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April 2013 Newsletter

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April 2013

Newsletter

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Yesterday & Today Records

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Miranda NSW 2228

Ph: (02) 95311710

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Welcome to the first newsletter of the year. This is a slash and burn newsletter with some bargains you won’t believe possible. As hard as it may seem to believe major label country just keeps getting worse. There are still some vestiges of quality on the major labels but they are ignored by the radio programmers. Dwight’s latest was a return to Reprise but sold only 75,000 copies as radio programmers deemed it too country to play. Ditto Jamey Johnson’s wonderful Hank Cochran tribute. Sold poorly. It seems that there are so many guided by what the mainstream radio plays that they are too dim to vary their buying habits and embrace the true stuff. Again I like to think of Yesterday & Today Records as some kind of alternate universe where the true fans are rewarded. Early in the year, releases tend to be of fairly low volume but there have been some absolute stunners, including favourite Amber Digby.

 

2012 Albums of the Year

1)   Tim Culpepper “Pourin’ Whiskey  on Pain” $28 If we had such a thing as a People’s Choice award this would also be the winner...so maybe can be a dual winner.  The album owes more than a nod to Mark Chesnutt’s classic “Too Cold at Home” and that is not a bad thing. Better even is that they are all original songs, mainly written by Elbert West, who wasn’t bad in his own right but Tim is a vastly superior singer. Not one bad track. Personal favourite is “One More for the Road”. Some may say a steal of the song “Too Cold at Home”...but even if it is, I don’t care!! Even with all the plaudits it was hard to favour it over any other album in the top 10.

2)   James Hand “Mighty Lonesome Man” $28 The classic traditional vocalist lives. Very much in the same school as Norman Wade & Vernon Oxford, and hard to believe this is his best album yet. The song, “Old man Henry’ is my song of the year. A very Jone-ish delivery on this but honeslty George at his prime could not have bettered this original version. Wonderful.

3)   Eric Strickland & The B Sides “Honky Tonk Till I Die’ $25 There is nothing like an album of honky tonk songs performed superbly with a couple of modern day truckin’ classics thrown in for good measure. There is a hidden track, assumably called “Drinkin’ Whiskey”...why they do this is beyond me but no mark down as it is great. “Haggard & Hell’ is a gem!!

4)   Blake & Kendall Barnes “Welcome to Barnes Country” $20 Such exuberance. He is the wonderful honky tonk singer and she shows all the enthusiasm and style of Brenda Lee.  Only 2 in stock at this price.

5)   Wesley Dennis “Country Enough” $25 Hard to Believe this is only his 3rd album.

6)   Dottie Jack “Lighter Shade of Blue” $28 as wonderful as her previous gems , also on the revitalised Hillside label. If you were speaking of Dottie, along with Amber & Miss Leslie, in racing parlance there would be a short half head between them. They are that good.

7)   David Ferguson “David Ferguson” $20 This wonderful tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement is something everyone should have. Sadly, Cowboy Jack is in a very poor heath state. He has liver cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The wonderful album is a fitting tribute. David Ferguson sounds incredibly like Cowboy.

8)   Kelly Spinks “Right Out Of This World” $28 Again, hard to believe this is only Kelly Spinks’ third. Wonderful voice like Beaumont natives George Jones & Mark Chesnutt and a fine mix of originals and covers. In the latter category non is better than Stoney Edwards’ “Two Dollar Toy”

9)   Joey & Rory “His & Hers” $20 The perfect pair. Limited to copies on hand

10)        Chuck Cusimano “I Wrote This” $20 Hard to believe he is not more widely known. Limited to copies on hand

Honourable mention Sweethearts of the Rodeo “Restless” $28 and Teea Goans “That’s Just Me” $28

 

Latest

Special Guest reviewer...the Swedish Cowboy. The time factor has gotten to me so need to get these through quickly, so I thank the wonderful Swedish Cowboy for his reviews. Yes, he is a real person and yes he is Swedish. He likes upbeat stuff. He is, as a reviewer, one third sage, one third seer and one third axe murderer. Bold notes added are mine.

 

Here by the way is the Swedish Cowboy’s 2012 Best ofs.

1.    The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers

2.    Tony Booth: Old School

3.    Dottie Jack: Lighter Shade of Blue

4.    The Cornell Hurd Band: Drop In On My Dream

5.    Blake & Kendall Barnes: Welcome To Barnes Country

6.    Kelly Spinks: Right Out Of This World

7.    Kimberly Murray & Bob Manning: One Night Only!

8.    Tim Culpepper: Pourin’ Whiskey On Pain

9.    Tony Booth, Darrell McCall, Curtis Potter: The Survivors II

10. Diane McCall: My Imagination

 

 

Amber Digby: The World You’re Living In, Heart Of Texas Records HOTR4606: Yes, Duncan Warwick is correct (note..Country Music People reviewer/editor). This is actually the best album so far on Heart of Texas Records. It is actually better than last year’s Tony Booth album, and that was the best that far. When I heard the first track I thought that I heard the song of the year, but when I heard #7 it was even better. After that there were 2 more contenders for song of the year, namely #9 and #13. This album is just unbelievably good. I would say that there are 3 trax that are just good; the rest of them are superb or better. The last track is a steel guitar instrumental and it is excellent as such. I cannot imagine that we will get anything better this year. The album of the year is already decided. I will add that Amber has added a new string to her bow and that is as songwriter. Despite the aversion for the Nashville style she has been to Nashville and written with several major writers. This includes Vince Gill and their co-write, “One More Thing I Wished I’d Said” is superb. Yep, Amber sings a female version of “The key”Whilst there they also cut a duet together, “The One I Can’t Live Without”. She was on Mark Chesnutt’s last and now Vince. I would dare say both enjoyed their experience. Wonderful album. Yes, her best. Shades “Music from the Honky Tonks” by virtue of the quality of her original songs.

 

Dale Watson & His Lonestars: “El Rancho Azul” , Red House Records $28: Dale has made a lot of excellent CD:s through the years (and several that are just good but not excellent) and could be called one of the biggest country stars of the last 20 odd years, but he still struggles to maintain a proper 5-piece band and obviously sells moderate numbers of albums. There is no justice in country music. However, this CD is probably one of his very best. It is up there with his 3 Hightone ones and Dreamland. It is just superb. Only original songs, and damn good ones at that! A great mix of mainly up tempo songs, shuffles and waltzes! Great singer and backing!  Would echo these sentiments. Dale for mine has been producing even more consistent albums than he did at Hightone. This is the first in a little while. He did do some of the songs when he appeared here a couple of years ago and they went over a treat.

 

Wayne Hancock: “Ride” Bloodshot $25 And Wayne The Train also comes up with an excellent album. This one is in exactly the same style as his earlier ones; country boogie and early 50’s style country. All the songs seem to be original and the backing is spot on. What is a bit surprising is that he calls out for Johnny before every guitar solo when there is no musician listed with the name John or Johnny. Excellent! Might add that Bob Stafford is wonderful both on guitar & trombone. Trombone is an integral part of Wayne The Trains’ best albums and gives wonderful light and shade. Wayne has been in a Betty Ford style establishment and now says he is a “Double A Daddy”. Don’t worry his music is superb.

 

VA: “Unsung Hero, A Tribute to The Music of Ron Davies” Little Chickadee $30  Who is Ron Davies was the first thing I thought when I saw this disc. Well, it turns out he is Gail Davies’ brother and a song writer; a dead one at that. I cannot remember ever hearing of him, so he is no hero of mine, but evidently of Gail Davies who has taken on the task of producing a tribute to her dead brother. This is a long album, but far from everything is worth listening to. The Delbert McClinton song is OK and others worth listening to are the ones by BR549, Suzy Bogguss, Rodney Crowell, Jeff Hanna and John Prine. Other notables include John Anderson, Robbie Fulks and Dolly Parton. This is mainly folk music and a few rock songs with a bit of country here and there. With 22 trax everybody should be able to find something to listen to here, but most of it isn’t my taste. Now, this is the part where the Cowboy has the axe in his hand...so take note more of the summary. I will add that Gail Davies is a super talented lady AND was responsible for producing what is arguably the best ever tribute cd in “Caught in the Webb” so you know she is talented. The songs are not as immediate but I like them. Some of the participants that the SC disn’t mention are Vince Gill (with Kelly Hogan), Guy Clark, Alison Krauss  and Mandy Barnett. They could gargle dishwater and it would be better than anything Taylor Swift or Kenny Chesney is ever likely to do

 

Chris Wall: “El Western Motel” $25: This is singer-songwriter music, and I think that as such is it good. This has some steel, dobro and mandolin here and there, but the guitar and fiddle dominate. The good thing here is that the songs are not slow, but all have good tempi. Also the lyrics are excellent and he is a good singer. This is all new material by Chris and features the wonderful Lloyd Maines. Its is recorded live in the studio. This is his first in at least 10 years I would say. Any disillusionment with the music industry is not evident. His story telling is sublime. “Six Shiny Strings” tells of the changing lives and fortunes of a guitar. “Hello I’m an Old Country Song’ is a cowrite with Dale Watson so you know it is good.

 

That’s it for the Swedish Cowboy...thanks mate!! Rest are 100% mine.

 

Everly Brothers – “The Ballads of The Everly Brothers”  $32

Everly Brothers – “Rock”  $32

Two new Bear Family releases and to be honest there is sometimes not a lot of difference between the two...I mean “Johnny is a joker...he’s a bird” is not that far removed from “Dream...dream dream dream...” they have the great harmonies and an energy that is fabulous and hard to not find totally infectious.Each has 30 tracks and as always the Bear Family quality is hard to resist. On the ballad one in particular it is not only a case of what you hear but what you don’t hear....this is particular in eveidence on tracks such as “Like Strangers”...wonderful recording and reproduced perfectly.

 

George Hamilton IV & George Hamilton V ‘Texas Cowboy Church” $25 The father & son do a nice mix of traditional and non traditional songs of which “Bargain Basement Preacher” is excellent. Don’t know how it fits in with the theme but they also include a joint version of George’s theme song “Abilene”.

 

Joni Harms “Harm’s Way” $25 Joni made one album for a major label and it was fine but as an independent artist she has stamped herself as a Western Tunesmith, to snitch the title of a great Chris Ledoux album. This keeps up the standard with both production and quality of the material. She wrote all the songs and several with the delightfully named Hobo J Varsos. “Love Won’t Get No Where” is a wonderful country song that could have been taken off an Amber Digby or Miss Leslie album. Great.

 

Ronnie Miller “Brothers, Legends & Friends” $25 Ronnie is a steel guitar player and was the Steel Guitar Association’s “Player of the Year” for 2011. There are some vocal guests...Charley Pride (he is Charley’s steel man), Daryle Singletary and Vince Gill. The album is dedicated to John Hughey, famed as Conway’s guitarist and a member of the Time Jumpers and includes a Conway Medley as well as a Charley Pride medley.

 

Poco “All Fired Up” $28 This is the first studio album in over a decade and still at the forefront, and seemingly over a health scare is Rusty Young, on steel guitar and vocals. The group has now been going 45 years “Regret” sounds like a classic Eagles song...former Poco man Timothy B Schmitt became a member of The Eagles. They show a humorous side with a great song and parody...”Neil Young”.

 

Bobby Bare  “The Real Thing/ I Hate Goodbyes-Ride Me Down Easy” Omni 2 on 1   $28 These are very hard to get albums, particularly the first which was released prior to Bare going to Mercury for a brief period. The second was made on his return and features the Biilly Joe Shaver title song. Tom T Hall is responsible for 3 of the songs on this cd. His observations on “Chicago Story” are right there with his classics. Eddie Noack’s “Barbara Joy” is the stuff classic country is made of...where else would the singer be a death row inmate? Excellent value with 24 tracks.

 

Gerald Smith “Hits & More” $25  You won’t find this anywhere. He is a writer whose probably greatest success has been Lorrie Morgan’s “What Part of No” which for mine is the best thing Lorrie has ever done. Now, he does a version here and you are going to say, no doubt, the lyrics of that song are entirely from a female perspective. Well, Gerald ties it together nicely....he is sitting in the bar and he tells of the overheard conversation...which started “Sir if you don’t mind I’d rather be alone”. He also did one of the best of the later George Jones songs “The Lone Ranger”...about the guy who had so many silver bullets!! He also does his version of the witty “you Sing Like Chet” which appeared on the recent Clinton Gregory album...a wonderful cd which due to an ordering error can be yours for a song. He also has penned songs for George Strait and Collin Raye and as you may expect covers a number of styles. He is excellent on teh upbeat honky tonkers. Great.

 

Whiskey Sisters “Whiskey Sisters” $28 They were voted Best new Band in the Austin South By South West music awards and have an energy that is not really traditional country. You’d probably have to go back to 90s Carlene Carter for a comparison. They have taken up a spot at the Continental Club, an Austin mainstay. The female honky tonker “Let’s Drink” is as country as you could get, with references to Merle Haggard even, but elements of blues mix perfectly with country on tracks such as “Home on the Highway”. The vocals are great. They harmonise and trade leads and despite the title “Fool” are definitely nobody’s (fool that us). Top drawer.

 

Bob Manning “All Night Radio” $28  Bob Manning and his wife Kimberley Murray are already ensconced as part of  Yesterday & Today Records country music royalty. Bob’s previous album “Just What I Wanted” was our album of the year 2 years ago and the new one sounds just as good. It is dedicated to the golden era of country radio, reminiscent of what all night radio legends such as Bill Mack used to play.  It features 14 new songs. “Making Up  With Her” features the wonderful Tony Booth as duet partner. “Rosita”, written by Kimberley Murray has all the subtle vocal nuances that show Bob as the classic vocalist he is. Just in by seconds...rest assured it is going to be here till the end of the year. Very attractively packaged as well.

 

Vern Gosdin “40 Years of the Voice” 4cd box set $55 This features 101 songs from the voice. It is in a very attractive fold out package and has a 16 page booklet. The songs really give a fine overview of Vern’s career. It also includes 11 new songs which are: Coldest Bedroom/ Dixie’s on My Mind/ Joy to the World/ Let’s Get Down to Business/ Likes of Jesus Loving me/ Mont Eagle/ Rockabye Katie/ Santa’s Driving a Chevrolet This Year/ That Old Silver Tone/ The Biggest Little Arms/ What’s a Country Coming To. The set begins (chronologically) with some of the bluegrass oriented songs he recorded with his late brother Rex and highlights his great success on the Columbia label. Sadly no longer with us but what greater legacy than to be remembered simply as “The Voice”.

 

Others

Teresa Brewer “A Sweet Old fashioned Girl’ 2cds Jasmine $30

Teresa Brewer “Miss Versatility” 2cds Jasmine $30

There has been more than a severe shortage of Teresa Brewer material on the market..there has been nothing. These will change that with 62 tracks and 61 tracks respectively. She fell into the category of pop singer with enough versatility to cover country...she does a great version for example of ET’s “Walking the Floor Over You”. The hits are evenly distributed on both albums. Sadly she passed away in 2007 so I guess her final regret may have been the dearth of her classics. At least that has changed now.


Ronnie Ronalde “The Voice & Whistling of Ronnie Ronalde: By Popular Demand’ EMI UK $28
Ronnie was a product of the English music halls but enjoyed great success in Australia where yodelling was not something frowned on but rather widely embraced. This is an EMI UK release which features 50 tracks and appropriately starts with Don Robertson’s “The Happy Whistler”. They cover the period 1949 to 1970. He is still kicking in his 80s and apparently still performs.

 

Frank Ifield “The Yodelling Cowboy Years” Jasmine $28 In case someone missed it when first out, this is Frank’s early country recordings prior to his pop stardom in the UK..he was such a star that the first Beatles album released in teh USA was called “Frank Ifield & the Beatles”..the company thought the Ifield songs may tempt buyers into trying the music of this hitherto unknown group!! True. 31 tracks

 

Yodelling Slim Clark “Cowboy & Yodel Songs” $28

   “Singin' Yodelin' Guitar Pickin' Cowboy Songs” $30 Back in stock..the second was a big success end of last year. The earlier one had 28 songs on it.

 

 

Other Recent Bear Family.

Eddie Noack “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” 3cds $70 Classic Starday and other label honky tonk. Later in the year Bear will issue a second Noack cd with his version of “Psycho” on it.

 

Paul Anka “Dianacally Yours” $32 36 of his early recordings including “Diana” (honestly the title of this cd stinks!), “Lonely Boy” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” etc

 

Louis Prima “Louis Rocks’” $32   30 of the best with Sam Butera and Keely Smith.

 

Sun Country Box 6 cds + large hardcover book $240 ...as a bonus I have found a copy of the book that went with the original lp version many years ago so will chuck that in.

 

Johnny Cash “The Unseen Johnny Cash” $40. What we get is a 12 x 12 hard bound book of studio photos taken of Johnny between 1955 and 1958 that have never been published before. PLUS a one sided lp of two transcription shows...on lp for the first time. The other side of the lp (not playable) has etchings of Johnny Cash....so get it and you’ll be able to use th lie come up and see my etchings.

 

Porter Wagoner “Cold Hard Facts of Life” $70 ...not recent but back in stock. His classic themed RCA albums (6 of them) on one package.

 

Ernest Tubb  “Walking the Floor Over You: Ernest Tubb Shows Part I” $35

Ernest Tubb  “Walking the Floor Over You: Ernest Tubb Shows Part II” $35

These are DVDS featuring Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours in fabulous colour from mid 60s. The  Troubadours Jack Greene & Cal Smith do solo spots and a short hair suited Willie Nelson guests on both”.

 

 

 

UK Reissues...due soon. Most on cd for the first time. Don’t miss out.

1.    Marty Robbins  “El Paso City/ Adios Amigo” 2 on 1 $30 Two albums from 1976 and 1977 respectively, teh former continuing his El Paso thread.

2.    Roy Drusky                   “In a New Dimension/ If the Whole World Stopped Lovin” 2 on 1 $30 Two mid 60s albums that are going to be the only Roy Drusky available. Never heard it but “Mr Jones I Want to Marry Your Wife” is a delightful title.

3.    Ray Price                      “San Antonio Rose/ Night Life” 2 o n1 $30 Ray Price at perhaps his artistic peak. The second is always reckoned to be one of the greatest country albums ever and set the tone for his later recordings. He is still as good as it gets. The former is a tribute to Bob Wills. The latter is just a must.

4.    George Jones   “Jones Country/ You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart” 2 on 1 $30  Two of George’s early 1980s albums on cd for the first time.

5.    Mac Davis                      “Hard to Be Humble:  The Best Of” $30 At least the first great Mac Davis cd with the wonderfully witty title song & 21 others . Includes his great writing on “Watching Scotty Grow”, “In the Ghetto”, “Something’s Burning” etc

6.    Marty Robbins “The Legend/ Come Back to Me” $30 Marty’s final albums from 1981 and 1982. Still singing as good as ever and great songs. Featured the fabulous Jordinaires.

7.    Louvin Brothers           “The Christian Life: the Definitive” Proper Box $35   

4 cds + booklet in the nifty little Proper box. 112 tracks. A must have if you don’t have the Bear Family box.

8.    Jessi Colter  “Miriam/ That’s the Way A Cowboy Rocks & Rolls/ Ridin’ Shotgun” 3 lps on 2 cds $30...Jessi’s final 3 Capitol albums all on cd for the first time

9.    Glen Campbell “Glen Travis Campbell/ I Knew Jesus/ I Remember Hank Williams” 3 on 2 $30

 

 

Rarities...Rarest of the Rare

 

We have re-allocated some rarities throughout the newsletter. You will find some absolute bargains which are a once off treasure chest...don’t miss them. In the mean time these are the rarest of the lot.

 

Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $45

Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40

Down to one copy only of each and only two titles. People have taste.

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. I can still remember palying “Standing Here Alone” for the first time

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 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 Strait’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.

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

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. Like all true honky tonkers Joey is an all rounder..drinking, lying and cheating. Just superb.

Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $35 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 “Lily’s White Lies” is one of my favourites of all time. A delicious play on words brilliantly performed by martin who got fed up with the music industry. Only 2 albums but as talented an artist as i have ever heard.

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.

Edwards, Stoney “Old Folks Stick Together” $40 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 Soul”, his stunning take on “Mississippi You’ve Been on My Mind”l etc. What a voice! Lefty, Hag and Stoney!! Don’t miss it.

Flatlanders “One More Road’ (Charly UK) $40 Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore...3 Texans who recorded an album of great significance that was never released until Charly in the UK did so. It contains classics such as “Dallas” and “Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown’ and the sound is stunning. Rounder in the US released this with 4 tracks less and to get all 17 you need this. I do believe the sound is better here as well. For mine a unique album with Steve Wesson on musical saw being a standout!! You better belive it.

Ford, Tennesee Ernie & Glen Campbell “Ernie Sings & Glen Picks $35 This is the original issue with full liner notes by country music authority Rich Kienzle.. 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”. Ernie was one of the most versatile country vocalists who is revered for his gospel and religious recordings. There is only one such example here, but what a beauty...”His Hands”.

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. Latest info is that alas Ron has followed the path of his mentor.

Haggard, Merle The Way I Am  $35 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 “Friend in California” $40 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”. A must.

Husky, Ferlin  “Capitol Collectors Series” $40 This series is simply the best quality as far as sound and notes go.. This gem contains Ferlin’s wonderful “The Waltz You Saved for Me”, plus some hits and non hits. Well annotated and attractively presented.

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, Larry  “Out of the Blue” $45  This second album even has  an uptempo honky tonk belter “Honky Tonk Two Steppin’ Beer Drinkin’ Saturday Night” & what better way to show his great voice than with a definitive reading of the Paul  Siebel classic “Louise”. Alas, it seems zero chance of another album. Have heard rumours of Larry’s demise but nothing to support it...hope it is not true as there is one place he is appreciated to the extent he should be.

Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $40 (Bob Grady)

Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $35 (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.

Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $40 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”/ “Ragged But 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 Alone Again/Grand Tour $35 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.

Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $30 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, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $25 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.  Had a few but genuinely down to 1 only.

Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $25 21 tracks with a big band R & B flavour but also country. Best ever “Cow Cow Boogie!!  

Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $45 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   “ Peace in the Valley: The Gospel Truth Collection with Willie Nelson Jnr.” $50 They used a little poetic licence with the artists as Willie Nelson Jnr was known only as Billy Nelson all his life, up until it tragically ended on Christmas day 1991. So this album had special meaning for Willie as it seems this was the only time Willie Jnr/Billy had recorded. The results are stunning. Billy/Willie Jnr generally trades parts of the songs with Willie and has a distinctive voice that is instantly memorable. He does the sole vocal on "My Body's Just a Suitcase for Your Soul" and it indeed may be  the best track on an album where nothing is less than grand. Willie solos on "Troublemaker" and it is a different and far better version than on his album of the same name. Being a big Willie fan I must rate this as his best gospel album an indeed one of the best in general. It was only ever an independent and was released in 1994...despite the Volume 1 added to the title there has never been another. It is incredibly rare. Buy it on Amazon...but only if you want to pay $100.

Nelson, Willie “The Promiseland$30 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”. As a special treat he does a wonderful guitar version of a Bach minuet...the one that the pop group The Toys called The Lover’s Concerto.

Nolan, Bob “The Sound of a Pioneer” $35 Garrett label. Bob Nolan retired from the Sons of the Pioneers in the 50s and did little, seemingly, in the period up to the release of this album in the late 70s. As such it was a surprise and a gem all in one as his distinctive voice had seemingly not altered in the slightest and the production by Snuff Garrett was first class. It has some great gospel including “The Man Walks Among Us” which features Marty Robbins. Alas Bob only lived a little while after this album...as did Marty unfortunately. Don’t miss the cd version as it is very hard to get.

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.    

Oxford, David David Oxford $55 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 $45 Westside UK out of print gem with a whopping 28 tracks. These are on Bear Family box but that may be a bit too much for some. This is just about perfect.

Ritter, Tex - Capitol Collectors Series $35 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. .

Rodriguez, Johnny     Gracias! $35 Fabulous album on Capitol. Released late 80s  and included his last charting single, “I Didn’t Every Chance That I Had”. Great bunch of backing musicians including Pig Robbins on piano and Sonny Garrish on steel. Very hard to get now.

Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 What can you say but 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!!

Schneider, John “Take the Long Way Home” MCA $35

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. A wonderful highlight is, “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.

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” (with the delightful break between the first and second word) and “Burning Bridges”. A very much underappreciated artist. Everyone should have this cd in their collection, Nice touch is the inclusion of some studio talk at the beginning of some tracks.

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 $28 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.

Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $30 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!!  .

Sweet, Ron   Ten in Tennessee $45 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”.

Thompson, Jeff  Jeff Thompson $30 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”.

Turner, Zeb   Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock $30 King label anthology 1949-1953. On the now defunct Westside label.  24 tracks.

Wagoner, Porter     Greatest Hits $30 20 tracker with great and unusual selection including of course “Rubber Room” but also “What Would You Do, If Jesus Came to Your House”)

Wall, Chris “Honky Tonk Heart” Ryko $30 His debut album originally released as a cassette only job on Tried & True Records in 1989 and issued on cd on Rykodisc in 1990. Not to be missed. It includes his version of “Trashy Women’ but the modern day play of words on “I Wish John Stetson Had a Heart’ gives the album its true character. Great. Don’t miss his new album!

Watson, Gene The Good Old days $25 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.

Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $30 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.

Young, Faron Live Fast Love Hard: Original Capitol Classics 1952-1962 $28 Country Music Foundation label. 24 tracks with excellent presentation.

Big Rig Hits Truck Driver’s Boogie 1939-69 $35 A great cd which encapsulates a history of that great sub-genre the trucking song. Compiled jointlyby CMF & Diesel only records. First is“Truck Driver’s Blues” by Cliff Bruner with Moon Mullican on vocals. Classic’s such as Terry Fell’s “Truck Driving man” are featured with rarities such as Curtis leach’s amazing “Highway Man”. One of the best compilations ever.

 

What follows is the best bargains we have ever offered...strike while the iron is hot...there may not be a next time.

