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August 2015 Newsletter

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August 2015

Newsletter

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Yesterday & Today Records

PO Box 54

Miranda NSW 2228 Australia

Phone: (02) 95311710

 

steve@yesterdayandtoday.com.au

www.yesterdayandtoday.com.au

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Postage

It takes a lot to understand Australia Post. Essentially there are 2 main things. If an item is under 20mm thick it goes as a large letter at a much cheaper rate to something over 20mm thick which is then classified as a parcel. This applies to both Australian and overseas

Australia

1 cd $2 2cds $3 3/4/5 cds $8. The latter is up to 500grams and then individual areas are charged separately. If not in NSW it is usually cheaper to send anything over 500 grams in a prepaid satchel. It is $14 for a 3 cds satchel and you can get around 25 cds in one. That is in cases. Without cases you can get maybe 60-70 in a 3kg satchel.

Overseas

1 cd or 2 cds is going to be $8 (cheaper for N.Z) and that is with cases. BUT 6 or so can go for $8 if you send without cases. Maximum weight is 250grams. Over 250 grams or thicker than 20mm it goes as a parcel BUT the good thing is the weight is 500 grams maximum. Box sets will be too probably too heavy.

 

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Extras/ lucky dip

How about 50 cds for $50. They will be sent without cases in a 3kg satchel $14 or if in Sydney postal region $10. Good titles all as new and no dud labels. Can also add cds in at $1 each to make up to post maximum weight. Consider! It is a great deal. Generally only applies to Australia.

 

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ALL THE LATEST

 

 

**Christian, T Jae “Old Violin” (Universal Sound) $28 T Jae is a certified member of the great indie artist’s club. He has his own drawling style which can add something to even the songs you know by heart. He also writes a great song himself and for an artist we have done particularly well with I would have to say this is the most of his own I have seen on any of his albums. “Highways Music & Songs” has an “i’ve heard that before” flavour about it and fits in well with the well chosen covers. Johnny Paycheck’s “Old Violin” is given a great reading but an obscure Canadian, Clayton Claxton provides the wonderfully honk tonker “Whiskey I.V.”. When Clayton did it he called it “Broken Heart Surgery”. Superb. He is great on “Too Far From Home” the story of a hard working man forced to work away from his family and deciding it isn’t worth it. In the hands of someone else it may be a tad mundane. In the hands of T Jae it is brilliant.

 

**Hot Texas Swing Band “Ain’t Dead Yet” (HTSB) $28 Remember years ago a cd by Erik & Erik? Well Erik Hokkanen is the fiddle player here and by gum he is good. He also does a lot of the arranging it seems which gives them a unique sound.In combo with guitarist Cat Clemons there is a refreshing jazzy flavour to a lot of the songs. This is especially true on the late great Johnny Gimble’s “Junior’s Shadow. Really good. There are  2 lead vocalists. The male lead Alex Dormont (also the bass player) reminds a little of Junior Brown. Like all great Western Swing bands there is also a little horn embellishment and it works well on the firecracker version of “Bang Bang” which was Janis Martin song so well dones by Kelly Willis many years ago. There is some riotous fiddling playing on this. In contrast the next “Along the Navajo Trail” has a loping western feel. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” seems out of place but that is the only criticism.

 

**Houston, Jake “Carrying the Flame” (Jake Houston) $28 Pure honky tonk with all songs written by Houston. But “Austin” is an ode to the live music capital of the States. If only he did a song to Fort Worth & San Antonio he would have it all covered. Funny thing he comes from Reno Nevado something he sings about on the great “Just thought I’d Ask”. The slow concluder “Maybe” offers a nice contrast with a little sly wit thrown in....”if the devil and the tax weren’t the same”. This album received a 5 star review in Country Music People. Individual style is great.

 

**Lynch, Richard “A Better Place” (MOD) $28 Richard is the first outsider to have an album released on Billy Yates’ My Own Damn (abbreviated MOD)label. Have to say Richard reminds a liitle of Billy as well and that is a big compliment. Well Billy had also done “Daddy’s Radio” so that is a little understandable. He duets with Billy on the upbeat “She’s Got Me Drinkin’ Again” and you’d almost expect someone to introduce each. The jaunty swing of “Texas Front Porch Swing” is toe tapping good with excellent fiddle. A rather unusual choice is “Your the Reason God Made Oklahoma” given a simple unadorned rendition which works well. He is joined by David Frizzell and Stacy Houston and the whole thing works remarkably well. He is great on “Hold Your Horses” a rodeo lament. Great album especially if like me you are a big Billy Yates’ fan.

 

**McNurlin, Rob  “Blue Nashville Guitar” (Buffalo Skinner) $28 McNurlin has a style that is in part reminiscent of Hank Williams and that is probably due to the way he writes. There are 11 songs and all have that feel. All are by Rob too. “Satan’s Bouquet” is more Hank than Hank. Well “Be Careful of the Stones That You Throw” gets more than a look in.The short 11th song is hidden for some reason. It is darn good too. Probably called “Nashville”. And about the real Nashville not the one that exists in the Billboard charts. He “humanises” Nashville so to speak. On the intro Rob sounds like Slim Pickens and that is a compliment. Yes, I hand out strange compliments. There is also a retro instrumental feel which works well. Steel guitar Kayton Roberts dates back to Hank Snow and Kenny Vaughan is currently a member of Marty Stuart’s band. In fact “That Old Guitar” is about playing an old Martin guitar at Marty’s behest, that guitar finding its way to Marty from Hank Williams via Johnny Cash & Hank Jnr. The unadorned instrumentation also features Jimmie Fadden, harmonica player with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, but he doesn’t intrude much at all. In fact I am still trying to work out if he is there at all. Great album

 

**Mallery, Brian “That’s Just Me” (Dirt Road) $28

**Mallery, Brian & Georgette Jone “Special Celebration (to George Jones & Tammy Wynette)” (Dirt Road) $28

**Mallery, Brian “Legends” (Dirt Road) $28

**Mallery, Brian “Legends II” (Dirt Road) $28

Wow, not one but 4 Brian Mallery albums. We had an earlier one of Brian a couple or more years ago and it was very good. He is a Canadian from New Brunswick which is right over on the Eastern side just over from the USA but seemingly he could be from the prairies as shall we say the communication skills of his manager and the label leave more than a tad to be desired. BUT in saying that the difficulty in getting them is made up for by the quality of the content. His style probably fits with the likes of Daryle Singletary and is bathed in the honky tonk traditions. You have to love the title “Whiskey & Whitley”, a great ballad....a ballad for the ages in which he mentions the great man and even a few of his songs to tell the story of a broken romance. Fabulous. Crying steel guitar and lonesome fiddle. Nothing like continuing the name dropping on the great “Jonesin’ for Some Hank”...this is the real thing no poncey  Kenny Chesney claptrap here. “Where All Dreams Come Alive” is about the dreams of an aspiring singer going to Nashville. Nice play on words on “I’ve Still Got a Few Tears On You”. He joins with Georgette Jones on a great version of “Golden Ring”. So ends a great album

  This leads on to the duet album. Interesting in that they include some of George and Tammy ‘solo’ numbers. The performances are pretty darn good.

 The Legends I & II sees Brian doing some covers and they are largely not overly familiar, I has 16 with perhaps the best known track, “Brotherly Love” being a duet with Wesley Dennis, another great vocalist. 16 tracks on I & 15 on II. One of the best vocalists around.

 

**Malpass Brothers “Malpass Brothers” (Organic)$28 The Malpass brothers are Merle Haggard’s opening act. They have the best hair you have ever seen and a 1960 hairoff with Don & Phil Everly would be a dream made in heaven. The brothers are not only great singers but fine interpreters as well. “Death in the Family” is a Bill Anderson song and the subtle nuances they show are a winner from the start. Although only in their mid twenties they show they know what it is all about. They look like they may have been in Sid King & the Five Strings and show a real flare with a ripping cover of Jack Clement’s “It’ll be Me” with a terrific and all too brief piano solo. Production is first class. Surprise that bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson is in the producer’s booth as there are only hints of bluegrass. The original songs fit in exceedingly well. “Learn to Love Me Too” is a reminiscent of another Haggard compatriot in Scott Joss, wonderful expressive voice with a little nod to the great Hag himself. They do a wonderful cover of the song so associated with Mel Street, “I Met a Friend of Yours Today.”  They each have distinctive voices and can change styles very well. “I found Someone to Love’, one of the originals has the feel of a Louvin Brothers song. They show their gospel roots with a wonderfully authentic “Satan & the Saint”. Truly a cd every true country fan would treasure.

 

**Bob Manning & Kimberly Murray “Misery Rich” (Bourbon Haze) $28 You get three albums in one and it is a joy. Kimberly solo, Bob solo and the duets. The variety is tremendous. “I’d Just Love to Lay You Down” is the only cover on the album it is more Lee & Nancy rather than Conway & Loretta as you may expect. “I Trust You” enforces all the great country themes. He loves her...or he says he does but she knows he loves the bottle more. How could you not love this! Kimberly is great on “I Heard Mama Talking to Jesus”, a plea to make sure her girl takes the right path in life. You can’t help like it, done at quite a lively pace as well. The almost cajunish “Your Bottle Called Me’ again shows the sum of the two  is as grand as they are individually. Bob closes with “No One to Blame (Ode to Gary Stewart)” Individually and collectively this is the best thing they have done. I love it.

 

**Vince Matthews & Jim Casey “The Kingston Springs Suite” (Delmore Recording Society) $28 This is the great lost 1972 outlaw album seeing its first ever cd release. Vince was the mastermind so to speak about a real town twenty miles from Nashville. He had a lot of songwriting clout and wrote (among other things) “Love in the Hot Afternoon” for Gene Watson. The album was embraced by Johnny Cash, Jack Clement and Shel Silverstein who produced. It maybe isthe ultimate outlaw concept album. It is certainly better than “White Mansions: and or “Ballad of Jesse James, usually viewed as the king pins in that area. Not all of it is unknown “Laid Back Country Picker” was a Waylon staple. You hear snippets of things from here in songs that have happened in the interim. It reminds of many but this came first. One it does remind of is Kristofferson’s “The Junkie & the Juicehad Minus Me”. Why? Can’t tell you, it just does. Liked it the first time and loved it the second. Reissue of the year (you say it wasn’t issued in the first place so how can it be a reissue?? Yep, probably right.

 

**Moon, Kevin “Throwback” (Dirt Road) $28  label mate of Mallery although a native of America. He has a fine voice, definitely shades of Travis or Whitley and on this he is joined by guests who themselves rate highly with Y & T customers.  “Til A Tear Become a Rose”, A Lorrie Morgan-Keith Whitley track seems him joined by Rhonda Vincent; on the Conway track “That’s My Job” he is joined by Conway’s son Michael Twitty. Other participants include Daryle Singletary, Marty Raybon , Wesley Dennis & John Anderson. If I had to make a comparison it woyld be with that Crackerbarrel album “Songs of the Year”. On the face of it the songs are familiar but there is so much new life breathed into them you soon forget that.

 

** Stapleton, Anita “A Place in My Heart” (Dirkworks) $28 CD with DVD Well don’t get excited it is only one song on the DVD but many will be declaring this album of the year. She appears on the Marty Stuart Show and is a protégé of the great Connie Smith. She has appeared as the backing vocalist for Patty Loveless. The lovely Teea Goans has been a long time popular favourite and I believe Anita is equally as good. There is not one bad track. The duet with Gene Watson on Jack Clement’s “Just Someone I Used to Know” is the track featured on the DVD. She nails Harlan Howard’s “Someone Had to Teach You”. Fabulous cd, and at risk of being sexist she is a good sort to boot.

 

**Whitey Morgan & the &8’s “Sonic Ranch” (Whitey Morgan Music) $28 Whitey is a true independent. Does his own thing and well. He is a true honky tonker with an outlaw bent. He does a mix of originals & covers with Tom T Hall’s “That’s How I Got to Memphis” perhaps being the best known. He looks a little like Jamey Johnson and reminds a little of David Allan Coe a la “If you Don’t Like Hank Williams” phase or the king outlaw Waylon himself but he is more vested in the traditions of honky tonk than either. Ray Scott also comes to mind. It seems that Whitey is a survivor even though his exploits are quite wild he used to be wilder. He has as long way to go before he gets to milk believe me. The ballad “Good Timin’ Man” has a classic feel. We also have a copy of Whitey’s earlier “Grandpa’s Guitar”  (his unplugged album) $28 the real deal!

 

**Spiker, Lonnie “In  Another Life” (Megalith) $28 We had an earlier Lnnie Spiker album called “Unapologetically Honky Tonk” which figured closelyjj in our album of the year calculations at the time and this gem will too. The opener “Things Only a Fool Would Know” is a classic. Country songs with the word “fool” in the title are generally good and when that word is directed at the singer himself you could remove the word “generally” from that. Lonnie runs us through the break up of a relation and this is a song that is bathed in self pity with a sense of fun as well...if possible but that is the hallmarks of greatness. Just when you think this opening track couldn’t get any better we are treated to a great instrumental break with steel guitar and fiddle fighting it out to the end. Now, look at the producer and it is Curt Ryle, one of the greatest indie artists himself and a terrific producer to boot. Duet fans will love that Lonnie features 2 on this gem. “Wish Upon a Star” features sometime Asleep at the Wheel member Elizabeth McQueen whilst “This Ain’t Love” features Diane McCall (Darrell’s sister). “Sadie” is a great swing number which gives the band a chance to shine and Tommy White on steel is brilliant. He has backed Vince Gill on the Grand Ole Opry so certainly has a bit of clout. “Your Old Used to Be” is written by Curt Ryle and was the title of one of his own albums. This is a gem.

 

**Nowlin, David Paul “If I Could Change the World”

Guest reviewer...the Swedish Cowboy...remember he has a unique reviewing style!! Thank you S.C.! BTW track 7 is for mine okay!!

This is a typically good indies country disc. The first track is exactly my style; an up tempo song about drinking and flirting with a waitress. The second one is super Mel Street cover. After that all songs except one is written by the singer, and really good traditional style country music. Because of all the originals it takes a while to warm to this disc, but after a few spins you realize that this is really good traditional country music. OK, track # 7 is completely useless. It contains some old woman talking about something without any at all interest. Apart from that really good!

***Just got a postcard in the mail from the Swedish Cowboy...from Stockholm. Annual vacation! Only temporary...the Swedish Cowboy...you will be pleased to know is an Aussie Cowboy now. God love him!!***

 

OTHERS.

**John Anderson – “Goldmine” (Bayou Boys) $28 One of the most recognisable voices in the whole of country music and like George Jones (when kicking) I believe you would be better playing a cd than seeing live. Overall the sound is typical JA. Certainly the bayou suggests a bit of Cajun influence and that is certainly the case on “Magic Mama”. “Back Home” is a big ballad. Continuing on in typical JA style is “Louisiana Son of a Beast”. Never disappoints

 

*Faron Young “Wine Me Up: Best of the Mercury Years” Humphead (UK) 50 tracks. Now OOP $40.

 

**Red Jenkins “Stone Country” (Red Hot) $35 latest from the Swedish Cowboy...not our Swedish...18 duets. Yep, expensive but don’t blame me. Like a Y&T Records who’s who...Ron williams/ Tony Booth/ Georgette Jones/ Billy Yates/ Willie/ Leona Williams/ Red Steagall...a pair of reds!/ Amber Digby/ Jake Hooker/ Miss Leslie. Everyone is proclaiming it and it got 5 stars in Country Music People...why wouldn’t it...that good.

Red’s others are all available for $32

-Truckers Paradise

-The Bartender

-Neon Bible

-Hank & Jack

-Cheatin’ Heart Motel

 

**Justin Trevino “Sings Johnny Bush” Heart of Texas $28 Our hero sings his hero. Justin is better with every album and adds his own “One Night at a Johnny Bush Dance” to kick things off.

 

**George Goss “Welcome to the Badlands” (indie) $28 Facts...everyone who has this album loves it except the ones who don’t...in the former category include me , BBJ, the Rascal from Warren...in. the latter don’t worry...they’re coming to take him away. Great outlaw style

 

**Sarah Gayle Meech “Tennessee Love Song” $28 The winner is....Sarah Gayle Meech/..so said the presenter at the recent Ameripolitan award in Austin...in the Female Outlaw category. 17 songs that rage from rockabilly to Patsy style ballads. Not to be missed.

 

*Bryan Deere “Too Hot To Handle” (Patuxtent) $20 Classic honky tonk album in very much a Hank reminiscent style. I or III (Hank that is) you take your pick.

 

**Mel Street “3CD” 58 tracks (king) remastered. $35 3 CDThe classics recordings of the greatest ever singer of the cheating song. No one came remotely close. Essential as it gets. Haggard? Jones? Yep AS GOOD AS BOTH.

 

**Dennis Ledbetter “If You Drive Me to Drinking I’ll Buy the Gas” Honky tonk indie with excellent voice. Looks liek he has lived the honky tonk lifestyle.

 

**Sylvie Simmons – “Sylvie” Light in the attic  Shoudl tick all teh boxes for Iris fans and teh like. $20

 

*Buck Ford – Country Neve r Goes Out of style $20

 

**Ben Bullington “Ben Bullington” $28 The best singer songwriter album heard in last couple of years; sadly he has passed on. A former doctor he devoted his last year to recording. Acclaimed by Rodney Crowell and songs that get better with every play.

 

*Dale Watson “Call Me Insane” $28

*Asleep at the Wheel & Friends “Still the King: Bob Wills Tribute #3

$28  Tommy  Emannuel is great on “Twin Guitar Special”. 22 tracks

*John Conlee “Classics 2” $28

*Bill Green ‘Dang Those Texas Honky Tonks” BGM $28

*Tom Russell The Westren Years” 2CD (Rock Beat) 34 songs $28 great storyteller

 

Country Family Reunion DVDS

**NEW**

Honky –Tonk 4 DVDS + Backstage DVD (5 in all) $130 Check out the line up: Bill Anderson/Moe Bandy/ David Frizzell/ Jan Howard/ Tony Booth/ John Conlee/ Darrell McCall/ Daryle Singletary/ The Whites/ MO PITNEY (put in capitals because he is potentially “that good”)...new young guy signed to Curb with a voice reminiscent of Keith Whitley/ David Ball/ Junior Brown/ Dale Watson!!!/ Curtis Potter/ Rhonda Vincent/ Becky Hobbs.

 

Tribute to Ray Price 4 DVDS + Backstage DVD (5 in all) $130 Again...salivating at the line up Includes Gene Watson/ Johnny Bush/ David Ball/ MO PITNEY (see above)/ Teea Goans/ Curtis Potter/ Tracy Lawrence etc. These are expensive, a liitle more than last time due the descending Aussie dollar but I have yet to hear anyone say they are anything but an absolute delight to watch.

Complete titles available are as follows. These are by order.

**Generations Collection 4 hours Generations+ 6hr Generations 2 Collection $130 Sons & daughters of the stars show that the acorns do not fall too far from the tree.

 

**Gospel Classics(3DVD) + Old Time Gospel(5DVD)  Combo 8 DVDS all together $180 Rhonda Vincent, Con Hunley, Dallas Frazier, Gary Morris, Jimmy Fortune, Gene Watson, George Hamilton IV, Jim Ed Brown, Linda Davis, Jean Shepard, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Dailey and Vincent, Joey and Rory, Bill Anderson, Billy Walker, Johnny Russell, Skeeter Davis, Martha Carson, Kitty Wells, Jack Greene, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Dean, Billy Walker, Leroy Van Dyke and MANY MORE

 

**Simply Bluegrass (5DVD) $130 Some of the attendees: Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Doyle Lawson, Dierks Bentley, Dailey & Vincent, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Reno, The Roys, Kyle Cantrell, Ramona Jones, Sam Bush, Mac Wiseman, The Whites, Rhonda Vincent, and many more!

 

**Old Time Gospel $130 Hosted by Bill Anderson, Artists in attendance include The Gatlin Brothers, Jean Shepard, Con Hunley, Jim Ed Brown, The Whites, RhondaVincent, Dailey and Vincent, Joey and Rory, George Hamilton the Fourth, and MANY more! All on 5 DVDs, including the ‘Behind The Scenes’ DVD.

 

**Kinfolks $130 5 DVD Brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and Dads were all invited to join in the fun. The Gatlin's, the Whites, The Lennon Sisters, Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent, and many other family acts joined us.

 

**Salute to the Kornfield: A Hee  Haw Reunion 5 DVD $130 Some of the guests at this incredible taping include: Roy Clark, Buddy Alan Owens, LuLu Clark, George Lindsey, Gordie Tapp, Buck Trent, Don Harron, Charlie McCoy, Mike Snider, Barbie Benton, Roni Stoneman, Gunilla Hutton, Cathy Baker, Ricky Skaggs, Johnny Lee, LarryGatlin, Gene Watson, The Whites, Moe Bandy…

 

**Gettin’ Together 5 DVD $130 includes some brand new folk hanging with our CFR family (Dailey and Vincent, Don Edwards, Joey and Rory, and others), plus some of your favorites (Roy Clark, Johnny Lee, Neal McCoy, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jean Shepard, and many more!).

 

**Nashville Collection 10 DVD $180 this is a 10 DVD collection that includes a “TRIBUTE” to the late Porter Wagoner, Hank Thompson and Billy Walker. Hosted by Bill Anderson some of the country legends include: Patti Page, Mel McDaniel, Ferlin Husky, Roy Clark and many more. This is an historic collection for the fan of TRUE country music.

 

**Country Family Reunion 2010 12 DVD $180 ATTENDEES INCLUDE: B. J. Thomas, Charley Pride, Melba Montgomery, Rhonda Vincent, Bill Anderson, Charlie Louvin, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Johnny Lee, Vince Gill, Gary Morris, Riders in the Sky, Jimmy Fortune, Duane Allen, Earl Scruggs, Michael Martin Murphy, Jessie Colter, Barbara Fairchild, Jim Ed Brown, T. Graham Brown, The Whites, Little David Wilkins, George Hamilton IV, Gene Watson, and MANY MORE! 2dvd Behined the scenes $40 extra

 

**Bill Anderson 50th Anniversary 5DVD $130 Vince Gill to host a special gathering and recorded it all. Over 7 hours and 5 DVD's we've captured tons of great hits sung by the original artists

 

**Songwriters $130 Country's Family Reunion: The Songwriters is a 6 hour, 5 DVD series featuring 22 of the best country music songwriters of all time... You'll hear how songs like "The Gambler," "Always," "All My Exes Live in Texas," "When You Say Nothing at All," "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," and so many more were written. Whitey Shafer, Jerry Chesnut, Hank Cochran and many more

 

Bear Family News

Tennessee Ernie Ford “Portrait of an American Singer” 5 CD + 128 pg hard cover book. $210. Love this set. Firstly turn to page 81 and you see a most unusual picture...Ern without his famous moustache. You wouldn’t believe how different he looks. This covers the period from 1949 -1960 and covers the non religious recordings. There is a song by song run down and it is amazing the success that “Sixteen Tons” had. It was going to be a b-side only but soon became the hit side and was number one for 10 weeks on the country chart and then number one on the pop charts for 8 weeks. Great notes. 154 songs. Again, the gospel songs are not on this box.

 

Due  Soon (end August releases)

“Bear Family 40th Anniversary Box” 3CD + DVD + (wait for it!) 308 page hard cover book special price $140 The book will be spectacular with a history of the label and a complete colour discography as well as a critic’s run down in which they pick their favourite releases. Weight is over 3kg! The cds contain some excellent tribute songs including Ry Cooder “I Want to Be on Bear Family When I Die” and Deke Dickerson “Talking Bear Family Blues” not to mention Dick Damron, Chip Taylor, NArvel felst etc. 223 minutes on the Cds + 75 minutes on the DVD. They are limited editions and don’t last long.

 

Richard Dobson “Mankind” $32  Even if you haven’t heard of Ricahr dhe was co-writer of Guy Clark’s wonderful “Old Friends”. This has Richard’s version of that classic plus 15 others. This was recorded in the early 90s at Willie’s Pedernales studio and there was a very limited release apparently . Includes 44page booklet.

 

High Noon “Flatland Saturday Night” $32 This is the first compilation of the legendary Texas rockabilly trio with Shaun Young & Sean Mencher on guitar and Kevin Smith on slap bass...by the way that is not my old high school class mate Kevin “Turtle” Smith. 32 tracks & 40 page booklet.

 

Truckers, Kickers & Cowboy Angels: The Blissed Out Birth of Country Rock

V 1 2 CD $45 92 pg book

V2  1 CD $32 56 pg book

V3  2 CD $45 84 pg book

V4  2 CD $45 84 pg book

V5  2 CD $45 84 pg book

V6  2 CD $45 84 pg book

V7  2 CD $45 84 pg book

When Bear does a series they do it very well. Each cd has around 78 min and has some obscurities mixed mixed wit hwell known tracks that never actually go to the realms of common. Sound is spectacular as are the booklets. So the Wright Brothers Overland Stage Company – “Wild Wicked Woman of the West”  mixes in well with Guy Clark’s “Desperadoes Waiting for the Train”. Great series. And when you line the spines up it spells the name of the series.

 

Herman’s Hermits “Best Of: 50th Anniversary Anthology” 2CD $50 + 104 page booklet 66 tracks 172 minutes As always great playing time. The sound has been fully restored with many tracks being in ful lstereo foir the first time. The preface is by Peter Noone...Herman himself...unlike the group that currently tours...where Herman ain’t Herman. I am not ashamed to say I love this music. Thing you may not have known and that is “Here Comes the Star” the Ross D Wylie hit was first done by Herman.

 

Go West: Sing West Songs & Stories from the Old West 2DVD $50 2 DVDs incl 52 songs running time 325 minutes  This was a 1986 TV special hosted by Dale Robertson and Ken Curtis and giving an excapsulated history with settings from Montana to Wyomin, Utah and Nevada. Songs are performed exclusively for this programme by Johnny Cash • Pete Seeger • Burl Ives • Willie Nelson • Glen Campbell • The Norman Luboff Choir • Rex Allen • Herb Jeffries • Eddie Dean • Charlie Red • Riders In The Sky • The Reinsmen.

 

They Tried to Rock Series $32 ea The Vols 1&2 were called the Hillbillies whilst 3 & 4 are called “The Popsters They Tried to Rock” .

Volume 3 33 tracks including “Money Honey” by Ella AMe Morse, “Great Balls of Fire” by Georgia Gibbs and the fabulous “Jukebox Baby” by the equally fabulous Perry Como.

 

Volume 4 33 tracks including “Shot-gun Boogie” by Rosemary Clooney, “Flip Flop & Fly” by Johnny Ray and “The Fat Man” (yep the Fats Doimino theme song) by Pat Boone.

 

RARITIES

You just won’t find them...all out of print and these are all as new unless noted. Don’t dally as these move quickly. Any questions at all...please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Anderson, Bill   “Greatest Hits” (Varese) $30 This is out of print and stands as the best cd by Bill with the classics “Mama Sang a Song” &“Golden Guitar” hard to get. Yep, “six keys of solid gold”.

 

Anderson, Bill  “Greatest Hits Volume 2” $30 Out of print Varese cd...only place to get his great “Country DJ”, which actually made the charts in Australia. A duet each with Jan Howard & Mary Lou Turner. Nice hair Whispering Bill!

 

Arwood, Bill  “I Want More” $35 Great honky tonk singer. Nothing subtle but all great and you would suggest he is not talking about someone else when he sings “When Jack Takes You Out on the Town” ..he isn’t there on a research project!! Bob Grady label, which the Swedish Cowboy will so correctly point out is one which every true country fan will want every release.

 

Arwood, Bill Collectors Series Volume 1 $35 15 tracks mainly recorded on the great Bob Grady label& released as singles so no duplication with the previous. Honky tonk gem.

 

Bandy, Moe, “No Regrets” (Curb) $30

Bandy, Moe  “Many Mansions” (Curb) $30

Bandy, Moe   “Following the Feeling” (CBS) $30

Bandy, Moe   “Picture in a Frame” (Intersound) $25

Bandy, Moe  “Act Naturally” (Intersound) $25  No less than 4 Moe Bandy albums you will simply not find. The2 Curb albums followed his Columbia albums and are all great. “Many Mansions” features a great threesome of Moe Bandy songs of which “Charlie” will delight....you think he is talking about a human but there is a canine twist!! The last two followed Moe’s Curb albums. “Picture in a Frame” is a classic tale of a fading relationship.... he will always love her till he is just a picture in a frame. “Act Naturally” is a strange batch of songs but includes several gems such as Moe’s version of “Borrowed Angel” and “That’s the Way Love Goes” make this a fine effort.

