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August 2012 Newsletter

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August 2012

Newsletter

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Yesterday & Today Records

P.O.Box 54

Miranda NSW 2228

Phone: (02) 95311710

Email:steve@yesterdayandtoday.com.au

          www.yesterdayandtoday.com.au

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Postage

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.

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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 2 1 copiesof the cd left....probably never to get anymore.

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”.  
The product of their singular talent is reflected in this gem.

 

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 $25  $20 Waylon styled Outlaw music.

**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.
Vale the Queen of Country Music.

**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

 

RARITIES

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” $25 $18  Early nineties “solo” cd from George Strait’s touring band. Includes guest vocals by Mel Tillis & Darrell McCall.

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” $25 $15 BARGAIN OF THE MONTH This was going to precede “Thinkin’ Problem” and in their wisdom RCA didn’t release it. A pity as it is very good with originals& covers, a fabulous version of Marty Robbins’ “Cigarettes & Coffee Blues” being the concluding track. A must for David Ball fans, and isn’t that just about everyone??

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 $25 $15 BARGAIN OF THE MONTH One of Chet’s last albums and one of Suzy’s best, if not the best. A must have. Highlight’s are many But personally can’t go past the fabulous Johnny Cash song “I Still Miss Someone” and Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”. Wonderful song with Chet showing why he is so revered, great guitar “Two Shades of Blue” may be better with a hint of accordion.

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 $25 $15 1990 gem long OOP As well as being a cracker singer she is a great writer with the highlight being “Louisville”. Emmylou guests. Something that is just not in existence anymore, a great major label female vocalist.

Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $25 $15  Her 2 Curb albums (this and the one previous) were both crackers but she was and is a west coast artist with an affinity for the music of Buck Owens and I guess she was hard to promote out of Nashville. Emphatically great and Heather Myles fans would adore Jann.

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 $35 $25 (Pair) This compilation of MCA tracks has some hits including the wonderfully quirky “I Don’t Remember Loving You” (written by Harlan Howard) and the title song but also has some great album tracks such as “Arthur & Alice” that are simply not available elsewhere, making it a must have item.

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

Crickets T-Shirt $30 $25 Great late 80s album featuring Gordon Payne (a close compatriot of Waylon Jennings) on vocals & guitar with original Crickets alumni Jerry Allison and Joe Maudlin. Great commercial sound…in the sense it is catchy as well as being excellent. Don’t confuse that with the “commercial’ as used to describe today’s country music…which in reality is best described as brain dead. Highly sought due to the presence of Paul McCartney. Nice semi rockabilly meets country feel.

Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie  $28 (signed copy $35) always say this gem is the best album by a female we have ever had & (until Miss Leslie came along) the only time I have heard a female sing like George Jones. Very much like Melba Montgomery to these ears. Wonderfully produced by Carl Jackson, it also includes a great duet with Dwight Yoakam on the classic “I Don’t Care”, a classic for Webb Pierce. Still as good as it gets.

Curtis, Sonny No Stranger to the Rain $30.$25 As a writer he wrote the title track, of course a massive hit (biggest in fact) for Keith Whitley, part of the 5 in a row #1 singles Keith had and also CMA Song of the Year, when such an accolade really meant something. He also wrote “I Fought the Law” plus several hits for Buddy Holly. Also a fine singer. This was a UK only release from1990.

Dalton, Lacy J – Survivor $40 This rates as her very best album which is really saying something given the overall quality. Her version of Guy Clark’s “Old Friends” ranks as one of the best recordings ever!!! “Hard Luck Ace” makes reference to both Waylon & Janis Joplin. A magical album. As good as it gets.

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 $30 $25

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 $35 $28 when it comes to sad crying in your beer style this may be the best ever album. Documents his broken marriage. It followed “Chiselled in Stone” and there is not a struck match between ths two. His vocal angst on “Alone” makes it one of the saddest songs ever. Whilst many rate George Jones as a lay down in the best country voice stakes I am not so sure.

Gosdin, Vern The Voice $35 $25 Original blood red case version of his wonderful 1998 album. Also includes his then protégé (wink wink) Lacy Lynne who joins the great man on a couple of duets. It was a fitting reminder that here was the guy who would run George Jones to a photo finish in the best vocalist stakes.

