.
Dave & Deke Combo Hollywood Barn Dance $35 1996 gem with Deke Diuckerson & Dave Stuckey along with Lance Ray Soliday & Brian “Shorty” Poole. One of the very best west coast albums and very nicely presented. Great value with 18 tracks which range from pure honky tonk to explorations of just about every style of 50s country.
Davies, Gail – Pretty Words $28 MCA one of our favourites and certainly in the very top echelon of Nashville female writers and singers. From 1989 and was produced by Jimmy Bowen. Gail wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs.
Davies, Gail “The Other Side of Love” $28 Nice Capitol label album from 1990 with al lbar two songs by Gail, who also produced.
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $35 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. This has been voted as one of the Top 10 indie albums of all time.
Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $30 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.
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man $20 Second of only 2 albums. Great deep voice and also a great guitar player. Stunning version of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets”.This should be in every collection.
Dickens, Little Jimmy I’m Little But I’m Loud $35 22 track gem on Razor & Tie is now out of print. Whilst it covers all his styles from honky tonk to novelty it includes one of the best ever tearjerkers, maybe the best, in “Raggedy Ann”...you sure have been quite a doll Raggedy Ann, yes quite a doll. Love the angst filled ballads. Great artist still performing.
Dillon, Dean I’ve Learned to Live $55 second of his Capitol albums. Impossible to find. Inc. his version of the song he wrote with Vern Gosdin, “Back in the Swing of Things” as well as “Changes Going On” which hit for Alabama, but whose version pales in comparison to that of Dean. Still more, a great duet with Tanya Tucker. Terrific album. We had one listed last newsletter...this is a different copy. Whether we wille be so lucky again is another matter.
Dixie Chicks “Shouldn’t a Told You That” $35 Last of 3 albums prior to Natalie Maines joining the group. Interesting that they are credited as “Dixie Chicks Cowgirl Band”. Laura Lynch is the lead vocalist though Martie Erwin does the lead on “I Wasn’t Looking for You”. Nice album but they do “Planet of Love” by Jim Lauderdale one of the most turgidly awful songs I have ever heard YET it has been done by George Strait, Mandy Barnett, and even Felicity. It is just a hideous song that starts out slow and then goes backward from there. I don’t get it!! Don’t be put off as this is a nice album
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn $35
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone $35 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 (“Across the Rio Grande” had her delightful version of the title song, also done by Reba, but Holly wins!! All 3 albums are delightful.
Dunn, Holly “Milestones: Limited Edition” 2CD $40 WB This was a promo only item which has the WB hit album “Milestones” BUT as a bonus this has “MTM Hits” cd which has 6 gems from this period interspersed with Holly’s comments on them.
Edwards, Stoney Just For Old Times Sake $55 Stoney was part African American and part native American and sang with a Lefty Frizzell influenced voice that was the equal of that other Lefty influenced character…one Merle Haggard. This was his last album, sadly. But it was as good as his wonderful Capitol albums. Stunning and not a track undeserving of the highest accolades. Many of the songs were by the producer Billy Joe Kirk..
Edwards, Stoney “Old Folks Stick Together” $35 Razor & Tie. A stunning compilation of his Capitol tracks including “A Two Dollar Tou”…the closest he ever got to a hit “Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Sou, his stunning take on “Mississippi You’ve Been on My Mind”l etc. What a voice! Lefty, Hag and Stoney!!
Ethel & the Shameless Hussies Born to Burn 1988 $25 Another Jimmy Bowen production from1988 featuring the fabulous Kasey Jones who came steamin’ & a rollin’down under in 2008. Sassy female honky tonk with lots of wit esp. ontracks such as “One Night Stan”.
Ewing, Skip “Coast of Colorado” MCA $30 Whilst now best known as a songwriter of great success this debut 1988 album shows he is also a wonderful singer with a deep distinctive voice. As debut albums go this is wonderful and includes the hits “The Gospel According to Luke” and “Burning a Hole in My Heart”.
Ford, Tennesee Ernie & Glen Campbell “Ernie Sings & Glen Picks $35 This is the original issue with full liner notes. A 1975 album which has Ern singing over Glen’s acoustic guitar. The simple arrangements highlight Ern’s wonderful baritone and his interpretation of 2 Kristofferson songs, “Nobody Wins” & “Loving Her Was Easier” showed he could sing anything.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Capitol Collectors Series” $35 Wonderful 29 tracker with great liner notes and sound quality. I have said it before, this series (ie Capitol Collectors) is all out of print but always represented the best sampling of an artists work. They have the ones you want to hear and also include stunning obscure tracks such as Ern’s take on an R & B number “I Don’t Know”.
Four Preps “Capitol Collectors Series” Capitol $30 This is a gem and a great sampling of their work . Includes their biggest hit “Big Man” (“he was a big man yesterday but lord you ought to see him now”) plus “26 Miles Santa Catalina” and not forgetting “Down by the Station”. My favourites are two songs incorporating imitations of other groups (as the UK Barron Knights did with their “Call Up the Groups”). Four Preps do “More Money For You and Me” and “The Big Draft”. Still fun and 20 tracks all up
Frickie, Janie Labor of Love $28 This 1989 CBS release was one of her best two with the highlight being stunning version of Steve Earle’s best song, “My Old Friend the Blues”. Ironically she didn’t have great success with this album but in essence her albums where she changed her name to the phonetic spelling (Frickie not Fricke) were by far her very best.
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.
Gaffney, Chris “And the Cold Hard Facts” ROM label $40 Very hard to get debut album which also features that other great west coast artist Rick Shea. It has some great honky tonk, “Frank’s Tavern” and “Room 208” in particular, the latter could be Moe Bandy. “The Gardens” is a tale of a drive by shooting, something rather common in LA during the period. A fabulous cd, which he never quite equalled.
George, Sonny Country & Western Roundup volume 1 $30 There are few if any who can successfully combine country and rockabilly as well as Sonny. “Hillbilly Beat” is a great update Of the hillbilly standard “Mama Don’t Allow”. As the Swedish Cowboy says it is not rock but it certainly “rocks”.
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words Never actually released. $20 has partial graphics. Excellent Canadian artist.
Gosdin, Vern Alone Columbia $
Gosdin, Vern The Voice
Green, Bill “World of Make Believe” Neon Fire (Sweden) $35 Bill is from the San Antonio area of Texas and has his own label (see Bill Mata on the BGM label). His own albums are firmly rooted in the traditions of Ray Price and Johnny Bush. He is also versatile musician who on this album alone plays harmonica, steel guitar, fiddle, guitar and piano...bUT not all at once. Only his second album and a true delight,
Greene, Jack The Jolly Green Giant $35 Only cd of his MCA tracks was this gem on Edsel UK label which was long out of print. 20 tks include 3 duets with the wonderful Jeannie Seely. Highlight is mine later revived by Ricky Van Shelton, “Statue of a Fool”.
Greene, Lorne “On the Ponderosa” Razor & Tie $35 Great 20 tracker taken from Lorne’s solo albums as well as the Bonanza cast albums. Whilst everyone knows “Ringo” his world wide hit I actually prefer the tale “An Ol’ Tin Cup (and a Battered Old Coffee Pot) about a miner who thinks he has the big one but found only fool’s gold.
Haggard, Merle The Way I Am $
Haggard, Merle My Farewell to Elvis $25 Another out of print title. He covers Elvis & includes his own “From Graceland to the Promised Land”.
Haggard, Merle Capitol Collectors Series
Haggard, Merle “I’m Always on a Mountain When I Fall” $50 This is the very rare long out of print cd version of his 1978 MCA album, the label he went to when he completed his tenure at Capitol. Includes the great Dave Kirby concert favourite, “There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang” plus an excellent song from his then new bride Leona Williams “Mama I’ve Got to Go to Memphis”. Very good story in the “Life of a Rodeo Cowboy”.
Haggard, Merle “5:01 Blues” Epic $35 Last album for the label and never reissued, so don’t miss out, One of his best as well It probably also has his last top 10 single in “A Better Love Next Time’. As well he does a sterling job on the song associated with (but not written by) Don Gibson, “Sea of Heartache”. One of his best albums, 22 years old and only available here!!
Haggard, Merle His Greatest And Best $
Haggard, Merle “Friend in California” $35 Original copy of this great album on the Epic label which includes his answer song “The Okie From Muskogee’s Coming Home”. He does a superb cover of Floyd Tillman’s classic “This Cold War With You”.
Haggard, Merle “Country Boy” Pair $20 a good selection, no make that great selction, of 16 Capitol tracks that don’t really appear elsewhere.
Hall, Tom T - Places I’ve Done Time $38 (Koch)
Tom T has not been particularly well treated in the re-issue market. Whilst most of his output was on Mercury he ventured over to RCA for a while and put out some fine albums, all of which were great But the cd reissues on Koch lasted for seemingly 5 minutes and were deleted in the late 90s about a year after being reissued. They go for at least double these prices on ebay and Amazon. This features the great followup song “The Son of Clayton Delaney” The notes say “Tom T’s 1978 RCA album filled with the story songs about women, booze (and groceries), too!
Harms, 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.
Harris, Emmylou “Last Date” Eminent $48 Expanded version of Emmylou’s WB live gem which sees Barry Tashian taking the Gram Parsons’ part on the wonderful “We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes (In the Morning)”. Beautifully presented with new notes and slip case (goes over the jewel case). The label went bust...hard to believe.
Harris, Emmylou “Cimarron” EMI Australia!! $28 This was also issued on the Eminent label but hard to get and this Aussie issue on the EMI legendary Masters series is the only place you will also find it. A great album highlighted by her soaring version of Poco’s “Rose of Cimarron” from where the album gets its title. Many highlights but I love her version of Sonny Throckmorton’s “Last Cheater’s Waltz” as well as a lovely version of Townes’ “If I Needed You”.
Harris, Emmylou “Songbird” 4CD/ DVD + 200 page hard cover bound book with a stack of unissued tracks. 78 tracks plus 10 track DVD. There are actually 2 bound books which slide in a jacket. The book containing the cds slips together in this outer jacket. Both the copies I have are in pristine condition as far as the internals go. The cds and dvd in both are as new. This is not always the case as the action of taking them out and putting them back can scratch the discs but these are fine. Both external sleeves have a few very minor marks on them. I have two copies. Remember this is out of print all over the world.
a) European version has cardboard sleeve, designed to resemble the US cloth edition. $110
b) US edition Cloth box. $220....wait for it AUTOGRAPHED BY EMMYLOUHARRIS.
Hawkins, Hawkshaw ‘Im a Rattlesnakin’ Daddy $35 Out of print cd on the UK Westside wlabel which features his fabulous King recordings between 1946 and 1953 as well as the great version of Justin Tubb’s classic “Lonesome 77-203” which was a number one hit in 1963, after he tragically died in the plane crash which also killed Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. 24 tracks in all.
Hayes, Wade “Wichita Lineman” Single $15 Never commercially available. It was going to be on one of his Epic label albums but the record company in its ultimate show of non-wisdom decided it was too country. The fools!! What we have is the best ever version of that song. They all pale into comparison to this. Wade gives it an almost Lefty style work out, deep deep drawl and it is stunning.
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up
est 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. “Jones on the Jukebox” was a co-write with Mack Vickery.
Homer& Jethro America’s Song Butchers: The Weird
World of Homer & Jethro.
House, James James House
House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $
Howard, Harlan All Time Favorite Country Songwriter $35 1996 Koch reissue of Monument album, both long gone. Has 12 of his biggest hits sung by the Irving Berlin of country music, including gems “Heartaches by the Number”, “Tiger by the Tail”etc. Not a classic voice by any means but it is always something special to hear the song the way the writer intended.
Howard, Randy “Macon Music” $35 1994 outlaw styled album who had recorded in the 70s where he did “I Don’t Know”, a track later done by Hank III. As expected the songs deal with the classic country themes of drinking & cheating. Great songs by the likes of Curly Putnam, Don Schlitz and a couple by Randy himself. This was only issued on the Hitsound label in Netherlands. Very much a legacy of the Outlaw movement and sung with great humour and spirit.
Husky, Ferlin Vintage Collection $30 20 tracker out of print with both his original version of “Gone” (as Terry Preston...an alias) & the hit version(as Ferlin Husky....his real name). Has a great selction including “A Fallen Star”, the classic (and biggest one for him in Australia) “Wings of a Dove”, “A Dear John Letter” (with Jean Shepard)
Jackson, Larry Blue Highway $40 (Loree label) I don’t think I have ever had a song like Larry’s “The Blue Highway” to attract a question as to who is it?? Larry’s voice I would suggest has been weathered to perfection. He is a superb singer and writer but alas these are his only two albums. You feel he has lived the songs. The sad “When Love Dies” has a real ache to it. He has real angst in his voice when he sings “Damn Those Memories”. Up there with the greatest indie cds ever
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!!! 22 tracks including an all star performance of “Waterloo”.
Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $48 (Bob Grady)
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $40 (Pink Records)
Staggeringly great albums, the first on the wonderful Bob Grady label with production from Mike Headrick (the Swedish Cowboy will NOT go to bed at night unless he has said a prayer of thanks under the mounted 8 x 10 signed Mike Headrick photograph that hangs proudly in his living room) . 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. Most of the tracks on the first are by Bob Grady whilst Frank proves himself a writer of the highest standard on the second. He is also a brilliant interpreter. On the first he does a wonderful version of Dwight Yoakam’s “The Heart That You Own”. Am I going to suggest Frank does it better than Dwight...yep, I am.
Jenkins The Jenkins $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. One only.
Johnson, Don “Ain’t Nothing Like a Jukebox” Hawk Records $35 Like label mate Benny berry Don was one of the great indie artists although I believe this gem may be his only outing. All songs are by co-producer Lonnie Williams and features co production by that brilliant man for all hours, Mike Headrick. If Mike has a hand in it, you guarantee it is good. Hard to believe a label from Northern Ireland was as good as anything in the USA (although recorded in USA!)
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 I was told”…no argument there…a classic case of “there but for the grace of God go I”.
Jones, George Friends in High Places
Jones, George Too Wild Too Long $80 If you were a country music lp collector in the 80s you may have bought from an American, L. Stanley Baumruk who had the rarest albums. When one was so incredibly rare he would always use 2 words in his listing and I use the same 2 here.” Find one!”Next to impossible. Includes some great songs but the best has to be “The Old Man No One Loves”.
Jones, George Wine Colored Roses $20 1986 album is very very hard to find on cd and includes classic Jones on “The Right Left Hand” a surprise duet with Patti Page.. “You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine” and “Ol’ Frank”.Now on a two fer cd, so reduced for those purists.
Jones, George Alone Again/Grand Tour $45 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.
Jones, George My Favorites of Hank Williams / Trouble in Mind $40 Long out of print EMI UK issue of two of George’s classic United Artists albums.
Jones, George The Battle/Memories of Us $30 Two gems from 1975 and 1976. His Epic recordings
Jones, George Bartender’s Blues $30 Has the great “Ain’t Your Memory Got No Pride at All’ plus a couple of songs with great wordplay “When Your Phone Don’t Ring, It’ll Be Me” and “I Ain’t Got No Business Doing Business Today”
Jones, George One Woman Man
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me
Jones, George/ Johnny Paycheck Double Trouble $40 They were 2 of the biggest troublemakers at their peak of troublemaking and with George also at his creative peak. The opener “When You’re Ugly Like Us (You just Naturally Have to be Good)” says it all. A tad strange as it includes some Chuck Berry & Creedence covers. Check out the look on George’s dial. Does that spell trouble or what!!
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years 2cds $40 Includes 20 page booklet. Includes original versions of George’s self penned classic “Window Up Above”, in fact it is surprising how many George has written on this set...28 out 48 songs, many with Derrell Edwards but also with the likes of Lawton Williams & Roger Miller (“Tall Tall Trees”)
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music $30 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.
Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $55 Amazing album superbly recorded which was on Ace UK label but has been deleted 10 years or so, 26 tracks and over an an hour running time and in great stereo sound. Like the Ernest Tubb below (also from 1965!) this is amazingand George runs through things he haswritten (“Window Up Above”/ “RaggedBut Right”/ “Accidentally on Purpose”)as well as songs by Dickey Lee(“SheThinks I Still Care”) Harlan Howard,Melba Montgomery etc. Although not aregular “Jones boy” Buddy Emmons joins the band for this set. Also DonAdams (not Max Smart!) acts as the leader of the Jones’ Boys & duets withGeorge on Melba Montgomery’s “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Mind” as well as a couple of his own leads.Just remembered the classic Jones’ line“We’re gonna take a short liquor-mission I mean intermission”!!
Jones, George “Sings Bob Wills” $20 Out of print United Artists cd with Bob’s great tribute cd
Jones, George “A Picture of Me (Without You)/ Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Loving You) $40 This is the first reissue on Koch. Out of print and as good as George gets.
Jones, George “Bartender’s Blues” (Razor & Tie) $45 George’s 1978 gem, out of print as most Razor & Tie cds are. Includes some classic ballads, none better than “Ain’t Your Memory Got No Pride at All”, yes oft-covered but nowhere near as good as this,.
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home $
Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain $18 (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 tracks. Advance cd with no graphics.
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”. They do great versions of classics such as “Pick Me Up on Your Way DMwn” and “Heartaches by the Number” as well as their great cheating songs “You’d Make an Angel want to Cheat” and their smash “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away”.
Logan, Josh Somebody Paints the Wall (Curb) $55
Logan, Josh Something Strange (Bob Grady Records) $45
Logan, Josh Gentle Rain (own label) $35
Logan, Josh Cartersville Kentucky Country Boy (own label) $35 One of the great country singers who is revered by all who have his cds as the embodiment of the soul and spirit of Mel Street, one of the greatest country singers ever and its main proponent of the cheating song. He nails ever song he sings and has garnered a loyal fan base on the strength of just a handful of albums. Sammy Kershaw was at one time going to do a Mel Street tribute cd but I would sincerely doubt it would be as good as these 4.
Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming: The Best’ razor & Tie $28 You would think this would be around for ever but it is not, Great sound on this Razor & tie gem and extremely well put together. The complete recordings on the Bear Family box is possibly the only better way to go. 24 tracks which give a terrific overview.
Louvin, Charlie “50 Years of Making Music” Playback label $35 This was a 1991 release which was just superb. It featured great guests. Charlie is joined by Waylon & Willie on “Makin’ Music”, Crystal Gayle on “Just Beyond the Pain”, Waylon and George Jones of “Country Boy’s Dream” BUT unquestionably the highlight is his duet with Willie on “This Darn Pen”, a wonderful song and without doubt this is one of Willie’s greatest ever duets. He is also joined by Tanya Tucker and Melba Montgomery. Don’t miss it!!
Lyda, Jacob My Dreams Just Came True $30 1995 Bob Grady label
He emerged as one of the best indie singers anywhere. He was only in his teens when he recorded the first, All songs produced by Mike Headrick. The highlight of the first in the stunning honky tonker “It Must Have Been Something I Drank”as well as the great play on words “Hall Of Shame”.Please do yourself a favour and grab it He is that good.
Lyda, Jacob Here We Go Again $30 1997 Bob Grady label
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm $25 Country Discovery Records The thing is Jacob is largely an unknown who should be spoken of in the highest terms and is in the process of releasing a new album but is getting short shafted by the record label. These out of print gems are for those who love the likes of Ricky Van Shelton and Randy Travis. YES, he is that good.
McCarters The Gift $
McCarter, Jennifer & McCarters Better Be Home Soon
McClain, Charly “Charly McClain” (Mercury) $28 1988 release which is very hard to get. This is in fact the last album Charly ever made. The cahrting song was “You Got tHe Job” She has since. dropped out of sight
McClain, Charly “Ten Year Anniversary” Epic$28 A collection of her hits include “Who’s Cheatin’ Who” and “Radio Heart” along with favourites such as “Sentimental Old You”.
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy $
McDaniel, Mel Country Pride $
McDaniel, Mel Now You’re Talking $
McEntire, Reba Oklahoma Girl 2cds 40 Mercury tracks.Double cd case with attractive slip sleeve & book $35 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. She started out a member of a rodeo family who performed at fairs and shows. Kind of an American institution. Hell she was a great country singer.
McEntire, Reba “Heart to Heart” $25
McEntire, Reba “Behind the Scene” $25
McEntire, Reba “Heart to Heart” $25
When Reba recorded for Mercury she was fabulous. When she started on MCA she was fabulous. I’d better stop there in case I mention her current excruciating pop offerings. These 2 early albums from 1982 and 1983 and 1981 respectively show what a shame the transition has been. Some of these are on the “Oklahoma Girl” set but honestly all are good, and you know I am hardly what you would call a fan of the current variety.
McQuaig, Scott Scott McQuaig $
Mack, Bill Sings His Songs $45 Bill Mack has had a long career in radio and as “Radio’s Midnight Cowboy” is a true Texas legend. His best known song overall is “Drinking Champagne” recorded by Cal Smith and George Strait to name a few but he gained infamy as writer of the song “Blue” as recorded by LeeAnn Rimes. Bill includes his original 19058 version here & it is a knockout. The other 15 songs were o recent recording. A really top cd. Bill has contributed notes about each song. “Me and My Buddy”....I wrote this after seeing an old wino leaning against a building.
Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $
Martin, Sonny I’ve Always Been Country $40 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. The rest are honky tonk infused delights. But get the Kleenex out. I am not kidding you.
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $28 1996 gem on the Bob Grady label produced by Mike Headrick. A very Haggard/Bakersfield influenced cd. What makes this so great is that it features 9 new Whitey Shafer songs, many co-written with Lonnie Williams who also writes one with Roger Springer.
Mata. Billy Made in Texas $35 a real favourite. San Antonio’s top country artist which contains one of the Cosmic Cowboy’s and my favourite tracks the impossibly catchy “If This Was Texas”. This is on the Bill Green label or should I say was as it is impossible to find. He covers a number of styles with great versions of Ian Tyson’s “Navajo Rug” plus one of the last songs that hit for Lefty, “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy”. A wonderful album.
Mellons, Ken – Sweet $35 Ken Mellons is a classic country singer, highly reminiscent in places of one of the greatest ever in Vern Gosdin. On this album he sings “Paint Me A Birmingham”, which was also covered by Tracy Lawrence, but without the sheer emotion that Ken Mellons brings to his version. Very hard to get.
Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” $25 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible for all tracks on this Epic label gem. 1990 may have been the best year ever for country music.
Miller, Roger Best Of Volume Two: King of the Road
Moffatt, Katy The Greatest Show on Earth
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles $30 One of most successful songwriters of 70s and 80s and sadly this and the next only ever album as he is an excellent singer. Witty songs. Great tribute to Emmylou, “Sweet Emmylou” plus an original version of the song he hit the biggest with, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”. Wonderful co-write with Shel Silverstein on “Great Big Platinum Record”. Guarantee you will love it.
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles Vol 2 $30 I had a shop at Parramatta for 19 years and one day not so long after I opened a guy walked in and picked up a copy of the Bobby Lee Springfield sole album “All Fired Up” (see below). He started to laugh. Now I know a lot of people would laugh at anything but couldn’t figure out why anyone would laugh at old Bobby Lee. Well it seems the laugher was Dennis Morgan himself who was in Australia on an ii-fated writing project that was supposed to see him writing songs with Jimmy Barnes. To cut to the chase this cd contains Dennis Morgan’s own version of “Hank Drank” which was a song he co-wrote on the Bobby Lee Springfield album; he also produced. Another 17 songs that are just dandy,
Morgan, George Room Full of Roses: the George Morgan Collection Razor & Tie OOP $35 Has 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. Naturally has all his big hits headed by “Candy Kisses”.
Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $
Mowrey, Dude “Honky Tonk”
Nelson, Willie Horse Called Music $20
Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble $20
Nelson, Willie The Promiseland $25
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $30 2cds Some 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’. “The Promiseland” is headed by David Lynn Jones great “Living in the Promiseland” and also sees Willie steer away from his own songs, although he does a brilliant full country version of his “I’m Not Trying to Forget You”. Finally, his acoustic guitar and voice on the IRS tapes, an album everyone should have. O’Kanes O’Kanes $30 Their stunning debut with classics“Oh Darlin’” and the bluegrass like romp “Oh Lonesome You”. Long long deleted. O’Kanes Tired of the Running $25 Second album from Keiran Kane & Jamie O’Hara is also hardest to get. Blind accordionist Jay Spell is superb. O’Kanes Imagine That $15 Third and final cd from 1990.
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $25 His first of three Capitol label comeback albums. Includes the title song which he originally recorded under the alias “Corky Jones” and what’s more this sounds even better. He duets with Dwight on “Under Your Spell Again”. A shortish album but a true gem.
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $25 Second of his comeback albums which one connoisseur told me were as good as anything that Buck had ever recorded. Includes A team members Reggie Young on guitar and ex Rick & Elvis piano pounder Glen D Hardin...not to mention Gram Parsons.
Owens, Buck Act Naturally $35 Third and final comeback album and a very impressive one. As many may know the Beatles di “Act Naturally” on their “Help” album and featured Ringo (a fine country singer) on lead. Well Buck joins Ringo for a duet version. Even better is “Crying Time”, done as a duet with Emmylou. It also showed Buck could still write a mean song.
Oxford, David David Oxford $
Oxford, Vernon Let Me Sing You a Song: The 1960s RCA Recordings $50 Westside UK out of print gem with a whopping 28 tracks. These are on Bear AFmily box but that may be a bit too much for some. This is just about perfect.
Pacheco, Tom Eagle in the Rain (Round Tower) $35 This is the best of Tom’s albums which is really saying something. “Robert & Ramona” is a great storyline along same as “Thelma & Louisa”. “The Last Blue Whale in the Ocean” has a twist you could only expect in a Tom Pacheco song. “Just a Little Bullet” has some graphic and horrible images despite its childlike style. Brilliant artist.
Pacheco, Tom Sunflowers & Scarecrows $25 (Round Tower) Another 15 songs of tragedy & mirth as one Tom Pacheco can present them. Best may be “Hippy on the Highway”.
Parker, Billy & Friends $35 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.
Parton,Dolly & Porter Wagoner Two of a Kind $28 Pair label 20 RCA tracks, sticking mainly to the lesser known material, which is of course pretty grand.
Paycheck, Johnny “The Real Mr Heartache: 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”. A stunning cd. Every track a slighltly warped winner.
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $30 His last hurrah, out of print . the highlight “I Can’t Quit Drinking”.
Paycheck, Johnny The Difference in Me $30 Playback This 1993 indie is a real gem with Paycheck reprising his “The Old Violin” and covering some classic country. Highlights are “The Waltz of the Angels” and “My Name’s Not on the Sidewalk”. This is a return to the hard country singing at which he had few if any peers.
Pennington,R/Buddy Emmons Swinging by Request
Swing & Other Things: We’re Steel Swingin’ $38
Swinging from the 40s Thru the 80s $40
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 Buddy Emmons 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.
Like the 2nd and 4th cd this was originally a double lp, which featured some classic country and some jazz along with a handful of new Pennington songs. 21 in all. Spectacular version of “Take the A Train”.
The final cd has 22 tracks with a lot of Bob Wills oriented material plus a few new songs to boot.
Perkins, Carl & Scotty Moore “A Sentimental Journey: 706 Reunion” $25 Recorded at the Sun Studios in Memphis featuring 15 tracks with introductions. Some Sun classics and new songs as well. Last recordings of the great Carl Perkins.
Planet Rockers Hillbilly Beat $20 featuring the great Sonny George. Despite being labelled a rockabilly album it still contains enough of Sonny’s great hillbilly baritone.
Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $50 Now Ray’s albums on Step One were all special. Some were double records. I have it on good authority 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 backings by the excellent Step One team are uniformly excellent and largely unplugged.
Price, Ray Sometimes a Rose $28 1992 album which has some wonderful songs none better than “Not a Dry Eye in the House”. Stunning singer.
Price, Ray “ Happens to the Best” $25 Nice collection of Columbia tracks featuring 70s versions of his hits, preferred by many to the originals.
Prosser, James “Life Goes On” $45 Warner Brothers This was symptomatic of the time. Both this and the following did not get a release. This is classic country. I had probably 2 at the most copies of the advance cd and one of the lucky purchasers submitted a list of their favourite albums of all time and this was at number one. I said you can’t pick that as it was never relased...he said “I don’t care!”. I think he may have been right.
Reeves, Del Silver Anniversary Album $25. This is a fun album in which Del puts his well known skills as an impersonator to use on “AchyBreaky Heart” as sung by Roy Acuff, Walter Brennan & Johnny Cash among others. It works!! He is also an excellent singer with Charlie Sizemore’s “I’m Really Gone” being a true highlight.
Reynolds, Lawrence "He Comes from Alabama" $28 Fabulous 16 tracker, produced by Mike Headrick and one of the all time favourites among Yesterday and Today Records regulars. "Haggard & Jones", "Them Old Hank Williams Songs" and "There Ain't Enough Whiskey are just as good as it gets. Lawrence is in the George Jones/ Norman Wade vein and has tragically passed on. How long this will be available again is not known, but do yourself a favour
Rich, Charlie Pictures & Paintings
Riley, Jeannie C “Here’s Jeannie C” (Playback) $28 Short but excellent album on same label as Tommy Cash. This would be the last recordings the delightful lady made.
Ritter, Tex Capitol Collectors Series $38 Out of print series, of which I would recommend with every title as being essential. This has all the hard to get
ones, “Deck of Cards”, “Blood on the Saddle” & “Just Beyond the Moon” etc 25 in all. .
Robertson, Kathy At the Cantina $
Robertson, Kathy To Roy Nichols With Love
Robertson, Kathy Hillbilly Down: To Roy Nichols With Love 2 $40
(Includes Haggard!, Rick Shea, Katy Moffatt). Second volume, highlighted by a rare appearance by merle Haggard himself.
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 Shelton. This is the original deluxe package.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 What can you saybut Curt is a true indie artist, amazing talent, superb writer and singer but with the dress sense God gave a goat. But it is not that latter thing which matters & on the former he delivers. He wrote the superb “Mirrors Don’t Lie” & his own version loses nothing in comparison to that Gene Watson. Curt wrote 9 of the 11on this gem. And he has a superb style...that is vocal not dress, which he can certainly not lay claim to!!
Ryle, Curt Your Old Used to Be $35 2001 gem now no longer available and right up there with the previous album...both in superb honky tonk material (and dress “non”sense). Curt wrote all songs except for a version of Haggard’s “The Emptiest Arms in the World”. Great songs such as “Bottom of the Fifth” “I Wish Your Memory Would Die” and “Son of a Honky Tonk woman” are all major label quality.
Sahm, Doug SDQ 98 $45 A blink & you will miss it gem as the record company went out of business shortly after release. It is right up there with his “Return of Wayne Douglas” cd and he keeps it pretty much country all the way. Great version Tom Russell’s “St Olav’s Gate”& “Ballad of Davy Crockett” Includes his great colleague Augie Meyers. A lot has an almost unplugged feel. Simple worked best for the great man,
Sandefur, Brandon “Brandon Sandefur” $30 (Tin Hall) This 1995 album was the first of only 2 albums from Brandon and easily the best. It covers a range of styles from rodeo (“Star in the Rodeo”) to pure honky tonk (“Hell Just Froze”.)
Sanford, Arnold That’s Why I Sing This Way $60 Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 10songs 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.
Schneider, John “Take the Long Way Home” MCA $35
Schneider, John “You Ain’t Seen the Last of Me” MCA $25
Schneider, John “Too Good to Stop Now” $30
Schneider, John “Tryin’ to Outrun the Wind” $30
Despite a some what goofy persona due his role in Dukes of Hazard, Schneider had a wonderful deep voice which was a natural for country music. All are superbly produced by Jimmy Bowen. The first has a wonderful highlight, “Better Class of Losers”, not to be confused with the Alan Jackson track of the name. This is the Harlan Howard track which features none other than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. BUT believe it or not, even better is “The Auction”...they’re auctioning daddy’s farm today. Hell it is hard to believe how good, and in view of the diabolical financial system in the US today it is still extremely relevant.
The other 2 are equally essential. Great songwriting and great singing. “Low Class Reunion” from the third album shows what a great vocalist Schneider is.
The 4th has one of his best ballads in “Leavin’s Been Comin’ for a Long Long time, as well as the fun track with a rather ambiguous title “I Don’t Feel Much Like a Cowboy Tonight”.
Scott, Jack Capitol Collectors Series $35 Fabulous 23 tracker with a mix of upbeat and ballads. Even has 4 unreleased tracks. As far as the ballads go none is better than “What in the World’s Come Over You” and “Burning Bridges”. A very much underappreciated artist. Everyone should have this cd in their collection,.
Seekers– “Capitol Collectors Series” $25 This is here for 2 reasons. The first is the sound. Despite being a US pressing the quality of this vastly exceeds anything that has ever been put out in Australia. Secondly the selection is beyond reproach, 25 tracks including several with added studio talk included. Also has Bruce Woodley’s co-write wit hPaul Simon…”Red Rubber Ball”, a hit for Bobby Vee among others.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” I Never Go Around Mirrors $30 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 $30 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.
Shaver, Billy Joe Salt of the Earth $30 Cd issue of great 1987 album inc “The Devil Made Me Do It” plus the wonderful “Hill Country Love Song”, as tender as it gets. Also done by Benny Berry,
Shearer, Charlie “Breakin’ Out” $30 A gem again with production by the very talented Curt Ryle and also wrote quite a few of the songs. So good in fact that Mike Headrick would be proud of this one!! He begins with a great shuffle version of Willie’s “I Just Destroyed the World” and then follows with a big Curt Ryle ballad “History Repeats Itself”. Originally from Texas...this is just how it should be.
Simpson, Red “Best of Red Simpson:Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer” Razor & Tie $30 20 tracks with great wit and style...as all truckin’ albums should be. A major influence for Junior Brown. Includes all his big hits such as “Highway Patrol” (one of Junior’s best as well) , “Nitro Express” and “I’m a Truck”, the very clever song which has the truck telling the story.
Simpson, Red “The Man Behind the Badge/ Roll Truck Roll” $35 EMI UK 2 on 1 with 2 albums from 1966. “Motivatin’ Man” was actually picked up and recorded by John Laws but don’t hold that against Red.
Smith, Russell This Little Town $35 Great solo album Amazing Rhythm Aces vocalist. All great and what a voice. Russell had a brief period as a country singer on Epic and this was the result, a gem produced by Steve Buckingham and Russell. Very much in the Amazing Rhythm Aces style. Highlight is the working man song “Blue Collar Blues” and the title song, but they’re all top notch.
Smith,Sammi Best $25 Now out of print. Of course she helped put the name Kristofferson on the map with her version of “Help MeMake It Through the Night”. 16 tracks...don’t miss it.
Sonnier, Jo-El Complete Mercury Sessions $30. Great collection which mixes his Cajun style with some very hardcore honky tonk.
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 An absolute ripsnorter. Crazed man who apparently got arrested for climbing over the White House fence in order to visit the President, presumably Ronny Regan. But his honky tonk style which includes the original “Hank Drank” is grand. Also includes a brilliant version of Eddy Arnold’s “What’s He Doing in My World” with intro by Eddy hisself!! .