 

Berry, Benny "Standing Here Alone" $40  Classic country indie cd. Ultra Rare gem 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.For the initiated we speak of the Swedish Cowboy a lot with due deference to his enormous unparalleled country collection. 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.In fact I can distinctly remember being unable to convince one Haggard fan it wasn't the great man himself. This debut came after Benny almost signed with Columbia records and it didn’t happen because of something Columbia did. Sadly as with many the genius is countered by extreme insecurity, something which has basically seen Benny abandon his career. His debut saw no less than 8 Benny Berry songs with just a Leon Payne and a Merle Haggard song to counter. Merle’s “I’m Turning Off A Memory” is wonderful but play them side by side and you would choose Benny’s version every time.

Berry, Benny “Some Things Never Change” $35
Berry, Benny “Mama’s Rocking Chair” $35
Berry, Benny “When the Trains Still Ran Through Dixie” $35
His final three Hawk albums are as essential as the first even if they contain less of Benny’s own songs. Benny composed two on “Some Things Never Change” of which “What’s Sad About My Heart” is superb. Two covers are Absolutely great. If you do a Stoney Edwards Song and you can say maybe even do it better then that is more that a recommendation and such is the case with “Pickin’ Wildflowers” though Mel McDaniel’s “God Made Love” is just as good. As anyone who has purchased a Benny Berry album will say the whole thing is a highlight. “Mama’s Rocking Chair” has some gems that are as good as anything you’ll hear “Old Gideon Bible” a wonderful tale of a soldier who had been saved twice...first when desperate he read it in a hotel room and secondly when it deflected a bullet. Love the way Benny says “Gid-yan”. “Mama’s Rocking Chair” is one of producer’s Mike Headrick’s gems. Ben contributes two of which the conversational “The Words My Father Said to Me”. Great tikly piano from  Hargus ”Pig” Robbins introduces the great “I Never Go Around Mirrors”. His final Hawk album doesn’t feature any Benny Berry songs but producer Mike Headrick has mined the writing resources of Whitey Shafer, Hank Cochran and Max D Barnes and so the result is as good as you’ll get. The lonely fiddle and solo acoustic guitar that introduces Billy Joe Shaver’s “West Texas Love Song” is one of the most wonderful things you will ever hear. Haggard’s “Jesus Takes a Hold” is a s relevant today as it was when first sung by Haggard..scaringly so. Benny does a great take on “In the Garden”, good as it has been done. Sadly Benny has quite a few mental problems so the wonderful days of Hawk Records are likely never to return. Producer Mike Headrick told me “I know him better than anyone but I still can’t say I really know him”. The legacy of these 4 Hawk Albums is to treasure.

Boone, Larry  “Down That River Road” $30 (Mercury) As good as it gets. A great

songwriter& singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! Superb, Mrs Johnson.

Includes his “Everybody Wants to be Hank Williams” with the almost scary refrain …”but

nobody wants to die”. He selects songs just as well such as “Best Performance of a Fool.”

His final Mercury album.

 

Britton, Marsha  “Good Times & Hard Times” $30 Great album on Hawk label. You allude to the album title  and the reward are two great duets with Benny Berry on “We’ve Had Some Good Times” and “You Make the Hard Times Easier for Me”. Marsha contributes several songs and the notes tell us she has moved to Nashville from Texas where she is a writer for the Galbraith Group.

 

Bruce, Ed “The Best Of” $35 (Varese)  This 18 tracker is long out of print  & collects all his wonderful MCA recordings which prove he was not only one of the best writers but singers as well. Hard to pick favourites as all so good. Maybe “The Last Cowboy Song” with almost a cameo appearance by Willie and of course his own “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys” and the delightfully melodic “When You Fall in Love Everything’s a Waltz”. BUT as implied by the title they are all good.

 

Cargill, Henson “All American Cowboy” $40  Amethyst 20 tracker from the late 80s may have been Henson’s final hurrah as a recording artist but it equals the best he ever did. His voice has matured and in places sound a little like Ray Price especially on “Bridges I Have Burned”. He includes a new version of his biggest hit “Skip a Rope” and it is everything you would hope it would be. This is impossible to get. Several songs employ rodeo imagery. “Silent Rebels” is a terrific story about the silent majority.

 

Cash, Tommy "25th Anniversary Album" $25 w,ith George Jones, Johnny Cash Playback was a Nashville indie which were quite active in the early the early 90s. This is a great cd with Tommy being joined by big brother John & Tom T Hall plus a guy called Jones...George that is. Woops nearly forgot Connie Smith.

 

Clark, Guy "The Dark Radio Special" CD hosted by Rusty Miller promo Sugar Hill. $28 Tracks 1-5 are the 1 hour radio special....6-9 are music grabs and promos. 10-24 are Q&A with Guy. Never commercially available and a real good thing to have for a Guy Clark fan.

 

Coe, David Allan “Crazy Daddy” (Columbia) $35

Coe, David Allan “Standing Too Close to the Flame” (DAC). $35

“Crazy Daddy” was the title song of Coe’s last CBS album. It was also the ONLY one of his Columbia albums NOT reissued by Bear Family as part of their 2 on 1 series. Bad news is that only 2 new songs are featured. The title, and “I’ve Enjoyed as Much of This as I Can Stand”. It is padded out by some great songs none better than “Love IS a Never Ending War” in which Coe sits on a Greyhound bus between two war heroes (“ I saw the wood that filled his shoe”) so in order to share their drink he stretches the truth a little...something that isn’t too far from the real Coe. “I showed them scars & stitches inflicted by Maria...I never thought that would get me a drink so I blamed it on Korea”. It maybe only for completists but the title track is literally as good as it gets.

The second cd was on Coe’s DAC label and there are some gems some of which are co-writes between Danny Mayo (wrote some of Confederate Railroad’s best) and Billy Yates. “Lead Me Not Into Temptation” way be the title least obeyed by the singer. The novelty “Did You Know Elvis” features Coe and Jimmy Velvet. Great.

 

Conlee, John “Harmony” (Columbia) $25 Very rare. 1986 gem. Contains his brilliant version of “Class Reunion”, which was also done by the Oak Ridge Boys but not as well as by JC. “She Told Me So” was recorded by the 2 Georges...Jones and Strait but again the minute (of stature) John Conlee wins in a canter.

 

Conlee, John “Fellow Travellers” $25 (16th Avenue) The album was great but the timing wasn’t as the company went bust. The title song is an inspirational type anthem whilst I personally love “Hopelessly Yours” (in fact I thought Pinkard & Bowden should have done a parody called “Hopelessly...yaws” and it would be just as great as the original)

 

Craddock, Billy “Crash”  "Greatest Hits" Capitol $30 This features Crash's late 70s/80s recordings on Capitol. The biggest was "If I Could Write a Song As Beautiful As You" .....bet you didn't know he was the most popular US artist in Australia in the late 50s and early 60s when he was just a rock and roller called Crash Craddock. There is some excellent country stuff here with “I Cheated on a Good Woman’s Love” getting to #4....same as “If I Could Write “ etc.  Very hard to get.

 

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

 

Dalton, Lacy J "Anthology" CD $35 (Renaissance) out of print Fabulous artist and a true stylist. This is a superb compilation that has been deleted twice. It is currently unavailable in any form. This is the original silver disc. Aussie fans will know "Working Class Man" as the biggest hit of Jimmy Barnes but Lacy gives it a greater reading with a lot of subtlety. She is one of the truly great country vocalists. Couldn't we do with her now. This is a very hard to get item and this is absolutely pristine. 20 tracks each one better than the last...if you line them up in a particular way that is.

 

Daniels, Clint  “Clint Daniels”  $25 This was typical of the mid to late 90s. Great

albums which were  shelved whilst the overall standard went down. This was eagerly

awaited and would have been on Arista. Alas it was never released. A great bunch of

musos and all bar three songs were by Clint. When I tell you the other songs were by

Larry Cordle & Dean Dillon you know it is special. This has rear insert  & cd only. Again,

for unfathomable reasons never released.

 

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. Mind you a couple of rodeo songs

such as “Silver Saddle’ and tales of a drifting life “Guitar Picker From Rody, Wyoming”

confirm the legendary status of this all time great.

 

Delray, Martin  "Get Rhythm" CD $30 (Atlantic)  It is hard not to believe that Martin was not one of the biggest names ever in country music based on the strength of this and his second Atlantic album. This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “Lillie’s White Lies” is the best album track on any album we have ever had. The fact the rest of the album is nothing less than great makes this a must have. Trivia: Martin’s real name is Mike Martin and he is a professional tennis coach. We still await his third album.

 

Dillon, Dean “Slick Nickel”  (Capitol) $40

Dillon, Dean “I’ve learned To Live” (Capitol) $35  The most successful Nashville songwriter of the modern age is a shamefully under recorded singer as these two albums show, both as a singer of his own songs but as an interpreter as well. His version of the Del Shannon penned classic “I Go to Pieces” will have you nodding your head in agreement. His own version of “You Sure Got This Ol’ redneck feelin’ Blue” is wonderful. “Father Song & Holy Ghost” is a long tale about a family tragedy. All albums are entirely great. Highlights on the second are just as great. The oft covered Dillon/Gosdin/Cannon “Back in the Swing of Things” and a duet with Tanya Tucker on “Don’t you think about leaving” are 2 of many.

 

Dunn, Holly  “Holly Dunn” MTM $25

Dunn, Holly   “Cornerstone” MTM $25

Dunn, Holly   “Across the Rio Grande” MTM $25

 Holly could have been the biggest star in country music bar the fact the label on which she started went broke.. The first features the hit the ground running hit “Daddy’s Hands” which was also written by Holly. It helped her win 1987 Horizon Award at the CMAs. “Cornerstone” was more folky flavoured and features mainly original songs with a delightful covers of Jim Croce’s “Lover’s Cross”, Holly’s songwriting was considerably enhanced with 3 top 10s. Songwriting partners included Radney Foster & her brother Chris Waters. She really hit her straps with the third scoring 3 top 10s. The thing is one wasn’t the title cut, one of the best things you would ever hear. Now, you know I am a big Reba fan BEFORE she became a diva, well she also did a version of “Across the Rio Grande” and it too remained an album track. Now honestly it is a short half head between the two versions and I do not know who gets to the line first. Just superb.

 

Edwards, Stoney “Old Folks Stick Together” $40 Razor& Tie. A stunning compilation of his Capitol tracks including “A Two Dollar Toy”, 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”.  etc. What a voice! Lefty, Hag and Stoney!! Don’t miss it. So good that Bear Family should do a box set.

 

Edwards, Stoney Just For Old Times Sake $40 Stoney was part African American and part native American and sang with a Lefty Frizzell influenced voice that was the equal of that other Lefty influenced character one Merle Haggard. This was his last album, sadly. But it was as good as his wonderful Capitol albums. Stunning and not a track undeserving of the highest accolades. Many of the songs were by the producer Billy Joe Kirk.

 

Emmons, Buddy & Ray Pennington “In the Mood for Swinging” sealed $35 This opens with a wonderfully subtle version of “In the Mood”. It sneaks up on you and before you know it you are entwined in the mesmerising steel guitar playing of Buddy Emmons. “Don’t Worry (I’m Not Staying Very Long)” is a terrific country song co-written by Pennington and Hank Cochran. The difference between country and jazz has never been so slight. Pennington should again be complimented on his vocals. Again like Ray Price they are seemingly effortless. Buddy Emmons has no peer. Sad news...Buddy Emmons passed away at the end of July. All eulogies mention one thing, as a pedal steel guitarist he was the best. There are no better indicators of that than these cds.

 

Emmons, Buddy/Pennington, Ray  “Swing & Other Things: We’re Steel Swingin” $45 (Step One) sealed.The hardest of the Pennington/ Emmons cds to get.Swing& Other Things” is a great 21 tracker which sources the songs from country, jazz & pop sources.  This was originally a double lp, which featured some classic country and some jazz along with a handful of new Pennington songs. 21 in all. Country songs include a cover of Bob Wills’ Fat Boy Rag” and Mel Holt’s “Texas with the X Removed”. You wouldn’t think so buy they mix perfectly with tracks such as “Take the A Train”. Pennington has an effortless Ray Price inspired style. An excellent vocalist.

 

Emmons, Buddy & Ray Pennington “Swingin’ Our Way” (Step one) $45 Very hard to get. It starts with 2 instrumentals but the 3rd track “I Love You So Much it Hurts’ reminds a lot of arguably the greatest instrumental intro to any song. I speak of Buddy Emmons intro to Ray Price’s version of “Night Life”. This so much reminds of that that I get goose bumps just listening to it. “Just a Way of Life” is a co-write by Pennington & Step One co-founder Mel Holt. For mine the Step One label is just impossible to beat. 20 tracks on this.

 

Ewing, Skip  - “Coast of Colorado” MCA  $30 You try and work out why artists don’t

become superstars. Sometimes it is easy because they are frankly not talented enough.

That doesn’t/didn’t apply to Skip. Great voice and great songs; the title song was co-

written with Max D Barnes. A deep voice and good songs. Randy Travis fans would lap it

up. Produced by Jimmy Bowen, this has it all.

 

Fargo, Donna “Best of Donna Fargo” (Varese) $30 She not only sang them but wrote them. “Happiest Girl in the Whole USA” and “Funny Face” had tremendous success in Australia. “Happiest Girl” was an Australian pop chart #1 for 4 weeks and “Funny Face” was a top 3. She had many more number 1s in the US country charts including the gospel-like “You Can’t Be a Beacon If Your Light Don’t Shine” (written by her husband Marty Cooper.) 18 tracks and a lot more than just the 2 you know.

 

Ford, Tennesee Ernie “ Ernie Sings& Glen Picks” (with Glen Campbell)  $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. In the overall

scheme of things this is a classic. As good as “Stardust”!

 

Frickie, Janie  Labor of Love (Columbia) $28 She changed the spelling of her

surname to a more phonetic pronunciation  and the albums she made under that spelling

were her best and this I believe is her best. This is her best aI believe. Superb version of

Steve Earle’s great “my Old Friend the Blues” and an equally grand version of Katy

Moffatt’s  “Walking on the Moon” Understated excellence by a great singer.

 

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, though the ‘thank yous’ ate the end

could hint at something else.  The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off  the Wagon” features

his former boss, George Jones 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 and fallen off that very

shakey wagon .

 

Gaffney, Chris and the Cold Hard Facts (ROM) $35  Chris’s first. Has a great style and includes some honky tonk on this,. “Room 208” sounds like it may have been done by Moe Bandy...the room where it all goes wrong. But there are some wonderful uptempo numbers here none better than the accordion based opener “Lift Up Your leg” Also some great tales of regret such as “Glasshouse” (“from your glass house you can throw the first stone”). His Hightone albums are all great but this is better.

 

George, Sonny  Live at the Tennessee Prison for Women $40  Sonny for starters

has a great voice, similar in timbre I guess to Johnny Cash but nothing like Johnny

Cash...if that makes sense. There are few if any who can successfully combine country

and rockabilly as well as Sonny. “Hillbilly Beat” is a great update of the hillbilly standard

“Mama Don’t Allow”. As the Swedish Cowboy says it is not rock but it certainly “rocks”.

That is on the “prison” cd. Certainly one of the most energetic live albums and superb

throughout. Boz Boorer on guitar is superb. Not for the faint-hearted. His originals are as

good as the covers. This is long out of print and for mine the best album of its sort. Alas

it wasn’t filmed.

 

George, Sonny Country & Western Roundup volume 1 $35 This was Sonny’s debut and is a little more traditional (but only a little) largely due to multi instrumentalist Fats Kaplin. Great upbeat songs and again a better mix of rockabilly and country could not be found. Sadly both are out of print,

 

Glaser, Tompall Best of Tompall Glaser & the Glaser Brothers $40 (Collectors Choice) Out of print cd 24 great tracks. Tompall’s songwriting legacy is shown with the opening “Streets of Baltimore” a co-write with the Irving Berlin of country music , Harlan Howard. He is perhaps best known as one of the Outlaws on the album “Wanted the Outlaws” where his wonderfully witty “Put Another Log on the Fire” was featured . But all the songs are great particularly “Charlie” with one of the most delightfully malicious lines ever delivered. He does standards and originals with equal aplomb. The witty (at least on the surface)“Musical Chairs” like many of his songs has a sobering message.

Vern Gosdin "40 Years of The Voice" 4 CD $90 This is a rather natty fold out box set.Compact but extremely well packaged. It has 101 songs. They are in the main not the original versions with 77 in fact being re-recordings of hits. But that does NOT diminish the merit at all as Vern's vocals are excellent. Add to this 14 songs recorded with his brother Rex (The Gosdin Brothers) which were recorded late 60s/early 70s but never released. Whilst Vern's contribution to mainstream country cannot be underestimated neither can his role in shaping the west coast country rock movement. It concludes with 10 new songs. I can relate a number of Vern stories..he was quite the man with an eye for the ladies. Some of his later albums always featured a "protege"! yeah, right. Another I was told of the time he went to the jewellers to have his collection of gold chains cleaned. He then decided to wear them all back and is said to look like Mr T. Quite the character. Sadly, like this box set he is gone now and this is a wonderful legacy of one of the greatest singers of all time.....THE VOICE. Completely dried up and impossible to get.

Gosdin, Vern “Till the End/ Never My Love/ You’ve God Somebody” 3 on 2CD (Edsel UK Already out of print. These were Elektra albums from late 70s. All three are great $35

Great Divide “Going for Broke” $35 Have gone on to major label success but this was their indie label debut which shows a much stronger Texas plains style approach with all their own material. Gary P Nunn guests on “Alive and Well”. They were initially seen as Gary P protégés so this may give an idea of the sound. Don’t confuse it with their latter major label sound.

Griffith, Andy "What it is , is Andy Griffith". Cema special products 1995 2Cd (EMI 99264) $30 Has there ever been a star more likeable than Andy? This is something I hadn’t seen..37 tracks. He was a country boy from North Carolina with a down home style whether singing folk songs or what he did best telling down home versions of classics. His most famous is probably “What It Was , Was Football”, still as funny as ever and also some great fractured versions of Shakespeare such as “Romeo & Juliet” and “Hamlet”. Song wise his “Andy’s Lament” is a great blues that is almost rock and roll. The whole thing is great. Hillbilly good time humour galore.

Harris, Emmylou     “Cimarron” Eminent $28 A great album highlighted by her

soaring version of Poco’s “Rose of Cimarron” from where the album gets its title. Many

highlights but I love her version of Sonny Throckmorton’s “Last Cheater’s Waltz” as well

as a lovely version of Townes’ “If I Needed You”. A gem from a gem..

Bonus track, “Colors of Your Heart”.

 

Harris, Emmylou  “ Last Date”  Eminent $28 Expanded version of Emmylou’s

WB live gem which sees Barry Tashian taking the Gram Parsons’ part on the wonderful

“We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes (In the Morning)”. Beautifully presented with new notes and

bonus tracks. The label went bust...hard to believe. This is the only place to get her

wonderful live album.

 

House, James  “ Hard Times for an Honest Man” (MCA)  $30 His second MCA album was even better than his first self titled album & is very very hard to get. It is one of the best singer & songwriter albums of the early 90s and full of memorable commercial style songs as James collaborates with the great Kostas on most.

 

Jackson, Alan “New Traditional” (Americana) $80 NEW & SEALED

I had a lot to do with this album when it was available and did quite well with

it. I knew it existed and was in Nashville for the very first time. Americana

Records had a Music Row presence. They had quite w few releases or rather re-

releases of steel guitar classics as well as a release by a Japanese singer

named J T Kanehira called "J T Blues" and featuring a gem of a track called

"They Called Me Japanese Willie". I knew I was near their office but not sure

how near so I asked a gentleman if he knew where they were. "Sure!" he said

as he put his package in his "hillbilly cadillac" (his words for a pick up truck)

and I was soon entering through the door. I was greeted by a slightly dodgy

looking gentleman who was giving me the evil eye."I'd like to get some copies

of your Alan Jackson album if I could", I politely asked. "Sorry, we don't have

any" was the curt reply. But after a brief silence and a recognition that my

accent was not a local one he offered that "we may have a few left" and I was

able to buy a dozen. His reaction was based on the fact that Jackson's label

Arista records did NOT take too kindly to this album and in fact threatened to

own a piece of American's arse...if not all and given the size difference it was

no contest. There has been speculation that this was an earlier album by

Jackson but I don't believe that to be the case. I think it was a demo album he

did when perhaps looking for a contract. I don't think it a songwriter's demo asthe tracks

are quite well known most notably Jeanne Seely's big hit "Don't Touch Me" (written by

her then husband Hank Cochran) and what was a very clever adpatation in "Merle &

George" (adapted from Stoney Edwards' "Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Soul"). All in

all it is a great album but the original backings have been obviously revamped by such

session giants as Paul Franklin & Rob Hajacos. It sounds great and Jackson will not

disappoint.I was lucky to be able to buy some more when it became apparent that

selling any in Nashville could have meant a big law suit.I don't know where they went

but they weren't around for very long......Americana label that is. When these were sold

in the US they were in a plastic long style package with the booklet separate to the cd

and case. This is therefore indeed rare with the complete Japanese packaging including

obi strip. I have NEVER SEEN ANOTHER. It is beyond rare and will not see the light of

day again. I do love this album. It is very good indeed. Truly “rarest of the rare.”

 

Jackson, Larry  “Blue Highway” $35 (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 there have only been  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.

 

Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $35 (Bob Grady)

Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $30 (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.

 

Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain $25 (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 tracks. Advance cd with no graphics just rear insert. She wrote 5 of the songs, including the great “A Certain Place” with none other than Melba Montgomery. It has been suggested she is married to Roger Springer & indeed she & Rog( we like informality) co-wrote the excellent “Man In the Mirror” which was on Mark Chesnutt’s “Rollin’ With the Flow” album. Just thought...was she a technical “non-label” mate of Jon Randall. Yep, for sure

 

Kendalls  20 Favorites $30 The Kendalls made one album for Epic where they went and re-recorded their hits. The result was even better than the originals with the highlight being Royce’s lead on “Pittsburgh Stealers”. The excellence of the studio musicians lifts the tracks originally done for Ovation to a new level.

 

Kobayashi, Katz “Steelin” (Harrys Records) $40  Japanese steel guitar player with a Jewish christian name! He was for many years the steel player in Marty Robbins’ band. This is a great steel album not only featuring Katz but also Weldon Myrick, Paul Franklin, Hal Rugg, Doug Jernigan and Buddy Emmons!!! WITH Pig Emmons on piano, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Jerry Douglas on harmonica and Rob Hajacos on fiddle, The title track is hard to beat...in fact it is all good and impossible to find. What a lineup.

 

Leigh, Danni "Masquerade of a Fool" $45 ultra rare European release. Danni Leigh had 3 major label albums...she was hailed as the female Dwight Yoakam..the first 2 of these were great...the third..well frankly pretty ordinary so many may have missed this 2007 album which has gone without a trace almost. It was not released in the USA. This is superb. It may even be her best. Don't miss it. And you even get to see what she looks like which is very nice...well she was the female Dwight so be rewarded & see beyond the hat brim. It is similar to her WB debut “29 Nights” but better...much better.

 

Logan, Josh Somebody Paints the Wall $55 One off major label on Curb and released 1988. Find a copy now? Yeah, try it. A gem of an album which sees Josh as the embodiment of the spirit of Mel Street…has there ever been a better proponent of the cheating song…a staple of country music. Simply put NO! The title song is also covered by George Jones on the wonderful “You Oughta Be Here With Me”…get them both…they are that good. All the songs are great. “Danger Soft Shoulders” is a sign you see along US highways but that is NOT what Josh is singing about here!!

 

Logan, Josh   Something Strange $50 Bob Grady label…just when you think you’d never hear of Josh again he pops up on Bob Grady’s wonderful label with a couple of wonderful Mel Street covers, best being “Hell Yes I Cheated”…the way Josh sings the refrain….”And I’d Do it Again” would have Mel smiling down from above (or may that would be up from somewhere else!). 13 tracks all better than good.

 

Louvin, Charlie "50 Years of Makin' Music" $25 Waylon, Willie  & Jones & Crystal Gayle. Brilliant cd onPlayback label includes duets with  Waylon & Willie, Melba Montgomery, George Jones etc but the highlight is“This Darn Pen” which is just with Willie and is a song to kill for!!

 

Lyda, Jacob “My Dreams Just Came True” 1995 Bob Grady label $35

He emerged as one of the best indie singers anywhere. He was only in his teens when he recorded the first, All songs produced by Mike Headrick. The highlight of the first in the stunning honky tonker “It Must Have Been Something I Drank”as well as the great play on words “Hall Of Shame”. Please do yourself a favour and grab it He is that good. He does some standards and originals with equal skill. Even “Long Black Veil”, though done by every man and his dog, is refreshing. Benny Berry does backing vocals. Includes 2 of his own songs both of which are tops...”After the Pain” & “Gone for Good”

Lyda, Jacob “Here We Go Again”  1997 Bob Grady label $28 again we will say every album on Bob Grady label should be in the hands of every true country fan. He has 3 songs on this with the mdium to fast “They’ll Make it Anyway” probably the best. Again...great label and great direction from Mike Headrick.

Lyda, Jacob “Three Times the Charm” Country Discovery Record $28 These out of print gems are for those who love the likes of Ricky Van Shelton and Randy Travis. YES, he is that good. He is on mentor Mike’s Country Discovery label for the third and it is probably his best yet with most songs penned by Jacob with a few from Mike Headrick and some collaborations between the two. He still looks too young to shave but content is superb.

Lyda, Jacob “Back in the Swing” Country Discovery Records $28  Fourth of only 4. Music Row career was supposed to be happening and even showed a picture of Jacob with a goatee, so we can assume he is now old enough to shave. But don’t miss these, Jim Lauderdale has contributed 3 and Jacob again shows he can write. Incidentally the interestingly titled “8 Seconds from Being a man” is a rodeo song. You were thinking? Great song. Does it have a happy ending? Well...not an unhappy one. Great rousing chorus. “Lonesome Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” is a duet with Jackie Harling. Wonderful melody. You wonder how he could not be one of the biggest stars.

 

Lynne, Shelby “Sunrise” (Columbia) $25

Lynne, Shelby “Tough All Over” (Columbia) $25

Lynne, Shelby “Soft Talk” (Columbia) $25 Shelby Lynne is either devilishly stupid or smart and honestly you could make arguments for both. BTW there is no guessing as far as the Grammys organisers go. Her first album above came out in 1989 and by 2000 she would have had at least 6 albums out yet received the Grammy for best NEW artist. She is a versatile vocalist and torch songs and big ballads rule here. The great uptempo  “That’s Where it Hurts” (starts slow) offers a bit of variety. “Tough All Over” is more country but the best song is a classic torch “Dog Day Afternoon”. Next best may be the standard “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” with some glorious Rob Hajacos fiddle.  Third album third producer and third okay album. Dean Dillon’s great “I’ve learned to Live” is a great song beautifully sung. “The Very First Lasting Love” is  a duet with Les Taylor of the group Exile. 3 nice albums. She then decided she hated country music but recently has seemingly decided she was as silly as it seems and loves it again, as she thought she did here. There can be no doubting the 3 original albums are actually excellent.

McClain, Charly “Still I Stay” (Columbia) $28 This was the early age of cds and a lot of titles were made in very limited quantities. Players weren’t cheap and the discs themselves were expensive. So anything around this time is hard to get. This is in fact the first one I have seen. Produced by Dennis Morgan & her husband Wayne Massey. “Blue” (not the Leanne Rimes ‘ song) is dedicated to Wayne.

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

McDaniel, Mel  Rockabilly Boy $35  This is a great album, his last for Capitol and it has the wonderfully witty blues song “You Can’t Play the Blues in an Air-conditioned Room”. In other words you have to suffer a little so to speak. Great story in “Reverend Luther & the Madam” and as the Cosmic Cowboy says a good hooker song is as good as it gets. Lot of uptempo things including the title. One of Mel’s best.