 

$5 country Cds

Aldridge, Darin & Brooke      Live at Red, White & Bluegrass (mountain Home)

Allan, Gary                        Set You Free advance (MCA)         

Asleep at the Wheel            Very Best (See for Miles UK) Capitol tracks

Austin, Stephen David         A Bakersfield Dozen

Ball, David                        Starlight Lounge (WB)

Ball, David                        Thinkin’ Problem (WB)

Be Good Tanyas                 a Collection (Canada)

Blanton, J T                       Live from the Bullpen (Renegade)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Somewhere Between (Capitol)

Boxmasters                       Christmas Cheer (Vanguard) Billy Bob Thornton

Bright, Jeff                       & Sunshine Boys She’s a Nail in My Heart

Buffett, Jimmy                  Songs You Know By Heart: Very Best (MCA)

Buffett, Jimmy                  Coconut Telegraph (MCA)

Cadillac Black                     The Cadillac Black

Cash, Johnny                        Mini LP Style cds

Cash, Johnny                        A Man & His Woman (w. June Carter Cash)

Cash, Johnny                        America

Cash, Johnny                        At Folsom Prison

Cash, Johnny                        At Madison Square

Cash, Johnny                        At San Quentin

Cash, Johnny                        Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian

Cash, Johnny                        Blood Sweat & Tears

Cash, Johnny                        Carrying On (w. June Carter0

Cash, Johnny                        Children’s album

Cash, Johnny                        Christmas Spirit

Cash, Johnny                        Classic Christmas

Cash, Johnny                        Fabulous Johnny Cash

Cash, Johnny                        From Sea to Shining Sea

Cash, Johnny                        Holy Land

Cash, Johnny                        Hymns of Johnny Cash

Cash, Johnny                        Hymns from the Heart

Cash, Johnny                        I Walk the Line

Cash, Johnny                        I Walk the Line Soundtrack (different from previous)

Cash, Johnny                        In Sweden Prison (aka Pa Osteraker)

Cash, Johnny                        Johnny 99

Cash, Johnny                        Johnny Cash Family Christmas

Cash, Johnny                        Johnny Cash Show

Cash, Johnny                        Little Fauss & Big Halsy

Cash, Johnny                        Orange Blossom Special

Cash, Johnny                        Ragged Old Flag

Cash, Johnny                        Ride This Train

Cash, Johnny                        Ring of Fire

Cash, Johnny                        Rockabilly blues

Cash, Johnny                        Silver

Cash, Johnny                        Sings Ballads of True West

Cash, Johnny                        Sings Precious Memories

Cash, Johnny                        Songs of the Soil

Cash, Johnny                        Sound of Johnny Cash

Cash, Johnny                        Strawberry Cake

Cash, Johnny                        With His Hot & Blue Guitar (sun album)

Cash, Johnny                        & co Highwayman (first)

Cash, Johnny                        & co Highwayman 2 (second)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Too Cold at Home (MCA)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Wings (MCA)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Almost Goodbye (MCA)

Clayton, Lee                      Border Affair (EMI Holland)

Coleman Brothers               Tribute to a Firefighter (ASR)

Confederate Railroad          Confederate Railroad (Atlantic)

Cox Family                        Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over (Elektra)

Critchlow, Slim                   Crooked Trail to Holbrook: Cowboy Songs (Arhoolie)

Davies, Gail                       Eclectic (Little Chickadee)

Dean, Larry                       Outside Chance (USA)

Denver, John                     Some Days are Diamonds (BMG)

Denver, John                      Mini lp style covers.

Denver, John                      J D

Denver, John                      Poems Prayers & Promises

Denver, John                      Greatest Hits

Denver, John                      Greatest Hits Volume Two

Denver, John                      Greatest Hits Volume Three

Denver, John                      Rocky Mountain Christmas

Denver, John                      Windsong

Denver, John                      Rocky Mountain High\

Denver, John                      One World

Denver, John                      Rhymes & Reasons

Denver, John                      Dreamland Express

Denver, John                      John Denver Songs

Denver, John                      Farewell Andromeda

Denver, John                      Whose Garden Was This

Denver, John                      It’s About Time

Denver, John                      Take Me Back to Tomorrow

Denver, John                      Aeris

Denver, John                      Autograph

Denver, John                      Some Days Are Diamonds

Denver, John                      Seasons of the Heart

Denver, John                      Spirit

Denver, John                      I want to Live

Denver, John                      Back Home Again

Diffie, Joe                         Homecoming (Rounder)

Dilks, Johnny                     & His Visitacion Valley Boys (Hightone) a yodelling Hank III

Dinnerstein, Simone            & Tift Merritt Night (Sony)

Durden, Tommy                 Moods (Walking Tree) wrote Heartbreak Hotel.

Erik & Erik                         Erik Hokkanne & Erik Moll  (Fire Ant) Texas

Ewing, Skip                       Greatest Hits (MCA)

Fink, Cathy                       & Marcy MArxer Rockin’ the Uke (Community)

Foley, Webb                      George Jones, Jack Daniels & Me (Fox)

Gatlin Brothers                   Moments to Remember (Branson)

Goldens                            Rush for Gold (Capitol)

Gorka, John                      Out of the Valley (Windham Hill)

Gorka, John                      Jack’s Crows (Windham Hill)

Gosdin, Vern                     Out of My Heart (Columbia)

Gosdin, Vern                     10 Years of Greatest Hits (Columbia)

Grand, Gil                         Famous First Words (Monument) never released

Hearne, Bill & Bonnie           Watching the World Through a Wiindshield (Back Porch)

Hot Club of Cowtown           Best (Hightone)

Huston, Randy                    Keepin’ the New West Wild (Outside Circle)

Interstate Cowboy              Ranch Dance Ruckus

Isaacs, Sonya                    Sonya Isaacs(Lyric Street)

Jennings, Waylon                Too Dumb For NYC Too Ugly for LA (Epic)

Jennings, Waylon                Love of the Common People (RCA)

Jennings, Waylon                Full Circl e(KMCA)

Jennings, Waylon                Closing in on the Fire (Ark)

Johns, Evan & H Bombs       Please Mr Santa Claus(ryko)

Jones, George                   Country Classics (EMI)

Jones, George                   Legendary Country Singers Series (Time Life0 25 tks

Leblanc, Will                      Pursuit  (Sheister label)

Lee, Johnny                       New Directions (Curb)

London, Eddie                    Do It Right (RCA) very very Haggard like.

Lynch, Dustin                     Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow)

McCalister, Don                  Love Gone Right (Biscuit Boy)

Mccutcheon, John               This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America

McGraw, Tim                     Emotional Traffic (Curb)

McVey, Jake                      Anything is Possible (Purple Cow)

Maddox, Rose                    w. John Jorgensen The Moon IS Rising...tops

Manchaca, Carl                  Carl Manchaca   (Light My Fire)

Manchaca, Carl                  That Song (Light My Fire)

Masters, Sammy                Everybody Digs (Dionuysius)

Mattea, Kathy                    Love Travels (Mercury)

Miller, Mindy                      Guess Who’s Back in Town (Universal)

Moody Brothers                 Cotton Eyed Joe (First Choice)

Moreno, Frankie                 We’ll Bring the Honky Tonk Home to You

Moreno, Frankie                 Keys to the Country

Morgan, Lorrie                   War Paint (BMG)

Murray, Anne                              Croonin’ (Capitol)

Pabst, Shawn                    Rodeo This

Passin, Monica Lil Mo           And the Monicats

Pikelny, Noam                   Beat the Devil & Carry a Rail (Compass)

Prairie Oyster                    Everbody Knows Radio Special (RCA)

Prine, John                        w. Mac Wiseman Standard Songs for Average People

Rains, Peggy                     It’s a Good Day

Raven, Eddy                      Love & Other Hard Times (BMG)

Rodriguez, Johnny              You Can Say That Again (Hightone)

Rose, Sammy                    Fool’s Gold (Bear Family)

Run C & W                        Into the Twangy Firs tCentury (MCA) Russell Smith

Sandefur, Brandon             Walking Backwards

Schatz, Lesley                   Hello Stranger (Bear Family)

Setzer, Brian                     Christmas Rocks  (Surf Dog)

Shaver, Billy Joe                Tramp on Your Street (Zoo)

Shay, Dorothy                   Park Avenue Hillbillies (Collectors’ Choice) 25 tks

Shea, Rick                        & Brantley Kearns Trouble & me (Tres Pesscadores_

Shenandoah                      Greatest Hits (Columbia)

Shenandoah                      Road Not Taken (Columbia)

Smith/White/Fairchild Love Never Fails (Word) Connie/ Sharon/Barbara

                                      ** bit of damge to booklet

Smith, Bobby Earl               Rearview Mirror (Muleshoe)

Singletary, Daryle               Ain’t it the Truth (Giant)

Smith, Mindy                     Mindy Smith 2012 cd

Springer, Roger                 Springer!! (WB) Advance

Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Railroadin’ Rhythm (bebes)

Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Lost Sessions

Stevens, Ray                     Hum It (MCA)

Stevens, Ray                     He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens (MCA)

Stevens, Ray                     Lend Me Your Ears (MCA)

Stonehorse & Friends          Tribute to Tulsa Music (Amethyst)

Sylvie & Friends                 Slyvie & Friends (playback)

Underwood, Carrie              Blown Away (Arista)

Van Tassel, Susanna           Susanna Van Tassel

Ulisse, Donna           An Easy Climb (HadleY)

Vincent, Rhonda                 Ragin’ Live (Rounder)

Vincent, Rhonda                 A Dream Come True (Rebel)

Wade, Stephen                  Banjo Diary (Smithsonian)

Wakefield, Frank                Tribute to Bill Monroe (Tatuxtent)

Walker, Billy                      18 country Hits  (country Stars)

Wariner, Steve                  Laredo (MCA)

Weems, Shayne                 Perfect World

Wence, Bill                        Analog Man in a Digital World (615 Records)

Wild Jimbos                       Wild Jimbos (MCA) great offshoot of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Williams, Jason D               Killer Instincts (Rockabilly)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Last Chance for a Thousand Years (WB)

Various

Beverly Hillbillies                 Soundtrack  (RCA)

Come Together                  America Salutes the Beatles (Liberty)

Common Thread                Songs of the Eagles (Giant)

Greetings from District of country  24 washington DC artists inc Honky Tonk Confidential

Hillbilly Fever                     The Preston Records Story Vol 3 (Canetoad)

Horse Whisperer                Soundtrack (MCA)

Music IS You                      Tribute to John Denver advance 2013 release  inc Lucinda

                                      Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou

Red Hot & Country              Great and then some  (Mercury)

Rig Rock Truck Stop            Diesel Only Records Collection (Fruit of the Tune)

Texas                               A Musical Celebration (Tomato)

These Colours Won’t Run     A Veteran Tribute

Tribute to Tradition             New Artists do old eg Dixie Chicks “Stand By Your Man” ace!

 

$10 country cds or 3 for $25

There are some incredible cds in this section. There is no mistake BUT don’t dally. A lot are one copy only so if you delay you may miss.

Albert, Christina                 Texafrance (Gambini)

Alverson, Tommy               Me on the Jukebox (all listed on the Two of a Kind label)

Alverson, Tommy               Texassongs

Alverson, Tommy               Alive & Pickin’

Alverson, Tommy               Heroes & Friends

Annie B                            Miles of Texas  (Annie B)

Auldridge, Mike                  Treasures Untold (Sugar Hill)

Ballew, Michael                  Live at Gruene Hall (Bear Family)

Ballew, Michael                  You Better Hold On (Bear Family)

Bandy, Moe                       Picture in a Frame (Branson)

Bandy, Moe                       One of a Kind (Sony)

Bare, Bobby                      Hard Time Hungrys (Edsel)

Barker, Aaron/ Curtis Wayne  Straight from the Horse’s Mouth  (BSW)

Beckett, Randy                  Rebel Train (Satellite)

Bella, Mike                        Mike Bella (Five Star)

Berline, Byron                    Fiddle Me a Song (Sugar Hill)

Big & Rich                         Hillbilly Jedi (WB)

Blake, Norman & Nancy       Back Home in Sulphur Springs (Dualtone)

Boggs, Dock                      Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (Smithsonian)

Boggs, Noel                       Best of Shasta Masters (Varese) steel guitar

Bosworth, Libbi                  Outskirts of You (Freedom)

Brennan, Walter                 Old Shep (MCA) reissue of the album “Dutchman’s Gold”

Brodsky, Chuck                  Last of the Old Time  (Red House) superb storyteller

Brom, Marti                       Snake Ranch (goofin’)

Brom, Marti                       Lassoed Live ! (Goofin’)

Brown, Zac Band                Uncaged (Atlantic)

Bruce, Ed                          This Old Hat (old Hat)

Buffett, Jimmy                  One Particular Harbour/ Riddles in the Sand 2on1 (MCA)

Burns, Brian                      The Eagle & The Snake: Songs of the Texicans (Palo Duro)

Burns, Brian                      Angels & Outlaws (Bandera)

Burns, Brian                      Highways, Heartaches & Honky Tonks (Bandera)

Burns, Brian                      Heavy Weather (Presidio)

Burton, Charlie                   Rustic Fixer Upper (Lazy SOB)

Bush, Johnny                     Sings Bob Wills (Lone Star)

Campbell, Glen/ Jimmy Webb   In Session (CD + DVD)  (Fantasy)

Campbell, Scotty                Damned If I Recall

Cargill, Henson                   On the Road (omni)

Carroll, Adam                    Lookin’ Out the Screen Door (Down Hole)

Cash,Johnny                      Mystery of Life  (Mercury) 

Cash,Johnny                     Silver (Columbia)

Cash,Johnny                     Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town (Mercury)

Cash,Johnny                     Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) all 3 Mercury cds are tops

Cash,Johnny                     Bootleg Vol. IV (Columbia) 2cds  ...gospel

Cash,Johnny                     Johnny 99 (Koch)

Cash,Johnny                     Rockabilly Blues (Koch)

Cash, Johnny                        Mini LP Style cds

Cash, Johnny                        Adventures of Johnny Cash

Cash, Johnny                        Baron

Cash, Johnny                        Everybody Loves a Nut

Cash, Johnny                        Gone Girl

Cash, Johnny                        Gospel Road 2cds

Cash, Johnny                        Happiness Is You

Cash, Johnny                        Hello I’m Johnny Cash

Cash, Johnny                        Heroes (with Waylon)

Cash, Johnny                        I Would like to See You Again

Cash, Johnny                        John R Cash

Cash, Johnny                        Junkie & the Juicehead Minus Me

Cash, Johnny                        Keep on the Sunnyside(with Carter Family)

Cash, Johnny                        Last Gunfighter Ballad

Cash, Johnny                        Look at Them Beans

Cash, Johnny                        Man in Black (the original album)

Cash, Johnny                        One Piece at a Time

Cash, Johnny                        Rainbow

Cash, Johnny                        Rambler

Cash, Johnny                        Survivors (wih Carl Perkins & Jerry Lee Lewis)

Cash, Johnny                        Thing Called Love

Cimarron                          Cimnarron (Alpine Records)

Coe, David Allan                 Johnny Cash IS a Friend of Mine (King)

Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney  Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill (Gusto)

Corbett, Tom                     Tonight I ride

Corbin,Easton                    All Over the Road (mercury)

Crow, Alvin                       Cowboy 1  (Broken Spoke)

Dailey & Vincent                 The Gospel Side (Rounder/Cracker Barrel)

Dalton, Lacy   J                 Greatest (Columbia)

Davies, Gail                       Pretty Words  (MCA)

Davies, Gail                       Other Side of Love (Capitol)

Denver, John                     An Evening With 2cds (mini lp style cover)

Dunn, Holly                       Across the Rio Grande (MTM)

Eaglesmith, Fred                Dusty (Major)

Eaglesmith, Fred                Lipstick Lies & Gasoline (Razor & Tie)

Eaglesmith, Fred                6 Volts

Ethel & Shameless Hussies   Born to Burn (MCA) Kasey Jones

Feathers, Charlie                Charlie Feathers (Elektra)

Flores, Rosie                     Honky Tonk Reprise (Rounder) her WB album w. extras

Fogelberg, Dan                  High Country Snows (Epic) w. Ricky Skaggs

Ford, Tennessee Ernie         16 Tons of Boogie: Best (Rhino)

Ford, Tennessee Ernie         600 Sunset Boulevard: His Legendary 1953 Radio Shows

Fritsch, Todd                     Up here in the Saddle (Saddle Up)

Frizzell, David/Shelley West  Greates Hits Alone & Together (K Tel ..W.B. originals)

Front Porch String Band       Best: Hills of Alabam (Rebel) Claire Lynch

Gimble, Johnny                  Still Fiddlin’ Around (MCA)

Goldmark, Joe                   Wham of That Steel man (Lo-Ball) 2cds

Goodman, Steve                Unfinished Business (Red Pajamas)

Gosdin, Vern                     Nickels, Dimes & Love (Columbia)w.superb duet Janie Fricke

Greene, Jack                     Precious Memories, Treasured Friends w. Guests Vale Jack.

Gregg, Ricky Lynn              Get a Little Closer (LibertY) superb & so traditional

Gregory, Clinton                 Too much Ain’t Enough(melody Roundup) 2012 gem

Griffith, Nanci                    Other Voices Two (Elektra0

Griffith, Nanci                    Time of Inconvenience radio Special

Grisman, David                  Dawgwood (Acoustic Disc)

Gunter, Hardrock               Dance-o-Rama (Hydra)

Gunter, Hardrock               Gonna Rock N Roll (Rollercoaster) no duplication w previous

Haggard, Merle                  All Night Long (Curb)

Haggard, Merle                  Pancho & Lefty (with Willie) (Epic0

Haggard, Merle                  Capitol Colelctor’s Series (Capitol)

Haggard, Merle                  18 Rare Classics (Curb)

Haggard, Merle                  Working in Tennesse (Hag)

Haggard, Merle                  Bluegrass Sessions (Mccoury)

Haggard, Marty                  Borders & Boundaries (Critique/BMG)

Haggard, Merle                  Unforgettable (Capitol)

Haggard, Merle                  His Greatest & Best (MCA)

Haigh, Justin                      People Like me (ARR) great honky tonk

Hall, Ben                           Country Ways & Rockin’ Days (Rollercoaster)

Hall, Tom T                       Nashville Storyteller (BMG)

Hamilton IV, George            Best Of (BMG) 22 tracks

Hardwick, Billy Jnr              Too Country (JRS/BMG) one of our all time faves.

Harris, Emmylou                Cowgirl’s Dream (Elektra)

Hearne, Bill & Bonnie           Diamonds in teh Rough (WB)

Henderson, Homer              Greatest Flops & Golden Filler (Honey Records Texas)

Hicks, Dan & Hot Licks         Striking iT Rich (MCA)

Highfill, George                  George Arlis Highfill (Church St Records)

Hill, Goldie                         Don’t Send Me No More Roses (Righteous)

Holcomb, Roscoe                An Untamed Sense of Control (Smithsonian)

Hinojosa, Tish                    Taos to Tennessee ( Lone Star/ Rounder)

Holland, Jools & his Big Band Moving Out to the Country (Radar) 22 tks

Holliday, Jolie                     Lucky Enough

House, James                    James House (MCA)

Hurd, Cornell Band              Cool & Unsual Punishment (all Cornell’s are Behemoth label)

Hurd, Cornell Band              Texas Fruit Shack

Hurd, Cornell Band              At Large

Ingram, Jack                     Live at Adairs (Beat Up Ford label)

Jackson, Stonewall             The Lonesome In Me (Omni) 28 tks

Jackson, Stonewall             Life of a Poor Boy (Omni) 30 tks

Jennings, Waylon                A  Man Called Hoss (MCA)

Jennings, Waylon                Will teh Wolf Survive (MCA)

Jennings, Waylon                Cowboys Sisters Rascals Dirt  (Sony)

Jennings, Waylon                Love of the Common people/Hangin’ O

Jennings, Waylon                Are You Ready for Country/ What Goes Around Comes

                                      Around Comes Around 2 o n1

Johnson, Jamey                 The Guitar Song 2cds (BMG)

Jones, George                             Country Standards (EMI)      

Jones, George                             New Favourites (EMI)

Jones, George                             Wine Coloured Roses (Epic)

Jones, Georgette                Strong Enough to Cry

Jones, Zona                      Harleys & Horses (D label)

Joss, Scott                        New Reason to Care (Little Dog)

Joyce, Teri                        Kitchen Radio

Kaplansky, Lucy                 Reunion

Kane, Keiran                     Find My Way Home (Atlantic)

Keen, Robert Earl               Gringo Honeymoon (Sugar Hill)

Keith, Toby                       Hope on the Rocks (Show Dog)

Kelley, Noah                      Roses After the Rain (WB) advance of unreleased album

Kershaw, Sammy               Better Than I Used to Be ( Big Hit)

Kirchen, Bill                       Hot Rod Lincoln Live (Hightone0

Kohrs, Randy                     Crack in My Armour (Junction) 3 D cover

Koppy, Michael                   Ashmore’s Store with hardbound cover & 100pg book Kowbell                       One Red Cross (Shane Worley)

Kristofferson, Kris              Repossessed/ Third World Warrior 2cd (Oh Boy/Mercury) Kristofferson, Kris              Live at the Philharmonic Monument  77minutes

Ledoux, Chris                    Rodeo & Living Free (Capitol) note: Chris put out many

                                      albums on his own label before signing to Capitol. They

                                      were infinitely better and the reissues are now out of print                                     & cannot recommend more highly. See also $15 cds.

Ledoux, Chris                    Sing me a Song Mr rodeo Man

Ledoux, Chris                    Rodeo Songs Old & New

Lee, Dickey                       Classics (Varese) 16 tks

Lewis, Laurie                     Skippin’ & Flyin’ (Spruce & Maple)

Locorriere, Dennis              Out of the Dark 19 tks ...lead singer with Dr Hook.

Loudermilk, John d             Open Mind (Omni) 27 tks

McBride, Martina                Eleven  (Republic0

McCarters                         The Gift (WB) ...as the title says ...a must

McCarters                         Better Be Home Soon (WB) billed as Jennifer McCarter &

                                      the McCarters. ...equally as essential

McClain, Charly                  Pure Country (Sony)

McDaniel, Mel                    Reloaded: Tried True & New (Aspirion)

McQuade, Scott                  Scott McQuaig (Universal) ...fabulous cd

Maddox Bros & Rose           On the Air (Arhoolie)

Maddox Bros & Rose           Live on the Radio (Arhoolie)

Maddox, Rose                    35 Dollars & a Dream (Arhoolie)

Maddox, Rose                    Sings Bluegrass (Capitol) a classic

Mavericks                         Definitive Collection (MCA)

Mensy, Tim                       Stone By Stone (Columbia)

Moffatt, Katy                     Greatest Show on Earth (Rounder) simply a must 10/10

Montana, Patsy                  Cowboy’s Sweetheart (Flying Fish)

Moorer, Alison                   Definitive Collection (MCA)

Morrell, Tom                      & Time Warp Top Hansds...On the Money

Morrison, Van                    You Win Again (with Linda GailLewis0

Nashville West                   Nashville West (Sierra0

Nelson, Willie                     Just One Love (Justice) 2 duets w. Kimmie Rhodes

Nelson, Willie                     Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Columbia)

Nelson, Willie                     Heroes          (Legacy)

Norma Jean                      Guess That Comes From Being poor (Omni)

O.Brien, Tim                      Reincarnation: the Songs Of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies)

O’Connell, Maura                Helpless Heart (WB)    Both Maura cds are produced by &

O’Connell, Maura                A Real Life Story (WB) feature (extensively) Jerry Douglas.

Oak Ridge Boys                  Its Only Natural (Cracker Barrel exclusive)

Osborne, Bobby                 New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches (Rural Rhythm)

Overstreet, Paul                 A Songwriter’s Project (Scarlet Moon)

Owens, Buck                     Instrumental Hits (Sundazed/Capitol)

Parsons. Jeremy                Doggondest Feelin’ (indie...reminds of Marty Brown)

Peasall Sisters                   Home to You (Dualtone)

Potter, Curtis                     Sings Willie Nelson (Hillside)

Pousette Dart Band             Best  22 tks (Big Deal)

Powers, Freddy                  The Hottest Thing In Town

Prairie Oyster                    Blue Plate Special (Vel vel)

Prairie Oyster                    Different Kind of Fire (RCA)

Richards, Dan                    Heartbreak U (De Von)

Riders in the Sky                Best of the West (Rounder)

Riders in the Sky                Best of the West  Rides Again (Rounder)

Roberts, Dan                     Viva La Cowboy  (OBM)

Roberts, Dan                     Cowhand.com  ...really fine artist.

Robison, Charlie                 Bandera (Vireo) debut...sounds like John Prine in places.

Rodriguez, Artie                 She Loves George Jones

Ronstadt, Linda                  w. Emmylou Harris  Western Wall (Elektra)

Ronstadt/Parton/Harris        Trio I (WB)

Scott, Jack                        The Way I Walk (Carlton recordings) (Rollercoaster)

Sheppard, T G                   Greatest Hits (WB)

Shiflett, Karl                      Take Me Back (Pass the Grass)    

Sizemore, Charlie               In My View (Rebel)  excellent artist replaced  Keith Whitley           

Sizemore, Charlie               Good News (Rebel)  in the Ralph Stanley Band & could have

Sizemore, Charlie               Back Home (Rebel)  been a mainstream success.

Smith, Carl                        Essential 1950-56 (Columbia) 20 tks

Snider, Todd                      Near Truths & Hotel Rooms (Oh Boy)

Stanley Brothers                Earliest Recordings (Rich R Tone)

Starline Rhytm Boys           Better Luck Is a Barroom Away (Tin Town)

Starling, John                    Waiting on a Southern Train (sugar Hill)

Statler Brothers                 Musi Memories & You (Mercury)

Stevens, Ray                     # 1 With a Bullet (Capitol)

Stewart, Gary                    Essential (RCA)

Stewart, Gary                    Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior (Raven)

Stone, Billy                        West Texas Sky (Bear Family)

Strait, George                    Beyond the Blue (MCA)

Taylor, Chip                       Yonkers NY (Train Wreck)

Tillman, Floyd                    Best (Collectors Choice)

Tillman, Floyd                    Crazy Cajun Sessions (Edsel UK) 26 tks

Tritt, Travis                       The Storm (Category 5 label) last we had from TT

Turner, Josh                      Your Man (MCA)

Van Shelton, Ricky              Sings Christmas (CBS)

Wakely, Jimmy                  Vintage Collection (Capitol) 20 tks

Watson, Dale                     Truckin’ sessions  (Raisin’ Cain)

Watson, Dale                     Christmas Time in Texas

Watson, Doc                      Doc & merle’s Guitar Album  (Flying Fish)  

Watson, Gene                    Sings (Intersound)

Wayne, Dallas                    Big Thinkin’ (Hightone)

West, Dottie                      Essential (RCA)

West, Hedy & Bill Clifton      Getting Folk out of the Country (Bear Family)

Whites                              Greatest Hits (MCA)

Whitman, Slim                   Best (Rhino)

Wild Rose                          Breakin’ New Ground (Capitol)

Wild Rose                          Listen to Your Heart (Capitol)

Wild Rose                          Straight & Narrow (Capitol)  All gal group who would appeal

                                      to Dixie Chicks fans. Fabulous only 3 cds. A bargain ++++

Williams, Hank Jr                Almeria Club (WB) cloth bound special edition.

Williams, Hank Jr                All My Rowdy Friends: Best Of (Curb) 22 tks

Williams, Hank III               Lovesick Broke & Driftin’ (curb)

Wills, Bob & Texas Playboys Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds 50 tks

Woodys                            Woodys (Rounder)

Woodys                            Telluride to Tennessee (EFR)

Woodys                            Teadrops & Diamonds (Dynamike)

Wright, John Lincoln            That Old Mill (Northeastern)

Young, Neil                        Old Ways (Geffen) with Waylon & Willie

Various

1861 Project                      Volume 2...with Maura O’Connell, Connie Smith

American Murder Ballads     2cds 50 tks

Califia                              Songs of lee Hazelwood (Ace UK) 25 of Lee’s songs

Get With the Beat               Marvel Masters Volume 1 (Ryko/ Cowboy Carl) 27 greats

Gram Parsons Notebook      The Last Whipporrwill (GP’s unfinished songs ..finished)

More Songs of route 66       Texas artist comp...inc Dale Watson (Lazy SOB)

This Ones For Him              Guy Clark Tribute 2cds

Box sets

Arnold, Eddy                         Then & Now 2cds Long style box Cd # 2 features later sessions produced by Harold Bradley.