Sun, Joe - Heartbreak Saloon $30
Sun, Joe – Hank Bogart Still Lives $30
Sun, Joe – Out on the Road $30 Was a major label artist who had a big hit with Hugh Moffatt’s “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You”. His style is kind of outlawish, a little like a Hank Jnr but less frantic. Very hard to get, these were released on the French label, Dixie Frog...fear not all the singing is in English. The song on the middle album is actually called “Hank & Bogart Still Live” but the title is without the “and”. One offs so don’t dally.
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $50 Another wonderful indie with the highlight the wonderful odeto the great man “I Play Haggard” in which he uses snippets of Haggard songs to tell the story. He outdoes even Vern Gosdin onhis version “Baby That’s Cold” and then shows himself a man for all seasons with the rollicking “Ten in Tennessee”.
Taylor, Chip Chip Taylor’s Last Chance $45 Long out of print cd version of his classic album which features “I Read it in the Rolling Stone” plus the great “101 in Cashbox” which combines the story of his own version of “Angel of the Morning” along with the tale of a racehorse. Mind you “wasn’t Born in Tennessee” is darn catchy too...
Thompson, Hank “Six Pack to Go/ Breakin’ In Another Heart” EMI UK $25 2 of Hank’s Capitol albums on 1 cd. The first is full on honky tonk with a firm leaning toward the drinking aspect of that genre whilst the latter sees Hank covering some standards as only he can do.
Thompson, J W Songs for Real People $45 We speak of the truly great independents. This is decidedly one of them. “Jesus Loves Cowboys” is just 1 of16 gems. Darn witty too and J W’s great deep drawl is seemingly the product of a few honkytonks….where you could imagine the crowd were kept back by wire.
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $40 No, not that 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 Marsha Thornton
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine. Second of only 2 is equally good. Gets away from Patsy influence. She even wrote a couple on this one. $22 Hard to believe these date from 1990 and 1991.
Tubb, Ernest Live 1965 $20 OOP on Rhino this like George Jones’ Dancetown showed 1965as a vintage year for live recording even though both were not issued at the time. His band included both Jack Greene & Cal Smith. The sound is stunning and highlights ET’s great personality and style.
Turner, Zeb Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock $35 King label anthology 1949-1953. On the now defunct Westside label. 24 tracks.
Wade, Norman “For a Minute There” $30 Norm’s (actually I think he would only ever be Norman...) 1997 gem which includes his wonderful “I’ve Got Hank to Thank” and “Sarah’s Eyes”...mind you every song is great especially his own “Crying at 3am”.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $30 20 tracker with great andunusual selection including of course “Rubber Room” but also “What Would You Do, If Jesus Came to Your House”)
Wagoner, Porter In Person $30 OOP cd of 1964 album, reissued on Koch. It includes some great performances by Norma Jean, both in a solo context and as duets with Porter.
Walker, Jerry Jeff Live at Gruehne Hall $30 Original 1989 Tried & True album through Ryko. It was right after JJW befriended Chris Wall & he does the song that was even featured by Ian McNamara, “I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight”. He concludes with a raucous version of “Trashy Women”. Gruehne, pronounced “Green”, is a small town between Austin and San Antonio which has a rustic charm like no other & which translates brilliantly to live shows.
Wall, Chris No Sweat $25 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
Wall, Chris, Honky Tonk Heart $30 His debut. Includes his original version of “Trashy Women”…I like his usage of the word “tad”….as in “I like my women just a tad on the trashy side”. Best track though is the fabulous “He Lives My Dream”.
Wall, Chris Just Another Place $28 The Cosmic Cowboy reckons this one is his best
Wall, Chris Cowboy Nation $28 But he’d be wrong as this is his best with the wonderful “My Favourite Lies” almost being his best song...even though he does his own version of “I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight” on this.
Wall, Chris Any Saturday Night in Texas $30 Classic live honky tonk album like the previously mentioned Jerry Jeff opus recorded at Gruehne Hall. Dale Watson is duet partner on the fabulous “Ship Me Back to Texas”
Watson, Dale From the Start $40 14 tracker on the Country News label. His pre Hightone label material. Rare. Includes early versions of several gems including “Cheatin’ Heart Attack”.
Watson, Gene Back in the Fire $45 Great singer as he is & no correspondence will be entered into on that fact, this is his best album, a Warners album from 1989 with the best version ever of “Dreams of a Dreamer”, which was also done by Darrell McCall so there is plenty competition plus arguably Gene’s best ever ballad “The Great Divide”, BUT I will say this emphatically there is not one Gene Watson album which should not be in every collection and furthermore on the top shelf of that collection.
Watson, Gene The Good Old days $
Watson, Gene “A Way to Survive”
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”. Was a Canadian only release. You won’t find it.
Watson, Gene “Little By Little” MCA $25 Straight reissue of a great 1984 MCA album. Highlight is probably the Dave Kirby/sonny Throckmorton gem”Leavin’s Been Comin’ (For a Long Long Time”.
Watson, Gene Unchartered Mind
Watson, Gene At Last $25 His second and last Warner Brothers album from 1991. The title track is a classic and anyone who has heard Etta James version may say “Etta who?” after hearing Gene’s. Great selection with highlights many, but the witty “You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville” and “This Country’s Bigger Than Texas” stand out for mine.
Wells, Kitty Duets $28 16 tracks on Pair label with Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Roy Drusky, Roy Acuff, Johnny Wright etc. Vale the Queen of country Music.
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $
Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird $
Whitley, Keith Tribute $20 A gem put out by his 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 $20
Wild Rose Straight & narrow $20
Wild Rose Breaking New Ground $20 Fantastic upbeat all gal group with Pam Gadd on lead vocals & Wanda Vick on guitar & just about everything else.Kind of a bluegrass supergroup playing hard core country….superbly.
Williams, Hank Rare Demos First to Last $25 CMF Also known as “Just Me and My Guitar”.
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
Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck
Shuffletown Western Swing on King 1946-1960 $25Westside label...out of print. 24 tracks
BEAR FAMILY NEWS
It has been a big month for new arrivals.
Buck Owens – “Tall Dark Stranger” 8 cds + 108 hardcover book $300
Third box set licensed from the estate of Buck Owens. This is a very impressive set which includes his rare bluegrass sessions and all the duets with Susan Raye & Buddy Alan, his son with Boinnie Owens. Lots of unreleased tracks as well as the Buckaroos “solo” albums. Hits include “Made in Japan” and “Monster’s Holiday” which both charted in Australia, as well as the original hit version of “Streets of Bakersfield”. Includes 214 tracks and a running time of nearly 9 hours. Also includes his rare Christmas album.
Dixon Brothers “A Blessing to the People: Complete Recordings 1936-38 Plus Miscellaneous Recordings 1961-1962” 4 cds + 164(!) page hardcover book. Dorsey & Howard. Includes their best known song “I Didn’t Hear Nobody Pray”, which for those who worry about mixed metaphors was also known as “Wreck on the Highway”. 121 tracks and just under 6 hours. In concludes with Dorsey Dixon solo tracks. This has been proving popular so don’t hesitate....get in early as I possibly didn’t get enough copies to fulll all orders.
Meet the Pearls Series
Juke Box Pearls $32 The new series which features girl singers. This first volume is a compilation with the likes of Jean Shepard, Jean Chapel, Bonnie Lou, Nita Rita & Ruby (Anita Carter), Loretea Lynn, Rose Maddox plus unknowns such as SCArol Jarvis & Roberta Shorewood. It concentrates on the uptempo side of things and like all Bear Family series are more tha n worthwhile. This has 25 trcaksand runs an hour.
Myrna Lorrie “Hello Baby” $32 What makes Bear Family so great is they focus on artists many of us may not have heard of and Myrna is certainly one of those. She was a Canadian who basically stayed in Canada where she was a star both of the recording and television variety. This includes 3 duets with Buddy Deval. RCA in the USA wanted here when they had Elvis. 22 tracks.
Laura Lee Perkins “Don’t Wait Up” $32 Billed as the female Jerry Lee Lewis, she was from the coal mining country of Weste Virginia. She recorded for Imperial using some of Ricky Nelson’s stellar musicians to back her and her complete recordings. 14 track.
Mimi Roman “I’m Ready If You’re Willing” $32 This is the first length cd from a lady who was brought to Nashville by Owen Bradley. She recorded several tracks with Billy Gray, who was Hank Thompson’s bandleader who had a solo contract with Decca and the fabiulous “Mr Opportunity” is included here along with the b side “We’re Taking Chances”. Inclues 25 trcaks and over and hour.
Street Corner Symphonies Series: The Complete Story of Doo Wop
Volume One 1939-1949 $32 30 tracks 87 minutes!! No doubting the value Bear Family gives to consumers. Doo wop was a form of Maerican music and this is actually a pre- doo wop “doo wop” set. I always loved the Ink Spots, with their fabulous bass vocalist often to the fore and with seemingly the same riff starting every song. Similarly the Mills Brothers (originally including their father as well) changed the style of group harmony singing. This volume is principally black artists and if you want to do research you will find these are the most collectable records anywahere with 45s even changing hands for thousands of dollars. The Robins evolved into the Coasters.
Volume Two 1950 $32 30 tracks 83 minutes. Includes The Orioles, The Ravens, more of the Mills Brothers, The Del Rhythm Boys, The Four Aces, Five Larks and many more.
Volume Three 1951 32 tracks and 89 minutes. The names are starting to become more familiar. The Swallow, the Cardinals, The Dominoes, The Five keys, The Falcons, The Royals, The Drifters, the Clovers etc.
Volume Four 1952 31 tracks 85 minutes The Clovers, The Royals, Diamonds, Five Sharps *this track “Stormy Weather” is considered to be the rarest single ever! A copy has been listed at $45,000. * The Orioles, Du-droppers etc.
Volume Five 1953 32 tracks 87 minutes Checakers, Moonglows, Clyde McPhatter a& Drifters, Billy Ward & the Dominoes, The Velvets, The Platters etc.
As always these have comprehensive notes.
Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues: The Definitive Collection.
The most comprehensive ever set of electrified blues on 4 volumes each of 3 cds, compiled by blues expert Bii Dahl and each with 160 page (approx)booklet. The volumes when joined together form a composite picture on the spine. $80 per volume is not cheap but hell, it is Bear Family!! Nobody does it better.
Volume One The Beginnings 1939-1954 77 tracks 217 minutes running time. Features T Bone Walker ( several tracks but what is better than his original “Stormy Monday” here given its original verbose title “They Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday’s Just as Bad)”, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a truly amazing artist, Arthur Big Boy Cruddup (original version of “That’s All Right Mama”), John Lee Hooker (original “Boogie Chillen”, a song which has a riff that appeared in many 60s rock songs), Elmore James, Little Walter, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, Wynonie Harris.
Volume Two 1954-1967 79 tracks 221 minutes Howlin’ Wolf (possibly the greatest blues vocalist ever...better make that probably), Chuck Berry (great raunch!), Bo Diddley (did someone mention a riff...”I’m a Man”), more elmore James, T-Bone Walker, plus Lightnin’ Slim, Slim Harpo, Magic Sam, Brownie McGhee, Lazy Lester etc. This is just the tip!!
Volume Three 1960-1969 70 tracks 220 minutes Featuring many of the blues revival acts such as Canned Heat, John Hammond, Paul Butterfield, plus classics such as Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”, Etta James, Koko Taylor, more BB, Wolf, Bo, Elmore etc
Volume Four 1970 -2005 65 tracks and 263 min minutes!! New artists emerge such as Johnny Winterm Delbert Mcclinton, Ronnie Eral, Rory Gallagher, Junior Wells, James Cotton, ZZ Top...how good is “La Grange”, Clarence Gatemouth Brown.
Carl Perkins “The Sun Era Outtakes”
152 tracks and 132 page booklet 5cds $140 6 hours 45 separate songs are covered in this set, some performed solo and recorded in his living room
Ronnie Dawson (with High Noon) The Carnegie Hall Tour
Also includes Lisa Pankratz. 19 tracks 68 minutes. Texas trio, High Noon was one of the most dynamic rockabilly acts and who better to pack one of the greatest in Ronnie Dawson. Not at Carnegie but part of the tour. Country Music People have given this a five star rating in their August edition with the comment this was as good as any live rockabilly ever recorded!!!
Dick Damron “Lost in the Music: The Recordings of Dick Damron 1978-1989” 3 cds 70 tracks 194 minutes. 48 page booklet $80 Producer Joe Bob BArnhil lsaid “not as hard driving as Waylon or as laid back as Don Williams” but certainly somewhere in between. Dick is perhaps Canada’s best loved country artists with a tradition bsed firmly on the American side of things. His forte was honky tonk but also love songs were part of his repertoire. Sometimes referred to as Canada’s Willie Nelson....whay I am not quite sure...maybe longevity and overall excellence. Big Bad John rates this the best set he has acquired all year!!
Johnny Cash “Unseen Cash: From William Speer’s Studio” This is an lp ...a 180 gram single sided lp with an etching of Johnny Cash on the Reverse side. It captures previously unissued live performances from 1957-1959. It is packaged in a book format...large hard cover book with 16 pages. Very nicely presented collectable for Cash fans $45.
Also in stock.
** Connie Smith “Just for What I Am’’ $210 5 cds + 76 page hard cover book. 151 tracks and just under 7 hours playing time. Second Bear Family box on Connie, one of the most popular female artists ever. Notes by noted Nashville scribe, Barry Mazor. Includes duets with Nat Stuckey and Dallas Frazier as well as he r highly sought gospel album “Come Along & Walk With Me”.
**Red Simpson “Hello I’m Red Simpson” $210 5 cds 108 page hard cover book 165 trcaks and about 7 hours. Great Bakersfield artist and songwriter known for his trucking songs and a major influence on the likes of Dwight Yoakam and Junior Brown, who often reminds a lot of Red. Red was perhaps the best proponent of the honky tonk song out of all the Bakersfield artists, as exemplified in his classic song, “Close Up the Honky tonks”.
**Big Bopper “Hello Baby” the Complete recordings $32. Graet humour and darn good songs. 31 tracks .
**Friedman, Kinky “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore” $32 Has two Kinky albums on cd for the first time “Kinky Friedman” and “Lasso from El Paso” ...the latter featuring the voice of Ringo Starr playing the part of God...just a stretch you may say but pretty funny!
**Hamilton, George IV “To You & Yours” $32 Great album featuring tracks from both ABC and RCA. His rockabilly track ‘Everybody’s Body’ is simply one of the best you’ll ever hear. From the “Gonan Shake This Shack Tonight” series.
**Ray, Wade “Idaho Red” $32 Original RCA recordings from a man who performed staright country and some western swing. Part of the Gonan Shake This Shack tonight” series.
**Scott, Jack “Rocks” $32 one of best in this series.
** Johnny Tillotson “The Outtakes” 2cds $58 superb sound
Wooley, Sheb “White Lightnin’; “ $32 Pre People eater collection of his uptempo country tracks.
**Various “Shit Happens” ...the difference between tragedy and comedy is whether the excrement happens to you ore somebody else”!! $32 It is a mix of being in the wrong place at the right time and every thingh that can go wrong does go wrong. Naturally Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner and Ferlin Husky feature!!
Merle Haggard “The Troubadour” 4cds + hard cover book 111 tracks 338 minutes $180. Fourth box of the great man. Not available till mid September but if you are interested please let me know now as Haggard is so popular. I will have it the instant it is released. This is his complete MCA recordings, virtually all out of print. Check our rarities section!! I love this period ,slightly moreintrospective and personal than his Capitol Recordings. Includes some previously unissued notes, though the publicity does contain an error as the track “Bull & the Beaver’ with Leona Williams has been on cd before and in fact I have a copy in my list of Haggard cds herein...but don’t let that worry you!
Bailes Brothers “Remember Me : King Records 1946” $32
Bailes Brothers “Standing Somewhere in the Shadows: King Records 1953 plus” $32
Two from the formative period of the very popular family group, including many rarities...well guess the whole thing is a rarity!
Johnny Horton “I’m a Fishing Man DVD” $35
There are 25 filmed performances and three bonus audio performances spanning the years from 1953 until 1960. He not only sings his biggest hits, 'North To Alaska', 'Johnny Reb', 'Sal's Got A Sugar Lip', 'Sink The Bismarck' and of course 'The Battle Of New Orleans', but he also performs songs that won't be as familiar to collectors, like 'Electrified Donkey', 'Be Honest With Me' (as part of a trio with Eddy Arnold and Molly Bee), and 'I'm A Fishing Man'. Even though there are no published interviews with Johnny Horton, on this DVD he talks with the hosts of the Ozark Jubilee show Red Foley, Bobby Lord, and Eddy Arnold. The cd boxes are both out of print.
BEAR FAMILY BOX SETS
These are traded items. All as new internally and same for box. A few boxes are marked on the outside. These are noted.
Carter ,Wilf Cowboy Songs 8 cds with his epic 1933-1941
recordings which were staggeringly popular in
Australia. This looks to be unplayed. $160
Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 5 cd + book $110 Includes the songs that
made them a household name. Highlight is wonderful
CD#5 with their complete Carnegie Hall Concert (over
75 minutes when the original lp went for under 30.
Haggard, Merle Untamed Hawk 5 cd + book few very light marks on box
It starts with his pre Capitol Tally tracks and goes to
end of 1968 except his Jimmie Rodgers album which is available separaretly. $100
Hamilton, George IV To You & Yours From Me & Mine 6cd + hard
cover book $120 Few marks on outside of box. Great
variety from the pop stylings of “Abilene” though to
a wonderful Buck Owens style tribute to West Coast
Includes his ABC recordings where he hit with “Rose
& Baby Ruth”.
Jackson, Stonewall Waterloo 4cds + large hard cover book. $110 very late
Arrival in as new shape in and out. One of the mainstays
of the Grand Ol Opry for many years. Great recordings
most featuring the guitar of Grady Martin, the best ever
session guitarist...well arguably anyway. As a Nashille
resident he was also a favourite for the best songs.
Jones, George Walk Through This World With Me: The Complete
Musicor Years Pt I 1965-1967 5 cd + book $130
Still sealed. 142 songs plus some sessions where the
songs take shape. Some of George’s most endearing
Labeef, Sleepy Larger Than Life 6cd + book $120 Includes the Singing
Jukebox recordings for Starday, Dixie, Sun, Colummbia
& more. Country, rockabilly etc
Lewis, Jerry Lee The Locust Years 8cds + 48 page book. This is his first
post Sun label box set which sees him initially redoing
some Sun tracks but advancing on to becoming a fully
fledged and wonderful country artist. The internals are
just like new but there are a few small marks on the box.
Will go quickly. $160
McCall, Darrell The Real McCall 5cd + book $110 One of the favourite
artists we have ever carried with a unique voice which
was influenced by the great Ray Price. Check out the
independent section as he is still as good as ever.
Includes his great CBS album “Lilydale’ with 2 great
duets with Willie, one of Darrell’s biggest fans.
Maddox, Rose The One Rose:Capitol Years 4cd+ book $100 Without
Doubt the most versatile female vocalist ever with
ability to sing honky tonky, gospel and bluegrass even
with equal aplomb...this includes her fabulous “Rose
Maddox Sings Bluegrass” with Bill Monroe.
Martin, Jimmy And the Sunny Mountain Boys 5cds + book. $120
Another very late arrival. Although primarily a bluegrass
Artist he had a wonderful honky tonk edge to a lot of his
recordings. Just great.
Orion Who Was That Masked Man 4cd + book $100 Jimmy Ellis
was arguably the best ever Elvis influenced singer. As
Orion, he wore a mask to add to the intrigue....yes it
could have been the king. Includes one cd of duets
including the classics with Jerry Lee Lewis.
Oxford, Vernon Keeper of the Flame 5 cd + book $120 When country
was country....Vernon was “too country for country”. His
wonderful delivery was matched by a superb catalogue
of songs. Without question this is the most popular of all
Bear Family boxes we have sold over the years and with
Darn good reason.
Pierce, Webb 1951-1958 4cd+ book $80 Includes some early duets
w. Red Sovine plus his seemingly endless hits . Also has
duets with Kitty Wells & teddy Wilburn.
Ritter, Tex Have I Stayed Away Too Long 4 cd + book $90 This
features Tex’s 40s transcriptions. Wonderfully
charismatic performer. Great book with lot of
reproductions of movie posters. Over 100 tracks.
Smith, Carl Satisfaction Guaranteed 5 cd + book $110 Starts with
his 1950 recordings through the end of 1958. Another
versatile performer. Some of his uptempo songs are on
cusp of rockabilly but ballads and gospel were handled
superbly as well.
Snow, Hank Singing Ranger Volume 1 4cd+ book $80 Starts with
his first US recording sessions in 1949 and features his
hits plus some unbelievably sad songs including the
1st ever version of “Nobody’s Child”
Snow, Hank Thesaurus Transcriptions 5 cd + book $100 Many of the
tracks appear on this album and this album only.
Excellent sound throughout.
Sons of the Pioneers Memories of the Range 4cd + book $100 legendary
1935-36 transcriptions of course featuring the
original trio Spencer/Nolan/ Slye (Roy Rogers...one of
the best country yodellers especially on “Black Sheep
Blues”...”I have been a roving rover....” Great.
Thompson, Hank And His Brazos Valley boys 12 cd + large (88pg)
hard cover book $270. One of the best as it has Hank’s
complete Capitol recordings, which include “Songs
for Rounders”, one of the greatest ever country
albums by anyone & the first ever stereo country album.
Walker, Billy Cross the Brazos at Waco 6 cd + book $140 One of the
best sets with his wonderful Columbia recordings. His
versatility was fantastic, a little like Marty Robbins in
that respect, especially on his wonderful western album,
also the title of this set.
Wells, Kitty Queen of Country Music 4 cd + book $100 Recently
passed on, includes duets with Red Foley, Webb Pierce & Roy Acuff (the fabulous “Goodbye Mr Brown”) as well as gospel.
Whitman, Slim Rose Marie 6 cd + book $120 Starts with his RCA album
“Birmingham Jail” and goes to 1958. One of the most
popular international artists ever, probably more so in
Europe and maybe Australia than in his native USA.
BEAR FAMILY CDS AS NEW or NEW $20 unless marked.
Adams, Charlie Cattin’ Around
Arthur, Charline Welcome to the Club (feisty Patsy style)
Ballew, Michael Live at Gruehne Hall $11
Ballew, Michael I Love Texas $18
Ballew, Michael You Better Hold On $11
Bare, Bobby All American Boy cds #3/4 from box $22
Bell, Freddie And the Bellboys
Bruce, Vin King of Cajun: Dans La Louisianne
Campi, Ray Eager Beaver Boy
Casey, Al A Man for All Seasons $18
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line/ Little Fauss & Big Halsy 2 on 1
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (recorded also as Leon Chappelear)
Coe, David Allan Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to Say
Coe, David Allan Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee Whiskey
Coe, David Allan Tattoo/ Family Album
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/ Spectrum VII
Coe, David Allan Castles in the Sand/Hello in There
Collins, Tommy Black Cat
Country All Stars Jazz from the Hills (Chet..Homer & Jethro)
Crickets Still in Style (post Buddy Holly w. Sonny Curtis) $11
Day, Jimmy Steel Guitar Hits/ Steel in Style 2 on 1
Dickerson, Dub Boppin’ in the Dark $15
Dobson, Bonnie Viva La Canadienne $15
Dolan, Jimmy Jukebox Boogie $15
Eddy, Duane That Classic Twang $22 (out of print)
Eddy, Duane Especially for You/ Girls Girls Girls $22
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s the Thang/ Songs of Our heritage
Emerson, Lee It’s So Easy for You to Be Mean
Emery, Jon If You Don’t Someone Else Will $11
Flatt, Lester Live at Vanderbilt (with Bill Monroe)
Frizzell, Lefty “Lifes’ Like Poetry” CDS 10-12 (Bear Family) $40 3 cds from the long out of print Bear Family box. These have 80 tracks and feature mainly unissued tracks. Pity I can’t get the box but this is an interesting listing.
Gallion, Bob Out of a Honky Tonk
Gibson, Don A Legend in my Time
Glaser, Tompall The Outlaw $18 Tompall is uniformly great
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue $18
Gordon, Robert Is Red Hot $18
Griffin, Buck Let’s Elope Baby
Guitar, Bonnie Intimate Session
Guthrie, Jack Oklahoma Hills (Woody’s cousin...Capitol recordings)
Haggard, Merle Same Train a Different Time (2lps on 1 + bonus)
Hall, Roy Rocks $22
Harpo, Slim Rocks $22
Hawkins, Ronnie Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins
Hickey, Ersel Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Hogsed, Roy Cocaine Blues (Capitol tracks..great trio)
Ingle, Red TimTayshun
Intveld, James James Intveld
Jackson, Wanda The Ballads of Wanda Jackson 30 tracks
Jennings, Waylon From Clovis to Phoenis: The Early Years
Jimmy& Johnny If You Don’t Somebody Else Will $15
Jones, George Heartbreak Hotel $22
King, Sid & Five Strings Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Lanham, Roy sizzling Strings/ Fabulous Guitar $18
Lewis, Jerry Lee Up Through the Years 1956-1963 $15
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train
McDevitt, Chas Featuring Nancy Whiskey $18
Maddox Bros & Rose Ugly & Slouchy
Martin, Janis Female Elvis (must for Wanda Jackson fans) $15
Miller, Ned From a Jack to a King
Miller, Roger King of the Road $18
Newman, Jimmy C Bop A Hula 2cds $35
Orion Some Think he Might be King Elvis
Paul, Billy Texas Rose $11 (outlaw style. Junior Brown a band
Perkins, Carl The Dollie Masters $15
Pitney, Gene/ George Jones Gene Pitney & George Jones (Musicor duets)
Preston, Johnny Running Bear
Prophet, Orville The Travelling Kind $15
Rasmussen, Ole Sleepy Eyed John $15
Ray, Johnnie Cry (30 tracks)
Roberts, Kenny Jumpin’ & Yodellin’ $15 (original “She Taught Me to
Rose, Sammy Fool’s Gold $11
Scahatz, Lesley Hello Stranger $11
Seay, Johnny Blue Moon of Kentucky
Shaver, Billy Joe Honky Tonk Heroes 2 lps on 1 cd 25 tracks
Silver, Jim Music Makin’ Mama from Memphis
Stanley Brothers 1953-58 & 1959 2cds $35
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky $11
Swan, Jimmy Honky Tonkin’ in Mississippi $18
Trammell, Bobby Lee You Mostest Girl $15
Van Dyke, Leroy Walk on By
Waikikis Hawaii Tatoo $15
West, Hedy/Bill Clifton Getting Folk Out of the Country $15
Willard, Jess Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor $15
Williams, Lew Cat Talk (great)
And the Answer is Volume 1
And the Answer Is Volume 2
And the Answer Is Volume 3
Bear Essentials 27 Stars Salute Bear Family’s 25thAnniv. Only on this
Cd . All tracks have “bear” in the title. $11
Hank Williams: Songwriter to Legend 28 tks. The cd consists of both Tribute
songs plus songs Hank wrote but never recorded.
Rio Bravo: and other TV & Movie themes
Shakin’ Up North Canadian Rockabilly Vol 1 30 tks deluxe packaging
Sun Gospel 32 tracks
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 8 (Fabor/Abott/Radio)
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 10 (Chess)
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 20 (Event) sensational rockabilly series 30tks
You Oughta See MY Fanny Dance Previously Unissued Western Swing 1935-42
INDEPENDENT CDS ...great bunch of honky tonk, straight country & some rockabilly (rab after listing designates straight rockabilly but a few country with some rockabilly overtones kind of Elvissy..how’s that for an invented word!). Mostly one offs as they are virtually all short runs....once gone gone forever.
Albert, Christina Texafrance $18 Edith Piaf meets Nanci Griffith
Allcorn, Joey All Alone Again $20
Alverson, Tommy Live at Ozona $18
Alverson, Tommy Me & the Julebox $18
Alverson, Tommy Texas Songs $15
Annie B Miles of Texas $18
Anthony, Rayburn Something Out of the Ordinary $20
Atkins, Bobby Lookin’ Lucky $20 (Bob Grady label!!)
Austin, Stephen David A Bakersfield Dozen $18 Excellent recent cd
Ballew,Michael No Pain $15
Ballew, Michael Rodeo Cool $$15
Ballew,Michael Yesterday’s Wind $15
Barker, Aaron/Curtis Wayne Straight from Horses’ Mouth $20
Barnstompers Swingin’ Western Style $20
Baylor Brothers Best of the Baylor Brothers $11 25 tracker
Beckett, Randy Rebel Train $15 nice rockabilly feel
Bella, Mike Mike Bella $18
Bella, Mike Lost in the Shuffle $18
Berry, Benny Give Me a Good Country Song $20
Berry, Benny All I Want to Sing About $20 great
Berry, Benny/ Roger Cooper The Good Life (gospel) $20
Bice, Steve Sin Citizen Sessions $20 17 tks Just great!!
Bice, Steve Sixty Minutes of Sin $20 ditto comment.
Blanchard, Jack/ Misty Morgan Back in Harmony $18 (Playback 1992)
Blanton, J T Live from the Bullpen $18 Nashville venue
Blue, Arkey Texas Dance Hall Music $20
Blue, Arkey Sings Twenty Nine Years $20
Blue, Arkey There’s Still Country Music in Texas $20
very very favourite artists!! And then some.
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto $20
Booth, Tony Keys in the Mailbox/ Lonesome 7-7203 $20
Bosworth, Libbi Outskirts of You $20
Bosworth, Libbi Libbiville $20 right up with Marti Brom, Miss
Leslie, Amber Digby etc
Bresh, Thom Live & Pickin’ $20
Bright, Jeff She’s a Nail in My Heart $10
Britton, Marsha Good Times & Hard Times $20 Hawk Records inc.
2 fabulous duets with Benny Berry.
Brom, Marti Sings Heartache Numbers $20
Brom, Marti Lassooed Live $20
Brom, Marti Snake Ranch $20
Brosnan, Jon Sings Country $18 (Hawk Records)
Browne, Jann Buckin’ Around $20
Bruce, Ed This Old Hat (Old Hat) $18
Bryant, Cody Big Dose of Country $18 (top LA based artist who
is on Kathy Robertson’s cds....see rarities)
Burns, Billy Long Lost Highway $18 (outlaw!!)
Burns, Brian Heavy Weather $15
Burns, Brian Eagle & the Snake:Songs of Texians $15
Burns, Brian Angels & Outlaws $15
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $20
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $25
First pressing with 20 pg book
Burton, Charlie Rustic Fixer Upper $18 (Lazy SOB label0
Bush, Johnny w. Justin Trevino Texas on a Saturday
Night $20 as good as it gets
Bush, Johnny Who’ll Buy My memories $20 (heart of Texas)
Bush, Johnny Honkytonic $15
Bush, Johnny Talk to My Heart $15
Bush, Johnny Sings Bob Wills $15
Bush, Johnny Kashmere Gardens Mud $15
Bush, Johnny Lost Highway saloon $15
Butler, Larry Memories Of Hank Williams $10 w. Willie.
Campbell, Scotty Damned If I Recall $20 (great Canadian singer)
Chambers, Craig Not Just Another Pretty Hat $20
Christian, T Jae Marriage on the Rocks $20
Cimarron Cimarron $20 1992 excellent group..
Clark, Chris Cadillac Time $20
Cochran, Hank w. Billy Don Burns Desperate Men $$18
Condo, Ray Condo Country $11 (26 tks) Canadian
Condo, Ray High & Wild $11
Coons, Paul Alan Everything She Touches Turns to Love $20
Corbett, Tom Tonight I ride $10 western
Cowboys & Indians A Big Night in Cowtown $20
Cowboys & Indians The Western Life $20 fabulous western swing with
Craft, Paul Brother Jukebox $20
Crockett, Howard Mr Honky Tonk Man $20
Crow, Alvin Pure Country/Honky tonk Trail $20 2on1
Crow, Alvin Texas Classic $18
Crow, Alvin Cowboy I $18
Curtis, Justin Let Them Ride $10
Dale, Bobby Something We Can’t Stop $20
Dayton, Jesse & Brennan Leigh Holdin’ Our Own (Stag) $20 duets
Dean, Larry Outside Chance $11
Dee, Billy When the Vow Breaks (Country Mile) From Dale Watson’s band...Dale guests.
Dee, Michael Steal of the Night $18
Diamond, Claude Highway of Life $20 John Prine fans love him!!
Digby, Amber/ Justin Trevino Keeping Up Appearances $20
Digby, Amber Passion Pride & what Might Have Been $20
Digby, Amber Here Comes the Teardrops $20
Digby, Amber Music From the Honky $22 (original cover)
Dowers, Skip Louisiana Country $18
Durden, Tommy Moods $20 He wrote Heartbreak Hotel & a version
by Tommy is included here!!!
Fayssoux Fayssoux $20 formerly Fayssoux Starling and on
Emmylou albums as vocalist. First solo album is a
gem & Emmylou guests. Wundabar!!
Flores, Bobby Fast Company $20
Flores, Bobby Just for the Record $20
Flores, Bobby Neon Lights $20
Foley, Blaze Cold Cold World $15
Foley, Webb George Jones Jack Daniels & Me $20
Foster Martin Band Willie’s Bar & Grill $20 excellent Canadian cd
Fritsch, Todd Up Here in the Saddle $18 excellent 2012 cd
Gatton, Danny Redneck Jazz $20
Gatton, Danny Unfinished Business $20
Glaser, Tompall Outlaw to the Cross $20 Gospel
Grambo, Curtis Big News Back Home $20 Canadian...very good.
Green, Pat Dancehall Dreamer $20 before he became a major
label waste he was with Jack Ingram a gem of an
artist and this Lloyd Maines’ produced album a gem!
Haddock, Durwood Texas Honky Tonk Blues (Eagle) $18
Haggard, Steve Love Conquers All (Wild Oats) great but not
related. Nashville based artist...$11
Haggard, Steve Make Your Move (Wild Oats ) $11
Haggard, Steve Push Comes to Shove (Wild Oats) $11
Haggard, Steve Rough Edge (Wild Oats) $11
Hall, W Alan If leavin’ Makes You Happy $20 ...”Bar Stools &
Whiskey” is a classic.
Hand, James Shadows Where the Magic Was $20
Hand, James Evil Things $18 none better than his first 2 cds.
Hard Hat Dave & the Honky tonk Nights $20 a must have
& compares to first Confederate Railroad. This is
pure honky tonk.
Hay, Erin The Circle $20
Hay, Erin Honky tonk Angel $20
Hay, Erin Somebody’s Angel $20 All time fave indie artist.
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Most Requested (Poor DAvids) 22 tks $22
Henderson, Homer Greatest Flops & Golden Filler $20 Notes are by Nick Tosches.
Henson, Weldon One Heart’s Gone $18
Hess, Kenny Back to Reality $20
Highfill, George George Arlis Highfill $20
Hobbs, Becky Best of the buckaroo Part 1 $20 21 tracks!