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 $55 $40 His MCA gem is  literally like trying to find gold. Features some of his best and most personal songs like “No One to Sing For But the Band” &  “Life’s Just not the Way it Used to Be” Also has a mini tribute to Ernest Tubb with 4 tracks either written by or associated with the Texas Troubadour. Great album.

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 $25 $18 20 tracks.The best single cd of Merle at his best.As a guide the Capitol Collectors series of releases were simply the best sounding and compiled of any label,

Haggard, Merle “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 $25 $20 MCA collection which is very well compiled and features his great tribute to Tommy Collins, “Leonard”, one of his best ever songs IMO!

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 $25 $18 Best ever female honky tonk album, with the b

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. $35 $28 Great humour and equally fine musicianship. Apparently they were originally billed by their real names till some guy forgot whothey were & on the spur of a moment said…”Here are Homer & Jethro” and it stuck. They created a niche with their parodying of hit songs which featured equally fine musicianship, especially Jethro Burns on mandolin 20 track on Razor & Tie. OOP

House, James James House $30 $20 Debut album was well received in all quarters but didn’t do much chart wise…hence he only had a 2 album run on MCa plus an album later on Epic…believe me the MCA were better. Still sounds good especially the first single “Don’t Quit Me Now” and the upbeat “Lucinda”.

House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $30 $25His second MCA album was even better than his first self titled album & is very very hard to get.

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 $25 $15  All duets including Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Vern Gosdin (wow!!), Buck Owens, Ricky Van Shelton and more, but hard to beat “IF I Could Bottle This Up” with Shelby Lynne.

Jones, George 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 $25 $18 Personal favourite. “Place in the Country” is one of his best unknown songs. Right up there with “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” & with the delicious irony he only gets his wish when he is buried! Also includes his hit “Yabba Dabba Do” which is an amazing song about a guy getting tanked (something on which George had done a lot of research ) drinking out of an Elvis decanter of Jim Beam and from a Fred Flintstone glass, which previously held jelly beans. Now if you think that sounds bizarre you are right but George pulls it off.

Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me $25 $18 This was the last album he did for Epic & it may be his best. Superb songs & he is in absolutely wonderful voice. “Hell Stays Open All Night Long” is about a guy driven away from a relationship. “I Sleep Just Like a Baby” is wickedly witty with the refrain…”I wake Up every Hour & I Cry”. I thought George perhaps in the overall scheme of things has done too many novelty songs. Not so here…these are the wittiest of the lot.

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 $25 $18 rare post O’Kanes pre Kane-Welch album, on the Atlantic label from 1993.                                                                                              

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 $30 $25 Wonderful debut inc.great Carl Jackson & Jennifer McCarter track “Letter from Home”. Superb harmony singing especially on the Hugh Moffatt gem, “Loving You”. .                                                     

McCarter, Jennifer & McCarters Better Be Home Soon $22  $15 equally as good but the first is very very hard to get. JenniferMcCarter was given top billing on thesecond but the harmonies are the same & slight bluegrass tinged songs are ace! Also includes a Hugh Moffatt gem in “Mama Rita”...or the “femaled” version “Papa Sita”.

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 $30 $20 As a  precursor to the review, Mel passed away recently from cancer. There is no better song than “You Can’t Play the Blues in An Air conditioned Room”!!!! Great story songs such as “Reverend Luther and the Madam” and “The Tractor”.

McDaniel, Mel Country Pride $30 $22 Great album on the defunct DPI label from 1991, and I believe the last album of new material for Mel. Great album including Mae Axton’s “If I Live to Be A Hundred I’ll Die Young” and the fabulous “Annual Blount County Snuff Dipper’s Ball” Not a Tom T Hall song but sounds like it could be, doesn’t it.

McDaniel, Mel Now You’re Talking $38 $28 1988 capitol album produced by Jerry Kennedy. All good songs including the top 10 “Real Good Feel Good Song” and one you will get the gist of by the title “Sunday Morning Preachers”. Very hard to get this one.

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 $30  $25 Haven’t given up hope of a second but won’t hold my breath. And whilst Scott wrote 5 songs on this album, all of which are great his version of Dave Loggins “My Friend the Bottle” is as good as that other ode to the inanimate object, Johnny Bush’s version of “Bottle Bottle”. Certainly vintage George Strait fans will (pardon the pun), lap this up.Classic Jimmy Bowen produced album.