Jennings, Waylon                RCA Years Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line 2cds+ 40 tracks + 20 page book in long style box

Parton, Dolly                        The RCA Years 1967-1986 2cds + 32 pg book .Long style box

DVD

Atkins, Chet                          A Tribute to Chet Atkins w. Chet, Statlers, Everlys etc

Barry Bailes                          Solid Foundation to Acoustic Bass 2DVD Acutab

Pa’s Fiddle                             Music of America with Randy Travis, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie Milsap etc

 

                                                                                                                                        

 

$15 Country or 3 for $40

Adams, Charlie                  Cattin’ Around (Bear Family)

Allcorn, Joey                      All Alone Again (Blue Yodel)

Arnold, Eddy                      Cattle Call/ Thereby Hangs a tale (Bear Family0

Arnold, Jason & Sidesteppers Crazy Things

Arthur, Charlene                Welcome to the Club (Bear Family)

Atkins, Chet/ Jerry Reed      Sneakin’ Around (Columbia)

Atkins, Chet                      Teensville (RCA Living Stereo)

Ball, David                        Heartaches by the Number (Shanachie)

Bandy, Moe                       Sings Great American Cowboy Songs (12 tracks)

Bare, Bobby                      A Bird NAmede Yesterday/ Talk Me Some Sense (Omni)

Bare, Bobby                      Best (Razor & Tie)

Bare, Bobby                      Hard Time Hungrys/ The Winner & Other Losers (omni)

Bare, Bobby                      Essential (RCA)

Bell, Delia                         Delia Bell (Wounded Bird) WB album with Emmylou Harris

Bell & Shore                      El Ranko Motel (ROM)

Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins   Simpatico (Capitol) a fabulous cd

Bonta, T Jarrod                  White Lines (Music Room) Jerry Lee style. Texas piano!

Bresh, Thom                     Wires to the Wood (DCM)

Brown. Billy                       Did We Have a Party (Bear Family)

Brown, Jim Ed & Browns      Essential (RCA)

Brown, Junior                    12 Shades of Brown (Edsel UK) original issue on cd

Browne, Jann                    Tell Me Why (Curb) fabulous LA artist.

Burns, Brian                      Highways, Heartaches & Honky Tonks w. large booklet

Carter, Carlene                  Musical Shapes/ Blue Nun 2on 1 (Edsel UK)

Cartwright, Lionel               Lionel Cartwright (MCA) fabulous 1989 debut.

Cash, Johnny                     I Walk the Line/ Little Fauss Big Halsy (Bear Family)

Cash, Johnny                     Hello I’m Johnny Cash/ Johnny Cash Show/Main in Black

Cashdollar, Cindy                Slide Show (Silver Shot)

Chapel, Leon                     Automatic Mama (Bear Family)

Clark, Guy                        Essential (RCA)

Coe, David Allan                 Recommended for Airplay (Columbia)

Coe, David Allan                 Songwriter of the Tear (Cleveland)

Coe, David Allan                 20 Road Music Hits (Te Vee) Truckin’ songs

Coe, David Allan                 Lonesome Fugitive (king0

Collie, Mark                       At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary (Wilbanks)

Commander Cody               We’ve Got a Live One Here (WB)

Cordle, Larry                     Murder on Music Row (Shell Point) original by writer!!

Cordle, Larry                     Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ (Mighty Cord)

Country All Stars                Jazz from the Hills (Bear Family) Chet Atkins, Jethro Burns

Cryner, Bobbie                   Bobbie Cryner (Columbia) possibly best female cd of ‘90s

Delmore Brothers               Freight Train Boogie (Ace UK) King recordings

Dayton, Jesse                    One for the Dance Halls (Stag)

Delray, Martin                    What Kind of Man (Atlantic) fabulous

Denver, John                     Poems, Prayers Promises/ Farewell Andromeda (RCA) 2on1

Diamond, Claude                Highway of Life (Vettset) Former Y  & T album of year.

Dickerson, Dub                  Boppin’ in the Dark (Bear Family)

Dolan, Jimmie                    Juke Box Boogie (Bear Family)

Edwards, Don                    Songs of the Trail (Bear Family)

Flatt, Lester w. Bill Monroe   Live at Vanderbilt (Bear Family)

Francis, Connie/Hank jnr      Sing country Favourites (Bear Family)

Friedman, Kinky                 From One Good American to Another (Fruit of the Tune)

Gauthier, Mary                   Filth & Fire (Signature)

Gibson, Don                      Essential 2cds (Primo)

Glaser, Tompall                  The Rogue (Bear Family)

Gosdin, Vern                     Chiselled in Stone (Columbia)

Gosdin, Vern                     The Voice (BTM) his best two albums. Essential as breathing

Griffith, Nanci                    Complete MCA Studio Recordings(MCA) 2cd

Grisman, David/ Tony Rice   Tone Poems (Acoustic Disc) w. 40 page booklet

Guitar, Bonnie          Intimate Session (Bear Family)

Guthrie, Woody                  Live Wire (Rounder) rare live performances

Haggard, Merle                  Serving 190 Proof (MCA)

Haggard, Merle                  Ramblin’ Fever (MCA)

Haggard, Merle                  Back to the Barrooms (MCA)

Haggard, Merle                  Rainbow Stew Live (MCA)

Haggard, Merle                  Land of Many Churches (Razor& Tie)

Haggard, Merle                  Kern River/ Chill Factor (American Beat/Sony)

Haggard, Merle                  Portrait Of/ Keep Movin On (BGO 2on 1

Hard Hat Dave                   And the Honky Tonk Knights (DLP) one of best indie cds

Hay, Erin                          The Circle (Westwood)

Hillman, Chris                    w. Herb Pederson Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill)

Hobbs, Becky                    All Keyed Up (RCA) w. Jones on the Jukebox. A must!

Hogsed, Roy                      Cocaine Blues (Bear Family)

Horton, Johnny                  Essential Recordings 2cds (Primo)

Isaacs                              Carry me (Crossroads) Wow..Sonia is not a natural blonde.

Ives, Burl                          Sweet, sad & Salty (Omni)

Jenkins                             Jenkins (Capitol) unreleased album. Rod. Crowell produced

Jennings, Waylon                Sings Ol’ Hank (Williams) WJ label

Joey & Rory                      His & Hers (Sugar Hill)

Joey & Rory                      Album # 2(Sugar Hill)

Joey & Rory                      Life of a Song (Sugar Hill)

Jones, George                             You Oughta Be Here With me (Epic) one of his best ever’

Jones, George                             Friends in High Places (Epic)

Jones, George                             Bartenders Blues (Razor & Tie0

Jones, George                             The Grand Tour (Razor & Tie0

Jones, Grandpa                  Makes the Rafters Ring (Omni) 32 tks

Jones, Grandpa                  An American Original (CMH)  30 tks

Judds                               Reunion Live 2cds (Curb)

Keen, Robert Earl Jnr          West Textures (Sugar Hill)

Kershaw, Sammy               Feelin’ Good Train..special promo edition. 2cds shaped like a

                                      train..a bit of waer but great display piece. 2nd cds is hits.

King, Pee Wee                   Hillbilly Boogie (Big Tone) 30 tks

Knuckles, Red & Trailblazers Honky Tonk & Swing Music The French Way (Tim O’Brien)

Ledoux, Chris                    Old Cowboy Classics (Capitol) **Note all out of print

Ledoux, Chris                    Songs of Rodeo Life (Capitol)     reissues of his classic indies

Ledoux, Chris                    Cowboys Ain’t Easy to Love/ Paint me Back Home 2on1

Ledoux, Chris                    Melodies & Memories (Capitol)

Ledoux, Chris                    Songbook of American West/ Sing Me a Song Mr Rodeo Man

Ledoux, Chris                    Gold Buckle Dreams (Capitol)

Ledoux, Chris                    Songs of Rodeo & Country/ Life as a Rodeo Man 2 on 1

Ledoux, Chris                    Western Tunesmith/ He Rides the Wild Horses 2 on 1

Ledoux, Chris                    Wild & Wooly

Ledoux, Chris                    Used to Want to be a Cowboy/ Wild & Wooly (2 o n1

Ledoux, Chris                    Radio & Rodeo Hits (Capitol)

Lee, Brenda                      Definitive (MCA) 28 tks

Lewis, Jerry Lee                 The Mercury Years Volume 3 (Mercury)

Lorrie, Myrna                     Hello Baby: Jukebox Pearls (Bear Family)

Louvin, Ira                        Complete Recordings (King)

Luman, Bob                       Red Hot (Snapper) 28 tks

McCall, Darrell                   A Way to Survive (Atrap)  one of best Ray Price inspired.

McCall, Darrell                   Pictures Can’t Talk Back (Artrap)

McCall, Darrell                   w. Johnny Bush Hot Texas Country (Step One)

McDonald, Skeets               Goin’ Steady With the Blues (Righteous)

McEntire, Reba                   Heart to Heart (Mercury)

Macon, Uncle Dave             Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)

Manning, Bob                     Taste of Honky Tonk (live)

Miller, Roger                      King of the Road: Best Volume 2 20 hits  (Mercury)

Mills, Big John                    Honky Tonks & neon Lights

Morris, Lamar                    Walls of Memories (Barrister label)

Mowrey, Dude                   Honky Tonk (Capitol)

Nelson, Willie/ Leon Russell   One for the Road 2 on 1 (Columbia)

Nelson, Willie                     Born for Trouble (Columbia)

Nelson, Willie                     Horse Called Music (Columbia)

Nesmith, Mike                    And Hits Just Keep on Coming/ Ranch Stash 2 on 1 (RCA)

Parton, Dolly                     Fairest of Tehm All/ My Favourite Songwriter (2on 1 ) Omni

Parton, Dolly                     Jolene/ My Tennessee Mountain Home (RCA)

Perkins, Laura Lee              Don’t Wait Up Juke Box Pearls (Bear Family)

Raney, Wayne                   Real Hot Boogie (Ace UK) King recordings/ Delmores

Rasmussen, Ole                 Sleepy Eyed John (Bear Family)

Reed, Jerry                       Essential (RCA)

Reeves, Del                       Silver Anniversary Album (Playback)

Rich., Charlie                     Pictures & Paintings (WB)

Ritchie, Lionel                    Tuskegee (cd + Dvd)  (WB) Sail On & Easy are great!

Roberts, Kenny                  Jumoin’ & Yodelin’ (Bear Family)

Roman, Mimi                     I’m Ready If You’re Willing Juke Box Pearls (Bear Family)

Rooney, Jim                      Brand New Tennessee Waltz/Ready for the times 2on 1

Rowan, Peter                     Dust Bowl Children (Sugar Hill)

Russell, Leon                     Retrospective 18 tks GH (Capitol)

Russell, Tom                      Modern Art (hightone)

Russell, Tom                      Rose of San Joaquin (Hightone) Joaquin = Wah-Keen

Russell, Tom                      Indians, Cowboys, Horses, Dogs (Hightone)

Russell, Tom                      Borderland (Hightone)

Russell, Tom                      Box of Visions (Philo)

Schneider, John                 A Memory Like You (MCA)

Seratt, Kenny                    Best (Hillside)

Seratt, Kenny                    Best Volume 2 (Hillside) a lot like Haggard/Lefty. Fabulous

Shaver, Billy Joe                Salt of the Earth 9Little Dog/ Columbia)

Silvers, Jimmy                   Music Makin’ Mama From Memphis (Bear Family)

Sizemore, Charlie               Story IS: Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel)

Smith/White/Fairchild Love Never Fails (Word) Connie/ Sharon/Barbara

Snow, Hank                       Tales of the Yukon (Bear Family)

Spiker, Lonnie          Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You (Megolith)

Swan, Billy                        Like Elvis Used to Do (706 Records)

Swan, Jimmy                     Honky Tonkin’ in Mississippi (Bear Family)

‘Sweet Mikey C                  Rock & Roll Time Capsule 2cd with Danny Gatton

Thompson, Hank                Here’s to Country Music (Step One)

Trevino, Rick                     In My Dreams/ Whole Town Blue 2 o n1 (WB)

Tubb, Ernest                      Live 1965 (Rhino) great sound & performances

Turner, Josh                      Punching bag (MCA)

Turner, Josh                      Live Across America (Cracker Barrel exclusive)

Tyson, Ian                        Cowboyography (Sugar Hill) with Navajo Rug...super

Wagoner, Porter                & Dolly Parton Essential (RCA)

Wagoner, Porter                Essential (RCA)

Walker, Jerry Jeff              Navajo Rug (ryko)

 Watson, Aaron                  Real Good Time (HTK) 18 tracks 2012

Watson, Dale                     Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone)

Watson, Dale                    I Hate These Songs (Hightone)

Whitley, Keith                    Kentucky Bluebird (RCA) I Never Go Around Mirrors

Whitley, Keith                    Tribute Album (RCA) also includes 4 Whitleys

Whitman, Slim                   Collection 2cds (Liberty UK)

Williams, Don                     Volume One/ Volume Two (Edsel UK) 2on 1

Willard, Jess                      Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear Family)

Williams, Lew                     Cat Talk (Bear Family)

Yoakam, Dwight                 3 Pears (WB)  2012 album.

Young, Faron                     Story Songs for Country Folks (Canetoad)30  Mercury tks

Various

RCA Country                      Golden Era (RCA Japan) 20 tks

Silver Meteor                     Progressive Country Anthology (Siera) 26 tk version

DVD

Daniels, Charlie                  Live at Rockpalast  76 minutes German Tv 1980

Box sets

Atkins, Chet                          The RCA Years 2cds 48 page book. Nice buff coloured Box with 48 page book. Great price.

 

Forerunner Music Group 4cds + 12 page book in nice leather look box Put out by the publishing house and featuring all number of artists. The first 2 cds have 20 tracks each and the third features 4 of Forerunners writers singing their own songs: Tony Arata/ Shawn Camp/ Peter Wasner & George Marinelli Jnr/ and as a bonus we have John Wesley Ryles doing “I Want to Be a Baseball Star”. It is a shame he wsn’t a bigger star. 4th Disc features 10 songs from the Memphis Boys.

 

 

Jones, George                      The Hits Then Till Now Time Life 3cds Career

spanning 60 track cd in ultra nice hard cover book style package. Sealed as well.

 

Jones, George                      Spirit of country: The Essential George Jones

2cds  Sealed set on Columbia longbox style Nice package

 

Nelson, Willie                       Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993

                                                Sony 3cd set with 32 page book in a long hardcover book style box. His CBS years where he went from “Willie who”? to one of the biggest names in the entire world of show business. The second cd focuses on his many duets from Lacy J Dalton to the great “Old Friends’ with Roger Miller  & Ray price.

 

Nelson, Willie                       The Early Years: Liberty Years Plus More Even though it is early it is some of the great man’ s best work and is in stunning  full stereo sound. 61 tracks...little change in style from later. Willie was always Willie. BTW I still have my copy!! And I treasure it.

 

Poole, Charlie                       The Essential 4cds (Proper label) inc 24 pg bk

 

Stanley Brothers                 “Definitive Collection” Time Life 3cds + book

                                                 For the punter looking for an intro it is super. Long style   book box. 60 tracks

 

Stompin’ Singers & Western Swingers: More from the golden Years of Western Swing (Proper) Last copy 4cds (100 tks) + 52 page book

 

$18 & up Country Cds

Allen, Terry                       Lubbock on Everything (Sugar Hill) $18 Texas classic

Anthony, Rayburn               Something Out of the Ordinary $18
Ash, Garry                        Man in the Moon  (inc. Fabulous “Possum & Price”)

Barnes, Blake & Kendall       Welcome to Barnes Country (BCR) $20

Bell, Knut & Blue Collars       Honkahillarockabilly $20 (MM) Great title...what you get !!

Bice, Steve                       Sin Citizen Sessions $20 “Rubber Room” ...not Porters!

Bice, Steve                       Sixty Minutes of Sin $20

Blue, Arkey                       Texas Dance Hall Music $20

Blue, Arkey                       Sings Twenty Nine Years $20

Blue Sky Boys                   Earl & Bill Bolick  3cds $25  60 tks

Boone, Larry                     One Way to Go (Columbia) $20

Booth, Tony                      Key’s in the Mailbox/Lonesome 77203 2 Capitol albums on 1

Brack, John                       Face to Face: 14 Country Duets (RCA Germany) $18

Brooks, Garth                    No Fences 2 o n1 also includes better self titled album.

Brown, Roger                    Rodeo Boogie $20 (Prairie Crooner)

Browns                             Complete Hits (Collectors Choice)

Cash, Johnny                     Is Coming to Town/ Boom Chicka Boom 2on1 (Mercury) $18

Cash, Tommy                    Let an Old Racehorse Run (Playback) $18

Christian, T Jae                  I Wish I Was Home $20

Christian, T Jae                  Put me Down Easy Lord $20 gosple

Clark, Roy                         Greatest Hits (Varese) “yesterday When I Was Young” etc

Coe, David Allan                 Biketoberfest (Coepop) $18

Coe, David Allan                 Human Emotions/ Spectrum VII (Bear Family) $18

Coe, David Allan                 Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee Whiskey (Bear)$18

Coe, David Allan                 Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to Say (Bear Family) $18

Coe, David Allan                 Castles in the Sand/ Hello in There (Bear) $18

Coe, David Allan                 For the Soul & Mind: Demos with bonus dvd $20

Collins, Karen                    No Yodelling on the Radio (Azalea City) $20

Conlee, John                      Blue Highway (Pair/MCA) $20 16 rare tracks

Costello, Elvis                    Almost Blue (Edsel UK) $18 23 tracks inc. “Psycho”

Crickets                            T Shirt (Epic) $18 Sonny Curtis

Curless, Dick                     Long Lonesome Road (Omni) $18 29 fabulous tracks

Cusimano, Chuck                I Wrote This $20 ...I give it 10 out of 10

Dalton, Lacy j                    Survivor/ Lacy J 2on1 $20

Dave & Deke Combo           Hollywood Barn Dance (Heyday) $20 Deke Dickerson

Davies, Gail                       Songwriter Sessions 2cds $25 45 songs Little Chickadee

Dayton, Jesse/Brennen Leigh Holding Our Own & Other Country Gold Duets $20

Digby, Amber                    Passion, Pride & What Might Have Been $20

Digby, Amber                    w. Justin Trevino Keeping Up Appearances $20

Dillards                             let the Music Flow: Best 1963-1979 (Raven) $18

Dunn, Holly                       Holly Dunn (MTM) $20

Dunn, Holly                       Cornerstone (MTM) 420 exceedingly rare these two.

Elliott, Ronny                     I’ve Been meaning to Write

Ferguson, David                 Tribute to Jack Clement $18 just superb

Flores, Bobby                    Fast Company $20

Friedman, Kinky                 Best: Last of the Jewish Cowboys (Shout Factory)

Glaser, Tompall                  Award Winners/ Rings & Things $20 2on 1

Gosdin, Vern                     Till the End/Never My Love/ You’ve Got Somebody $20 3on2

Gosdin, Vern                     Alone (Columbia) $20

Greene, Lorne                             The Man (omni) 28 tracks $18

Haggard, Merle                  His 30th Album/ Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today $20

Haggard, Merle                  My Love Affair With Trains/ Roots of my Raising $20 

Haggard, Merle                  All in the Movies/ Tribute to Best Damn Fiddle Player $20

Haggard, Merle                  The Way I Am (MCA) $20

Haggard, Merle                  Country Boy (Pair) 16 tks  $18

Haggard, Merle                  The Way Love Goes / It’s All in the Game $20

Haggard, Merle                  Hag/Let Me Tel lYou About a Song $20

Hall, Roy                           Rocks (Bear Family) $20 ...wrote “Whole Lotta Shakin’

Hamilton, George IV            Tribute to Luke the Drifter $18

Hancock. Wayne                That’s What Daddy Wants $18

Hay, Erin                          The Collection $20 (Western Heart) 23 tks

Homer & Jethro                  America’s Song Butchers (Razor & Tie) $20 OOP

Horton, Steven Wayne        Steven Wayne Horton $20 (Capitol) gem

Hurd, Cornell Band              Live at the Broken Spoke $20 fabulous &funny

Jenkins, Jody                     Cars, Bars & Guitars $18

Jenkins, Red                      Neon Bible $20

Joey & Rory                      Album # 2 $20 walmart edition with bonus track.

Joey & Rory                      His & Hers $20 walmart edition with bonus track.

Johnson, Jamey                 Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran $18 Mercury

Jones, Alamo                     Voice in Black $20 Fabulous Outlaw style

Jones, David                      Bridges $20 one of best honky tonk cds ever

Jones, George                             Bartender’s Blues/ Shine On $20

Jones, George                             Cup of Loneliness: Mercury Years 2cds $20

Jones, George                             One Woman Man (Columbia) $20

Jones, George                             Ragged But Right Starday Years Plus 3cds $25

Jones, George                             Grand Tour/ Alone Again 2 on 1 $20

Jones, George                             Don’t Stop the Music (Ace UK) $20

Jones, Grandpa                  Everybody’s Grandpa (Omni) $18

Keeble, Billy                      Just for You $20

Keeble, Jerry                     Unchained Country $20

Kendalls                            Two Heart Harmony/ Thank God for the Radio $20 2on1

Kilgore, Jerry                     Telephonme Texas $20

Kilgore, Jerry                     Loaded & Empty $20

Lyda, Jacob                       Three Times the Charm $20

Lyda, Jacob                       Here We Go Again $20

Lyda, Jacob                       Back in the Swing $20

McCall, C W                       Wolf Creek Pass (Omni) $20  25tks

McDaniel, Mel                    Country Pride $22 (DPI)

McDaniel, Mel                    Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On: Original Capitol $20  21 tks

Maddox Brothers & Rose      Ugly & Slouchy (Bear Family) $18

Manning, Bob                     & Kimberley Murray One Night Only duets $20

Manning, Bob                     Just What I wanted $20

Marquez, Bobby                 Bobby Marquez (texas indie) $20

Martin, Glynn                     Take A Ride on Real Country $20 lot like Don Williams

Martin, Glynn                     Uncle Sam, Mr Jukebox & my Ex Wife $20

Martin, Janis                      The Blanco Sessions $18

Martin, Tony                      Stronger than That $20

Mellons, Ken                      Just What I’m Wanting to Do $20 superb...same as “Sweet”

Miller, Frankie                    When Gas Was Thirty Cents a Gallon $20 Superb

Miller, Frankie                    Too Hot to Handle $20 ditto from previous

Miller, Jody                        Best $18 (EMI)

Moffatt, Hugh                    Loving You (Philo) $20

Moffatt, High                     Troubadour (Philo) $20

Morgan, Dennis                  Attic Chronicles Vol 1 $20

Morrison, Van                    Pay the Devil $20 with bonus DVD

Morrison, Van                    Skiffle Sessions $18 w. Donegan, Chris Barber

My Darling Clementine         How Do You Plead $20 superb duets a la Emmy & Gram

Nichols, Joe Paul                How Big Is God $20

Nichols, Joe Paul                The Price is Right $20 (Ray Price tribute)

Nichols, Joe Paul                Too Much Texas In Me $20

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band          Will the Circle be Unbroken $18 2cds original packaging

Nunn, Gary P                     Greatest Hits Vol 2 $18

Nunn, Gary P                    One Way or Another $20 2012

O’Kanes                            Imagine That (Columbia) $18

Owens, Buck                     Hot Dog (Capitol) $20

Owens, Buck                     Kickin’ In (Capitol) $20

Owens, Buck                     Act Naturally $20 with Ringo & Emmylou...very hard to get

Paycheck, Johnny               Nowhere to Run: Little Darli’ Years $20 Omni 29 tks

Paycheck, Johnny               Survivor $20 (Hitman)

 

Pennington, Ray                 w. Buddy Emmons “Swingin’ By Request” Step One $20

Pennington, Ray                 w. Buddy Emmons “Goin’ Out Swingin’ “$20

Potter, Curtis                     Down in Texas Today $18

Price, Ray                         For the Good Times/ I Won’t Mention It Again $20 2on1

Pride, Charley                    Did You Think to Pray (Music City) original RCA album $18

Prine, John                        In Spite of Ourselves (Step One) $18

Prine, John                        Missing Years $20 (Oh Boy)

Reed, Blind Alfred               Complete Works (Document) $20

Rhodes, Kimmie                 West Texas Heaven (Justice) duets, Willie, Waylon, Townes

Rice, Bobby G                    Down in Texas (Heart of Texas) $18

Robbins, Marty                   My Woman My Woman My Wife/ After Midnight 2on 1 $18

Robbins, Marty                   Song of Robbins (Columbia )$18

Robbins, Marty                   I’ve Got a Woman’s Love/ Have I Told You Lately 2on1 $20

Roberts, Gena                             Shuffle Back to Me  $18

Rogers, Roy                      Tribute (RCA) with guests. Original fold out pkg. $20 Superb

Ronstadt, Linda                  The Collection 2cd 66 tks (Rhino) $20

Ronstadt, Linda                  The Capitol Years 2cds (Capitol) 4 lps on 2 cd + bonus tks

Sahm, Doug                      Return of Wayne Douglas (Evangeline) $20 ..good as it gets

Schneider, John                 Too Good to stop Now (MCA) $20

Schneider, John                 You Ain’t Seen the Last of me (MCA)  $20

Schneider, John                 A Memory Like You (MCA) $20

Scott, Ray                         Rayality (Jethropolitan) $18

Scott, Jack                        Touch Me Baby I Go Hog Wild 2cds (Jasmine) 64 tks $20

Seely, Jeannie                   Greatest Hits on Monument $20 (Sony) inc Don’t touch Me

Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey”   So Good For So Long (Sancor) $20

Shaver, Billy Joe                Old Five & Dimers Like me  (Koch0 $20

Shaver, Billy Joe                Live at Billy Bobs (Wmith) $18 cd + dvd

Shaver, Billy Joe                Restless Wind 1973-1987 (Razor & Tie) $20

Silverstein, Shel                 Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball (Collector’s Choice) $20
Sludge, Roy                       Too Drunk to Truck $20

Smith, Cal                         Best of $20  (Huxx UK...original MCA tracks)

Smith, Connie                    Essential $29 (RCA)

Sousley, Rick                     Patsy proof $20

Sparrow, Davy Jay             Olde Fashioned $20 Wayne the Train style

Springfields                       On an Island of Dreams 2cds 47 tks $25 Dusty+Tom

Thornton, Marsha               Maybe the Moon Will Shine $18 (MCA) a must

Trevino, Justin                   Travelling Singin’ Man $20 (Lone Star)

Trevino, Justin                   Take One As Needed for Pain (Heart of Texas) $20

Trevino, Justin                   Texas Honky Tonk $22 (Neon Nightmare) v. Rare now

Tubb, Ernest/ Justin            Just You & me daddy (First generation) 20 tks      $18

Two Tons of steel               King of  a One Horse Town (Big Bellied) $18

Wade, Norman                  Old Time Country Music (Associated) $20 demi god

Wagoner, Porter                Cold Hard Facts of Life/ Soul of a Convict $20 (Omni)

Wall, Chris                        Cowboy Nation $20 (cold Spring)   

Wall, Chris                        Any Saturday Night in Texas (Cold Spring) $18

Wall, Chris                        Tainted Angel $18 (Cold Spring)

Ward, Mike Alan                 Reading Hemingway $18 with Carl Jackson
Watson, Dale                     Truckin’ Sessions $20 with bonus cd & autographed

Watson, Gene                    Unchartered Mind $20 Step One

Watson, Gene                    Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) 23 tks    $20

Watson, Gene/Rhonda Vincent Your Money & My Good Looks $20

Whitley, Keith                    LA to Miami (RCA) $18

Whitley, Keith                    Don’t Close Your Eyes (RCA) $20

Whitley, Keith                    Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA) $18

Whitman, Slim                   The Essential 3cds EMI $18

Williams, Don                     And So It Goes (Sugar Hill) $20

Williams, Hank III               Long Gone Daddy (Curb0 $18

Williams, Hank                   Rare Demos from First to Last $18 (CMF)

Williams, Leona                  By George This Is $20

Williams, Ron                     The Longer You’re Gone $20
Worley, Shane                   Mister Purified Country $20

Worley, Shane                   What’s Goin’ On $20

Worley, Shane                   Feelin’ Haggard $20  

Young, Faron/Ray Price       Memories That Last (Step One) $20

Various

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 always 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 Funk 1969-1975 $20 Includes Jim Ford, Tony Joe White, Larry Jon Wilson, Link Wray. Not easy to find tracks

Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard’s Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s 1926-1937 1cd with 24 gems and great 76 page booklet $22

Girl Called Johnny Cash: An Album of Tribute Songs $20 The concept is pretty simple. A collection of songs by artists singing about other artists. It starts with Gordon Terry’s great “Ballad of Johnny Cash”. Highlight though are the 10 tracks recorded by the wonderful Stoney Edwards of which only :”Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Soul” was ever released. The othe r9 are just as good. Fabulous.