Holiday, Jolie Lucky enough $10
Honky Tonk Confidential Honky Tonk Confidential $10
Hooker, Jake You Had a Call 20
Hunter, Billy D Country Souvenirs $18
Hunter, Billy D Headed for the High Country $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Honky Tonk Mayhem $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Texas Fruit Shack $20
Hurd, Cornell Band At Large $20
Hurd, Cornell Band A Stagecoach Named Desire $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Songs of South Austin $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Cool & Unusual Punishment $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Big State Long Road $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Live at the Broken Spoke $20
Huston, Randy Keepin’ the New West Alive $15
Ingram, Jack Live at Adairs $20 Jack Ingram found major
label success but his indie releases were
infinitely better. All on his Beat Up Ford label.
Insley, Mark Good Country Junk $18
Interstate Cowboy Ranch Dance Ruckus $5
Intveld, James Somewhere Down the Road $15
Jack, Dottie With Every Heartbeat $20
James, Winston Hotter than the Flame $15
Jansen, Frank Lolene $15
Jenkins, Red The Bartender $20 w. Ed Bruce, Becky Hobbs etc
Jenkins, Red Neon Bible $20 w Charlie Walker,Amber Digby etc
Jenkins, Jody Under a Texas Moon $20
Jones, Georgette Strong enough to Cry $20 (Heart of Texas)
Jones, Georgette Slightly Used Woman $20
Jones, Zona Harleys & Horses $18
Joss, Scott A new Reason to Care $18 One of the best. Was in
Dwight’s band & now with Haggard. Stunning
vocalist with a unique honky tonk voice.
Joyce, Terri Kitchen Radio $20
Keeble, Billy Unchained Country $20
Kershaw, Sammy Better Than I used to Be $20
Kershaw, Sammy Business is Pleasure $20 pre Mercury album.
Kreuzer, Josie Hot Rod Girl $20 rab...stunner!
L’il Mo & Monicats Hearts in My Dream $10
L’il Mo & Monicats On the Moon $10
Love, Kenny & Rockerfellas
Arizona Tuff Country $5
McCalister, Don Love Gone Right $20
McCall, Darrell Reunion (with Texas Volunteers) $20
McCall, Darrell Hot Texas Country $20 (with Johnny Bush)
McCall, Darrell Pictures Can’t Talk Back $20 (superb)
McCall, Darrell Lilydale $20 One of the greatest singers!!
McCall, Darrell Way to Survive $20
McCall, Darrell Keeping With Tradition $20
McCall, Darrell Old Memories & Wine $20
McCall, Darrell All She Did Was Fall in Love $22
Manchaca, Carl Carl Manchaca $20
Manchaca, Carl That Song $10
Manders, Mark David Tales from the Couch Circuit $20
Marquez, Bobby Bobby Marquez (Grande Star) $20 Heart of Texas
Martin, Glynn Uncle Sam MR Jukebox & My Ex Wife $20
Martin, Glynn Take a Ride on Real Country $20
Martin, Tony Stronger Than That $20
Mehaffey, Derrick All Over Again $20 Hawk label 1995 15 tracks
Miller, Frankie The Family Man $20
Miller, Mindy Guess Who’s Back in Town $18
Mills, Big John Honky Tonks & Neon Lights $20
Miss Leslie& Jukejointers Between the Whiskey & the Wine $20
Miss Leslie Honky Tonk Revival $20
Only female I know who sings like George
Jones....apart from the great Bobbie Cryner.
Moody Brothers Cotton Eyed Joe $15
Moreno, Frankie We’ll Bring the Honky tonk Home to You $18
Moreno, Frankie Keys to the Country $18
Morgan, Lynette Insomnia Blues $15
Morrell, Tom Smoke a Little of This $20
Morrell, Tom Go Uptown $20
Morrell, Tom On the Money $20 western swing gems. Kind of like
Morris, Lamar Walls of Memories $20
Murray, Kimberly Another day of Lonely $20
Norma Jean Loneliest Star in Texas $20
Nunn, Gary P Greatest Hits Vol 2 $20
Nunn, Gary P Totally Guacamole $20
Nunn, Gary P It’s a Texas Thing $20
Oceans, Lucky Lucky Steels the Wheel $20
Passin, Monica L’il Mo” and the Monicats $20 see also L’il Mo!!
Penny, Mike & Mooinshiners Don’t Start Breathing Down my Neck $15
Petty Booka Fujiyama Mama $20 Japanese cowgirls
Playboys II Former Bob Wills’ Playboys $18
Porter, Price Last Call for Heartaches $20
Potter, Curtis Survivors $20 w. T. Booth, D McCall.
Potter, Curtis Down in Texas Today $20
Potter, Curtis Sings Willie nelson
Powers, Freddy Hottest Thing in Town $15
Prickles Just Because $18 sydney’s own
Rains, Peggy It’s a Good Day $15
Ranch Girls Hillbilly Harmony $20
Richards, Dan Heartbreak U $18
Riley, Michael Thomas Headed in the Right Direction $18
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy $10
Roberts, Dan Cowboy.Com $10
Robison, Bruce Bruce Robison (Vaquero) $15
Robison, Charlie Bandera $18 (Vacquero) surprisingly Prine Like.
Roddy, Ted with Tearjoint troubadours Tear Time $20 classic
Rodriguez, Johnny Live from Texas $20
Ruthie & Wranglers Life’s Savings $5
Sanders, Ray Funny How Time Slips Away $20 Hillside
Sandefur, Brandon Walking Backwards $10
Sasaki, Hank Songs from My Heart $20 we love!!
Sears, Dawn Dawn Sears $20 ...her third & last cd
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 1 $20
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 2 $20 like Hag & Lefty
Shea, Rick Shaky Ground $18 west coast artist
Sims, Wade Big Tomato Two Step $10
Smith, Bobby Earl Rear View Mirror $10
Smith, Cal Cal Smith $20 (First Generation)
Sousley, Rick Patsy proof $20 all great but title song sensational
Sousley, Rick Twang $20 hard to get2nd
Spiker, Lonnie Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You $20
Spinks, Kelly Kelly Spinks $20 great Texas honky tonk
Starline Rhythm Boys Better Luck is a Barroom Away $20
Starliners Rhythm Roundup $15Great album from
Melbourne band featuring Peter Baylor.
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Railroadin’ Rhythm $10
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Lost Sessions $10
Stone, B Jeff Greatest Hits $20 22 tracks
Stop the Truck Two Step Program $20 Idiotic name? Yes!
But exceptional honky tonk.
Stonehorse & Friends Tribute to Tulsa Music $18
Sylvie & Her Silver Dollar Band Sylvie & Friends $20
Taylor, Larry Joe Coastal & Western $20 (Texas Jimmy Buffett)
Taylor, Will & Lonnie Dean Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles $20
Trevino, Justin Too Many Heartaches $20
Trevino, Justin Loud Music & Strong Wine $25 very rare.Amazon$65+
Trevino, Justin Texas Honky Tonk $20
Trevino, Justin Take One as Needed for Pain $20
Trevino, Justin Travellin’ Singin’ Man $20
Twitty, Michel Debbie Don’t Do Dallas Anymore $18 (Conway’s son)
Two Tons of Steel King of a One Horse Town $20 (superb
blend rockabilly & honky tonk)
Van Tassel, Suzanna The Heart I Wear $18
Vaughan, Carl Yours Forever $10
Velvet, Jimmy Did You Know Elvis $20 title track w. David Allan Coe
Wade, Norman Old Time Country Music $20
Wade, Norman Pure Country $20
Wade, Norman From Nashville to You $20
Wade, Norman Remember Country $20
Walker, Jimmy Real Country $10
Wallace, Roger Hillbilly Heights $15 Top Texas honkytonk
Warren, Van Daddy’s Fiddle $10 (Mike Headrick prod.)
Wayne, Alvis Proud of My Rockabilly Roots $10 rab
Wayne, Bobby Ballad of the Appaloosa $18 western album. Tops
Weems, Shayne The Perfect Place $18
White James M Broken Spoke legend $18
White, Wade Hangin’ Round $20
Whiteliners Side Burnin’ $20 (best ever Australian hillbilly
meets rockabilly group. A classic.
Whitley, Dwight Brotherly Love $18 (Keith’s brother.
Wier, Rusty Live at Poor Davids Pub ($20 (Poor Davids)
Williams, Leona New Patches $20
Williams, Leona Melted Down Memories $20
Williams, Ron The Longer You’re Gone $20
Williams, Ron Texas Style $20
Williamson, John John Williamson $20 (no NOT him..Georgian)
Womack, Tommy Now What! $18 Highway 61 goes country. Great.
Worley, Shane Heartaches & Lies $20
Worley, Shane Shotgun House $20 one of the best.
Worley, Shane Feeling Haggard $20
Worley, Shane Honky Tonk History $20
Worley, Shane Mr Purified Country $20
Worley, Shane What’s Goin’ On $20
Wright, John Lincoln That Old Mill $20
Wright, John Lincoln Honky tonk Verite $20
Young, Robyn Written Reflection $18 (Faron’s son)
1.Greetings from the District of country $18 24 tks from artists who call
Washington DC their home.
2.Heart of Texas Honky Tonk $20 22 tk Heart of Texas label
3.Hillside Records Country Song Roundup $20 20 tks
4.Songs of Route 66 $18 (Lazy SOB)
5.Sound of Country 20 CMC Sweden 22 tks $20
6.Ten in Texas $18 inc. Dale Watson “The Grand Tour”
7.Texas Reunion $18 Don keeling & friends w. Justin Trevino etc
8.These Colours Won’t run: A Veteran’s Tribute $18
Advances Full cds but not full graphics
Alvin, Dave Eleven Eleven $5
Bennett, Gary You Are Never Nice to Me EP $4
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto $8 picture cover
Brooks, Kix New to This Town $12 (sept 11 release)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Ashes & Roses $8 (picture cover)
Crowell, Rodney Kin Songs of Karr & Crowell $8
Dailey & Vincent Dailey 7 Vincent $6
Doobie Brothers World Gone Crazy $6
Douglas , Jerry Traveller $8 (picture cover)
Earle, Justin townes Nothing;s Gonna Change the Way You Feel etc $4
Flatlanders Odessa Tapes Limited Tour Edition cd + dvd $15
Fogerty, John Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again $4
Gregory, Adam Different Places picture cover $6
Jackson, Wanda Unfinished business $8
Jarosz, Sarah Song Up in Her Head $6
Joey and Rory His and Hers $12 (picture cover)
Joey and Rory A Farmhouse Christmas $12
Jayhawks Mockingbird Time $6 picture cover
Keen, Robert Earl Ready for Confetti $4
Knight, Chris Little Victories $8 (sept 11release)
Laurie, Hugh Let them Talk (WB) $6 picture cover
Leigh, Sonia 1978 December $6
Lund, Corb Cabin Fever $6
Lynch, Dustin Dustin Lynch $8 (Broken Bow)
Mattea, Kathy Calling Me Home $8
Mead, Chuck Back at the Quonset Hut $4
Morgan, Craig This Ole Boy $6
Parton, Dolly Bette rDay $4
Presley, Elvis I Am An Elvis Fan $4
Snider, Todd Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables $6
Snider, Todd Tiem as We Know It the Songs of Jerry jeff Walker
Time Jumpers Time Jumpers $8
Vincent, Rhonda Sunday Mornin’ sigin’ Live $8
Wilson, Brian In the key of Disney $4 picture cover
$5 cds or 3 for $10. Buy 2....get one free!!!
Adams, Ryan Heartbreaker (cooking vinyl)
Adkins, Trace Dreaming Out Loud (Capitol)
Adkins, Trace Big Time (Capitol)
Adkins, Trace Proud to be Here
Atkins, Rhett A Thousand Memories (Decca)
Atkins, Rhett Somebody New (Decca)
Alabama Just Us
Alabama Greatest Hits III
Alabama American Pride
Alabama Cheap Seats
Alabama My Home’s in Alabama
Alger, Pat Notes & Grace Notes (Capitol)
Allen, Deborah Delta Dreamland (Giant) x 2
Anderson, Bill Out in the country (Drive)
Anderson, John Greatest Hits (BNA)
Anderson, John Country Till I Die (BNA) x 2
Anderson, John Greatest Hits Vol II (WB) x 2
Anderson, John Taking the Country Back (Mercury) x 2
Anderson, John Nobody’s Got It All (Columbia)
Anderson, John Solid Ground (BNA) x 2
Anderson, John Essential (BNA)
Anderson, Keith C’Mon (Sony)
Andrews, Jessica Heartshaped World (Dreamworks)
Anton, Dene Texas Soul (JRS) x 3
Arnold, Josh Galvanize
Asleep at the Wheel Swingin’ Best (Epic) x 2
Asleep at the Wheel 23 Country Classics (EMI UK)
Atkins, Rodney It’s America Curb
Austin, Bryan Bryan Austin Patriot
Baillie & the Boys Lights of Home (RCA) x 3 ...v.nice album
Baillie & the Boys The Road That led me to You (Synergy) x 2
Baillie, Kathie Love’s Funny That Way (Aspirion)
Baker, Butch We Will (Mercury)
Baker & Myers Baker & Myers (Curb) x 2
Ball, David Thinking Problem (Giant) x 7
Ball, David Play (WB)
Ball, David Starlight Lounge (WB) x 4 superb.
Ballard, Roger Little Piece of Heaven (Atlantic)
Bandy, Moe Live at Billy Bobs (w. Joe Stampley) (Razor & Tie)
Barker, Aaron Taste of Freedom (Atlantic) x 2
Barmby, Shane Jukebox Symphony (Mercury) x 2
Barnhill, Joe Joe Barnhill (Capitol) x 2
Bartlett, Dugan & Vaughan (NZ country)
Bekka & Billy Bekka & Billy (Mercury) x 2
Bellamy Brothers – Sons of Beaches (Jayrem)
Bellamy Brothers – Reality Check
Berg, Matreca Sunday Morning to Saturday Night (Rising tide) x2
Berg, Matreca The Speed of Grace (RCA)
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon (RCA)
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon & Other Stories (RCA)
Berry, John Standing on the Edge (Patriot/EMI)
Berry, John Faces (Capitol)
Big Sandy On the Go (Jeems)
Billy Hill I Am Just a Rebel (Reprise) x 2 (Dennis Robbins & John Scott Sherill)
Black, Clint Killin’ Time (all Clint’s are RCA)
Black, Clint Looking for Christmas
Black, Clint No Time to Kill
Black, Clint The Hard way
Bogguss, Suzy Something Up My Sleeve (Liberty) x 2
Bogguss, Suzy Voices in the Wins (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Aces (Liberty)
Boone, Larry Get in Line (Columbia) x 3
Boxcar Willie Live at Wembley (Pickwick)
Boxcar Willie Best of Boxcar Willie (Delta)
Boxcar Willie King of the Road (Hallmark)
Boxcar Willie King of the Railroad (Country Stars)
Boxcar Willie Freightline Fever (Tempo)
Boxcar Willie On Stage (Janda)
Boy Howdy She’d Give Anything (Curb) x 2
Boyd, Bobby Honky Tonk Tree (BB) duet with Willie on title.
Brady, Mike Country to Country (Shock)
Brandt, Paul Outside the Frame (Reprise)
Brandt, Paul Calm Before the Storm (Reprise)
Brock, Chad Chad Brock (WB) $2
Brokop, Lisa Every Little Girl’s Dream (Patriot/ EMI)
Brooks, Garth in Pieces (Liberty)
Brooks & Dunn Borderline (Arista)
Brooks & Dunn Very Best (Arista)
Brooks & Dunn Hard Workin’ Man (Arista) x 2
Brooks & Dunn Waitin’ on Sundown (Arista)
Brooks, Karen That’s Another Story (Mercury) w. Randy Sharp
Brother Phelps Let Go (Asylum) Kentucky Headhunters
Brother Phelps Anyway the Wind Blows (Asylum)
Brown, T Graham The Next Right Thing (Intersound)
Brown, T Graham Bumper to Bumper (Capitol)
Brown, T Graham Wine Into Water (Intersound)
Brown, T Graham I Tell it Like it Used to be (Capitol)
Brown, T Graham You Can’t Take it With You (Capitol)
Brown, Marty Cryin’ Lovin’ Leavin’ (MCA)
Brown, Marty High & Dry (MCA)
Brown, Roger & Swing City (Decca) x 4
Browne, Jann Count Me In (Massive)
Buffett, Jimmy – Biloxi (MCA/Castle) 17 tracker
Burch Sisters New Fire (Mercury)
Burnette, Billy Coming Home (Capitol) x 2
Byrd, Tracy Ten Rounds (MCA)
Byrd, Tracy Love Lessons (MCA)
Byrd, Tracy I’m From the Country (MCA)
Byrnes, David Adam Premium Country (Better Angels)
Camp, Shawn Shawn Camp (WB)
Campbell, Kate Songs from the Levee (Compass Records)
Campbell, Glen This is Glen Campbell (EMI)
Campbell, Glen Arkansas (EMI)
Campbell, Glen Light Years (MCA)
Campbell, Stacy Dean Lonesome Wins Again (Columbia) x 4
Campbell, Stacy Dean Hurt City (Columbia) x 3
Canova, Judy Ozark Nightingale (Collectors’ Choice) x 2
Carlson, Paulette Love Goes On (Capitol) ex Highway 101
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Stones in the Road
Carpenter, Mary Chapin A Place in the World
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Hometown Girl x 2
Carpenter, Mary Chapin State of the Heart x 2
Carson, Jeff Jeff Carson (All Curb)
Carson, Jeff Butterfly Kisses
Carson, Jeff Real Life
Carter, Carlene Little Acts of Treason (WB)
Carter, Carlene I Fell in Love (WB)
Carter, Carlene Little love Letters (WB)
Carter, Carlene Hindsight 20/20 (WB) x 2
Carter, Deana Did I Shave My Legs for This (Patriot) original
Cartwright, Lionel I watched It All on the Radio (MCA)
Cash, Johnny Carryin’ On (w. June Carter) Sony
Cash, Johnny All American Country Karussel (18 Mercury tracks)
Cash, Johnny The Storyteller (Sony)
Cash, Roasnne Interiors (Sony)
Chambers, Kasey Barricades & Brickwalls
Chambers, Kasey The Captain
Chambers, Kasey Little Bird
Charles, Ray Friendship (Sony)
Charles, Ray Super Hits (Sony)
Charles, Ray I Wish You Were Here Tonight (Pickwick)
Cherry, Don Best 20 tracker (Collectors choice) x 3
Chesney, Kenny Live (BNA)
Chesnutt, Mark Longnecks & Short Stories (MCA) x 4...a gift
Chesnutt, Mark I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (MCA)
Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem Luck of the Irish (Columbia)
Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem Come Fill Your Glass With Us (Ryko)
Clark, Roy I’ll Paint You a Song (Fat Boy)
Clark, Terri Terri Clark (Mercury) x 4
Clark, Terri Just the Same (Mercury) x 3
Clark, Terri Fearless (Mercury)
Claypool, Philip A Circus leaving Town (Curb)
Clayton, Kimber Jose Curevo (SFL) 3 versions
Clayton, Kimber Kimber Clayton (Thump)
Clayton, Kimber Addicted to Love (SFL) 4 tks
Cline, Patsy Legendary Country Singers (Time Life) 25 tks
Cochran, Anita Back to You (WB)
Cochran, Tammy Tammy Cochran (Epic) x 2
Cochran, Tammy Life Happened (Epic)
Collie, Mark Hardin County Line (MCA) x 3 great artist
Collie, Mark Born & Raised in Black & White (MCA) x 3
Collie, Mark Unleashed (MCA) x 6
Collie, Mark Mark Collie (MCA) x 4
Collie, Mark Tennessee Plates (MCA)
Collins, Jim The Next Step (Arista)
Confederate Railroad Notorious (Atlantic) x 2
Confederate Railroad Keep on Rockin’
Confederate Railroad Where and When (Atlantic) x 2
Confederate Railroad Unleashed (Audium)
Connors, Graeme A Delicate Balance
Cox, Ronny Ronny Cox (Mercury) the actor ex Deliverance
Crickets Too Much Monday Morning (Carlton) (Nanci Griffith & Sonny Curtis)
Crittendon, Melodie Melodie Ctirrendon (Asylum)
Cummings, Chris Chris Cummings (WB)
Daniel, Davis Fighting Fire With Fire (Mercury) x 2
Daniel, Davis Davis Daniel (Mercury)
Daniel, Davis I Know a Place (Mercury)9
Daniels, Charlie Road Dogs (Blue Hat)
Davis, Linda I’m Yours (Dreamworks)
Davis, Linda In a Different Light (Capitol)
Davis, Sammy Jnr Closest of friends (Applause) sounds liek Ray Price
Day, Curtis Curtis Day (Asylum)
Dayton, Jesse Raisin’ Cain (Justice)
Dean, Billy Young Man (Capitol)
Dean, Eddie On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan (Coll. Choice)
Dennis, Wesley Wesley Dennis (Mercury)
Diamond Rio Diamond Rio (Arista)
Diffie, Joe A Thousand Winding Roads (Epic) x 4 superb
Diffie, Joe Third Rock from the Sun (Epic) x 2
Diffie, Joe Life’s so Funny (Epic) x 2
Diffie, Joe Mr Christmas (Epic)
Diffie, Joe Twice Upon a Time (Epic)
Diffie, Joe A Night to Remember (Epic) x 2
Diffie, Joe Honky Tonk Attitude (Epic) x 3
Diffie, Joe Regular Joe (Epic)
Diffie, Joe Greatest Hits
Dirt Drifters This is My Blood (WB)
Dodd, Deryl One Ride in Vegas (Columbia)
Dodd, Deryl Deryl Dodd (Columbia)
Ducas, George George Ducas (Capitol)
Ducas, George Where I Stand (Capitol)
Duff, Mary Introducing (Ritz) 24 tks
Dunn, Holly Heart Full of Love (WB) x 2
Dunn, Holly Life and Love and all the Stages (WB) x2
Dusty, Slim Columbia Lane
Dusty, Slim Coming Home
Ellis, Darryl & Don No Sir (Epic) x 2
Emilio Life is Good (Capitol)
Emilio It’s on the House (Capitol)
England, Ty Ty England (RCA) x 2
England, Ty Two Ways to Fall (RCA) x 2
Engvall, Bill Dorkfish (WB)
Ewing, Skip The Will to Love (MCA) x 3
Ewing, Skip Following Yonder Star (MCA) Christmas
Ewing, Skip A Healin’ Fire (MCA) x 3
Ewing, Skip Naturally (Capitol) x 2
Ewing, Skip Until I Found You (Word) advance
Fairchild, Shelley Ride (Epic)
Fawcett, Dawnett Taking My Time (Step One) very nice
Felicity Nothing to Hide
Fields, Judy Eyes of Love (Dreamwest)
Floyd, Charlie Charlie’s Nite Life (Capitol) x 3
Forester Sisters Come Hold Me (WB)
Forester Sisters Talkin’ About men (WB)
Forester Sisters All I Need (WB)
Foster, Radney Labor of Love (Arista) x 2
Foster, Radney Del Rio Texas 1959
Foster & Lloyd Version of the Truth (RCA) x 4
Foster & Lloyd Faster & Louder (RCA)
Fowler, Kevin High on the Hog (KF) x 4
Fox, George With All My Might (WB)
Fox, George Spice of Life (WB)
Frazier River Frazier River (Decca)
Frizzell, David My Life is Just a Bridge (BFE)
Frizzell, David 2001 (Nashville America)
Fureys 21 Years On (Mira)
Gates, David Love is Always Seventeen (Discovery) x 2
Gattis, Keith Keith Gattis (RCA) x 3 like a young George Jones!
Gibson/Miller Band Where There’s Smoke (Epic) x 2
Gibson/Miller Band Red White & Blue Collar (Epic) x 5 Great group.
Glass, Keith Smoke & Mirrors
Glass, Keith Living Down My Past
Glass/Hamilton/Young Rocking Cowboy (Massive)
Goldens Rush for Gold (Capitol) x 2 sons of Oak Ridge Boy
Gordon, Noah I Need a Break (Capitol/ Patriot) x 2
Gracin, Josh Redemption (Average Joes)
Graham, Tammy Tammy Graham (Career/Arista)
Gray, Doug Soul of the South (Ramblin’) Marshall Tucker Band
Green , Pat What I’m For ((BNA)
Greenwood, Lee This is My Country (MCA)
Greenwood, Lee Loves on the Way (Liberty)
Greenwood, Lee Holdin’ a Good Hand (MCA)
Greenwood, Lee Greatest Hits (MCA)
Greenwood, Lee Streamline (MCA)
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Ricky Lynn Gregg (Liberty)
Gregory, Clinton Music N’ Me (Step One) one of best ever indie acts
Gregory, Clinton If It Weren’t for Country Music I’d Go Crazy x 3
Gregory, Clinton Freeborn Man (Step One) x 3
Gregory, Clinton Master of Illusion (Step One)
Gregory, Clinton Clinton Gregory (Mercury) x 2
Griffith, Nanci – Late night Grande Hotel (MJCA)
Griggs, Andy You Won’t ever BE Lonely (RCA)
Hamilton, George V Roll With the Punches (Massive) son George IV
Hanly, Mick Wats & All (Roundtower)
Harling, Keith Write it in Stone (MCA)
Hayes, Wade Old enough to Know Better (Columbia) x 2
Hayes, Wade On a Good Night (Columbia) x 3
Hayes, Wade When the Wrong One Loves You Right (Columbia) x 2
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough (WB) (promo)
Heatherly, Eric Swinging in Champagne (Mercury) x 2]
Henderson, Mike Country Music Made Me Do It (RCA) x 2
Hewitt, Collen Tenterfield Dreams (Peter Allen Tribute)
Hill, Byron Gravity (BHP) superior songwriter & singer
Hill, Faith Take Me As I Am (WB) x 2
Hillbilly Boogiemen Live at the Pumpkins (Longhorn)
Hinson, Unknown The Future is Unknown (Uniphone)
Holland, Greg Let Me Drive (WB)
Holland, Greg Exception to the Rule (Asylum)
Horton, Johnny Spectacukar (Sony)
House, James Days Gone By (Epic) x 2
Howard, Rebecca Lynn Rebecca Lynn Howard (MCA) x 2
Hunley, Con The First Time from Studio B (Immi)
Hunley, Con Sweet Memories (Immi)
Hunley, Con Shoot from the Heart (Immi)
Hunter, Jesse A Man Like me (BNA) x 2 like Waylon. V good.
Hurley, Jade Life Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids
Hurley, jade Love Songs
Husky, Ferlin Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel (Nashville Clan) x 2
Label dodgy but has lots of his narrations & good.
Jackson, Alan Everything I Love (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits collection (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Volume II (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Drive (Arista)
Jackson, Alan High Mileage (Arista)
James, Brett Brett James (Career/ Arista)
Jaye, Jerry My Girl Josephine (Hi UK)
Jeffries, Herb The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again (WB)
Jennings, Waylon Greatest Hits (RCA/Camden0 18 tks
Jewel, Buddy Buddy Jewell (Columbia)
Jones, David Lynn Play By Ear (Mercury) x 2
Jones, David Lynn Wood Wind & Stones (Mercury)
Jones, George Live With the Possum (Asylum) x 3
Jones, George She Thinks I Still Care (sony)
Jones, J C One Night (Rising Tide)
Jones, Tom Tom Jones Colelction (WB)
Jones, Tom Delilah (London)
Jory, Sara Introducing (Ritz)
Jory, Sara Love With Attitude (Ritz) x 4
Judd, Cletus T I Stoled This Record (Razor & Tie)
Judd, Wynonna Wynonna (debut solo) (Curb) x 3
Judd, Wynonna The Other Side (curb)
Judd, Wynonna Sing Chapter One (Curb)
Judds Christmas (RCA)
Judds Greatest Hits
Kallick, Kathy Call Me a Taxi (Sugar Hill)
Kaset, Angela Sanctuary (Winter Harvest)
Kell, Tom One Sad Night (WB)
Kell, Tom Angeltown (Vanguard)
Kelley, Irene Simple Path (Irk) great. X 2
Kelly, Jan Goodbye Really Isn’t Good at All
Kendalls Bye Bye Love (Tempo) 20 tks
Kennedy, Ray What a Way to Go (Atlantic)
Kernaghan, Lee The Christmas Album
Kernaghan, Lee Three Chain Road
Kersh, David Goodnight Sweetheart (Curb)
Kershaw, Sammy Don’t Go Near the Water (Mercury)
Kershaw, Sammy Labor of Love (Mercury)
Kershaw, Sammy Best: Millenium Collection (Mercury)
Kershaw, Sammy Maybe Not Tonight (Mercury) x2
Kershaw, Sammy Feelin’ Good Train (Mercury)
Kershaw, Sammy Haunted Heart (Mercury)x2
Kershaw, Sammy Politics, Religion & Her (Mercury) x 2
Kershaw, Sammy Covers the Hits (Mercury)
Ketchum, Hal Sure Love (Curb) x 2
Kilgore, Jerry Love Trip (Virgin) advance x 2 $2
Kimes, Royal Wade Another Man’s Sky (Asylum) x 4 $2
King, Matt Five O’clock Hero (Atlantic)
King, Matt Hard Country (Atlantic) x 2
Kirwan, Dominic Introducing (all Ritz)
Kirwan, Dominic The Collection
Kirwan, Dominic The Music’s Back
Knight, Jeff Easy Street (Mercury)
Lansdowne, Jerry Travel Light (Step One)
Landsborough, Charlie – With You in mind (Ritz)
Landsborough, Charlie – Songs from the Heart (Ritz)
Lauderdale, Jim Whisper (BNA)
Lawrence, Tracy Sticks & Stones (Atlantic) x 3
Lawrence, Tracy Alibis (Atlantic) x 5 $2
Lawrence, Tracy The Coast Is Clear (Atlantic) x 2
Lawrence, Tracy Time Marches On (Atlantic) x 2
Lawrence, Tracy Live (Atlantic)
Ledoux, Chris Live (All Capitol)
Ledoux, Chris Western Underground
Ledoux, Chris Stampede
Ledoux, Chris Best
Lee, Johnny Live at Gilleys (Atlantic)
Lee, Lonnie Rockin’ & Rollin’ With (Starlite)
Lee, Robin Black Velvet (Atlantic)
Lee, Robin Heart on a Chain (Atlantic)
Leigh, Danni 29 Nights (Decca) x 4
Lewis, Jerry Lee Youngblood (Sire/Atlantic) x 2 (promo)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Live in Italy Magnum Force)
Lewis, Jerry Lee I Can’t Stop Loving You (AVM)
Lewis, Jerry Lee/Orbison/Cash Class of 55 (Karussel)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Chantilly Lace (KArussel)
Light Crust Doughboys Lightcrust Doughboys (19tks)
Little Joe Tu Amigo (Columbia) tex-mex inc 2 duets w. Willie
Locklin, Hank Geisha Girl (BMG/ Camden) 14 tks
Locorriere, Dennis Voice of De Hook (PCM) 6 tks 1991
Lonesome Strangers Lonesome Strangers (Hightone) x 2
Lonestar Lonestar (BNA)....John Rich
Loveless, Patty Long Stretch of Lonesome (Epic) x 3
Loveless, Patty When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Up Against My Heart (MCA)
Lovett, Lyle And His Large Band (MCA)
Lynn, Loretta Still Country (Audium)
McCann, Eamon Everything That I Am (Ritz)
McCann, Lila Something in the Air (Asylum)
McCann, Lila Lila (Asylum)
McCormack ,Maureen When You Get a Little Lonely (Phantom Hill) Marsha
McCoy, Jason Honky Tonk Sonatas (Universal) x 2
McCoy, Neal Greatest Hits (Atlantic) x 3
McCready, Mindy Ten Thousand Angels (BNA) x 2
McCready, Mindy If I Don’t Stay the Night (BNA)
MccCready, Rich Rich McCready (MGT)
MccCready, Rich That Just About Covers It (MGT)
McCurdy, Ed Cowboy Songs (tradition) 13 tks
McDowell, Ronnie Country Dances (Curb)
McEntire, Reba It’’s Your Call (MCA)
McEntire, Reba Rumor Has It (MCA)
McEntire, Reba For My Broken Heart (MCA)
McGraw, Tim Not a Moment Too Soon (Curb)
McGraw, Tim Set This Circus Down (Curb)
Mandrell, Barbara Greatest Hits (MCA)
Mandrell, Barbara Super Hits (Columbia)
Marcy Brothers Marcy Brothers (original of “Don’t Tell My Heart”
which a mulleted singer renamed Achy Breaky Heart
Martin, Dean Hurtin’ Country Songs (EMI)
Martin, Dean This is (EMI)
Mattea, Kathy Lonesome Standard Time (All Mercury) x 2
Mattea, Kathy Walking Away a Winner
Mattea, Kathy Willow in the Wind
Mattea, Kathy The Innocent Years
Mattea, Kathy Untold Stories Collection of Hits
Mattea, Kathy Untasted Honey
Matthews, Wright & king Dream Seekers (Columbia)
Mavericks Trampoline (MCA)
Mellons, Ken Ken Mellons (Columbia) x 2
Mellons, Ken Where Forever Begins (Columbia) x 3
Mercer, Roy D How Big An Old Boy are Ya? Volume 1 (Capitol)
Mercer, Roy D How Big An Old Boy are Ya? Volume 2(Capitol)
Mercer, Roy D How Big An Old Boy are Ya? Volume 3(Capitol)
Mercer, Roy D How Big An Old Boy are Ya? Volume 4(Capitol)
Mercer, Roy D How Big An Old Boy are Ya? Volume 5(Capitol) x 2
Messina, JoDee JoDee messian (Curb) x 2
Messina, Jo Dee I’m Alright (Curb)
Miller, Dean Dean Miller (Capitol)
Mitchell, Waddy Buckaroo Poet (WB)
Moffatt, Hugh & Katy Dance Me Outside (Rounder) x 4 a steal
Moffatt, Hugh The Way Love Is (Columbia) x 5 17 tks brilliant.
Montgomery Gentry Tattoos & Scars (Columbia) x 2 (1 is promo)
Montgomery Gentry Rebels on the Run (Average Joes)
Montgomery, John Michael Life’s a Dance (Atlantic)
Moorer, Allison Alabama Song (MCA)
Moorer, Allison The Hardest Part (MCA)
Morgan, Lorrie Watch Me (RCA) x 2
Morgan, Lorrie Greatest Hits (RCA)
Morgan, Lorrie Greater Need (RCA) x 2
Morgan, Lorrie Shakin’ Things Up (RCA)
Morgan, Lorrie My Heart (RCA)
Morgan, Lorrie War Paint (RCA)
Morris, Gary These Days (Capitol) x 2
Morris, Gary Hits (WB)
Morris, Gary Plain Brown Wrapper (WB)
Morrissey, Louise Louis (CMR)
Mowrey, Dude Dude Mowrey (Arista)
Murphey, Michael Martin Horse Legends (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboys Songs II Cowboy Christmas (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboys Songs (WB)
Nail, Jimmy Crocodile Tears (East West)
Nail, Jimmy Growing Up in Public ((Atlantic)
Nelson, Drew Tilt a Whirl (Red House)
Nelson, Willie Live US Festival 1983 (Shout)
Nelson, Willie Old Five & Dimers Like Me (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Yesterday’s Wine (RCA)
Nelson, Willie Spirit (Island)
Nelson, Willie Six Hours in pederanles (Step One)
Nelson, Willie Old Friends (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Pancy Lefty & Rudolph (Christmas) Haggard & Willie compilation
Nelson, Willie All the Songs I’ve Loved Before 2cds
Nesler, Mark I’m Just That Way (Asylum) x 2
Newfield, Heidi What Am I Waiting For (Sony)
Norwood, Daron Daron Norwood (Giant) x 4could have been big.