 

McDaniel, Mel “Now You’re Talking” $35 1988 capitol album produced by Jerry Kennedy. All good songs including the top 10 “Real Good Feel Good Song” and one you could almost guess  the gist of by the title “Sunday Morning Preachers”...actually a little different in that Mel goes through a lot of the great country artists and what we can learn from them. Great. “Bye Bye Johnny” is a Chuck Berry song and someone once called Chuck one of the best country songwriters...they were not wrong. Great piano from Pig robbins on this. Very hard to get this one.

McEntire, RebaOklahoma Girl” $35  2cds 40 Mercury tracks. Double cd case with attractive slip sleeve & book Her best & most country. A far cry from today’s diva…this is real! So good in fact that I would defy anyone to readily pick the artist. This is how we like it. She started out a  member of a rodeo family who performed at fairs and shows. Kind of an American institution. Hell she was a great country singer...Reba’s first recordings were in 1977 and this includes unissued tracks such as “the Blues Don’t Care Who’s got them”. In fact there are 6 unissued songs and the album is  generous 2 hours.

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. 

Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” $25 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible for all tracks on this Epic label gem. Tim has the great knack of being able to produce great songs with touching irony such as “I Wish His Future Were Ahead of Me” and “Wrong Way to Find Mr Right”

Miller, Roger  "Best Of Roger Miller Volume One: Country Tunesmith" (Mercury) $30  This gem focusses on Roger’s own versions of songs that were hits for others. As such the 20 tracks are ultra rare & essential. They include “Tall Tall Trees”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”,  “Husbands & Wives”, “Half a Mind” etc. Mainly not hits for Roger which makes it even better & rarer. The day Roger’s premature death was announced John Laws played perhaps a 10 minute edited version of this album.   

Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $40 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed “Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.

 

Nelson, Willie A Horse Called Music $25

Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble $25

The former is one I remember selling to a customer who swore he never liked Willie, would never buy a Willie cd. Well guess what he bought this and changed his mind on the spot. “Nothing I Can Do About It now”, the jaunty opener from Beth Nielsen Chapmen and “If I Were a Painting” co written by Skip Ewing could not be more different style wise but are equally stunning. The following “Born for Trouble’ also starts out with a jaunty Beth Nielsen Chapman song “Ain’t necessarily So” and actually has none of Willie’s own songs on it. But they are a great bunch and there are two more by Neilsen-Chapman plus the super “I Don’t Have a Reason to Go to California Anymore” by Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns’.

Willie Nelson 2on1 w.Webb Pierce & Hank Snow "In the Jailhouse Now(with Webb) / Brand On Your Heart (with Hank)" $50 DCC 198 Very hard to get. The Hank Snow album appears on Bear Family's Hank Snow "The Singing Ranger V4" box but the only cd appearance of the Webb album is right here. Very hard to get...hey, I already said that. I think the highlight for mine is Willie & Hank doing a great turn on "I've Been Everywhere". Very hard to get....darn I knew I heard that somewhere before.

O’Kanes “O’Kanes” Columbia $35 The debut album from Keiran Kane & Jamie O’Hara was special, very special. They wrote the songs, well all except “That’s All right Mama” which is really unlike you have ever heard before. It wasn’t bluegrass but it wasn’t country either, somewhere in the middle. The songs were of the highest calibre. The “specialness” of this album remains. Just wonderful. Every song is as good now as it was then.

 

Owens, Buck Hot Dog $25

Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $25

Owens, Buck Act Naturally $30

3 out of Buck’s 3 comeback albums which one connoisseur told me were as good as anything Buck ever did,  the third being hardest to get with appearances by Ringo Starr and Emmylou Harris being highlights. Ringo of course did the lead vocal when the Beatles did a very country version of it and it is a treat to hear it due t style with the originator although not writer. Similarly Emmylou combining with Buck on “Crying Time” is a hard to beat musical treat.

Oxford, David "David Oxford" CD $55 Classic country indie cd. Vaquero label Texas. There has only been one and there appears to be little chance of another, but despite hope being minimal there is still some hope. This is superb with a mix of honky tonk, cryin’ in beer ballads and just plain great songs “”1-800 Wine” is pure honky tonk whilst the Cosmic Cowboy, a sentimental old fluff if ever there was one, closes his annual community radio father’s day show with Oxford’s “Don’t Tell the Babies”. As far as production goes this is stunning. The great Bobby Flores is present throughout. And Michael Morales who apparently performed strictly in a Spanish market is great on acoustic guitar. David had talks with major labels apparently but was disillusioned when he was told he didn’t have the right image. Damn, why didn’t he get angry and produce a box set. Even that would not be enough. A gem gem gem!!

Parker, Billy And Friends $40 Out of print Bear Family cd...not many of their cds go out of print and when they do the price of available copies skyrockets.  This even has 2 albums on the one. The first is all duets with likes of Cal Smith, Jack Greene, Webb Pierce, Darrell McCall etc.  21 tracks

 

Pinkard & Bowden "Gettin' Stupid"  $50 Warner Special products ultra rare
 This is a superb 22 tracker on Warner Special Products which collects their best singles and album cuts. Some of these were co-written with Tim Wilson and also appear on his album “Songs for the musically Disturbed”...his versions of course. Best track is the hilarious “Arab, Alabama” (a real place) which came out at the height of the Middle East Gaddafi fears. What would be a better accompaniment that “Libyan on a Jet Plane” a wonderful parody of John Denver’s great “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane”. George Jones gets worked over on “She Thinks I Steal Cars”. Then there is “Delta Dawg”, a somewhat ironic inclusion as it was Sandy Pinkard who co-wrote the original “Delta Dawn”, along with all people, Larry Collins of the Collins Kids. They are both excellent singers and for anyone who loves Tim Wilson’s “Songs for the Musically Disturbed” (and who doesn’t) would love this. This is even better.

Price, Ray  Sometimes a Rose $25 Great early 90s album, and his last for the label (Columbia) which contains one of our favourite tracks in “Not a Dry Eye in the House, “ a co-written by Bob McDill. Four songs are from Roger Brown (of Swing City fame) so you do get a lot of variety. Three fiddles and Hargus Robbins...you can’t ask for much more.

Price, Ray Portrait of a Singer $55 Step One

Price, Ray Step One Records Hall of Fame Series  $45 Step One

Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $60 Step One

 Now Ray’s albums on Step One were all special. The first and third were double records. The first of these has Ray covering what could mainly be construed as pop songs, whilst I have it on good authority the 3rd is Ray’s personal favourite of all the albums he made and why wouldn’t it be as he interprets 20 country classics Ray Price style, which means as good as you are ever gonna hear them. Even then it is impossible not to go past his version of “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” as one of the greatest songs you have ever heard. The “Hall of Fame “ cd is actually new recordings so not sure how the name came about but the recordings are stunners all. So for all intents “Portrait of a Singer” is Ray’s “Stardust” but he does do a great job on “Bummin’ Around”.

The “Hall of Fame” cd opens with a song from the master’s hand (ie Ray himself). “Take back Your Old Love Letters” is a scorcher. The songs are not overly familiar at all and the band is led by Buddy Emmons. A dead set cracker!

“Heart of Country Music’ is my favourite Ray Price album and the 20 songs are country standards which is like hearing them for the first time. Absolutely glorious.

Price, Ray “Greatest Hits 1/2/3” (Step One) 2CD $50  These re-recordings are as good as if not better than the originals. Big call...but don’t take my word for it...after all he was Ray Price. And Step One is no honky little backwoods label. 2cds each 15 tracks. And the Step One band. Ray Price is perhaps the last of the great voices or perhaps that honour belongs to Gene Watson. Wither way there has never been another so smooth.

Ray Price “By Request: Greatest Hits Volume 4" Step One $30. The Greatest Hits

1/2/3 were on a double cd  whilst this is subtitled "By Request", in other words NOT re-

recordings of his hits. Ray Pennington’s “Somewhere in Texas” starts with a solo fiddle

doing a slow version of “Faded Love’ and melds into a great Bob Wills’ inspired shuffle.

You’ve never heard a version of Floyd Tillman’s “This Cold War With You” as good as this

 

Pride, Charley “I’m Gonna Love Her on the Radio” RCA $28  This may have been the last Charley Pride album on RCA and this may have only been released on cd in Australia. Don't quote me on that but hard to find any at all on cd.

Prosser, James "Life Goes On" WB $28...the full 10 songs. This is classic country. I had probably 2 at the most copies of the advance cd  and one of the lucky purchasers submitted a list of their favourite albums of all time and this was at number one...yep above Randy Travis, Ricky Van Shelton etc. I said you can’t pick that as it was never released...he said “I don’t care!”. I think he may have been right. No picture insert. Just rear insert and cd. Don’t miss it....we will include an insert from one of his singles so this has a picture sleeve,

Pruett, Jeanne  Satin Sheets: Greatest Hits $40 (Varese) Very hard to get (if you don’t believe me check online!) Was a protégé of Marty Robbins who knew what a good thing was. Two duets with Marty are included with “walking Piece of heaven” being unreleased. This is very rare.

 

Randall, Jon    Cold Coffee Morning $25 Asylum. The thing that is strange is that

JonRandall has had 3 cds released, none of which was within a country mile of this gem

which never made it to the street. He had a history as well. As Randy Stewart (full name

Jon Randall Stewart) he was a member of Emmylou Harris' Nash Ramblers and was a

talented vocalist and instrumentalist and even had a bigger profile in that he was

married to Lorrie Morgan. Who wasn't you might say, but the duet on "Knowing You're

There" is just great. Nonetheless the creme de la creme of this fine album is "Reno &

Me", a great track which had been recorded by Waylon Jennings, but even Waylon's

version was no match for the Jon Randall version. Joined by Willie Nelson, it is not an

exaggeration to say it is one of Willie's best ever duets (and boy aren't there a few to

choose from!). It gets better. During the chorus they are joined by the angelic Emmylou

Harris. Stunningly good. There is no picture insert. Just the cd and rear insert. Only a

very few advance copies made it out there. Don’t miss it whatever you do.

Terry Radigan "Pawnbroker's Daughter" CD Vanguard $25 This is cd & rear insert only.  This is the album of Terry Radigan that was NOT released. She subsequently had a couple that were released but the big thing is they were not on a par with this. It was a demo if you like (a hint given by her nom-de-plume "Chickynodeal"). She writes some brilliant originals such as the title song and ""1970 #1 Song Cadillac" but also includes some delightful covers includes a feminised "Only Mama That'll Walk the Line" and two great country versions of pop songs; Eric Carmen's "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" and Lou Christie's "Two Faces Have I". You can probably put that down to Brian Ahern (Emmylou/Rodney Crowell etc) being producer. A great album and a pity it never came out. Look to Brian Ahern’s production and with whom he is worked & you will get an idea how good it is...be guided by that and Grasshopper your reward will be one of the best cds of that folksy singer songwriter country genre as so typified by Emmylou and Nanci Griffith.

Reeves, Del   Silver Anniversary Album $25 Now you are  probably not gonna believe me when I tell you how good this is and the opening track is Achy Breaky Heart. Well he takes the mickey out of it nicely as he imitates Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash & Walter Brennan doing it. That is the only novelty and he is very good all round. Stunning is “I’m Really Gone’ which was also done by Charlie Sizemore. On the defunct Playback label.

Robbins, Marty “Lost & Found” CBS $30 This was complied by Marty’s son, Ronny Robbins and released 10 years after the great singers vastly premature death. The 11 songs are all previously unreleased and dated from 1972 to just a few months before Marty’s death. Of the 11 songs, 8 were written by Marty.

 

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!! Well it seems that flairs are making a comeback but satin shirts may have to wait. One thing that won’t go out of style is the brilliant music on this classic.

 

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.

Schneider, John “Too Good to Stop Now/ Tryin’ to Outrun the Wind” MCA 2on1 $35 For a while MCA released a lot of its albums as 2on1 reissues. This was the case with John’s first two MCA albums on a single cd. Both produced by Jimmy Bowen and whilst the previous is his best there is not much difference. He had some chart success but it is the songs that didn’t get single release that shine the most “Low Class Reunion” (by the delightfully named Sterling Whipple) may be the best. “Leaving’s Been Coming for a Long Long Time” was also recorded by George Strait on his best album “Beyond the Blue Neon” and I am not going to suggest one is better but John Schneider’s version is remarkably unadorned and a fabulous contrast.

Sanford, Arnold "That's Why I Sing This Way" CD Classic country indie cd $55. What is an indie? An indie (or independent) release when we speak about it is a small label with not many releases on it free of backing from major labels. As far as the rest go labels such as Rounder, Sugar Hill etc may be considered independents for the masses but not for us. The TRUE indies we deal with may only have the album we are selling on the label and usually only a small number of releases. The artists may not be svelte Nashville types but they are authentic and great....the type Jones or Haggard fans love. Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 10 songs are from the great Max D Barnes, including the title cut which was also recorded by Daryle Singletary and as good as it was it was no match for  Arnold’s original version. 12 tks in all. Simply stunning crying in your beer album. Hell…it is probably the best ever. “Not Enough Jack Daniels in This World” has you believing Arnold truly lived the life he sings about and sadly he has passed on so this stand alone cd is it, unless a miracle happens.

Smith,Sammi Here Comes That Rainbow Again $30 Rare independent album on the Playback label. The title track is of course a Kris Kristofferson track. Now, let me see… Sammi had a bit of success with Kristofferson songs, didn’t she?? You will need help to make it through the night if you don’t know the answer to that one!! She was married to Willie’s guitarist Jody Payne and their son is Waylon Payne. One of the best of the outlaw females.

Sweet, Ron "Ten in Tennesse" CD Classic country indie cd $50 Ron has sadly passed on...in 2005 in fact. He was a superb country singer who fronted Johnny Paycheck's band. Paycheck would have been one of few who could hold a candle to Ron. A wonderful indie with the highlight the wonderful ode to the great man “I Play Haggard” in which he uses snippets of Haggard songs to tell the story. He outdoes even Vern Gosdin on his version  “Baby That’s Cold”  and then shows himself a man for all seasons with the rollicking “Ten in  Tennessee”. A member of our Indie Hall of Fame. Ron’s lone album is full of honky tonk gems of the highest order. 10 tracks ranking with the best
Norman Wade, Vernon Oxford, Johnny Paycheck or whoever you would like to
mention. “I Play Haggard” is the equal of any track recorded in our favourite sub-genre.

Taylor, Chip Chip Taylor’s Last Chance WB reissued $40 Long out of print cd version of his classic album whichfeatures “I Read it in the Rolling Stone” plusthe great “101 in Cashbox” which combines the story of his own version of “Angel of the Morning” along with the tale of a racehorse. Wesley Voigt, brother of actor Jon and uncle of Ms Jolie, records under the name of chip Taylor. This is a stunning album long out of print on cd. Hard to separate the tracks but best is probably “101 is Cashbox” which tells of Chip’s own version of “Angel of the Morning”, a song which of course was a huge hit for Merrilee Rush (and the Turnabouts). It was written by Chip and let’s say his own version didn’t quite set the charts alight. A sensational album, I won’t spoil it by telling you more but just make sure you get it..

Thompson, JW "Songs for Real People" (Phono label) $40 Classic country indie cd. Ultra Rare indie gem. 16 tracks and it is harder to find a better track anywhere than “Jesus Loves Cowboys”. Also shines on a couple of superb narrations. One of these is “The Visitor”, about the ghost of Bob Wills...”tell us where did you come from...do you come from the coast or the hills...he said son I came from a long way away but in Texas they call me Bob Wills”. Believe it or not that made the Billboard charts.In 1979 it was on there for 2 weeks and made it to number 90. Not exactly set the world on fire but I always contend the best things have to be sought.  “It’s not a honky tonk you’re in its  just a house of fools” ...lines from “House of Fools” well I will be the first to grab the jester’s garb. He bounces along brilliantly on “Two Out of Three Ain’t bad”. It sounds like something Hank Thompson would have recorded without changing a single thing. Back to the narrations “Christmas Dolly” is almost Ferlin Husky like in its intensity. You have to love it. Like his compatriots Sweet & Sanford, Jaydubya has left us. This is a wonderful legacy.

Thornton, Marsha "Marsha Thornton" (MCA) $30  1990 This debut album is so good. It includes the defining version of what is a superb song “A Bottle of Wine & Patsy Cline”. Hard to beat. Produced by Patsy’s producer Own Bradley. But the artist is special as is this superb cd. Three Max D Barnes songs are beautifully handled especially grand is “Don’t Tell me What to Do”. Again a case of record companies inability to recognise greatness.

Trevino, Justin “Texas Honky Tonk” Neon Nightmare label $55  This was Justin’s debut album and what a gem it was and is. I can recall when it came out. I called him up and bought a box which he sent out straight away before my payment had been delivered to him. I always loved Justin from the moment I heard him. I inadvertently called him Jason and apologised ..”Don’t worry Steve Don Walser calls be Jason all the time...he says Jason...I say to him that’s Justin Don and he says ...what did you say Jason”. He toured here on a very poorly arranged tour and the shows were not well attended. Those that went saw a man with ten times the talent of the best Nashville has to offer. You will NOT find this album. Even worth including Country Standard Times original review:

Justin Trevino is only 24, but he's a master at a musical style that, for most of the country, faded from glory long ago. It never went away in Texas, of course, but if it's ever going to be revived nationally it's youngsters like Trevino who'll have to lead the charge. And he could be just the man to do it. This album is pure, old-fashioned, Texas country music. Only 4 of the 14 songs are originals, but it's a definite compliment to say that they're basically indistinguishable from the old songs Trevino does. Texas legend Johnny Bush is along for two duets, and musical backing comes from members of Don Walser's and Cornell Hurd's bands.

But the unquestioned star of this show is Trevino's voice. It's a glorious instrument that can soar like Marty Robbins' at one instant, and remind of the great Wynn Stewart at another. In his phrasing, Trevino evokes past Texas greats like Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender. The other newer singers who are doing this style of music simply can not match Trevino's voice - and he is so young he's likely still improving.”

 

Turner, Robby “Man of Steel” $40. Indie album from the great steel guitar player (with both Waylon&the Highwaymen) sees him enlist some wonderful vocalists including Waylon on “Women from Memphis”, Jessi Colter on a new version of her hit “I’m Not Lisa” but the unqualified highlight is Johnny Cash version of “Steel Guitar Rag”. I don’t know what he was on but whatever he has the greatest fun he ever had recording. And then some. Fabulous....rare Waylon, rare Cash and some of the best steel playing you will hear.

 

Wade, Norman “Tennessee Eyes” $55 1993’s Album of the Year was the first cd for Norm...you would imagine though he would be universally referred to as “Norman”. This gem was on the Bob Grady label & was superbly produced by Bob & Mike Headrick. There may not be another honky tonk album like this. “They’re All Over Nashville” tells the stunning true story of those who don’t quite make it the way they would want. First time I ever went to Nashville my travelling companion and I were in Ernest Tubb Record Shop talking to the owner, David McCormack, when a lady burst through the door. “Sir” she said worriedly (a southern lady no doubt)..”a man has done passed out in your alley”. David explained that he played and sang for tips and then unfortunately turned the proceeds into alcohol, hence the unfortunate sight she was witnessing. With a nod of his head he said so earnestly  “They’re all over Nashville”. You could have knocked me down with a feather. All bar one of the 11 songs are by Norman...the “Norm”less Norman, with the 11th by Bob Grady himself. This is as good as hard core country music gets. I feel as though sale of this needs to be vetted. It is that darn good.  

 

Wade, Norman For a Minute There $35. Crossing the line between Jones & Hank is this indie champ for the ages. When he sings “I’ve Got Hank to Thank” you know he isn’t lying. A 1997 out of print gem for this vastly under recorded artist. That is an understatement. Only 3 Norman songs “La Louisian’” is somewhat Cajun influenced. “Crying at 3 am” is pure country as is “I Still Need Her”. Seemingly recorded over a period of years it is still a gem

 

Wall, Chris, Honky Tonk Heart $40 His debut. Includes his original version of “Trashy Women”…I like his usage of the word “tad”….as in “I like my women just a tad on the trashy side”. Best track though is the fabulous “He Lives My Dream”. Liner notes are by Jerry Jeff Walker who had success recording several Chis Wall songs.

 

Watson, Gene Back in the Fire $50 Let’s be analytical for a second or two. The great country vocalists have been hit hard in recent years with the passing of Vern Gosdin, George Jones and Ray Price. That is not even mentioning Waylon & Johnny Cash. Well for mine that leaves Gene Watson as the king. His voice is as good now as it ever was.  But, great singer as he is & no correspondence will be entered into on that fact, this is his best album, a Warners album from 1989 with the best version ever of “Dreams of a Dreamer”, which was also done by Darrell McCall so there is plenty competition plus arguably Gene’s best ever ballad “The Great Divide”,co-wriiten by but never recorded by Randy Travis. As an aside Randy’s own songs have been top drawer.  BUT I will say this emphatically there is not one Gene Watson album which should not be in every collection and furthermore on the top shelf of that collection. I would compare this favourably to my favourite ever country cd Vern Gosdin’s “Chiselled in Stone”. It is similar in that they are both by great stylists at the height of their glory. Secondly they are eclectic in style. For this Watson album chuck in a bit of swing on “It Ain’t No Fun to be Alone in San Antone”. And Gene looks so cool in his long black coat on the cover.

 

Watson, Gene In Other Words $45. This was a hard to get (even at the time) cd on the Broadland label. All 10 songs are on this album only and include “Old Porch Swing”, “Class Reunion” (also done by Oak Ridge Boys & John Conlee)  and the rather upbeat “She’s no Lady”. Backing musicians include Pig Robbins on piano and Buddy Emmons on steel. The Mercury label logo shows on the package and it seems it may have only been released in Canada.

 

Watson, Gene “Honky Tonk Crazy” (Epic) $70  This is beyond rare. I had only ever seen one copy and that was at an Austin Record Fair where a rather sleepy looking fellow had one for US$80. I said “Chum that is a might pricey being it has a cracked case & all”. Hinting I might have been interested didn’t really spur our laid back friend on at all and I think I made out something like “that is cheap”. To be honest I think it may have been. This came out in 1987 and as I have said elsewhere a lot of titles that were only released early in the cd age have become incredibly rare. Sandwiched between two Harlan Howard songs are some wonderful Gene Watson highlights. And do some research, this is cheap!! It is just nowhere except here.

 

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

 

Watson, Gene “Unchartered Mind” $30 Step One gem, which includes Gene’s version of the Curt Ryle gem “Mirrors Don’t Lie” and if you don’t think Gene is one of the greatest ever country vocalists you will change your mind when you hear his version of “You Gave Me a Mountain”. Wow!! Go to the delightful swing of “He’s Back in Texas Again”.

 

Watson, Gene  “The Good Old Days”  $30 Step One with a superb selection excellently produced by Ray Pennington who also contributed 4 Songs including the title song...actually “the Good Old Days are Right Now” . There is also a re-recording of one of his best Capitol hits, “Love in the Hot Afternoon”. Watson is one of the few artists I know who could improve on an original well know version.  Like all Step One releases this is out of print.

 

Whitley, Keith   “I Wonder Do You Think of Me” (RCA) $35 The album he had just

finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with

his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with

his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s

premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row. I truly

believe he would have been recognised as one the greatest country vocalists ever and I

could even be persuaded to drop the “‘one of” from that assessment. Could it be Lorrie

to whom he sings “Don’t flatter yourself...I’m over you”. It is sad that “Tennesee

Courage’ is so damn relevant.

 

Whitley, Keith Tribute $28 A gem put out by his label 5 or so years after he so tragically died. BUT for the Whitley fans it is not just other artists interpreting Whitley (all quite superbly I may add, especially Alan Jackson, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt) but also includes 4 great previously unissued Whitley songs including a superb duet with Lorrie Morgan on “I Just Want You”…..a must. Other Whitley tracks are “Charlotte’s in North Carolina” (a great play on words), “I’m Gonna Hurt Her on the Radio” and “The Comeback Kid” ....sadly not to be.

 

 Whitley, Keith  “Kentucky Bluebird”  $25 15 tracks mostly not on his other albums.

Augmented with some historical and rare clips. “Somebody’s Doing Me Right” is up there

with the best Keith Whitley as is the Cochran/Gosdin song “Would These Arms Be in Your

Way”. Answer no!!

 

Williams, Don “I Believe in You/ Especially for You” MCA $45 Two albums from

1980 & 81 that are not available separately or in any way shape or form apart from this

long out of print  2on1. Trust me this will go quickly.

 

Wynette, Tammy “Next to You” (Epic) $35  This is great. Maybe Tammy’s last great

album and she is in fine form and the material is first class. “The Note” has been done by

many with Conway Twitty perhaps having the best version. Well I am telling you you

may wish to reconsider. Similarly Tammy’s rather jaunty version of the classic “I’m So

afraid of Losing You Again” is fabulous.”Thank the Cowboy for the Ride” from Ed Bruce is

a wonderful tale. “We Called It Everything But Quits” is another great song where the

jaunty delivery is not what you’d expect but it works so well. The obligatory big ballad

“Liar’s Roses” closes this great Norro Wilson production.

 

Various

Heart of Texas Country $35  This was a 1998 cd on Justin Trevino’s Neon Nightmare label which was a precursor of  the wonderful label of the same name. Tracy Pitcox (Traci is a guy) was a dj and did the notes for this, He later adapted the name for his Heart of Texas label, now the home for Justin Trevino and Amber Digby and everyone else we love here at Y & T. This has 21 tracks only on this album. Includes Ron Williams “Truckloads & Trainloads”. One of the best indie vocalists ever. Also one of last songs ever from the great Justin Tubb after whom Justin Trevino was named. 21 songs most exceedingly rare including contributions from songwriters Dave Kirby and Tony Douglas and Lawton Williams.

 

Growin’ Up Too Fast The Girl Group Anthology (Mercury) 2cds 32 pg book 50 tks

$30 Any compilation which has Diane Renay “Navy Blue” and Diane Ray “Please Don’t

Talk to the Lifeguard” on it is essential!! Yeah...I know it isn’t country but I don’t care.

 

Next of Kin Soundtrack $45 The Swedish Cowboy favourite songs list appeared in a

newsletter a few years ago now & as you may expect there were some George Jones

songs in it. Funny thing is the second best George Jones song in his exclusive list

was  “Pyramid of Cans” ONLY on this cd. What a drinking song it is…”I drink from cans &

stack ‘em…in a pyramid so high as a monument to how I feel since she told me

goodbye”. Sheer poetry. And you can visualise the fun George was having recording this.

The rest is great too with Ricky Van Shelton shining on the ballad “Hillbilly Heart” & the

Sweethearts of the Rodeo wonderful on the rockabilly “Paralysed”. But George…how

great and again I bow to the Swedish Cowboy’s good taste. Not quite as good as my own

but not bad just the same. Certainly the rarity of this soundtrack can be put down to

buyers discovering its brilliance.

 

Something Got a Hold On Me: Treasury of Sacred Music(RCA)$30 features what in

many instances are the original versions of what are now gospel standards including

such gems as “Tramp on the Street” by Grady & hazel Cole and the  Dixon Brothers

superb “I Didn’t Hear Nobody Pray”...what’s a country song without a double negative

every now & then. "Wreck on the Highway” "Farther Along". So good. Sound is

spectacularly good.

 

The Greatest Hits compendium: Nothing but the Hits.

This section is only “best ofs” & “greatest hits”

There is a mix of prices. $10 ones all form part of the 3 for $25 deal. $5 ones

similarly form part of the 5 for $20 deal.

Adkins, Trace                    Definitive Greatest Hits 2CD (Capitol) $10

Adkins, Trace                    Greatest Hits collection Vol 1 (Capitol) $5

Alabama                           Greatest Hits II (RCA) $5

Alabama                           Greatest Hits III (RCA) $5

Alabama                           41 and Counting 2CD (RCA) $10

Alabama                           20 # 1 Hits (RCA) $10

Allan, Gary                        Greatest Hits (MCA) $10

Allen, Rex Jnr                    Very Best of (WB) $10

Anderson, Bill                    Best (Curb) $20 This is not really a hits package but is great. It includes a Gulf War adaptation of “Deck of Cards” plus the hard to get “I Wonder If God Likes Country Music” with Roy Acuff  BUT the unquestionable highlight is “Mr Peepers” about a wife burying her rather bland husband BUT there is more than a surprise...fabulous. One of faves!