 

Lighter Side of Blue $20 Columbia Legacy 2cd 48 tracks of early country artists 1926-1938...best of white artists singing country blues. Rare.Darby & Tarlton, Frank Hutchison 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.

 

Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver $18 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.

 

Shit! Happens $20 Daring title...who said the Germans=s don’t have any humour. Thsi is a wonderful album...if it could be summarised in two words it is “bad luck” being in the wrong place at the wrong time...being the victim of bad luck. The yare songs of tragedy but all us country music fans know the artist is winking at us. Still Kleenex is recommended. Brillaintlyu illustrated by German artist Reinhard Kleist.

 

Shuffletown  Western Swing on King 1946-1960 $18 Westside label...out of print. 24 tracks

 

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 $ $18

DVD

Mickey Newbury  DVD Live at the Hermitage 147 minutes $20

Sleep Labeef Rides again $18 new

 

COUNTRY BOX SETS

 

 

Autry, Gene                          “Sing Cowboy Sing” Rhino 3cd + 64 page booklet $45 This features Melody Ranch Radio Show recordings. Track by track rundown and wonderful reproductions in the booklet. 84 tracks covering the years 1937 to 1955. Very attractive package as always by Rhino.  

 

Brooks, Garth                      The Limited Series #1   $30   First 6 albums. Also known as the half decent years...well to be honest the first album ‘Garth Brooks” was a gem. Big book

                                                The Limited Series # 2 $30 sealed. The sometimes decent years. 5cds + DVD. Big book.

 

Cash, Johnny                        “Unearthed’  $100  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.

 

Cash, Johnny                        Legend $35 4cds + 76 page book in nifty hard book style package. Simply put the best single Cash hits package you can get 104 tracks. The 24 tracks on the 4th cd are all duets or recordings with other artists.A perfect gift for the Cash-less person

 

Cash, Johnny                        “At Folsom Prison” This is the US edition complete in long flip style  hard cardboard box, presented as it should be. 2cds + dvd. 40 page large booklet, The Dvd runs for 2 hr and 10 minutes and features actual performances and interviews with likes of Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart & Rosanne Cash. Has the usual Show One plus previously unissued Show 2. $40

 

Cash, Johnny                        “At San Quentin” $40  This is the US edition in a glossy long box with 40 page book. It had the 2cd presentation plus dvd. Vastly superior to the jewel case set available in Australia. This is the one that true Cash fans would demand.

 

Charles, Ray                         “Complete Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music” (Rhino) $70 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 arrangements 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.

 

Cline, Patsy                           Collection $35 One of the greatest  boxes ever with 4cds

                                                and 68 page book. The sound is exceptional. This is the one true MCA box and whilst there are other Patsy cds out there this does it all. Stereo sound is spectacular.

 

Gill, Vince                              “These Days” Ultra Special $25 4cds plus book. This is his 2006 box with 4 cds each with a separate theme on each. This is a self contained box..non on any other Gill cd.

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 $35

 

Haggard, Merle                    Down Every Road 4cds + 76 page book. $55 sealed.

                                                What a great set. 104 tracks and it spans all the labels he recorded for. If you don’t have any Merle this would be the one to get. Large mainly full colour booklet is spectacular. One of the best major label boxes.

 

Harris, Emmylou                 “Portraits” $40 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. Highlight of course is her wonderful rendition of John Hiatt’s “Icy Blue Heart”.

 

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. 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. $100

                                      b)US edition Cloth box. $120

 

Miller, Roger                         “King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller” 3cd +

                                                40 page book. $48 If ever an artist was deserving of a

                                      Bear Family box set it was Roger. There is a dearth of his

                                      material, even in Greatest Hits packages. This is much more

                                      with 70 tracks that include most of his “Trip in the Country”

                                      album where he went back & recorded some songs that he

                                      wrote early in his career for other people such as “Tall Tall

                                      Trees”, “Invitation to the Blues”, “don’t We All Have the

                                      Right” etc. All the hits are there and it includes some great

                                      later things such as “Old Friends with Willie & Ray Price.

                                      This is now deleted as well.

 

Monroe, Bill                           The Music of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994 $55 4cds 98 tracks and 100 page book. The man who created bluegrass. Nice cloth bound book style box in pristine shape.

 

 

Nelson, Willie                       One Hell of a Ride $45. This 4cd 100 track career spanning collection covers all the  labels he has recorded on. It starts and ends with “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song”. The first version was from 1954 and the second was recorded in 2007 specifically for this box. I might say that although this was Willie’s first song there are artists I could name who haven’t written one half as good in their entire career. Comes with a 100 page book and is the “first” (supposedly) green cd in that no plastics were used at all on the package. If you don’t have any Willie this is great.

 

 

Owens, Buck                        “The Collection” Rhino. $45  Ultra special. 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”. Great sound and a steal.

 

Reno & Smiley                      & the Tennessee Cut-Ups King Years 1951-1959 $48 4 cds +   24 page booklet from banjo man, Don Reno and guitarist Red Smiley . 115 tracks.

 

Rogers, Roy                          “Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection 1937-1990” Rhino 3cds $45 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.

 

Stanley Brothers                 “The Early Starday & King Years 1958-1961” $45  4cds + 20 page booklet in long style box. 109 tracks. This is now out of print. As may be expected there is a mix of gospel and secular tracks. Not just classic bluegrass but some of the best country music ever.

 

 

Statler Brothers                  30th Anniversary Celebration Mercury 3cd $45 Great book style set with a 36 page book featuring the writings of Colin Escott. As far as boxes go it is excellent but largely avoids their gospel recordings. 62 tracks. Very nice. Includes their CBS as well as Mercury hits, though in all fairness the only one on the former label was “Flowers on the Wall” but it was also their biggest...even made the pop charts in Australia.

 

Williams, Hank                     Original Singles Collection 3 cd $35 Nice 12x12 box that features a Hatch Print company designed cover  84 songs including 20 page booklet. Includes undubbed “Tear in My Beer” ...you will get it on the complete box set but this is much more economical especially if you want the basics.

 

 

Williams, Hank Jnr              “The Bocephus Box” 3 cds + 20 pg book $35.  The Warner Brothers Years, well at least for the period 1979-1992  are represented here. 62 tracks including some unreleased. Key tracks from albums such as Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound, Rowdy, Habits Old & New etc.

 

 

Wills, Bob                              And His Texas Playboys “Legends of country Music” Sony Legacy $45 New & sealed 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 will ever hear.

 

Yoakam, Dwight                  Reprise Please Baby: Years The Warner Brothers $70

                                                Out of print WB. 4 cds in new condition. Has a swag of of previously unreleased tracks including the entire 21 on disc 4. In my mind there is no question Dwight’s original Reprise recordings with Pete Anderson are his best. 87 tracks all up. Nice presentation, old style silver embossed Dwight on the cover.

 

VARIOUS

Mountain Frolic                    Rare Old Timey Classics 1924-1938 $28 4cds JSP Uk with 101 tracks featuring the likes of Crockett Family, Bascar Lamar Lunsford, Buell Kazee etc. Each cd had individual notes. Nice sound

 

Rockabilly cowboys            10 cds 200 tracks $30 Nifty box with lots of rare tracks mainly featuring rockabilly and uptempo hillbilly by country greaters and lesser lights

 

Songs of the West               Deluxe Leather Edition  (Rhino 4 cd + 60 page box $80. This is exceedingly rare. The regular cardboard box edition is hard to get now but you never see this and it is stunning. Genuine cowhide...not naga hide. Remember the old Three Stooges line...Moe to Curly “Check his wallet and tell me his name” Curly “Genuine Cowhide”. This is an absolutely superb set with each cd having a separate theme  1. Cowboy 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. So get your whips out and your spurs on.

 

Smashed                               Proper box latest....100 songs all about intoxication . Covers other genres but as you’d expect a lot of country $25

                                                4 cds + 24 pg book

 

Books

Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience $20 by Stephen Wade (...”Banjo Experience” on Smithsonian is in the cd section)Large book over 400 pages Gives coverage of the works of Lomaxes and many many others & the preservation of traditional music.

 

Bluegrass Bluesman           Josh Graves A Memoir $15 by Neil Rosenberg new lots of anecdotes.

 

Book Of Australian Country Music by Jazzer Smith $20 Best book on the subject by a mile. Large size, well written & with lots of pictures. Just under 400 pages.

 

Box Office Buckaroos         The Cowboy Hero from the Wild West Show to the Silver Screen $15 Robert Heide large glossy softcover 200pg

 

Few Honest Words              Kentucky Roots of Popular Music by Jason Howard $10 New advance copy 240 pages

 

Happy Trails                         Our Life Story: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans $18 hardcover

                                                A bit sad in spots but a good coverage of the true American hero.

 

Jim Croce Story                   I Git a Name $18 hard cover by Ingrid Croce foreword by Arlo Guthrie 300 pages. Another performer rubbed out in a plane crash at his creative peak.

 

Loretta Lynn                         Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey

                                                $20  Original hard cover version in pristine shape. Later softcover edition $10

 

Lyrics of Willie Nelson        1957-2004 edited by Don Cusic $12 200 pages + hardcover

 

Mandolin for Dummies       New $18 380 pages part of the “for dummies” series

 

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 (and there are a lot) and all study including his thoughts on his much loved but extremely erratic brother Ira. Just over 300 pages. NEW

                                                Hardcover $25 Softcover $15

 

Tammy Wynette                  Tragic Country Queen Jimmy McDonough $20 hard cover...over 400 pages. New. Read about her sad demise.

                                                Incredibly well titled book.

 

Tao of Willie Nelson            by Turk Pipkin $8  The grumpiest person on teh planet would feel good after reading this. New.

 

Twentieth Century Drifter The Life of Marty Robbins by Diane Diekman $20 New

                                                Excellent late bio on the great man.

 

Uncloudy Days                     The Gospel Music Encyclopaedia by Bil Carpenter $10 Huge 400 page plus ...mainly from black gospel perspective

 

Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone: The Carter Family & their Legacy in American Music by Mark Zwonitzer Hardcover 400 + pages. Like new & hard to get. $25

 

 

RHINO (& similar) deluxe 2cd sets. There are a wide variant of styles so will just do in alphabetical order. They are perfect for the person who may not want a complete box set. They are extremely well made. When I used the term slipcase it means an outer cardboard box in which the cd jewel cases & booklets fit. Digipak means cardboard sleeve, not plastic jewel case Some of these are not cheap but then again they are out of print. ALL AS NEW UNLESS STATED.

 

Allman, Greg                        One More Try Anthology 2cds $28 Capricorn. 90% unissued tracks

Allman Brothers                  The Fillmore Concerts Capricorn 2cds $28 2 jewel case cds in slip jacket with 20 page book. Doubles th length of the original and includes the early version of “Mountain Jam” which goes for about 30 minutes... based on Donovan’s “There Is a Mountain”

B52’s                                      Nude on the Moon  $30 Rhino 2cds . Digipacks with slip sleeve and 52 page book.

Baldry, Long John                “Boogie Woogie: The Warner Brothers” 2cds Rhino Handmade #832 of 2500 $35. The Rhino Handmade label is an offshott of the Rhinoi label which makes albums in very limted quantities. It includes his 2 albums “It Ain’t Easy” and “Everything Stops for Tea” with 14 bonus tracks. The second includes a great rendition of the traditional song “Mama Ain’t Dead” with Rod Stewart. Fabulous .

Black Sabbath                      “1970-1978: Symptom of the  Universe” Rhino 2 digipaks plus 52 page booklet in leatherlook slip sleeve. $35 all the Ozzy years

 

Black Uhuru                          Liberation Island Anthology          Island 2ds $25 For those who want a bit of reggae on their walkman, man. Double cd case + 24 pg booklet in slip sleeve.

Blues Project                        Anthology (Mercury) 2cds Polydor Chronicles. 36 tks on double cd. 20 pg booklet. Whilst a blues, blues-rock group they could also do some wonderfully ornate folky things such as the superb “Steve’s Song”.

Bread                                     “Retrospective” Rhino 2cds in double case 50 tracks. 28 page booklet $30 Also includes solo recordings from  David Gates & James Griffin.

Brown, James                      Foundaions of Funk: A Brand New Bag 1964-69 Polydor Chronicles.27 long tracks by the Godfather of Soul including some previously unissued. 2cds with some previously unissed. Has a lot of his PtI & II songs such as “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”

Brown, Ruth                         “Miss Rhythm: Greatest Hits & More” 2cds Atlantic $30 40 tracks +  16 page booklet. All the classics inc. “Lucky Lips”, “Wild Wild Young Men” & best of the lot,
“This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ “.

Buchanan, Roy                     “Sweet Dreams: The Anthology” $25 Polydor 2cds with 20 pg book in double case and slip jacket. The outer slip jacket has few marks but rest is great. Rather brilliant but ill-fated blues rock artist.

Butterfield, Paul                  “An Anthology: The Elektra Years” Elektra 2cds in slip jacket with 20 page booklet. Great blues rock harmonica player Classic period with likes of Mike Bloomfield & Elvin Bishop.

Cale, John                              “Seducing Down the Door: A Collection 1970:1990

                                                Rhino 2cds with slip case + 52 page book. Includes post Velvet Underground gems such as “Paris 1919”. $35. Very hard to get.

Captain Beefheart               “Dust Blows Forward: Anthology” Rhino 2cds $35 Double cds case in slip jacket with 60 page book45 tks

Caravan                                 “Canterbury Tales: Best of Caravan” Deram Chronicles 2cds in slip sleeve with 20 pg book $25

Cars                                        “Just What I Needed Anthology” Rhino 2cds $28  Double cds case with 28 pg book and very nice metallic look iridescent slip case.

Charles, Ray                         “Ultimate Hits Collection” Rhino 2cds $30 Rhino 2cds with 52 page book in slip sleeve. All labels covered.

Cheech & Chong                   “Where There’s Smoke There’s Cheech & Chong” Rhino 2cds double case + 40 page bboklet in slip sleeve. $28

Chicago                                  “Live at Carnegie Hall” Rhino 4cds + book + two posters all in a slip sleeve which replicates the original lp packaging. $35

Clannad                                  “A Magical Gathering” Rhino $30 double cd digipak with  44 page book. Bringing Gaelic to the masses. Many songs featured in movies.

Cline, Patsy                           “Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963” 2cds Hip-O select limited edition 51 tracks. All on the box but if you don’t want the box..

Coasters                                “50 Coastin’ Classics”  Rhino $40 superb quad-fold digipak and glossy slip case 52 page book. Great sound & perfect song selection.

Collins, Bootsy                     “The Bootsy Collins Anthology” 2cds Rhino $30 Ultra deluxe fold out digipak with 40 page booklet.

Coltrane, John                      “Last Giant: Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 52 page book. The cds are in a bound cloth covered bound style package which with the booklet goes inside a slip sleeve. $2

Crawford, Hank                   “Heart & Soul; Anthology” Rhino 2cds $28 same style exactly as the John Coltrane.

Dr John                                  “Mos Scocious: The Dr John Anthology” 2cds with 32 page book in slip sleeve. King of New Orleans

Dale, Dick                              “Better Shred Than Dead” Rhino 2cds + 36 page book. King of the Surf Guitar.

Devo                                       “Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds with 3D cover . There are two small saw marks through the case. Doesn’t detract. The 3D case is exceedingly hrd to get. $30 52 page book.

Dio                                          “Stand Up & Shout: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds Double quad fold digipak with 20 page booklet & slip sleeve. Features Black Sabbath (where Ronnio Dio was lead vocalist after departure of Ozzy Osbourne), Deep Purple (where he replaced Ian Gillam)  and also solo.

Easybeats                             Definitive Anthology: Aussie Beat That Shook the World’ 2cds Repertoire $25 2cds with 52 page book and slip sleeve.

Eddy, Duane                         “Twang Thang: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds 52 page booklet and slip sleeve. Jamie & RCA $35 hard to get.

Edmunds, Dave                    “Anthology 1968-1990” Rhino 2cds 41 tks including “Baby Ride Easy” with Carlen Carter. 52 page booklet + slip sleeve $35

Fahey, John                          “Return of the Repressed: John Fahey Anthology” Rhino 2cds $30  32 pg book. Reprise, Varrick, Takoma, Vanguard etc

Fleetwood Mac                     “Live” WB 2cds 24 pg book $20  

Franks, Michael                    “Art of Love: The Michael Franks Anthology” Rhino 2cds in tri fold digipak with 44 page book. $28 jazzy pop or poppy jazz?? Inc. tracks with Crossfire.

Free                                        “Molten Gold; The Anthology” Island Chronicles 2cds + 24 page book in slip sleeve $28

Geils, J Band                         “Houseparty: Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 52 page booklet in slip sleeve $30

Golden Earring                     “Fully Naked: The Naked Truth” 3cds Dutch only release. 2cds live + one from vaults. Columbia Holland. Tri fold digipak $25

Gore, Lesley                         “It’s My Party: The mercury Anthology” 2cds + 20 page book and whopping 52 tracks $30

Graham Central Station     “Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 40 page booklet in slip sleeve $30

Grateful Dead                      “Knickerbocker Arena: Dozin’ at the Knick” Grateful Dead 3cds $25 8 pg booklet.

Grateful Dead                      “Dick’s Picks Volume Four; Fillmore East February 1970” 3cds 6 page booklet $35.

Hardin, Tim                           “Hang on To a Dream: the Verve Recordings” Polydor Chronicles. 2cds 24 pg book in slip sleeve 47 tracks with 16 previously unissued tracks.

Harris, Eddie                        “Artist’s Choice Anthology” Rhino 2cds cloth bound book style a la John Coltrane above 32 pg book $25

Henske, Judy                        “Big Judy” How Far This Music Goes” Rhino Handmade 2cds $30 sealed 1962-2004 Defining version of the classic “High Flying bird’  41 tracks all up . $30

Herman’s Hermits               “Into Something Good: The Mickie Most Years 1964-1972” EMI UK 4cds with whopping 121 tks...and all (unlike the tour to Australia) have Peter Noone in the lead. Also includes 10 of his solo recordings. Great sound. 8 pg booklet. $35

Hester, Carolyn                   Dear Companion 2cds with 52 page book Bear Family... $30 60 tracks including some of the very first recordings on which Bob Dylan appeared.

Holly, Buddy                         & Crickets “Ultimate EP collection” Fabulous looking package on teh defunct See for Miles Hard bound glossy book cover 44 pg booklet + 53 tks including a rare 8 minute interview.

Hooker, John Lee                “Ultimate Collection 1948-1990” Rhino 2cds 48 pg book in slip case $25. Spans a lot of labels.

Hopkins, Lightnin’                “Anthology” Rhino 52 pg book.. one of the greats of acoustic blues, 2cds in nice slip case $28

Hopkins, Lightnin’                Complete Prestige & Bluesville Recordings Vol 1 3cds $25

                                                Complete Prestige & Bluesville Recordings Vol 2 4cds $28

                                                These are 2 thick cases. They initially came with an outer box and book but haven’t got that. They are self contained. Great performances which include guests such as the great Sonny Terry. Each cds is about 70 minutes.

House, Son                            “Father of the Delta Blues: the Complete 1965 Sessions” Columbia Legacy Roots & Blues 2cds + 8 pg notes $20

Howlin’ Wolf                         “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog” This could be called the rocking Howlin’ Wolf and they really move. Quite a few unreleased tracks. 24 pg book. Fabulous $30

Humble Pie                           “Hot & Nasty: The Anthology” 2cds with 24 pg book & slipcase $25

Ian, Janis                              “Society’s Child: The Verve Recordings” 2cds + 24 page book & slip sleeve. Hard to get when she was a protest singer and even (occasionally) went by the name “Blind Girl Grunt”.

Jarrett, Keith                        “Foundations Anthology “ Rhino 2cd + 36 pg booklet in slip sleeve. Same cloth bound package as on the Coltrane etc $25

John, Elton                            “Rare Masters” Polydor Chronicles 2cds+ 24 pg book & slip case. $25

Jones, Rickie Lee                 “Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology” Rhino 3 cds Four fold digipak with 32 page notes $25

Jones, Spike                         “Musical Depreciation Society” Rhino 2cds  40 traclks + 44 page book $28

King, Albert                           “The Ultimate Collection” Rhino 2cds 52 page book in slip sleeve $30..”Born Under a Bad Sign”

King, B B                                “Now Appearing at Old Miss” 2cds live $25 in slip sleeve.

King, Ben E                            “Anthology:” Rhino 2 cds 49 tracks +  52 page booklet in slip sleeve. Classic solo plus some early ones with Drifters. Great.

Kooper, Al                             “Rare and Well done” 2cds 28 page trifold digipak $25

Kottke, Leo                           “Leo Kottke Anthology” 2cds which is very hard to get. Includes 32 page book. $35

Lateef, Yusef                        “Every Village Ahs a Song” Rhino 2cds in the cloth bound style as per Coltran. 36 page book & slip sleeve. $25

Little River Band                  “Reminiscing: the Twentieth Anniversary Collection” 2cds + 32 page booklet...notes by Glen A BAker Hard to get $30 

Los Lobos                              Just Another Band From East LA: A Collection  2cds in slip jacket with 44pg book. $28 Lots of unreleased tracks. Cove ra number of styles.

Love                                        “Story 1966-1972” Rhino 2cds 44 tracks plus 40 page book. In slip sleeve $30 includes the classic album “Forever Changes” in its entirety.

McCann, Les                          “Relationships: Anthology” Cloth bound 2cd set a la Coltrane + 52 page book $25

Mahal, Taj                             Sing a Happy Song: The Warner Brothers Recordings $40 2cds on Rhino Handmade # 2555 of 3000. Of course all out of print. 24 page book

Mann, Herbie                        Evolution of Man: Anthology 2cds Rhino 40 pg book...not genuine cloth bound case but still great $25

Martyn, John                        Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology. 2cds 24 pg book in slip jacket. 34 tks many quite long.

Mayall, John                          London Blues 1964-1969  $28

Mayall, John                          Room to Move 1969-1974 $28 Two great 2cd thick style cases with 24 pg booklets and slip jacket. The earlier one of course features tracks from his legendary album with Eric Clapton whilst his days in Laurel Canyon & USA Union are featured on the second.

Meters                                   “Funkify Your Life; An Anthology”. Rhino 2cds in slip case each with separate notes. Legendary New Orleans with Alain Toussaint production.

Mingus, Charles                   “Thirteen Pictures: An Anthology” $25 2cds Rhino Genuine cloth bound book style packaging with 52 page book.

New Christy Minstrels        “Definitive” 2cds 45 tks Out of print on Collector’s Choice. Detailed 12 page book. Included Gene Clark & Barry McGuire.

Nilsson, Harry                      “Personal Best: An Anthology” RCA 2cds 36 page book in slip case.  Excellent collection

NRBQ                                      Peek a Boo: Best 1969-1989 Rhino 2cds each with separate notes $30 Genuine rock group with Big Al Anderson as the front man.

Owens, Buck                        The Warner Brothers Recordings 2cds sealed Rhino Handmade out of print. $40. After a long career on Capitol Buck made several albums for Warners including “Buck ‘Em”. Nice hard cover book style packagiung.

Parker, Graham                  Passion is No Ordinary Word: Anthology 1976-1991 (Rhino) 2cds  $35 One of hardest to get. 52 page book with slip jacket.     

Parsons, Gram                     Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Anthology Rhino 2cds both in digipaks with a very attractive slip sleeve featuring a picture of Gram in the desert. 52 pg book. Covers his International Submarine, Byrds, Burritos & solo. Hard to get. $35

Pastorius, Jaco                  Punk Jazz: The Anthology. Rhino 2cds sealed. Double digipak , booklet in slip sleeve. No relation to Blade Runner but just as dark a story. $28

Paxton, Tom                         The Compleat (Even Compleater) Recorded Live 2cds $35 Rhino Handmade. CD one has the tracks from the original double lp whilst cd 2 consists of outtakes.

Platters                                 Magic Touch: Anthology 2cds $28 including 28 page book. Arguably the greatest vocal group of them all. I still sthink the Bear Family box is not overkill. This has 50 tracks many in stereo for first time.

Ponty, Jean Luc                   Le Voyage: The Anthology Rhino 2cds in double case with 44 page book. Jazz-rock electric violin...played with Zappa or should that be avec Zappa. $30

Prine, John                            Great Days: the John Prine Anthology Rhino 2cds $58 This is now in the super rare category. This is like new. Most would know I am an extreme fan but I will be the first to admit some of his albums were crud. That is what makes this so essential. The good tracks..make that great tracks from those few awful albums are included here eg “Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard”, “Killing the Blues”, “One Red Rose” etc, So kudos to the compiler who could have been me but wasn’t. Excellent 52 page book in which Prine himself analyses ever song, including classics such as “Sam Stone” & “Hello in There”. A must have.