Norwood, Daron Ready Willing & Able (Giant)
O’Donnell, Daniel Yesterday’s Memories (ABC/Universal)
O’Farrell, Sean Love is on the Way (Ritz)
O’Hara, Jamie Rise Above It (RCA) of the O’Kanes. Tops!
O’Rourke, Michael Mining Dust Burning Sun .
Old 97s Wrecck your Life (Bloodshot)
One Riot One Ranger Faces Made for Radio (Hymn 11)
Oslin, K T My Roots Are Showing (RCA)
Oslin, K T Love in a Small Town (RCA)
Oslin, K T New Way Home (RCA)
Oslin, K T This Woman (RCA)
Osmond, Marie I Only Wanted You (Capitol)
Paisley, Brad Who needs Pictures (Arista)
Palomino Road Palomino Road (Liberty) sounds like Don Henley
Parlane, Brett - The Closest
Parnell, Lee Roy We All get Lucky Sometimes (Arista) x 2
Parnell, Lee Roy On the Road (Arista)
Parnell, Lee Roy Love Without Mercy (Arista)
Parnell, Lee Roy Every Night’s A Saturday Night (Arista)
Patton, Wayland Gulf Stream Dreamin’ (Capitol) x2
Paycheck, Johnny Live in Branson (Laserlight)
Pearl River Find Out What’s Happening (Liberty) x 2
Pearl River Pearl River (Liberty)
Perfect Stranger You Have the Right to remain Silent (Curb)x 2
Peterson, Michale Michael Peterson (Reprise)
Pink, Celinda Unchained (Step One)
Pirates of Mississippi Walk the Plank (Capitol) x 3
Pirates of Mississippi Paradise (Giant) x 2
Pirates of Mississippi Best (Liberty)
Pirates of Mississippi Streetman Named Desire (Liberty)
Queen Ida Cookin’ With (GNP Crescendo)
Rabbitt, Eddie I Wanna Dance With You (RCA)
Rae, Rosemary Some Kind of Woman
Raitt, Bonnie Longin’ in Their Hearts (Capitol)
Rakes, Pal Midnight Rain (Atlantic)
Randall, Jon What You Don’t Know (RCA)
Ranger Doug Songs of the Sage (WB) of riders in Sky .
Raven, eddy Live at Billy Bobs (Smith Music Group)
Raybon Brothers Raybon Brothers (MCA) x 4 w. Butterfly Kisses.
Raye, Collin The Walls Came Down (all are Epic)
Raye, Collin All I Can Be
Raye, Collin In This Life
Reddy, Helen Best (EMI) ...well Delta Dawn is a country track 20 in all
Reeves, Ronna The More I Learn (Mercury) x 3 nice.
Reeves, Ronna What Comes Naturally (Mercury)
Reeves, Ronna After the Dance (Mercury) x 2
Restless Heart Big Iron Horses (RCA)
Restless Heart Restless Hert (RCA) 1st album
Richman, Jonathan Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder) x 2
Robbins, Dennis Born Ready (Giant)
Robbins, Marty My Elusive Dreams (Sony) 18 tks
Robbins, Marty Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs )Sony)
Robertson, Jack Honky Tonk Daze (Step One) x 2
Robison, Charlie Step Right Up (Columbia)
Rodgers, Jimmie Famous Country Music Makers (Pulse / Castle) UK
Rucker, Darius Charleston SC 1966
Ryan, Tim Idle Hands (BNA)
Ryan, Tim Tim Ryan (Epic)
Ryan, Tim Seasons of the Heart (Epic)
Ryan, Tim Tried, True & Tested (Warner Western) (promo)
Sawyer Brown This Thing Called Wantin’ & Havin’ It All (Curb)
Sawyer Brown Cafe on the Corner (Curb)
Sawyer Brown Outskirts of Town (Curb)
Sawyer Brown Out Gin’ cAttin’ (Capitol_
Sawyer Brown The Dirt Road (Curb)
Schaeffer, Norman Lee Norman Lee Schaeffer (Intersound)
Shadlow, Mitchell One of These Days
Shenandoah 15 Favorites (Capitol)
Shenandoah In the Vicinity of the Heart (Capitol)w Alison Krauss
Shenandoah Shenandoah (Columbia)
Shenandoah The Road Not Taken (Columbia) x 2
Shenandoah Under the Kudzu (RCA)
Shenandoah Long Time Comin’ (RCA)
Shine, Brendan – I Wanna Stay With You (Carlton) UK
Shooters Solid as a Rock (Epic)
Singletary, Daryle Daryle Singletary (Giant) x 2
Singletary, Daryle All Because of You (Giant) x 2
Singletary, Daryle Ain’t it the Truth (Giant) x 3 great vocalist
Snow, Hank I’m Movin’ On (Prism) 26 tks
Snow, Hank CD Diamond Series (RCA)
Snow, Hank Memorial Album (Janda0 24 tks
Sons of Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Country Stars)
Sorrells, Rosalie Borderline Heart (Green Linnet)
Southern Pacific Greatest Hits (WB)
Spears, Billie Jo Country Girl (Prism)
Spurs Go Boy Go (Spin)
Stafford, Jean That Says It All
Stampley, Tony Rebel-ution (Dreamworks)
Stevens, Jeff & Bullets Jeff Stevens & Bullets (Atlantic) x 2
Stevenson, B W Rainbow Down The Road (Amazing)
Stockton, Shane Stories I Could Tell (Decca)
Stone, Doug Doug Stone (Epic) x 4 stunning debut
Stone, Doug I Thought It Was you (Epic) x 3
Stone, Doug More Love (Epic) x 3
Stone, Doug Faith in Me Faith in you (Epic)
Stone, Doug Super Hits (Epic)
Stone, Doug Greatest Hits (Epic) x 2
Strait, George Greatest Hits (all MCA)
Strait, George Easy Come Easy Go
Stringer, Jim Swang (Music Room)
Stuart, Marty Marty Stuart (Columbia)
Stuckey, Dave Get a Load of This (HMG)
Supernaw, Doug Red & Rio Grande (BNA) x 3
Supernaw, Doug Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind (BNA)
Supernaw, Doug You Still Got Me (Giant)
Supernaw, Doug Fadin Renegade (Tack) x 2 Superstar talent wise.
Swan, Billy Billy Swan’s Best (Monument) x 4
Swift, Taylor Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
Thomson, Cyndi My Word (capitol)
Thompson, Hank Wild Side of Life (Fatboy) this is Hank’s Dot recording
Thompson, Hank Famous Country Music Makers (Castle/ Pulse)
Tillis, Mel Best (Curb) x 2
Tillis, Mel Your body Is an outlaw (Elektra)
Tillis, Pam Collection (WB)
Tillis, Pam Sweetheart’s Dance x 2 (Arista)
Tillis, Pam Put Yourself in My Place (Arista)
Tillis, Pam Homeward Looking Angel (Arista)
Tillis, Pam Everytime (Arista)
Tillis, Pam All of This Love (Arista)
Tippin, Aaron You’ve Got to Stand for Something (RCA)
Tippin, Aaron Read Between the Lines x 4 (RCA)
Tippin, Aaron Call of the Wild (RCA)
Tippin, Aaron RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Tobin, Karen Carolina Smokey Moon (WB) x 2 exc. West coast
Toliver, Tony Half Sinner Half Saint (Rising Tide) x 2
Tractors Tractors (Arista)
Tractors Farmers ina changing World (Arista)
Tractors Fast Girl (Audium)
Travis, Randy Storms of Life (WB) x 2
Travis, Randy Alway & Forever (WB) x 2
Travis, Randy Wind in the Wire (WB) x 3
Travis, Randy This is Me (WB) x 2
Travis, Randy Old 8 x 10 (WB)
Trevino, Rick Rick Trevino (Columbia) x 4
Trevino, Rick Learning as You Go (Columbia) x 3
Trick Pony R I D E (Curb)
Tubb, Ernest Famous Country Music Makers (Castle Pulse)
Tubb, Ernest Waltz Across Texas (duets) LAserlight
Turner, Tina A Taste of Country x 2 (both dodgy labels)
Twitty, Conway Redneck Love Making Night (MCA)
Ulisse, Donna Trouble at the Door (Atlantic)
Walker, Clay Hypnotise the Moon (Giant)
Walmsley, Brendan Never Say Never
Wariner, Steve Two Teardrops (Capitol)
Wariner, Steve Drive (Arista)
Watson, B B Light at the end of the Tunnel (BNA) x 3
Watson, B B Delta Dream (SNA)
Wayne, Dallas Big thinkin’ (Hightone) x 4 a steal
Wayne, Dallas Here I am in Dallas (Hightone) ditto!!
Webb, Jimmy Cottonwood Farm (Proper)
Welch, Kevin Western World (Reprise)
Wheel The Wheel
Wheel Good Noise
White, Joy Between Midnight & Hindsight (Epic) x 3
White, Joy Lyn Between Midnight & Hindsight (Lucky Dog) reiss.
White, Joy Lyn Wild Love (Epic) x 2
White, Joy Lyn Lucky Few (Mercury)
White, Joy Lyn One More Time (own label)
White, Lari Lead me Not (RCA) x 3
White, Lari Wishes (RCA)
White, Lari Don’t Fence Me In (RCA) x 2
White, Lari Best (RCA)
White, Michael Familiar Ground (WB) a knockout
Wiggins, John & Audrey John & Audrey Wiggins (Mercury)
Williams, Don Greatest Hits MCA
Williams, Don Love Stories (RCA) 20 tks
Williams, Greg & Dally Croft It’s About Time
Williams, Hank Jnr – Out of Left Field (Curb)
Williams, Hank III Risin’ Outlaw (Curb)
Wolverines Gonna Ride All Night Long
Womack, Lee Ann Lee Ann Womack (Decca/MCA) x 2
Womack, Lee Ann Some Things I Know (MCA)
Womack, Lee Ann I Hope You Dance (MCA)
Woodruff, Bob Dreams & Saturday Night (Asylum) promo
Woodruff, Bob Desire Road (Imprint)
Wopat, Tom Learning to Love (Epic) x3
Wright, Chely Let Me In (MCA)
Wright, Chely Neve rLove You Enough (MCA) x2
Wynette, Tammy Without Walls (Epic)
Wynette, Tammy Best of (Epic)
Wynette, Tammy Remembered (Asylum) tribute cd Emmylou etc
Yearwood, Trisha The Song Remembers When (MCA)
Yearwood, Trisha Hearts in Armor (MCA) x 3 )
Yearwood, Trisha Trisha yearwood (MCA)
Yearwood, Trisha Songbook (MCA)
Yoakam, Dwight This Time (all WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Hillbilly Deluxe
Yoakam, Dwight Buenos Noches from a LonelyRoom
Yoakam, Dwight If There Was a Way
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs
Yoakam, Dwight A Long Way Home
Yoakam, Dwight Come on Christmas (WB)
Young, Faron Famous Country Music Makers (Castle/ Pulse)
Young, Faron Radio Shows Vol 1 Country Stars
Young, Faron Live & More
Young, Faron Live in Branson (Laserlight)
Zaca Creek Zaca Creek (Columbia)
Australia’s Finest: Featuring Best from Australia’s Country Music Stars
Boys from the Bush: Men of Australian Country
Christmas in the Country (MCA)
Country Down Under Volume 3
Country Sings Elvis (Capitol) 23 tks x 2
Cowboy Crooners 2cds Collectors Choice
Grand Ol OPry 75 Years (MCA)
Hadley, Ray Country Music collection (sony)
Irish Folk Collection (EMI)
JohnLAws Country Collection Volume 4
LBS Country Collection Volume 1
Macca A Musical Selection from Australia All Over
Maccas Sunday B
Music from Outback Adventures 2cd
One Day at a Time 22 country Gospel Greats Dodgy label but good collection
w. Sandy Posey, Bill Anderson, Ed Bruce, Le Greenwood etc
Rig Rock Juke Box (Diesel Only)
Seeds: Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 3 2cd Applesee
Waylon: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings (Big Machine) with Jamey Johnson, Shooetr, Sunny Sweeney etc
10 cds or 3 for $20 Buy 2...get one free.
Acuff, Roy R C Cola Shows Vol 1 (RME)
Acuff, Roy Columbia Historic Edition (Columbia)
Adkins, Rodney Take a Back Road (Curb)
Adkins, Trace Her efor a Good time DELUXE edition
Allan, Gary Smoke Rings in the Dark (MCA)
Allen, Deborah Hear me Now
Anderson, John Seminole Wind (BNA)
Anderson, John John Anderson 2 (WB/Collectors Choice) x 4
Anderson, John Tokyo Oklahoma (WB/Collectors Choice) x 4
Arata, Tony Sing You Back to Me (Nashville writer of “The Dance”)
Arnold, Eddy Essential (RCA) 20 tks
Asleep at the Wheel Western Standard Time (Epic) x2
Asleep at the Wheel The Wheel Keeps Rollin’ (Capitol)
Asleep at the Wheel Asleep at the Wheel (Epic)
Asleep at the Wheel Asleep at the Wheel (MCA)
Asleep at the Wheel 10 (Epic)
Asleep at the Wheel Keepin’ Me Up Nights (Arista) w. Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Atkins, Chet/Knopfler Neck & Neck (Columbia) x 2
Atkins, Chet Guitar Man (Camden/BMG) 20 tks
Axton, Hoyt Joy to the World/Country Anthem (Raven)
Ball, David Amigo (Dualtone) x 2 w. Private Malone
Ball, David Freewheeler (Aircaro)
Bandy, Moe One of a Kind (Columbia Red Hot) x 3 16tks
Bare, Bobby Greatest Hits (BB/WB) 20 tks. Re-recordings
Bare, Bobby The Collection (RCA/UK) 16 original
Barmby, Shane Let’s Talk About Us (Mercury) x 3 Jerry Lee like
Barnett, Mandy Mandy Barnett (Asylum)
Barnett, Mandy I’ve Got a Right to Cry (Asylum) both superb
Beach Boys Stars & Stripes Forever (River North) x 2 digipak
Bellamy Brothers – Reality Check/ Rollin’ Thunder 2 on 1
Bentley, Dierks - Home (EMI) x 2 latest
Bentley, Dierks Feel That Fire
Bentley, Dierks Greatest Hits
Bentley, Dierks Up on the Ridge
Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack (RCA) x 4
Beverly Hillbillies Original Cast (CBS) x 2 (w. tv show cast)
Big Sandy Fly Rite with (Dionysius)
Big Sandy & Flyrite Boys Swingin’ West (Hightone) x 2
Black, Clint Greatest Hits (RCA)
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between (Capitol) x 6 wonderful debut
Bogguss, Suzy Moment of Truth (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Sweet Danger (LDR)
Bogguss, Suzy Country Classics II (EMI UK 20 tracks)
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto advance (Apex)
Bond, Johnny Country & Westren Standard Transcriptions 31 tks
Booka & the Flaming Geckos The Not so Meaningful Songs in the
Life of Jeremy Fink (Austin Texas group
w. Marcia Ball as guest)
Boxcar Willie – 35 Tear Jerkin’ Heartbreakin’ Hillbilly Songs (JB)2cds
BR549 Live at Roberts (Arista)...their debut 9 tracker. A delight.
Brice, Lee Hard 2 Love (Curb) px
Britt, Catherine Dusty Smiles & Heartbreak Cures (ABC)
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown (Curb) x 3
Brown, Junior Junior High (Curb)
Brown, Junior Long Walk Back (Curb) x 2
Brown, Junior Guit With It (Curb)
Brown, Junior Semi Crazy (Curb) x 2
Brown, T Graham Best (Liberty)
Buffett, Jimmy Pirates treasure: 20 Gems (MCA)
Burch Sisters New Fire (Mercury)
Burgess, Sonny When in Texas (TXX) Great indie honky tonk
Burleson, Ed My Perfect World (Tornado) same comment
Burleson, Ed The Cold Hard Truth (Palo Duro) x 2 even better.
Burnett, T Bone Presents Speaking Clock Review Live from Beacon
Campbell, Craig Five Spot (bigger Picture)
Campbell, Glen Walkin’ in the Sun (Capitol) x 3 inc. duet w. Lacy j on “Woodcarver”..You will not hear a better duet anywhere. This is a sensational album and will surprise many.
Campbell, Glen Unconditional Love (Capitol) 1991 followup. Also great.
Campbell, Glen Letter to Home (Atlantic)
Campi, Ray With Friends in Texas (Flying Fish)
Cash, Johnny At Madison Square Gardens (Legacy) x 3 Truly good
& equal to the Prison albums. Just under 80 minutes
Cash, Johnny VH1 Storytellers (with Willie) x 3 (American) super
Cash, Johnny Fabulous (Columbia) expanded ed.
Cash, Johnny at Folsom Prison (expanded)
Cash, Johnny Live in Denmark 1971 DVD 1 hour (Sony Legacy)
Cash, Johnny Sings Ballads of True West (Columbia Legacy)
Cash, Johnny Songs of the Soil (Columbia)
Cash, Johnny America (Columbia Legacy)
Cash, Johnny American IV Man Comes Around (American)
Cassar-Daly, Troy Big River 2cds version
Chance, Jeff Picture on the Wall (Mercury)
Chance, Jeff Walk Softly on the Bridges (Mercury)
Charles, Ray Friendship (Columbia) duets
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home (MCA) x 5 sublime.
Chesnutt, Mark Wings (MCA) x 4
Chesnutt, Mark What a Way to Live (MCA) x 2
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA) x 3
Chesnutt, Mark Thank God For Believers (MCA) x 3
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Outlaw (Saguaro)
Chieftains Collection (Castle UK) 77 minutes
Clark, Bryan & New Lyceum Players “Southern Intermission” Muscle Shoals.
Clayton, Kimber Good Girls Love Bad Boys (Curb) 15 tracker
Clower, Jerry Live at Dollywood (MCA)
Cochran, Hank Live at Joes with Clinton Gregory (NQD)
Coe, David Allan Live (Lucky Dog)
Colter, Jessi Collection (Capitol)
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad (Atlantic) w. “Trashy Women”. A truly wonderful debut album.
Confederate Railroad Vey Best (Rhino)
Conlee, John Live at Billy Bobs (Smith)
Conlee, John Greatest Hits (MCA)
Conley, Earl Thomas Greatest Hits Vol II (RCA)
Conley, Earl Thomas Don’t Make It Easy for Me (RCA)
Conley, Earl Thomas Perpetual Emotion (Intersound)
Conway, Lee Country Classics 2cds
Cosgrove Rushing Raining In Bakersfield (CR) title says it all
Crowell, Rodney Let the Picture Paint Itself (MCA) x 2
Crowell, Rodney Life is Messy (Columbia) x 2
Crowell, Rodney Collection (WB)
Crowell, Rodney Houston Kid (Sugar Hill)
Crowell, Rodney Keys to the Highway (Columbia) x2
Crowell, Rodney Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Crowley, J C Beneath the Texas Moon (RCA)
Curless, Dick Travelling Through (Rounder)
Dala Best Day (Campus Canada) Lovely folky duo with exquisite harmony
For fans of Trio, Cindy Church etc
Dallas, Rex Aussie Yodels 18 Favorites
Daniels, Charlie Simple Man (Epic)
Darrell, Johnny Singin’ It Lonesome 1965-70(Raven) 77 minutes 28 songs
Davies, Gail Eclectic (Little Chickadee) x 2
Davis, Moot Moot David (Little Dog) Pete Anderson producer.
Dekle, Mike Tunesmith (indie)
Dement, Iris The Way I Should (WB)
Denver, John Higher Ground (Windstar)
Denver, John All Aboard (Sony)
Denver, John Essential 2cds (BMG)
Derailers Jackpot (Straight Up) x 2
Derailers Reverb Deluxe (Watermelon)
Derailers Her Come (Lucky Dog)
Dickerson, Deke More Million Sellers (Hightone)
Diffie, Joe Twice Upon a Hit (Epic) 2cd
Dillon. Dean Hot Country & Single (Atlantic) x 5
Dillon, Dean Out Of Your Ever Lovin’ Mind (Atlantic) x 3
Downing, Big Al Back to My Roots (Dixiefrog)
Downing, Big Al One of a Kind (Hayden’s Ferry) x 2
Dr Hook Bankrupt (Capitol) (their last great album & it is fabulous)
Duncan, Johnny Pure Country (Sony)
Duncan, Johnny Again (Broadland)
Dunn, Holly Blue Rose of Texas (WB)
Dunn, Ronnie Ronnie Dunn
Dusty, Slim 91 Over 50
Earle, Steve Hard Way (MCA) x 3
Earle, Steve Train a Comin’ (Winter Harvest) x 2
Earle, Steve The Revolution Stops Now (E-squared)
Earle, Steve The Collection (MCA)
Earle, Steve The Essential (MCA)
Earle, Steve The Mountain (with Del Mccoury)
Eden’s Edge Eden’s Edge (Big Machine) good major label act!
Edwards, Don Kin to the Wind (WB)
Ely, Joe Letter to Laredo (MCA)
Ely, Joe Satisfied at Last
Ely, Joe Live at Antones (Rounder)
Evans, John Biggest Fool in Town (Shakebrush) Texan
Evans, Sara Three Chords & Truth (RCA) x 3 superb debut....as good as it gets
Flying Burrito Bros Sons of Golden West (Grateful Dead Records)
Flying Burrito Bros (as Burrito Deluxe) Whole Enchilada (Luna Chica)
Fogerty, John Blue moon Swamp (WB)
Foley, Red Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Vintage Collection (Capitol)
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Red White & Blue (Capitol)(American patriotic songs)
Fox, George Greatest Hits 1987-1997 (WB Canada) x3
Frizzell, David For the Love of Country (King)
Frizzell, Lefty Famous Country Music Makers (Pulse/Castle) UK
Fulks, Robbie Country Love Songs (Bloodshot)
Gatlin, Larry & Gatlin Bros Pure ‘n Simple (MCA)
Gibson, Bob Makin’ a Mess: Songs of Shel Silverstein (Elektra)
Gibson, Don 20 of the Best (RCA)
Gill, Vince Pocket Full of Gold (all Vince are MCA) x 3
Gill, Vince I Still believe in You x2
Gill, Vince Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
Gill, Vince High Lonesome Sound x 3
Gill, Vince When I Call Your Name
Gill, Vince Essential (RCA)
Gill, Vince Songs from the Heart (MCA) Australia only 2cd comp.
Gill, Vince When Loves Finds You (MCA)
Gill, Vince Turn Me Loose (RCA)
Gill, Vince Souvenirs (MCA)
Gilmore, Colin Goodnight Lane (Jimmie Dale’s son)
Girls Next Door How About Us (Atlantic)
Golden, William Lee American Vagabond (MCA) Oak Ridge Boys
Gosdin, Vern 10 Years Greatest Hits Newly Recorded (Columbia)x5
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Heart (Columbia) x 3
Gosdin, Vern Famous Country Music Makers (Pulse/ Castle UK)
Grant, Isla Isla Sings Hank
Green Jason Hard Livin’
Green, Pat Songs We Wish We’d Written II (Sugar Hill) w. Jack Ingram, Cory
Greenwood, Lee Perfect 10 (Capitol) duets Tanya, Suzy, Lacy J etc
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Get a Little Closer (Capitol)
Gregory, Adam Different Places new artist...ep length 5 top tracks
Haggard, Marty Borders & Boundaries (Critique) x 2 a stunner
Haggard, Merle It’s All in the Game (Epic)
Haggard, Merle 1996 (Curb)
Haggard, Merle Vintage Collections (Capitol)
Haggard, Merle I’m a Lonesome Fugitive (Capitol)
Haggard, Noel One Lifetime (Atlantic)
Hand, James The Truth Will Set You Free (Rounder)
Hand, James Evil Things (Cold Spring)
Harms, Joni After All (Real West)
Hart, Freddie Best (Capitol)
Harris, Emmylou Angel Band (WB...Reprise but easier to just WB)
Harris, Emmylou Ballad of Sally Rose (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Blue Kentucky Girl (WB) x 2
Harris, Emmylou Brand New Dance (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Duets (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Elite Hotel (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Luxury Liner (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Pieces of the Sky (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Profile II: Best Vol 2 (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch)
Harris, Emmylou Roses in the Snow (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Songs of The West (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Trio II (w. Dolly/Linda) WB
Harris, Emmylou White Shoes (EMI Australia) x 2
Hawkins, Ted Happy Hour (Festival/Rounder))
Hawkins, Ted Next 100 Years (DGC)
Hayes, Hunter Hunter Hayes (Atlantic)
Haynes, Bruce Bruce Haynes (all Cheyenne label)
Haynes, Bruce Heavenly High
Haynes, Bruce Sure Don’t feel Like Home
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough (WB)
Hiatt, John Best (Capitol)
Highway 101 2 (WB) someone once tried to tell me this was Highway 101 squared & even though I like the thinking I think it Highway 101 Two.
Hill, Byron Gravity (superb Nashvilel songwriter)
Hillman, Chris w. Herb Pederson Edwards Barn (Rounder) x 2
Hitchcock, Russell Tennessee: Nashville Sessions (Better Angels) 2cd
Hobbs, Becky From Oklahoma With Love (Beckaroo/Intersound)
Horan, Peter Country Piano Dino
Horan, Peter The Goanna More Country Piano Dino
Houston, David Almost Persuaded: 20 GH (Country Stars)
Hubbard, Ray Wylie Lost Train of though (Deja)
Hubbard, Ray Wylie Dangerous Spirits (Philo)
Ingram, Jack Living or Dying (Rising Tide)
Intveld, James Have Faith (Molenart)
Intveld, James Somewhere Down the Road (Molenart) great
Ireland, Mike & Holler Learning How to Live (Sub pop)
Jackson, Alan Under the Influence x 2
Jackson, Stonewall 19 Great Country Songs (Country Stars)
Jackson, Stonewall American Originals (Columbia)
James, Casey Casey James (BNA)
James, Sonny Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol)
Jason One Foot in a Honky Tonk (Capitol) of Scorchers
JB and the Moonshine Band Beer for Breakfast (Average Joes )
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire (Ark 21) x 2
Jennings, Waylon The Ultimate Collection (BMG) inc Elvis Medley!!
Jennings, Waylon The Colelction (Castle UK)
Jennings, Waylon Honky tonky Heroes w. Shaver/Kristofferson/ Willie
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country (Razor & Tie)
Jennings, Waylon Hangin’ Tough (MCA)
Jennings, Waylon Honky tonk heroes (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People (RCA/Budha) x 2
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live (Lucky Dog)
Jennings, Waylon Ol’ Waylon (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Right for the Time (Justice)
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb for new York, Too Ugly for LA (Epic) x 4
Johns, Sarah Big Love in a Small Town (BNA)
Johnson, Kevin Rock & roll I gave you all the best Years of My Life
Johnson, Michael Michael Johnson (Atlantic)
Jones, David Lynn Wood, Wind & Stone (Mercury)
Jones, George And Along Came Jones (MCA) x 2
Jones, George Anniversary (Columbia)
Jones, George Best Vol 1: Hardcore Honky Tonk (Mercury)
Jones, George Bradley Barn Sessions (MCA) x 5
Jones, George Cold Hard Truth (Asylum) x 2
Jones, George 20 Country Classics (EMI UK)
Jones, George Essential 2 cd (Epic) x 2
Jones, George First Time Live (Epic)
Jones, George Friends in High Places/ She Thinks I Still Care 2cd x3
Jones, George High Tech Redneck (MCA)
Jones, George I Am What I Am (Epic)
Jones, George It Don’t Get Any Better Than This (MCA) x 2
Jones, George I Lived to Tall it All (MCA)
Jones, George Legendary Country Singer (25 tracks Time Life)
Jones, George Musicor Hits 1965-1971 (EMI) x 2
Jones, George One (MCA) with Tammy
Jones, George The Race is On (EMI) x 2
Jones, George The Rock: SDtone Col Country (BNA/Bandit)
Jones, George 20 Country Songs of Faith (Music World)
Jones, George Salutes Hank Williams (Mercury)
Jones, George Sings Great Songs of Leon Payne (Hollywood)
Jones, George Walls Can Falls (MCA))
Kane, Kieran 11/12/13 Live in Melb. (with kevin Welch)
Kaplansky, Lucy Every Single Day (Red House)
Kaplansky, Lucy The Tide (reds House0
Kendall, Jeannie Jeannie Kendall (of Kendalls) Rounder x 2
Kentucky Headhunters Pickin’ on Nashville (Mercury) x 2
Kentucky Headhunters Electric Barnyard (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Rave On (Mercury) x 2
Ketchum, Hal The Hits (Curb)
Ketchum, Hal Past the Point of Rescue (Curb)
Kirkpatrick, Anne Showman’s Daughter
Labeef, Sleepy A Rockin’ Decade (Charly UK) 26 tks
Lady Antebellum Own the Night
Lambchop Damaged (Slang) 2cd iconic alt-country artists
Landsborough, Charlie With you in Mind/ Further Down the Road (Ritz)2cd
Ledoux, Chris 20 Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Leigh, Claudia Here Right Now (female folky types0
Lewis, Jerry Lee Platinum (WB UK)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Rockin’ My Life Away (WB) Elektra country x 2
London, Eddie Do It Right (Mercury) x 4 like Merle Haggard and great songs
Loveless, Patty Mountain Soul (Epic) x 2
Loveless, Patty On your Way Home cd + dvd (Epic)
Luman, Bob American Originals (Columbia)
Lynn, Loretta Definitive Collection (MCA)
Lynn, Loretta Making Love From Memory (MCA)
Lynne, Shelby Sunrise (Epic) x 2
Lynne, Shelby Tough All Over (Epic)
Lynne, Shelby Temptation (Morgan Creek)
Lynne, Shelby Soft Talk (Epic)
Lynns The Lynns (Reprise) Loretta’s daughters.
McBride, Martina The Way That I Am (RCA) x 3
McBride, Martina The Time has Come (RCA) x 2
McBride, Martina Greatest Hits (RCA) x 3
McBride, Martina Wild Angels (RCA) x 3
McBride, Martina Timeless (RCA)
McCalister, Don Brand New Ways (Deja)
McDaniel, Mel Greatest Hits (Capitol) x 2
McDowell, Ronnie Unchained Melody (Curb) x 2 duets
McDowell, Ronnie Tribute to the King (Intersound) 20 tks
McDowell, Ronnie American Music
McEntire, Reba Whoever’s in New England (MCA)
McEntire, Reba Sweet sixteen (MCA)
McEntire, Reba My Kind of Country (MCA)
McEntire, Reba If You See Him (MCA)
McEntire, Reba If You See Him (MCA) Aust tour edition with 2nd cd
McGhee, Wes Border Guitars (RGF)
McGhee, Wes Heartache Avenue 1978-1992 (Road Goes on Forever)
Mandrell, Barbara Greatest Country Hits (Curb)
Mandrell, Barbara It Works foir Me (Razor & Tie)
Mandrell, Barbara The Collection (Liberty)
Martin, Leland Simply Traditional (IGO)
Mattea, Kathy A Collection of Hits (Mercury) US edition
Matchbox Coming Home (Box)
Mensy, Tim This Old Heart (WB)
Meade, Donna Love’s Last Stand (Mercury)
Miller, Buddy Your Love & Other Lies (Hightone)
Miller, Buddy Midnight & Lonesome (Hightone)
Mitchell, Anais Young Man in America (Thirty Tigers)
Mize, Logan Nobody in Nashville (Yellow Dog)
Moffatt, Hugh Life of a Minor Poet (Watermelon) has a remarkable duet with
Martin Delray “The Old Days” & anyone doubting Martin’s
vocal skills are nuts.
Moffatt, Katy Evangeline Hotel (Philo)
Moffatt, Katy Child Bride (Philo)
Moffatt, Katy Hearts Gone Wild (Watermelon)
Moffatt, Katy Loose Diamond (Hightone)
Montana, Patsy Cowboy’s Sweetheart (King)
Moore, Kip Up All Night (MCA)
Morgan, Lorrie Classics (Curb) pre RCA
Morgan, Lorrie Leave the Light On (RCA) x 2 1st RCA album
Morgan, Lorrie w. Sammy Kershaw I Finally Found Someone (RCA)x3
Morton, Tex Regal Zonophone Collection Vol 2 2cds
Murphy, Jimmy Electricity (Sugar Hill)
Murray, Anne You Will (Capitol)
Murray, Anne As I am (Capitol)
Murray, Anne Croonin’ (Capitol
Muth, Zoe Old Gold distinctive & good female folky type.
Myles, Heather Sweet Talk & Good Lies (Rounder) x2
Nail, David Sound of a Million Dreams (MCA) Lee Ann Womack guests.
Nelson, Willie City of New Orleans (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Country Favorites Willie Nelson Style (RCA)
Nelson, Willie Just One Love (Justice) x 3 One of his best w 2 duets with Kimmie Rhodes. Fabulous album.
Nelson, Willie The Greatest Hits (Columbia) 2cd 38 tks
Nelson, Willie All Time Greatest Hits Vol 1 (RCA)
Nelson, Willie Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (Rhino)
Nelson, Willie Moonlight Become You (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Liberty Recordings 1962-1964 (Liberty) 2 cds
Nelson, Willie Remember Me
Nelson, Willie Somewhere Over teh Rainbow (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Run That By Me One More Time (with Ray Price) Lost Hgwy.
Nelson, Willie Sings Kristofferson (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie And Friends (EMI UK) inc Hank Cochran duet
Newton, Juice Greatest Hits And More (Capitol)
Nichols, Joe It’s All Good
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Live Two Five (Capitol)
Notorious Cherry Bombs Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal) Vince Gill &
Rodney Crowell together. digipak
O’Kanes Only Years (Lucky Dog) x 2 compilation.)
Old Dogs Old Dogs (Bare/ Jennings/ Tillis / Reed)
Osmond, Nathan Feels Like Heaven (NTune) Son of Alan Osmond.
Overstreet, Paul Time (Scarlet Moon) x 2
Overstreet, Paul Love is Strong (RCA) x 2
Overstreet, Paul Best (RCA)
Overstreet, Paul Heroes (RCA) x 4 w. “Billy Can’t Read” Tops.