Anderson, Bill                    20 Greatest Hits BA label $20 all originals sealed

Anderson, Bill                    More Greatest Hits BA label $20 all originals sealed

Anderson, John                  Greatest Hits WB $10

Anderson, John                  Ultimate Hits (Koch) 14 newly recorded versions $5

Anderson, John                  Greatest Hits (BNA) $5

Anderson, John                  Anthology (Audium) 2CDs re-recordings Great 30 tracks.$10

Anderson, Lynn                  Greatest Hits (Columbia) Cd made in Japan $10

Bandy, Moe                       Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10 hard to get

Bandy, Moe                       Greatest Hits (Curb) $10

Bandy, Moe                       Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound (Razor & Tie) $25 very hard to get20 sublime tracks .

Bare, Bobby                      Biggest Hits (Columbia) $10

Bellamy Brothers                Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Bellamy Brothers                Greatest Hits II (MCA) $5

Bellamy Brothers                Greatest Hits III MCA $10

Bellamy Brothers                Anthology Vol 1 CD + DVD $15

Bellamy Brothers                Anthology Vol 1I CD + DVD $15

Bentley, Dierks                  Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008 (Capitol)

$10 17 tracks

Berry, John                       Greatest Hits $5 (Capitol)

Black, Clint                        Greatest Hits Vol 1 (RCA) $10

Black, Clint                        Greatest Hits Vol 2 (RCA) $5

Bogguss, Suzy                   Greatest Hits (Capitol) $10

Boxcar Willie                      Freight train Heart (Aim)  21 tks

Boxcar Willie                      Collection (Castle) 24 tks not the usual $15

Brandt, Paul                      What I Want to Be Remembered For : Greatest Hits  (Reprise) Canada only $18

Britt, Catherine                  Dusty Smiles/Too fAr Gone/Little Wildflower (ABC) $10

Brooks, Garth                    The Hits (Capitol) $15

Brooks, Garth                    Ultimate Hits 2CD + 30+ track DVD $20

Brooks & Dunn                   30 # 1 Singles (Arista) 2CD $10

Brooks & Dunn                   Brand New mAn/ Hard Workin’ Man/Waiton on Sundown $10

Brooks & Dunn                   Borderline/ If You See Her/ Tightrope $10

Brooks & Dunn                   Greatest Hits Collection 1 (Arista) $10

Brooks & Dunn                   Greatest Hits Collection 2 (Arista) $5

Brooks & Dunn                   Very Best of Brooks & Dunn (Arista) $5 14 tks

Buchanan, Colin                 Bourke to Beaconsfield (WRM) $35 No longer available on cd. Inc. the Tribute to Steve Irwin

Byrd, Tracy                       Greatest Hits (BNA) $5  12 tracks  This & next all different.

Byrd, Tracy                       Greatest Hits (MCA) $10 18 tracks

Cagle, Chris                       Best (Capitol) $10 d

Cale, J J                           Very Best (Mercury Chronicles )20 tks $18

Campbell, Glen                   Very Best (EMI) 15 tks $5

Campbell, Glen                   Country Gold (Capitol) $10 collection of covers from his Capitol albums eg Cold Cold Heart/ Together Again

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Party Doll & Other Favourites (Columbia) $5

Carter, Carlene                  Hindsight 20/20 (WB) $10 20 fabulous tracks.

Cash, Johnny                     Universal Masters (Universal) from Mercury Years $10

Cash, Johnny                     Man in Black (Coilumbia) $5 24 tks

Cash, Johnny                     Legend of 20 Clsssic Tracks 1956-2003 (Legacy) $5

Cash, Rosanne                   Hits 1979-1989 (Columbia) $10

Chesney, Kenny                 Greatest Hits (BNA) $5

Chesney, Kenny                 Greatest Hits Vol II (BNA) $5

Chesnutt, Mark                  Ultimate Collection: Complete MCA Singles 1990-2000 2CD Humphead UK 30 tracks $20

Chesnutt, Mark                  Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Chieftains                         Best (Columbia) $5

Clark, Roy                         Greatest (Capitol) Tip of My Fingers $10

Clark, Roy                         Very best (Time Life) 15 tracks %15

Clark, Terri                       Greatest Hits (Mercury) $10 autographed

Cline, Patsy                       12 Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Cline, Patsy                       Ultimate collection (Crimson) 30 tks pre Decca I believe $5

Cline, Patsy                       Commemorative (MCA) has above 12 GH coupled with Last Sessions 21 tks $10

Cline, Patsy                       Sweet Dream: Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960 -1963 Ltd edition Hip-O $25 2cd deluxe

Coe, David Allan                 Very Best (Columbia) $10 14 tracks

Coe, David Allan                 17 Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10

Coe, David Allan                 For the Record (Columbia) 20 tracks $15 orig. 2lp

Colter, Jessi                      An Outlaw A Lady (Capitol) 18 tracks $18

Conlee, John                      Best (Curb) $10 4 from MCA & 8 from 16th Avenue

Conlee, John                      Greatest Hits (MCA) $10

Conlee, John                      Greatest Hits Vol 2 (MCA) $10

Conley, Earl Thomas           Greatest Hits (RCA) $5

Conley, Earl Thomas           Essential (RCA) 20 tracks $10 great series

Conley, Earl Thomas           Once in a Blue Moon: RTCA Singles 1981-1992 2CD 31 tracks (SPV UK) $18

Connors, Graeme               It’s All Good: More of the Best $18(ABC)

Coolidge, Rita                    Best (A&M) $10

Coolidge, Rita                    Classics (A&M) $10 both made in Japan. Minimal duplication

Country Gentlemen             Sugar Hill Collection (Sugar Hill) 20 tracks $15

Crowell, Rodney                 Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10

Crowell, Rodney                 The Collection (WB) $10 totally different to previous

Crowell, Rodney                 Very Best (Columbia) $10

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cove rto Cover) Mercury $5

Dalton, Lacy J                    Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10

Dalton, Lacy J                    Greatest Hits (Capitol) $10

Dave & Sugar                    Anthology (Renaissance) $18 23 tracks from RCA

Davies, Gail                       Greatest Hits $10 20 tracks including “Grandma’s Song”

Davis, Mac                        Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10 inc. his versions of songs he wrote such as “In the Ghetto”, “Something’s Burnin’ etc”

Davis, Mac                        Very Best & More (Casablanca) $10 Hard to be Humble!!

Dean, Billy                        Greatest Hits (LibertY) $5

Denver, John                     Greatest Hits Vol 2 (RCA) cd made in Japan...okay I will let a secret out. I love “Perhaps Love” with Placido!! $10

Denver, John                     Greatest Hits Vol 3 (RCA) cd made in Japan $10

Desert Rose Band               Greatest Hits (MCA) $10 billed as Chris Hillman & DRB

Diamond Rio                      Greatest Hits 1 (Arista) $5

Diamond Rio                      Greatest Hits 2 (Arista) $5

Diffie, Joe                         Greatest Hits (Epic) $10

Diffie, Joe                         Ultimate Colelction (Rounder) 20 tks $15

Dixie Chicks                       Very Best (Columbia)$5

Duncan, Johnny                 Classic Country (Columbia) $10

Duncan, Johnny                 Thinkin’ of a Rendezvous: Columbia Country Hits 1969-1980

                                      T-Bird American (UK) $20 23 tracks inc.5 Janie Fricke duets

Dunn, Holly                       Milestones Greatest Hits (WB) $10

Dusty, Slim                       Number 50: The Golden Anniversary Album (EMI) $15

Dusty, Slim                       Very best (EMI) 25 tks $15

Emerson Drive                   Decade of Drive: 10 Years of Hits (Open Road) $5

Evans, Sara                      Greatest Hits (RCA) 14 tks $5

Exile                                Greatest Hits (Epic) $5

Fairchild, Barbara               Classic Country (Sony) 14 tks $10

Fender, Freddy                  Collection (WB) $10 Great re-recordings

Firefall                             Greatest Hits (Rhino) 18 tks $15 Flying burrito Brothers. Their “Strange Way” is a country rock classic

Ford, Tennessee Ernie         Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol) Superb 29 tracks OOP $20

Forde, Steve                     Greatest Hits CD + DVD (ABC) $15

Forester Sisters                 Greatest Hits (WB) $10

Fowler, Kevin                    Best So Far (own label) 18 tks inc Don’t Touch My Willie $18

Fox, George                      Greatest Hits 1987-1997 (WB) $15

Fricke, Janie                      17 Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10

Frickie, Janie                     Celebration (Columbia) $18 originally double lp 20 tks

Frizzell, David & Shelly West Greatest Hits Alone & Together (KTel) $15

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlin Bros    Biggest Hits (Columbia) $5

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlin Bros    17 Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlin Bros    Best (Curb) $5

Gauthier, Mary                   Genesis: The Early Years (Mary Gauthier) $20 15 tracks 13 culled from he r1st 3 albums (very well compiled I may add) plus 2 previously unreleased live tracks.

Gayle, Crystal                    Greatest Hits  (CBS) $10 cd made in Japan

Gayle, Crystal                    Certified Hits (Capitol) $5

Gayle, Crystal                    Best (WB) because the ever lovely Crystal has recorded for quite a few labels these are essentially different & great $10

Gentry, Bobbie                   Best (Capitol) 20 tks $10 6 duets with Glen Campbell

Gibbs, Terri                       Best (Varese) $10 Somebody’s Knockin’

Gibson, Don                      Best of Volume 1 (Curb) Hickory label $10

Gibson, Don                      20 Greatest Songs (Hickory) Varese $18

Gibson, Don                      Anthology 2CD (RCA) UK 32 tks $18

Gibson, Don                      Collection (Castle UK) 24 Hickory tracks V. Hard to get $22

Gibson, Don                      Icons (Green Umbrella) $10 supposedly RCA 56 tks Never heard of label.

Gill, Vince                          Ballads (MCA) $5

Gill,Vince                           Souvenirs (MCA) $5

Gill, Vince                          Best (RCA) $5 pre MCA..hard to get

Gilley, Mickey                    Gilley’s Greatest  Hits Vol 1 (Columbia) $5

Gilley, Mickey                    Ten Years of Hits (Columbia) $15 original 2lp

Gosdin, Vern                      10 Years Greatest Hits Newly Recorded (Columbia) $15

Gosdin, Vern                     Best of Vern Gosdin (WB) $15 late 70s recordings inc “Till the End”

Greenwood, Lee                 Greatest Hits (MCA) Cd made in Japan $5

Haggard, Merle                  Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol) $10 20 tks

Haggard, Merle                  Very Best (Capitol) $5

Haggard, Merle                  Very Best (EMI gold) 2CD 48 tks $15

Haggard, Merle                  His Best (MCA) $5

Haggard, Merle                  Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Haggard, Merle                  His Greatest And His Best (MCA) $10 15 tracks inc. Leonard!

Haggard, Merle                  For the Record: 43 Legendary Hits (BNA) 1999 recordings are great 2CD $15 surprises inc 2 great duets with Jewel.

Haggard, Merle                  20 Hits (Curb) $10

Haggard, Merle                  25th Anniversary Album Cap[itol 20 tks $10

Haggard, Merle                  Hurtin’ (Capitol) $5

Hamilton, George IV            Best (RCA)  22 tks $15

Hart, Freddie                     Best (EMI) $10

Harvey, Adam                             Best So Far (Sony) $10 15 tracks

Herndon, Ty                      This Is Ty Herndon: Greatest Hits (Epic) $5

Highway 101                      Greatest Hits (WB) $10 original with Paulette Carlson

Highway 101                      Latest & Greatest (Intersound) $10 with Paulette Carlson

Hill, Faith                          The Hits CD + DVD (WB) $10

Houston, David                  American Originals (Columbia) $10

Hutton, Betty                     Greate Ladies of Song (Capitol) $10 17 tks

Jackson, Alan                    Greatest Hits Collection (Arista) $10

Jackson, Alan                    34 Number Ones 2CD (Arista) $15

Jackson, Alan                    Here in Real World/ Don’t Rock Jukebox/Lot About Livin’ $10

Jackson, Alan                    Who I Ma/ Everything I Love/ High Mileage $10

Jackson, Alan                    Greatest Hits II 2CD set (Arista) $15

James, Sonny                    Young Love: Classic Hits Of (Razor & Tie) 21tks $18

James, Sonny                    American Originals (Columbia) $10 totally different tracks.

Jeffreys, Gina                    Best of Gina Jeffreys So Far (ABC) $5

Jennings ,Shooter               Bad Magick: The Best of Shooter Jennings (Uni) 15 tks $10

Jennings, Waylon                New Classic Waylon (MCA) $15

Jennings, Waylon                The Collection (Castle) UK 22tks 76 min $10

Jennings, Waylon                Best of Waylon (RCA) $10 cd made in Japan       

Jennings, Waylon                Greatest Hits Vol 2 (RCA) $10 cd made in Japan   

Jennings, Waylon                Ultimate (RCA) 22 tracks $10

Jennings, Waylon                Very Best (RCA) $5

Jennings, Waylon                Essential (RCA) $10 20 tks superb series

Johns, Sammy                   Golden Classics (Collectables) $15

Johnson, Michael                Best (RCA) $5

Johnson, Michael                Then & Now (Intersound) $5

Jones, George                             Anniversary: 10 Years of Hits (Epic) $15 originally 2lp set

Jones, George                             Very Best George Jones (Epic) $10

Jones, George                             Country Store Collection (Castle) $10

Jones, George                             Great Lost Hits (Time Life) 2Cd 34 tks $18

Jones, George                             50 Years of Hits (Bandit) $30 50 tks

Jones, George                             George Jones Collection (MCA) $10

Jones, George                             Music of George Jones: Epic Years 3cd $15

Jones, George/Tammy Wynette Greatest Hits (Epic) $10

Jones, George/Tammy Wynette Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Epic) $10

Jones, Grandpa                  Country Music Hall of Fame Series (Decca hits) $10 Great

answer to “Don’t Bring Your Guns to Town” with “Don’t Bring Your Banjo Home”

Judds                               Essential (RCA) 20 trks Selection 10/10 sound 10/10 $15

Judds                               I Will Stand By You: Essential Collection (Curb) $10

Keith, Toby                       Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Mercury) $5

Keith, Toby                       Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Dreamworks) $5

Keith, Toby                       35 Biggest Hits (UM) $10

Kendalls                            So Many Hits Its Sinful ( American Harvest) $10

Kendalls                            20 Favorites ((Epic) Brilliant 1989 album in which they                                            went back & recreated their hits & more $25 great & rare

Kendalls                            16 Greatest Hits (Varese) $15 Heaven’s Just a Sin Away

Kernaghan, Lee                  The Big Ones: Greatest Hits Volume 1 (ABC) $10

Kershaw, Sammy               Covers the Hits (Mercury) covers album $10

Kershaw, Sammy               Hits Chapter I (Mercury) $10

Kershaw, Sammy               Hits Chapter II (Mercury) $10

Ketchum, Hal                     The Greatest Hits (Curb) $10

Kirby, Kathy                      Very Best (Spectrum) $10

Krauss, Alison                    Now That I Found You: A Collection (Rounder) $15

Krauss, Alison                    100 Miles or More: A Collection (Rounder) $15 If you haven’t heard her do a female take on “You’re Just a Country Boy” you are missing something spectacularly good.

Kristofferson, Kris              Essential 2CD $10

Lang, k d                          Recollection 2CD one GH one of rarities $10

Lawrence, Tracy                Anthology (Atlantic) exceptional 17 tracks only available as a Promo cd. Very hard to get $15

Lawrence, Tracy                Greatest Hits Evolution (Lawrence) 2014 album $18 later stuff inc. “Paint me a Birmingham”

Lawrence, Tracy                Then & Now: The Hits Collection (Mercury) 17 tks $15

Lawrence, Tracy                Best (Atlantic) 14 tk $5

Lewis, jerry Lee                 Best (Curb) $5 Elektra, Smash & Sun

Lee, Johnny                       Best (Curb) $10

Lee, Johnny                       Greatest Hits (WB) $10

Lee, Johnny                       Country Candy Store (Aim) $10 inc. Country Party which is an answer to Rick nelson’s “Garden Party”

Lindsay, Mark                    Arizona & Other Staes of Mind (CBS) $5

Lonestar                           From Here to There: Greatest Hits (BNA) $5

Louvin Brothers                  When I Stop Dreaming: The Best (Razor & Tie) OOp $15

Loveless, Patty                  Classics (Epic) $10

Loveless, Patty                  Greatest Hits (MCA) $10 different label earlier tracks

Luman, Bob                       American Originals (Epic) $15

Lynn, Loretta                     Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

McBride, Martina                Greatest Hits (RCA) 19 tks $10

McBride, Martina                Hits & More (RCA) $10 20 tks

McBride, Martina                Playlist (RCA) $5

McCoy, Neal                      Greatest Hits (Atlantic) $5

McDaniel, Mel                    Greatest Hits (Capitol) $10

McDaniel, Mel                    Baby’c Got Her Blue jeans On (Real Gones )21 tks Great $20

McDowell, Ronnie               Best (Curb) $10

McDowell, Ronnie               Best of Ronnie McDowell (Intersound) $10

McDowell, Ronnie               Older Women and Other Greatest Hits (Epic) $10 2 different labels & tracks.

McEntire, Reba                   #1’s (MCA) 2CDs 31 tks $15

McEntire, Reba                   Greatest Hits (MCA) $10 inc. “Does He Love You” w. Linda Davis.

McEntire, Reba                   Greatest Hits Vol 2 (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Moments & Memories: Australian Tour Edition $15 (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Best of Reba McEntire (Mercury) $15

McGraw, Tim                     Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Curb) 15 tks $5

McGraw, Tim                     Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Curb) 16 tks $5

McGraw, Tim                     Greatest Hits Vol 3 (Curb) $5

 McGraw, Tim                    22 Number One Hits (Curb) 2cd $10

Macon, Uncle Dave             Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) 16 tks $15

Mandrell, Barbara               Greatest Country Hits (Curb) 3 MCA + 8 Capitol tracks inc the great “Angels Love Bad Men’ with Waylon $10

Mandrell, Barbara               Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Mattea, Kathy                    A Collection of Hits (Mercury) $10

Messina, JoDee                  Greatest Hits (Curb) $5 16 tks

Mezera, Audrey Auld           Texas (Reckless)

Miller, Buddy                     Best of the Hightone Years (Hightone/Shout) 16 tks $10

Miller, Jody                        Complete Epic Hits (Real Gone) 25 tks $20 inc duet with Johnny Paycheck “Let’s All Go Down to the River”

Milsap, Ronnie                    Ultimate (RCA) 22 tks $15

Milsap, Ronnie                    Greatest Hits Vo l2 (RCA) $10

Montgomery, John Michael  Greatest Hits (Atlantic) $5

Montgomery, John Michael   Very Best of (WB) $10

Moorer, Allison                   Definitive Collection ((MCA) 19 tks $10

Morgan, Craig                    Greatest Hits (Broken Bow) $5

Morgan, Lorrie                   To Get to You: Greatest Hits (BNA) later stuff $10

Morgan, Lorrie                   Essential (BNA) $10

Morgan, Lorrie                   Greatest Hits (BNA) $10 only place you can get “Til la Tear Becomes a Rose’ with Keith Whitley

Morgan, Lorrie                   Classics (Curb) $15 Collection of pre RCA Recordings

Morris, Gary                      Hits (WB) $10

Morse, Ella Mae                  Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol)  21 tracks $20

Murphey, Michael Martin      Best Of ((EMI America) $15 Liberty Recordings early 80s

Murray, Anne                    Greatest Hits ((Capitol) $5

Murray, Anne                    Greatest Hits Vol II (Capitol0 $5

Myles, Heather                   Rum & Rodeo: Best of Hightone Years (Hightone )14 tks $10

Nelson, Ricky                     Singles Album (EMI) 20 tks $5

Nelson, Rick                      Best of the Later Years 1963-1973 (Ace UK) $20 26 tracks

Nelson, Willie                     Greatest Hits & Some that Will Be (Columbia0 $10

Newton, Juice                    Greatest Country Hits (Curb) $10

Newton, Juice                    Ultimate Hits Collection (Fuel) 20 tks $15

Newton, Juice                    Greatest Hits & More (Capitol) $10

Nickel Creek                      Reasons Why: Very Best (Sugar Hill) CD + DVD $15

Nielson-Chapman, Beth       Greatest Hits (WB) $5

Oak Ridge Boys                  Greatest hits (MCA) $5

Orbison, Roy                     For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino) $5

Orbison, Roy                     Rare Orbison (CBS Special Products) $10

Orbison, Roy                     The Singles Collection 1965-1973 (Polydor) The hard to get MGM years...how good is “Penny Arcade” Includes 7minute gem “Southbound Jericho Parkway” $20 Fabulous Big O

Owens, Buck                     All Time Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Curb) $10

Owens, Buck                     All Time Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Curb) $10

Owens, Buck                     All Time Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Curb) $10

Owens, Buck                     All time Greatest Hits (Saguaro) 20 tks $15

Owens, Buck/ Susan Raye   Very Best (Varese) $18

Page, Patti                        Collection: Mercury Years Vol 1 (Mercury) 20 tks $10

Paisley, Brad                     Playlist (Arista) $5

Parnell, Lee Roy                 Hits & Highways Ahead (Arista) $10

Parnell, Lee Roy                 Career Hits & Highlights (Arista promo) $10

Parton, Dolly                     Real (Sony) 3Cd $10

Parton, Dolly                     Very Best (Sony) 20 tks $10

Parton, Dolly                     Very Best V 2 (Sony) $10 19 tks both really good combining RCA and CBS recordings & not necessarily all the usual

Parton, Dolly                     Ultimate Collection 2CD RCA 30 tks

Parton, Dolly                     Greatest Hits (RCA German) $10

Parton, Dolly                     Greatest Hits (RCA) CD Made in Japan $10

Paycheck, Johnny               Soul & Edge Best of Johnny Paycheck (Epic) $15

Perfect Stranger                The Hits (Curb) $10 You Have the Right to Remain Silent is a forgotten classic almost. Pity they folded.

Pirates of the Mississippi      Best (Liberty) $5 how good was/is “Feed Jake”    

Poco                                Forgotten Train 1969-1974 2CD $18

Price, Ray                         American Originals (CBS) $5

Pride, Charley                    Ultimate Hits Collection 2cd 32 tks (Music City) $10

Pride, Charley                    My Latest & Greatest (Ritz) $5 16 tks

Pride, Charley                    Classics With Pride (Ritz) 16 tks $5

Pride, Charley                    Classics with Pride (Honest) $5

Pride, Charley                    Greatest Hits (RCA) cd made in Japan $5

Pride, Charley                             It’s Just Me: 25 Number One Country Hits 1966-1981 (SPV) $15

Pride, Charley                    30 Years of Pride (RCA) 2Cd 30 tks $10

Prine, John                        Souvenirs (Oh Boy) New Versions of classics $15

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Greats Hits (RCA) $10

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Classics Collection (Capitol) $10

Raven, Eddie                     Greatest Country Hits (Curb) $10 RCA/ MCA/ Elektra

Raven, Eddie                     Best of Eddie Raven (RCA) $10

Raybon, Marty                   At His Best (Grand Vista) $10 Shenandoah vocalist. Top voice

Raye, Collin                       Best Of : Direct Hits (Epic) $5 

Restless Heart                   Greatest Hits (RCA) $5

Rich, Charlie                      American Originals (Columbia) $10

Rimes, Leann                     Greatest Hits (Curb) 19 tks $5

Robbins, Marty                   Biggest Hits (Columbia) $5

Robbins, Marty                   Best (Curb) MCA tracks $10

Robbins, Marty                   Lifetime of Songs (Columbia) $10 originally 2lp

Robbins, Marty                   Country Store Collection (Castle UK) 18 tks $10

Robbins, Marty                   Return to Me: Columbia Country Hits 1959-1982 (SPV UK)

                                      $18 25 tks 76+ minutes

Rodriguez, Johnny              Greatest Hits (Mercury) $10

Rodriguez, Johnny              20 Greatest Hits (Gusto) $10

Rogers, Kenny                   Collection 2Cd $10 (EMI)

Rogers, Kenny                   Greatest Hits (Capitol) $5

Rogers, Kenny & First Edition 15 Greatest Hits (MCA) $10 cd made in Japan

Rogers, Kenny/ Dottie West Classics (EMI) $10 duets hard to get                  

Rogers, Roy                      Country Hall of Fame (MCA) $10

Ronstadt, Linda                  Greatest Hits (Asylum) $5

Ronstadt, Linda                  Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Asylum) $5

Rowan, Peter                     Best of the Sugar Hill Years $15 (Sugar Hill) sealed

Russell, Johnny                  Country Store Collection (castle) UK $30 Very rare

Sarstedt, Peter                  Best Of (EMI) $10 inc. the Cosmic Cowboy’s fave “Take Off Your Clothes” How good is/was “Where Do You Go to”

Sawyer Brown                   Greatest Hits 1990-1995 ((Curb) $5

Schneider, John                 Greates Hits (MCA) $10

Seals, Dan                        Best (Capitol) $10

Seals, Dan                        Very Best of (Varese) $15

Serratt, Kenny                   Best Volume One (Hillside) $20 Brilliant Lefty/ Haggard inspired singer 17 tracks

Serratt, Kenny                   Best Volume Two (Hillside) $20 15 tks

Shelton, Blake                   Loaded The Best Of (Reprise) $5

Shenandoah                      Greatest Hits (Columbia) $10 with Marty Raybon on lead vocals...superb singer “Ghost in This House” brillian

Shenandoah                      15 Favorites (Capitol) different label & songs $10

Sheppard. T G                   All Time Greatest Hits (WB) “Last Cheater’s Waltz” $10

Sheppard, T G                   Biggest Hits (Columbia) $15 different label

Simon, Paul                       Negotiations & Love Songs 1971-1986 (WB) $5

Simpson, Red                    Best: Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer (Razor & Tie)18

Skaggs, Ricky                    Country Store Collection (Castle) $15

Smith, Carl                        Best of (Curb) Hickory Recordings $15

Smith, Connie                    Essential (RCA) 20 tracks $12

Smith, Gerald                    Hits & More (indie )$15 great. Wrote & sings “What Part of No”, “Lone Ranger” (as done by George Jones)

Smokie                             18 Carat Gold (EMI) $5 yeah...but okay

Sons of Pioneers                RCA Years (RCA) 20 tracks $10

Southern Pacific                 Greatest Hits (WB) $10 Includes not only “Thing About You” w. Emmylou but also “A Girl Like Emmylou” country rock gem

Spears, Billie Jo                  Best (UK) EMI 20 tracks $10

Spears, Billie Jo                  Country Classics (EMI) $10

Stampley, Joe                    Best (Varese) $20 rare 18 tks

Stanley, Ralph                   Very Best (Audium) $5

Steele, Jeffrey                   Gold, Platinum, No Chrome More Steele Greatest Hits V2 $5

Stewart, Gary                    Gary’s Greatest (Hightone) 17 tks $18 hard to get

Stone, Doug                      Country’s Greatest (Goldenlane) 14 hits Re-recordings $10

Storer, Sara                      Calling me Home: Best (ABC) $10

Strait, George                    50 #1s 2CDs (MCA) $10

Strait, George                    22 More Hits (MCA) $10

Strait, George                    25 Number 1’s (MCA) Promo only $10

Strait, George                    Latest Straitest Greatest Hits $5

Street, Mel                        Greatest Hits (Deluxe) 20 tk $10

Stuart, Marty                     Marty Hit Pack (MCA)   $10

Swan, Billy                        Best (Mounment) 16 tks $10

Sylvia                               Greatest Hits (RCA) $10

Thomas, B J                      Best of (Dominion) $5

Thompson, Hank                Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol) $20 best single cd

Tillis, Mel                           Greatest Hits (Curb) MCA/ Elektra/  mercury $15

Tillis, Mel                           Country Store Collection $15 UK inc. his own version of “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town” which he wrote

Tillis, pam                         Greatest Hits (Ariusta) $10

Tillis, Pam                         Collection (Curb) $10 pre Arista recordings

Tippin, Aaron                     Greatest Hits & Then Some (RCA) $5

Trask, Diana                      Country Bumpkin 13 of her Smash Hits (Hammard) $5

Travis, Randy                    Platinum (Rhino) UK 20 tracker excellent $10

Travis, Randy                    Very Best (WB) 20 tks $10

Tritt, Travis                       Lovin’ Side (WB) i e ballads $10

Tritt, Travis                       Greatest Hits from the Beginning (WB) $10

Tubb, Ernest                      Hall of Fame (MCA) $10

Tucker, Tanya                   Best (MCA) $10 somebody buy this cowgirl a beer!