Procol Harum                       30th anniversary Anthology 3cds consisting of remastered versions of their firs t4 albums plus a cd of rarities & unreleased tracks. In slip jacket with 12 page book. $35

Professor Longhair             Fess: the Anthology 2cds Rhino $40 2cds in slip case with 36 page book. One of the most influential of teh New Orleans artists .

Quicksilver Messenger Service Sons of mercury 1968-1975: Best Rhino 2cds in slip jacket. Each cd with separate notes.$35

Ramones                               Hey Ho Let’s Go: The Anthology 2cds Rhino. This is the hard to get original issue with 2cds in slim line case plus hard cover fully bound 84 pg book. All in slip sleeve. $30

Rascals                                  Anthology Rhino 2cds in double case with 52 page book. $35 One of the best ever American groups with such variant material as “Groovin’ “ (voted the all time Summer song) & the opposite tempo “Good Lovin’”.

Redding, Otis                        Dreams to Remember: The Anthology Rhino 2cds with 52 page booklet in slip sleeve $45 Very hard to get. Most know him for the posthumous hit “Dock of the Bay” but he was much more. The inclusion of 5 tracks from the Monterey International Pop Festival show him to be one of the greatest live performers ever and includes his must hear version of “Satisfaction”/

Revere, Paul & Raiders      Legend of Paul Revere & the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay $28 Sony Legacy 2cds in double thick case with 32 pg booklet. Although Mark Lindsay is credited on the cover the group also contained Freddy Weller as a member and on his out of print Best of cd he includes “Ballad of Paul Revere & the Raiders”.

Righteous Brothers             Anthology 1962-1974 Rhino. 2cds with separate notes $25 includes their final hit “Rock n Roll Heaven” where sadly “Unchained Melody” vocalist Bobby Hatfield is now a member. Deep voiced Bill Medley is still kicking and of course features on “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ “. How good is that!

Rivers, Johnny                     Anthology Rhino 2cds with separate notes in slip sleeve. $45 Very hard to get with 36 tks All his hits including gems such as “Summer Rain” and “Secret Agent Man” and his last hit “Swayin’ to the Music” 36 tks all up.

Robinson, Smokey & Miracles Best 2cds Motown $20 2cds 24 pag booklet in slip sleeve. Motown Virtually unknown here but one of biggest US acts.

Rose Tattoo                          Never Too Loud 2cds Repertoire with booklet in slip sleeve . Sealed $25  37 tracks of sublime balladry. Not quite.

Rundgren, Todd                   Something/ Anything Rhino 2cds  $25

                                                Anthology 1968-1985 Rhino 2cds  $25

                                                Both 2cds in slip sleeve...the first is a classic album featuring the hit “I Saw the Light”

Russell, Leon                        Gimme Shelter: the Best of Leon Russell 2cds Capitol

with detailed 16 page notes. Funny thinkg I’ve never seen this collection $28 Includes some early songs when a member of the dup Asylum Choir, with Marc Benno.  40 tracks. May keep it myself.

Russell, Tom                         Veteran’s Day: The Anthology $28 2cds Hightone 24 page notes. Wonderful artist.

Sahm, Doug                          Genuine Texas Groover: the Atlantic Collection Rhino Handmade 2cds 2 digipaks with 32 page booklet in slip jacket. Limited edition 4277 of 5000 $100. Yep it is a pricey item but Amazon had 3 listed and the lowest was $178! So this is a dead set bargain. 42 tracks included outtakes from Doug Sahm & Band.

Scaggs, Boz                          My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology 1969-1997 2cds trifold digipak with 24 pg notes $18 This is one of the few places you can get the original “Loan Me  Dime” which was on Boz Scaggs’ sole Atlantic album. It features the best guitar work you will ever hear courtesy of Duane Allman. 13 minutes + Starts slow and builds. If you haven’t heard it you need to.

Siberry, Jane                        Love is Everything: Anthology Rhino 2cds sealed. Two digipaks + 36 or so page book in slip sleeve. Includes the 4 part “Map of the World”. Altrenate Candadian artist

Simon, Carly                         Anthology Rhino 2cds trifold digipak with 40 pg book

and gold tinted slip cover. 40 tracks including the gems and hard to get. $28 For mine “Your’e so Vain” one of the top ten singles of all time.

Simon  & Garfunkel             Bridge Over Troubled Water UK deluxe edition $30 sealed. 2 cds (original remastered cd) + live 1969 concert. + 2 ¼ hour dvd with 1969 Tv special “Songs of America” plus new documentary called “The Harmony Game”. 

Spencer Davis Group          Eight Gigs a Week: the Steve Winwood Years 2cds  51 tracks 24 page book in slip jacket. Contains teh hits “I’m a Man”, “Gimem Some Lovin’” etc plus some great bluesy tracks.

Spirit                                      The Mercury Years 2cds + 10 page booklet. $25 Inclides great 9 minute version of “Liek a Rolling Stone”  plus a delicate take on “The Times They Are a Changin’”

Stewart, Rod                        The Mercury Anthology 2cds + 24 page book in slip cover $22 Sublime and then some. Includes his great “What Made Milwaukee Famous” & live version of “Jealous Guy”.

Stewart, Rod                        Complete Mercury Studio Recordings 3cds sealed  4 fold digipak. Live tracks on previous not on here $28

Sumner, Donna                    Anthology 2cds in thick case with 24 page book & slip cover. Sadly departed the world in 2012. Hard to get $35. 34 tracks which show a great vocalist unfairly targeted as a disco artist....but so were Bee Gees

Three Dog Night                  Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story 1965-1975 2cds + 32 page book. (MCA) $30 Had a mile of hits in USA. Rare group with 3 lead vocalists who all had hits featuring their vocals. The biggest of course was “Mama Told Me Not to Come”.

Traffic                                    Smiling Phases 2cds  Island with 2 booklets albeit totalling 10 pages. $28 Includes selections from their albums which include vocals by Steve Winwood & Dave Mason.

Travis, Randy                       Trail of Memories” Anthology  Rhino 2cds with 40 page booklet. In trifold digipak with slip sleeve. 43 tracks. One of the great vocalists. $28

Troggs                                   Archeology 1966-1976 2cds  Fontana Chronicles with 24 page notes in lip sleeve. 52 tracks with rarities. Reg Presley, lead vocalist a recent visitor to teh mortician. $30

Turner, Big Joe                    Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology 3cds with 52 pages note s Rhino All the Atlantic gems and very hard to get now. Great tracks such as “Boogie Woogie Country Boy”, “Lipstick Powder & Paint”, “Corinna Corinna”  etc. Most will know the covers but you can’t beat the originals.

Turtles                                   Solid Zinc: The Turtles Anthology Rhino 2cds $40. The Turtles never had an album called “Songs Ouur Daddy Tortoise” but they should have. 51 tracks great pop music. Their biggest “Happy Together” is an all time classic and trying to get out of a recording contract they decided to write a similar song with the crappiest lyrics they could think of. That was “Elenore” and it was also a huge hit. Includes 40 page book.

War                                        Anthology 2cds Rhino with 52 page book. Includes the early gems “Spill the Wine” & “Tocacco Road’ with Eric Burdon. Hard to define their style, some latin rock, some soul even a little jazz, not to mention blues...I said not to mention it!! $30

White, Josh                           The Elektra Years 2cds Rhino Handmade sealed $40 One of the contemporaries of Guthrie & Leadbelly. 39 tracks. Includes original of the classic “One Meat Ball”.

Williams, Hank                     Health  & Happiness Shows $35 HARD TO GET. Now. 2cds with 2 page notes in slip sleeve. 8 complete shows.

Winter, Johnny                    A Rock & Roll Collection 2cds Sony legacy comprehensive 12 pg notes $25 Texas blues legend. 22 tracks with a few 10 minute+ live ones.

Wolf, Kate                             Weaver of Visions: Anthology Rhino 2cds 44 page notes. Tragic folky with a beautiful voice $35 Great live and the live tracks are a highlight 35 tracks.

Yardbirds                              The Ultimate Rhino 2cds in separate digipaksd with 56 page booklet in slip sleeve. Clapton, Beck & Page. Has all the hits, “Shapes of Things’, “Over Under Sideways Down etc”.

Zevon, Warren                     I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Rhino 2cds with 52 page book. And slip jacket. $30...also one in great shape but no slip sleeve $20

Zevon, Warren                     Preludes: Rare & Unreleased Recordings 2cds New West 44 page book $25 Includes previously unissued versions of his classics “Werewolves of London”, “Carmelita”, “Hasten Down the Wind” etc

VARIOUS

English Folk                           Scarborough Fair: the Best of English Folk 3cds $28 Castle. 64 trcaks..well known, unknown, wide & varied with about the best sound I have ever heard.

 

Move to the Groove             Best of 1970s Jazz Funk Verve Chronicles 2cds 29 tracks $20 ...Randy Weston, Ahmed Jamal, Chic Corea, Jimmy Smith etc

 

Our Souls Have Grown       Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work. Rhino 2cds in embossed leather look cover. 52 page book. A lot were on Folkways...a lot not released, $25

 

Plug it In Turn It Up            The Definitive Colelction of Electric Blues Volume 4 1970-2005 Rhino 3cds in 4 part digipak with 156 page book!! 65 tracks. $40. This is a great bargain.

Soul & Inspiration               2cds Probably the best ever black gospel collection. Great sound and terrifc selections. 50 tracks. $30

 

 

BEAR FAMILY CDS as new unless noted.

 

COUNTRY

 

Clifton, Bill                             Around the World to Poor Valley 8cd + 100 pg

hard cover book $140 few small marks on box. Has a whopping 225 tracks from 1954 to 1991 which includes Decca, Starday an Kapp label recordings. Took folk traditionas to the  bluegrass and country fans.

 

Collins, Tommy                    Leonard 5cds + 36 page book $110 “Leonard” (Sipes) was of course his real name as in the Haggard song. These are his Capitol recordings which trace his development as a singer and songwriter. 146 tracks.

 

Everly Brothers                   “Classic Everly Brothers” 3cd + book $70 No one in any form of music has had better hair than Don or Phil!! This includes all their Cadence recordings as well as their ultra rare Columbia recordings. What more can you say...Bear Family quality.                   

 

Flatt & Scruggs                    1959-1963 5cd + 20 page book $100. This is worth the full price for cd #5 alone which is the complete “Carnegie Hall Concert”. It gives you an idea of the wonderful charisma of Lester Flatt who acts as m.c. and the interaction between group members is phenomenal escpecially the way the solos are handed around. As a bonus opening act Merle Travis joins the boys for encores of “Gotta Travel On” and “Mountain Dew”. This saw them entering their most popular period due the theme song from “Beverly Hillbillies” which is included here as is the related “Pearl Pearl Pearl”, their ode to Jed’s sister (and of course Jethro’s mother!)

 

Laine, Frankie                      That Lucky Old Sun (sealed box) $150 6cds + picture disc+hard cover book. Again the word versatility comes to mind but Frankie was mainly a pop singer who did some great country material. This includes “Mule Train” and covers his formative period 1944-1951. It features his duets with the equally diverse Patti Page. Many unissued songs.

 

Laine, Frankie                      I Believe (sealed box) $140 6cds + hard cover book. This covers his early Columbia Recordings from 1951 to 1955 and has mammoth hits “Jezebel”, teh title cut and of course “High Noon”...a huge hit for Frankie even though Tex Ritter did it in the movie. It includes his duets with Doris Day, Jo Stafford, the Four Lads & probably the greatest child vocalist ever in Jimmy Boyd....well I loved Jimmy anyway!!      

 

Locklin, Hank                        Send Me the Pillow You Dream On 3 cd + 32 pg

Decca/ 4-Star etc (pre RCA) $70. This covers the period 1948 to 1955 and has his original version of the title track. As well as 65 others.

 

Monroe, Bill                           Bluegrass 1959-1969 4cd + 28 pg book $80 120 tracks with a multitude of backing musicians who essentially were forever changing...suggesting Monroe must have been hard to work for. Includes Peter Rowan, Roland White, Benny Martin, Kenny Baker etc.

 

 

Pierce, Webb                        Wandering Boy 1951-58 4cd + 32 pg book $80 Covers Webb’s Decca Recordings from 1951-1958including duets with the likes of Kitty Wells, Red Sovine (notably a duet of “Litttle Rosa”)  and the Wilburn Brothers. 113 songs in al including 18 previously unrelased. One of the most enduringly popular boxes.

 

 

Rainwater, Marvin               Classic Recordings 4cds + book $80. Book and cds are mint but there are a few marks on the box. It appears that the box was used to support a sheet of paper on which someone has written leaving indent marks. If you look straight on you can’t see them. Marvin’s biggest hit “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” was a US smash but his rockabilly-esque “Whole Lotta Woman” was  a UK #1. Great on the uptempo songs and the ballads. Wonderful voice even if his Native American roots are a tad questionable.

 

Reeves, Jim                          Welcome to My World 16 cds + 124 page book. $320 This represents Jim’s complete studio recordings for both Abbott & Four Star as well as RCA. 447 tracks. The RCA ones in particular sound stunning, argument that the Nashville RCA studio was perhaps the best ever. Rarely available except as brand new and then that is over $500

 

Robbins, Marty                     Country 1960-1966 4 cd + book $100. Marty’s boxes are perhaps the most popular Bear Family boxes we have ever sold and good reason...there is simply not a bad song and Marty is perhaps the most versatile vopcalist in all country music history with an ear for a great song...many of course he wrote. One of the biggest, “Devil Woman” is featured on this set. His fabulous gospel album “What God Has Done” is included here.

 

Snow, Hank                          Singing Ranger Vol 1 4cd + 16 pg book $80 Hank’s first US recordings and what a start with his signature “I’m Movin’ On”. Has his first duets with Anita Carter including the wonderful “Bluebird Island” and of course it wouldn’t be a Hank album without a tearjerker such as the original version of “Nobody’s Child”.

 

Snow, Hank                          Thesaurus Transcriptions 5 cd + 40 pg book

$100 couple small marks on box. These tracks were recorded for radio broadcast and are not on any other Hank Snow album. Sound is excellent. Around 6 hours worth!!

 

Walker, Billy                         Cross the Brazos at Waco 5 cds + book $120 One of the most versatile country singers...a little like stable mate, Marty Robbins. Indeed the “Cross the Brazos at Waco” album could be compared with Marty’s fabulous western albums. Grady Martin is the main guitar man on both so you could expect some similarity. His biggest hit was “Charlie’s Shoes” and it is one of the great country songs of all time.

 

NON COUNTRY

 

Clooney, Rosemary             Come-on-a-My-House  7cd + 80pg hardcover

book  $140 Another versatile vocalist who did some duets with George Morgan and even Gene Autry but then again did recordings with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

 

Clooney, Rosemary             Memories of You 7cd + 80pg hardcover book $140

Another box showing her great versatility.. Carl Smith, husband Jose Ferrer, teh wonderful Jimmy Boyd, the HI-Los and even...yep a vocal duets or two with Bennny Goodman.

 

Dr Feelgood/Piano Red      The Doctor’s In 4cd + 20 page book $80 122 tracks on 4 cds Willie Perryman, Piano Red...Dr feelgood...you take the pick. One of the true boogie woogie piano masters.

 

King, Freddie                        Taking Care of Business 1956-1973 7cds +       104 page book $150 It includes his King label (appropriate eh what!) Atlantic & right up to his final on Shelter Records (with Leon Russell) Rated 25 in the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

 

 

Morse, Ella Mae                    Barrelhouse Boogie & the Blues  5cd + 40pg book

$100 what a variety of styles. 134 tracks jazz to country duets with Tennesee Ernie Ford. Includes her trademark “Cow Cow Boogie”

 

Platters                                 Four Platters & a Lovely Dish 9cds + 52 page book

                                                $180. This is fabulous. All the group took turns at

                                      lead vocals even though Tony Williams took most

especially on the hits. Love the leads featuring bass vocalist Herb Reed. Has 254 tracks including the original hits of classics such as “Great Pretender” , “Twilight Time”, “My Prayer” etc.Maybe the greatest vocal group ever.

 

Various

Round the Town:                 Following Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Night at the London Music Halls 4 cd + 136 page hard cover book $100 Early Jazz, pop, novelty etc in great quality...includes George Formby snr!!

 

Songs for Political Action   Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left 1926-1953 10 cds plus 212 page hard cover book

                                                $280  Very late addition...and testament that even the best can double up on box sets. Only reason we have it here as honestly this is so good. Features Peter Seeger, Earl Robinson, Woody Guthrie, and starts with Carl Sandburg in 1926. Again a work of art.

 

$5 Non country cds

Abba                                More Abba Gold (Polydor)

Allen, Terry                       Smokin’ the Dummy/ Bloodlines (Sugar Hill)

America                            Definitive (Rhino) 23 tks 76 min

America                            Definitive Pop Collection 2cds 30 tracks  (WB)

Austin, Sil                         Swingsation (verve)

Baez, Joan                        Best of Joan C Baez (A&M)

Band                                Stagefright (Capitol)

Barron Knights                   Best (Pegasus) original 60s tracks

Beck, Jeff                         Best  (featuring Rod Stewart) EMI

Benton, Brook                             For My Baby: The Brook Benton Collection 18 tracks

Benton, Merv                     Greatest Hits 1964- 1966 (Canetoad)  32 tks 76 minutes

Black, Cilla                        Best (EMI) 26 tracks

Bland, Bobby                     Greatest Hits Vol 1. The Duke recordings  (MCA)

Booker T & MG’s                Doin’ Our Thing (Atlantic)

Boxtops                            Best: Soul Deep (Arista)

Bridges, Jeff                     Jeff Bridges (EMI)

Brothers Four                    Greatest Hits (Columbia)

Brown, Junior                    Crazy Times (Curb)

Buffalo Springfield              Retrospective (Atlantic) neil Young and Stephen Stills

Burdon, Eric & Animals        Startrax: Essential (Polydor) 12 long tracks.

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Mr Tambourine Man (6 bonus tracks)

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Byrdmaniax     3 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Balald of Easy Rider 7 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde 5 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Notorious Byrd Brothers 6 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Farther Along 3 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Younger Than Yesterday 6 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Fifth Dimension 6 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Turn Turn Turn  7 bonus tracks

Canned Heat                      Very Best (Capitol) 19 tks inc. “Fried Hockey Boogie” 11min

Carpenters                        Gold:35th Anniversary 2cds (A&M)

Chapin, Harry                    Verities & Balderdash (Elektra)

Carr, Vikki                        Best (EMI) 20 tks

Carr, Vikki                        Sings the Standards (EMI) 22 tks

Charles, Ray                      The Right Time: Atlantic Recordings (Atlantic) 20 tks

Charles, Ray                      Best of Atlantic Years (Rhino) different selections.

Charles, Ray                      Greatest Hits Vol 1 (castle DCC) ABC hits

Charles, Ray                      Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Castle DCC) ABC hits both 20 trackers

Clark, Petula                      Feelin’ Groovy:28 Swinging Sixties Sounds (Castle)

Clark, Petula                      Sound of Petula Clark (Universal) 16 tks not the hits

Clark, Petula                      Legendary 3cds (BMG)

Clovers                             Platinum Collection (Rhino) 22 Atlantic tracks

Cole, Nat King          At the Sands (Capitol)

Cochran, Eddie                   Singles Collection (EMI) 20 tks

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style Various Positions

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style Songs From a Room

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style Ten New Songs

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style Songs of Love & Hate

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style I’m Your Man

Cohen, Leonard                  Mini LP style Death of a Ladies Man

Cole, Jerry & Spacemen      Outer Limits: Way Out Instrumental Sounds (Sundazed)

Collins, Judy                      Very Best (Elektra/ Rhino) 16 tks

Conniff, Ray                      Concerto in Rhythm (Columbia)

Conniff, Ray                      Broadway in Rhythm/ Hollywood in Rhythm 2 on 1

Cooke, Sam                      Hits (RCA) 21 tks

Cooke, Sam                      The Rhythm & the Blues (RCA) 20 tks

Cream                              Very Best (Polydor) 20 tks

Creedence Clearwater Revival Willie & the Poor Boys (Fantasy)

Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmos Factory (Fantasy)

Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)

Crickets                            & Their Buddies (w. Crowell, Prine, Clapton etc)

Crosby Still & Nash             Greatest Hits  (Rhino) 19 tks

Damone, Vic                      16 Most Requested Songs (Columbia)

Darin, Bobby                     Splish Splash: Best Volume One (Atlantic)

Darin, Bobby                     Mack the Knife: Best Volume Two (Atlantic)

Darin, Bobby                     Swing an’ Slow (Capitol) 2cds 36 tks

Day, Doris                        Greatest Hits (Columbia)

Day, Doris                        25 Movie Great (Columbia)

Day, Doris                        Latin for Lovers/ Love Him (Columbia) 2 on 1

Deshannon, Jackie              Classic Masters (EMI)

Diamond, Neil                    Hot August Night (MCA) 2cds

Diamond, Neil                    Greatest Hits 1966-1992 (Columbia)

Dire Straits                       Alchemy Live 2cds (Mercury)

Doobie Brothers                 Listen to the Music: Very Best 18 tks (WB)

Douglas, Mike                    The Men in My Little Girl’s Life (Collectables)

Driscoll, Julie                     Kind of Lve 1967-71 (w. Brian Auger)

Eagles                              Live 2cds (Asylum)

Eagles                              The Complete Greatest Hits (Elektra)

Eckstein, Billy                    Now Singing in 12 Great Movies (Verve)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer      Come & See teh Show: Best of ELP (Shout Factory)

Everly Brothers                  Pass the Chicken & Listen (RCA)

Everly Brothers                  Rock & Soul (WB)

Everly Brothers                  Rare Solo Classic (Curb)  11 Dons + 7 Phils

Faces                               Killer Highlights 1972-1973

Faithfull, Marianne              Very Best (London) 16 classics

Farnham, Johnny               One Voice Greatest Hits (BMG) 2cds

Fields, Ernie                      In the Mood: Golden Classics Edition (Collectables)

Feliciano, Jose                   Alive Alive-O (Wounded Bird) 2cds RCA

Fiedler, Arthur                   Plays thhe Beatles (RCA)

Four Aces                         Greatest Hits (MCA)

Four Aces                         Hits from Hollywood & Broadway (Sepia)  26 tks

Four Tops                         Motown Greatest Hits (Motown) 20 tks

Francis, Connie                  Connie at the Copa (Polymedia0

Freeman, Bobby                Do You Want to Dance (Collectables)

Freeman, Ernie                  Combo (Black Tulip) 30 tks

Fury, Billy                         The One & Only (Castle) 20 tks

Garcia, Jerry                     jerry Garcia Band 2cds Arista

Gaye, Marvin & Tammi Terrell Complete Duets 2cds (Motown) 52 tracks

Gaye, Marvin                     Best 2cds (Motown)  47 tks

Gibbs, Georgia                   Complete Original Hits (Hit Parade) 25 tks

Goldsboro,  Bobby              Best (Collectables)

Goulet, Robert                   On Broiadway/ On Broadway 2 (CBS) 2 on 1

Grateful Dead                    Very Best (Rhino) 17 tks

Greenway, John                 Talking Blues (Smithsonian Folkway)

Guthrie, Woody                  Songs to Grow on for Mother & Child (Smithsonian)

Guthrie, Woody                  Hard Travellin’ Ash recordings Vol 3 (Smithsonian)

Hammond, John                 Trouble No More ((Virgin)

Harrison, George                Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989 15 tks (WB)

Henry, Clarence Frogman    Ain’t Got No Home: Best (MCA) 18 tks

Hirt, Al                             Music to Watch Girls By (BG) 17 tracks

Holland, Jools                     Small World Big Band Vol One (WB) 22 tks w. Friends

Holland, Jools                     Swingin’ the Blues: DAncin’ the Ska (WB) 21 tks

Holland, Jools                     Small World Big Band Vol Two (WB) 22 tks w. Friends

Holly, Buddy                      For First Time Anywhere (MCA)

Ink Spots                          We Four: Best Of (Jasmine)

Jagger, Mick                      Wandering Spirit (WB) inc. Maybe his best country song

                                      “Evening Gown”

James, Joni                       Sings My Favourite Things/ Sings Gershwin 2on1 C. Choice

John, Elton                        Greatest Hits 1970-2002 2cds  34 tks

Jones, Tom/ Jools Holland    Tom Jones & Jools Holalnd (WB) 19 tks

Joplin, Janis                       Essential 2cds (Columbia)

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Kansas

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Monolith

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Audio Visions

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Drastic Measures

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Vinyl Confessions

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Masque

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Leftoverture

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Songs for America

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Two for the Show (2cd)

Kansas                             Mini lp style cd Point of Know return (Dust in the Wind)

King, Albert                       King of the Blues Guitar (Atlantic) 17 tks

King, B B                          Let the Good Times Roll: Music of Louis Jordan (MCA)

King, B B                          Playlist Plus 3cds (MCA)

King, Freddy                      Let’s Hide Away/ Dance Away (King) instrumentals        

King Curtis                        Platinum Collection (Rhino) 22 tks

King Curtis                        Best (Capitol) 16 tks

Kingston Trio                     Live at Newport (Vanguard)

Kinks                               Village Green preservation Society 27 tks (castle)

Kirby, Kathy                      Very Best      (Universal) 20 tks

Knight, Gladys & pips Gold 2cds Motown 39 yks

Knight, Gladys                   Motown Years (Universal) 18 tk

Last, James                       Trumpet A Go Go 14 tks

Lennon, John                     Acoustic (Capitol)

Lennon, John                     Legend (EMI)

Lennon, John                     And Plastic Ono Band (EMI) Working Class Hero

Light, Enoch                      Provocative Percussion (Project 3)

Light, Enoch                      Persuasive Percussion (Varese)

Limeliters                          Tonight in person (BMG)

Little Patty                        20 Stompie Wompie Hits (EMI)

Loggins & Messina              Sittin’ In Again (Columbia) 18 tks

Lynyrd Skynyrd                 Last of a Dyin’ Breed (Roadrunner) 2012 album

McCartney, Paul                 Paul Is Live (Parlophone) 24 tks

McCartney, Paul                 Hits & History 2cds (Parlophone)

McCartney, Paul                 Band on the Run(Parlophone) 2 bonus tks

McCartney, Paul                 Run Devil Run (EMI)

McCartney, Paul                 Trippin’ The Live Fantastic (Parlophone) 17 tks

McCartney, Paul                 Back in the USA Live 2002 (Capitol) 2cds 35 tks

McGuire Sisters                  Greatest Hits (MCA)

McNeely, Big Jay                Live in Birdland 1957 (Collectables)

Manilow, Barry                   Sings Sinatra (arista)

Manilow, Barry                   The Songs 1975-1990 (Arista) 2cds 34 tks

Mann, Manfred                  BBC Sessions (EMI) 24 tks

Mann, Manfgred                 Mann Made Hits 1966-1968( Polygram0 22 tks

Martin, Dean                     This Time I’m Swingin’/ Pretty Baby 2 on 1 (Capitol)

Martin, Dean                     Dream With Dean/ Everybody Loves Somebody 2 on 1

Marvelettes                       Definitive Collection  18 tks (Motown0

Marvin. Hank& Shadows      Singles Collection 198s & 90s

Marvin. Hank& Shadows      Plays Live (Universal0 21 tks

Mathis, Johnny                   Warm/ Swing Softly (Columbia) 2 on 1

Mathis, Johnny                   Ballads of Broadway/ Rhythms of Broadway 2on 1

Mathis, Johnny                   Ultimate Hits Collection 2cds (Columbia)

Mathis, Johnny                   More Johnny’s Greatest Hits (Columbia)

May, Billy                          A Band is Born/ Big Band Bash (2on1) Collectors Choice.