Owens, Buck Sings Harlan Howard (Sundazed)x2...Capitol reissues
Owens, Buck Before You Go (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck The Instrumental Hits x 2 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Bound for Bakersfield (Rockbeat) x 3 complete
pre-Capitol recordings inc. original “Hot Dog”
Owens, Buck sings Tommy Collins x 2 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Buck Owens Story Vol 1 )Personality) 22tks
Owens, Buck Buck Owens Story Vol 2 ditto
Owens, Buck Buck Owens Story Vol 3 ditto again
Owens, Buck Open Up Your Heart (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Roll Out the Red Carpet (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Under Your Spell Again (Capitol)
Owens, Buck Box Set Sampler (Rhino) 22 tks
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer (Epic)
Park, Kyle Make or Break me
Parker, Billy Swingin’ with Bob (Sims)
Parsons, Gram GP/Grievous Angel (WB)
Parton, Dolly Hungry Again (Decca) x2
Parton, Dolly Coat of Many Colours (RCA)
Parton, Dolly Treasures (Rising Tide) x 2
Parton, Dolly Ultimate Collection (RCA) 2cd
Parton, Dolly Slow Dancing With the Moon (Columbia)
Parton, Dolly Backwoods Barbie (Universal)
Parton,. Stella A Woman’s Touch (SPPI) Dolly’s sister
Paxton, Tom The Paxton Report (Mountain Railroad)
Paxton, Tom Up & Up (Mountain Railroad)
Paycheck, Johnny Biggest Hits (Epic)
Pederson, Herb Lonesome Feeling (Sugar Hill)
Perfect Stranger It’s Up to You (Pacific) the indie version of their
Curb cd with some different tracks.
Perlman, Tom Spirit of the West (indie)
Pinson, Bobby I mean Business (Vision)
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special (Velvel) x 2
Prairie Oyster String of Pearls (hits) Arista
Prairie Oyster Only One Moon x 2 (Arista/Zoo)
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows (RCA)
Prentice, Suzanne How Great Thou Art: 18 Favourites
Presley, Elvis I Am an Elvis Fan: A Collection of Elvis Songs Chosen by the Fans
Price, Ray Time (Audium)
Price, Ray Essential 1951-1962 (Columbia)
Pride, Charley Essential 2cd (RCA Legacy) x 2
Pride, Charley I’m Gonna Love Her on the Radio (16th Avenue)
Pure Prairie league Bustin’ Out (RCA0
Rabbitt, Eddie Platinum Collection (WB UK) x 2 22tks
Rabbitt, Eddie Beatin’ the Odds (Intersound)
Rabbitt, Eddie Ten Rounds (Capitol)
Rabbitt, Eddie Jersey Boy (Capitol) both excellent late albums
Raven, Eddy Right for the Flight (Capitol) x 2
Raven, Eddy Best of Eddy Raven (Capitol)
Raven, Eddy Living in Black & White (Row Music)
Raven, Eddy Wild Eyed & Crazy (Intersound)
Raven, Eddy Greatest Country Hits (Curb)
Raven, Eddy Cookin’ Caun K Tel) with Joe-el Sonnier
Rawlinson, Mel Australian Bush Songs Volume 1
Red Meat 13 (Ranchero) San Francisco Bakersfield gem x2
Red Meat Met Red Meat (Ranchero)
Reeves, Jim Legendary 3cd (RCA)
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven (Justice) x 5 one of the best ever female country albums with 2 duets w. Willie, one Waylon & 1 with Townes Van Zandt.
Rhodes, Kimmie Rich from the Journey (Sunbird)
Riders in the Sky Christmas the Cowboy Way ((Rounder)
Riggir, Patsy Lay Down Beside Me
Riggir, Patsy Moonlight & Roses
Ritter, Tex Greatest Hits (Curb)
Ronstadt/Harris Western Wall (Asylum)Linda & Emmylou
Royal, Billy Joe Out of the Shadows (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe The Royal Treatment (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe Looking Ahead (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe Billy Joe Royal (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe Stay Close to Home (Intersound)
Russell, Johnny Greatest Hits (Dominion)
Russell, Johnny Acting Naturally (OMG)
Sahm, Doug Jukebox Music (Antones)
Saunders, Jane Stranger to My Heart
Schneider, John Greatest Hits (MCA)
Shaver, Billy Joe Unshaven: Live Smith’s Bar (Zoo) x 2
Shaver, Billy Joe The Earth Rolls On (New West)
Shaver, Billy Joe Victory (New West) x 2
Shaver, Billy Joe Electric Shaver (New West)
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street (Zoo) x 3
Shaver, Billy Joe Highway of Life (Justice) x 4
Shaw, Tommy The Great Divide
Shelton, Blake Blake Shelton (WB)
Singletary, Daryle That’s Why I Sing This Way (Audium) x 3
Skaggs, Ricky Life Is a Journey (Atlantic)
Skaggs, Ricky Highways & Heartaches (Epic) x 2
Skaggs, Ricky Live in London (Epic)
Skaggs, Ricky Country Boy (Epic)
Skaggs, Ricky Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown (Epic) x 2
Skaggs, Ricky Comin’ Home to Stay (Epic)
Skaggs, Ricky My Father’s Son (Epic0 x 2
Skaggs, Ricky Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine (Epic) x 2
Skaggs, Ricky Kentucky Thunder (Epic
Skaggs, Ricky Solid Ground (Atlantic) x 2
Skelton, Grady Live Simply IIndex) W. We Like Drinkin’
Snow, Hank Legendary 3cd (RCA)
Sonnier, Jo-El Tears of Joy (Capitol)
Sonnier, Jo-El Have a Little Faith (RCA)
Sons of Bills Sirens (Thirty Tigers)
Sons of Pioneers Sunset on the Range (RCA/Pair)
Souther, J D You’re Only Lonely (Columbia)
Spears, Billie Jo Sings the Country Greats (MFP) 20 tks
Spears, Billie Jo Country Classics (EMI) 20 tks
Spears, Billie Jo Best (Razor & Tie)
Springer, Roger Roger Springer Band (Giant) x 3 trust me a must.
Stampley, Joe Somewhere Under the Rainbow (CTR)
Stetsons Their Most Successful Record Ever
Stewart, Gary Best (RCA Camden)
Stewart, Gary Battleground (Hightone)
Stockard, Ocie & Wanderers: Western Swing Chronicles (OJL)
Stone, Doug The First Christmas (Epic)
Strait, George Beyond the Blue Neon (all MCA) x 2
Strait, George Chill of an Early Fall x 3
Strait, George Ocean Front Property x 3
Strait, George Here for a Good Time
Stuart, Marty Hillbilly Rock (MCA)
Stuart, Marty The Pilgrim (MCA) x 2
Stuckey, Nat Pop a Top (AMS) x 2
Sturgis, Jason That’s me (Tool Pusher0
Suchy, Andra Little Heart (Red House)
Swan, Billy Do What You Will: the Home Demos
Sweeney, sunny Concrete
Talley, James Woody Guthrie/ Songs of My Okahoma Home 2on1
Tashian, Barry & Holly Harmony (Rounder)
Taylor, Chip The Living Room Tapes (Gadfly)
Tennessee Boys Live Fast Love Hard (El Toro) )
Texas Tornados 4 Aces (WB)
Thompson, Hank Seven Decades (WB) x 2
Thompson, Hank And Friends (Curb) x2
Thompson, Hank Hank World (Bloodshot)
Thompson, Randy Collected (classic American..CMP 5 star review)
Tillis, Mel You Ain’t Gonna Believe This (2011 album)
Tillis, Pam It’s All Relative: Pam Tillis Sings Mel Tillis
Tillis, Pam Greatest Hits (Arista)
Tittle, Jimmy & Storm Fade to Black (Dixie Frog) Johnny Cash band member
Toliver, Tony Tony Toliver (Capitol) x 2 duets with Haggard on 1 tk
Topless, Hank It’s So December
Tractors Christmas (Arista)
Travis, Merle Sweet Temptation Best 1946-1953 (Razor & Tie)
Travis, Randy Heroes & Friends (WB) x 4
Tritt, Travis It’s All About to Change (WB)
Tritt, Travis Greatest Hits From Beginning (WB)
Tritt, Travis Country Club (WB)
Tubb, Ernest Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Tucker, Tanya Tanya (Capitol/Tuckertime)
Tucker, Tanya Tennessee Woman (Capitol) x 2
Tucker, Tanya Strong Enough to bend (Capitol)
Turnpike Troubadours Goodbye Normal Street
Twitty, Conway Final Touches (MCA)
Twitty, Conway 20 Greatest Hits (MCA)
Two Dollar Pistols Step Right Up (Yep Roc) x 2
Underwood, Carrie Blowin’ Away (ARista)
Van Shelton, Ricky Loving Proof (Columbia) x 3
Van Shelton, Ricky RVS III (Columbia) x 3
Van Shelton, Ricky His Very Best (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky Love & Honor (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky Backroads (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky A Bridge I Didn’t Burn (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky Fried Green Tomatoes (Audium)
V-Roys Sooner or Later (FAY) Scott Miller
Vincent, Rhonda Written in the Stars (WB) x 2
Vincent, Rick A Wanted Man (Curb) x 3 great West Coast album
Volkaert, Redd Telewacker (HMG)
Wagoneers Good Fortune (A & M)
Wagoner, Porter The Versatile (Gusto)
Wagoner, Porter RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Wainwright, Loudon III Grown Man (Charisma)
Wainwright, Rufus Out of the Game (Decca)
Wakely, Jimmy Very Best (Varese)
Wallace, Roger Hillbilly Heights (Lonestar)
Wallace, Roger That Kind of Lonely (Lonestar)
Warren, Darren Cowboy Up and Party Down (Nu corp)
Watson, Aaron Shut Up and Dance (AW)
Watson, Aaron Deep in the Heart of Texas (CD + DVD)
Watson, Dale The Truckin’ Sessions (Straight Up) x 2
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned (Hightone) x 2
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone)
Watson, Dale People I Know Places I’ve Been (DW) x 3
Watson, Dale Live in London (Audium) x 2
Watson, Dale Every Song I Write Is For You (Audium) x 2
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME
Weller, Freddy Very Best (Collectors Choice)
Wells, Kitty Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) x 2
Wells, Kitty Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Step One) x 2
Wells, Paul David Sounds Good To Me (Capitol)
West, Dottie RCA Country Legends (RCA) x 2
White, Tony Joe One Hot July (Mercury)
Whitley, Dwight Brotherly Love (Neon) Keith’s brother
Whitman, Slim 20 Precious Memories (Dino) Gospel album which has appeared on several labels. Inc. 4 duets with Byron.
Wilburn Brothers Retrospective (MCA) x 2
Willett, Slim Boppin’ Hillbilly (Collector records)
Williams, Don Flatlands (American Harvest) x 2
Williams, Don Currents (RCA)
Williams, Don Borrowed Tales (American Harvest)
Williams, Don True Love (RCA)
Williams, Hank Jnr World of (Karussel)
Williams, Hank Jnr Family Tradition (WB)
Williams, Hank Let’s Roll Back the Years Vol VII (Polydor) x 2
Williams, Hank I/II/III Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts (Curb) x 3
Willis, Kelly Well Travelled Love (MCA) x 2)
Wilson, Gretchen Here for the Party (Epic) CD + DVD edition
Wilson, Jason Lee Big Gun (RBR)
Wilson, Larry Jon New Beginnings/ Let Me Sing My Song to You (Omni)
Wills, Bob Swing Hi Swing Lo (Music Club) exc. 71 minute
comp. Of Tiffany Transcriptions...best Bob Wills.
Wills, Bob Tiffany Transcriptions Vol 2 (Rhino)
Wills, Bob Essential 1935-1947 (Columbia)
Wills, Bob Country Music Hall of fAme (MCA)
Wynette, Tammy Definitive Collection (Sony UK) 27 tracks
Wynette, Tammy Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad (Legacy)
Wynette, Tammy Stand By Your Man (Koch)
Wynette, Tammy Anniversary Twenty Years of Hits (Epic) US pressing
Wynette, Tammy Without Walls/ Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad 2cd x 3
Wynette, Tammy Heart Over Mind (Epic)
Yates, Billy Billy Yates (Almo) x 5)
Yates, Billy IF I Could Go Back (M O D)
Yates, Billy Harmony Man ( M O D )
Yates, Billy Anywhere But Nashville (M O D )
Yates, Lori Can’t Stop the Girl (Columbia)
Yoakam, Dwight Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam’s
Greatest Hits from the 90s (WB) x 5
Yoakam, Dwight Just Lookin’ for a Hit (WB) x 4
Yoakam, Dwight Blame the Vain (New West) x 2
Yoakam, Dwight Very Best (Rhino)
Yoakam, Dwight Come on Christmas (WB)
Young, Faron Best of Young Country (Step One)
Young, Steve Solo Live/ Switchblades of Love 2 on 1
Yuro, Timi Sings Willie Nelson (Pulse Castle) \
Anchored in Love : Tribute to June Carter Cash(Dualtone)
Appalachian Stop: Bluegrass Favorites (Rhino)
Come Together America Salutes the Beatles ((Liberty)
Country Duets (Columbia Redhot)
Country Duets (RCA Camden) 20 tracks
Country Saloon: 20 Drinkin’ Country Classics (EMI UK)
Country USA 1961 (Time Life)
Country USA 1962 (Time Life)
Cowboy Poetry Classics (Smithsonian)
Frisco Mabel Joy Revisited: for Mickey Newbury (Appleseed)
Gals of Big D Jamboree x 2 (DCD)
Greatest Yodelling Hits
Greetings from the District of Country (TMD) Washington DC artists
Guys of Big D Jamboree (DCD)
Hillbilly Fevr Vol 4: legends of West Coast (Rhino)
Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All time Greats (Living Era)
Horse Whisperer Soundtrack (MCA) x 2
Johnny Cash Music Festival 2011 guests G, Jones ,Crowell, Kristofferson etc
John Laws Country Collection 1 (Sony) w. Jack Clement “When I Dream”
Memphis Ramble: A Sun Country Collection (Rhino)
My Rifle My Pony & me (Sony Australia...ripoff of Bear Family cd)
Nipper Trax Vol 1 (RCA) 14 tks RCA country of 80s inc 2 x Pake McEntire.
Open Road II: Great New Australian Music:Uneplored Country 2cds
Pine Valley Cosmonauts salute the Music of Bob Wills (Blood Shot)
Points West: New Horizons in Country Music (Hightone)
Red Hot & Country (Mercury) x 3
Return of the Grievous Angel (Almo) Gram Parsons tribute inc Emmylou, Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch etc
Rig Rock Truck Stop (Diesel Only)
Rodeo: an American Original 2cd US rodeo Association..
Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute (Columbia)
Tribute to Tradition (Columbia) x 9
Wandering Eyes: Tales of Forbidden Love (Lazy SOB) x 4 for Mel Street fans
Wild West: music from the Mini series
Winners Volumer 1 2cds
Winners Volume 3 2cds
$15 & Up CDS
Alger, Pat True Love & Other Short Stories (Sugar Hill) $18
Allen, Rex Snr & Jnr Singing Cowboys $15 (WB)
Allen, Terry Smokin’ the Dummy/ Bloodlines (Sugar Hill) $18 2on1
Allen, Terry Lubbock on Everything (Sugar Hill) $20
Amazing Rhythm Aces Ride again (AR) ...this wastheir 1994 comeback album.
Anderson, Bill Songwriter (TWI) $20 Latest album. Still at the top.
Anderson, John John Anderson (1st album) WB $18
Anderson, John Too Tough to Tame (MCA) $20
Anderson, John You Can’t Keep a Good Memory Down (MCA) $18
Anderson, Lynn Essential Live (CD + DVD) $15
Asleep at Wheel Pasture Prime( Demon UK) 1985 album...very hard to get
w. Willie joining on “Write Your Own Songs”. $18
Asleep at Wheel Willie & the Wheel (Bismeaux) w. Willie...$18
Asleep at Wheel Very Best (See for Miles) $20
Atkins, Chet Teensville (RCA) $18
Austin Lounge Lizards Lizard Vision $15(Flying Fish) w. “Jesus Loves Me
But He Can’t Stand You”
Austin Lounge Lizards Creatures from Black Saloon (Flying Fish) $18
w. “The Car Hank Died In”. General concensus is that
A.L.L. albums are patchy but with some stunning songs.
Bandy, Moe Picture in a Frame (Branson) $18
Bandy, Moe Sings Great American Cowboy Songs $18 (KTEL)12tks
Bandy, Moe One of a Kind (CBS) $15 OOP Aust. Comp. 16 tracks
Bandy, Moe Country Store Collection (Castle UK 18tks) $22
Bare, Bobby Columbia Years Bares Picks (EDsel UK) $22
Bare, Bobby Best of Bobby Bare $20 (Razor & Tie) RCA
Bare, Bobby Essential (RCA) $18 20tks
Bare, Bobby The Gambler (CBS) Aust. Comp. OOp 15 tks $15
Bare, Bobby Bare Tracks: The Columbia Years (Koch) $18 16tks
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys $15 Edsel (UK)/ RCA
Bare, Bobby A Bird Named Yesterday/Talk me Some Sense $18
Bare, Bobby Singin’ in Kitchen/ This I Believe(gospel) 2 on 1 $20
Bell, Delia Delia Bell (WB) w. Emmylou Harris producer/guest $18
Bell & Shore L-Ranko Hotel (ROM) $22 Wonderful 13 tracker. Full marks.
Bellamy Brothers Greatest Hits Volume III $18 (MCA)
Bellamy Brothers Crazy From the Heart/ Rebels Without a Clue 2on1 $20
Bellamy Brothers and Gola BB& G Platinum (cd+DVD) Gola is a Swiss singer
& this covers the sessions $20
Bellamy Brothers Anthology Volume 2 (cd + dvd) $20
Big Sandy/Flyrite Boys Feelin’ Kinda Lucky $15 (Hightone)
Blue Sky Boys Bill & Earl Bollick $25 excellent UK 60tracker 3 cd
Boggs, Noel Very Best: Shasta Masters $15 (Varese) steel gtr
Bogguss, Suzy Live from Cafe Milano $18 (Loyal Duchess)
Bogguss, Suzy 20 Greatest Hits $18 (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy American Folk Songbook $20
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto $20 Lloyd Maines producer
Borzilova, Natasha Out of My Hands (Hadley) Nice folky stuff which reminds
a little of early Mary Chapin Carpenter $15
Bowen, Wade The Given (BNA) $18 inc. Guy Clark
Boxcar Willie Rocky Box $20 (Trainman) rockabilly!! 15 tk version
Brennan, Walter Old Shep (MCA) $15 actually“Dutchman’s Gold” album
Brennan, Walter Old Rivers/ Twas Night Before Christmas 2 on 1 OOP $20
Britt, Etta Out of the Shadows. Like a female Delbert who is a guest.
Brooks, Garth No Fences (Capitol) $18 2 on 1 with “Garth Brooks”
Brooks, Garth The Hits $20 (Capitol)
Brown, Jim Ed & Browns Essential (RCA) $15
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown $20 Demon UK....this was the first release not the one on Curb
Brown, Junior Long Walk Back (Curb) autographed copy.
Brown, Junior Down Home Chrome $18
Brown, Maxine Buried Treaures $20 (Sugar Cane Country)
Brown, Zac Uncaged (Southern Ground ) $20
Browns Complete Hits $20 Collectors Choice/ RCa
Bruce, Ed 12 Classics (Varese) $18
Bruce, Ed Set me Free (Kingfisher) $15
Buffett, Jimmy License to Chill (Mailboat)-$18 (duets..Strait/Jackson etc)
Burnett, T Bone T Bone Burnett (MCA) just TBone & Jerry Douglas!!
Campbell, Glen Ghost on the Canvas $15 (Capitol) nice digipak sealed.
Campbell, Stacy Dean Ashes of an Old Love (Paladin/ WB) $18
Carey, Rick & Thel Regal Zonophone Collection 3CD $15
Cargill, Henson On the Road:Mega Years $15 (omni)
Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden $18 Wonderful Old Crow MS old timey
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 1 (Arhoolie) $20
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 2 (Arhoolie) $20
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 3 (Arhoolie) $20
Cash, Johnny Mystery of Life (Mercury) $18 Great
Cash, Johnny Personal File 2cds $18 49 tracks from 70s. Nice package.
Cash, Johnny Bootleg IV 2cds $18 (CBS) 51 songs 15 Unissued. Gospel
Cash, Johnny Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) $15 Mercury all great
Cash, Johnny Johnny 99 (Koch) $18
Cash, Johnny Is Coming to Town/Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) $20
Cash, Johnny Bitter Tears $18 (CBS)
Cash, Johnny Silver $18
Cash, Johnny Is Coming to Town/Water Fr. Wells of Home (Mercury) $20
Cash, Johnny Rockabilly Blues $18 (Koc)
Charles, Ray Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music (Rhino) $18 exp
Chesney, Kenny Welcome to the Fishbowl $18
Chesnutt, Mark Saving the Honky Tonk $18 (Vivaton)
Clark, Gene Silverado ’75: Live & Unreleased $15 (coll. Choice)
Clark, Guy Songs And Stories (Dualtone) $18
Clark, Guy Somedays the Song Writes You $15 (Dualtone)
Clark, Guy Essential $18 (RCA)
Clark, Guy Keepers (Sugar Hill) $15
Clark, Guy Old Friends (Sugar Hill0 $15
Clark, Guy This Ones for Him 2cd ((Icehouse) $20 the tribute
Clark, Terri Roots & Wings (EMI Canada) $15
Clayton, Lee Border Affair (EMI UK) $18
Cleaves, Slaid Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge 2cd $18
Special package with coastyer
Clement, Cowboy Jack Guess Things Happen That Way (Dualtone) $18 Great &
Johnny Cash’ very last recordings are on here.
Coal Porters Find the Time $18
Cochran, Hank The Heart Of;The Monument Sessions $18 (Koc)
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay (Lucky Dog) $18 (yes, clean lyrics to songs from his x-rated albums.
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash IS a Friend of Mine (King) $15
Coe, David Allan Biketoberfest ’01 (Coe Pop) $20
Coe, David Allan Songwriter of the Tear (Cleveland)
Coe, David Allan 20 Road Music Hits (King) Truckin’ $20
Coe, David Allan Ghost of Hank Williams (King) $15
Collie, Mark Live at Brushy Mountain Penitentiary $20 long awaited new
Collins, Tommy Capitol Collection $18 (Koch)
Colter, Jessi Collection (Liberty) $15
Commander Cody We’ve Got a Live One here $20 (WB) Great! 2lps on 1cd
Confederate Railroad When & Where $20 AUTOGRAPHED by entire group.
Conlee, John Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus $15 (Gospel)
Conlee, John Rose Coloured Glasses (MCA) $20
Conley, Earl Thomas Treadin’ Water (RCA) $18
Conley, Eral Thomas Yours Truly (RCA) inc “Brotherly Love” duet w.K Whitley
Cook, Elizabeth Gosple Plow $20
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Very Best $20 (Varese)
Crowell, Rodney Platinum Collection $15 (Rhino/Uk 19 tks from
Warner Brothers albums
Crowell, Rodney Rodney Crowell $15 his 3rd WB w.Til I Gain control Again
Crowell, Rodney KIN: Songs by Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr with guests
Inc. Emmylou, Vince Gill, Lucinda, Lee Ann Womack etc $18
Cryner, Bobbie Girl of Your Dreams (MCA) $15..how could she only have
Dadi, Marcel Nashville Rendezvous 2cds $18 with Chet, Albert Lee etc
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest Hits (Columbia) $18 (16th Avenue etc)
Dalton, Lacy Chains on the Wind (Liberty ) $18
Danko, Rick At Dylan’s Cafe 2cds $20 solo live from Band member
Danko, Rick/ Richard Manuel Live at O’Toole’s Tavern 1985 $18 Band duo cd
Davis, Moot Man About Town $18
Davis, Skeeter Essential (RCA) $18
Dean, Jimmy 20 Great Story Songs $18
Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie (Ace/UK) $18 King tracks.
Dement, Iris Infamous Angel (WB) a classic $15
Denver, John Poems/Prayers/Promises & Farewell Andromeda
UK edition of 2 early albums on 1 cd $20
Denver, John Some Days are Diamonds (RCA)
Dilks, Johnny & Visitacion Valley Boys (HMG) $18 Like wayne
The Train Hancock/ Hank III but he yodels!!
Dillards Let the Music Flow:Best of 1963-1979 $18 (Raven)
Drake, Dusty Dusty Drake (WB) $18 This was so good & has the
best ever 9-11 song “One Last Time”.
Drusky, Roy Songs of Love & Life (Mercury) $20
Eady, Jason AM Country Heaven $18 ...trust me this is good.
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty $20
Eaglesmith, Fred Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline $20
Eaglesmith, Fred Cha Cha Cha $20
Eaglesmith, Fred 6 Volts: Made in Canada $20
Earle, Steve Guitar Town $15 (expanded version...his best by far)
Edwards, Kathleen Voyager $18 (Zoe) new 2012 album
Etzioni, Marvin Marvin Country $18 2cds Former member of Lone Justice
does duets with Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Lucinda
Williams, Maria McKee, Richard Thompson etc.
Fairchild, Barbara Classic Country $20 14 tracks (CBS special products) rare
Fargo, Donna Best (Varese) $20
Flatlanders The Odessa Tapes $20
Flores, Rosie Rosie Flores (WB) her first album $18
Flores, Rosie Honky Tonk Reprise (Rounder) $20
Flores, Rosie Rockabilly Filly $15 (Hightone)
Fogelberg, Dan High Country Snows (Epic) $18
Ford, Tennessee Ern Best Of (Rhino) $20 OOP all the boogies
Ford, Tennessee Ern 6000 Sunset Boulevard $18 (from radio shows)
Foster, Radney Unplugged and Lonesome: Del Rio Texas Revisited $18
Francis, Connie Connie’s Country $15 18 tks
Fricke, Janie Country Side of Bluegrass $18
Fricke, Janie Janie Fricke (Intersound) 1991 rare $20
Friedman, Kinky From One Good American to Another $20
Frizzell, David & Shelley West Greatest Hits $18 all originals
Frizzell, Lefty Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Koch) $20
Frizzell, Lefty That’s the Way Life Goes (Raven) $15
Gaddabouts Look Out Now (Race Carlotta) $15
Gatlin Brothers Moments to Remember (Branson) $18
Gatlin, Larry Legendary Gatlin Brothers 3cds Readers Digest $25
Gauthier, Mary Filth & Fire $20
Gayle, Crystal These Days (Columbia) $18
Gayle, Crystal Ain’t Gonna Worry (Capitol) $18
Gayle, Crystal Hollywood Tennessee (Capitol) $20
Gayle, Crystal Three Good Reasons (Liberty)
Gibson, Don Country the Don Gibson Way (Castle UK) $20 Hickory 23tks
Gilley, Mickey Ten Years of Hits (Columbia) $18
Gilley, Mickey Too Good To Stop (Raven) $15
Gimble, Johnny Still Fiddlin’ Around (MCA) rare $20
Glazer, Tom A Treasury of Civil War Songs (Smithsonian) $20 25 tks
Goans, Teea That’s Just Me $20
Goldmark, Joe Wham of That Steel Man $18 2cds
Goodman, Steve Steve Goodman (Sequel UK) 12 tks inc. City of N.O. $18
Goose Creek Symphony The Same Thing Again CD + dvd $18
Gordon, Curtis Curtis Gordon (Cat) 32 tracks $15
Gorka, John Temporary Road $15
Gosdin, Vern Warning: Contains Country Music $20 (Am.Harvest)
Gosdin, Vern There Ia A Season (Am. Harvest) original 1984 album $18
Gosdin, Vern Nickels, Dimes & Love $20 (CBS)
Gosdin, Vern Truly Great Hits of Vern Gosdin $20 American Harvest
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone $20 CBS ***as good as it ever gets.
Great American Taxi Paradise Lost $15 (jaunty ...Dylan feel)
Greene, Jack Highway to the Sky (Step One) gospel
Grider, Josh Live at Billy Bobs cd + dvd $20 (Smith)
Griffith, Nanci Intersection (Hell No label) 2012 album $18
Gunter, Hardrock Gonna Rock & Roll Gonna Dance All Night $20
Rollercoaster UK label. Great Hillbilly artist.
Gunter, Hardrock I’ll Give ‘em Rhythm (Hydra) $20
Haggard, Merle 18 Rare Classics (Curb) $15
Haggard, Merle 25th Anniversary Album (Capitol UK) $18
Haggard, Merle 30th Album/Workin Man Can’t Get Nowhere $20
Haggard, Merle All Night Long $15
Haggard, Merle Back to the Barrooms $20 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Best of: The Millenium Collection $20 This o.o.p. cd is
the only place you get Merle’s # 1 with Leona
Williams, “The Bull & the Beaver”
Haggard, Merle Bluegrass Sessions $18
Haggard, Merle Cabin in the Hills (gospel) $18
Haggard, Merle Hag/Let me Tell You About a Song $20
Haggard, Merle I’m a Lonesome Fugitive/ Mama Tried $20
Haggard, Merle It’s Not Love But It’s Not Bad/ If We Make It Through
Haggard, Merle Kern River/ Chill Factor 2 on 1 $20
Haggard, Merle Land of Many Churches (Razor & Tie) $20
Haggard, Merle Legend of Bonnie & Clyde/ Pride in What I Am $20
Haggard, Merle Motorcycle Cowboy:Live Billy bobs $18
Haggard, Merle My Love Affair With Trains/ Roots of My Raising
Haggard, Merle (w. Willie) Pancho & Lefty
Haggard, Merle A Portrait/Keep Moving On (BGO UK) 2on1 $20
Haggard, Merle Serving 190 Proof $20 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Someday We’ll Look Back/ I Love Dixie Blues
Haggard, Merle (with George Jones) Taste of Yesteday’s Wine $15
Haggard, Merle That’s the Way Love Goes $15
Haggard, Merle That’s the Way Love Goes/ It’s All in the Game $20
Haggard, Merle Tribute to Best Damn Fiddle Player (Koch) $18
Haggard, Merle Tribute to Best Damn etc/It’s All in the Movies $20
Haggard, Merle Working in Tennessee (Hag) $18 his latest
Haigh, Justin People Like me $18
Hall, Ben Country Ways & Rockin’ Days (Rollercoaster) $20
Hall, Tom T Nashville Storyteller (RCA) 20 tks $18
Hall, Tom T On a Storyteller’s Night (Mercury) 27 tks $18
Hall, Tom T Homegrown $20 Mercury
Hall, Tom T Songs from Sopchoppy $20 Mercury
Hall, Tom T Greatest Hits I & II (Mercury) $18
Hamilton, George IV Best (RCA) UK $18 (same as Country Boy: Best) 22tks
Hancock, Butch You Coulda Walked Around the World (Rainlight) $20
Hancock, Wayne Viper of Melody $20
Hancock, Wayne Thunderstorms & Neon Signs $20
Hancock, Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $20
Hancock, Wayne Wild Free & Reckless $20
Hancock, Wayne A Town Blues $20
Hand, James Shadow on the Ground (Rounder) $15
Hardwick, Billy Jnr $18
A great singer and writer’s only album. He walked into the record company office and talked himself into a contract.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 breathh A+ This is one of the most loved albums we have ever sold.
Harris, Emmylou with Carl Jackson: Love Hurts also know as Nashville Country Duets $18 been out on several labels. It really is Carl’s demo recordings on which Emmylou sang. It also features Melba Montgomery. Excellent even if the title is
not exactly what you get.
Harris, Emmylou Cowgirl’s Prayer $15 Asylum)
Harris, Emmylou Bluebird (Reprise) $20 I rate this as her best album & I also
rate her version of John Hiatt’s “Icy Blue Heart” as her best
single recording and perhaps the greatest vocal
performance by a female I have ever heard or for that
matter ever likely to hear.
Harris, Emmylou Light of the Stable $18 her Christmas cd
Harris, Emmylou Anthology 2cd Rhino $20 44 tracks
Harris, J P & Tough Choices I Keep Callin’
Hart, Freddie The Hit Albums 2 on 1 (Capitol) $15
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Watching the World Through a Windshield $15
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough (WB) $15
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Celebration: Live at La Fonda $20
Henry, Joe Reverie $18 (Anti)
Hiatt, John Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns $15 (New West)
Hicks, Dan Stri8king it Rich (with Hot Licks) Blue Thumb/MCA
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses (Righteous) $20
Hillman/Pederson Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill) $20
Hillman, Chris Desert Rose (Sugar Hill) $15
Hogan, Kelly I Like to Keep Myself in Pain $18
Holly, Buddy Holly in the Hills/ Giant (BGO UK) $20 2 on 1
Hot Club of Cowtown Best $18
Hubbard, Ray Wylie And the Cowboy Twinkies $18 (Wounded Bird)
Hubbard, Ray Wylie The Grifter’s Hymnal (Bordello) $18
Husky, Ferlin Echoes in My Heart: THE Early Years $18 (ACM)
Hyland, Brian Rockin’ Folk/ The Joker Went Wild (BGO) $20
Ian & Sylvia Play One More (Vanguard) $15
Ian & Sylvia Best of the Vanguard Years $18
International Submarine Band Back at Home/ Jon Corneal 2 on 1 $20
Jackson, Alan Thirty Miles West (Capitol) $18 his latest
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy (Omni) $20
Jackson, Stonewall The Lonesome in Me (Omni) $20 both 70 min +
Jackson, Wanda Queen of Rockabilly (Ace UK) $20
Jackson, Wanda I Remember Elvis $15
Jackson, Wanda Heart Trouble (CMH) $15
James, Sonny Complete Columbia & Monument Hits $18 22 tracks
Jennings, Waylon Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank (WJ) $20
Jennings, Waylon Full Circle (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon Hangin’ Tough (MCA) $18
Jennings, Waylon Will the Wolf Survive (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon A Man Called Hoss (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line: RCA Years
2cds 40 tracks $18
Jennings, Waylon Leavin’ Town/ Waylon Sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on1 UK
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country/ Waylon sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on1 USA
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People/ Hangin’ on $18
Jennings, Waylon Are You Ready for the Country/ What Goes Round
Comes Around $20 RCA UK 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Cowboys Sisters Rascals & Dirt (RCA) $18
Jiminez, Flaco Partners (duets with Dwight, Ronstadt, Emmylou/
Los Lobos/ John Hiatt/ Ry Cooder etc) $20
Joey & Rory Life of a Song (Sugar Hill) $20
Joey & Rory Album # 2 (Sugar Hill) $20 Our 2010 album of year
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar $15 (BMG)
Jones, George Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes/ Wine Coloured Roses $20
Jones, George My Favourites of Hank Williams $20
Jones, George New Favorites of George Jones $18
Jones, George Kickin’ Out the Footlights $15 (with Haggard)
Jones, George The Grand Tour $18
Jones, George Country Standards $18 (EMI UK comp.)22 tracks
Jones, George Dispatches 1990-1999 Raven $15
Jones, Grandpa Makes the Rafters ring/ Yodeling Hits $20 2on1
Jones, Grandpa An American Original (CMH) 30 tracks $20
Judds Essential (RCA) Fantastic sound 20 tks $15
Keen, Robert Earl No Kinda Dancer (Sugar Hill) $18
Kennedy, Bap Energy Orchard: Rare, Live & Bladdered 2cd OOP
Inc. 24 page booklet, $20 hard to get
Kentucky Headhunters Dixie Lullaby 415
King, Pee Wee Western Swing Get together (Jasmine) 26 tks $15
King, Pee Wee Hillbilly Boogie $20 30 tracks
Kirchen, Bill Hot rod Lincoln Live (Hightone) $20 Great cd. On title
Bill does 25 or so imitations of singers & guitarists
doing Hot Rod Lincoln. Fabulous.