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 $40 $30 This along with the above Mel McDaniel cd was on the now defunct DPI label…now defunct is probably incorrect as it was defunct back then. Produced by James Stroud the amazing thing is that Mario was only 17 at the time. I still think about how this could be his only album. A 17 year old is so darn convincing when he sings honky tonk songs. How could that be.. I don’t know. Still as stunning and as perpelexing (in the sense of where is he now??) Favourite track is probably “Another Nail in the Wall”...very reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton. A stunning album.

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 $25. $18 Best single cd of his hits. Long OOP. Great companion to the previous cd.

Moffatt, Katy The Greatest Show on Earth $28 $18 This was the original issue but was withdrawn when Ringling Brothers claimed ownership of the title. It is the best folk country album we have ever had; Katy & Tom Russell have never done a true duet album but this is a worthy substitute!! When you think in terms of great female folk country artists you think of Emmylou, Iris and Nanci....well so do I BUT I put this album by Katy ahead of them all.

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 $30 $25 21 tracks with a big band R & B flavour but also country. Best ever “Cow Cow Boogie!!                                

Mowrey, Dude “Honky Tonk” $30 $20 Capitol Another early 90s album. Produced by Jimmy Bowen this albums is marked by the great songs. Highlight are two great songs by Curtis Wright, “Cowboys Don’t Cry” and “If I Ever Love Again”. Made one more album which is best left alone as much as this one should be grabbed.                                                                                                Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $50 $40 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed“Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.                                                                                 

Nelson, 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 $70 $50 There has only been one and there appears to be little chance of another, but despite hope being minimal there is still some hope. This is superb with a mix of honky tonk, cryin’ in beer ballads and just plain great songs “”1-800 Wine” is pure honky tonk whilst the Cosmic Cowboy, a sentimental old fluff if ever there was one, closes his annual community radio father’s day show with Oxford’s “Don’t Tell the Babies”. As far as production goes this is stunning. The great Bobby Flores is present throughout. And Michael Morales who apparently performed strictly in a Spanish market is great on acoustic guitar. David had talks with major labels apparently but was disillusioned when he was told he didn’t have the right image. Damn, why didn’t he get angry and produce a box set. Even that would not be enough. A gem gem gem!!

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 $35 $28

                                                  Going Out Swingin’ $35 $28

                                                        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 $28  $18 His wonderful last album on Warner Brothers is just as much jazz and blues as country. Shown with a lighted cigarette we wonder if it was perhaps lit with the same lighter he set fire to the envelope with when he announced John Denver as Male Vocalist of the year in the early 70s! I wonder what Charlie would do nowadays; probably burn the whole place down and who could blame him. Back to the album, this is just stunning and a fitting farewell album.

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 $38 $28 guests including Bonnie Owens and Leona Williams who feature on “Leona”. Also has Chris Gaffney & Katy Moffatt & Rosie Flores & Big Sandy. Kathy first appeared on the Town South of Bakersfield cd. Her albums are next to impossible to find now. Always great.

Robertson, Kathy To Roy Nichols With Love $40 $30 inc. Bonnie Owens, Chris Gaffney, Rosie Flores etc. 15 tracks tribute to Roy Nichols, long time guitar player with Merle Haggard

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 $40 $35 Includes the original and easily best version of “Bottle of Wine & Patsy Cline” One of the last albums produced by Owen Bradley & yes Patsy fans love it. Also includes wonderful version of “Jealous Heart” plus a couple of great Max D Barnes songs.

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 $30 $20 Reckless Kelly prove an excellent backing group on this album. Contains one of his best ever songs in “God’s Own Jukeboxx”.  “Roadhouse Whiskey and the great story ballad “My Old Martin Guitar”. Could it be his best. Methinks perhaps!!

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 $30  $22 Step One with a superb selection excellently produced by Ray Pennington who also contributed 4 Songs. Like all Step One releases this is out of print.

Watson, Gene  “A Way to Survive” $30 $22 Step One Records  The brilliant stylist..may have been the last for Step One, one of the great indie labels. Brilliant play of words on “All Hat No Cattle”. Has a different version of “Old Porch Swing” to that of the following album”. 