Tucker, Tanya                   Greatest Hits Encore (Capitol) $10 re-recordings MCA/CBS

Tucker, Tanya                   Greatest Hits (Capitol) $10 all 3 are tops

Tucker, Tanya                   10 Best (Capitol) $5

Tucker, Tanya                   Singles & Doubles (Microwerks) Capitol inc. duets $5

Tucker, Tanya                   Greatest Hits (Columbia) Where it all started $10

Tucker, Tanya                   Very best (EMI) 16 tks $5

Turner, Josh                      Icon    (MCA) $10

Twitty, Conway                  Greatest Hits Vol I (MCA) $10

Twitty, Conway                  Greatest Hits Vol II (MCA) $10

Twitty, Conway                  Greatest Hits Vol III (MCA) not the usual tracks $10

Urban, Keith                      The Story So Far (EMI) $5

Van Shelton, Ricky              His Very Best: 14 of his Greatest Hits (Columbia0 $10

Vassar, Phil                       Greatest Hits (Arista )$5

Vee, Bobby                       20 Golden Tracks  (EMI/United Arists) $10

Vinton, Bobby                    Mr Lonely His Greatest Songs today (Curb) $10 Now don’t laugh but this is great. “Mr Lonely (letter to a Soldier)” beautifully adapts this pop classic to Kuwait war. Also includes “What Did you Do With your Old 45s”.

Wagoner, Porter                Essential (RCA) 20 tracks $10

Wagoner, Porter                Pure Gold (RCA) $5

Wagoner, Porter                20 All Time Greatest Hits (Gusto/Tee Vee) sealed $15 Great re-recordings inc. duets Pam Gadd & Willie

Wakely, Jimmy                  Vintage Collections (Capitol) 20 tks including 5 prev.unissued plus “Slippin’ Around” & 2 others with Margaret Whiting. $15

Walker, Clay                      Platinum Collection (WB) 20 tks $15

Walker, Clay                      Greatest Hits (WB) $5

Wallace, Jerry                    All Time Hits (Rockin’ Country) sealed. These are his country tracks 33 of them $30 fr 1994. Ungettable!

Wariner, Steve                  Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Watson, Gene                    Greatest Hits (MCA) $15...his MCA hits

Watson, Gene                    Greatest Hits (Curb) $10 ...his Capitol Hits

Watson, Gene                    Best Of (Capitol) ...cd version of original lp $10 inc rare duet with Waylon “John’s Back in Town”

Watson, Gene                    40 Greatest Hits (Tee Vee) $20 2cd re-recordings but Gene Watson re-recordings are often better than originals.

Watson, Gene                    Best of the Best 25 Greatest Hits (GW) $20 This is the most glorious cd you would ever wish for. They are re-recordings and the song selection is beyond criticism and the performances beat all the originals.

Wells, Kitty                        Hall of Fame (MCA) $15

West, Dottie                      RCA Country Legends $15 (RCA)

West, Dottie                      Best $10 (Liberty)

West, Shelley                    Very Best (Varese)

White, Lari                        Best $5 (RCA)

White, Tony Joe                 Best (WB) 20 tracks $10

Whites                              Greatest Hits (MCA) $15

Whitley, Keith                    Platinum & Gold (BMG) $10

Whitley, Keith                    Greatest Hits (RCA) $15 Only place you’ll get “Tell Lorrie I Love Her” not to mention “Til a Tear Becomes a Rose” duet with Keith & Lorrie

Whitman, Slim                   The Collection (EMI UK) whopping 58 tracks $20 2cd rare

Wilkinsons                         Greatest Hits & Then Some $10 (Universal Canada)

Williams, Don                     Greatest Hits (MCA) $5

Williams, Don                     Greatest Hits IV  (MCA) $5

Williams, Don                     Best (MCA) $5

Williams, Don                     Best Vol II (MCA) $5

Williams, Don                     Live Greatest Hits Volume II (Row Music) $5

Williams, Don                     (Best) RCA  18 tks $15

Williams, Don                     Gold 2cd 40 tks $18 (MCA)

Williams, Don                     Love Stories (RCA) 20 tks $5

Williams, Don                     It Must be Love: The Collection (MCA) 25 tks $15

Williams, Hank                   Original Singles Collection (Mercury) 3CD 32 page booklet $25

Williams, Hank Jnr              Greatest Hits 1 (Curb) $10

Williams, Hank Jnr              Greatest Hits 2 (Curb) $10

Williams, Hank Jnr              Greatest Hits 3 (Curb) $10 (Tear in My Beer)

Williams, Hank Jnr              That’s How They Do It in Dixie (Essential0 Curb $10

Williams, Hank Jnr              Best Volume One: Roots & Branches ((Mercury) 20 tks $18 tops...very traditional

Wiseman, Mac                   24 Greatest Hits (King/Gusto) $10

Womack, Lee Ann              Greatest Hits (MCA) $10

Womack, Lee Ann              Definitive Collection (Humphead UK) 2CD 34 tks $20

Wright, Chely                     Definitive Collection (MCA) 18 tks $10

Wynette, Tammy               Anniversary: Twenty Years of Hits (Epic) $5

Wynette, Tammy               Very Best (Epic) 14 tks0 $5

Wynette, Tammy               Collectors Edition (Epic) 5 unreleased + 5 hits $10

Wynette, Tammy               Best Loved Hits (Epic) $5

Wynonna                          Collection (Curb) $5

Yearwood, Trisha               Songbook (MCA) $5

Yearwood, Trisha               Greatest Hits (MCA) 17 tks

Yoakam, Dwight                 Platinum Collection (UK 20 tracker) $10

Yoakam, Dwight                 Just Lookin’ for a hit (WB) only place for “Sin City” with K D Lang $10

Yoakam, Dwight                 Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwigh tYoakam Greatest Hits from the 90s $10

Yoakam, Dwight                 Very Best (Rhino) 20 tracks $10

Young, Faron                     Greatest Hits: Best of Young Country (Step One) Produced by Ray Pennington $15

 

VARIOUS

16 Top Country Hits Volume 1 (MCA)

16 Top Country Hits Volume 2 (MCA)

16 Top Country Hits Volume 3 (MCA)

16 Top Country Hits Volume 4 (MCA)

Lots rarities and well compiled. Avoids common tracks.

 

19 Hot Country Requests Volume 1 (Epic) $10

19 Hot Country Requests Volume 2 (Epic) $10

19 Hot Country Requests Volume 3 (Epic) $10 All nicely compiled

 

More Hot Country Requests Volume I (Epic) $5

More Hot Country Requests Volume II (Epic) $5  follow on from previous3 each 16tks

 

30 Years of Hits 1958-1988 (MCA) 2Cds $10

Billboard Top Country Hits 1959 (Rhino) $5        Good but only 10 tracks on each. All

Billboard Top Country Hits 1960 (Rhino) $5        original recordings and some rarity too.

Billboard Top Country Hits 1961 (Rhino) $5        1962 has “Old Rivers” and “Don’t Go

Billboard Top Country Hits 1962 (Rhino) $10       Near the Indians” which are both very

Billboard Top Country Hits 1963 (Rhino) $5         hard to get.

Billboard Top Country Hits 1964 (Rhino) $5

Billboard Top Country Hits 1965 (Rhino) $5

Billboard Top Country Hits 1966 (Rhino) $5

Billboard Top Country Hits 1967 (Rhino) $5

Billboard Top Country Hits 1968 (Rhino) $5

Bluegras All Stars               Sixteen Grand Slams from Sugar Hill (Sugar Hill) $5

Classic Country Duets (Curb) $15 Some real gems among 12 tracks including the “you will not believe how good it is” Wayne Newton/ Tammy Wynette “While the Feeling’s Good”

Columbia Country Classics : Vol 4 Nashville Sound $10

Columbia Country Classics : Vol 5 New Tradition $10 both are exc. With 29 & 23 tracks

respectively. Vol 5 also has David Wills “There’s a Song on the Jukebox”. Rare indeed

Country Outlaws: Renegade Country Music (Metro) 2CD 130 minutes Really good 2 cd that I was thinking of putting a ridiculous price on as I would like it myself but decided not to so $18. Great ...I had not seen this. Get the key tracks from the following. The outlawness of some may be disputable but who cares...Steve Young/ John Prine/ Chip Taylor/ Jerry Jeff Walker/ Billy Joe Shaver/ Rodney Crowell/ Joe Ely/ Jimmie dale Gilmore/ Butch Hancock/ Terry Allen/ Townes / Guy Clark/ and a Doug Sahm to conclude. Wundabar!

Greatest Hits of Hickory Volume 1 $10

Greatest Hits of Hickory Volume 2 $10  all originals  15 & 14 tks respectively

History of Country Music : Country Legends 20 Great Hits (RCA) $5

RCA Nashville Classics 50s $10  25 tks

RCA Nashville Classics 60s $10  25 tks

RCA Nashville Classics 70s $10  25 tks

Texas Talent Vol 4 (Axbar) (inc Kenny Dale, Arkey Blue, pre MCA Mark Chesnutt) $15

Those Wonderful Years 2CD (Sony Special products) 50 tracks really good for someone wanting a cross section of pop from kay Starr’s “Wheel of Fortune” to to the originals “Third Man Theme”.

Tracks of Tragedy (ABC) $10 This was put out by the people who did the Saturday Night Country Show hosted by John Nutting (again whose name perfectly describes what he knows about country) but there are some gems herein. 16 tracks. I’d say half predictable and half really interesting.

Turn Me loose                    Contemporary American Country (RCA) $5

 

 

Next lot all include CD + DVD. Mix of Australian and US artists. THE DVD shows all

Regions. All are from Sony Australia seemingly based on CMT. All $10 each

Award Winning country Volume 7

Award Winning country Volume 8

Award Winning country Volume 10

Award Winning country Volume 13

 

Next lot focus on an event which is indicated. ALL CD + DVD all $10

Cream of Country Vol 7 37th Annual CMA Awards

Cream of Country Vol 8 38th Annual CMA Awards

Cream of Country Vol 9 39th Annual CMA Awards

Cream of Country Vol 10 40th Annual CMA Awards

Cream of Country Vol 11 41st Annual CMA Awards

Cream of Country Vol 14 21 of biggest country music hits 15 on DVD

Cream of Country Vol 15  Biggest country music hits of 2011

Cream of Country Vol 16 Biggest country music hits of 2012

Cream of Country Vol 18 Biggest country music hits of 2014

 

Rest Also include CD + DVD All $10

Hit Country 2010

Hit Country 2013

Pop Country Girls

So Country 2cd+ DVD

So Country 2009 2CD + DVD

World’s Best Award Winning Country

 

Next Time Life 2CDs  All $10

Classic Country 1972-74

Classic Country 1978-80

Classic Country 1981-83

Classic Country 90s & beyond

Queens of Country

$5  or 5 for $20...any $5 throughout the newsletter can be used to make up 5 for $20

 

Abbott, Josh                      Tuesday Night EP Atlantic    

Adams, Ryan                     Gold (Lost Highway)

Adkins, Trace                    Cowboy’s Back in Town (Capitol)

Adkins, Trace                    Comin’ On Strong (Capitol)           

Adkins, Trace                    Big time (Capitol)

Adkins, Trace                    Dangerous Man (Capitol)

Adkins, Trace                    Songs About me (Capitol)

Adkins, Trace                    X (Capitol)

Akers, Kirtsy Lee                Better Days (Compass Brothers)

Akins, Rhett                      Friday Night in Dixie (Audium)

Alabama                           In Pictures (RCA)

Alabama                           Just Us (RCA)

Alabama                           American Pride (RCA)

Alabama                           When it All Goes South (RCA)

Alaina, Lauren          Wildflower (Mercury) American Idol runner up     

Albert, Christine                 Underneath the Lonestar Moon (Dos)

Aldean, Jason                    Night Train (Broken Bow)

Aldean, Jason                    My Kinda Party (Broken Bow)

Allan, Gary                        Tough All Over (MCA)

Allan, Gary                        Used Heart for sale (Decca)

Allan, Gary                        It Would be You (Decca)

Allan, Gary                        See If I Care (MCA)

Allan, Gary                        Living Hard (MCA)

Allan, Gary                        Smoke Rings in the Dark (MCA)

Allan, Gary                        Alright Guy (MCA)

Allen, Don                         Only Time Will Tel (CMG Nashville)

Anderson, John                  Solid Ground (BNA)

Anderson, John                  Country Till I Die (BNA)

Anderson, John                  Paradise (BNA)                 

Anderson, John                  Seminole Wind (BNA)

Anderson, Keith                 Three Chord country & American Rock & Roll (Arista)

Andi & the Browns              Loving Country (Door Knob)

Anger,Darol                       w. Mike Marshall Gloryland  (Harmonoa)

Armiger, Katie                   Confessions of a Nice Girl cd+ dvd (Cold river)

Atkins, Rodney                   Honesty (Curb)

Atkins, Rodney                   Back Road (Curb)

Austin, Sherrie                   Words (Arista)

Austin, Sherrie                   Love in the Real World (Arista)

Austin, Sherrie                   Following a Feeling (W E Records)

Baillie & the Boys                Lovin’ Every Minute (Intersound)

Baillie & the Boys                The Road That Led Me To You (Synergy)

Baillie, Victoria                   Start Brand New (Shock)

Ball, David                        Thinkin’ Problem (WB) Not many better

Ball, David                        Play (WB)

Balsom Range                    Five (Mountain Home) bluegrass

Band Perry                        Band Perry (Republic)

Band Perry                        Pioneer (Republic)

Bates, Jeff                        Rainbow Man (RCA)

Beattie, Clint                      Edge of Town (EMI)

Beatty, Susi                      One of a Kind (Starway)

Bell, Kaylee                       Heart First (Rural Press) Toyota Starmaker

Bellamy Brothers                Rip Off the Knob (Intersound)

Bellamy Brothers                Sons of Beaches (Intersound)

Bellamy Brothers                Over the Line (Intersound)

Bellamy Brothers                Reality Check (MCA)

Bellamy Brothers                Rollin’ Thunder (MCA)

Benning Brothers                King Sound (Pinderoo)

Bentley, Art                       Heartaches & Hangovers (Mystic Mermaid)

Bentley, Dierks                  Feel That Fire (Capitol)

Bentley, Dierks                  Long Trip Home (Capitol)

Bentley, Dierks                  Dierks Bentley (Capitol)

Berg, Matreca                    Sunday Morning to Saturday Night (RCA)

Berg, Matreca                    Lying to the Moon (RCA)

Berg, Matreca                    The Dreaming Fields (Dualtone)

Berry, John                       Things Are Not the Same (Patriot)

Berry, John                       John Berry ((Liberty) signed

Big & Rich                         Comin’ to Your City (WB)

Black, Clint                        No Time to Kill (RCA)

Black, Clint                        Spend My Time (Equity)

Black, Clint                        One Emotion (RCA)

Blaine, Jason                     Make My Move (Koch)

Blood Oranges in the Snow   Over the Rhine (Redeye)

Bluegrass & Beyond            Cover of the Bluegrass News (indie bluegrass)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Moment of Truth (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Suzy Bogguss (Platinum)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Something Up My Sleeve (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Give Me Some Wheels (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Aces (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Something in the Wind (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Nobody Loves Nobody gets hurt (Capitol)

Boone, Larry                     Get in Line (Columbia)

Boyle, Kenan                     It’s a Lonesome Ride (indie)

Brand, Andy                      Good Friends (Compass)

Brand, Adam                     Hell of a Ride (Compass)

Brand, Adam                     There Will Be Love (Sony)

Brand, Adam                     Adam Brand (Festival)

Brandt, Kel-Anne                I’m a Big Girl Now (Valley)

Branson Brothers               Heartmender (WB) Great bass vocalist

Brice, Lee                         Love Like Crazy (Curb)

Brice, Lee                         Hard to Love (Curb)

Brokop, Lisa                      Every Litrtle Girl’s Dream (Patriot)

Brooks, Garth                    Garth Brooks (Capitol)

Brooks, Garth                    No Fences (Capitol)

Brooks, Garth                    Scarecrow (Capitol)

Brooks, Garth                    Sevens (Capitol)

Brooks, Kix                       New to This Town (Arista) of Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn                   Brand New Man (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Hard Workin’ man (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Waitin’ On Sundown (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   If You See Her (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Cowboy Town (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Tight rope (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Steers & Stripes (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Borderline (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Hillbilly Deluxe (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   It Won’t be Christmas Without You (Arista)

Brooks & Dunn                   Red Dirt Road (Arista)

Brother Phelps                   Let’s Go (Asylum) of Kentucky Headhunters

Brother Phelps                   Brother Phelps (Asylum)

Brown, Jason                     Livin’ Off the Land (Dream It)

Bryan, Luke                      Crash My Party (Capitol)

Bryan, Luke                      Spring Break: Here to Party (Capitol)

Bryan, Luke                      Doin’ My Thing (Capitol)

Bryan, Luke                      I’ll Stay Me (Capitol)

Bryan, Luke                      Tailgates & Tailines (Capitol)

Bundy, Laura Bell               Achin’ & Shakin’ (Mercury)

Burch Sisters                     New Fire (Mercury)

Burkhardt, Jerry                Cryin’ Country (Compendia)

Byrd, Jon                          Down at the Well of Wishes (Longleaf Pine) “The best artist in Nashville”...Peter Cooper

Byrd, Tracy                       Tracy Byrd (MCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       No ordinary Man (MCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       Big Love (MCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       Love Lessons (MCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       Ten Rounds (RCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       It’s About time (RCA)

Bynum, Hal                       If I could Do Anything (WB)

Byrnes, Jim                       I Hear the Wind in the Wires (Black Hen Canada)

Cactus Choir                      Cactus Choir (Curb)

Cagle, Chris                       Chris Cagle (Capitol)

Cagle, Chris                       My Life’s Been a Country Song (Capitol)

Cagle, Chris                       Back in the Saddle (Bigger Picture)

Camp, Shawn                    Shawn Camp (Reprise) superb artist

Campbell, Craig                  Never Regret (Acoustic Peach)

Campbell, Craig                  Craig Campbell (Acoustic Peach)

Campbell, Kate                  Songs From the Levee ((Compass)

Campbell, Stacy Dean         Lonesome Wins Again (Columbia)

Campbell, Stacy                 Hurt City (Columbia)

Canyon, George                 One Good Friend (Universal) 

Carlise, Bob                       Nothing But the Truth (album after Butterfly Kisses)

Carlson, Paulette                Love Goes On (Capitol) from original Highway 101

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       The Age of Miracles (Zoo)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Come on Come On (Columbia)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Between Here & Gone (Columbia) Silver bodgie’s favourite.

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Place in the World (Columbia)....chick singer that is!!

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       State of the Heart (Columbia)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Shooting Straight in the Dark (Columbia)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Hometown Girl (Columbia)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Stones in the Road (Columbia )

Carson, Jeff                      Butterfly Kisses (Curb)

Carter & Carter                  Dance Away the Night (C & C)

Carter, Deanna                  Did I Shave my Legs for This (Patriot)

Carter, Deanna                  I’m Just a Girl (Arista)

Carter, Deanna                  Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Capitol)

Carter, Deanna                  The Chain (Vanguard)

Cartwright, Lionel               Chasin’ the Sun (MCA)

Cartwright, Lionel               I Watched it On the Radio (MCA)

Cash, Johnny                     The Fabulous (Legacy) expanded

                                      Rest of cash are mini lp style paper sleeve covers

Cash, Johnny                     At Madison Square Garden (CBS)  Cash mini lp style cover

Cash, Johnny                     Childrens Album (CBS)

Cash, Johnny                     At Folson Prison (CBS)

Cash, Johnny                     At San Quentin (CBS)

Cash, Johnny                     Johnny 99 (CBS)

Cash, Johnny                     Highwaymen 1 (CBS) with a few friends!

Cash, Johnny                     Now There Was a Song (CBS) A classic example of record company censorship on “Transfusion Blues’ which is “Cocaine Blues” with the word transfusion substituted.

Cassar-Daly, Troy              I Love This Place (Liberation)

Cassar-Daly, Troy              Borrowed & Blue (EMI)

Cassar-Daly, Troy              Long Way Home (EMI)

Cassar-Daly, Troy              & Adam Harvey Great Country Song Book (Sony)

Casstevens, Mark               Acoustic Inventions (indie) Perhaps main session guitar man on all the classic 90s country

Cerrito                             Cerrito (Checo)

Cerrito                             Love me Forever Today (Checo)

Cerrito                             They Know You’e Gone (Checo)

Chambers, Kasey               Carnival (WB)

Chapmen, Cee Cee             Twist of Fate (Curb)

Chesney, Kenny                 In My Wildest Dreams (Capricorn)

Chesney, Kenny                 Everywhere We Go (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Hemingway’s Whiskey (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 When the Sun Goes Down (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Be As You Are (Songs from the Old Blue Chair (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 I Will Stand (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Me & You (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 All I Need to Know (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Lucky Old Sun (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 The Road & the Rodeo (BNA)

Chesney, Kenny                 Welcome to the Fishbowl (BNA)

Chesnut, Jim                     Relections (Goforth)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Mark Chesnutt (Columbia)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Almost Goodbye (MCA)

Chesnutt, Mark                  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Decca)

Chesnutt, Mark                  What a Way to Live (Decca)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Longnecks & Short Stories (MCA)

Christie, Lou                      Pledging My Love (Varese)

Church, Claudia                  Claudia Church (Reprise) Mrs Rodney Crowell ...he produced

Church, Eric                      The Outsiders (EMI)

Church, Eric                      Chief (EMI)

Church, Eric                      Sinners Like Me (EMI)

Claire, Ann                        Honky Tonk Princess (Prosody) CD + DVD

Clark, Terri                       Fearless (Mercury)

Clark, Terri                       Roots & Wings (EMI)

Clark, Terri                       Fearless (Mercury)

Clark, Terri                       Terri Clark ((Mercury)

Clark, Terri                       Life Goes On (Mercury)

Cochran, Anita                   Back to You (WB)

Cochran, Anita                   Anita (WB)

Coffey, Kellie                     When You Lie Next to me (BNA)

Coleman, Kathy                 Waiting on a Good Man (KCole)
Collie, Mark                       Mark Collie (MCA)

Collie, Mark                       Unleashed (MCA)

Collie, Mark                       Tennessee Plates (MCA)

Comeaux, Amie                 Moving Out (Polydor0

Confederate Railroad          Confederate Railroad (Atlantic) superb funny but witty.

Confederate Railroad          When & Where (Atlantic) “Bill’s Laundromat Bar & Grill”

Confederate Railroad          Notorious (Atlantic) “Elvis & Andy”

Confederate Railroad          Keep On Rockin’ (Atlantic)

Confederate Railroad          Unleased (Audium)

Cook, Jeff                         Ashes Won’t Burn (Quest) Alabama member

Corbin, Easton                   Easton Corbin (Mercury)

Corbin, Easton                   All Over the Road (Mercury)

Cormier, Joe                     The Dances Down Home (Rounder) Cape Breton fiddle

Costa, Paul                        Restoration (Shock) Aussie artist

Covington, Bucky               Bucky Covington (Lyric Street)

Covington, Bucky               Good Guys (E-One0

Cowan, John                      Sixty (of New Grass Revival fame) Copmpass

Crooked Still                      Still Crooked (Signature Sounds)

Cummings, Chris                Give Me Tonight (Royalty)

Currington, Billy                 Enjoy Yourself (Mercury)

Currington, Billy                 Little Bit of Everything (Mercury)

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Love Songs (Mercury)

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Home at Last (Disney)

Daniel, Davis                     I Know a Place (Mercury)

Daniels, Charlie                  Blues Hat (Blue Hat)

Darin, Bobby                     Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol)

Darlin’ & Rose                    Darlin’ & Rose (DNR) from San Diego

Davies, Gail                       Love Ain’t Easy (Little Chickadee)

Davies, Gail                       Eclectic (Little Chickadee)

Demeyer, Brigitte               Savannah Road (BDM)

Diamond Rio                      Diamond Rio (Arista)

Diamond Rio                      Completely (Arista)

Diaz, Rene                        Cityslicker Country Heart (Monitor)

Diffie, Joe                         Regular Joe (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         Twice Upon a Time (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         Honky Tonk Attitude (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         Third Rock from the Sun (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         A Night to remember (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         Lifes’ So Funny (Epic)

Diffie, Joe                         Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album (Rounder)

Dire Straits                       Brothers in Arms (Vertigo)

Dirt Drifters                      This is My Blood (WB)

Dixie Chicks                       Wide Open Spaces ((Monument)

Dixie Chicks                       Home (Open Wide/Monument)

Dixie Chicks                       Taking The Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia)

Dodd, Deryl                       Full Circle (Dualtone)

Dixie Chicks                       Stronger Proof (Dualtone)

Domino Kings                    Life & 20 (sealed) Derailers...Mavericks style]

Ducas, George                   Where I Stand (Capitol)

Due West                          Forget the Mules (Black River)

Dunford, Todd                   Tennessee Rain (Tournaline)

Dunn, Holly                       Getting it Dunn (WB)

Dunn, Holly                       Leave One Bridge Standing (River North) 

Dunn, Holly                       Life & Love & All the Stages (River North)

Dunn, Kimberly                  Forever on the Run (KD)

Dusty, Slim                       Columbia Lane: The Alst sessions (EMI)

Dusty, Slim                       I’ve Been There & back Again (EMI)

Eaves, Jimmy                    Sings Pure Country (Pureco)

Eaves, Jimmy                    Bringing back Memories (Pureco)

Edwards, Kathleen              Failer ((Zoe) 

Egge, Ana                         River Under the Road (indie) Texas thrush

Egge, Ana                         Mile Marker

Ely, Joe                            Letter to Laredo (MCA)

Emerson Drive                   Roll (Open Road)

Emilio                               It’s on the House (Capitol)

England, Tyler          Highways & Dance Halls (Capitol)

England, Ty                       Ty England (RCA)

England, Ty                       Two Ways to Fall (BNA)

Engvall, Bill                        Aged & Confused (WB)                

Escovedo, Alejandro           Real Animal (EMI)

Evangeline                        Evangeline (MCA)

Evans, Sara                      No Place That Far (RCA)

Evans, Sara                      Stronger (RCA)

Evans, Sara                      Born to Fly (RCA)

Evans, Sara                      Always There (Hallmark

Evans, Sara                      Really Fine Place (RCA)

Ewing, Skip                       Naturally (Capitol)

Ewing, Skip                       Homegrown Love (Liberty)

Ewing, Skip                       Healin’ Fire (MCA)

Felicity                             Nothing to Hide (Capitol) told you nobody could spell Urquhart (is that right??)

Fields, Judy                       Eyes of Love (Dreamwest)

Fix, Michael                       Sunday Morning (Well)

Fleetwood Mac                   Behind the Mask (WB) the album Billy Burnette was on

Fogerty, John                    Blue Moon swamp (WB)

Fogelberg, Dan                  River of Souls (Friday Music)

Fogelberg, Dan                  Love in Time (Friday Music)

Forde, Steve                     Guns & Guitars (FEG)

Forde, Steve                     Steve Forde (WB)

Forrester Sisters                Talkin’ About Me (WB)

Foster, Radney                  Labor of Love ((Arista)

Fritsch, Todd                     Sawdust      (Diamond)

Frizzell, David                    My Life Is Just a Bridge (BFE)

Gaines, Chris                     Greatest Hits (Capitol) This is of course Garth Brooks alter ego & is the limited holographic first edition!! Now, who do you really dislike...perfect gift.

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlins         Cookin’ Up a Storm (Capitol)

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlins         Pure & Simple (MCA)

Gatlin, Larry & Gatlins         Adios (Liberty)

Gibson Brothers                 Iron Diamonds (Sugar Hill)

Gibson Brothers                 Help My Brother (Compass)

Gibson Brothers                 Red Letter Day (Sugar Hill)

Gibson Miller Band              Red White & Blue Collar (Epic)

Gilbert, Brantley                 Halfway to Heaven (Average Joes)

Gilbert, Brantley                 A Modern Day Prodigal Son (Valory)

Gill, Vince                          When I Call Your Name (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          I Still Believe in You (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          Pocket Full of Gold (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          Love Songs (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          When Love Finds You (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye (MCA)

Gill, Vince                          High Lonesome Sound (MCA

Gillette, Steve                    The Ways of the World (Compass Rose)

Goldmark, Joe                   All Hat no Cattle (HMG) steel guitar

Gordon, Noah                    I Need a Break (Patriot) excellent.