Mayfield, Curtis & Impression  Anthology 1961-1977 2cds (MCA) 40 tks

Memphis Horns                  Wayne Jackson & Andrew Love (Telarc)

Memphis Minnie                  Hoodoo Lady (Columbia)

Mendes, Sergio                  And Brasil 66 Very Best (A&M) 16 tks

Merritt, Max & meteors       Essential 2cds

Merseybeats                      Very Best (Universal) 20 tks

Miller, Steve Band              Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits (Capitol) 22 tks

Mitchell, Chad Trio              Mighty Day on Camus (Folk Era)

Mitchell, Guy                      The Ultimate Colelction (Columbia) 2 cds 53 tks

Monkees                           Definitive Hits (Arista) 29 tks

Monroe, Matt                     Sings the Standards (EMI) 22 tks

Moonglows                        Their Greatest Hits (MCA)

Moore, Bobby & Rhythm Aces Go Ahead and Burn (Shout)

Morrison, Van                    Best of Van Morrison Vol 3 2cds

Morrison, Van                    Too Long in Exile

Morrison, Van                    Best

Morrison, Van                    With Georgie Fame & Friends

Nelson, Sandy                   Very Best   24 tracks

New Harmony Sisterhood     And Ain’t I a Woman (Smithsonian Folkways)

New Riders of Purple Sage   Very Best Live (Sony Legacy)

New Seekers                     Songbook 1970-74  52 tks Universal

Nilsson, Harry                    Anthology 2cd

Odetta                              Best of:Ballads & Blues

Odetta                              Sings Dylan (DRG)

Orbison, Roy                     Black & White Night w. Guests

Orbison, Roy                     For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits  (Rhino)

Page, Patty                       The Collection (Mercury) 18  tks

Paul,Les/ Mary Ford            16 Most Requested Songs (Sony) 1958-61 era

Paul,Les/ Mary Ford            Best of Capitol masters (Capitol) 23 tks

Paul, Les                           Now!  (Vocalion)

Perkins, Carl                      Go Cat Go! With guests (BMG)

Peter & Gordon                  Best (EMI) 20 tks

Phillips. Esther                   The Atlantic Years  20 tks

Pickett, Wilson                   Very Best (Atlantic/ Rhino)

Pickett, Wilson                   In Philadelphia (Rhino)

Pink Floyd                         Echoes 2cds

Platters                            Sing the Standards (Universal) 20 tks

Poole, Brian & Tremeloes     Very Best  (Universal) 20 tks

Prado, Perez                     Mambo King Vol 1 (BMG)

Prado, Perez                     Mambo King Vol 2 (BMG)

Presley, Elvis                     Good Rockin’ Tonight: Complete Louisiana Hayride 2cd

Presley, Elvis                     AS Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden  RCA 22 tks

Presley, Elvis                     From Hawaii Via Satellite RCA  29 tks

Presley, Elvis                     Memories 1968 Comeback 2cds RCA

Presley, Elvis                     Moody Blue RCA expanded 18 tks

Price, Alan                        Best and Rest Of

Price, Lloyd                       Best Of

Prima, Louis                      The Original (EMI) 17 tks

Prine, John/ Mac Wiseman   Standard Songs for Average People (Oh Boy)

Proby, P J                         Best of EMI Years  25 tks

Prysock, Red                     Best  24 tks

Prysock, Red                     Swingsation
Randolph, Boots                 Greatest Hits (Monument)

Rawls, Lou                        Live  2cds 

Ray, Johnny                      Cry 2cds 35 tracks

Redding, Otis                     In Person at the Whisky a Go Go (Rhino)

Redding, Otis                     Live in Europe (Rhino)

Reed, Jimmy                     Bright Lights Big City   Vee Jay (16 tk best of)

Reese, Della                      Cha Cha Cha (BMG)

Righteous Brothers             Gold  2cd   48 tks

Robinson, Smokey              & Miracles Gold 2cds 

Rolling Stones                    Get Yer Ya Yas Out (Abcko)

Rolling Stones                    Rock & Roll Circus (Abcko)

Rolling Stones                    Shine a Light 2cds (Polydor)

Rollins, Sonny                    Silver City: 25 Years on Milestone 2cds box

Ross, Diana                       Very Best 2 cds  solo & w. Supremes

Roxy Music                        Best  18 tks

Sainte-Marie, Buffy            Soldier Blue : Best Of (Vanguard)
Santana                            Essential 2cds (Sony Legacy)

Searchers                         The R & B Sound  (Castle)

Seger, Bob                        Greatest Hits  (Capitol)

Shadows                           Moonlight Shadows (Polygram)

Shadows                           Themes & Dreams  (Polydor)

Shadows                           Shadows/ Out of the Shadows 2on 1 EMI

Shadows                           Another 20 Golden Greats (EMI)

Shapiro, Helen                   At Abbey Road 28 with rarities

Shapiro, Helen                   Not Responsible: Very Best (EMI) 30 tks

Shaw, Sandie                    Puppet on a String  (EMI) 20 tks

Shep & Limelites                 Daddy’s Home  20 tks

ShowwaddyWaddy              Hey Rock N Roll: Very Best  2cds (Demon)

Simon, Paul                       Anthology 2cds  (WB)

Simon & Garfunkel    `        Essential 2cds (Song Legacy0

Simone, Nina                     The Blues  17 tks (BMG)

Small faces                       From the Beginning  19 tks  (Deram)

Spencer Davis Group          Best  (Polygram)

Spirit                                The Family That Plays Together (Sony Legacy)

Springfield, Dusty               Complete BBC Sessions  22 tks

Springfield, Dusty               Dusty in Memphis (Mercury) 19 tks

Starr, Eddie                       Songs By (Smithsonian Folkways) Sounds like John Lennon!

Starr, Ringo                      Photograph Very Best  (EMI) 20 tks

Status Quo                        Gold 2cds  41 tks

Steampacket                     Featuring Rod Stewart

Stewart, Rod                     Story So Far: Very Best 2cds 34 tks  (WB)

Stewart, Rod                     Soulbook: Greatest Soul Songs of All Time 

Stewart, Rod                     Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time

Stray Cats                        Runaway Boys; Retrospective  25 tks

Taylor, James                    Best of 20 tks  (WB)

Temptations                      Tempting Temptations (Motown)

Temptations                      Gold 2cds  36 tracks

Ten Years After                 Essential  (Chrysalis) RIP Alvin Lee
Thorpe, Billy & Aztecs          23 Original Hits  (Albert)

Treniers                            In the 50s (Rev-ola) 30 tks

Troggs                             Single Anthology (Fontana)

Valli, Frankie & 4 Seasons    Anthology (Rhino)

Vaughan, Sarah                 After Hours (Mercury)

Vaughn, Billy                     Best (EMI) 20 tks

Vaughn, Billy                      Orange Blossom Special & Wheels & Berlin Melody  28 tks

Ventures                           EMI Gold 28 tks

Ventures                           Very Best  20 tks

Wells, Mary                       Tamla Motown early Classics  (Motown0 18 tks  w. My Guy

Who                                 My Generation: Very Best (Polydor)  20 tks

Who                                 Who Are You/ Kids are Alright

Wilde, Marty                      Best  24 tks

Williams, Larry& Johnny Watson  Two for the Price of One  (Righteous0

Williams, Mason                 The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (WB)

Williams, Roger                  Greatest Hits (MCA)

Williams, Maurice & Zodiacs  Stay: Best Of  (Collectables) 2cds

Willie & Poor Boys               Poor Boy Boogie 2cds (Bill Wyman0

Withers, Bill                       Live at Carnegie Hall  (Columbia Legacy)

Wonder, Stevie                  Song Reviw: Greatest Hits Collection  21 tks (Motown)

Woods, Mitch                     Gumbo Blues  (Club 88)

Young, John Paul                Classic Hits  (Albert)

Young, Neil                        Comes a Time (Reprise)

Various

Blues Harmonica                The Primo Collection 2cds  40 tks

Boogie Woogie                   As Good as it Gets (EMI) 2cds 51 tks

Broadside                         Time IS Running Out (Smithsonian)

Broadside                         Number Seven (Smithsonian)

Buddy Holly                       Listen to me w. Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne 15 tks

Complete Seventies            5cds box 90 tks all original

Fifties Complete                5cds box 100 tks all original

Fleetwood Mac Tribute         Just Tell Me What You Want (end 2012 release) 

Look Out We Got Soul         Bear Family

Not fade Away                   Remembering Buddy Holly  (MCA) w. Mavericks, S Earle etc

Rave On                           Buddy Holly Tribute (w. McCartney, Nick Lowe etc

Rock & Roll Complete Volume 2 EMI  5cds box 100 tks all original

Stax                                Does the Beatles  15 tks

Surf Music                        The world Of 2cds 34 tracks (Zyx)

Teenage Australian Idols      Volume One  31 tks (Canetoad)

Time Will Come                  And Other Broadside Songs (Smithsonian)

War of the Worlds              2cds (Sony Legacy)

DVD

Alice Cooper                      Live 1979 Madhouse Rock Tour  72 minutes

ZZ Top                                       Live From Texas 2 hrs

 

 

$10 or 3/$25 Non Country Cds

Allen, Lee                          Walking With Mr Lee (Collectables)

Ames Brothers                   Sentimental M: The Best (MCA)

Anderson, Leroy                 Collection (MCA) 2cds 47 tkls

Atkins, Chet                      Essential (RCA)

Beatles                             Revolution 19 tks...unreleased versions

Beatles                             White Album: 30th Anniversary Edition (EMI)  

Bennett, Cliff                     At Abbey Rd (EMI) 28 tracks ...hits & rarities

Berry, Chucj                      Rock n Roll Rarities (MCA) 20 rare Chess tracks)

Bloomfield/Still/Kooper        Super Session (Sony Legavy) Expanded version

Bowie, David                     Ziggy Stardust (Ryko) with 6 bonus tracks

Bowie, David                     Hunky Dory (Ryko) 4 bonus tracks

Brewer, Teresa                  Teenage Dance Party (Bear Family)

Brown, Ruth                      Rockin’ in Rhythm: Best (Rhino) 23 tks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Untitled 2cds 14 bonus tracks

Byrds                               Mini Lp style Sweetheart of the Rodeo 2cds heaps bonus tks

Checker, Chubby                Best: Cameo Parkway (Abcko) 24 tks

Clooney, Roeemary            Swing Around Rosie (Coral)

Cole, Buddy                       Sw2ing’ at teh Hammond Organ (Jasmine) 2cds

Cortez, Dave Baby             The Happy Organ + 32 Rockin’ Sides (Clock)

Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (Fantasy) remastered expanded version

Dixie Cups                         Chapel of Love: Very Best (Collectables)

Doors                               Live at the Matrix 1967 2cds (Rhino)

Eddy, Duane                      Hits & Rarities: Best of the RCA Years (RCA) 20 tks

Everly Brothers                  Stories We Could Tell (BMG) classic album

Everly Brothers                  Beat & Soul (Colelctor’s Choice/ EMI)

Fairport Convention            The Fairport Companion 2cds (Castle) 37 tks

Four Aces                         More Greatest Hits (MCA)

Fourmost                          Best (EMI) 33 tks inc. “Hello Little Girl”)

Fuller, Bobby                     El Paso Rock Volume 2 (Norton) 22 tracks

Gov’t Mule                        The Deep End Volume 1 & 2 (Evangeline) 2 cds

Grant, Earl                        Best: Singin’ & Swingin’ (MCA)

Haley, Bill & Comets            Rock the Joint: Original Essex 1951-1954 (Rollercoaster UK)

Hardin, Tim                       Reason to Believ (Best) Polygram 15 original tracks.

Hayward, Justin                 Classic Blue (Castle) does superb “Macarthur Park”

Highwaymen                     Michael Row the Boat Ashore: Best (EMI)  24 tks

Ian, Janis                          Janis Ian (Verve) ..her first with Society’s Child.

Korner, Alexis                    Blue Incorporated at the Cavern (Castle) 20 tks

Kottke, Leo                       One Guitar No Vocals (Private/Windham Hill)

Kottke, Leo                       6 & 12 String Guitars (Takoma)

Lewis, Gary & Playboys       Legendary Masters (EMI) 25 tks

Lewis, Jerry Lee                 Up Through the Years (Bear Family)

Lively Ones                       Heads Up: Best Volume 2 (Del Fi)  23 tks

McCurdy, Ed                      Best of Dalliance (Rhino Handmade)

McPhatter, Clyde                Deep Sea Ball Best (Atlantic) 18 tks

McPhatter, Clyde                Greatest Hits (Curb) Mercury tracks

Manilow, Barry                   Live (RCA Legacy) 2cds w. Unreleased tracks.

Marketts                           Out of Limits (WB) with bonus tracks

Martino, Al                        I Love You Because: The Collection (Razor & Tie)

Marvin, Hank                     Hank Plays Cliff (EMI) **in Australia was always

Marvin, Hank                     Marvin at the Movies (EM)) Hank “B” Marvin. Anyone??

Music Machine          Very Best (Collectables)

Nesmith, Michael                Rio: The Best 2cds (Music Club Deluxe)

Olympics                           Very Best 17 tracks (Varese)

Orlando, Tony & Dawn         Best of (Rhino)

Perfect, Christina               Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Sony) pre Fleetwood Mac

Presley, Elvis                     Essential 60s Masters II (RCA) 2cds ...companion to box

Proby, P J                         I am / P J Proby  (EMI) 2 on 1

Rare Earth                        Greatest Hits and Rare Classics (Motown0 20 tks

Rivers, Johnny                   Memphis Sun Recordings (Colelctors Choice0 20 tks

Roe, Tommy                     Greatest Hits (MCA) 18 tracks all original versions

Rolling Stones                    Let It Bleed (Abcko)  2002 remastered version

Rose, David                       Music of the Stripper 24 tracks (Gambit) originals

Ross, Diana & Supremes      with Temptations: Joined Together Complete Studio Duets

                                      (Motown) 2cds

Scott, Jack                        The Way I Walk: original Carlton 1958-1960 (Rollercoaster)

Shaw, Sandie                    Cool About You: BBC Sessions 1984-1988 (RPM) **by the

                                      way I have observed the reason Sandie went bare foot. She

                                      could never get shoes to fit...her feet are like boats.

Spooky Tooth                    Best (Rhino)

Steele, Tommy                  Tommy Steel Story/ Tommy Steele Stage Show 2on1 (Rex)

Surfaris                            Surf Party: Best of Surfaris Live (GNP Crescendo)

Thompson, Richard             You? Me? Us (EMI) 2cds

Torme, Mel                       Goes South of the Border with Billy May (Verve)

Troggs                             Prehistoric Sounds (Trendolar0 23 rarities. Reg Presley RIP

Turner, Ike & Tina              Soul Anthology 2cds (Master Classics) 44 tks

Turner, Ike & Tina              Proud Mary: Best ((EMI)  23 tks

Velvet Underground            Loaded  2cds version (WB) 2ith 3D cover even!!

Ventures                           Hawaii Five- O (Ventures) new recordings  2010

Ventures                           Play Greatest Surfin’  Hits of All Time (Varese) 18 tks

Waikikis                            Hawaii Tatoo (Bear Family)

Ward, Billy & Dominoes       Best of 50s Masters 1957-1959 (Varese) 19 tks

Williams, Andy                   I Like Your Kind of Love: Best of Cadence (Varese)

Williams, Andy                   Hits from Cadence (RCA Japan)

Wilson, Jackie                    And Count Basie (EMI) rare           

Wilson, Jackie                    New York Years: Jackie Wilson Story Vol 4 (Charly)

Wyman, Bill                       A Stone Alone: Solo Anthology 1974-2002 2cds (Castle)

Young, Neil                        Sugar Mountain: Live Canterbury House 1966 cd+dvd audio

Various

Classic Comedy Box            3cds (EMI) classics indeed & many rarities.

Sentimental Journey:          The Train Never Stops (Bear)

Vintage Instrumentals         Volume One (Stardust)       

Box

Ellington, Duke                     Beyond Category 2cds + 20 page book. Cds are sealed. 37 tracks.

DVD

Metheny, Pat                        Orchestrion Project  2dvd

 

 

UK FOLK Section (all on excellent reissue label Free Reed)

Anderson, Alistair  Friends    Concertina Workshop  14 tks

Barker, Les                       Mrs Ackroyd Superstar 20 tks 74 minutes

Bellamy, Peter & friends      The Transports (story of First Fleet) 77 minutes

Bellamy, Peter                   Big Broadside & Barrack Room 72 minutes

Butcher, Eddie                   I Once Was a Daysman + Joe Holmes – Chaste Muses 2on1

Cutty, Gordon/ Tommy Williams Masters of the Concertina 77 minutes 

Dransfield, Robin & Barry     Even More Popular to Contrary Belief   21 tks 77 minutes

Gammon, Vic & Friends       The Tale of Ale: Story of the Englishmen & His Beer 79 mins

Hall, Tony & Friends            Fieldvole Music 79 minutes

Hebbert, Michael                RAmpin’ Cat + Roaring Jelly “Golden Grates”  2 on 1 77 min

Kirkpatrick, John                Plain Capers  (w. AMrtin Carthy etc) 16 tks

Kirkpatrick, John                Going Spare (w. Richard Thompson) 53 minutes

Old Swan Band                  No Reels 19 tks 66 minutes + video track

Old Swan Band                  Old Swan Band  46 mins

Parry, Bernie                     sailing to teh Moon & Beyond  74 minutes

Russell, Micho                    Traditional Country Music of County Clare   19 tracks

Swift, Tufty/Sue Harris        Hammers Tongues & a Bakewell Tart 2 on 1 79 minutes

 

$15 or 3 for $40 Non country Cds

Alpert, Herb                      Whipped Cream & Other Delights (remastered)

Anka, Paul                        2 on 1 Our Man Around the World/ Highlights

Badfinger                          Best   

Ballard, Hank                     Very Best:King 25 tracks

Band                                Live in Tokyo 1983 2cds

Bassey, Shirley                  Stops the Shows/12 of Those Songs (BGO UK)

Beach Boys                       Hawthorne CA 2cds 57 tracks

Bell, Freddie & Bell Boys      Rockin’ Is Our Business (Bear Family)

Berry, Chuck                     Anthology 2cds 50 tks

Bill Black’s Combo              Greatest Hits/ Goes West (Hi/Demon UK)  2 on 1

Bill Black’s Combo              Solid & Raunchy/ Movin’ (Hi/Demon UK) 2 on 1

Bill Black’s Combo              Goes West/ Plays the Blues (Hi/demon UK) 2 on 1

Bland, Billy                        Very Best: Let the Little Girl Dance (Collectables) 25 tks

Blood, Sweat & Tears                   What Goes Up: Best Of 2Cds (Sony legacy)

B. Bumble & Stingers          Golden Classics Edition (Collectables) 16 tks

Campi, Ray                       Eager Beaver Boy (Bear Family)

Cannon, Ace                      Tuff Sax/ Moaning Sax  2 on 1 (Hi/Demon UK)    

Cannon, Freddy                 Best (Collectables) 25 tks

Casey, Al                          Man For All Seasons (Bear Family)

Champs                            25 All Time Greatest Hits (Varese)

Checker, Chubby                For Teen Twisters Only/ Chubby’s Folk Album

Chiffons                           Sweet TAlkin’ Girsl: Best 50 tks

Chordettes                        25 All Time Greatest Hits (Varese)

Clanton, Jimmy                  Jimmy’s Happ/ Jimmy’s Blue (Westside UK)

Clash                               London Calling 30th Anniversary CD + DVD (Columbia)

Coasters                           Coasters/ One by One 2on 1 (Collectables)

Como, Perry                      So Smooth/ We get Letters  o n1 (Collectables)

Como, Perry                      The Ultimate Collection 2 cd BMG 48 tks

Cooke, Sam                      Keep Movin’ On (Abcko) inc. “Cousin of Mine” 23 tks

Craddock, Billy Crash          Boom Boom Baby (Bear Family)

Crickets                            Back in Style (Bear Family)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 way Street 2cds (Atlantic) bot Townus tracks version

Dale, Dick & del-tones         King of the Surf Guitar: Best (Rhino)

Damita Jo                         Very Best (Collectables)

Damone, Vic                      That Towering Feelin’ / On the Swingin’ Side 2on 1

Dana, Vic                          Complete Hits (Eric label) 18 tks

Darren, James                   James Darren/ Love Among the Young 2on1 (C.Choice)

Deep Purple                      Concerto for Group & Orchestra 2cds (Harvest)

Diamonds                         Collection (Stardust)  25 tks

Dion & the Belmonts           Greatest Hits (Repertoire)

Dion & the Belmonts           Wish Upon a Star/ Alone With Dion (Ace UK) 2 on 1

Dion                                 Where I’m Bound (Cherry Red)

Dobson, Bonnie                  Viva La Canadienne (Bear Family)  24 tks 4 of 24 French

Domino, Fats                     Early Imperial Singles 1950-1952 (Ace UK)  30 tks

Domino, Fats                     Imperial Singles Volume 2 1953-1956 (Ace UK) 30 tks

Domino, Fats                     Imperial Singles Volume 3 1956-1958 (Ace UK) 30 tks

Domino, Fats                     Imperial Singles Volume 4 1959-1961 (Ace UK) 26 tks

Donegan, Lonnie                Just About as Good As It Gets Vol 1  2cds 50 tks

Donegan, Lonnie                Just About as Good As It Gets Vol 2 2cds 53 tks all originals

Drifters                            1959-1965 (Atlantic) 2cds 40 tks

Drifters                            Save the Last Dance for Me/ The Good Life (Collectables)

Eddy, Duane                      The Twang’s teh Thang (Jamie)  18 tks

Edwards, Tommy               Its All in the Game: Complete Hits (Eric) 20 tks

Fabares, Shelley                Shelley!/ Things We Did Last Summer 2on 1 (Collectables)

Fireballs                            Best of the Original Norman Petty Masters (Ace UK) 25 tks

Fireballs                            Best of the Fireballs Vocals w. Jimmy Gilmer (Ace UK) 30tks

Fisher, Eddie                     Every Song I Have IS Yours (Jasmine) 2cds RCA near 2 ½ hours

Four Lads                         Swing Along/ Everything Goes (Collectables) 2 on 1 25 tks .

Fury, Billy                         Live at the BBC 2cds  (Decca)  41 tks

Fury, Billy                         Sound of Fury 2cds 49 tks (Castle UK) w. Tornados

Fontana, Wayne                 Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders/ It’s etc 2on1 (BGO UK) 26tk

Hardesty, Herb                  The Domino Effect (Ace UK) 20 tks Fats’ sax man

Harris, Wynonie                 Rock Mr Blues: King & Atco 1949-1956 (Rev-ola)  30 tks

Horton, Johnny                  Rockin’ Rollin’ (Bear Family)

Ian, Janis                          Secret Life of J Eddy Fink/ Who Really Cares (BGO) 2 on 1

Ian, Janis                          Best 2cd + DVD (Demon/ Edsel)

Ian, Janis                          Between the Lines/ Old Grey Whistle Test cd + dvd (Edsel)

Jackson, Wanda                 Queen of Rockabilly (Ace UK) 30 tks

James, Joni                       Platinum & God: The MGM Years 2cds 42 tks (Coll. Choice)

James, Tommy & Shondells Anthlogy (Rhino) 27 tks

Johnny & Hurricanes           Red River Rock Anthology 2cds + DVD (Smith & co)

Kaempfert, Bert                 Very Best (Taragon)  superb sound

Knickerbockers                  Lies: Very Best (Collectables) 24 tks

Korner, Alexis                    Musically Rich & Famous 2cds (Castle) 32 tks

Laine, Frankie                    On the Trail (Bear Family)

Laine, Frankie                    Mercury Years (Mercury) 22 tks

Lee, Brenda                      Definitive Collection (Decca) 28 tks

Little Richard                     Formative Years (Bear Family)

Lawrence, Steve                Songs By (Taragon)

Loudermilk, John D             Sittin’ in the Balcony (Bear)

Loudermilk, John D             Blue Train (Bear Family)

Lymon, Frankie                  Rock & Roll/ At the London Palladium 2on1 (Collectables)

McDaniels, Gene                 100 lb of Clay/ Tower of Strength (BGO) 2 on 1

McDevitt, Chas                   Featuring nancy Whiskey (Bear Family)

McPhatter, Clyde                Mercury Sessions Live & Studio (Collectables)

Marcels                            Ultimate Collection (Collectables) 25 tks

Marterie, Ralph                  Dance Party (Vocalion) 32 tks

Marvin, Hank                     Shadowin’ the Hits 2cds  26 tracks

Mar-Keys                          DamnifIknow/Memphis Experience 2 on 1 (Stax)

Mendes, Sergio                  In Person/ Pele / Favorite Things 3 on 2 2cds (Collectables)

Monkees                           The Works 3 CD Retrospective (Rhino) 68 tks

Moody Blues                      Live at the BBC 1967-1970 (Deram) 2cds 41 tks

Monroe, Marilyn                 Best Selection (RCA, Japan (20 tks)

Morrison, Van                    Too Late to Stop Now 2cds  (Polydor) classic live album exp.