Kristofferson, Kris Repossessed/Third World Warrior 2 cds $20
Kristofferson, Kris Silver Tongued Devil & I (CBS) Great $18
Kristofferson, Kris Border Lord(RCA)
Lambert, Miranda Four the Record $12
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo Songs Old & New (Capitol) $18
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo & Living free (Capitol) $18
Ledoux, Chris Sing Me a Song Mr Rodeo Man (Capitol) $18
Although listed as Capitol these are actually reissues
of the albums originally on Chris’s family label. They are
superb and the actual Capitol albums nowhere near as
good. These are simple & superb.
Lee, Brenda Gospel Duets with Treasured friends $18
Lee, Dickie Classic Songs Of (Varese) $18
Lee, Johnny New Directions (Curb) $20
Leigh, Danni A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer $18
Leigh, Sonia 1978 December (Southern Ground) $20 This is tops. Opens
for Zac Brown Band and is bluesy to very country...I mean
Heather Myles country. Great.
Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer The Mercury Years Vol. 1 $20
Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer The Mercury Years Vol. 2 $20
Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer The Mercury Years Vol. 3 $20
Loccoriere, Dennis Out of the Dark (Track Records) 19 tks $20
Lost Gonzo Band Rendezvous (Amazing) $15
Louvin Brothers Satan is Real $15 (Capitol)
Louvin Brothers Tribute to Delmore Brothers (Capitol) $15
Loveless, Patty Bluegrass & White Snow (Epic) $18 Christmas
Luman, Bob Classic Country $20 15 tks Sony UK
Lynne, Loretta Hymns $18
Lynne, Loretta Very Best $15 (UK 24 tracks)
McClain, Charly Pure Country $15 (CBS)
McClure, Mike Fifty Billion $15
McCoy,, Charlie Fastest Harp in the South (Monument) $15
McCutcheon, John This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America $15 (Appalsong)
McDaniel, Mel Reloaded (Capitol) $18 inc. “Plastic Girl”
McDowell, Ronnie American Music $15 (Curb)
McGraw, Tim Emotional Traffic $12
McPherson, J D Signs & Signifiers (Rounder) bluesy and good. $15
Macon, Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 1 (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 2 (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose On the Air (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Hillbilly Boogie Years $20
Maddox, Rose w. John Jorgenson Moon is Rising $18
Maddox, Rose 35 Dollars & a Dream (Arhoolie) $18
Malo, Raul Sinners & Saints $18
Mandrell, Barbara Keys in the Mailbox (Capitol) $20
Mandrell, Barbara It Works for me (Razor & Tie) 1997 album $18
Mandrell, Barbara Standing Room Only (Pair/MCA) 16 tks $18
Mandrell, Barbara I’ll Be Your Jukebox Tonight (Capitol) $18
Mandrell, Barbara No Nonsense (Capitol) $18
Maphis, Rose Lee & Joe Cold Heart of Steel (Righteous) $20
Marshall Tucker Band Way Out West Live $15
Martin, Janis Here I Am (Hydra) $18
Mellons, Ken Best (Curb) $20 all songs only on this cd. Not really best of.
Mercyland Hymns for the Rest of us $18 Gospel of sorts with great line
up inc. Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dam Tyminski, Civil Wars etc. Great reviews....
Meyer, Liz Womanly Arts (Strictly Country) $20 Emmylou is guest
Miller, Jody Anthology $20 (Renaissance)
Milsap, Ronnie Stranger Things Have Happened (RCA) A gem. $20
Moffatt, Hugh Loving You $20 (Philo)
Moffatt, Hugh Troubadour $20 (Philo)
Moffatt, Hugh Live & Alone $20 (Brambus) 16 tracks
Moonee Valley Drifters self titled (Larrikin) $18
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil deluxe CD + DVD $20 (Universal)
Morrison, Van w. Linda Gail Lewis You Win Again $20
Murphey, Michael Martin Land of Enchantment $18 (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin River of Time (WB) $18
Myles, Heather Just Like Old Times $20
Myles, Heather Untamed (Hightone) $20
Myles, Heather Highways & Honky Tonks (Rounder) $20 royalty!!
Myles, Heather Sweet Little Dangerous $20 (Edsel UK)
Nelson, Rick Bright Lights & Country Music/ Country fever $20 Ace 2on1
Nelson, Willie San Antonio Rose (W. Ray price) $15
Nelson, Willie One for the Road (with Leon Russell) $20
Nelson, Willie Honeysuckle Rose $15
Nelson, Willie Last of the Breed 2cd (with Haggard & Price) $18
Nesmith, Michael Magnetic South/Loose Salute (RCA) 2on1 $20
Nesmith, Michael Nevada Fighter/Tantamount to Treason (RCA) 2 on 1 $20
Nesmith, Michael And Hits Just Keep on Comin’ / Pretty Much Your Standard
Ranch Stash (RCA) 2 on 1 $20
Nesmith, Michael RIO: The Best 2cds $20 inc. Live at the Palais.
Newton, Juice Nelson, Willie Heroes $15 (Legacy)
Nelson Old Flame $15 (RCA)
Newton, Juice Ain’t Gonna Cry (RCA) $15
Newton, Juice Greatest Hits & More $15 (Capitol)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken $20 2cds vol 1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken II $18
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken III $18
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Stars & Stripes Forever 2 on 1 BGO UK $18
Norma jean I Guess That Comes From Being Poor (Omni) $20
Oak Ridge Boys Definitive Collection $18 20 tks
Olney, David The Stone $15
Olney, David Film Noir $15
Orion The Man Who Would Be King $18
Overstreet, Paul A Songwriter’s Project $20
Overstreet, Paul Something for the Road $22 (all gone...lost in flood in
Nashville; inc. “She Only Loves Me For My Willie”)
Owens, Buck Half a Buck: Greatest Duets $15
Owens, Buck Songs of Inspiration (Varese) $18
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer (Epic) $15 One great album and died
at young age. “Forgotten But Not Gone” is superb;
Parry, Dick Tasmania’s Yodelling Hillbilly $20
Parton, Dolly Heartsongs $18 (Columbia)
Parton, Dolly Jolene/ In My Tennessee Mountain Home 2on1 $20
Parton, Dolly An Evening Wit hDolly (cd + dvd) $18
Paycheck, Johnny Soul & the Edge (Columbia) $18
Paycheck, Johnny Sings George Jones (Ktel BUT hard to get) $20 tops!!
Paycheck, Johnny 11 Months & 29 Days/Slide off Yr Satin Sheets (Raven) $15
Perry, Keith Keith perry (Curb) $20 A lot like Keith Whitley
Pitney , Gene Ultimate Colelction (Sequel UK) 2cds 50 tracks $22
Prairie Oyster Different Kind of fire (RCA) $18
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows Radio Show $18
Presley, Elvis Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel 3cds $20 87 tks
Price, Ray Faith (Gospel) (Columbia) $15
Prine, John with Mac Wiseman Standard Songs for Average People
*****Special of the month****** $15 oh Boy
Match made in heaven, 14 tracks. Amazing charisma.
Prine, John Missing Years (Oh Boy) $20
Prine, John Live $20 2lps on 1 cd
Prine, John Live on Tour $15 Oh Boy)
Prine, John Christmas $15
Prine, John In Spite of Ourselves $20 (Oh Boy)
Raney, Wayne That Real Hot Boogie Boy: King Years $20 (Ace UK)
Raven, Eddy/Jo-El Sonnier Cookin’ Cajun’ $15
Raven, Eddy Love & Other Hard Times (RCA) $15
RAybon, Marty At his Best $18
Reed, Jerry Essential $15 (RCA)
Reeves, Jim Gentleman Jim:The Abbott Recordings 2cds 57 tks $20
Rich, Charlie Complete Smash Recordings (Mercury) $18
Richie, Lionel Tuskogee Deluxe (CD + DVD) $18
Riders in the Sky Best of the West (Rounder) $20 22tks Hits pkgs!
Riders in Sky Best of West Rides Again (Rounder) $20 25 tks
Rodriguez, Johnny Super Hits $20 (Epic)only place to get these tracks.
Rodriguez, Johnny You Can Say That Again (Hightone) $15
Rodriguez, Johnny Funny Things Happen to Fun loving People Like me $20 MCR
Rodriguez, Johnny Run for the Border (Intersound) $18
Rogers, Kenny Country Classics 3cds (Readers Digest) 16 pg book $20
Rogers, Roy Man From Duck Run/ Country Side of (EMI UK) $20
Rogers, Roy Tribute (RCA) Duets $18 jewel case version.
Rooney, Jim Brand New Tennessee Waltz/ Ready for the Times to Get
Better 2 on 1 $20
Ronstadt, Linda The Collection 2cds $20 46 tracks Rhino UK all WB/Asylum
Ronstadt, Linda Best Of: The Capitol Years $25 2cds 4 complete Capitol
albums (inc. classic “Heart Like a Wheel”) all with bonus
tracks on 2cds. No duplication with the previous title either.
Rose, Chelle Ghost of Browder Holler (Lil Damsel) $18 Would appeal
to Gillian Welch Fans. Produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Rowan, Peter Dust Bowl Children (Sugar Hill) $18
Rowan, Peter High Lonesome Cowboy $18 w. Don Edwards (Shanachie)
Run C & W Into the Twangy First Century (MCA) Russell Smith
Run C & W Row Vs Wade (MCA) Russell Smith
Russell, Leon Stop All That Jazz (DCC/ Shelter) $18
Russell, Leon Hank Wilson’s Back III: Legend in My Time $20
Russell, Tom Borderland $20 (Hightone)
Russell, Tom Hurricane Season (Rounder) $20 maybe his best
Russell, Tom Rose of San Joaquin (Philo) $20
Russell, Tom Poor Man’s Dream $20 (Dark Angel)
Russell, Tom Box of Visions $20 (Philo)
Russell, Tom Modern Art $18 ((Hightone)
Sadler, Serg. Barry Ballad of the Green Berets (RCA/ Coll. Choice)20
Sahm, Doug Return of Wayne Douglas $20 (last & best album)
Schmidt, Claudia Bend in the River” Collected Songs (Red House)
Scrivener, Gove Shine On (Compass) $20 Prine/ Nanci guest
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear (WB) $18
Serby, David Poor Man’s Poem $15
Shaver, Billy Joe I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (Koch) $18
Shaver, Billy Joe Live at Billy Bobs CD + DVD $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Old Five & Dimers Like Me (Koch) $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Restless Wind: 1973-1987 $22 (Razor & Tie)
Shay, Dorothy Park avenue Hillbillies $18
Shel Shel $18 (file under female folky types..4 sisters who are entrancing...a little quirky...outstanding)
Shel Mad King $12 EP previous album.
Shepard, Jean Signature Series $20
Shipley, Arkey Hot Rod Race (Collector) $15...original Hot rod Lincoln
Silverstein, Shel Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball $20 w. Dr Hook + bonus
Silverstein, Shel A Boy Named Sue $20 o.o.p
Sinatra, Nancy Country My Way (Boots) $18
Sinatra, Nancy Boots (Boots) $18
Sir Douglas Quintet Best Plus ! (Westside) OOP $20
Skaggs, Ricky Country Gentleman 2cds (Epic/Legacy) $20
Sky Kings From Out of the Blue (Rhino) fabulous country rock cd
Smith, Arthur Here Comes the Boogie Man $20 (Jasmine/MGM)
Smith, Carl Essential 1950-56 $20 Columbia
Smith, Connie Essential (RCA) $20
Smith, Russell The End is Not in Sight (Muscle Shoals) $18
Smith, Russell Sunday Best (Raven) $15 best of compilation.
Smither, Chris Hundred Dollar Valentine $18
Snider, Todd Time as We Know It: Songs of Jerry jeff Walker $20
Snider, Todd Live the Storyteller 2cds $20
Snider, Todd Excitement Plan $15
Snow, Hank Essential (RCA) $15
Sovine, Red Old Rivers & Other Classic Narrations (King) $18
Sovine, Red 20 All Time Greatest Hits (Tee Vee/King) $20
Sovine, Red Greatest Hits $18 Vintage Valuts UK
Starr, Lucille Lonely Street/ Side by Side 18
Statler Brothers Legendary 3cd 60 tracks fa. Sound $25 last copy
Statler Brothers Music, Memories & You $18 (Mercury)
Statler Brothers Live & Sold Out (Mercury) $15
Statler Brothers Words & Music $15 (Mercury
Statler Brothers Home $15 Mercury
Statler Brothers Radio Gospel Favorites $15 (mercury)
Stevens, Ray # 1 With a Bullet (Curb) $18 w. The Pirate Song
Stevens, Ray Lend Me Your Ears (Capitol) $18
Stevens, Ray He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens (MCA) $18
Stevens, Ray Hum It (MCA) $18
Stewart, Gary I’m a Texan (Hightone ) $15
Stewart, Gary Brand New (Hightone) $18
Stewart, Gary Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior 2 on1 (Raven) $15
Stewart, Gary with Dean Dillon Brotherly Love/ Those Were the
Days 2 on 1 (Raven) $15
Stewart, Gary Essential (RCA) $15
Stewart, Gary Gary/Cactus & a Rose $20 (Westside UK) RCA 2on1
Stewart, Wynn Very Best 1958-1962 (Varese) $20
Swank. Joe Hank Williams Died for My Sins $18
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sweethearts of Rodeo (Columbia) $18
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sisters $18 (Columbia)
Sweethearts of Rodeo Rodeo Waltz (Sugar Hill) $15
Talley, James Woody Guthrie/ Songs of My Oklahoma Home $20
Taylor, Chip Yonkers New York 2cd $18 Bound book style cover.
Taylor, Chip Unglorious Hallelujah 2cds $20
Taylor, Chip F**k all the Perefct People $20
Taylor, Jackson Live, Locked & Loaded $15
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $20 (Capitol) Best single cd
Thompson, Hank Best of Hank Thompson (Varese) $20 WB/Dot/ABC
Thompson, Hank Hank the Hired Hand $20 2cds (1Capitol + interview)
Thompson, Hank Here’s to Country Music $20 (Step One)
Thompson, Hank Country Music Hall of Fame $18 MCA tracks
Tillis, Mel Greatest Hits (curb) with Coca Cola Cowboy
Tillman, Floyd Best (Collectors Choice) $20 24 tks
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun Recordings $20 26 tks
Tillotson, Johnny 25 All Time Greatest Hits (varese) $20
Trailblazers Vintage Australian Hillbilly Music 1957-59 $15 C’toad.
Travis, Randy 25 Anniversary celebration WB $20 duets
Tubb, Ernest Definitive Collection (MCA) $15
Tubb, Ernest Legend & Legacy $15 (duets) Edsel
Turner, Josh Punching Bag $18
Twitty, Conway Country/ Here’s Conway Twitty 2Decca lps on 1cd $20
Twitty, Conway House on Old Lonesome Road (MCA) $18
Twitty, Conway High Priest of Country Music (Edsel) UK $20
Twitty, Conway #1 Hits Collection 2 cd (MCA) $18
Tyson, Ian Raven Singer (Stony Plain) $18
Tyson, Ian Cowboyography (Sugar Hill) $20
Vaughan, Tyrone Downtime $20 (Kick it Up) son of Jimmie & nephew
Stevie Ray...good genes...little like Lee Roy Parnell
Wagoner, Porter The Essential (RCA) $18
Wagoner, Porter The Rubber room 29 tracks $20 (omni)
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly The Essential Porter & Dolly $18
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly 20 Greatest Hits (RCA/TEEVEE)
Wakely, Jimmy Vintage Collection (Capitol) $20 w. Margaret Whiting etc
Walker, Billy Sing Me a Love Song: 18 Greatest Hits $18 Country Stars
Walker, Jerry Jeff Navajo Rug (Ryko) $20
Walker, Jerry Jeff Viva Luckenbach (Ryko) $18
Walker, Jerry Jeff Hill Country Rain (Ryko) $18
Wallace, Jerry Golden Classics (Collectables) $18
Walser, Don Archives Series Vol 1 $18 (Watermelon) yodelling
Texas star. 17 tracks.
Walser, Don Archives Series Vol 2 (Watermelon) wonderful
yodeller & Texas legend. $18
Walser, Don Rolling Stone From Texas $18 (Watermelon)
Walser, Don I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Valley) $18
Walser, Don Here’s To Country Music $15 (Watermelon)
Walser, Don Down at the Sky Vue Drive In (Watermelon) $15
Watson, Dale The Sun Sessions (Red House) $20
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone) $20
A superstar among Yesterday & Today Records
customers with his uncompromising traditional
bent and respect to all the greats. His 3
Hightone cds are as good as it gets.
Watson, Dale Whiskey or God $18 (Palo Duro)
Watson, Dale Preachin’ to the Choir 2cd Live $20
Watson, Dale Christmas Time in Texas (Koch) $18
Watson, Doc Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album $18 (Flying Fish)
Watson, Gene Best (Curb) $18 MCA label tracks
Watson, Gene From the Heart (RMG) $20
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (Curb) $18 (Capitol tracks)
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (MCA) $18 MCA tracks
Watson, Gene Matters of the Heart $20 (UK 20 MCA tks)
Watson, Gene Sings (Intersound) $20
Watson, Gene Memories to Burn /Starting new Memories $22
Watson, Gene Your Money & My Good Looks (w. Rhonda Vincent) $20
Watson, Gene Then & Now (Koch) $18
Watson, Gene Best of the Best (2012) 25 tracks re-recordings of songs
throughout his career. Even if you have them, this is a
must as simply put he is that good.
GENE WATSON is simply put, one of the
greatest vocalists in country music and a wonderful
stylist. Every song he sings he makes his own.
Wells, Kitty The Collection (UK) $15 17 tks
West, Dottie Essential (RCA) $15
West, Dottie Collection 1976-1984 (Razor & Tie) $18
West, Speedy w, Jimmy Bryant Swingin’ on the Strings $20 (Razor
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA) $18
Whitley, Jesse Keith Kentucky Thunder $20 (yes keith & Lorrie’s son)
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes (RCA) $20
Whitley, Keith Greatest Hits (RCA) $18 duet “Til a Tear Becomes a Rose”
w. Lorrie Morgan & “Tell Lorrie I Love Her”
Whitley, Keith L A to Miami (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith Sad Songs & Waltzes $20
Whitman, Slim Best 1951-1971 (Rhino) $18
Whitman, Slim The Essential 3cd (EMI) $25
Whitman, Slim The Collection (EMI UK) 2005 $22 2cds
Whitman, Slim The Collection (EMI UK) 1989 $28 2cds
Whitman, Slim Magic Moments (with Byron) $20 (QED)
Whitman, Slim Irish Songs/ Reminiscing $20 (BGO 2on1)
Whitman, Slim A Time for Love/ Travellin’ Man (BGO 2on1) $20
Whitman, Slim Yodelling/ Country Songs City Hits (BGO 2on1) $20
Wilburn Brothers Songs of Inspiration $18 (Varese)
Wild Jimbos Wild Jimbos MCA $20 Great off shoot of Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Ibbotson.
Williams, Don Volume One & Volume Two (Edsel) $20 2 on 1
Williams, Don I Believein You/ Especially for You (MCA) $20
Williams, Don And So It Goes $20 2012 brand new with a fabulous
version of the O’Kanes “Imagine That”.
Williams, Hank Jnr Standing in the Shadows (Mercury) 20 tracks) $20
Williams, Hank Beyond the Sunset: as Luke the Drifter $18 (Polygram)
Williams, Jason D Killer Instincts (Sony) For every Jerry Lee fan.
Wills, Bob Swing Hi! Swing Lo!: Best of Tiffany $15 27 tks
Wills, Bob Bootheel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds Mercury
$20 50 tracks
Wilson, Anna Countrypolitan Duets $18 inc Connie Smith, Ray Price
Wiseman, Mac The Mac Wiseman Story (CMH) 20 tracks $18
Wolf, Peter Midnight Souvenirs $15 incl. A glorious duet w. The Hag
Wolf, Kate Anthology 2cds (Rhino) $28 40 pg book.
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee $20 (Everett)
Woodys Teardrops & Diamonds (Dynamike) $20
Woodys Woodys $20 for Joey & Rory fans...just fabulous
Wynette, Tammy Ways to Love a Man/ Tammy’s Touch $18 2 on1 Raven
Yates, Billy Bill’s Barber Shop $18
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs 20th Anniversay 2cd $22
Yoakam, Dwight Dwight Sings Buck $18(New West)
Young, Faron Story Songs For Country Folk (Mercury) $18 Canetoad
1861 Project Volume One From farmers to foot soldiers $18
American Murder Ballads $20 2 cds with 50 tracks, mostly country with some blues and folk. Some people don’t realise how violent songs can be...imagine how it would have been had they had wood chippers in those days.
As Good As It Gets Series .This was an excellent series brought out by EMI Holland. Sound is superb and great value with each being 2 cds and some 50 tracks.
**Hillbilly $18 Really fine cross section of 52 tracks. Great for intro to the genre but with enough for the hardcore fan. Includes Roy Rogers, Johnny Bond, Hank, Ernest Tubb, Vernon Dalhart, Ted Daffan, Merle Travis, Jimmie Davis etc.
Caught in the Webb A Tribute to Webb Pierce $20 One of ithe best if not the best ever country tribute albums. Great line up and they stick faithfully to the traditions of the songs. Emmylou is superb as alway on “Wondering” and it makes you wish she hadn’t strayed when you hear Alison Moorer doing “Back Street Affair”. Dwight, Willie, Jones, Dale Watson, Charley Pride...all hear.
Country Bluegrass and Mountain Music 3cds $18 60 tracks Nice overview.
Get With the Beat: The Marvel Masters $20 (Ryko) Great 27 tracker on a major distributed label of a very obscure label which drew the line between hillbilly & rockabilly and combined the two. Originally on the Cowboy Carl label on l Mar-vel Records began just south of Chicago in the 40s. As it stands the best known artist on this label was Bobby Sisco so you could certainly expect some true unknowns. Sisco is great on “Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm”, which has slappin’ bass in the rockabilly style but takeoff steel guitar in the hillbilly style. Includes great tracks from Jack Bradshaw, Bobby Burton, Shorty Ashford, Ginny Carter, Ronnie Durbin etc. A great label of authentic hillbilly.
Good Rockin’ Tonight: The legacy of Sun records (Sire) $18 Great line up including McCartney, Plant & Page, Carl Perkins, Dylan, Clapton, Petty, Elton etc.
Hank: the Lost Notebooks (Sony) $15 Lost songs set to music for first time with Dylan, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones etc
Happy Birthday Buck A Texas Salute $20 22 tracks including a couple of Buck’s final recordings . Includes David Ball, Rodney Crowell, Derailers, Rick Trevino etc 22 tracks
Hillbilly Fever! The Preston Story Volume 3 (Canetoad) $15 30 tracks recorded at Melbourne’s Preston Studio featuring independent Melbourne artists many with a rockabilly bent.
I Dreamed I Was Elvis $15 Buffalo Bop 32 tracks of a rare nature of those trying to adapt the Presley sound.
Jukebox Cowboy $18 UK compilation of 23 tracks from a variety of sources. Includes indie artists Roy Heinrich, Kathy Roberston, etc
Lighter Side of Blue $20 Columbia Legacy 2cd 48 tracks of early country artists 1926-1938...best of white artists singing country blues
Old Faithful: Songs from the Saddle $15 (Jasmine) 27 tracks about horses and horseriding. Compiled by a UK resident, Paul Hazell, who spent best part of a decade here in the 90s and fell in love with early Australian country music; Aussie artists on this include Les Wilson, Buddy Williams, June Holms, Smoky Dawson, Tim Mcnamara, Tex Morton plus favourites such as Wilf Carter, Rex Allen, Carson Robison, Roy Rogers, Texas Jim Robertson, Elton Britt, Bob Atcher etc.
Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman $20 One of the best tributes, with a fabulous lineup Dwight Yoakam (“Rapid City South Dakota”), Tompall Glaser (“Get Your Biscuits in the Oven”), Kinky himself doing a wonderful song about Marilyn Monroe and her actual but hard to understand love of Joe Dimaggio (“Marilyn & Joe”…brilliant), Lee Roy Parnell sounding uncannily like Merle Haggard (“Nashville Casualty & Life”). That’s for starters as it also includes Delbert McClinton, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Marty Stuart, Lyle Lovett (“Sold American”) Billy Swan and even Tom Waits!!! A must. Onje of best ever.
Real: The Tom T Hall Project $20 Another great cd with a mix of well known and lesser known artists. It is all good but Johnny Cash “I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew” and Iris Dement’s “I Miss a Lot of Trains” are hard to beat. The rest is mainly alternate country artists who sometimes believe in being weird just for the heck of it BUT not here. In fact Joe Henry’s “Homecoming” may be the best track. 17 tracks in all.
Silver Meteor: A Progressive Country Anthology $20 One of the best ever compilations of country rock based around the album that guitar legend Clarence White was working on when he was killed by a drunken driver in a car park whilst loading his car for a gig. His 4 tracks from that unreleased album open the set and include likes of Everly Brothers…”I’m on My Way Back Home Again” and “The Cuckoo”, both only on this, Barfrom Marvin Rainwaqyrebara Keith, with the much covered “Bramble & the Rose”, Paul Siebel, Rusty Young (with Clarence White), Ian Matthews, Red Rhodes, Country Gazette etc.
Singing with Emmylou Vol 1 $15
Singing With Emmylou Vol 2 $15 Two great volumes on Raven with 20 tracks on each that feature the greatest female duet artist ever. Lots of rarities. Stunning.
Songs of John D Loudermilk Canetoad $18 whopping 31 tracker with everyone fro Marvin Rainwater to Roy Acuff Jnr singing the great songs of John D Loudermilk.
Straight Out of Boone County: Cowboy Songs/Home Songs/ Western Songs/ Mountain Songs $15 (Bloodshot) Bloodshot Records is a hit and miss label. This is a hit with new artists doing older songs even though the legendary Hardrock Gunter with the Dalhart Imperials doing the Hank Penny classic “Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon”. 20 tracks in all. .
Texas Reunion $18 This was put together by Skinny Don Keeling a 40 year old veteran of the Austin Music Scene and includes vocals by Skinny Don, Don Walser (aka as not so skinny Don), Justin Trevino, Jason Roberts etc and a great steel guitar duet between Scott Walls (who has backed Dale Watson and is now in the fabulous Cornell Hurd Band) and Jimmy Day.
Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck $18 The good is great and the bad…not really…although I never warm to the wacky and seemingly ordinary Neko Case. But with George Jones “She’s All I Got”, Hank III’s “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised”, Johnny Bush’s sublime “Apartment Number 9”, Dave Alvin’s “11 Months & 29 Days” a duet between Gail Davies and Robbie Fulks on “Shakin’ the Blues” and maybe the best of them all, Dallas Wayne “I Did the Right Thing” you know you are on a winner. Also includes the great Larry Cordle, a songwriter who is a great recording artist as well.
Town South of Bakersfield III Essentially it is all Los Angeles based artists (hence witty title), many of whom performed at the legendary Palomino Club, now I believe a restaurant, but in its day the place where everyone went when in California. Many of the artists have gone on to have successful recording careers but these selections are only available on here. All are good and this includes Dale Watson!!, Wylie & Wild West Show, Patty Booker, Rick Shea, Ronnie Mack plus a bunch of “who the hell are theys” who are pretty darn good such as Steve Kolander, Calvin Davidson, Ruby Trees etc. 16 tks
Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein $20 John prine, Kris Kristofferson, Todd Snider, Bobby Bare Jnr (doing “Daddy What If” with his child…the part he played when Bobby Bare Snr recorded the original), Nanci Griffith are all fabulous but also pale behind Ray Price’s “Me & Jimmie Rodgers” one of the best vocals I have ever heard. Lucinda Williams is awful and totally rank as she destroys “Ballad of Lucy Jordan” but that is the one exception.
Wanted: The Golden Era of Capitol Country $20 Excellent 2 tracker from Capitol Japan with 20 tracks that are never usually featured on such compilations. Excellent sound.
White Mansions/ Legend of Jesse James 1847-1882 2cd set (Mercury) $30 Subtitled “A Tale from the American Civil War” White Mansions was a country rock opera by Paul Kennerley who at the time was married to Emmylou Harris. It features Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Eric Clapton, Bernie Leadon etc. Jesse James includes Levon Helm (as JJ) Johnny Cash, the aforementioned Emmylou, Charlie Daniels, Rodney Crowell etc…yep a few slightly known folks.
Winning Hand (Monument) $20 Brenda Lee/ Kris Kristofferson/ Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton A one off project with duets and solo songs . Excellent,
Zydeco Champs: 50 Years of Louisiana’s Black French-Creole Dance Music (Arhoolie) with 22 tracks including Clifton Chenier, Lawrence Ardoin, John Delafose, Ambrose Sam & the Sam Brothers. Etc
$5 CDS or 3 for $10 (buy 2 get one free). You can combine any $5 cds in the newsletter as part of this deal
Aldridge, Darin & Brooke So Much in Between (Mountain
Home) Nice duets.
Barie, Jason The Past is Present (Pinecastle)
Bearfoot Doors & Windows (Compass)
Bonham, Glen Glen Bonham (Scena)
Boxcars All In (Mountain Home)
Bradley, Dale Ann East Kentucky Morning (Pinecastle) for Krauss fans
Charles River Valley Boys Bluegrass & Old Timey (Prestige)
Cherryholmes IV (Skaggs)
Cleveland, Michael Fired Up (Rounder)
Cleverlys The Cleverlys (indie)
Clifton, Bill/Jimmy Gaudreau Rivers of memories (elf)
Cold Heart My Sisters & me (Rural Rhythm)
Crowe Brothers Brothers N Harmony (Rural Rhythm)
Davis, Jason Steppin Out (PInecastle)
Douglas, Jerry Southern Fillibuster: Tribute to Tut Taylor (E1)
Grascals Tribute to Andy Griffith Show (alas RIP Andy!)
Humming House Humming House (Unsigned) a tad jazzy as well
Jim & Jesse Songs from the Homeplace (Pinecastle)
Kallick, Kathy Use a Napkin (Sugar Hill)
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn
Leath, Nate & Friends Rockville Pike (Patuxent)
Lewis/Scruggs/Long Lifetimes (Mountain Home) 2cd Earl’s last album
Lewis, Laurie/Tom RozumThe Laurel & the Oak (Rounder)
Lulu Belle & Scotty Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (OH) 21 tks
Lynn, Christie Country-Gospel-Bluegrass (Gusto)
(guests inc Porter/ dolly)
McKnight, Luke & Thunderroad Leader of Band (indie) mandolin
McReynolds, Jesse & Friends Songs of Grateful Dead (Woodstock)
Mack, Leroy And Friends (Rebel) dobro
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Pt II (OMS)
Monroe, Bill Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord (MCA) gospel
Mulins, Joe/ Radio Ramblers Hymns from the Hills (Rebel)
Murphy, Jimmy Electrticity (Sugar Hill)
Newfound Road Live at the Down Home (rounder)
O’Brien, Molly Tell it True (Sugar Hill)
O’Connell, Maura Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill)
O’Connor, Mark Heroes (WB)
O’Connor, Mark Midnight on the Water (Sony)
O’Connor, Mark New Nashville Cats (WB)
Palmer Divide Radio Singles (IBMA)
Parton, Dolly Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)
Smith, Billy & Terry Bill Monroe Tribute K tel
Smith, Valerie Patchwork Heart (Rebel)
Steep Canyon Rangers One Dime at a Time (Rebel)
Sutton, Bryan Almost Live (Sugar Hill)
Troy, Billy Broken Moon (OMS)
Ulisse, Donna walk This Mountain Down (Hadley)
Ulisse, Donna When I Look Back (HadleY)
Note: nothing to do withAust. Hadley label
Vespers The Fourth Wall (Black Suit) nice...
Williams, Paul Satisfied (Rebel) gospel
Wright, Luther & Wrongs Guitar Pickin’ MAtyrs (Back Porch)
Zonn, Andrea Love Goes On (Compass)
Bluegrass Tribute to Studio B (Tim Graves/Daryl Mosely/etc)
16 Down Home Country Classics (Arhoolie)
Best Loved Bluegrass 20 All Time Favorites (Rebel)
Bluegrass Gospel Songbook (rounder)
Bluegrass Spectacular: 30 Original Tunes (Country Stars)
Cold Mountain: Music from Motion Picture (Mira max)(
(note friends inc Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, George Jones etc)
Country Roots 21 Old Time Favotites (Rural Rhythm)
Mama’s Hand: Bluegrass & Mountain Songs aBout Mama Rounder
O Brother Where Are Thou (Universal)
O Sister! (Rounder)
Original Bluegrass Spectacular 30 Great Performances (CMH)
Putumayo Presents Bluegrass (Putumayo)
BLUEGRASS $10 Cds or 3 for $20 (buy 2 get one free)
All $10 cds in the newsletter can be included in this offer.
Balsam Range Papertown
Blackberry Smoke The Whippoorwill
Cox Family Beyond the City (Rounder)
Cox Family Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over (Elektra)
Eldredge, Terry Making the Rounds (Pinecastle)
Emerson, Bill & Sweet Dixie Touch of time (Rural Rhythm)
Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury (Mercury)
Gadd, Pam benefit of Doubt
Krauss ,Alison New Favorite (Rounder)
McCoury, Del Cold Hard facts (Rounder)
Mills, Jim Bound to Ride (Sugar Hill)
Mountain Heart That Just Happened (MH)
Nugent, Alecia Hillbilly Goddess (Rounder) reminds Patty Loveless
Rice, Tony Cold on the Shoulder (Rounder)
Scruggs, Randy & friends Crown of Jewels (Reprise)
Skaggs, Ricky Instrumentals (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky History of the Future (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules (Skaggs/ Rounder)
Skaggs, Ricky Tribute to 1946 & 1947 (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs)
Stanley Bros Earliest Recordings (Rich R Tone)
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel)
Stephenson, Larry What Really Matters (Compass) 2012 His
version of “Philadelphia Lawyer” is superb.
Stoneman, Scotty 1965 Live in LA (Sierra)
Stonemans Live: 107 Degrees & Getting Hotter (Gusto)
Turnpike Troubadours Goodbye Normal Street ((Thirty Tigers)
Ulisse, Donna An Easy Climb (Hadley) latest
Vincent, Rhonda Destination Life (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Good Thing Going (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream ComeTrue (Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin Live (Rounder)
Watkins, Sara Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch) ex Nickel Creek 2nd
solo album. Tours with John Prine.