Gourds                                       Old Mad Joy (Vanguard) sealed

Gracin, Josh                      Josh Gracin (lyric Street)

Gracin, Josh                      Redemption (Average Joes)

Grady, Jeremy                   Smoke Wagon Serenade (Vector)

Grand, Gil                         Famous Last Words ((Monument)

Gray, Damon                     Lookin’ for Trouble (Broken Bow)

Great Divide                      Revolutions (Atlantic)

Green, Jason                     Hard Livin’ (indie)

Green, Pat                        What I’m For (BNA)

Green, Pat                        Wave on Wave (Republic)

Green, Pat                        Cannonball (BNA)

Greencards                       Viridian (Dualtone)

Gregory, Clinton                 Clinton Gregory (Mercury)

Gregory, Clinton                 Master of Illusion (Step One)

Griggs, Andy                     The Good Life (Montage)

Guthrie, Woody                  Columbia River Collection (Rounder) 17 tks

Haggard, Merle                  Austin City Limits (Smith Music Group) from 1985
Hale, Lucy                         Road Between (DMG)

Hand, James                     Shadow on the Ground (Rounder) advance with colour cover

Hanna McEuen                   Hanna & McEuen (dreamworks) Sons of Nitty Gritty Dirst Band members Jeff Hanna & John McEuen,

Hanssen, OJ                      What’s It Gonna take (RMG) the “Norwegian” Swedish cowboy...so to speak

Harmon,Windsor                Stars of Texas (Kick) famed soapie star!

Harp, Jessica                     A Woman Needs (WB)

Harrell, Michael Reno           Grit & Wit 2cds (Ramseur) like a countrier Arlo Guthrie

Harris, Emmylou                Luxury Liner (WB)

Harris, Emmylou                Elite hotel (WB)

Harvey, Adam                             Both Sides Now (ABC/Sony) His duets album.

Hawker, Ginny/ Tracy Schwarz  Draw Closer (Rounder)

Hayes, Hunter          Hunter Hayes (Atlantic)

Hayes, Wade                     When the Wrong One Loves You Right (Columbia)

Hayes, Wade                     Old Enough to Know Better (Columbia)

Hayes, Wade                     On a Good Night (Columbia)

Hayes, Wade                     Highways & Heartaches (Columbia)

Herndon, Ty                      Living in a Moment (Epic)

Herndon, Ty                      Big Hopes (Epic)

Herndon, Ty                      Steam (Epic)

Herndon, Ty                      What Mattered Most (Epic)

Highway 101                      New Frontier (Liberty) Highway 101 mark #2

Highway 101                      Big Sky (Navarre) Highway 101 mark #3

Highwaymen                      2 ((Columbis) Yep...waylon/Willie/ Cash/Kris

Hill, Faith                          Fireflies (WB)

Hill, Faith                          Take me As I Am (WB)

Hoffman, Billy                    All I Wanted was You (Critter)

Holland, Jolie                     The Living & the Dead ((Anti)

Holmes, Monty                   Al I Ever Wanted (Bang) from Wagoneers 

Holy, Steve                       Blue Moon (Curb)

Holy, Steve                       Love Don’t Run (Curb)

Hood, Ray                         Ray Hood (Caption)

Hood, Ray                         Back to Back Heartache (Caption)

House, James                    Days Gone By (Epic)

Houser, Randy                   How Country feels (Stoney Creek) excellent vocalist

Houser, Randy                   Anything Goes (Universal)

Houser, Randy                   They Call Me a Cadillac (Universal)

Hyatt, Walter                     King Tears (MCA)

Ingram, Jack                     Big Dreams and High Hopes (Big Machine)

Ingram, Jack                     Hey You (Lucky Dog)

Ireland, Mike & Holler          Try Again (Ashmont)

Ireland, Mike & Holler          Learning How to live (Sub Pop)

Irion, Johnny                     Ex-Tempore (Rte 8) Married to Arlo’s daughter Sara-Lee

Issak, Chris                       Baja Sessions (Reprise)                

Jackson, Alan                    Who I Am (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Freight Train (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Like Red on a Rose (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Everything I Love (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Let It Be Christrmas (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Don’t Rock the Jukebox (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Drive (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    What I Do (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    A Lot About Livin’ And a Little ‘bout Love (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    High Mileage (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    When Somebody Loves You (Arista)

Jackson, Nathan lee            Complicated Hearts (Star city)

Jane Dear Girls                  Jane Dear Girls (WB)

Jeffreys, Gina                    The Flame (ABC)

Jennings, Shooter               The Wolf ((Universal)

Jennings, Waylon                Live from Austin TX (New West) from 1989

Johns, Sarah                     Big Love in a Small Town (BNA) good! A la Heather Myles

Johnson, Carolyn Dawn       Room With A View (Arista)

Jones, Buck                       Lucky Star (Western Beat)

Jones, David Lynn              Mixed emotions (Liberty)

Jones, Kacey                     Amen for Old Friends (Igo) 

Judds                               Love Can Build a Bridge (Curb)

Judds                               River of Time (Curb)

Kamp, Ted Russell              Poor Man’s Paradise (Pomo) or Ted Russell Coight as the Cosmic Cowboy calls him...he is a funny fellow that CC.

Keith, Krystal                     Whiskey & Lace (Show Dog) Toby’s daughter

Keith, Toby                       How Do You Like me Now (Dreamworks)

Keith, Toby                       Dreamwalkin’ (Mercury)

Keith, Toby                       Blue Moon (Mercury)

Keith, Toby                       Shock’n y’all (Dreamworks)

Keith, Toby                       Pull the Chain (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       Honky Tonk University (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       Unleashed (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       Boomtown (Polydor)

Keith, Toby                       That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       White Trahs With Money (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       Hope on the Rocks (Show Dog)

Keith, Toby                       American Ride (TKO)

Keith, Toby                       Big Dog Daddy (TKO)

Kell, Tom                          One Sad Night (WB) exc. Eagles style country rock

Kelley, Josh                       Georgia Clay (MCA)

Kernaghan, Lee                  The Christmas Album (ABC)

Kernaghan, Lee                  Rules of the Road (ABC)

Kernaghan, Lee                  The New Buch (ABC)

Kernaghan, Lee                  Planet Country (ABC)

Kernaghan, Lee                  The Outback Club (ABC)

Kernaghan, Lee                  Hat Town (ABC)

Kernaghan, Tania               Big Sky Country (ABC)

Kernaghan, Tania               December Moon (ABC)

Kernaghan, Tania               Livin’ the Dream (ABC)

Kernaghan, Tania               Dancing on Water (ABC) signed

Kersh, David                     If I Neve rStop Loving You (Curb)

Kershaw, Sammy               Feelin’ Good Train (Mercury)

Kershaw, Sammy               Don’t Go Near the Water (Mercury)

Kershaw, Sammy               Politics Religion & Her (Mercury)

Kershaw, Sammy               Haunted Heart (Mercury)

Kershaw, Sammy               Labor of Love (Mercury)

Kershaw, Sammy               Maybe Not Tonight (Mercury)

Ketchum, Hal                     Father Time (curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     Awaiting Redemption (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     Lucky man (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     I Saw the Light (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     Every Little Word (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     The King of Love (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     Sure Love (Curb)

Knobloch, J Fred                & Jellyroll Johnson – Live at the bluebird Café (Bluebird)

Kurtz, Dayna                     Rise & Fall (Kismet)

Lady Antebellum                 Lady Antebellum (Capitol)

Lady Antebellum                 Own the Night (Capitol)

Lady Antebellum                 Need You Now (Capitol)

Lady Antebellum                 Golden (Capitol)

Lambert, Miranda               Revolution (Columbia)

Lambert, Miranda               Crazy Ex Girlfriend (RCA)

Lambert, Miranda               Four the Records (RCA)

Lang, k d                          Sing it Loud (Nonesuch)

Langston, Grant                 Stand Up Man (MSG)

Larsen, Blaine                    Rockin’ You Tonight (BNA)

Larsen, Blaine                    Off to Join the World (BNA)

Lauderdale, Jim                  Honey Songs (Yep Roc)

Lauderdale, Jim                  Whisper (BNA)

Lauderdale, Jim                  Could We Get Any Closer (Sky Crunch)

Lauderdale, Jim                  Country Super Hits Vol 1 (Yep Roc)

Lawrence, Amber               The Mile (MRA)

Lawrence, Tracy                Coast is Clear (Atlantic)

Lawrence, Tracy                Time Marches ON (Atlantic)

Lawrence, Tracy                Alibis (Atlantic)

Lawrence, Tracy                Lessons Learned (Atlantic)

Lawrence, Tracy                Sticks & Stones (Atlantic0 debutx

Laws                                Laws 2 (AML) Canada

Lawson, Doyle                   Open Carefully Message Inside (Mountain Home)

Lee, Julie                          Stillhouse Road (Compadre)

Ledoux, Chris                    One Man Road (Capitol)

Leigh, Danni                      Divide & Conquer (Audium)

Leigh, Sonia                      1978 December (Roar)

Lewis, Jerry Lee                 Chantilly Lace (Mercury/Karussell0 country stuff!

Lines, aaron                      Moments that Matter (Moments)

List, Travis                        This Corner (indie)

Little Big Town                   Tornado (EMI)

Little Big Town                   The reason Why (EMI)

Little Joe                           Tu Amigo (Columbia) features one of Willie’s best duets

Lonestar                           I’m Already There (BNA)

Lonestar                           Party Heard Around the World (Saguaro)

Lovett, Lyle                       And His Large Band (Curb)

Lovett, Lyle                       Joshua Judges ruth (Curb)

Loveless, Patty                  Long Stretch of Lonesome (Epic)

Loveless, Patty                  Trouble With the Truth (Epic)

Loveless, Patty                  On Down the Line (MCA)(

Loveless, Patty                  Only What I feel (Epic)

Loveless, Patty                  When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic)

Loveless, Patty                  Up Against My Heart (MCA) 

Lovvorn, Freddy                 Town of Fewer People (SWR)

Lynch, Dustin                     Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow)

Lynch, Dustin                     Where Its At great promo package

Lynn, Loretta                     Still Country (Audium)

Lynns                               Lynns (Reprise) great from Loretta’s daughters.

McBride, Martina                Martina (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Shine (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Eleven (Republic)

McBride, Martina                The Time Has Come (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Evolution (RCA)

McBride, Martina                The Way That I Am (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Waking Up Laughing (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Wild Angels (RCA)

McBride, Martina                Emotion (RCA)

McCann, Lila                      Lila (Asylum)

McCarver, Cody                 Cody McCarver (PLC)

McClymonts                       Wrapped Up Good (Universal)

McClymonts                       Chaos & Bright Lights (Universal)

McClymonts                       McClymonts (Universal0 2006 5 tracker

McComb, Jeremy               Side of Town (Parallel)

McCoy, Neal                      XII (Twelve) (Blaster)

McCoy, Neal                      Be Good at It (Atlantic)

McCready, Mindy                I’m Not So Tough (BNA)

McCready, Rich                  Rich McCready (Magnatone)

McEntire, Reba                   Keep On Loving You(Valory)

McEntire, Reba                   All The Women I Am (Valory)

McEntire, Reba                   Room To Breathe (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Reba (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   It’s Your Call (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   If You See Him (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Rumor has It (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Starting Over (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   So Good Together (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Read My Mind (MCA)

McGraw, Tim                     A Place in the Sun (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Live like You Were Dying (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     All I Want (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Set This Circus Down (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Southern Voice (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Not a Moment Too Soon (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Emotional Traffic (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Everywhere (Curb)

McGraw, Tim                     Two Lanes of Freedom (Big Machine)

McLean, Don                     For the Memories (Festival) Sings country standards

Madison, Marshall               Real (Real)

Maines, Kevin                    What I Am (Fine Line)

Marcy Brothers                  Marcy Brothers (Atlantic) contains “Don’t Tell my Heart’ which a well known mullet adapted with a modicum of success!!

Mattea, Kathy                    Innocent Years (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Walking Away a Winner (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Love Travels (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Time Passes by (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Lonesome Standard Time (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Willow in the Wind (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Untasted Honey (Mercury)

Mattea, Kathy                    Walk the Way the Wind Blows (Mercury)

Matthews,Wright, King         Dream Seekers (Columbia)

Mavericks                         Trampoline (MCA)

Mavericks                         Music for All Ocacsions (MCA)

Mayfield, Jessica Lee           With Blasphemy so Heartfelt (Polymer)

Messina, JoDee                  JoDee Messina (Curb)

Messina, JoDee                  I’m Alright (Curb)

Messina, JoDee                  Burn (Curb)

Messina, JoDee                  Unmistakeable Love (Curb)

Messina, JoDee                  Delicious Surprise (Curb)

Miller, Dean                       Platinum (Koch) Roger’s son

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

Milsap, Ronnie                    Back to the Grindstone (RCA)

Milsap, Ronnie                    True Believer (Liberty)

Montgomery, John Michael   Brand New Me (Atlantic)

Montgomery, John Michael   John Michael Montgomery (Atlantic)

Montgomery, John Michael   Time Flies (Stringtown)

Montgomery, John Michael   Letters From Home (Atlantic)

Montgomery, John Michael   Home to You (Atlantic)

Montgomery, John Michael   Leave a Mark (Atlantic)

Montgomery-Gentry            Back When I Knew It All (Sony)

Montgomery-Gentry            Carrying On (Columbia)

Montgomery-Gentry            Rebels on the run (Average Joes)

Moore, Justin                     Justin Moore (Vallory)

Moore, Justin                     Outlaws Like Me (Vallory)

Moore, Justin                     Point at You & 4 More Hits EP (Vallory)

Moorer, Allison                   The Duel (Sugar Hill)

Moorer, Allison                   The Hardest Part (MCA)

Morgan, Craig                    My Kind of Livin’ (Broken Bow)

Morgan, Craig                    This Ol Boy (Black River)

Morgan, Craig                    I love It (Broken Bow0

Morgan, Craig                    That’s Why (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   Shakin’ Things Up (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   Greater Need (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   My Heart (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   War Paint (BNA)

Morris, Gary                      These Days (Capitol)

Mother Truckers                 Let’s All Go to Bed (Fanzao)

Murphey, Ryan                  Ruby Red (Orby) Michael Martin’s son. MMM guests.

Murphy, Dan                     Country Boy (Aussie indie)

Murray, Anne                    Heart Over Mind (Capitol)

Murray, Anne                    Anne Murray (Capitol) some sticker residue on booklet

Nail, David                        David Nail (MCA)

Nelson, Lukas & Promise      Of the Real (Pote) son of Willie Hugh Nelson

Nelson, Willie                     Willie Stripped (Sony Legacy)

Nelson, Willie                     Lost Highway (Lost Highway0

Nelson, Willie                     The Great Divide (Lost Highway)

Nelson, Willie                     Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill)

Nelson, Willie                     & Friends Stars & Guitars Live (Lost Highway)

Nelson, Willie                     Outlaws & Angels (Lost Highway)

Nelson, Willie                     It Always Will Be (Lost Highway)

Neville, Aaron                    The Grand Tour (A&M)

Neville, Aaron                    The Tattooed Heart (A&M)

Newfield, Heidi                   What Am I Waiting For (Sony/Curb) ex Trick Pony

Nichols, Joe                       Real Things (Universal)

Nichols, Joe                       The  Early Years (Intersound) cd+4track dvd

Nichols, Joe                       Joe Nichols (Intersound)

Nichols, Joe                       III (Universal)

Nichols, Joe                       Man With a Memory (Universal)

Nichols, Joe                       Revelation (Universal)

Nicholson, Gary                  Texas Songbook (Bismouth)

Niemann, Jerrod                Free the Music (Arista)

Niemann, Jerrod                High Noon (Arista)

Niemann, Jerrod                Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (Arista)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band          Bang Bang Bang (Dreamworks)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band          Not Fade Away (Liberty)

Notorious Cherry Bombs      Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal) Vince Gill & Rodney Crowell

NRBQ                               One & Only (Virgin)

Nugent, Alecia                   Hillbilly Goddess (Rounder) adv, with colour

O’Connell, Maura                Don’t I Know (Sugar Hill)

O’Donnell, Daniel                Live Love laugh (Brookwell)

O’Neal, Janie                     Shiver (Mercury)

Oak Ridge Boys                  Unstoppable (BMG) 

Olney, David                      Film Noir (Deadbeet)

Orbison, Roy                     King of Hearts (Virgin)

Orbison, Roy                     Our Love Song (Monument)

Orbison, Roy                     Best Loved Standards (Monument)

Orbison, Roy                     Mystery Girl (Virgin0 small sticker residue

Osborne Brothers               Nashville (P/inecastle)

Oslin, K  T                         Love in a Small Town (RCA)

Oslin, K  T                         My Roots Are Showing (RCA)

Otto. James                      Sunset man (WB)

Otto. James                      Shake What God Gave YTa (WB)

Otto. James                      Days of Our Lives (Mercury)

Owen, Jake                       Startin’ With Me (RCA)(

Owen, Jake                       Endless Summer EP (RCA)

Owen, Jake                       Easy Does It (RCA)

Owen, Jake                       Barefoot Blue Jean Night (RCA)

Owen, Randy                     One on One (RCA) lead vocalist for Alabama

Paisley, Brad                     5th Gear (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Part II (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     American Saturday Night (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     This is Country Music (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Hits Alive (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Who Needs Pictures (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Play (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Mud on the Tires (Arista)

Paisley, Brad                     Time Well Wasted (Arista)

Palmomino Road                Palomino Road (Capitol) Nice country rock. Ronnie Guilbeau is son of Gib Guilbeau of Flying Burrito Btothers.

Pardi, Jon                         Write You a Song (Capitol)

Park, Kyle                         Beggin for More (Thirty Tigers)

Park, Kyle                         Make or Break Me (Winding Road)

Parnell, Lee Roy                 On the Road (Arista)

Parnell, Lee Roy                 Every Night’s a Saturday Night (Arista)

Parnell, Lee Roy                 Love Without Mercy (Arista)

Perry, Kim                        Cheating Roses (Zephyr)

Parson, Gram                    GP/Grievous Angel (WB) 2on1 Emmylou Harris

Pickler, Kellie                     Small Town Girl (BNA)

Pigram Brothers                 Jiir (Pigram) indigenous      

Pikelny, Noah                    Plays Kenny Baker & Billl Monroe (Compass)

Pirates of Mississippi           Walk the Plank (Capitol)

Pirates of Mississippi           Paradise (Giant)

Rae, Jasmine                     Look It Up (ABC)

Ranch                              The Ranch (Capitol) Keith Urban

Randall, Jon                       Walking Among the Living (Epic)

Randall, Jon                       Willin’ (Eminent)

Rankins                            Uprooted (EMI Canada)

Rascal Flatts                      Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street)

Rascal Flatts                      Unstoppable (Lyric Street )

Rascal Flatts                      Nothing Like This (Big Machine)

Rascal Flatts                      Changed (Big Machine )

Raven, Eddy                      Right for the Flight (Capitol)

Raybon Brothers                Raybon Brothers (MCA) inc Butterfly Kisses Marty Raybon

Raye, Collin                       In This Life (Epic)

Raye, Collin                       Can’t Back Down (Epic)

Raye, Collin                       Extremes (Epic) Great

Raye, Collin                       All I Can Be (Epic)

Raye, Collin                       I Think About You (Epic)

Raye, Collin                       Tracks (Epic)

Raye, Collin                       The Walls Came Down (Epic)

Rector, Steve                    Wanted! For Stealing Guitar Licks (Hound Sound) Chet fans

Redman, Rodney                Rodney Redman (Audium)

Reeves, Jim & Patsy Cline    Greatest Hits (RCA) technical trickery on “Have You Ever Bene Lonely” ...a manufactured duet rest just solo

Reeves, Ronna                   Only the Heart (Mercury)

Reid, Johnny                      Fire It Up (EMI)

Rich, John                         Underneath the Same Moon (RCA)

Rich, John                         Son of a Preacher Man (WB)

Riddle, Bo                         A Song to Boot (Voyage)

Rimes, Lee Ann                  Lady & Gentleman (Curb)

Rimes, Lee Ann                  Blue (Curb)

Rimes, Lee Ann                  I Need You (Curb)

Rimes, Lee Ann                  Sittin’ on Top of the World (Curb)

Ripley, Steve                     Ripley (Audium) ...believe it or nor is Tractors’ lead vocalist

Roberts, Julie                     Julie Roberts (Mercury)

Roberts, Julie                     Men & Mascara (Mercury)

Robison, Bruce                   Wrapped (Columbia)

Robison, Charlie                 Step Right Up (Columbia)

Rodger, Graham                We’re Gonna Be Alright (AM)

Rogers, Kenny                   She Rides Wild Horses (Dreamcatcher)

Rogers, Kenny                   Back Home Again (Reprise)

Rogers, Kenny                   If My Heart Only had a Voice (Giant)

Rogers, Kenny                   There You Go Again (Dreamcatcher)

Rogers, Kenny                   Timepiece (Atlantic)

Rogers, Kenny                   Across My Heart (Magnatone)

Rogers, Randy                   Burning the Day (MCA)

Ronstadt, Linda                  Simple Dreams (Asylum) inc 2 Trio songs not on Trio albums

Ronstadt, Linda                  Hasten Down the Wind (Asylum)

Rose’s Pawn Shop              Gravity World (indie)

Rowan, Peter                     Awake Me in the New World (Sugar Hill)

Royal, Billy Joe                   Stay Close to Home (Intersound)

Rucker, Darius                   True Believers (Capitol)

Rucker, Darius                   Learn to Libe (EMI)

Rucker, Darius                   Charleston SC 1966 (EMI)

Rush, Travis                      Feel (Mason)

Ryan, Tim                         Tim Ryan (Epic)

Sanz, Victor                      Destination Unknown (Gramac)

Satcher, Leslie                   Love Letters (WB)

Sawyer Brown                   Drive Me Wild (Curb) ...can always remember being told “he”is my favourite singer.

Sawyer Brown                   Sawyer Brown (Curb)

Sawyer Brown                   Mission temple Firewood Stand (Curb)

Sawyer Brown                   Outskirts of Town (Curb)

Sawyer Brown                   Six Days on the Road (Curb)

Sawyer Brown                   Cafe on the Corner (Curb)

Scott, Mike                        Home Sweet Home (Rural Rhythm)

Seals, Brady                      Play Time (Star City)

Seals, Dan                        On Arrival (Capitol)

Seals, Dan                        Fired Up (Capitol)

Seger, Bob                        Fire Inside (Capitol)

Shaver, Billy Joe                Tramp on Your Street (Zoo)

Shaver, Billy Joe                Highway of Life (Justice)

Shaw, Victoria                   In Full View (Reprise)

Shelton, Blake                   Red River Blue (WB)

Shelton, Blake                   Based on a True Story (WB)

Shelton, Blake                   The Dreamer (WB)

Shelton, Blake                   Starting Fires (WB)

Shelton, Blake                   Hillbilly Bone (WB)

Shenandoah                      Extra Mile (Columbia) Marty Raybon is one of best vocalists

Shenandoah                      In the Vicinity of the Heart (Liberty) inc. duet Alison Krauss

Shenandoah                      Long Time Coming (BNA)

Shepherd, Ashton               Where Country Grows (MCA)

Shooters                           Solid as a Rock (Epic) vocalist Walt Aldridge very successful writer now

Simms, Chuck                   Old & New Vole 1 (RDR)

Sims, Lee                         Back Trackin’ (lee Sims)

Simpson, Ted                    Runaway Train (TS)

Sinclair, Travis                   Rush (Shock)

Sisk, Junior                       The Story of the Day That I Died (Rebel)

Smith, Darden                   Circo (Dualtone) sealed

Smith, Valerie                    Patchwork Heart (Rebel)

Smokie                             Chasing Shadows (EMI) ..well not really country maybe.....

Smith, Mindy                     Long Island Shores (Vanguard)

Snider, Todd                      New Connection (Oh Boy)

Snider, Todd                      Happy To Be Here (Oh Boy) Sealed

Snider, Todd                      Songs for the Daily Planet (MCA) debut cd sealed

Sonnier, Jo-El                    Tears of Joy (Liberty)

Sons of Bill                        Love and Logic (Thirty Tigers)

Sons of the Desert             Change (MCA)

Sparks, Larry                    Almost Home (Rounder)

Stampley, Joe                    Somewhere Under the Rainbow (Navarre)

Stevens, Ray                     Hum It (MCA)

Stone, Doug                      More Love (Epic)

Stone, Doug                      I Thought It was You (Epic)

Stone, Doug                      Faith in Me Faith in You (Columbia)

Stone, Doug                      The Long way (Audium)

Strait, George                    Always never the Same (MCA)

Strait, George                    Somewhere Down in Texas (MCA)

Strait, George                    George Strait (MCA)

Strait, George                    Pure Country Soundtrack (MCA)

Strait, George                    One Step at a Time (MCA)

Strait, George                    It Just Comes natural (MCA)

Strait, George                    The Road Less Travelled (MCA)

Strait, George                    Love is Everything (MCA)

Strait, George                    Here for a Good Time (MCA)

Strait, George                    Holding My Own (MCA)

Sugarland                         Enjoy the Ride (Mercury)

Sugarland                         Incredible Machine (Mercury)

Sugarland                         Love on the Inside (Mercury)

Sweeney, Sunny                Heartbreaker’s Hall of fame (indie)

Sweeney, Sunny                Concrete (Republic)

Swift, Taylor                     Taylor swift (Big Machine)

Swift, Taylor                     Speak Now (Big Machine)

Swift, Taylor                     Fearless (Big Machine)

Swindell, Cole                    Cole Swindle (WB)

Swon Brothers                   Swon Brothers (Arista)

Sylvie                               English Born Dixie Fried (Playback)

Tanner, Patrick & Faraway men Done Broke Down (Dark One)

Temple, Owen                   Two Thousand Miles (El Paisano)

Tennison, Chalee                Chalee Tennison (Asylum)

Tennison, Chalee                Parading in the Rain (Dreamworks)

Taylor, Dulcie & friends       Only Worn One Time (Mesa) nice folkie stuff.

Thomson,Cyndi                  My World (Capitol)

Thompson, Verlon              Works (sealed) Nashville songwriter

Thompson Square              Thompson Square (Stoney Creek Records)

Tillis, Pam                         All of This Love (Arista)

Tillis, Pam                         Sweetheart’s Dance (Arista)

Tillis, Pam                         Thunder & Roses (Arista)

Tillis, Pam                         Homeward Looking Angel (Arista)

Tillis, Pam                         Everytime (Arista)

Tillis, Pam                         Put yourself in My Place (Arista)

Tippin. Aaron                     Read Between the Lines (RCA)

Tippin, Aaron                     Now & Then (Rust)

Toliver, Tony                     Tony Toliver (Curb)

Toliver, Tony                     Half Sinner Half Saint (Rising Tide)

Tractors                           Tractors (Arista(

Tractors                           Fast Girl (Arista)

Traveling Wilburys              Vol 1 (WB)

Travis, Randy                    A Man Ain’t Made of Stone (Dreamworks)

Travis, Randy                    You & You Alone (Dreamworks)

Trevino, Lee                      Learning as You Go (Columbia)

Trick Pony                         R.I.D.E. (Curb)

Trischka, Tony                   Great Big World (Rounder)

Tritt, Travis                       Country Club (WB)

Tritt, Travis                       No More Looking Over My Shoulder (WB)

Tritt, Travis                       The Restless Kind (WB)

Tucker, Tanya                   What Do I Do With Me (Capitol)

Tucker, Tanya                   Complicated (Capitol)

Tucker, Tanya                   Can’t Run From Yourself (Capitol)

Tucker, Tanya                   Fire to Fire (Capitol) duet w. Willie

Tucker, Tanya                   Soon (Capitol)

Tucker, Tanya                   My Turn (Saguaro Road) promo with colour graphics

Twain, Shania                    up! 2CD (Mercury) both Red & green versions

Twangtown Paramours        Promise of Friday Night (Indie)

Twister Alley                      Twister Alley (Mercury) like Highway 101

Uncle Kracker                    Midnight Special (sugar Hill)

Underwood, Carrie              Carnival Ride (Arista)

Underwood, Carrie              Blown Away (Arista)

Underwood, Carrie              Play On (Arista)

Underwood, Carrie              Some Hearts (Arista)

Urban Keith                       Get Closer (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Fuse (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Be Here (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Golden Road (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Love Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Keith Urban (Capitol) has commercial & promo copy ie2cds

Urban Keith                       Defying Gravity (Capitol)

Urban Keith                       Be Here (Capitol)

Urquhart, Felicity                First Day Of Spring EP (RFM)

Urquhart, Felicity                Follow Me (RFM)

Vassar, Phil                       American Child (Arista)

Vassar, Phil                       Travelling Circus (Arista)

Vincent, Rhonda                 All American Bluegrass (Rounder) promo B&W insert

Vincent, Rhonda                 Back Home Again (Rounder) promo B&W insert

Walker, Clay                      Fall (Curb)

Walker, Clay                      Live Laugh Love (Giant)

Walker, Clay                      Rumor Has It (Giant)

Walker, Clay                      A Few Questions (RCA)

Walker, Clay                      She Won’t be Lonely Long (Curb)

Walker, Clay                      Clay Walker (Giant)

Walker, Clay                      Say No More (Giant)

Walker, Doc                      Beautifil Life (ABC)

Walmsley, Brendon             Never Say never (Compass)

Wariner, Steve                  It Ain’t All Bad

Wariner, Steve                  I Am Ready (Arista)

Wariner, Steve                  Laredo (MCA)

Wariner, Steve                  Faith in You (Arista)

Wariner, Steve                  Drive (Arista)

Wariner, Steve                  I Got Dreams (MCA)

Watson, B B                      Light at the end of the Tunnel (BNA) terrific honky tonk cd

Wayne, Jimmy                   Jimmy Wayne (Dreamworks)

Wayne, Jimmy                   Do You Believe Me Now (VAlory)

Welch, Kevin                     Western Beat (Reprise)

Wells, Paul David                Sounds Good to me (Capitol) some terrific tracks

West, Elbert                      Livin’ the Life (BBR)

Wheeler, Cheryl                 Circles & Arrows (Capitol)

White, Lari                        Don’t fence Me In (RCA) great swing album

Whitelaw, Travis                 Beer (indie)

Wiggins, John & Audrey       John & Audrey Wiggins (Mercury)

Wiggins, John & Audrey       The Dream (Mercury) superb version of Poco’s “Crazy Love” is even better than Poco....amazing.