Move                               Shazam: Deluxe Expanded Version (Salvo)

Nelson, Rick                      Very Thought of You/ Spotlight on Rick (Ace UK) 2 on 1

Nelson, Rick                      More Songs by Rick/ Rick is 21 (Imperial) 2on 1

Nelson, Sandy                   Let There Be Drums/ Drusm are My Beat (Collectables)

Nero, Peter                       I’ve Gotta Be Me /Summer of ’42 (Collectables)

Newhart, Bob                    Anthology 2cds (Rhino) extremely funny

Newley, Anthony                Decca Years 1959-1964 2cds 55 tks

Orioles                             Road to Doo Wop 2cds 52 (EMI)

Otis, Johnny                      Capitol Years (Capitol) 24 tks

Pearls Before Swine            One Nation Underground (ESP)

Peter Paul & Mary               In Concert 2cds (WB)

Platters                            Musicor Years (Ace UK) 28 tks

Platters                            Reflections/ Life Is Just Like a Bowl of Cherries 2on 1 25tks

Ray, Johnnie                      Cry (Bear Family) 30 tks

Platters                            Musicor Years (Ace UK) 28 tks

Platters                            Reflections/ Life Is Just Like a Bowl of Cherries 2on 1 25tks

Procol Harum                     A Salty Dog (expanded) salvo

Procol Harum                     In Concert with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (exp)

Ray, Johnnie                      In Las Vegas/ Til’ Morning (Collectables) 2 on 1

Rivers. Johnny                   At the Whiskey A go Go/ Her We Go Go Again 2on 1 (BGO)

Rodgers, Jimmie                Sweeter Than Wine: Best 1957-1962 (Westside UK) 26tks

Rodgers, Jimmie                Number One Ballads/ TV Favorites 2 on 1 (Westside UK)

Ross, Diana & Supremes      Anthology 2cds  50 tracks (Motown)

Ross, Diana & Supremes      Best 2cds 52 tks (Motown0

Royaltones                        Detroit Rock & Roll Began Here (Ace UK) 30 tks

Sands, Tommy                  Worryin’ Kind (Bear Family)

Santo & Johnny                  Encore: Best of the Rest 31tks (inc. Sleepwalk)

Santo & Johnny                  Sleep Walk (30 tks) ..both cds different

Searchers                         BBC Sessions 2cds 42 tks (Castle)

Sebastian, John                  Best (Rhino)

Seeger, Pete                     We Shall Overcome:Complete Carnegie Hall Concert 2cd

Sha Na Na                        Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay/ Sha Na Na (BGO)

Simon & Garfunkel             Old Friends Live on Stage 2cds + DVD limited edition

Sinatra, Nancy                   Very Best (WB) 21 tracks inc. duets

Sonny & Cher                    The Singles Plus 2cds ...50 tracks inc. solo

Sounds Incorporated           Sounds Incorporated/ Studio 2 Stereo (BGO) 2on1

Starr, Ringo All Starr Band   Anthology So Far 3cds with guests (Koch)

Steele, Tommy                  Decca Years (Decca) 2cds 68!!tks yep, inc Little White Bull

Stevens, Connie                 Hank Williams Songbook Plus (26 tks)

Stone, Kirby Four               Baubles, Bangles & Beads (Collectables) great

Stone, Kirby Four               The Go Sound/ The Kirby Stone Touch 2 on 1 (Collectables)

T-Bones                            No Matter What Shape/ Sippin’ & Chippin’ 2on 1 (BGO)

Tornados                          EP Collection (See for Miles)

Trammell, Bobby Lee          You Mostest Girl (Bear Family)

Unit 4 + 2                         Singles A’s + B’s (Repertoire)

Vaughan, Stevie Ray           Couldn’t Stand teh Weather 2cds deluxe version (Legacy)

Vee, Bobby                       Sings the New Sound from England/ Live on Tour (BGO)

Vee, Bobby                       With Strings & Things/ Sings Hits of teh Rockin’ 50s (BGO)

Vee, Bobby                       Meets the Crickets/ I remember Buddy Holly (BGO)

Ventures                           Play Telstar/ In Space 2on 1 (EMI)

Vincent, Gene                    Bluejean Bop/ And His Blue Caps 2on 1 (Collectables)

Vincent, Gene                    Rocks & the BlueCaps Roll (Collectables)

Vincent, Gene                    Sounds Like Gene Vincent/ Crazy Times (Collectables)

Williams, Andy                   Butterfly: Best 1956-1960 2cds  56 tracks inc. Cadence

Williams, Otis & Charms       Ivory Tower (Best)  (Collectables)

Wilson, Jackie                    Very Best (Ace UK) 24 tks

Wilson, Jackie                    History Volume 2 (Edsel UK) 2 cds 40 tks

Wray, Link                        apache/ Wild Side of the City Lights (Ace UK) 2 on 1

Yardbirds                          Blues Backtracks & Shapes of Things 2 cds

Zenter, Si                         Big Band Plays the Hits Vol 1/ Vol 2 2on1 (Collectables)

Various

Great British Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets 2cds  61 tks

Great Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets   63 tks

Great Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets 2cds Vol 2 64 tks

Box sets

Hampton, Lionel                  Legendary Decca Recordings 2cds still sealed in an attractive book style package. 36 tracks.

 

Smith, Bessie                      Chattanooga Girl (Proper) 4 cds with 96 tracks and 48 page book. Now out of print.

 

Vaughan, Sarah                   Young Sassy Proper box 4cds + 32 page book

                                                All sealed. Bargain?...and the rest. 94 tracks.

Various

Femme Fatales                    A History of Women in Popular Music 3cds The title gives somewhat a false perspective as it is rock music. Some wild and unusual choices 50 tracks.

DVD

Peter Paul & Mary               Carry It On 80 minutes..

 

$18 and up CDS Non country

Allman Brothers                 Beacon Theatre 40th anniversary March 12 2009 3cds $22

Allman Brothers                 Beacon Theatre 40th Anniversary March 14 2009 3cds $22

Anka, Paul                        ABC Paramount Recordings vol 1 30 tks $20

Baldry, Long John               Let the Heartaches Begin: The Pye Anthology 2cd $22

Batt, Mike                         Schizophrenia/Tarot Suite 2cd $22

Big Bopper                        Hellooo Baby $20 (Bear Family)

Blind Faith                         Blind Faith 2cd w. Over 80 min. prev. Unreleased. $20

Bowie, David                     Live at the Beeb Ltd ed. 3CD version $20

Bruce, Jack                       Spirit: Live at the BBC 1971-1978 3CD box $22

Carter, Clarence                 Patches/ The Dynamic 2on1 $20

DeShannon, Jackie             Best (Rhino) $20 OOP 20 tracks

Domino, Fats                     The Complete Reprise Recordings 29tks 1658of2500

                                      Rhino Handmade limited edition $25

Eddy, Duane                      Especially for You/Girls Girls Girls $20 (Bear Family OOP)

Electric Light Orchestra        The Harvest Years 1970-1973 3cd $25

Fleetwoods                        30 Greatest Hits $20

Gorme, Eydie                    Sings: Best Of $20 30 tracks

Harpo, Slim                       Rocks (Bear Family) $20

Hawkins, Screamin’ Jay       Spellbound 1955-1974 2cd (Bear Family) $18 NO booklet

Hollies                     At Abbey Road $25 3cd box 72 tks

James, Etta                       Very Best of Chess Singles 3cd box $25 53 tks

Jan & Dean                       All the Hits: From Surf City to Drag City 2cds (Capitol)$22

                                      53 tracks + a whole bunch of radio spots.

 

Knox, Buddy/Jimmy Bowen  Comp0lete Roulette recordings 2cds 61 tks $28 hard to get

Lymon, Frankie                  & Teenagers Rock (Bear Family) $18

Manfred Mann                             All Manner of Men 1963-1969 2cds 53 tks $25

Michaels, Lee                     Collection (Rhino) OOP $20 18 tks

Presley, Elvis                     G I Blues The Alternate Album Version $25 26 tks Another

                                      Elvis specialist label...Memphis Recording Service, which                               as aficionados will know was the name of Sun Studios.

Presley, Elvis                     Greatest Live Hits of the 50s $20 Memphis Recording Ser.

Presley, Elvis                     In Person at the International Hotel Las Vegas $20 RCA

                                      Japan style mini lp cover.

Presley, Elvis                     Kid Galahad Sessions  Flashlight Records  $25 50 tracks

Presley, Elvis                     Kiss Me Quick: Lost in the 60s Flashlight Records 27 tks $25

Presley, Elvis                     Nashville Marathon $25 Follow That Dream. Note this is an

                                      official label offshoot of RCA Denmark of all places putting

                                      out limited editions with a lot of previously unissued

                                      material. Very nicely presented. This one has 20 tks

Presley, Elvis                     Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel Recordings RCA 3cd

                                      $20 24pg book 87 tracks

Presley, Elvis                     Rockin’ Across Texas. Live Amarillo June 1974 & Live Fort

                                      Worth July, 1976 2cds Follow That Dream 2cds $30

Presley, Elvis                     So High   $25 Follow That Dream  25 tks

Presley, Elvis                     Spring Tours 1977       Follwo That Dream 25 tks $25

Presley, Elvis                     Stage Rehearsal $25 Follow That Dream label fr 1970 18 tk

Presley, Elvis                     That’s the Way It Is (RCA) 3cds unissued stuff $30  67 tks

Presley, Elvis                        Promised Land (RCA/Follow That Dream) $35 2cds in

double EP style packaging. The 2cds contain a massive 34 bonus tracks . As you may expect out of print. Don’t miss it.

Presley, Elvis                        Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 $25 The 28 tracks running 75 minutes are almost secondary to the hard cover bound 92pg book presentation with many rare unseen photos of a young Elvis. Amazing presentation by Memphis Recording Services.

Presley, Elvis                        Such a Night:  Elvis in Pearl Harbor 75 minutes and 96 page hard bound book $25

Presley, Elvis                        Tupelo Welcomes Elvis $25 Two homecoming concerts. Plus the wonderful presentation with a hard bound 40 page book.

 

Ronettes                           Ultimate Collection $20 stereo

Rondo, Don                       The Hits & More  $20 28 tks

Ross, Diana & Supremes      Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-69 48 tk 2cd $22

Rydell, Bobby                    That Old Black Magic $20 (30 tks)

Santana                            Santana Deluxe 2cd edition $20

Scott, Jack                        Rocks (Bear Family) $20

Sill, Judee                         The Asylum Years 2cds 42 tks $25

Tangerine Dream               Virgin Years 1977-1983 4CDS $ 25

                                      Teddy Bears Sing $20

Tillotson, Johnny                 25 All-Time Greatest Hits $18

Tornados                          Ridin’ the Wind: Anthology 2cds 64 tks $25

Tremeloes                         BBC Sessions 2cds $2252 tks

Twitty, Conway                  Rocks $20 (Bear Family) 30 tks

Vale, Jerry                        The Collection 3cd box 60 tks $22

Vaughan, Stevie Ray           Live at Montreux 1982-1985 2CD+2DVD $25

Velvet Underground & Nico   2CD version $20

Walker Brothers                 My Ship is Coming in: The Collection 2cds $18

Various

All Good Clean Fun              3cd Liberty UK label $25

And Answer Is                   Vol 2 (Bear Family) $18

Board Boogie                     Surf ‘n Twang from Down under $18

Come on Let’s go               The Pye International Story 2cd s $18 50 tracks

Essential Rockabilly             Capitol Rockabilly 2cds 40 tracks Merrill Morre, Skeets McDonald, very early Jerry Reed etc

Essential Rockabilly             Columbia Story 2cds 40 tracks Features a lot of country artists Marty Robbins, Onie Wheeler, Sid King & Five Strings, Lefty etc $18

Essential Rockabilly             Decca Story 2cds 50 tracks with Johnny Carroll, Roy Hall,

                                      Warner Mack, Brenda Lee , Johnny Burnette Trio

Essential Rockabilly             The Dot Story 2cds 40 tks $18 some great rare tracks.

Essential Rockabilly             The Imperial Story 2cds 40 tracks inc Bob Luman, Lew Williams, who is uniformly excellent, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, Laura Lee Perkins, Wewldon Rogers, Merle Kilgore.

Essential Rockabilly             The King Story 2cds 40 tracks $18 You really can’t get this stuff anywhere...Charlie Feathers, Rusty York, Hank Mizell, Mac Curtis, Moon Mullican, Boyd Bennett etc and they are the well know ones!

Essential Rockabilly             London American Rockabilly 2cds 50 tks

Essential Rockabilly             MGM Story 2cds $18 40 tracks . Has much more than on the Bear Family MGM..includes the fabulous Arthur Smith vocal track “Who Shot Willie”...an Arthur Smith vocal cd would be great.

Essential Rockabilly             The Sun Story 2cds 50 tracks Wonderful overview with Elvis

Carl, Jerry Lee, Big O, J R Cash, Warren Smith, Billy Lee Riley, Malcolm Yelvington, Sonny Burgess, Charlie Feathers etc. $18

Oh Boy!!                           The Brunswick story 2cds 50 tracks $18

Rave On                           The Coral Story 2cds 50tracks $18 Wonderfully diverse selection..Dorothy Collins “My Boy Flat Top” to Ivan (Jerry Allison of the Crickets) “Real Wild Child.

Real Rare Rockabilly            cds 75 original recordings $22 Benny Cliff “Shake Em Up Rock” was on the Drift label, “Lobo Jones” by Jackie Gotroe was on teh Vortex label...yep they weren’t kidding.

Sixties Down Under             Vol 1 (Raven) $18

Sixties Down Under             Vol 2 (Raven) $18

That’ll Flat Git It                 Vol 8 Abott, Fabor, Radio (Bear Family) $18

That’ll Flat Git It                 Vol 10 Chess (Bear Family) $18

That’ll Flat Git It                 Vol 20 Event label (Bear Family) $18

Woo Hoo!                          The Roulette Story 2cds 50 tks $18 title track by the Rockateens is a gem and a half.

 

 

Non Country Box sets

 

ABBA                                      Thank You For the Music 4cd + 68 pg book $40 Nice book style box with stunning book. 66 tracks including quite a few rarities.

 

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. $48 As new. “Horse With No Name” was thought by many to be Neil Young and was not even included on the cover of their original album. It was a late addition to the actual lp but the covers had been printed

 

Amos, Tori                            “The Piano: A Collection” 5cds $50 Rhino. Rhino’s capacity to make exciting packages knows no bounds. This is in the form of a piano with raised keys, Includes one cd of rarities. You have to see it to believe it. It is like an actual piano keyboard. 64 page book. 86 tracks Out of print.

 

Baez, Joan                            Complete A&M Recordings 4 cds 77 tracks $48 Whilst her Vanguard recordings are her best know this set contains what many recghard as her best studio and live album. The studio album is “Diamonds & Rust” and the live is “From Every Stage”, a highlight for mine is her version of th very wordy Dylan track “Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts.

 

Band, The                              A Musical History $60 5cds + DVD all housed in a nice

                                      cloth bound 112 page 29x24cm book. Great story of

                                      their journey from Ronnie Hawkins’ backing band, The

                                      Hawks, though their tenure as Bob Dylan’s backing

                                      band....(known as The Band) though their rise in

                                      status culminating with the Last Waltz concert. 101

                                      tracks on the cds inc. rarities. Very nice. 

 

 

Beach Boys                           “The Pet Sounds Sessions” $45 4 cds and a book presenting the complete recording sessions for their landmark album 90 tracks all up plus large book. Very attractive cloth bound green long box. Sealed

 

Beau Brummels                   Bradley’s Barn $45 Rhino Handmade 2 cds of the country rock classic. Has 26 unissued tracks plus remastered version of the original album all in a bound book style presentation....with 40 pages

 

Beck, Jeff                              Beckology 3cds + 60 page book $45  This is the long style box not the short style package...this long one is much preferable. Includes Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group etc.

 

Bennett, Tony                      Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett $40 Sony

                                                Brand new long box version still sealed. 60 page book & 87 tracks. Hard to believe “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was not a huge hit. BUT it won 2 Grammys.

 

Berry, Chuck                        The Chess Box 3cds + 32 page book $45 71 of his best and most influential tracks. Has nice textured finish to the box.

 

Booker T & the MGs            Time Is Tight 3cd + 48 page book $45  Very nice trifold book style box. The tightest (mainly) instrumental group in rock history. “Green Onions” May be the best instrumental ever. Apart from Booker T’s great keyboard work, guitarist Steve Cropper is rated as one of the best ever guitarists & Mojo magazine in Uk rated him #2 behind Hendrix.

 

Bowie, David                        Sound & Vision $48 Ryko Original in great condition. 3 cds + video disc (plays like dvd) 72 page book.

 

 

Buffalo Springfield              “Box Set” Rhino 4cds out of print 80 pg book and 88 tracks. Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay and co. Especially essential for Neil Young fans in particular 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. Been turning over so don’t miss this.

 

 

Byrds                                     There Is a Season $50 Sony  Sealed 4cd + dvd set in long style box with full colour book. 99 tracks on the cd. Very attractive red leather look long box with gold lettering. Quite a few alternate versions. 100 page book is superb.

 

Carmichael, Hoagy              In Person 1925 -1955 10 cds $65 Wonderfully presented box from the Hoagy Carmichael Appreciation Society. Total running time is 12 hours and 21 mins. Each cd has its own colour cover with comprehensive details about the tracks therein. There is also a separate book.It covers any number of styles by one of the greatest ever songwriters and a very influential singer!! Willie was a big fan.

 

Chapin, Harry                       “Story of a Life” $48 sealed 3 Rhino cds 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. And don’t forget rarities such as the sequel to “Taxi” ...called....””Sequel”.

 

Charles, Ray                         Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection $60

                                                5 cd + 76 page book (including Braille!)  This is a wonderful large Rhino box which gives a terrific coverage of the late great man’s career. It follows his early recordings through his classic Atlantic and ABC recordings and to his Columbia recordings and beyond. 102 classic tracks.

 

Charles, Ray                         “ Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1952-1959 $140 I can’t believe the trouble Rhino goes to for some of their box sets. This is out of print and is stunning. It features the case designed in the shape of a vintage record player, complete with what looks like a turntable and arm...housed in a leather like latched case. It consists of 7 cds (the 7th is all outtakes and recording session run throughs...35 trcaks of unreleased material) plus a dvd and a large size book. This is new and sealed..the box is way put of print.

 

Chicago                                  Chicago 5cds + DVD $40 Rhino  + 64 page book. All the hits and more. 104 tracks on the cds. Very nicely packaged as Rhino always do. It is now out of print. Absolute bargain.

 

Christian, Charlie                 Genius of the Electric Guitar $55  This is the original version with a 72 page book in a wonderful package designed to resemble a Gibson amplifier.

 

Clapton, Eric                         “Crossroads” 4cds 44 page book $28 Career spanning set 73 tracks with all important tracks from his tenures with John Mayall Bluebreakers, Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and solo. Nice bookstyle box. Great companion with the following. 

 

Clapton, Eric                         “Crossroads 2” $28 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.

 

 

Cohen, Leonard                    Complete Studio Albums Collection $45 11 cds in a nifty box and a 24 page booklet. The individual cds are exact replicas of the original lps covers. His first 3 “Songs of Leonard Cohen”, “Songs from a Room” & “Songs of Love & Hate” are alone worth the cost...so consider you are getting 8 free cds.

 

Cooke, Sam w. Soul Stirrers “ Complete Specialty Recordings” 3cds $45  84 tracks featuring Sam Cooke on lead vocals singing in a purely gospel style. Many consider these early recordings to be his best work. Small style box with 3 jewel case cds in hard outer box and 36 page booklet.

 

Colosseum                            Morituri Te Salutant 1968-2003 4cd $50 new Complied by the group’s leader Jon Hiseman, the set also includes previously unreleased studio and live recordings. Their most famous track, “Valentyne Suite” runs at 21 minutes. A 36 page book is included.

 

 

Crosby, David                       “Voyage” $50  Rhino 52 tracks plus 132 page book with Crosby’s own track by track commentary. Includes selections with Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and of course his solo career starting with the classic “If I Could Only Remember My Name” which is a classic.

 

Cure                                        The Cure: Join the Dots: b-sides & Rarities 1978-2001

                                                The Fiction Years $50  4 cds + 78 page book in nice hard book style box. Like many Rhino box sets is out of print.

 

 

Davis, Miles                           Complete Bitches Brew Sessions 4 Cd + 96 page book $40...with John Mclaughlin

Darin, Bobby                        As Long as I’m Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Rhino $55 Like new and out of print. 4cd + 64 page book. There are 96 tracks including some unissued. Cd#1 is the Rock & Roll Years. Cds #2 & #3 are the Pop Years whilst cd #4 is the Folk and Country Years (don’t forget he had a hit with “If I Were a Carpenter”). Tragically he died young. AND he was married to Sandra Dee...a top sort.

 

Davis, Sammy Jnr               Yes I Can!: The Sammy Davis Jnr Story $48 Rhino box with 4cds, 91 tracks and 100 page book + set of 4 postcards. A great buy. Even includes his last hit “Candy Man” as well as his version of the Jerry Jeff classic “Mr Bojangles”

 

Deep Purple                          Shades 1968-1998 Rhino 4 cds + 56 pg book $55 Has their early more pop influenced tracks such as “Hush” and “Kentucky Woman” right through their years as hard rockers extraordinaire culminating in gems such as “Smoke on the Water, “Black Night” and the best of all “Child in Time”.

 

Denny, Sandy                       Who Know Where the Time Goes $30 3cds + 20 page book. Many rarities. Few marks on box. Fairport, Fotheringay and solo tracks. Compiled by her husband, Trevor Lucas,  after her untimely death.

 

Dion                                        “King of the new York Street” $50 Now 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 through his darker sides where he was heavily into drugs. Highlight from that era is the stunning “Your Own Backyard”. A must have. This is truly a wonderful set and it could have been put under the 50s or even folk. Such is the versatility of the man. “Runaround Sue” and “Abraham, Martin & John”... two fabulous hits but how different can you get...about this much!! Wonderful. Great singer and great box.

 

 

 

Domino, Fats                        “They Call Me the Fat Man: Legendary Imperial Sessions” $58 EMI/Imperial USA. 4 cds The great survivor and a wonderful set, second to the Bear Family box.. 4cds + 84 page book with some nice foldouts. His biggest hit was “Blueberry Hill” but in Australia is was “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday”. I call him a survivor as he was rumoured to have been killed by Cyclone Katrina. It was false but everything he had was destroyed. Kudos to the US Government for replacing his “National Medal of the Arts” & to Capitol for replacing all his Gold Record awards.

 

 

Donovan                                Try for the Sun: The Journey Of $60 Very hard to get let alone new and sealed. Has 3cds + dvd in a very fine purple velvet box....what else would you expect. 60 songs including 12 previously unreleased plus a 40 minute dvd and a 60 page book from the Leach personal collection.

 

Doobie Brothers                  “Long Train Runnin’ :The Doobie Brothers 1970-200” $55 4cds with 78 tracks including one of rarities. Large box style set. Large book included.  BRAND NEW SEALED. Rhino are the best Us box set company.

 

 

Drake, Nick                           Fruit Tree $45 4cds box...the complete Nick Drake recordings which includes 16 page book & a cd of rarities. On the Ryko label. Hard to get.

 

Dylan, Bob                            Biograph 3cd +44 pg book $40 Nice hard cover book package. Originally released in 1981. New.

 

Dylan, Bob                            Dylan limited Deluxe box $40 3 cds in hard clothbound box with covers reproduced in mini lp format. This also includes 10 limited edition postcards plus 40 page book. Sealed.

 

Eagles                                    Selected Works 1972-1999 4cds + 44pg book $35

                                                Very nice cloth covered box 4 themed cd Early Years/ The

Ballads/Life in the Fats Lane/ The Millenium Concert. Pristine shape.

 

Earth Wind & Fire                The Eternal Dance 3cd + 48 pg book $30 Sony Legacy long style box. Covered a few styles/.

 

Electric Light Orchestra     Flashback 3cds 53 tracks $30 with book. Hard cover book box, sealed.....steal.

 

Everly Brothers                   “Heartaches & Harmonies” 4cds $60 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, $60 Don’t miss it.

                                                It starts with a couple of their rare pre-Cadence recordings

                                      and ends with their lkast recording together in 1990. Both

                                      are still alive. Don is 76 & “Baby Boy” Phil is 74. Classic.

 

 

Faces                                      Five Guys Walk Into a Bar 4cd + 64 page book $55

Those 5 are Rod Stewart/ Ronnie Wood/ Ronnie Lane/ Kenny Jones & Ian McLagen . 67 tracks. Rod Stewart had a concurrent solo career as well as being the lead vocalist of the Faces. The Faces naturally tended to rock out more & it was only his phenomenal solo career that saw a break up.  

 

Fairport Convention            Unconventional: the Official History of the First 35 Years of Fairport Convention on 72 are, live, classic and unreleased recordings. The wonderful packaging includes a Peter Frame Family Tree suitable for framing, a booklet called Cropredy Chronicles home of their annual reunion at the World’s finest Village Fete. The book is 172 pages and too good to believe. All tracks are cross referenced to the previous and other recordings of them. Have one where there are a few marks on the box but content is as new $70. Magnificent.

 

 

Fitzgerald, Ella                     Sing the George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks 4cds + 68 page book $40  All the original 5lp box set’s stereo sessions are found on the first 3 cds and the fourth offers mono versions of the 11 tracks on cd for the first time plus 2 previously unreleased tracks. Perhaps jazz vocal’s most famous series.

 

Fleetwood Mac                     “25 Years: The Chain” $40  72 tracks + 68 page book. From the Fleetwood Mac album on ie Nicks, Buckingham, McVie, McVie and Fleetwood forward. This is the thick original hard box with the four jewel cases & separate book. Also in the double jewel case with paper slipcase $25

 

Fleetwood Mac                     “The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions” 6 cds $70 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. Classic tracks such as the original “Black Magic Woman” and of course the pop hit “Albatross”.

 

Fogelberg, Dan                    “Portrait: the Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997” 4 cds with 72 page booklet. $48  Housed in quad fold sleeve which with the booklet is housed inside a nice box resembling an old style bound book... a folky who also had a strong following in the country rock area via his association with the Eagles and the excellent country album he made “High Country Snows” on which Ricky Skaggs is a guest.

 

 

Gaye, Marvin                        Classics Collection 4cds Motown $30  4 cds in jewel cases and hard cardboard outer box. Has these 4 albums each on a separate cd.

                                                *Love Starved Heart

                                                *I Want You

                                                *Let’s Get It On

                                                *Trouble Man

 

Grateful Dead                      Built to Last: Dead in a Deck $25 Special edition box

                                      30 x 23 cm which features a special tri-fold cover

                                      version of the album “Built to Last” as well as special

                                      deck of playing cards with the Grateful Dead emblem

                                       on them. The cards are sealed. Cd is great shape.

 

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. $100. 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 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. $100 Brand new.

 

 

Green, Peter                        Anthology $55  UK 4cds+ 72 page book. Still sealed. Spanning his career from 1966 and includes John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Splinter Group, solo & more. Goes for over 4 ½ hours.

 

Guthrie, Woody                   The Asch Recordings Vol 1-4 4cds $45 4 cds with 105 tracks in solid cardboard case. Each case has individual notes, 32-36 pgs each. These are the recordings Moses Asch did for his Folkways label, now put out by Smithsonian Institute. Each cd has unissued tracks. This is perhaps the best set of Guthrie’s recordings you can get.

 

Heart                                      Strange Euphoria $40” 3CD + DVD  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.

 

Hendrix, Jimi                        Jimi Hendrix Experience 4cd + 80 page book $60

Velvet finish box. All rarities  as new.

 

Holiday, Billie                       “Lady Day” Sony $120 Perhaps the best ever American box set...certainly the best not to bear the Rhino name. 10cds and a large 120 page book is only for starters. The sound is superb and content impossible to beat. The superb package is housed in a large faux snakeskin leather box with a haunting image of Billie on the cover. Stunning.

 

John Lee Hooker                  “Hooker” $60 4 cd with 75 tracks include one of duets plus a 60 page book. He recorded for upwards of 30 labels so this box is a gem to bring so many (not all) to one place. His “Boogie Chillen’ “ riff is one of the most famous in the entire music world.

 

Jackson, Michael                 Bad 25th Anniversary 3CD + Dvd box $30 sealed. These sell for $45 or so..so good price.