White, Roland Trying to Get to You (Sugar Hill)
Whites Lifetime in the Making (Ceili)
Whites Give a Little Back (Step One)
Bill Monroe: 100th Year Celebration Live at Bean Blossom (Rural Rhy)
BLUEGRASS $15 & Up
Auldridge, Mike Treasures Untold (Sugar Hill) $18
Berline, Byron Fiddle & a Song (Sugar Hill) $18
Boggs, Dock Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (SF) $18
Carter, Dave & Tracy Grammer Little Ble Egg (Red House) $20
Cordle, Larry Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ (Mighty Cord) $20
Dailey & Vincent Gospel Side of (Crackerbarrel) $18
Dailey & Vincent Dailey & Vincent (Rounder0 $18
Deep Dark Woods The Place I Left Behind $15 (Sugar Hill)
Douglas, Jerry Traveller (new album) $18
Fink, Cathy/ Marcy Marxer Rockin’ the Uke $18 (Community)
Fleck, Bela And the Marcus Roberts Trio $15
Grascals Life Finds a Way $18 (new) Mountain Home
Gram Parsons Notebook Last Whippoorwill $20 A must for all GP fans
Grisman/Rice Tone Poems (Acoustic Disc) $20
Grisman, David Home Is where the Heart Is 2cd (Rounder) $28
Harrell, Bill And Friends (Rebel) $18
Hull, Sierra Daybreak (Rounder) $18
Jackson, Carl/John Starling Spring Training $20 (Sugar Hill) w. Emmylou
Harris& Nash Ramblers (Jon Randall, Sam Bush,
Al Perkins etc)...Nash Ramblers rule!!
Jim & Jesse Story: 24 GH (CMH) $18
Kimmel, Dick 25 Year Collection 1969-1993 (Copper ck) $18
Kohrs, Randy Crack in My Armour $18 this has a 3D cover &
Randy is like a bluegrassy version of Vince Gill
a la the Key. Superb
Lonesome River Band Chronology Volume One 1982-2012 $15 (RR)
Lonesome River Band Chronology Volume Two $15
Marley’s Ghost Jubilee $15 prod. By Jack Clement.
Nashville West Nashville West (Sierra) $15
O’Brien, Tim Chicken & Egg
Osborne, Bobby New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches (Rural Rhythm)$15
Pikelny Beat the Devil & Carry a Rail (Compass) $15
Raybon, Marty Southern Roots & Branches (Rural Rhythm) $18
Wonderful vocalist who provided the lead vocal for
Shenandoah, who had a lot of hits. Marty in fact
even reprises Shenadoah with new versions of
“Ghost in this House” & “Next to Me Next to You”.
Raybon, Marty Hand to The Plow (Rural Rhythm) $18 great
to have 2 new albums...this gospel. The early 90s
were hard to beat& the artists still make great cds.*
Reams, James & Barnstormers On Foot in the Honky tonk $15
Scott, Darrell Long Ride Home $15
Seldom Scene 15th Anniversary Celebration $20 w. guests (SH)
Sizemore, Charlie Story Is: Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel) $18
Sizemore, Charlie In My View (Rebel) $18
Sizemore, Charlie Good News (Rounder) $15
Sizemore, Charlie Back Home (Rebel) $18
Skaggs Family Christmas Vol 2 cd + dvd $22 tops inc. Whites
Sparks, Larry Almost Home (Rounder) $18 great...non gospel
Special Concensus Scratch Gravel Road (Compass) $15
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Sweethearts (Rebel) $20 w.
Dolly, Iris, Gillian, Melba, Lucinds etc
Stanley, Ralph Saturday Night & Sunday Morning 2cd (Rebel) $30
Guests are amazing, Gill/ Dwight/ Jones/ Emmylou
Starling, John Waiting on a Southern Train (Sugar Hill) $18
Statman, Andy Old Brooklyn 2cds $18 w. Skaggs, Berline, Fleck etc
Vincent, Rhonda Raging Live DVD $18
Vincent, Rhonda Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ Live $20
Wretched Refuse String Band s/t (Alcazar) $15
Wrinkle Neck Mules Apprentice to Ghosts $15 (Lovers 40)
Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration $18 on A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
2cd on Rounder great artists. Grascals, Vince Gill, Blue Highway, IIIrd Tyme Out, Ralph Stanley etc
Foggy Mountain: Special Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs $15 obviously a must for banjo fans with Tony Trischka, Jim Mills, J D Crowe etc
Life Goes On 2cds $18 39 tracks Childhood Cancer benefit concert featuring a wonderful cast including Rhonda Vincent, Shawn Camp, Blue Highway, Grascals & many others...you name it they are probably there....yep... Looks great.
Little House on the Prairie project
*Vol 1 Arkansas Traveller $15
*Vol 2 Pa’s Fiddle:Charles Ingalls American fiddler. $15
Sometimes I amaze myself as to how clever I am. Sure enough it happened again. Firstly the tv show “Little House on the Prairie” was based on a real life family, though the real life Charles Ingalls looked nothing like Michael Landon. As such the original books had tunes listed tha tIngalls’ played on his fiddle. As such they were from a bluegrass/ old timey point of view fundamental in providing the basics on which the whole genre developed. So these two are essentillly old time fiddle and guitar reels, with Bryan Sutton, Pat Flynn on guitar and Matt Combs on fiddle. The first has guest vocals whilst the second is all instrumental. Vocalists include Ranger doug Greene, Elizabeth cook, John Cowan....but if you want to summarise bluegrass...from whence it came. Now for the cleverness.....Volume 2 is instrumental and I was playing it...on came “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.....and wait for it...it is the same tune as “Madamoiselle from Armentieres”. Hallelujah...what a revelation. Great cds.
WAYLON JENNINGS “NASHVILLE REBEL” $50 Special buy on this gem. All new and what a set. Extremely attractive leather look embossed box, modelled after Waylon’s famed guitar. I’d say it was one of the most attractive box sets I’ve seen. Huge 144 page book with many rare photos and a lot in colour. 92 tracks including solo and duets recordings. All remastered.
Roy Acuff “King of the Hillbillies: the First 100 Commercial Sides, Some Never Before Reissued” JSP UK $25 from the Joe Bussard collection.
Garth Brooks “The Limited Series” (Capitol) This iis Garth’s first six albums each with a bonus track. This is the only place you will get those tracks and it is long out of print. Subsequent issues did not have the bonus tracks $50
Garth Brooks “The Limited Series 2” The albums Seven, Scarecrow, Double Live (2cds)/ the Lost Sessions/ DVD both sets have large books. $38
Johnny Cash Collector’s Crate package $35 Not really a box but a nice item, albeit one I was only able to get two copies. It consists of 16 Biggest Hits cd plus a t-shirt with a vintage Cash image...size XL...plus a colelctor’s crate which is a cd size “milkcrate” style with Cash emblazoned across the front. The perfect pace to put your Cash cds. The cd is one most would have BUT the accoutrements are stunning.
Johnny Cash “Portrait” 4cds 104 tracks in book style box UK Version $45. Honest John who gave us that magnificent list at the beginning reckons this is the best box set he has ever purchased. He had never heard Cash do “Forever Young” , a Bob Dylan Track and yes HJ I agree with you. Includes nice book written by Patrick Carr.
Johnny Cash “At Folsom Prison” This is the US edition complete in long flip box, presented as it should be. 2cds + dvd. 40 page large booklet, The Dvd runs for 2 hr and 10 minutes abd features actual performances and interviews with likes of Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart & Rosanne Cash. Has the usual Show One plus previously unissued Show 2. $45
Lonnie Donegan “ The Collection” Universal UK 5cd with 108 tracks including all 32 of his Top 30 charting songs. Many are folk and country classics.
Flatt & Scruggs & the Stanley Brothers “Selected Cuts 1952-1959” JSP UK 50 tracks of each legendary bluegrass duo.
Tennessee Ernie Ford “Masters 1949-1976” Capitol 3 cds Excellent set with 50 tracks including lots of duets . In long style box with book $45
Merle Haggard “The Original Outlaw” Time Life 3cds 60 tracks. Nice book style box. You will never get a better bargain $20
Merle Haggard “Down Every Road 1962 -1994” 4cds + 76 page book plus 104 tracks which span all the labels he has recorded for The book is something else with lots of colour photo. Takes its title from the opening line of “Lonesome Fugitive”. One of the best box sets ever $60
George Jones “The Hits Then Till Now’ Time Life $20 What a steal. Book style box with career spanning 60 tracks, including a good selection of duets. Did I say steal...a bargain of highest order!!
Willie Nelson “The Complete Atlantic Sessions” Rhino. Willie only actually released 2 albums on Atlantic but those 2 are credited with elevating him in status throughout the music industry. He certainly has never done better than these albums. I personally rate “Phases & Stages” his best. It is the second of the two albums for Atlantic and tells of the breakup of a relationship from a woman’s perspective (side on of the lp) and from a man’s perspective (side 2). I wouldn’t say “Red Headed Stranger” was an overrated album but it is not as good as “Phases or Stages” nor the other album he did for Atlantic, “Shotgun Willie”. “Shotgun Willie” had some wonderful tracks. His “Sad Songs & Waltzes” is as good as it gets and Willie’s own version contrasts wonderfully with the version we know by Keith Whitley. Those two gems of albums both have a stack of bonus cuts whilst a third cds features “Live at the Texas Opry House’. That one has one of the most manic tracks you will ever hear...a medley of “Bloody Mary Morning/ Take Me Back to Tulsa”. Willie plays the wildest guitar solo you would ever hear and off the cuff the brilliant fiddler Johnny Gimble segues into “Take Me Back to Tulsa”. Superb. The box features nice mini lp style covers and a 48 page book. They are housed in a wonderful leather look box with a silver embossed Willie in the middle. To add that extra bit of class the box has a magnetic seal. $40
Buck Owens “The Warner Brothers Recordings” Rhino Handmade 2cds $45 This is an expensive one on this specialised boutique label which manufactures a limited edition. Includes his albums such as “Buck “em”.
Dolly Parton “Dolly” Sony legacy 4cds 99 songs including 7 previously unreleased songs. Includes he eaarliest “Puppy Love” Nice silvery box. $50
Kenny Rogers “Retrospective: Through the Years” Capitol. 4 cds with 80 tracks including pre First Edition recordings 32 page booklet. Quite a few duets $45...thankfully cover features the distinctive looking Kenny not current one!
Stanley Brothers “The Definitive Collection 1947-1966” Time Life. Superb presentation with 60 tracks and 40 page book in attractive book style packaging. Not a mistake...this is a giveaway $20
Townes Van Zandt “Texas Troubadour” $35 Charly UK. Complete original studio albums released between 1968-1978 plus arguably his best, “Live at the Old Quarter”, a great album which captured Townesa at his very best. 4cds with 36 page book. Includes some studio outtakes.
Hank Williams “The Complete Hank Williams” 10 cds+ 2 books plus post cards etc. $140 Brand new but very small spilt caused in transit. Won multiple Grammys. 53 previously unissued recordings. What more could you ask for??
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys “Legends of country Music” Sony Legacy $50 105 tracks on 4 cds. Foremost Wills authority Rich Kienzle, one of the better country music writers contributes the notes as well as compiling the sets. It is the best single Wills set as it includes post CBS hits such as “Faded Love” and concludes with some of the final session from 1973. As always any Wills cd which Kienzle has his name on will include “Drop Us Off at Bob’s Place” one of the most ebullient tracks you wil lever hear.
Bob Wills “King Of Western Swing: Complete Published Sides 1935-1940” JSP UK 100 tracks $20 ....a steal!!!
From Sea to Shining Sea $20 4cds Readers Digest set with categories: God Bless America/ The American Spirit/ Great songs of Pride & Patriotism/ Rocky Mountain High/ Our Great Land in Story & Song/ Country-folk Favourites/ Highways & Home/ God’s Country (gospel) 74 tracks
Richer Tradition: Country Blues & String Band Music 1923-1942 JSP Uk
4 cd box $28 Rarest of the rare...amazing how many have what appears to be somewhat racist connotations in the title.
Train Songs: 200 Great Songs about Railroad Heroes, Hobos and Freight Trains $45 10 cds in small size flip box. Not just country...but mainly...also includes some skiffle, folk and pop as well as a little rock & roll.
Not Sealed (but all like new except where noted)
Chet Atkins The RCA Years 2cds 48 page book. Nice buff box.
Gene Autry “Sing Cowboy Sing” Rhino 3cd + 64 page booklet This features Melody Ranch Radio Show recordings. Track by track rundown and wonderful reproductions in the booklet. $50
Johnny Cash “Love/ God / Murder” 3cds each with its own theme in nice cardboard sleeve (digipak) cases with outer cd case. A couple of small marks on the outer buff coloured box. $28 48 tracks
Johnny Cash At San Quentin $38 Legacy edition in true hard cover flip style box with 2cds + DVD and 40 page booklet. The DVD runs for 60 minutes and features performances plus the background for this album.
Johnny Cash “Unearthed’ This is now deleted and is very hard to get. It consists of 5 cds from John’s later career tenure with American label. 4 cds are tracks that are additional to his American Recordings cds and the fifth is a summation of the best of the American Recordings. These are housed in a very attractive cloth bound hard cover book. BUT THERE IS MORE. There is a second hard cover book with 108 pages, also cloth bound. These two cloth bound books are then housed in a cloth bound case....black of course (heck it is Johnny Cash!!). These are very hard to get. This is 100% as new. Don’t miss out. This is a very reasonable price.
Ray Charles “Complete Modern Sounds in Country & wetsren Music” (Rhino) $80 long out of print gem. 4 cds + hard cover bound book in solid cardboard outer box. 93 tracks starting with his legendary albums which presented vastly different arrangemsnts of classic country songs such as “Bye Bye Love” and “I Can’t stop Loving You”. Best for mine is the superb string laden version of “You Don’t Know Me”, a classic Eddy Arnold track revamped superbly. This is extremely hard to get now and to be honest is just fabulous.
Patsy Cline “Patsy Cline Collection” 4cds + 64 page book. All in the 12 inch lbox. An absolutely essential box brought out by MCA and the Country Music Foundation. Someone once said if you lined up ever female singer Patsy would be singing lead and the rest could consider themselves lucky to be singing in the chorus...yep...could be right. $40 One of the best box sets ever. The sound is superb.
Patsy Cline “The Ultimate Collection” $20 3cds This is an Australian only compilation which surprises on 2 counts: the sound is superb and the song selection is also superb. 50 tracks. Good deal.
John Denver “The Country Roads Collection” RCA 79 tracks over 4 cds and 24 page book. Always liked the guy even when he was John Deutschendorff, when he changed his name when he became a member of the Chad Mitchell Trio, a Kingston Trio styled protest group. He never had to worry about paying the rent again after Peter Paul & Mary recorded his wonderful “Leaving on a Jet Plane”. His nice guy image was not an act. Very underappreciated artist. $55 OOP
Vince Gill “These Days” Ultra Special $28 4cds plus book. This is his 2006 box with 4 cds each with a separate theme on each.
a) Workin’ On a Big Chill:The Rockin’ Record
b) The Reason Why: The Groovy Record
c) Some Things Never Get Old: The C & W Record w. Emmylou, J. Anderson
d) Little Brother: The Acoustic Record
43 songs which are only on this and nothing else. Autographed copy $40
Vern Gosdin “40 Years of the Voice” Nifty 4 cds $50 101 songs....10 previously unreleased, 14 he recorded with brother Rex as The Gosdin Brothers, 16 page booklet. Very clever package.
Merle Haggard “Down Every Road” $40...see in the above sealed section. Same set in great shape.
Emmylou Harris “Portraits” $45 Seemingly every one of Y & T customers favourite female country singer and with good cause. 3 cds + 24 page booklet & 61 tracks many rarities. Attractive long style box.
Paul Kelly “The A to Z” 8cds $60 Live Recordings in which Paul manages his way through 105 songs...in alphabetical order starting with “Adelaide” and ending with “Zoe”.
Ledoux, Chris “American Cowboy” This is a great set which pays heed to his pre Capitol tracks on his own label. He truly is the king of the rodeo singers, This has 54 tracks over 3 cds and includes a 40 page book which tells how he rose to prominence with a mention in a Garth Brooks’ song (“a worn out tape of Chris Ledoux”). All of a sudden he was famous. An excellent singer and writer. $45 Chronologicallly arranged.
Loretta Lynn “Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta ynn Collection” 3cds with 48 page book. Couple of small marks on the cover. Internally just dandy. 70 tracks and over 3 hours of the best Loretta $40
Roger Miller “King of the Road: the Genius of Roger Miller” Mercury $48 3cds with 36 page book. 70 songs including hits, non hits and songs he wrote for others. But his interpretations of them take them to another level. A must have set with 8 unrelased tracks featured. Concludes with his versions of a couple of songs that were from the Tony winning play “Big River’ which Roger wrote.
Willie Nelson “The Complete Atlantic Sessions” Rhino. See above in new country boxes for full details. $22. Honestly it doesn’t get better. Classy package.
Willie Nelson “Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993” 3cds in book style packaging covering Willie’s tenure at Columbia records . 32 page book and 60 trcks including 20 of duets. A bargain and a half $25
Willie Nelson “One Hell of a Ride” $40 True career spanning set which begins with the first song Willie recorded “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song” from 1954 and ends with a 2007 recording of the same song which Willie recorded for this album. I guess if you wanted just one Willie set this would have to be the one. Nice recycled cardboard style packaging.
Willie Nelson “The Early Years: The Complete Liberty Recordings Plus More” 2 cds and whopping 61 tracks with quite a few unissued. Nice set $18
Buck Owens “The Collection” Rhino. $50 Out of print gem with wonderful 80 page book with mostly colour photographs and includes a track by track rundown with Buck’s own comments. 62 songs are licensed from Buck himself and include all the hits including both the original version and the Dwight duet version of “Streets of Bakersfield” as well as some delightful non hits such as Buck’s latter duet with Emmylou Harris “Play Together Again, Again”.
Charlie Poole “You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me:Charlie Poole & the Roots of country Music” 3 cd + book on Sony legacy in classic cigar style box with colour illustration from the one and only Robert Crumb. $55
Roy Rogers “Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection 1937-1990” Rhino 3cds $58 Out of print. Rhinos status as the best exponent of the box set in the USA is enhanced with this gem 68 page book with rare photos and great track by track commentary. 94 tracks include a lot of rare tracks which promote the “Roy Rogers” image. Roy was a larger than life character but even if he never acted was a superb singer so good in fact that he is the only person who is in the Country Music Hall of Fame...twice. Solo and as original Sons of Pioneer.
Linda Ronstadt “Box Set” $55 took them ages to come up with the name. 4 cds plus 60 page book 86 tracks including quite a few previously unrelased including a 1974 duet with Emmylou Harris on “Honky tonk Blue” Now out of print.
Stanley Brothers “The Early Starday & King Years 1958-1961” 4cds = 20 page booklet in long style box. 109 tracks. This is now out of print.
George Strait “Strait Out of The Box” 4cds + book $35 His early years were his best. Includes rare tracks such as “Six Pack to Go” his duet with Hank Thompson. Just great.
Conway Twitty The Conway Twitty Collection” MCA 4cds in book style box with 72 pge book and 89 tracks which cover Sun, MGM and Decca/ MCA tracks.
Includes some of the great Loretat Lynn duets $50
Hank Williams Jnr “Living Proof- The MGM recordings 1963-1975” Mercury 3cds + 24 page book. 82 tracks. Excellent set of Hank’s pre WB recordings which see him initially in a very traditional light and then changing direction gradually til lhe arrives at “Hank Williams & Friends” his landmark album which was made just before his catastrophic injury when he fell face first down a mountain. Not good. Even includes a little Luke the Drifter Jnr. $60 Out of print.
“50 Years of Bluegrass Hits” CMH label 100 tracks over 4 cds each with their own individual notes Running time is 4 hours and 26 minutes. Long box with very attractive metallic blue finish. Great LA based label.
“Fifty Years of Country Music from Mercury 1945-1995” 3cds with 24 page booklet and lots of rarities. 24 page book 73 tracks.The early ones hold the most interest with artists such as the original Talkin’ blues man Robert Lunn, Lonnie Glasson, Mc O’Dell, Bil Nettles, Bill Carlisle, Eddie Hill etc $35
“Forerunner Music Group” publishers special with 4 cds & 12 page book 71 tracks Nice book style set $18
“From Where I Stand:The Black Experience in Country Music” (Rhino) 3cd + book in nifty package designed to resemble a paper back novel. Includes early stringband sides and has selections from the superstars Charley Pride & (in Y&T terms anyway) Stony Edwards. This is out of print and sells for over $100 on Amazon. $45
Songs of the West (Rhino_ 4 cd + 60 page box $40 Nice set with each cd having a separate theme (1. Cowboys Classics 2. Silver Screen Cowboys (where you will find perhaps the 2 ultimate highlights...Slim Pickens doing a wonderful version of Guy Clark’s “Desperados Waiting for a Train” and Rex Allen Jnr “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys” (with Rex Snr and Roy Rogers) 3. Gene Autry & Roy Rogers 4. Movie & television Themes.
“Sony Tree Publishing box” 8 cds in jewel cases housed in nice box. This is a promo only item so totally unattainable. Has a nice 104 page book plus a whopping 170 tracks. A steal and a half $30
Joan Baez “Rare Live & Classic” 3cds with 60 songs includind 22 previously unreleased including duets with Bob Dylan, Donovan, Jusdy Colins, Kris Kristiofferson (hard to tell who is who on that one I bet). Plus 32 page book. Nice long style box. Vanguard label. $45
Peter Paul & Mary “Carry It On” Rhino 4 cds + dvd Over 5 ½ hours on the cds which includes a selection of their solo hits, the biggest of which was Paul Stookey’s “Wedding Song”. The Cosmic Cowboy And I were very sad when Mary passed on. Her superb voice was unique but her hair flicking style was hypnotic. Watch the DVDS for 30 flicks a song...or maybe more. Great set $60
Richard Thompson “Walking on a Wire 1968-2009” $60 71 classic recordings which covers his solo career as well as Fairport Convention as well as duet recordings with ex wife Linda Thompson. Includes 60 page book all in attractive box.
Loudon Wainwright III “40 Odd Years” $70 4 cds + DVD. 69 songs from 25 albums plus as additional 22 rare and unreleased tracks. The DVD contains a 60 minute documentary “One Man Guy” plus a bunch of live performances bringing the dvd time to around 200 minutes. A clever and humorous artist who has been married to one of the McGarrigles and one of the Roches. Great box.
Not Sealed (As new unless noted)
Harry Chapin “Story of a Life” Rhino ecds in attractive glossy box with 47 tracks including all the gems ,Taxi, WOLD, Cat’s in the Cradle, Circle and of course the wonderful non hit album tracks such as “Mr Tanner” and “the Rock”.
80 page booklet. $48
Dan Fogelberg “Portrait: the Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997” 4 cds with 72 page booklet. Housed in quad fold sleeve which with the booklet is housed inside a nice box resembling an old style bound book. Some may query the inclusion of Fogelberg in the folk section but that is what I belive he ostensibly was... a folky who also had a strong following in the country rock area die his association with the Eagles and the excellent country album he made “High Country Snows” on which Ricky Skaggs is a guest.
Kingston Trio “The Capitol Years” 4cds in slip case with 48 page booklet. 107 tracks . Nice set $48 (Capitol USA)
Gordon Lightfoot “Songbook” Rhino 98 tracks over four cds with a hard bound book...same format as the Ray Charles box. Includes the best of his United Artists recordings such as the fabulous ‘Did She Mention My Name” plus his original version of “Early Morning Rain” The other 3 cds mainly feature his Warne rBrothers albums and include many rarities. Great story songs abound such as the true story of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” This is as new $90 Do a search...you won’t find one this good for this price.
Transatlantic Box set $28 Nice compact box featuring the premier UK folky label which prospered in the late 60s an 70s 70 tracks and 8 page booklet.
Peter Green “Antholog” 4cds with 72 page book and 64 tracks with ove r4 ½ hours playing time. Features selections from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and the original Fleetwood Mac as well as solo recordinsg and with the Peter Green Splinter Group. $58
Buddy Guy “Can’t Quit
the Blues” 3 cDS + DVD 48 page book. Includes rare duet with Keith Richards,
“The Price you Gotta Pay”. DVD has 90 minute documentary as well as 11 never
before seen live performaces. 47 tracks on the cds. $50
John Lee Hooker “Hooker” $60 4 cd with 75 tracks include one of duets plus a 60 page booo. He recorded for upwards of 30 labels so this box is a gem to bring so many (not all) to one place.
Nina Simone “To Be Free the Nina Simone Story” RCA Legacy Hard to categorise Nina, could be any category almost....even folk This is 3 cds + DVD od an Emmy nominated 1970 documentary. 51 tracks on the 3 cds including some Dylan & Leonard Cohen! $50
Not Sealed (but as new)
Fleetwood Mac “The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions” 6 cds $80 This is very rare now. It has all recordings when Peter Green was in the group plus the two volumes of the Blues Jam recorded with the Chicago Blues All stars. It has a stack of bonus tracks and a 16 page book which is very comprehensive.
Nina Simone “Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings” Fabulous hard book bound package incorporating 4 cds + 56 pg book. Topped off by beautiful white imitation alligator jacket with silver lettering and the Verve label emblem. All 7 Philips albums are here in their entirety. $48
Stevie Ray Vaughan S R Vaughan 3cds + dvd with 72 page book. All as new except the booklet is no longer attached to the box. Basically all of these are the same. DVD has his Austin City Limits set which was recorded but never aired. Lots of rare tracks on the cds $48
“Chess Blues” $60 101 song retrospective of the peak period 1947-1967. 46 rarities including 19 previously unrelased recordings. Great box. With 64 page booklet. All the greats and lesser lights.
“The Long Road to Freedom” $80
Harry Belafonte's 10 Year labour of love recorded between 1961 and 1971 this set seeks to accurately portray the music of Black Americans from the period of their earliest arrival in the "New World" in the 17th century up through the spirituals, blues and folk music that heralded the great cultural explosion of musical expression at the dawn of the 20th century. This consists of 5 cds and a DVD in one of the most impressive packages you would ever see. There is a 140 page hard cover book to complete the brilliant presentation. Nelson Mandela’s biography was “Long Walk to Freedom”...wonder if Belafonte adapted it??
AC-DC “Backtracks” $35 2 cds + dvd asll feature rarities and never released items.
Beach Boys “The Pet Sounds Sessions” $60 4 cds and a book presenting the complete recording sessions for their landmark album 90 tracks all up plus large book.
Beau Brummels “Bradley’s Barn” Rhino Handmade 2cd version. $60 One of rock’s classic country rock albums presented superbly in a bound book volume. Has more than one cd of previously unreleased material.
Byrds “Complete Columbia Albums Collection” Limited edition with 11 complete albums & 12 cds (“Untitled” being a double). All cds are attractively presented in a mini lp style cover and each cd has bonus tracks as well. Includes their landmark country rock album “Sweethearts of the Rodeo”.
Byrds “There Is a Season” 4 cds with 96 tracks UK version is one of the smaller size boxes, about dvd size $40...the US edition is a larger cloth bound flip style box. In addition it has a dvd. Its is a very attractive presentation with rich gold lettering on the reds. Very Impressive. $60. The Uk version is the one to go if you just want the remastered sound.
Chicago “Chicago IV: Live at Carnegie Hall” Rhino OOP Small size box with 4cds , book and poster. $48
The Clash “Clash on Broadway” 3cds with 63 tracks in long book style box with 68 page book by Lenny Kaye $50. Many rarities.
Sam Cooke “The Man Who Invented Soul” 4Cds with 95 tracks in book style box from Uk $48
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends “On Tour With Eric Clapton” Rhino Handmade 4cd version in touring trunk style box. One of the landmark tours from 1969 and one of rock’s great live albums. Backing is provided by those who played on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour. $120. Everything on Rhino Handmade is expensive but also in limited editions.
Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’ :The Doobie Brothers 1970-200” $60 4cds with 78 tracks including one of rarities. Large box style set. Large book included.
Doors “Box Set” $60 4cds with 4 ½ hours of music. 3 cds have unreleased material whilst the 4th cd features the living members picks for their favourite tracks. One more for the hard core fan.
Bob Dylan “Dylan” deluxe edition This is the version in the hard cigar box style box with 40 page booklet plus 10 postcards. $48 Contains 3 cds in mini lp style covers and 51 tracks all remastered.
Bob Dylan “Biograph” 3cds book style presentation 44 page book. 21 alternate & rare recordings in the 53 tracks $40
Bob Dylan “Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased 1961-1991) Long book style box with 60 page book and track by track notes. 38 tracks were never released on a n official album. Includes such gems as “Only a Hobo”, “Who Killed Davy Moore”, “Talking John Birch Paranoia Blues”.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Flashback 3cds box with 53 songs and 3 ½ hours of music. All remastered and nice book presentation $38
Grateful Dead “Beyond Description”: 1973-1989 Great companion to the Warner Brothers Tears box. This starts with their first post WB album, ‘Wake of the Flood” and has 12 cds worth of their Arista albums. Very attractive cover with a standout metallic centre. There are 2 separate 96 page booklets, one on the band and one on the music. $130
Hall & Oates “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” 4 cds 74 tracks including 16 previously unissued and 60 page book. Much bigger in the US than here ... they had many hits. Long hard flip style box. Legacy $50
Heart “Strange Euphoria” 3cD + DVD $45 Nice package with 51 tracks including many previously unissued and alternate versions plus 56 page book. The Candian Wilson Sisters, Ann & Nancy, could rock like crazy (“Barracuda” is a classic) or be as tender as it gets (“Dreamboat Annie”). Attractive set.
Etta James “The Chess Box’ 3cds in book style set 72 tracks including some previously unreleased (10 tracks) . 40 page booklet. One of the most distinctive vocalists ever! How good is “At Last” $55
Billy Joel “The Stranger 30th Anniversary Edition” 30t hannivesary edition with 2cds plus a DVD of Billy’s complte 1978 performance from the Old Grey Whistle Test as well as a 30 minute documentary. Nice long stle flip box which includes a 48 page book. $45
Ted Nugent “The Music of Ted Nugent” 3cds 39 tracks $28 Sony Legacy Includes early Amboy Dukes tracks to his solo hits .
Elvis Presley “Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70s Masters” $45
Elvis Presley “From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters” $45
Uk editions presented as bound book style packages. Each has 5 cds plus book. Roughly same size as DVD though of course thicker, Not as grand as the original US editions but easier to accommodate.
Elvis Presley “Complete 1968 Comeback Special” 4 cds 32 page booklet and ove r4 hours palying time. Attractive book style with red lettering on black. Even the harshest critics reckon the i the round style jam in which Elvis wears a black leather jump suit is some of his best work. I wouldn’t disagree that’s for sure. $40
Procol Harum “All This and More” a 4 disc (3Cd + Dvd) compendium. Great Uk book style box with 3 cds (one of live performances) plus a 22 track DVD which collects performances from a number of palces.
Santana Dance of the Rainbow Serpent” $40 3 cds with over 3 hours of music and 34 songs. 645 page booklet, Selections from the evolving styles throughout Santana’s career from Latin rock to jazz to blues.
Simon & Garfunkel “Old Friends” 3cds including 15 previously unissued tracks. All remastered on Sony Legacy. $40 in long style book box.
Simon & Garfunkel “The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970” 5cds + 76 page booklet. Apart from the 5 albums there are 13 bonus tracks. $48
Phil Spector “The Philles Collection” $70 6 great mini lp style cds of classic Spector albums plus one cd of rarities. Very nicely presented with 36 page book. Incldes Crystals, Ronettes, Bob E Soxx & Blue Jeans etc.
Ricky Nelson “Legacy” 4cds with 100 tracks including Verve , Imperial and Decca. $70 One of the greatest artists who ever emerged from being a teen idol. All his recordings were superb with a stunning backing band led by James Burton. His latter country rock albums were ground breaking. Large book tops it off nicely. One of the best boxes around.
Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band “Live 1975-1985 $28 Us edition with separate book and nice solid box holding the double jewelcase (with 3 cds)
Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run 30th Anniversary edition” 2 DVDS + CD Vintage 2 hour concert from 1975 0n DVD plus 90 minute documentary $40
Bruce Springsteen “Tracks” HDCD 4 cds $58 4cds of outtakes, b-sides and rarities. Nicely packaged in trifold cover with book. 66 tracks, some of which are quite long as we all would know.
Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town “ deluxe version 3CD + 3DVD 7 hours dvd time approx. All outtakes and alternate versions. Great packing includes spiral binder which slips in a sleeve which contains the original album cover. $90
Cat Stevens “Cat Stevens Box” $70 Large book style box with Cat Stevens/ Yusef Islam contributing the song notes. 96 page book and a terrific selection from his Island label career and beyond.
Neil Young “Official Release Series Discs 1-4” 24 K Gold LIMITED edition. These may have been included in the country section. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE STANDARD JEWEL CASE EDITION sold in Australia. These are gold discs a la Mobile Fidelity. They are genuine gold, which gives better sound as the laser is able to read more of the encoded signal. BTW, some discs claim to be gold but are merely gold covered. If you have a disc claiming to be a gold limited edition you can see if it is real by hoding up to your eye. You can actually see through the real ones. These ARE real. They also replicate the packaging of the original lps with double fold covers and inserts. These are alos numbered editions $100 has Neil Young/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere/ After the Goldrush (his best)/ Harvest (his biggest seller).
ZZ Top “Chrome Smoke & BarBQ” $90 Same content as the one below but this is in the shape of a Texas Roadshack replete with corrugated iron roof. Well it looks like corrugated iron. Also includes figures of the band and a bbq table set with the finest!! “La Grange” is a superb track.
Atlantic Vocal Groups 4cds i n12x12 box on Rhino hand made brought out to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Atlantic label. Has 82 trcaks and large 12x12 featuring Clovers, Drifters, Sheiks, penguins Coasters etc $70
Atlantic Blues 1949-1970 4cds in a 12x12 box on Rhino Handmade includes Sticks McGhhe, Joe Turner, T Bone Walker, Lavern Baker etc. 80 tracks plus large book $70
British Rock &Roll Anthology $28 nifty 5cd box Subtitle ....”A Concise Compendium of Rock 7Roll 1956-1964/ The pre-beat Scene/ Jive at the Skiffle Cellar/ Rock & Roll at the 2 i’s”. 92 tracks with Eden Kane, Billy Fury, Tommy Steele, Tommy Bruce & the Bruisers/ Viscounts/ Joet Castell etc. Good value.
King R & B Box 4cds 87 tracks 32 page booklet $30 Hank Ballard/ Wynonie Harris/ Bullmoose Jackson/ Tiny Topsy/ Freddie King/ Bill Doggett etc .
Not sealed but as new
Allman Brothers “Dreams” 4cds in leather look 12x12 box 36 page book 55 tracks and knowing the Allmans you can guarantee some long ones $48
America “Highway 30 Years Of America’ Rhino 3cds with 80 page book. Nice book style hard cover box out of print. 64 tracks including demos and alternate tracks . Remastered sound with all the hits and much more. Very hard to get as out of print. $58
Tori Amos “The Piano: A Collection” 5cds $70 Rhino. Rhino’s capacity to make exciting packages knows no bounds. This is in the form of a piano with raised keys, Includes one cds of rarities. You have to see it to believe it.