Wild Rose                          Breaking New Ground (Capitol) Pam Gadd

Wilkins, Walt                      Plenty (Ride)

Williams, Andy                   Nashville (Curb) produced by Jimmy Bowen

Williams, Don                     An evening with: Best of Live (American Harvest)

Williams, Hank                   Lost Concerts (Time Life) now OOP different to Time Life 3cd box sets. In fact only on this cd.

Williams, Hank Jnr              Family Tradition (Curb)

Williams, Hank Jnr              Out of left Field (Curb)

Williams, Holly                    The Highway (Georgiana)

Williams, Robin & Linda        Turn Toward tomorrow (Sugar Hill)

Williamson, John                 The Way It is (EMI)

Willis, Kelly                        Kelly Willis (MCA)

Willmon, Trent                   Broken In (Compadre)

Willmon, Trent                   Trent Willmon (Columbia)

Wilson, Gretchen                Right on Time (Redneck)

Wilson, Gretchen                Here for the Party (Epic)

Wilson, Gretchen                One of the Boys (Columbia)

Wilson, Gretchen                All Jacked Up (Epic)

Wilson, Gretchen                I Got Your Country Right Here (Redneck)

Wilson, Rob                       Real Country (indie)

Womack, Lee Ann              I hope you Dance (MCA)

Womack, Lee Ann              Some Things I Know (MCA)

Womack, Lee Ann              Something Worth leaving behind (MCA)

Womack, Lee Ann              Lee Ann Womack (MCA)

Wood Brothers                   Wood Brothers (KTEl country) Alcohol of fame

World Famous Headliners     (Yellow Dog) Shawn Camp, Big AL Anderson, Pat Mclaughlin

Worley, Darryl                   Sounds Like me  (Stroudavarious)

Worley, Darryl                   Have you Forgotten (Dreamworks)

Worley, Darryl                   Darryl Worley (Dreamworks)

Wreckers                          Stand Still Look Pretty (Maverick) Michelle Branch

Wright, Chely                     The Metropolitan Hotel (Dualtone)

Wright, Chely                     Wright in the Middle of It (Polydor)

Wright, Michelle                  For Me It’s You (Arista)

Wynette, Tammy               Without Walls (Epic)

Wynonna                          Wynonna Judd (Curb) all under Wynonna...this adds the Judd but we know who she is.

Wynonna                          Sing Chapter 1 (Curb)

Wynonna                          The Other Side (Curb)

Wynonna                          What the World Needs Now is Love (Curb)

Yearlings                           Yearlings (Reckless) acoustic Aussie duo...nice

Yearwood, Trisha               Song Remembers When (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Real Live Woman (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Inside Out (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Thinking About You (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Trisha Yearwood (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Everybody Knows (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Jasper County (MCA)

Yearwood, Trisha               Hearts in Armor (MCA)

Young, Chris                      AM (Sony)

Young, Chris                      Neon (RCA)

Young, Chris                      The Man I Want to Be (RCA) 

Young, Eli Band                  10,000 Towns (Republic)

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8 Seconds Soundtrack         Exclusive tracks Chesnutt, Vince, Reba, John Anderson etc

1861 Project Vol 2              sealed Civil War theme Connie Smith, Maura O’Connell

Australia’s Favourite           Country Love Songs (ABC) 20 Aussie artists

Australian Country Collection Vol 2 (EMI) Cash Backma, Johnny Chester etc

Beer for My Horses            Soundtrack Toby Keith, Willie, Coe etc

Best of Country                 Sing Best of Disney (Disney) Alison Krauss, Tanya Tucker

                                      Shelby Lynne, George Jones etc

BlackDog                          Soundtrack (Decca)

Boys from the Bush            Men of Aussie Country (ABC) 20 tks

Brokeback Mountain            Soundtrack (Verve) Willie,Emmylou, Earle, Teddy Thompson

Common Thread                Songs of the Eagles (Giant)

Country Boy                      A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver (Compass) Peter Rowan, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch etc

Country Duets                   Two By Two (Capitol) Woodcarver Glen Campbell/ Lacy J!!

Country Greats                  Readers Digest 4CD

Fire Down Below                Soundtrack (WB) excellent

God Didn’t Choose Sides      Civil War True Stories About Real People (Rural Rhythm) inc. Dale Ann Bradley, Ronnie Bowman, Bradley walker etc

Happy Texas                     Soundtrack (Arista) Great line up inc. Emmylou

Harry Smith Connection       Live Tribute to Anthology of American Folk Music (SF)

Heartaches & Highways       Shock Country Compilation Vol 1 (Shock)

Heartaches & Highways       Shock Country Compilation Vol 2 (Shock) 23 tks ea from the labels Shock were distributing, Audium Rounder Great

Heartbreak Hotel                (Capitol)

Heartland                          Vol 2 A Celebration of Australian Heritage & Spirit (ABC)

Honky Tonk                       & Hillbilly Heaven (ABC) 32tks 2 CD

I’ve Always Been Crazy       Tribute to Waylon Jennings (RCA) inc Dwight, Krauss, Tritt, Hank jr, Jessi Colter etc

Maverick                           Soundtrack (Atlantic) excellent

Nashville Star                    2005: The Finalists (Universal)

Nashville Underground         Vol 1 (Nashvilel Underground)

Not So Dusty                     Tribute to Slim Dusty (Capitol)

Perfect World                    Soundtrack (Reprise)

Pickin’ on Alan Jackson        Volume One (CMH)

Pickin’ on Alan Jackson        Volume Two (CMH)

Pink Cadillac                      Soundtrack (WB) some gems “Underneath the Texas Moon” by J C Crowley and “Card Carrying Fool: by Randy Travis

Rhythm Country & Blues      duets...best Little Richard & Tanya Tucker “Something Else”

Signatures                        A Songwriters Album (RCA) 2 each by Don Schlitz, Bob McDill, Mark Wright, Rhonda Kye Fleming & Mike Reid

Signatures                        A Songwriters Album II (RCA) 21 each by Matreca Berg, Peter McCann, Robert Byrne, Bill & Sharon Rice BUT best 2 by Harlan Howard!!

Stars of Farm County Jubilee Bluegrass Tribute to RCA Studio B (sealed) excellent

Timeless                           Tribute to Hank Williams (Lost Highway) Emmylou, Lucinds, Cash, Keith Richards (You Win Again!!)

Transamerica                    Soundtrack Old Crow Medicine Show, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Tribute to Garth Brooks       New Friends in Low Places (Purple Pyramid) interesting includes Al Jardine (of Beach Boys) Herb Pederson, Denny Laine of Wings etc

Tribute to Tradition             (Columbia) Dixie Chicks (Stand By Your Man) tops

Where the Hear is              Soundtrack (RCA) Emmylou, Martina, Lyle etc

 

$10 or 3for $25 any $10 item in the newsletter can be part of the 3 for $25

Adkins, Trace                    Proud to Be Here  DELUXE edition (Capitol)

Adkins, Trace                    Cowboy’s Back in Town DELUXE edition (Capitol)

Alabama                           Southern Stars (RCA) their magnum opus! A gem.

Alabama                           Pass it On Down (RCA) ...Jukebox in My Mind

Allan, Gary                        Set You Free (MCA)

Allan, Gary                        Get Off On the Pain (MCA) DELUXE edition

Allen, Deborah                   All That I Am (WB)

Allen, Rex Jr                      Ridin’ High (Collectors Choice)

Anderson, John                  Taking the Country Back (Mercury)

Anderson, John                  Backtracks (Renaissance) pre WB recordings

Anton, Dene                      Almost Single (JRS) lot like K T Oslin

Archer, Randy                             Shots in the Dark (Share) 

Atkins, Chet/ Mark Knopfler Neck & Neck (Columbia)

Auld, Audrey                     Losing Faith (Reckless)

Auld, Audrey                     The Fallen (Reckless )

Austin, Sherrie                   Circus Girl (indie) hard to get

Baillie & Boys                     Lights of Home (RCA) fabulous

Ball, David                        Starlight Lounge (WB) superb artist...superb album. The last two tracks on this are the best two he has ever done.

Ball, David                        Freewheeler (Arcaro)

Ball, David                        Amigo ((Dualtone) Riding with Private Malone

Banister, Will                     Turn Back Time (indie) ..great

Barmby, Shane                  Jukebox Symphony (Mercury)

Barnett, Mandy                  Mandy Barnett (WB/Sire)

Barnett, Mandy                  I’ve Got a Right to Cry (Asylum) Our favourite. Superb. Just consider if she married Moe Bandy.....

Barnhill, Joe                      Joe Barnhill (Capitol) does a better version of “Chill of an Early Fall” than George.

Bates, Jeff                        Leave the Light On (RCA)

Bates, Jeff                        One Day Closer (Black River) deep voiced Conway magic

Baucom, Terry                   Never thought of Looking Back (sealed) wonderful cast inc Marty Raybon, Jerry Dougflas, John Schneider!

Beach Boys                       Stars & stripes Vol 1 (River North) duest with country stars of which Lorrie Morgan’s “Don’t Worry Baby” is perhaps best

Bekka & Billy                     Bekka & Billy (Almo) Bekka Bramlett & Billy Burnette daughter of Delaney & Bonnie & son Dorsey Burnette. Both were in Fleetwood Mac for a while too.

Benson, Ray                      Beyond Time (Audium) first solo album

Bentley, Dierks                  Home (Capitol)

Bentley, Dierks                  Up on the Ridge (Capitol) acoustic..duets

Bickhardt, Craig                 Brother to the Wind (Stone Barn) sealed

Bickhardt, Craig                 The More I Wonder (Stone Barn)

Bingham, Ryan                  & Dead Horses Junky Star (Lost Highway)

Black, Clint                        Killin’ Time (RCA) an all time classic

Black, Clint                        Drinkin’ Songs & Other Logic (Equity)

Blue Sky Boys                   Blue Sky Boys (Rounder) recorded 1975 still sound same!

Bogguss, Suzy/ Chet Atkins  Simpatico (Capitol)

Bogguss, Suzy                   Somewhere Between (Capitol) both super

BR5-49                             Big Backyard Beat Show (Arista)

BR5-49                             BR5-49 (Arista) famous telephone cover

BR5-49                             Tangled in the Pines (Audium)

Brand, Adam                     Get Loud (Compass) limited ed. Bonus documentary edition

Breau, Lenny                     & Richard Cotten Pickin’ Cotten (Guitarchives) for Chet fans

Bridges, Jeff                     Jeff Bridges (EMI) prod. By T Bone Burnett

Britt, Catherine                  Little Wildflwer ((ABC)

Britt, Catherine                  Always Never Enough (ABC)

Britt, Catherine                  Too Far Gone (ABC)

Britt, Catherine                  Catherine Britt (ABC)

Bromberg, David                Try Me One More Time (Appleseed)

Brooks, Garth                    New Songs from the Limited Series (Capitol) promo

Brown, Jim Ed & Browns      Essential (RCA) solo & group 20 tks inc “Bottle Bottle”,

Brown, Junior                    12 Shades of Brown (Edsel UK) First cd release. First cover.

Brown, Marty                    Cryin’ Lovin’ Leavin’ (MCA)

Brown, Marty                    High & Dry (MCA)

Brown, Marty                    Wild Kentucky Skies (MCA)

Brown, Marty                    Here’s to the Honky tonks (MCA) How come all the artists we love are ..well....slightly nutty eg Marty & Doug Supernaw...Marty the hubcab thief.

Brown, Shannon                 Cornfed (WB) 

Brun, Ane                         Songs 2003-2013 2CD promo only

Buffett, Jimmy                  License to Chill (RCA) duets Jackson, Strait etc 

Burnette, T  Bone               True False Identity (Columbia) sealed

Burns, Brian                      Angels & Outlaws (Bandera)

Burrito Deluxe                   Georgia Peach (Lamon) Flying Burritos offshoot

Burton, Charlie                   Rustic Fixer Upper (Lazy SOB) Great indie..”Livin’ on Borrowed Time..Livin’ on Borrowed Money” all great

Butler, Carl & Pearl             Don’t let Me cross Over (Richmond) 10 superb pithy duets

Byrd, Tracy                       I’m From the Country (MCA)

Byrd, Tracy                       Different Things (Blind Mule0

Carll, Hayes                       Trouble in Mind (Lost Highway)

Carlson, Paulette                It’s About time (Pandean)

Carothers, James               Honky Tonk Land       indie ....if you don’t have...get

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       The Calling (Zoe)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin       Ashes & Roses (Zoe)

Carroll, Jason Michael          What Colour is Your Sky (JMC) 2015

Carson, Jeff                      Jeff Carson (Curb)

Carter, Carlene                  Little Acts of Treason  (Giant)

Carter, Carlene                  Little Love letters (Giant)

Carter, Carlene                  I Fell in Love (Reprise)

Carter, Carlene                  Stronger (Yep Roc)

Cartwright, Lionel               Lionel Cartwright (MCA)

Cary, Caitlin                      While You Wern’t Looking (Yep Roc) 2CD w 9tk bonus disc

Cash, Johnny                     Out Among the Stars (Columbia)

Cash, Johnny                     Ain’t No Grave: American Recordings Vol IV ((American)

Cash, Johnny                     Water From the Wells of Home (Mercury) duets

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

Cash, Rosanne                   Seven Year Ache (Columbia) sealed w. bonus tracks

Cash, Rosanne                   Kings Record Shop (Columbia)

Cash, Rosanne                   The List (Manhattan)

Cassar-Daly, Troy              Live 2CD (Liberation)

Cassidy, Jason                   Keep it Country (indie) sealed

Cassidy, Summer               Lonestar (Track)

Chance, Jeff                      Picture on the Wall (Mercury)

Chance, Jeff                      Walk Softyly on the Bridges (Mercury)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Heard it in a Love Song(CBJ)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Wings (MCA)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Too Cold at Home (MCA) all time classic

Chesnutt, Mark                  Thank God for Believers (MCA)

Chesnutt, Mark                  Lost in the Feeling (MCA) 12

Chiavola, Kathy                  Labor of Love (My Label)

Chieftains                         Long Black Veil (RCA) Jagger, Cooder, Knopfler etc. Tops

Cicadas                            The Cicadas (WB) Rodney Crowell

Claypool, Philip                   Circus Leaving Town (Curb)

Claypool, Philip                   Perfect World (Curb)

Cline, Patsy                       Duets (Mercury) studio manufactured oif course and good thing is they worked on lesser known Patsy songs. Includes Waylon, Willie, Crystal, Glen Campbell.

Clayton, Kimber                 Kimber Clayton (Thump)

Cochran, Tammy                30 Something & Single ((IBI)

Cole, Beccy                       Pre Loved (RMP)

Collie, Mark                       Hardin County Line (MCA) one of best early 90s albums

Collie, Mark                       Born & Raised In Black & White (MCA) great “Thunder Road”

Collins, Brian                     Healing Highway ((Blue Light)

Conley, Earl Thomas Conley Don’t Make it easy for Me (RCA) cd made in Japan

Conley, Earl Thomas Conley Perpetual Emotion (Intersound)

Conley, Earl Thomas Conley Yours Truly (RCA) duet with Keith Whitley “Brotherly Love’

Cook, Elizabeth                  Gospel Plow (31 Tigers)

Corbin, Easton                   about to Get Real (Mercury) 2015

Cordle, Larry                     Murder on Music Row (shell Point) yep the original!!

Cox, Ronny                       Ronny Cox (Mercury) singing actor ...Deliverance

Crowe, J D & New South      Flashback (Rounder)

Crowell, Rodney                 Let the Picture Paint Itself (MCA)

Crowell, Rodney                 Keys to the Highway (CBS)

Crowell, Rodney                 Jewel of the South (MCA)

Crowell, Rodney                 Diamonds & Dirt (CBA)

Cryner, Bobbie                   Bobbie Cryner (Epic) If you don’t have this you are missing one of the best female country albums ever. W. Dwight

Cryner, Bobbie                   Girl of Your Dreams (MCA)

Cumberland Three              Songs of the Civil War (Rhino) John Stewart

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Wanna Be Your Joe (New Door) “Country Music Has the Blues” with George Jones & Loretta Lynn        

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Change My Mind (Allegro)

Cyrus, Billy Ray                  Back to Tennessee (Lyric StreeT0

Dailey & Vincent                 Gospel Side (Crackerbarrel)

Daniels, Charlie                  How Sweet the Sound (Sparrow0 gospel 2CD

Daniel, Davis                     Fighting Fir With Fire (Mercury) excellent

Davies, Gail                       Gail Davies (Varese) reissue of her debut. Great artists

Davies, Gail                       Pretty Words (MCA)

Davis, Mac                        Will Write Songs for Food (Columbia) mix of new songs plus versions of hiys he has writte. “Back from the Dead’ is one of the humourous new ones.

Davis, Moot                       Moot Davis (Little Dog) produced by Pete Anderson

Day, Curtis                        Curtis Day (Asylum)

Dement, Iris                      My Life (WB)

Dement, Iris                      The Way I Should (WB)

Dennis, Wesley                  Wesley Dennis (Mercury) great

Denver, John                     Poems, Pryares & Promises/Farewell Andromeda 2on 1 RCA

Derailers                           Soldiers of Love (Palo Duro)

Derailers                           Genuine (Lucky Dog)

Desert Rose Band               True Love (Curb)

Diffie, Joe                         Homecoming ((Rounder) sealed bluegrass-ish

Diffie, Joe                         Tougher Than Nails (Broken Bow)

Diffie, Joe                         A Thousand Winding Roads (epic) classic debut

Dillingham, Craig                Almost Yesterday (Carnival) terrific indie

Dillon, Dean                       Out of Your Ever Loving’ Mind (Atlantic) great

Dillon, Dean                       Hot Country & Single (Atlantic) “When Hell Freezes Over” is a fabulous track.

Dixie Chicks                       Live (Columbia) the full 2CD version

Dodd, Deryl                       Pearl Snaps (Lucky Dog)

Dodd, Deryl                       Random As I Am (Smith)

Dodd, Deryl                       One Ride in Vegas (Columbia)

Douglas, Jerry                   Best Kept Secret (Koch) w. Alison Krauss, John Fogerty

Ducas, George                   George Ducas (capitol) great “Lipstcik Promises”

Dunn, Holly                       Heart Full of Love (WB)

Dunn, Holly                       Blue Rose of Texas (WB)

Dunn, Ronnie                     Ronnie Dunn, (Arista)

Dusty, Slim                       99 (EMI)

Dusty, Slim                       Country Way of Life (EMI)

Dusty, Slim                       91 Over 50 (EMI)

Dusty, Slim                       Looking Forward Looking Back (EMI)

Eagles                              Long Way Out of Eden 2CD (Mercury/Eaglesband)

Earle, Stacy/ Mark Stuart    Must be Live (Gearie) 2CD Steve’s li’l sis.

Earle, Steve                      Guitar Town (MCA) hasn’t come close with any others

Earle, Steve                      The Mountain (with Del McCoury)

Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack           A Stranger Here (Anti)

Ely, Joe                            Streets of Sin (Rounder)

Engvall, Bill                        15 Degrees Off Cool (WB)

Engvall, Bill                        Thats Awesome (WB) 3D Mount Rushmore cover

Engvall, Bill                        Here’s Your Sign Reloaded (WB)

Evans, Sara                      Slow Me Down (RCA) sealed 2014

Evans, Sara                      Three Chords & the Truth (RCA) classic

Ewing, Skip                       Will to Love (MCA)

Fargo, Donna                    Winners (Mercury) 1986 rare

Faucett, Dawnett                Taking My Time (Step One) exceptional.

Flores, Rosie                     Bandera Highway (Hightone)

Foster, Radney                  Revival (Devil’s River) sealed

Foster, Radney                  Del Rio Texas 1959 (Arista) debut cd excellent

Foster, Radney                  Del Rio Texas Revisited: Unplugged & Lonesome (Devil’s River) with guests.

Fricke, Janie                      Janie Fricke (Intersound) 1991 indie .

Fritsch, Todd                     Todd Fritsch (Diamond)

Fritsch, Todd                     Up Here in the saddle ((Saddle Up)

Gaffney, Chris                   Loser’s Paradise (Hightone0

Garcia, Jerry                     & David Grisman Grateful Dawg (Acoustic Disc)

Gattis, Keith                      Keith Gattis (RCA) Spectaular George Jones insoired debut

Gayle, Crystal                    with Gary Morris What If We Fall in Love (WB)

Gayle, Crystal                    Favorites (EMI) not a hits collection...nice

Gayle, Crystal                    Three Good Reasons (Liberty)

Gayle, Crystal                    Ain’t Gonna Worry (EMI)

Gibson Brothers                 Brotherhood (Rounder)

Gill, Vince                          The Key (MCA) ...unsurpassable

Gill, Vince                          Next Big Thing (MCA)

Gilmore, Jimmie Dale          Come on Back (Rounder)

Goldens                            Rush for Gold (Capitol) Chris  &Rusty Golden are sons of William Lee Golden, the hairy baritone in Oak Ridge Boys. This is a wonderful cd.

Gosdin, Vern                     It’s Not Over (Laserlight)

Gosdin, Vern                     Friday Night Feeling (Laserlight) Two 12 trackers of AMI recordings.

Greenwood, Lee                 Perfect 10 (Capitol) 10 duets all great Suzy Bogguss, Lacy j, Tanya Tucker...etc

Gregg, Ricky Lynn              Get a Little Closer (Liberty) a Merle Hagagrd inspired gem

Gregg, Ricky Lynn              Careful What You Wish For (RMG)

Gregory, Clinton                 If It Weren’t for country Music I’d Go Crazy (Step One) terrific

Gregory, Clinton                 Music & Me (Step One) maybe even better

Gregory, Clinton                 Freeborn Man (Step One)

Grievous Angels                 Miles on the Rain (Bloodshot)

Griffith, Nanci                    Winter Marquee (Rounde)

Griffith, Nanci                    Lone Star Stae of Mind (MCA)

Guthrie, Sarah Lee             w. Johnny Irion Bright Example s (Noth Street Opus) Arlo’s daughter

Hacienda Brothers              What’s Wrong With Right (Proper) last Chris Gaffney album

Haggard, Merle                  If I Could Only Fly (Anti)

Haggard, Merle                  Unforgettable (Capitol)

Haggard, Marty                  Borders & Boundaries (Critique) V. Good

Haggard, Noel                    One Lifetime (Atlantic) yep Hag’s other son

Haggard, Steve                  Push Comes to Shove (Wild Oats0 Nashville indie artist

Hall, Tom T                       Songs from Sopchoppy (Mercury) advance with colour graphics

Hamilton, George V             Roll With the Punches (Massive) George IV’s son is outlaw style. Very good. More Waylon than daddy.

Hardwick, Billy                   Too Country (JRS)  This is superb. Only album.

Harling, Keith                     Write it in Stone (MCA)

Harling, Keith                     Bring It One (Giant) excellent all he ever had..

Harris/Parton/Ronstadt        Trio II (Asylum)

Harris, Emmylou                Duets (WB)

Harris, Emmylou                Blue Kentucky Girl (WB)

Harvey, Adam                             I’m Doin’ Alright ((Sony) limited 2CD edition

Harvey, Adam                             Workin’ Overtime (ABC)

Harvey, Adam                             Cowboy Dreams (ABC)

Harvey, Adam                             Can’t Settle for Less (ABC) limited CD + DVD edition

Hay, Erin                          Blue Country Song (Westwood) one of the most popular indie artists

Hearne, Bill & Bonnie           Diamonds in the Rough (WB) their best.

Henderson, Mike                Country Music Made Me Do It (RCA)

Hiatt, John                        Beneath This Gruff Exterior ((Sanctuary)

Highfill, George                  George Arlis Highfill (Church Street) west coaster great indie

Highway 101                      Bing Bang Boom (WB) with Nikki Nelson

Highway 101                      Reunited (with Paulette Carlson) Willowtree

Highwaymen                      Road Goes On Forever (Liberty) Waylon/Willie/Cash/Kris

Hillman, Chris                    Like a Hurricane (Sugar Hill)

Hillman, Chris                    Desert Rose (Sugar Hill)

Hoge, Will                         Small Town Dreams Cumberland)
Holland, Greg                     Exception to the Rule (Asylum)

Holt, Georgia                     Honky Tonk Woman (indie) you may know her daughter Cherilyn? Usually referred to as Cher. Quite a story. Youtube “Dear mom, Love Cher”.

Horton, Steven Wayne        Steven Wayne Horton (Capitol) terrific only album Rockabilly influenced honky tonk. Hard to beat.

House, James                    James House (MCA) debut

Hull, Sierra                        Daybreak (Rounder)

Hull, Sierra                        Secrets (Rounder)

Hunter, Jesse                    Man Like Me (BNA) a lot like Waylon

Hus, Tim                           Western Star (Stony Plain) cowboy from Canada

Huston, Randy                   Keepin’ the New West Alive (Outside Circle) cowboy!!