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 $30 $22 Step One gem, which includes Gene’s version of the Curt Ryle gem “Mirrors Don’t Lie”and if you don’t think Gene is one of the greatest ever country vocalists you will change your mind when you hear his version of “You Gave Me a Mountain”. Wow!!

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 $35.$25 The album he had just finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row.

Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird $28 $20 15 tracks not on his other albums. Augmented with some historical and rare clips.

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

 

Various

 

Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver  $30 $25 16 tracks which feature new singers & old.Possible highlight is Junior Brown teaming with Red Simpson on “Nitro Express”. Also includes one of Buck Owens last recordings, Steve Earle etc.

Shuffletown  Western Swing on King 1946-1960 $25Westside label...out of print. 24 tracks

 

 

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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.


If you have any interest in blues music you need this box.

 

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!!

 

DUE SOON

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

                                          work.

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

                                                member)

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

                                                Yodel”

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)

Various Artists

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

                                                each volume.

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.

cds.

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

                                                horns!!

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                        Faded Lights $20

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
Lyda, Jacob                           Back in the Swing $20

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          People & Places $20

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

                                                Pennington-Emmons cds

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 $20
Powers, Freddy                   Silver Eagle $15

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)

Various                              

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 Twentieth Century (all Alabama cds are RCA)

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
High Noon Stranger Things (Watermelon)

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) x 3
Parsons, Gordon     Rhythm of the Range

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)

 

Various Artists

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
Thing Called Love Soundtrack (Giant)

Urban Cowboys(EMI)

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

                        Morrow etc

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

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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) \

 

Various Artists

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

                                    2 albums???

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

                                    December $20

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

                                    & Tie)

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

 

BLUEGRASS

 

$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)

VARIOUS

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)

VARIOUS

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)

 

VARIOUS

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.

 

 

BOX SETS

 

Highlight

 

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.

 

COUNTRY

Sealed

 

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!!!

 

Various

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.

 

Various

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

 

FOLK

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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.

 

Various

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.

$28

 

BLUES

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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

 

Various

“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??

 

ROCK

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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.

 

Various

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 PaulThe 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.

 

Various

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

 

JAZZ

Sealed

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 HamptonHamp: 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 RollinsSilver City: A Celebration of 25 Years on Milestone” 2cds with book. 19 tracks...many lengthy.

 

VARIOUS

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.

 

VARIOUS

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.

 

 

Other Boxes

Sealed

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.

 

Various

“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 buck $300. $280 ....at least $150 less than what you will find a copy for on Amazon and as it would weight at least 4kgs you are much better of paying local postage

 

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.

 

Various

“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 $160 $80 12 x 12 box.

**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.

 

------------------------------------End box sets

 

Miscellaneous

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.

 

Blues

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

 

Folk

Fahey, John                          Live in Tasmania $15

Ochs, Phil                              The Broadside Tapes $15

 

Rock etc

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

Various

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

DVDS

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,

                                                Kris etc

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

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.

 

THE REST

 

“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. $25 $18 250 hardcover.

 

“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 Wolfe. $15 $10 250 pgs softcover. Lost of contributing essayists inc. Aussie Andrew Smith with the influence of the Civil War. Others contributing include Don Cusic, Ivan Tribe, and of course Charles Wolfe himself.

 

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 $18  $10 The greatest selling artist in country music history...make your own mind up what you think of him.

 

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” $40  $35 excellent annual that was published by Thurston Moore. Bound similarly to what an encyclopedia would have been, with gold title on bound deep maroon faux leather cover. The book is in section but would be 400 or so pages. There are special sections on Charlie Poole, Uncle Dave Macon and Jimmie Rodgers. Lots of advertisements and a great Who’s who section with some real obscurities. The book is in exceptional shape but for some reason on teh back cover is stuck a bulletin from “The First Atari Club of Spokane”...now tha tis pretty ccool in itself. You may be alble to get ut off but it will come with it attached.

 

“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 $18  $15 Great biography of the Piano Man.

 

“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. $18 $15

 

“ 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. $20 $15

 

“Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period” $18 $15 hardcover 240 pages.  Michelle Mercer. Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” is often voted as the greatest female folk album of all time. In depth look at her music and the lady and her many relationships, mostly with famous guys.

 

 

 

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.

Yesterday and Today Records
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Phone/Fax: 02 9531 1710
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