Chuck Berry “The Ultimate Collection” $20 This is an Australian only compilation which surprises on 2 counts: the sound is superb and the song selection is also superb. 44 tracks. Good deal.
Buffalo Springfield “Box Set” Rhino 4cds out of print 80 pg book and 88 tracks. Especially essential for Neil Young fans as it includes early demos that he did which later developed into album tracks, notably “Round & Round” and “The Old laughing Lady” $90. This is indiscernible from new..
Eric Clapton “Crossroads” 4cds 44 page book career spanning set 73 tracks with all important tracks fro mhis tenures with John Mayall Bluebreakers, Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and solo. Nice bookstyle box. Great companion with the following. $48
Eric Clapton “Crossroads 2” $45 4cds with over 4 hours running time including 26 previously unissued live recordings and 4 previously unissued studip recordings. Full colour 44 page book. Great set on the Polydor Chronicles series. Looks totally untouched by human hands.
David Crosby “Voyage” $55 Rhino 52 tracks plus 132 page book with Crosby’s own track by track commentary. Includes selections with Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as duet albums with Graham Nash and solo tracks.
Dion “King of the new York Street” $55 Noe out of print, 3 cds with a 52 page book. All eras are covered from his early sides as a doo-wop singer with the Belmonts though his darker sides where he was heavily into drugs. Highlight from that ere is the stunning “Your Own Backyard”. A must have.
Everly Brothers “Heartaches & Harmonies” This is a wonderful Rhino box set which encompasses all their Cadence, Warner, RCA etc recordings. 103 tracks. 60 page book mainly in colour but I just can’t decide...who has the best hair...Don or Phil. This is excellent in all respects, $70 Don’t miss it
Jerry Garcia “All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions” 6 cds+ 132 page book on the fabulous Rhino label. Nice black box with the titles in gold lettering. All the cds have bonus tracks galore. These are Jerry’s Warner Brothers solo albums plus one cd of rarities. $98
Grateful Dead “Dead in a Deck” Built to Last” special edition of the album in a box designed to resemble a box of playing cards. Lo & behold the cd includes a sealed deck of Grateful Dead playing cards. $28
Grateful Dead “The Golden Road: 1965-1973” The classic Warner Brothers Years. 12 cds in great remastered HDCD sound with all cds having bonus tracks. 80 page book. $120. The set includes their two landmark country rock albums “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” plus their epic Europe 72 2cd album.
Grateful Dead “Beyond Description 1973-1989” $110 This is same content as the one listed in the new section above. This one has been played but is as new.
Buddy Holly “The Ultimate Collection” $20 This is an Australian only compilation which surprises on 2 counts: the sound is superb and the song selection is also superb. 43 tracks. Good deal.
Billy Joel “Complete Hits” 4cds in long book style box with 44 page book. 3cds of hits plus one cd of rarities and interviews. I do like Billy Joel!
Led Zeppelin “Reamasters” $25 Warner Brothers) 3cds...2 of music and one of interviews
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Definitive Collection” 3CD with 64 page book including some unissued tracks, $48
Malo “Celebration: the Warner Bros Recordings” Rhino Handmade. $60 out of print. Numbered limited edition covering the career of Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos. Slightly different flavoured Latin rock. These are all out of print. Nice box with mini lp style covers of the 4 albums.
Mamas & Papas “Complete Anthology” 4cds including an excellent rarities cd with very nice 72 page book in colour. Contains 101 tracks and includes John Phillips’solo hit “Mississippi”. Very nicely packaged in glossy book style box.
Graham Nash “Reflections” 3cds with 152 page booklike new. Includes songs from his time with the Hollies, where he was responsible for “On a Carousel” and “King Midas In Reverse’ through his time with Crosby Still Nash & Young where he sang lead on their biggest hit “Teach Your Children” as well as the popular “Our House”, written about his releationship with Joni Mitchell. $58. A companion to the Crosby set.
Gilbert O’Sullivan “Caricature: The Box” Rhino Handmade box, long out of print with 28 page book and 3 cds containing 73 tracks. Hits and much more. If you missed it Rhino Handmade is the arm of the Rhino label which produces limited editions. Very rare item $70
Roy Orbison “The Soul of Rock & Roll” 4cds 96 page book. In very attractive cloth bound box. Includes cross label tracks from Sun/ Monument/ MGM / warner Bros etc, as well as a selection of previously unissued tracks. 107 trcaks in all. Chronologically ends with the Travelling Wilburys track the rather ironically titled “Not Alone Anymore” $55
Les Paul “The Legend and the Legacy” Capitol 4cds 116 tracks $80. This is very hard to get. Been out of print for a while. Includes Caoitol recordings and also portions from the Les Paul & Mary Ford Radio Show. Also has large 68 page booklet.
Elvis Presley “King of Rock & Roll: Complete 50s Masters” 5 cds + 92 page full size book. Includes 36 collector stamps in mint condition. The way to get this if an Elvis fan. $60 Out of print and not hard to understand why.
Elvis Presley “From Nashville to Memphis: the Essential 60s Masters” 5 cds + full size 92 page book. Includes some unreleased items. $58
Elvis Presley “Walk a Mile in My Shoes: the Essential 70s Masters” 5cds in the full length 12” box with the full size 92 page book. As new. $58 These 3 sets are very attractive especially when placed together!!
Elvis Presley “Collectors Gold” 12 x 12 box3cds 8 pg booklet $30
Randy Newman “Guilty; 30 Years of Randy Newman’ 4cd box Rhino now out of print. Very hard to get. 105 tracks and over 5 hours $60 has great 80 page book.
Diana Ross “Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs” 4cds (Motown) $40 Nice red box containing 78 tracks which feature her career highlights both as lead singer with the Supremes and solo.
Carly Simon “Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1975” Arista 3cd + 48 page book + 58 tracks including rarities. “You’re So Vain” is one of the all time great singles and this has a wonderful selection of titles starting from her early folk days as a duo member with her sister Lucy. And yes, she has so many teeth she should be an honorary Osmond. $35
Style Council “The Complete Adventures” 5cds + 112 page book plus lyric sheet. $55
Big Joe Turner “Big Bad & Blue” 3cds with 52 page booklet 62 tracks $58 Very hard to get, Includes the original version of Shake, rattle & Roll, also the fabulous “Boogie Woogie country Girl’, “Lipstick Powder & Paint.
Scott Walker “In Five Easy Pieces: A themed 5 cd Anthology” $58 5cds + 56 page book. Cds housed in individual mini lp style covers. One of the most distinctive vocalists ever, firstly as leader of the Walker Brothers and then as a unique solo artist, with songs remembered for their ornate arrangements. Mercury UK collection now out of print.
ZZ Top “Chrome Smoke & Barbecue” $60 This is out of print and hard to get. It includes and 88 page book plus a flip book...this is the one where you flip through the pages and it looks like a movie. Containes 80 tracks. This is the standard style long book style box. The deluxe package included in the new section has same selections apart from the package ing.
1940s Mercury Sessions This is a fabulous collectable with 7 cds encompassing 172 tracks with an 84 page book. Very hard to get. It comes in a very attractive package in the shape of a vintage valve radio. Includes Albert Ammons/ Helen Humes/ Buddy Rich/ Eddie Vinson/ Julia Lee/ Jay McShann/ Cootie Williams etc. $100
Forever Changing The Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963-1973 $60 Excellent 5cd history of Elektra Records which includes a stunning 76 page book with a track by track rundown. For a label that started as a folk label with the likes of Judy Collins, Bob Gibson and co it quickly developed with rock legends The Doors, blues rock of Paul Butterfield and co co-existing with the protest singers Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs. Lots of rarities which make it even more appealing.
Hot Rods & Custom Classics Rhino $100 This is an out of print bix in absoiutely as new condition and includes all the extras. 4cds + 68 page book, plus additional book...fluffy dice to hang from the rear view mirror, transfers etc. Every imaginable song about drag racing and hot rods is included.
Mercury Blues ‘N Rhythm Story 1945-1955 Mercury Very hard to get out of print box. 8 cds 88 page book and 211 tracks, Would be an ideal companion to the above 40s sessions box. This is a long style box wit ha very attractive gilt edging. Artists include Jay McShann, Johnny Otis, Buddy Johnson, Dinah Washington, Jay Hawkins, Big Bill Broonzy etc $100
Monterey International Pop Festival This is the original large 12x12 box edition with the distinctive purple sash on the yellow cloth bound box. 96 page large size book.Includes many artists who were at Woodstock such as Country Joe & the Fish, the Who and te hshow stealer (for both) Jim Hendrix. Also features Byrds, Butterfield Blues Band, Booker T & MGS Otis Redding etc $70
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 $70 118 tracks over 4 cds with superb book. This is one of the best sets to cover 60s and 70s garage rock. Generally this is pretty melodic, even on the heavy tracks. Lots of great one hit wonders. Superb 96 page book. Best track for mine is the Beach Boys Pet sounds inspired “My World Fell Down’ by Sagittarius. If a fan of this genre this is a must have item belive me.
Nuggets 2: Original Artyfacts from the British Empre and Beyon 1964-1969 $80
Out of print and hard to get. Includes 100 page book and includes some Aussie gems such as Easybeats “Sorrow” and “Exit Stage Right” by Ronnie Burns. Even includes “Pictures of Matchstick men” by Status Quo. That is perhaps the best known track and yes you’d wish they had used it in the Coles’ advert.
Rockin’ Bones “1950s Punk & Rockabilly” Rhino 4 cds $70 This is out of print and very hard to get. It is in a great box designed to look like a battered pulp fiction novel. 68 page booklet features a track by track commentary by Colin Escott. There are some extremely rare tracks amongst the 101 here. Soem are extremely wild such as Hank Mizeell’s “Jungle Rock” and Hasil Adkins “Chicekn Rock. Many rarities exist alongside some well known track. CD # 3 features Jeff Daniels “Daddy O Rock” and “Switchblade Sam” for example. Like all Rhino boxes just great.
Stompin’ at the Savoy 4cds with 84 tracks recorded for the Savoy label Mainly R & B oriented with a lot of jump blues. Also includes R & B orchestras such as that of Johnny Otis. $60
Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal An Island Anthology 1967-1972 $30 Nifty small size box with 48 page booklet with a coverage of th e rock side of this English label and includes some folk with psychedelic edges.
Wow: That Was the 70s: 128 Classics from the Sensational 70s. 8 cds with 7 ½ hours from EMI Holland in attractive small flip top box. Many one hit wonders. $30
John Coltrane “Fearless Leader: The 1957-58 Sessions Led by John Coltrane” 6 cds + 64 page booklet $60 Coltrane with Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, & Freddie Hubbard.
Milke Davis with John Coltrane “The Complete Columbia Recordings: The Story Behind Kind of Blue”. 72 page booklet and 6 cds . Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue’ is generally rated the greatest jazz album ever. 58 tracks include 18 alternate takes. $50
Lionel Hampton “Hamp: the legendary Decca Recordings of Lionel Hampton” $25 2cds in book style box. 36 tracks which embrace jazz but also take in some R & B which indfluenced the likes of Louis Jordan.
Sonny Rollins “Silver City: A Celebration of 25 Years on Milestone” 2cds with book. 19 tracks...many lengthy.
Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar 4cds on Legacy includes 75 tracks and has a 144 page booklet. Starts with “St Louis Tickle” by Vess Ossman from 1906. It encompasses some genres that aren’t jazz such as Leon McAuliffe and Eldon Shamblin (from Bob Wills Texas Playboys) and their “Twin Guitar Special” very nicely presented,.
Not Sealed (like new unless noted)
Ella Fitzgerald “The Complete Ella Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks” 4cds and 68 page book. 20 bit remastered editions 2 nice double cd cardboard sleeve digipaks featuring original artwork. $50
Billie Holiday “Complete Billie HolidayOn Verve” $100 10 cds + 220page bboklet in a slip case to hold the 10 jewel cases together. There are a few marks on the slip jacket but the cds are great. 256 tracks with many outtakes and some great snippets of studio talk. Stunning and incredible and riveting and more!!
Billie Holiday “Complete Decca Recordings” 2cds 50 trcaks 40 page book in cloth bound tall book style package. $25 Is the interim period between Columbia and Verve labels.
Charlie Parker “The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve” 10 cds 176 tracks 96 page books $90
Oscar Peterson “Exclusively for My Friends” 4cds + 48 pages book of Oscar & his classic trio. $48 Read the reviews and none give it less than a 5 star rating.
Jazz at the Philharmonic: Norman Grantz Comolete Jam Sessions $60 Norman Grantz was the founder of Verve Records and assembled a jazz allstars group which first played at the Philharmonic. Whenever they toured they were referred to as JATP (Jazz at the Philharmonic). Among the allstars were such illuminaries as Freddie Green, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel (guitar); Buddy DeFranco (clarinet); Johnny Hodges, Willie Smith, Benny Carter , Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Stan Getz , Wardell Gray, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet, drums); Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Bill Harris Quintet, Bill Harris (trombone); Count Basie (piano, organ); Oscar Peterson, Arnold Ross (piano); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); John Simmons , Ray Brown (double bass). These 5 cds essentially are long tracks with the particular instrumentalists on certain trackseach taking solos. It is a great set with a deluxe met l shell encasing the box.
Bing Crosby “Swingin’ With Bing: Bing Crosby’s Lost Radio Performances” $40 3 cds on the excellent Shout label in hardcover book style cover. Bing joins with a virtual superstar gallery. Firstly there is a generous 75 tracks. He is joined by regular duet partners The Andrews Sisters but also with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, The third cd is dedicated to those recordings. Also likes of Nat King Cole and Dinah Shore.
Peter Sellers “A Celebration of Sellers” EMI $60 4cds featuring 4 albums (Best of Sellers/ Peter & Sophia/ Songs for Swingin’ Sellers & Sellers Market. Each augmented by a stack of bonus tracks. 67 tracks all up.
“Testify: The Gospel Box” Rhino 3CD black gospel set which comes packaged as though in a bible...72 page book. Out of print.
Not Sealed (but like new)
Bing Crosby His Legendary Years 1931-1957 MCA Nice long style box with 68 page book with 101 tracks including quite a few unreleased. These are the studio recordings. This is really good set. Love “Dear Hearts & Gentle People” and his Hawaiian influenced songs in particular. $45
Tom Lehrer “The Remains of Tom Lehrer” Rhino. Same style as the Ray Charles with 80 pg hard bound book. This one has 3 cds which is virtually all he ever recorded. It is at a special price as the slip case box is not there. Slipped off but a bargain because of it. $35 In one way I am hoping to keep it. I love Tom Lehrer.
Frank Sinatra “FAS: The
Complete Reprise Collection” (ie Francis Albert Sinatra”) 20 cds in
probably the most elaborate packaging ever. Has engraved limited edition metal
tag. This is designed as a leather trunk, and is simply magnificent. It looks
exactly like the leather trunk some ocen traveller would take with them. It has
an oval FAS plaque on the front and flick the latch and open the box to reveal
a compartment at the top holding a hard cover book. It clips in place...the
compartment that is. Unclip another leather divide and you see the 20 cds This
is in absolutely spotless pristine condition. You get a lot of bang for your
Jo Stafford ‘The Portrait Edition” $40 3cds + 36 page book. 76 tracks with just under 4 hours playing time. Includes duets with Gordon McRAe & Frankie Laine.
“A Century of Recorded Poetry: In Their Own Voices” 4 cds + hard cover 52 page book. This is more than poetry..it is of historic importance with Walt Whitman recorded in 1890 by Thomas Edison. Also includes readings by William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, Ogden Nash, W H Auden, as well as beat poets Allen Ginsburg, Charles Bukowski , Jack Kerouac etc. 122 all up $50
Ultra Special Box sets (all Genres) Move ‘em out please. All as new or even new.
**Arnold, Eddy Then & Now 2cds 24 pg book $12
**Brooks, Garth Limited Series 1 $30 6cds 64 page book as new
**Coltrane, John The Prestige Recordings 16 cds + 32
page book $
**Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Afterglow 3cds $18 16pg book
** Jennings, Waylon “Only Daddy That’ll walk the Line” 2cds RCA in long cardboard box with 20 page book. 40 tracks $15
** Jones, George - Spirit of Country The Essential 2cds in long box 32 page book $15 44 tracks
**Judds “The Judds Collection” 3cds in long cloth bound box 32c page book $20
**Monroe, Bill & Bluegrass Boys – Essential 2cd in long box 36 pg book $15
**Parton, Dolly “the RCA Years 2cds + 32 pg booklet $12
**Sinatra, Frank “The Columbia Years” 4cds+ 12 page book. Small damage to bottom box (12”x12” box) $20 cds sealed.
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Alas time constraints mean there can only be a few listed. If I were to put all in this would be 20 pages longer!! So COME TO THE SALE....everything will be out then. Lots of new arrivals too...lots of blues, folk and rock.
Butterfield, Paul An Anthology: The Elektra Years $28 Nice
2cd set with 24 page booklet. A very influential
artist with blues and blues rock at its best.
Dr John Anthology: Mos Scocious Rhino 2cds $25 Out
Of Print. Rhino...say no more...say no more.
Hoke, Derek Waiting All Night (Electric Western) $15
Hooker, John Lee Alone Volume 1 Tomato $15
Hooker, John Lee The Early Years Tomato $15
Lindell, Eric West County Drifter $15 2cds
Pearson, Big Pete & Gamblers Choose $18 (Modesto Blues)
Tedeschi Trucks band Everybody’s Talkin’ 2cds (Sony)
White, Tony Joe Closer to the Truth $15
Fahey, John Live in Tasmania $15
Ochs, Phil The Broadside Tapes $15
38 Special Live from Texas $12
Ann Margret Viva La Vivacious 2cd $30 48 tks
Chilton, Alex Free Again: the 1970 Sessions $15
Clark, Dave Five History of Dave Clark Five 2cd $30 rare! 50 tks
Dana, Vic Complete Hits $18
Fendermen Mule Skinner Blues $18 (Dee Jay)
Harrison, George All Things Must Pass 2cd box $25
Jones, Joe You Talk Too Much $18
McDaniels, Gene A Hundred Pounds of Clay/Tower of Srength $20 2on1
Miller, Mrs Ultra Lounge $15
Presley, Elvis Love in Als Vegas/ Roustabout 2on 1 $18
Scott, Jack The Way I Walk $20 (rollercoaster) 26 tks
Seekers Treasure Chest:Essential Collection 3cd $20
Spotnicks EP Collection 2cd $25
Spotnicks Top Twenty Vol 2 $18
Walsh, Joe Analog Man (Concord) new 2012 album $18
All Day Thumsucker Revisited 2cds featuring the Best of Blue Thumb label
w. likes of Dave Mason, Mark Almond Band, Dan Hicks
etc total 32 tracks $15
Blackberry Smoke Sold Out: Live at the Georgia Theatre $18
Brooks, Garth The Entertainer 5 DVDs 7 hours in collector’s tin $28
Alice Cooper Live 1979: The Madhouse Rock Tour new $18
Charlie Daniels Band Live at Rockpalast $18 (Famous German tv show)
Johnny Cash Festival 2011 Proposed as annual event. Crowell, Rosanne,
Paul McCArtney The Love We Make:Chronicle of Paul McCartney’s $15
Tour through New York City in the Aftermath of 9/11
Pa’s Fiddle: The Music of America$18 produced by Randy Scruggs
& with Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, The Roys etc
Troubadour Blues with Peter Case/ Dave Alvin/ Mary Gauthier/ Slaid
Cleaves/ Gurf Morlix etx . Follows the paths of
Modern day troubadours as they travel the lost
Highways of America 91 minutes $20
Books are generally one copy. We buy a lot of these from our US contacts. All are 100% as new. There are many we get before actual sale in stores.
**”Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, the List and the Spirit of Southern Music” by Michael Streissguth. Based on a list of 100 songs that Johnny Cash gave Rosanne at the beginning of her career. He felt all musicians should be familiar with them $15
**Carrie Underwood “A Biography” vernell Hackett $18
**Cash: By the Editors of Rolling Stone $10 Includes the Rolling Stone interview plus a particularly good critical discography...if you can’t get all you should get these..
** Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music: The Inspirational Stories behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs $20 416 pages by Jack Canfield. Features interviews with writers of the songs contained herein.
**”Country Music: The Masters” Marty Stuart $35 This is a huge book which will just make it in the 3kg satchel....Marty Stuart has captured many images but none better than that of Johnny Cash, very late in life which is both sad and uplifting. The presence is there but you struggle to see the deterioration in the man. It includes a cd in which Marty tells the story behind many of the photographs contained in the book. 384 pages.
**“Country Music: The People, Places and Moments That Shaped the Country Sound” $30 Ultra large coffee table book 340 pages. Richard Carlin with photography by Raeanne Rubinstein. Each part of the Country Music history is beautifully covered with wonderful presentation and featuring things I have never seen before. Very heavy and very impressive.
**Country Music in Australia by Eric Watson Volume 1 & 2 $20 Out of print and in great shape. It is a veritable who’s who. Over 400 pages.
**”Eagles: An American Band” by Andrew Vaughan $30 This is an excellent large coffee table book which is so mindblowingly good anyone with any appreciation of the Eagles and Californian rock would want it. Beautifully presented with a coverage of the music, the tours and the feuds
**Fabulous Vaughan Brothers: Jimmie & Steveie Ray $20 James L Dickerson
**Grateful Dead 365 $30 Mammoth coffee table book which may help understand their allure.
**“Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music” by Henry Horenstein $28 This is a new book by one of the major photographers. These things are always collectable. This doesn’t actually hit the stores in USA until September.
**Horse Country: A Celebrationof Country Music & the Love of Horses $18 Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry, also the brother of John Michael Montgomery), Toby Keith, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Mark Miller (of Sawyer Brown), Two Foot Fred, Clay Walker, Too Slim (of Riders in the Sky), Heidi Newfield (former lead singer of Trick Pony), Chris LeDoux, Trent Willmon, Joni Harms, Charlie Daniels, Janis Oliver (of Sweethearts of the Rodeo, also formerly Mrs Vince Gill), Hal Ketchum, Roy Clark, Tracy Byrd, Lacy J Dalton, Jason Meadows, Ira Dean (of Trick Pony), Lynn Anderson, Chris Cagle, Melanie Torres, Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), Todd Fritsch and George Jones. Maybe not for everyone.
**I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story by Ingrid Croce. $18 300 pg. new bio about the man who had jsu tattained superstar status in USA when he was tragically killed in a plane crash
**”Jimmie the Kid: The Life of Jimmie Rodgers” $25 Rare find as this is the original Rodgers biography. Hard cover from 1977 in pristine condition. You won’t find one.
**”Life of Marty Robbins” by Diane Diekman $35 Brand new biography on the great artist written by the author of the Faron Young bio. Great insights. “Mr Shorty” was written with reference to Marty’s brother. Marty used to call his Shorty....’that’s mr Shorty to you” he would reply’.!! Have an advance softcover version for $22
**Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter 340 pg $18 Randy L Schmidt with foreward by Dionne Warwick.
**Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band and the Basement Tapes by Sid Griffin Track by track $18
**New Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Country Music edited by Alan Cackett Third Edition $15 Large size UK publication with entries galore and recommended albums. Lots of photographs and an addenda gives bios on a couple hundred more.
**Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin Fabulous hardcover book designed like a pulp fiction novel. Charlie completed the book just before his passing and it was released afterwards. A warts (a nd there are a lot) and all study including his thoughts on his much loved but extremely erratic brother Ira.
**Skydog : The Duane Allamn Story $20 by Randy Poe Hardcover story of the Allman Brothers and their tragedies and triumphs. Duane’s recklessness stands out and it is no wonder (it seems0 he didn’t live long.
**”Stalking the Red Headed Stranger” Randy Poe $18 Poe is a songplugger who has the job of getting songs recorded...as such he has had great success with "Stand By Me," "Happy Together," "Jailhouse Rock," "Under the Boardwalk," "Hound Dog," "What a Wonderful World," etc. This is a humorous account of the art of getting the song to the right artist and the title relates to his pursuit of Willie Nelson throughout Canada with the aim of hanving him record a song. Lots of musical anecdotes and very easy to read (if only I could..just joking)
**”Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen” Jimmy McDonough $28 448 pages. Gives a balanced coverage of the music and the person and is not afraid to be critical in either area.
**Tao of Willie $!0 by Willie Nelson. Wonderful book which will have you laughing out loud. Willie’s philosophy on everything and more...
**There Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: The Life of Woody Guthrie $15
Hardcover by Ann E Neimark
**This Will End in Tears: The Miserablist Guide to Music” Adam Brent Hougtailing. 416 pages $25 Have to be a must as he analyses the sad songs across all genres. Includes recommended playlists of everything sobworthy.
**”To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late Great Townes Van Zandt” John Kruth $28 360 pages As talented as he was troubled and with a self destructive bent that saw him pass away at too early an age. Kruth gives coverage of botht he man and the legend and the music.
**Will You Miss me When I’m Gone: The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music $25Nice hardcover book by Mark Zwonitzer
**Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways by Richard Carlin $28 Large 280 page book Extensive coverage with rare pictures galore of the great folk...country...blues label...a national treasure.
“Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player” Programme for the Chet Atkins Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Large size, glossy. 96 pages $18
“Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate Looks at Fifty” hard cover autobiography $15 458 pg
“Shania Twain: From This Moment On” $20 424 page hardcover story of the most successful woman in country music history. This is the all new autobiography from Dec 2011. It is an excellent indicator of how record companies work as well. Included is earlier bio by Robin Eggar. ...2 for price of one.
“Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin’s Progressive Country Music Scene.” 174 pages hardcover by Travis D Stimeling $15 The history of the music scene in Austin, the live music capital of America.
“Nashville Chrome” by Rick Bass 256 page hardcover $20 What Chet Flippo did with his epic book on Hank Williams (ie writing from Hank’s own perspective) so foes Bass with this story of the Browns.
“The Words and Music of Dolly Parton: The Praeger Singer- Songwriter Collection” Hardcover 178 page by Nancy Cardwell. $28. Expensive list price book, but excellent in that it focuses more on the musical side of Dolly with discussion of her best albums, songs and her standing as one of country music’s greatest songwriters. In depth discussion of the music is great as most books concentrate on other things!!
“Beanblossom:The Brown Country Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals” 248 softcover $18 A must for fans of bluegrass, and arguably bluegrass music’s greatest festival.
“Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J D Crowe” $20 240 pages softcover. Exxplores the career of J D Crowe, one of the most influential bluegrass artists who gave starts to many of the most influential modern bluegrass artists such as Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs etc and also Keith Whitley, a detailed discussion of his contributions and demise makes fascinating reading. A must for fans of bluegrass in particular.
“Right By Her Roots: American Women & Their Songs” Jewely Hight $12 Softcover 236 pages Lucinda Williams/ Julie Miller/ Victoria Williams/ Michelle Shocked/ Mary Gauthier/ Ruthie Foster/ Elizabeth Cook/ Abigail Washburn. Rarely covered. Very good piece on Mary Gauthier.
“River of No Return:Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He
Loved” by Jeffrey Buckner Ford The ever jocular Ernie had hidden demons
and this bio by his eldest son leaves no stone unturned.
“A Goodnatured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry” by Charles K Wolfe 312 pg hardcover $20 One of the greatest of the Country music writers with a must have insight into the formative artists of country music’s greatest institution. Gives an excellent run down on the early performers and their later lives. Charles Wolfe, sadly passed on was the dean of country music writers.
“Country Music Goes to War” edited by Charles K
“The Country Reader: 25 Years of the Journal of country Music” $15 Forward by Chet Flippo, edited by Paul Kingsbury 323 poages softcover. Best of the best magazine ever with contributions from Nick Tosches (especially fine his piece on George Jones ..The Grand Tour”), Bob Allen, Charles Wolfe, Douglas Green, Greil Marcus etc.
“Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parson and His Cosmic American Music” David Neyer Hardcover 558 pages $20 The almost Godlike figure who began with teh Byrds and Flying Burrito Bothers, introduced Emmylou Harris to the world and turned the Rolling Stones on to country music. Don’t miss out. Has an excellent discography and recommended listening section.
Music City Reader 2005: Great Writings on Country and Bluegrass Music: Edited by Randy Rudder 223 softcover $8 Excellent pieces on Dwight Yoakam and the death of Waylon Jennings
“Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach & Hill and Range Songs” 304 pg softcover One of the giants of the publishing industry...a steal $8
“The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country Music’s Big
Boom” Patsy Bale Cox 334 pgs hardcover $
Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain; Tales of Romance & Tragedy” by Robery K Oermann $28 402 pg hardcover The best of the Nashville based authors. Lots of anecdotes wriiten in a hard-to-put-down style. Covers many of the greats wit ha particularly fine piece on Emmylou Harris.
“Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank” by Susan Masino hardcover
257 page Good read especially about the slightly crazed Sheldon. Aka Hank III. Gives a very good account also of Hank Jnr’s horrifying injury suffered on Ajax Mountain. $20
“Hank Thompson: My Side of Life: The Biography” by Warren Rice $25 Nice glossy softcover 292 pages by possibly the most intelligent of all the country artists. Hank’s recall and anecdotes make this a must read and he doesn’t gloss over the groupies and the sexual appetite of the Brazos Valley Boys, Very entertaining.
“Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Biy” by Elizabeth Schlappi 321 pages softcover $20 1993 update of her famed biography. Roy certainly never had any problems with self esteem.
“Memories: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery” with Tom Carter hard cover 278 pages $18 by the most influential media man (radio and later television) in country music history. Lots of great anecdotes.
“Alan Lomax: the Man Who recorded the World: A Biography” by John Szwed Hardcover 438 pages. $28 The detailed bio of the famed field recordist who followed in the footsteps of his father John Lomax and found Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie among others, whilst remaining sympathetic to the plight of the underdog.
“Lefty Frizzell: The Honky Tonk Life of Country Music’s Greatest Singer” by Daniel Cooper $28 324 pages hardcover warts and all bio of the man who influenced so many others, notably Merle Haggard.
“My Country: 50 Musicians on God, America and the Songs They Love” by Melanie Dunea $20 large style coffee table book 224 pages hardcover. She profiles 50 country music icons each with fascinating profiles and photographs (one of which shows Roseanne Cash laughing...I thought glum was her only face but I was wrong). They are all asked a series of questions one of which is to name a song they wish they had written. The great David Allan Coe nominates “Chiselled in Stone” whilst Taylor Swift comes up with “The Good Stuff” by Kenny Chesney...now I ask you, who would you pick??
“The Country Music Pop Up Book” by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame $25 This is fabulous. You open it up and up pops the Ryman Auditorium. You slip the tab on top and you can view inside. Incredible detail. There’s also Jimmie Rodgers guitar and Cain’s Ballroom in Oklahoma wher Bob Wills got his start. There are countless little pullout and at the back is a drawer which pulls out to give a large foldout out poster of rare record labels. A booklet on the Country Music Hall of Fame with all inductees, a series of 8 postcards, Hatch Print company fan and more. Not just pictures of...but the actual thing!!There are little buttons to press and you will here Bob Wills proclaim “that’s San Antonio Rose”. Amazing? Yes , and then some. Large coffee table book.
“American Roots Music” edited by Robert Santelli, Holly George-Warren, Jim Brown. Based on the PBS Tv series this is a large coffee table book 240 pages with ultra rare photos, including a very young BB King on the cover.Has Cajun, folk gospel, blues, country, you name it. Beautifully presented. Looks just great. $25
“Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon” by Harvey Kubernik $35 Huge book 368 pages, covers the West Coast Laurel Canyon scene. Great presentation and anecdotes. Of course the biggest artist to emerge were the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell. Graham Nash who was Joni Mitchell’s squeeze at the time recounts of the vase, the expensive vase that the normally frugal Ms Mitchell purchase....and how he puts the flowers in teh vase she bought yesterday...great songs stem from simple things. Superb coffee table book. I would go as far as saying one of the best music books ever.
“Country Music Who’s Who 1972” $
“Heartaches By the Number; Country Music’s Greatest Singles’ Bill Friskics- Warren & David Cantwell $25 Large softcover with the author’s
selections bound to cause some angst. 286 pages. Some selections are indeed bold.
“Billy Joel: The Life & Times of An Angry Young Man” 272
page harcover by Hank Bordowitz $
“Bob Dylan: the Essential Interviews” edited by Jonathan Cott 446 page hardcover 30 interviews from 1962 to 2004 including the Rolling Stone magazine and famed Playboy interviews. $20
“The Chittlin’ Circuit” by Preston LaRoy Auterbach 320 pages softcover $18 Proof copy focussing on the difficulties experienced by black performers across all genres including Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Johnny Ace etc. One thing I found out ...the Dew Drop Inn really existed.....
“Piaf: A Bipgraphy” by Monique Lange 256 page large
soft cover book covering the warts and all career of the most influential
European female vocalist ever....the Little Sparrow.
“ Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters”
edited by Paul Maher jnr. 2011 book Softcover 466 pages starting
with 1973 interview for “Folk Scene” magazine through to 2008. Fascinating. $
“Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period” $
That’s it folks...I have by necessity had to leave out 20-25 pages worth. Remember to see it all come to the next sale...if you are in town of course.
There was going to be a list of lps so will include a few and if interested let me know and I will see what I can do.
LPS all are in great shape
1. Rick & Thel Carey Mr & Mrs Country Music (Hadley) 1248 $22
2. Rick & Thel Carey On Our Selection (Hadley 1271) $20
3. Rick & Thel Carey Remembering (EMI) $12
4. Rick & Thel Carey Encores (EMI) $12
5. Rick & Thel Carey Best of Buddies (EMI) $15
6. David Allan Coe Requiem for a Harlequin $45 (rare)
7. David Allan Coe Family Album (CBS) gatefold $15
8. David Allan Coe Texas Moon (CharlY) $18
9. David Allan Coe Penitentiary Blues SSS $28 original
10. Stan Coster This Big Old Land EMI Signed $25
11. Rex Dallas Mothers Flower Garden (Hadley) $22
12. Rex Dallas Easy Loving (HadleY0 $15
13. Rex Dallas “For Valour: Anazac Tribute) $25 Hadley
14. Rex Dallas Born to The Saddle (HadleY) $20
15. Kinky Friedman Live from Lonestar Cafe $18
16. Kinky Friedman Sold American $18
17. Kinky Friedman Lasso Fro mEl Paso $20
18. Gordon Parsons Just Passin’ Through $22 Selection
19. Gordon Parsons Just Driftin Along $18 (Selection)
20. Gordon Parsons The Old G P (Selection) $18
21. Gordon Parsons Throw In a Line $18 (Selection)
22. Shorty Ranger Tribute to Wilf Carter (Hadley0 422
23. Dusty Rankin The Country I Love $25 (Hadley)
24. Dusty Rankin A Portrait Of $25 (Hadley)
25. Dusty Rankin Sings the Famiy Bible $28 (Hadley)
26. Various Country Yodellers (EMI) $18
Anyone need some vinyl Emmylou? Have mint copies os a swag of Emmylou albums including two never on cd “Thirteen” & “Evangeline”.
Also Mobile Fidelity copy of “Quarter Moon”. Please contact me. Have many more newly acquired great lps, mainly American artists.
Thanks for Reading.