 

Jefferson Airplane              Loves You 3cd $40  + 64 page book. One of the stand

                                      out and most influential San Francisco groups. Like new. 51

                                      tracks. Surprisingly folky in places and equally rocky in

                                      others. How good is “White Rabbit”!??!?!

 

Joel, Billy                               Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 4cds $30 including

                                      44 page book. Nice hardcover book style packaging.

 

Judas Priest                          Metalogy $40 4 cds 55 tracks including some unreleased.                                      Large book. Sealed. Sony Legacy.

 

 

Kingston Trio                        “The Capitol Years” 4cds $45  in slip case with 48 page booklet. 107 tracks . Nice set  (Capitol USA) Has both variations of the group with Dave Guard & John Stewart. Many previously unreleased tracks are featured.

 

Led Zeppelin                         “Remasters” $30 (Warner Brothers)   3cds...2 of music and one of interviews. This is in the long book like box style packaging. Very hard to find with the 3rd disc.

 

Lehrer, Tom                          The Remains of Tom Lehrer” Rhino. $60  Same style as the Ray Charles with 80 pg hard bound book. This one has 3 cds which is virtually all he ever recorded. I love Tom Lehrer. Still kicking as this goes out. Hard to believe his first album was from 1953 with such tracks as “the Old Dope Peddler” & “Be Prepared”. His cleverness  & general high intelligence is shown on his second album “More of Tom Lehrer” where he sings the names of the elements (from the periodic table) to the tune of Gilbert & Sullivans’ “Major General’s song. Other hits  include “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, “The Vatican Rag” and the “Masochism Tango”. 100% like new. Beautiful stuff!! You won’t find these now.

 

Lightfoot, Gordon                “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 Warner Brothers 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 $80Do a search...you won’t find one this good for this price. Like many of the great Rhino label sets it is out of print.

 

Little Feat                           Hottcakes& Outtakes Rhino 4cds + 80 page book $55 This is out of print. Rhino boxes are exceedingly collectable. First 3 cds are their album tracks and the 4th is labelled “Studio Artifacts”. 82 tracks all up.

 

Lowe, Nick                            The Doings 4cds + 24 pg book $55 Great set with 86 tracks from his early tracks from after he left Brinsley Schwarz and from the likes of “Cruel to Be Kind” & “I Knew the Bride” to his wonderful later recordings on the album “Impossible Bird” and beyond.

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd                   “Definitive Collection” 3CD with 64 page book including some unissued tracks,  $40 47 tracks. Includes their first demo version of “Free Bird” from 1970 and the last recordings of the original group from 1977.

 

Malo                                        Celebration: The Warner Bros Recordings 4cds $40

                                                Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge....wonder if he ever said

                                      “I wish my Brother Jorge was here”...yeah...probably not.

This is a numbered limited edition on the Rhino Handmade offshoot. Small marks on rear of box.

 

Martyn, John                        Ain’t No Saint: 40 Years of John Martyn 4cds $55

                                    Sealed box with 61 songs including over30 previously

                   unreleased. Includes 36 page book

 

Mayall, John                          So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 $55 UK only set which is still sealed. 74 tracks and 40 page book. You only have to look at the names listed around the perimeter of the box to realise how influential he was...hell he is still kicking so make that “is”.....Clpton, Beck, Fleetwood, Winwood, Larry “The Mole” Taylor.

 

Miller, Steve                          Steve Miller Box Set 3cds $40 64 tracks which cover all

                                      aspects of his career from West coast rock to his big solo

                                      hits which started with “The Joker”. Nice long leather look

                                      embossed box.  Excellent 56 page book.

 

 

Mitchell, Joni             Both Sides Now $25 Collector’s edition in 21 cm

diameter maroon material hat box style package with 4 Joni lithographs suitable for framing. The cd is classic love songs (including Joni’s own “Both Sides Now”) performed with orchestra.

 

                                               

Morrison, Van                       Hymns to the Silence deluxe edition $28 Hard long cloth bound book which features the 2 cds. Goes for double this on Amazon & or ebay.

 

Mott the Hoople                   All the Young Dudes: Anthology 3cds + 48 pg book $50 This is an exceedingly rare box with the first representing their time on Island and the second their time on Ciolumbia with the 3rd being demos & rarities.

 

Nash, Graham                      “Reflections” 3cds with 152 page booklike new. $50 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 relationship with Joni Mitchell.  . A companion to the Crosby set. As you may guess VERY detailed notes.

 

 

Nelson, Rick(y)                    Legacy Box 4cds + 52 page book. Capitol USA $60. Hard to believe he never started out to be a singer but he had the most popular tv show in the USA and was as good looking as anyone so it was a natural progression and unlike many he had talent. 100 tracks from the Ricky to the Rick, though near the end of his career he reverted to Ricky as Carl Perkins had referred to him as Ricky and he figured if that  is what Carl wanted to call him it was just fine. All the hits and much much more. Quite a few unissued tracks. Very attractive leather look box

 

 

Newman, Randy                  Guilty: 50 Years of Randy Newman 4cd box with 84 pg book. It is out of print & has 105 tracks including many demos, & rarities. This set is excellent with its wonderful depth . I have two. Both are contents like new but one has a small water stain on cover ...about ½ ‘.  $55 & $45

 

 

Nicks, Stevie                         Enchanted 3cds with 68 page book $35 The solo side of the Fleetwood Mac lady...but it does include a piano version of their smash, “Rhiannon” a song so identified with her .

 

O’Keefe, Johnny                  The Birth of Australian Rock & Roll $28 3 cds with 75 tracks, each with a theme hits rarities and ballads

 

Ochs, Phil                              Farewells & Fantasies Rhino $70 Genius or nut? Read the excellent 100 page book and you are bound to be perplexed. I’d say nut but the music rules. Perhaps the #2 protest singer to Mr Dylan. This is very very hard to get. The cds & book are in great shape and there are a couple of very minor marks on the box, which is hard book style. Two of his later songs “Rehearsals for Retirement” and “No More Songs” eerily foreshadow his suicide which did not surprise many.

 

Osbourne, Ozzy                   Prince of Darkness $40 4cds including one of newly

                                      recorded songs. Includes 60 page book. Sealed

 

Parker, Graham                  No Holding Back $40 Demon UK  3cds + 16 page book. Out of print.51 tracks

 

Peter Paul & Mary               “Carry It On” Rhino 4 cds + dvd $55 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

 

Presley, Elvis                     Close Up $45 4cds RCA previously unreleased recordings

                                                from rare stereo recordings from the 50s and ending with

                                      an unreleased concert from 1972. Wonderful 48 pg book.

Presley, Elvis                     Elvis Aron Presley 4cds $50 Very hard to get. In fact all the Presley boxes are. Tracks arranged to themes..Tv Specials/ Las Vegas Years/ Lost Singles/ Elvis at the Piano etc

Presley, Elvis                     G I Blues: the Cafe Europa Sessions $60 Memphis Recording Service. Out of print. 4 hours and 9 minutes and 47 seconds. Suffice to say this is a wonderful set. Suffice to say even further the 100 page book that accompanies this will literally knock your socks off....I am barefoot as I type.

 

Presley, Elvis                     Platinum $45 Mainly unreleased tracks. 100 tracks in all and great 48 page book. RCA.

Presley, Elvis                     Today, Tomorrow & Forever $45 4cds previously unreleased. 100 rare and previously unheard tracks. Stunning book.

 

Elvis Presley                         “King of Rock & Roll: Complete 50s Masters” 5 cds + 92 page full size book. $45 The way to get this if an Elvis fan.  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 $45. Includes some unreleased items.

 

 

Procol Harum                       All This and More: A 4 Disc Compendium 3cd + DVD $50 Nice package includes a 72 page book 52 cd tracks and a 22 track DVD

 

Rolling Stones                      Singles 1963-1965 $45

Rolling Stones                      Singles 1965-1967 $45

Rolling Stones                      Singles 1968-1971 $45

Nice collectable boxes which offer replicas of the rarest original artwork on the early Stones’ singles plus some extras. They are also on special black cds so as to resemble the original vinyl 45s. These are extremely nice...all 3.

Volume 1 has 28 pg booklet + 2 postcards. It has 12cds, 9 in picture sleeves and 3 in replicas of the original Decca cover. These are just how they come.

                                      Volume 2 has 28 page booklet, 3 postcards and poster. It

also has 11 picture sleeve repros of the original singles/eps including an ultra rare Bill Wyman solo

Volume 3 has 28 page booklet, poster and 3 postcards. It has 7 picture sleeve singles/eps including Mick Jagger’s first solo single “Memo from Turner” from teh movie “Performance”. It also has a special 3d cover for “Sympathy for the Devil” and a replica of the Abcko 45 sleeve. There is also a 4 track dvd covering the entire period of the boxes.

 

Ronstadt, Linda                    “Box Set” $40  took them ages to come up with the name. 4 cds plus 60 page book 86 tracks including quite a few previously unreleased including a 1974 duet with Emmylou Harris on “Honky Tonk Blues” Now out of print.  Couple of

                                                small marks on cover of box. Contents great.

 

Ross, Diana                           Forever Diana 4cds $45 Very attractive box which is red

                                      leatherlook with gold lettering & embossed Diana image.

                                      Spans her career with Supremes & Solo including many

                                      Duet. Very detailed 96 page book.

 

 

Sellers, Peter                        “A Celebration of Sellers” EMI $60 4cds featuring albums (Best of Sellers/ Peter & Sophia/ Songs for Swingin’ Sellers & Sellers Market. Each augmented by a stack of bonus tracks. 67 tracks all up. New sealed. How great is his version of “Hard Day’s Night”, one of the bonus tracks

 

Simon, Carly                         Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995 $30 3cds + 48 page

                                      book. Has 58 tracks including one of the greatest ever

                                      singles in “You’re So Vain”. James Taylor was her husband &

                                      called her “Big Fella”...yep read it in the Rolling Stone.

 

Simon, Paul                           1964-1993 3cds $40 + 44 page book. Includes 52 tracks

                                      in nice box. Includes some unissued tracks.

 

Sinatra, Frank                      The Reprise Collection 4cds $45 in attractive clothbound book style packaging with 36 page book withg fold out centrefold which has pictures of all the albums. 81 tracks

 

Smith, Bessie                       Complete Volume 3 2Cds box set Columbia $18. Mainly hard raw blues with a few tinpan alley standards thrown in.

 

Spector Phil                          “The Philles Collection” $60  6 great mini lp style cds of classic Spector albums plus one cd of rarities....7 cds in all. Nice thick carboard in the individual sleeves and extra thick box.Very nicely presented with 36 page book. Includes Crystals, Ronettes, Bob E Soxx & Blue Jeans etc. One of the most identifiable sounds of all time. Leon Russell was one of the participants. Bruce Springsteen was certainly influenced.

 

Springsteen, Bruce             Darkness on the Edge of Town Deluxe edition $60

3 cd (including 2 cds of unreleased sessions + 3dvd dvds run for about 6 ½  hours and include 2 full concerts. All is housed in 29 x 21 cm ring binder which has many photos from the sessions as well as Springsteen’s hand written notes.

 

Springsteen, Bruce             “Born to Run 30th Anniversary edition” $30  2 DVDS + CD Vintage 2 hour concert from 1975 0n DVD plus 90 minute documentary. sealed

 

Springsteen, Bruce             “Tracks” HDCD 4 cds $40  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

 

Status Quo                            Rockers Rollin’ : Quo in Time 1972-2000 4 cd + 68 page book. $55  This is out of print and has quite a few unreleased tracks. And ...sorry it does include “Down Down”.

 

Steely Dan                            Citizen Steely Dan 4cds + 40 page book $40 Donald

                                      Fagen & Walter Becker were the constants. The early years

Saw some wonderful pop songs such as  the great “Reelin’ in the Years” whilst the latter saw some longer work outs.

 

Talking Heads                      Once in a Lifetime 3cds(54 tracks) + 80 page book and a DVD $50 This is new and as always Rhino do not adhere to the norm...in  42cm x 14 cm box. Very unusual package. All 4 members contribute to the liner notes. Very artisticially styled box....Gauguin I believe!!

 

Thompson, Richard             RT: the Life and Music of Richard Thompson Rare, classic & previously unrelased 5cds + an absolutely stunning 172 page....yep 172 page book. $80 This includes the rare bonus cd which was only available by writing in and then only on the initial releases. Each cd has a title and each runs a shade under 80 minutes. 1)Walking the Long Miles: Muswell Hill To LA 2) Finding Better Words: The Essnetial Richard Thompson 3) Shiner in the Dark: the Epic Live Workshops 4)The Sonsg PPOur Down Like Silver: The Covers & Sessions  5) Real Rarities and the 6th CD NOT available ..Richard Thompson on the Free Reed label.  Also has a booklet about the Vincent, the subject of perhaps his best known song. This is as new....have a sealed copy for $same price but it won’t have the 6th cd....but still may be write in. It also doesn’t cross into the territory of the following box, at all!!!

 

 

Thompson, Richard             “Walking on a Wire 1968-2009” $60 4cds sealed  Shout Factory label.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. 

 

Torme, Mel                            The Collection 1944-1985 Rhino 4cd + 64 page book. $40 I’d tend to classify Mel more in the jazz category but then again many are on the look out for his version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” which is available one place and one place only and that is on this set. 89 tracks. As new.

 

 

Turner, Tina                          Collected Recordings Sixties to Nineties 3cds $40

                                                Very attractive 84 page colour book. Long Style box in

                                      Pristine condition. Covers her early career with then

                                      then husband Ike through to her period as the super star

                                      supreme. Very attractive box with gold Tina!!

 

 

Velvet Underground           Peel Slowly & See 5cd + 88 page book $58 In absolutely pristine condition. 75 tracks including rarities. Andy Warhol’s famous peelable banana adorns the cover. Lots of previously unreleased tracks.

 

Wainwright, Loudon  III    “40 Odd Years” $60  sealed 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. Fans will immediately know what the song titles “IDTTYWLM” and the very politically incorrect “IWIWAL” expand to.

 

Waters, Muddy                    The King of Chicago Blues $48 4cd+ 44 pg book

                                                This is a nice book style box which has 96 tracks . The 4 cds                                   run for over 5 hours each have a separate title. Hits &

                                      Inspirations/ Some Roots Recycled/ They Call Me Muddy `                                      Waters & Muddy Rocks Out.

 

White, Barry                         Just for You 3cds $30 + 32 page . Includes work with Love Unlimited Orch. Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes & solo.

                                      Nice long box style package.

 

Who                                        Singles Box $45      Out of print box from Polydor which

                                      contains 12cds,  a& b sides which replicate the original 45

packaging and includes 2 new recordings and a 16 page booklet.

 

Winwood, Steve                   “The Finer things” 4 cds + 48 page book. Great career spanning box covering his tenure with Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and of course solo $45

 

XTC                                         Coat of Many Cupboards 4 cds of rarities. $55 Long style box with 80 page book.Out of print. As new.

 

Yankovic, Weird Al              Permanent Record 4cds $50 + 60 page book. This is long out of print. Al has been around for a long time and that is due fact he is genuinely funny and clever

 

Young, Neil                           “Official Release Series Discs 1-4” 24 K Gold LIMITED edition. $110  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 holding 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 also numbered editions has Neil Young/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere/ After the Goldrush (his best)/ Harvest (his biggest seller). Incidentally an Australian release of a later Neil Young album, “Harvest Moon” purports to have a gold disc but in that case it is gold colour only.

 

Zombie                                   Zombie Heaven 4cds + 72 pg book Ace UK $55  From their early hit “She’s Not There” through their classic album “Odessey & Oracle” and their subsequent career revitalisation with “Time of the Season”, a surprise US number 1. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent were the leaders.

 

ZZ Top                                    “Chrome Smoke & Barbecue” $80 Rhino still sealed  This is out of print and hard to get. It includes an 88 page book plus a flip book...this is the one where you flip through the pages and it looks like a movie. Contains 80 tracks. This is the special edition 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         1951-1963 4cds + book  $45 Great companion to the previous cd 12”x12” box on the limited edition Rhino Handmade label 82 tracks including some absolute rarities,

 

Beat Generation                  Rhino 3cds + 60 page book.  $50 The beatnik generation featuring Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, Lord Buckley etc, as well as songs including the king of the 50s tv hipsters, Ed Kookie Byrnes and “Kookie’s Mad Pad”. As you may expect there is a Tom Waits song and Maynard G Krebs gets referenced in the book.

 

Brain in a Box                       The Science Fiction Section 5cds + 200 page hardcover book $110  Rhino’s most eccentric box and that is really saying something. Each cd has a theme. Movie themes/ TV Themes/ Pop/ Incidental lounge/ Novelty. Has a fabulous 3d cover of....a brain in a box. Very collectable now.

 

Various “Broadside:           Best of Broadside 1962-1988” $60   Smithsonian Folkways.  Great package. The 5cds running a tad under 5 and a half hours are housed in a a 160 page spiral bound book which fits inside a neat hard slip case. Each of the 89 songs has its own page. Great artists including known and unknowns...”Blind Boy Grunt” may be better known as Bob Dylan but did you know that Janis Ian was Blind Girl Grunnt!! Also Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter Lafarge, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Richard Farina etc. Broadsides are classified as “topical songs” but may be called “protest songs”. Each entry includes song lyrics and discographical details. An essential set in my mind for anyone who likes any of the artists mentioned above Fabulous box.                    

 

Complete Norman Granz  Jam Sessions 5cds in Metal framed case with 72 pg

                                                book. $60 Norman Granz was the man behind Verve Records and began a series of all star concerts which were originally held at the Philharmonic Hall in Los Angeles. Soon he took these tours on the road but they still were known as “Jazz at the Philharmonic”. This set collects some of the best long jams recorded between 1952 and 1954. Sound is superb, something Verve was famous for. Among those on this are Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Stand Getz, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Herb ellis, Buddy Rich etc etc, soem tracks go for nearly 20 minutes. The solos are all handed round and then the central theme is replayed. These are great. The sound is spectacular

Doctors:Professors:           Kings & Queens The Big Ol’ Box of new Orleans” 4cd 84 page book on Shout Factory Over 5 hours featuring the likes of Fats Domino, Dr John, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Buckwheat Zydeco plus a lot you’ev never heard of etc $60. Sealed 85 tracks.

 

Doo Wop Box 3                    $70 Rhino Out of print. One and Two are also out of print but 3 is already the hardest to get. Interesting that the 4 cds each have a theme. The Hits/ Should Have Been Hits/ Celebrity Picks/ Modern Doo Wop. Celebrity pickers include Dion (perhaps the greatest white doo-wopper), Leiber & Stoller...Robert Plant & Keith Richards!!! 101 tracks

 

Loud fast & Out of Control The Wild Sounds of 50’s Rock Rhino $100 4cds + 88 page book which is as much about pop culture as the music. This is another classic out of print set. 104 tracks. It does feature a lot of the better known artists but no one presents them like Rhino. Out of print.

 

Finding Their Voice              Century of Recorded Poetry Rhino 4cds $40  This almost needs its own category as it features poets and beat poets so guess a natural to go with the preceding “Beat Generation” box 52 page hard cover book.

 

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. Each song, all 117 of them has its own separate entry in the wonderful book New & sealed.  Naturally a brilliant Rhino label offering.

 

Harry Smith Project           Revisited      $50 2cds + 2 DVDs + 40 page book. Harry Smith’s original set is generally accepted as the definitive collection of American folk music and this features modern performers doing 30th and 40s songs eg Steve Earle does “Prison Cell Blues” originally performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1928 & on the Blind Lemon track...Lou Reed does “See My Grave Is Kept Clean”

 

Have a Nice Decade            The 70s Pop Culture Box $90  160 trcaks over 7 cds ...the best from Rhino’s Have a Nice Day series. What sets this apart is two fold...great book and secondly the box is covered with real carpet complete with a smiley face. Yep, you better belive it.

 

Hot Rods                                & Custom Classics Rhino $100 This is an out of print box in absolutely 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. And the presentation will have you smiling from ear to ear.

 

Long Road to Freedom:      An Anthology of Black Music BMG Legacy $60 

Amazing project under the direction of Harry Belafonte. 5 cds + DVD + 140 page clothbound hard cover book. Various

                                      themes are explored: The Roots / Shouts & Early Spirituals/

                                      Louisiana Creole/ Slave Christmas/ Underground Railroad/

                                      The War/ Country Moods/ City Moods/ Ballads & Frolics/

                                      Bad Men, Booze & Minstrels/ Muscle & Sweat & My God is a

                                      Rock. Box is approx. 30cmx 23cm x 6cm. Small split on top

                                      of box. All as new otherwise. 

 

Mercury                                 Blues ‘N Rhythm Story 1945-1955 Mercury Very hard to get out of print box. 8 cds 88 page book and 211 tracks, This is a long style box with a very attractive gilt edging. Artists include Jay McShann, Johnny Otis, Buddy Johnson, Dinah Washington, Jay Hawkins, Big Bill Broonzy etc $100  This is pristine as it gets

 

Midwinter                              A Celebration of the Folk Music of Christmas & the Turning of the Year $70 The Christmas box to end all Christmas boxes. Avoids any of the standards and has an amazing 140 page book which details every song. It covers all number of artists from John Fahey, Richard Farina with Bob Dylan on “Xmas Island” (yep the title is spelt that way) through to John Prine, Jethro tull, Loudon Wainwrihght III and the Strawbs. From the fabulous Free Reed label.

 

Monterey International     Pop Festival $48.Includes many artists who were at Woodstock such as Country Joe & the Fish, the Who and the  show stealer (for both) Jim Hendrix. Also features Byrds, Butterfield Blues Band, Booker T & MGS Otis Redding (he was extraordinary) etc This is 4cds in jewel case in a hard cardboard box with 24 page booklet.

 

NUGGETS SERIES (all Rhino)

Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 $60 29 x 23 cm

                                                Bound book style Nice matte style with silver writing.

                                      The cds are included in a special slip in slot in the book, which is 120 pages with rare photos of all the artists so famed in the San Francisco area. Includes 77 tracks by the well known (Grass Roots/ Country Joe & the Fish/ Beau Brummels/ Janis Joplin) through the semi knowns and then the real rarities.

                                      Great series.

Nuggets                                 Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelia Era Rhino $80. Sealed box 91 garage rock tracks with 100 page book. Classic box set.

Nuggets II                            Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond Rhino $100 This is as new. It is very rare now. Do a check. Has great 100 page book and has a few iconic Australian tracks in the mix. Classic series.

Where the Action Is            Los Angels Nuggets 1965-1968 $60 29 x 23 cm

                                                Sunset Strip revisited with The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Elctric Prunes, Lee Hazelwood, Byrds, Tim Buckley etc 48 page hard bond book package. Like all in this series, an absolute must.

 

RESPECT:                               A History of Women in Music Rhino 5cd + 84 pg book all in a delightful velvet/felt covered box $60 . Each cd has a specific theme:

         1. Broadway, Blues & the Truth

                                                                  2. Torch, Twang & Swing

                                                                  3. Shoop, Shoop, Motown, Get Down

                                                                  4. Rock to Electric Shock

                                                                  5. Hip hop,Pop & Passion.

                                      Also includes 7 postcards suitable for framing....all in

                                      A Picasso style by Christine Haberstock. 

 

Rock & Skiffle                       Brit Beat begins 4cds (Proper) $20 40 page book And 100 tracks from Donegan (natch!!)/ Tommy Steele/ Vipers/ Ken Colyer/ even a track of the Goons and some Winifred Atwell. Last copy

 

Say it Loud                            A Celebration of Black Music in America Rhino $60

Real steal. 6 cds + 76 page book, includes blues, soul ,a bit of jazz, a bit of country, rock etc all interspersed with short speeches which define the rise to equality and the horrible notion of racism. So it is also an historical document. Some tracks are really hardline such as James Brown “”Say it Loud: I’m Black & I’m Proud” and Sly Stone “Don’t Call Mr Nigger Whitey”. Wow!!

 

Testify:                                  The Gospel Box $55 Rhino

                                                Wonderful set of black gospel by the best US proponent of

                                      the box set. Features a red cover hard book like structure

which brilliantly looks exactly like a bible, complete with gold leaf pages. Includes 52 pg  book. 50 tracks.

 

The Transports                    The Full Story of the First Fleet Transported to Australia 1787-88 and the classic Ballad Opera That it Inspired  $60 As much a historic document. This has the original 1977 album which Melody Maker voted “Folk Album of the Year”. There is a 132 page book describing the history of the First Fleet and of the English Transported Convicts, a full discography and a full discography of the 1977 and 2004 versions. Both are the product of Peter Bellamy, a mainstay of the English Folk scene and feature mainstays of the British Folk scene....Peter Bellamy, AMrtin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Simon Nicol, June Tabor, Steve Tilston, Norma Waterson to name but a few.

 

Vee Jay                                  Celebrating 40 Years of Classic Hits 1953-1993

75 tracks $58 Nice cloth bound box with Gold lettering. 3 cds + 24 page book plus a 7” 45 repro of the Spaniels “Goodnite Sweetheart” on red vinyl. $58 Sealed copy

 

Washington Square            Memoirs:The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 $60 Great Rhino book style box with 72 page book which gives a track by track run down of the 72 songs, Includes rarities like Bonnie Dobson performing her oft-covered “Morning Dew” and Fred Neil’s similarly covered “The Dolphins”. Nice bookend work...starts with Woody and ends with Arlo...that’s Guthrie’s boy. Wonderful.

 

Woodstock 40                      3 Days of Peace & Music $80 This is the 6 cds version which contains many many recordings that didn’t make it to the original album such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tim Hardin, Johnny Winter etc. Also has an excellent 80 page book with many hitherto unseen photographs. Attractive red bookstyle box.

 

Woodstock Experience      Box Rhino 10 cds $90 This is a very rare item in that only a few of the boxes were released. The cds in the box (5 x 2cd sets) were released separately. The set consists of performances at the Woodstock Festival each 2cds set having another famous album by the artist (Shown in brackets) plus a poster. So with the Woodstock performances of each you get the following:

1.    Jefferson Airplane (Volunteers)

2.    Johnny Winter (Johnny Winter)

3.    Sly & the Family Stone (Stand)

4.    Santana (Santana)

5.    Janis Joplin (Kosmik Blues)

 The additional albums are all in nice mini lp repro covers. Apart from the poster you get in each 2cd box you also get a Woodstock poster. Great...betcha 2 Woodstocks on that!

 

WOW!                                     That Was the 70s $28 8 cds with 7 ½ hours of music from EMI Holland. Comes in a nifty flip top box. Lots of one hit wonders and all styles intertwine perfectly. Disky put out some great boxes.

 

 

DVD

King of Cool: The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show 6DVDs 10 hrs $45 Time Life The guest list includes stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Fisher, Liberace, Herb Alper etc. Sealed     

 

Woodstock Deluxe edition $48 4 dvds...double the length of the movie. Reprint of the Life Magazine issue that covered the festival...68 pages...Glass holograph...Special Ultimate Collector’s Edition Box.    

 

Thanks for Reading

 

Steve     

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