Isaacs, Sonya                    Sonya Isaacs (Lyric Street0\) from legendary family

Isaak, Chris                       Beyond the Sun (@CD deluxe edition) (Vanguard)

Jackson, Alan                    Good Time (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Here in the real World (Arista) original press full booklet Jackson, Alan                      Under the Influence (Arista)

Jackson, Alan                    Thirty Miles West (Arista)

James, Harmony                Tailwind ((Shock)

Jennings, Shooter               Put the O Back in Country (Universal South)

Jennings, Waylon               Waymore’s Blues Part II (RCA)

Jennings, Waylon               Right for the Time (Justice)

Jennings, Waylon               Closing in on the Fire (Ark 21)

Jennings, Waylon               Going’ Down Rockin’ : The Last Recordings (Saguaro Road)

Jennings, Waylon               Too Dumb for NY City Too Ugly for LA (Epic)

Jennings, Waylon               & 357’s Waylon Forever:  Final Recordings  (Vagrant)

Jewell                               Sweet & Wild (Valory)

Jewell, Buddy                    Times Like These (Columbia)

Jewell, Eilen                       Sea of Tears (Signature Sounds)

Johnson, Carolyn Dawn       Dress Rehearsal (arista)

Johnson, Jamey                 That Lonesome Song (Mercury)

Johnson, Jamey                 The Dollar (BNA)

Johnson, Jamey                 The Guitar Song (Mercury) 2CD

Jones, David                      Bridges (VAlory) superb indie honky timh=               

Jones, George                   Walls Can Fall (MCA)

Jones, George                   High Teck Redneck (MCA)

Jones, George                   I Am What I  Am (MCA)

Jones, George                   I Lived to Tell it All (MCA)

Jones, George                   The Rock (Bandit)

Jones, George / Tammy      One (MCA)

Jones, George                   My Very Special Guests (Epic)

Jones, George                   It Don’t Get Any Better Than This (MCA)

Jones, George                   And Along Came Jones (MCA)

Jones, George                   Bradley Barn  Sessions (MCA)

Jones J C                           One Night (Risin)

Jones, Chris & Nightdrivers   Run Away Tonight (Mountain Home) successful bluegrass touring band from Nashville)

Joss, Scott                        Souvenirs (Little Dog) plays with Dwight & haggard

Judds                               Rockin’ with the Rhythm (RCA) CD made in Japan

Kane, Keiran                     Shadows on the Ground (Dead Reckoning)

Kane, Keiran                     The Blue Chair (Dead Reckonging)

Kane, Keiran                     Dead Reckonging (Dead Reckonging)

Kane, Keiran                     Six Months No Sun (Dead Recki                                                                                                        

Kaplan, Fats                      the Fatman Cometh/ World of Wonder 2cd (Pulp Country)

Keen, Robert Earl               The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway)

Keilor, Garrison                  Songs: When I get Home (sealed) Prairie Home Companion

Keith, Toby                       Bullets in the Gun  deluxe 3D cover (Show Dog)

Keith, Toby                       Clancy’s Tavern DELUXE edition (Show Dog)

Keith, Toby                       Shock ‘n Y’all DUAL DISC cd one side dvd other (Dreamworks)

Kennedy, Bapp                  Domestic Blues (E-Squared)

Kennedy, Ray                    What A Way to Go (Atlantic)

Kentucky Headhunters         Stompin’ Grounds (BNA)

Kershaw, Sammy               I Want My Money Back ((Audium)

Ketchum, Hal                     Past the Pount of Rescue (Curb)

Ketchum, Hal                     I’m the Troubadour ((Music Road) 2014

Kilgore, Jerry                     Love Trip (Virgin)

Kimes, Royal Wade             A proud Land (RWK)

Kimes, Royal Wade             A Dyin’ Breed ((RWK)

Kimes, Royal Wade             Shadows of Time (Elixir)

Kimes, Royal Wade             Crossing the Roads (RWK)

Kimes, Royal Wade             Another Man’s Sky(Asylum)

Kimes, Royal Wade             Hanging Round the Moon (Wonderment)

Kinsey, Craig                     American Roots & Machines (indie sealed) You have to like an album with a track called “A Homeless Man Talks to Jesus”.

Kirchen, Bill                       Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods  (Proper)

Knight, Chris                      Chris Knight (Decca) great VERY Steve Earle Guitar Townish

Knight, Jeff                       Easy Street (Mercury) ‘

Knight, Jeff                       They’ve Been Talking About Me (MercurY)

Krauss, Alison                    New Favourite (Rounder)

Kristofferson, Kris              Austin Sessions (Atlantic)

LaFarge, Pokey                  Something in the Water (Rounder) advance Colour cover

Lady Antebellum                 747 Deluxe edition (Capitol)

Lamb, Dwight                    Joseph Won a Coated Fiddle: and Other Fiddle & Accordion Tunes from the Great Plains (Rounder)

Lambert, Miranda               Platinum (RCA)

Lanham, Roy                     Hard Life Blues (bloodshot/Soundies) 31 tracks

Larsen, Blaine                    Off to Join the World (BNA)  sealed

Lauderdale, Jim                  w. Ralph Stanley Lost in the Lonesome Pines (Dualtone)

Lauderdale, Jim                  Planet of Love (Reprise)

Lawrence, Tracy                The Singer (LMC)

Lawrence, Tracy                Headlights, Taillights & Radios ((LMC)

Lawrence, Tracy                Strong (Dreamworks)

Lawrence, Tracy                Fr the Love (RCA)

Lawson, Doyle                   Windling Through Life (Sugar Hill)

Lawson, Doyle                   In Session In Session (Mountain Home) 2015

Ledoux, Chris                    Radio & Rodeo Hits (ACS) original indie label

Ledoux, Chris                    Under This Old Hat (Capitol)

Ledoux, Chris                    Haywire (Capitol)

Ledoux, Chris                    Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy (Capitol)

Ledoux, Chris                    Western Underground (Capitol )

Lee, Albert                        Road Runner (Sugar Hill)

Lee, Brenda                      Brenda Lee (WB)

Lee, Jason                        Better Late Than Never (JL) Aussie indie duet Aleyce Simmonds

Lee, Phil                           The Fall & Further Decline of the Mighty King of Love  (Palookaville) sealed

Leigh, Brennen/Noel Mckay  Before the World Was Made ...Gurf Morlix prod. Great.

Leigh, Denni                      29 Nights (Decca)

Leigh, Denni                      A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer ((Monument)

Lewis, Jerry Lee                 Mean Old Man (Verve)

Littlefield, Ed jr                  My Western Home (Sage Arts) sealed Western album

London, Eddie                    Do It right (RCA) ,,only ever album,,,very like Haggard

Lonesome River Band          Turn on a Dime (Mountain Home)

Lonesome Trio                   Lonesome Trio (Sugar Hill) Appalachian blue grass Feat. Ed Helms of the Office BUT National Lampoon Vacation fans let it be known there is a new 2015 movie following the 2nd generation Rusty Griswald and Ed plays the very Rusty.

Lovett, Lyle                       It’s Not Big It’s Large (Curb)

Loveless, Patty                  Dreamin’ My Dreams (Epic)

Loveless, Patty                  Mountain Soul (Epic)

Lovett, Ruby                      Ruby Lovett (Curb

Lovett, Ruby                      Ruby Lovett (self marketed 2nd cd) Totally different

Lovett, Lyle                       Release Me (curb)

Lynne, Shelby                    I Can’t Imagine(Rounder) advance Colour cover

Lynne, Karen                     Wishing Well ((Heartland) Aussie bluegrass/ country

McBride, Justin                   Don’t Let Go (Justin McBride) real live rodeo rider ala CLD

McBride, Martina                Timeless (RCA)

McCormack, Maureen          When You Get a Little Lonely (Phantom Hill) Marcia Brady!!

McCready, Mindy                I’m Still Here (Iconic) Sadly the title is not true

McCreery, Scotty               See You Tonight DELUXE VERSION (Mercury)

McCreery, Scotty               Clear As Day (Mercury)

McDevitt, Chas                   Freight Train: previously Unreleased 50s recordings  (Rollercoaster UK) 32 tks with Nancy Whiskey

McDowell, Ronnie               I’m Still Missing You (Curb)

McEntire, Reba                   Duets (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Heart to Heart (Mercury) 191 hard to get

McEntire, Reba                   Sweet Sixteen (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   What Am I Gonna Do About You (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   For MY Broken Heart (MCA)

McEntire, Reba                   Keep on Loving You (Valory) sealed

McLean, Don                     Chain lightning (Hip-O)

McLean, Don                     Prime Time (Hip-o)

McLean, Don                     For the Memories (Hip-O)

McReynolds, Jesse              Tribute to Brother Duets (with Charles Whitstein) Pinecastle sealed

Maddox Brothers & Rose      Live on the Radio 1953 (Arhoolie)

Malo, Raul                         You’re Only Lonely (Sanctuary)

Mandrell, Barbara               & Lee Greenwood Meant for Each Other (MCA)

Market, Craig/Thomm Jutz   Nowhere to Hide (indie) Americana great reviews

Martin, Benny                    The Fiddle Collection (CMH) sealed 28 tks

Martin, Leland                    Simply Traditional (Igo) Great indie

Martin, Leland                    Leland Martin (Magnet)

Martin, Leland                    Truckers for Troops (DMG)

Martin, Mario                     Keep it On the Country Side (DPI) produced by James Stroud. Great..reminiscent Ricky Van Shelton This is a superstar who never became one...go figure.

Martinez, John Arthur          Lone Starry Night (Dualtone)

Massey, Wayne                  And Blackhawk (Mercury) ....Mr Charly McClain

Mavericks                         Mavericks (Y & T) pre MCA indie from 1990

Mavericks                         Mavericks (Sanctuary) 2003

Mavericks                         What a Crying Shame (MCA)

Mellons, Ken                      Ken Mellons (Epic) graet singer. Shades Vern Gosdin

Mellons, Ken                      Where Forever Begons (Epic)

Messina, Jim                      Watching the River Run (River North) Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina. New selections from all

Miller, Buddy                     Midnight & Lonesome (Hightone)

Miller, Buddy                     Universal United House of Prayer (New West)

Miller, Buddy & Juliw           Love Snuck Up (Hightone)

Miller Frankie                     Live at the Louisiana Hayride (Heart of Texas)

Milsap, Ronnie                    Back in the Fifties Tonight (RCA) cd made in Japan

Moffatt, Katy                     Greatest Show on Earth (Philo) Best female folkie album ever..Iris...Kimmie, Nanci?/ Yep all great this better .

Moffatt, Katy                     Angel Town  (HMG)

Monroe, Ashley                  Like a Rose (WB) great

Moorer, Allison                   Alabama Song (MCA) classic debut 

Moorer, Allison                   Allison Moorer Show (CD + DVD) MCA

Moreno, Frankie                 Keys to the Country (Indie) excellent

Morris, Gary                      Full Moon Empty Heart (Capitol)

Morgan, Lorrie                   Leave the light ON (RCA) Terrific steel guitar driven version of the Beatle “Eight Days a Week” 

Morgan, Lorrie                   Watch Me (BNA) “What Part of No”!!

Morgan, Lorrie                   Secret Love (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   A Moment in Time (Country Crossing)

Morgan, Lorrie                   Something in Red (BNA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   & Sammy Kershaw I Finally Found Someone (RCA)

Morgan, Lorrie                   Show Me How (Image)

Morrison, Van                    Pay the Devil (Polydor) his country album

Moyer, Brent                     That’s My Job (great Nashville songwriter)

Murray, Anne                    Contry Croonin’ (EMI) 22 tks

Murray, Anne                    Yes I Do (Capitol)

Murray, Anne                    You Will (Capitol)

Myles, Heather                   Sweet Talk & Good Lies (Rounder)

Nashville Bluegrass Band     Twenty Year Blues (Sugar Hill)

Nelson, Willie                     Spirit (Island)

Nelson, Willie                     Across the Borderline (Columbia) duets Dylan, Paul Simon etc

Newton, Juice                    Can’t Wait All Night (RCA) cd made in Japan

Newton, Juice                    Old Flame (RCA) cd made in Japan

Newton, Juice                    Ain’t Gonna Cry (RCA)

Newton, Juice                    The Trouble With Angels (River North)

Newton, Juice                    American Girl (Renaissance)

Newton-John                     Back With a Heart ((MCA) country

Nickel Creek                      Nickel Creek (Rounder)

Niemann, Jerrod                High Noon (Arista) 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band          Welcome to Woody Creek (Dualtone)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band          Rest of the Dream (MCA)

Noonan, Steve                   Steve Noonan (Collectors Choice) first to sing Kackson Browne songs. ...quite similar as well.

Norman, Chris                   Full Circle (BMG) of Smokie & Stumblin’ In fame

Norwood, Daron                 Ready Wllling & Able (Giant)

O’Brien, Tim                      Traveler (Sugar Hill)

O’Donnell, Daniel                I Need You/Don’t Forget to Remember 2CD (Sony)

Oak Ridge Boys                  Voices (Platinum)

Oak Ridge Boys                  The Long Haul (RCA)

Old Dogs                           Old Dogs ((Atlantic) Waylon, Bare, Tills & Reed

Overstreet, Paul                 Sowin’ Live ((RCA)

Overstreet, Paul                 Love is Strong (RCA) Heroes (RCA)

Owens, Buck                     LiVe Austin City Limits  (new West)

Parnell, Lee Roy                 We All Get Lucky Some Time (Career)

Parnell. Lee Roy                 Back to the Well (Universal)

Parton, Dolly                     Slow Dancing With theMoon (Coilumbia)

Parton, Dolly                     Eagle When She Flies (Columbia)

Parton, Dolly                     Halos & Horns (Sugar Hill)

Parton, Dolly                     Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)

Parton, Dolly                     Those Were the Days (Sugar Hill) 

Parton, Dolly                     Better Day (Dolly)

Parton, Dolly                     Something Special (Columbia)

Parton, Dolly                     White Limozeen (Columbia)

Parton/Harris/Ronstadt        Trio (WB) see under Emmylou Harris for Trio II

Passin, Monica                   Lil Mo & Monicats (Townhouse) lot reminiscent Rosie Flores

Peabody, Lester                 Focus on Guitars (Goofin’  ) for Deke Dickerson fans

Peters, Gretchen                Secret of Life (Imprint) promo copy

Pinson, Bobby                    I Mean Business (Vision) indie from 1994

Pettis, Pierce                     Great Big World (Compass)

Pistol Annies                      Hell on Heels (Columbia) Lambert/ Presley/Monroe

Posse                               Justice is Coming (indie) great

Prairie Oyster                    Different Kind of fire (RCA)

Prairie Oyster                    Everybody Knows (RCA)

Prairie Oyster                    Blue Plate Special (Velvel)  Fabulous Canadian group who have appeal galore for Dwight fans.

Pride, Charley                    Choices (Music City)

Pride, Charley                    Moody Woman (16th Avenue)

Pride, Charley                    Comfort of Her wings (Music City)

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Beatin’ the Odds (Intersound)

Raven, Eddy                      Wild Eyed & Crazy (Intersound)

Raye, Collin                       Twenty Years & Change (Aspirion)

Red Meat                          13 (Ranchero) excellent west coast honkt tonk group

Reed, Jerry                       Pickin’ (Bethlehem)

Reed, Tony                       Rustler’s Wind (Cascade) exc,. Western flavoured indie

Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson  Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson  (Rounder)

Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson  Out of the Woodwork (Rounder)

Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson  Running Wild (Rounder)

Richards, Dan                    Heartbreak U (DeVon) exc. Indie 

Rierson, Rusty                   Souvenirs ((Red dirt) sealed

Rimes. LeAnn                    Unchained Melody: The Early Years (Curb) signed

Roberts, Danny                  Nighthawk (Mountain Home) from Grascals sealed

Roberts, Julie                     Alive (Ain’t Skeerd)

Robertson, Jack                 Honky Tonk Daze (Step One)

Roden, Pat                        Trouble Free (Universal South) T Jae Christian

Roden, Pat                        Crosstown Country (CSM)

Rodriguez, Johnny              You Can Say That Again (Hightone)

Rogers, Kenny                   Eyes That See in the Dark (RCA) really early cd original issue Made in Japan.

Rogers, Kenny                   They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (RCA) cd made in Japan

Rogers, Kenny                   I Prefer the Moonlight (RCA)

Rogers, Kenny                   :ove is Strange (Reprise)

Rogers, Kenny                   Something Inside So strong (Reprise)

Rogers, Kenny                   Duets (EMI) cd made in Japan

Ronstadt, Linda/ Emmylou    Western Wall (Asylum) Great. Promo full booklet

Ronstadt, Linda                  Feels Like Home ((Elektra)

Rowan, Peter                     All a Rising Day (Sugar Hill

Royal, Billy Joe                   Out of the Shadows (Atlantic)

Royal, Billy Joe                   Billy Joe Royal (Atlantic) 

Rucker, Darius                   Southern Style (Capitol)

Rush, Tom                        Blues, Songs & Ballads (Big Beat/Fantasy) 23 tks

Ryan, Tim                         Tried, True & Tested (Warner Western) great 

Schneider, Melinda              Family Tree (Compass)

Schneider, Melinda              My Oxygen (Compass)

Schneider, Melina               Be Yourself (Compass)

Scott, Darrell                     Long Ride Home (Full Light)

Scruggs, Randy                  Crown of Jewels (Reprise) duets Triitt/ Yearwood /Prine etc

Seals, Dan                        Rage On (Capitol) masterful

Seals, Dan                        Walking the Wire (WB)

Seals, Dan                        In A Quiet Room (Intersound)

Sears, Dawn                     Nothing But Good (Decca)

Seldom Scene                    Scene It All (Sugar Hill)

Self, Tanya                       Random Truths ((Rayne)

Shaver, Billy Joe                Tramp on Your Street (Zoo)

Shelton, Blake                   Barn & Grill    (WB) his best

Shirley, Glen                      Raised on the Run (Garage Door) sealed indie

Shucks                             On the Right Track (Bookshop) US indie

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

Singletary, Daryle               All Because of You (Giant)

Singletary, Daryle               Daryle Singletary (Giant)

Smith, Corey                     While the Getting is Good (Sugar Hill) 2015 Americana

Smith, wade Andrew           Live at Blancos Fort worth Texas (good indie!)

Smither, Chris                   Train Home (Hightone)

Snider, Todd                      Peace, Love & Anarchy: rarities, Bsides & Demos (oh Boy)

Snyder Family Band            Wherever I Wander (Mountain Home) nice harmonies b.g.Great reviews.

Sonnier, Jo-El                    Here to Stay (Intersound)

Sparks, Larry                    Ramblin’ Bluegrass (Gusto) one of his very early albums

Sparks, Larry                    Classic Bluegrass (Rebel)

Staley, Karen                    Wildest Dreams (MCA) he Thinks He’s James Dean!

Stanley, Ralph                   Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family (Epic) sealed.

Stanley, Ralph                   A Mothers Prayer (Rebel)

Statler Brothers                 Gospel Spirit (sealed) Mercury

Stecher, Jody/ Kate Brislin   Heart Songs: Songs of Utah Phillips (Rounder)

Steffey, Adam                   New Primitive (Organic) Bluegrass great sealed

Stewart, Lisa                     Lisa Stewart (BNA) quite Reba-ish when Reba was great

Stockton, Shane                 Stories I Could tell (Decca)

Stone, Doug                      Doug Stone (Columbia) Better off in a Pine Box

Stone, Doug                      From the Heart (Columbia) Why Didn’t I Think of That

Stone, Doug                      Make Up in Love (Atlantic)

Stone, Doug                      My Turn (TNT)

Strait, George                    The Cowboy Rides Away (MCA)

Strait, George                    Love is Everything (MCA)

Strait, George                    Carrying Your Love for me (MCA)

Strait, George                    Here for a Good Time (MCA)

Strait, George                    Somewhere Down in Texas (MCA)

Strait, George                    Chill of an Early Fall (MCA)

Strait, George                    Holding My Own (MCA)

Strait, George                    Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (MCA)

Strait, George                    Easy Come easy Go (MCA)

Strait, George                    Living it Up (MCA)

Strait, George                    Twang (MCA)

Strait, George                    Honkytonkville (MCA)

Striking Matches                 Nothing But the Silence (Crush) T Bone Burnett producer

Stuart, Marty                     Tempted (MCA)       

Stuart, Marty                     Country Music (Columbia)

Stuart, Marty                     Let there be Country (Columbia)

Stuart, Marty                     Honky Tonkin’s What I Do best (MCA)

Stuart, Marty                     Love & Luck (MCA)

Stuart, Marty                     Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill)

Sugarland                         Live on the Inside (CD + DVD) (Mercury)

Sugarland                         Love on the Inside (deluxe fan edition) (Mercury)

Sugarland                         Twice the Speed of Life (Mercury) sealed with slip sleeve

Supernaw, Doug                Red & Rio Grande ((BNA)

Supernaw, Doug                Deep Thoughts for a Shallow Mind (BNA)

Supernaw, Doug                You Still Got me (Giant)

Supernaw, Doug                Fadin’ Renegade (Tack)  Uncontested as country music’s greatest dill. Which is a shame as he is/was a smashing honky tonk singer of the highest order.

Sylvia                               Sylvia (Red Pony)

Talley, James                    Nashville City Blues (Cimarron)

Tashian, Barry  &Holly         Harmony (Rounder)

Taylor, Dennis                   Steppin’ Up (indie) Played sax with Delbert McClinton & is mainly sax but Delbert fans should note Delbert does the vocal on “Since I Fell for You” & it could be the best thing Delbert ever did.

Tempchin, Jack                  Room to Run (sealed) ep length from Eagles “Peaceful Easy Feeling” writer.

Thompson, Daniel               The Richest Man in Town ((Danile Thompson)

Thompson, Hank                And Friends (Curb) his wonderful duets album

Tillis, Pam                         Its All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis (Lucky Dog) superb

Tillis, Pam                         Rhinestoned (Stellar Cat)

Tippin, Aaron                     You Got to Stand for Something (RCA)

Tobin, Karen                      Carolina Smokey Moon (Atlantic) great LA based artist

Travis, Randy                    Old 8x10 (WB)

Travis, Randy                    Wind in the Wire (WB)

Travis, Randy                    Always & Forever (WB)

Travis, Randy                    Storms of Life (WB)

Travis, Randy                    High Lonesome (WB)

Travis, Randy                    Heroes & Friends (WB) all duets Vern, Dolly, Haggard etc

Travis, Randy                    This is Me (WB)

Travis, Randy                    No Holdin’ Back (WB)

Travis, Randy                    Full circle (WB)

Trevino, Rick                     Rick Trevino (Columbia)

Trevino, Rick                     Looking for the Light (Columbia)

Tritt, Travis                       Country Club (WB) original with full booklet

Tritt, Travis                       It’s All About to Change (WB)

Tritt, Travis                       Ten Foot Tall & Bulletproof (WB)

Tritt, Travis                       TROUBLE (WB)

Tritt, Travis                       Down the Road i Go (Columbia)

Tritt, Travis                       My Honky Tonk History (Columbia)

Tubb, Ernest                      Live 1965 (Rhino) truly grand. Great sound

Turner, Josh                      Long Black Train (MCA)

Turner, Josh                      Your Man (MCA)

Turner, Josh                      Punching Bag (MCA)

Turner, Josh                      Haywire (MCA)

Turner, Josh                      Everything is Fine (MCA)

Turner, Tna                       Sings Country (Play)

Ulisse, Donna                     Trouble at the Door (Atlantic)

Underhill Rose                    The Great Tomorrow (Underhill Rose) Americana

Underwood, Carrie              Play On (Arista)       

Van Shelton, Ricky              Wild Eyed Dream (CBS)...2nd issue ...sealed

Van Shelton, Ricky              Wild Eyed Dream (CBS)...original issue & booklet

Van Shelton, Ricky              Love & Honor (Columbia)

Van Shelton, Ricky              Bridge I Didn’t Burn (Columbia)

Van Shelton, Ricky              Backroads (Columbia)

Van Shelton, Ricky              RVS III (Columbia)

Van Shelton, Ricky              Loving Proof (Columbia)     

Verch, April                       From Where I Stand (Rounder) sealed bluegrass. Nice.

Vincent, Rick                     Wanted Man (Curb) only album...great LA artist

Wagoneers                        Good Fortune (A&M) Monte Warden

Wagoneers                        Stout & High (A&M)

Wagoner, Porter                Wagonmaster (Anti)

Wagoner, Porter                Versatile (Gusto) 2006 album inc. duet John Anderson

Wailing Jennys                   40 Days (Jericho beach)

Wainwright III, Loudon        So Damn Happy Live (Sanctuary)

Wakefield, Frank                Taylor Baker & Friends 16 tks sealed (Patuxent)

Walker, Billy                      15 Gospel Super hits (Gusto)

 

Walker, Bradley                 Highway of Dreams (Rounder)

Walker, Doc                      Go (ABC)

Walker, Doc                      16&1 (ABC)

Wallace, Roger                   Hillbilly Heights (Texas Roundup)

Walser, Don                      Archive Series Vol 1 (Watermelon)

Ward, Josh                        Promises (Buckshot) 

Washburn, Abigail               & Sparrow Quartet (w. bela Fleck) (Network)

Watson, Aaron                   The Underdog (excellent Texas artist)

Watson, Aaron                   The Road to the Rodeo (Thirty Tigers)

Watson, Aaron                   Angels & Outlaws (Thirty Tigers)

Watson, Dale                     Every Song I Write  Is About You ((Audium)

Watson, Gene                    At Last (WB)

Watson, Jim                      Willie’s Redemption (sealed)

Wayne, Dallas                    Big thinkin’ (Hightone) superb our hero

Weiss, Larry                      Cuts & Scratches (Rhinetone) yep, Rhinestone Cowboy Guy

Welch, Kevin                     Western Beat (WB)

White, Joy                         Between Midnight & Hindsight (Columbia)...no “Lynn” yet

White, Joy Lynn                 Wild Love (Columbia)

White, Joy Lynn                 Lucky Few (Mercury)

White, Michael                   Familiar Ground (WB)  Great voice a la Whitley

White, Tony Joe                 One Hot July (Mercury)

White, Clarence                  White Lightnoin’ (Sierra) 18 tks

Whitley, Keith                    Sad Songs & Waltzes (Rounder0 full cd advance B& W    

Williams, Don                     20 Greatest Hits (MCA)

Williams, Don                     Prime Cuts (Capitol)

Williams, Hank                   Alone With His Guitar (Mercury)

Williams, Hank Jnr              127 Rose Avenue (Curb)

Williams, Hank Jnr              I’m One Of You (Curb)

Williams, Hank Jnr              Montana Cafe (Curb)

Williams, Hank Jnr              Hog Wild (Curb)

Williams, Hank Jnr              Five-O (Curb) 

Williams, Hank III               Rising Outlaw (Curb)

Williams, Hank III               Rebel Within (Curb)

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

Williams, Hank III               Damn Right Rebel Proud (Curb)

Williams, Hank I, II, III        Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts (Curb)

Williams, Holly                    Her With me (Mercury)

Williams, Holly                    The Ones We Never Knew (Universal)

Williams, Josh                    Down Home  (Rounder)

Williams, Lucinda                Little Honey (Lost Highway)

Willis, Kelly                        Well Troubled Love (MCA)

Willis, Kelly                        Bang Bang (MCA)

Willis, Kelly                        What I Deserve (Ryko)

Wilson Phillips                    Dedicated (Masterworks) You all know they are daughters of Brian Wilson of Beach Boys & John &Michelle Phillips of Mamas & Papas...& that is what they sing M&P + BB songs

Wolfe, Jon                        IT All Happend in a Honky Tonk Deluxe edition (Warner)

Wolfe, Jon                        Natural Man ((Feel Hearted)

Womack, Lee Ann              There’s More Where That Came from (MCA) abs. Classic. 10/10

Woodruff, Bob                   Dreams & Saturday Night ((Asylum)

Wright, Chely                     Woman in the Moon  (Polydor)

Wright, Curtis                    Curtis Wright (Liberty) excellent singer & writer

Wylie & the Wild West Show Wylie & the Wild West Show (oh Boy)

Yates, Billy                        Billy Yates (Almo) his wonderful debut

Yoakam, Dwight                 3 Pears (WB)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Dwight’s Used Records (Koch)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Guitars Cadillacs etc etc (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Long Way Home (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Blame the Vain (New West)

Yonder Mountain String Band Black Sheep (Frog Fad)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Population Me (Audium)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Dwight unpugged: dwightyoakamacoustic.net (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 There Was a Way (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Hilbilly Deluxe (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Under the Covers (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 This Time (Reprise)

Yoakam, Dwight                 Gone (Reprise)

Various

America’s Music: Roots of country (Curb)

Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack  Exclusive tracks Lorrie Morgan, Ricky Van Shelton, Doug Supernaw, Sammy Kershaw etc but best may be Aaron Tippin doing “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Bluegrass Mountain Style (Rounder) 60 min +

Capitol Country Music Classics 1960s (EMI UK) 27 some fabulous stuff

Come Early Morning Soundtrack (Emmylou & Willie “somebody Pick up the Pieces) (Bold)

Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles (Capitol) Nowhere man – Randy Travis!

Disney Country Music for Kids Don’t be put ooff...Haggard singing “Bingo” as in B I N G  O is worth it alone. Also Hillman, Pederson, Patty Loveless.

Freedom Isa Hammer         Conservative Folk Revolutionaries of the Sixties (Omni)

Hi_Lo Country Soundtrack (TVT) Willie Nelson & Beck “Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin”

Honeymoon in Vegas (Epic) Pop & country artists really good . All Elvis songs of course

Horse Whisperer                Soundtrack. MCA Unquestionably one of the best with all songs only being available on this cd. Dwight, Strait, Iris, Gillian, Mavericks, Emmylou etc

Imus Ranch Record II          (New West) Jamey Johnson makes a country song out of Meatloaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” superb

In the Beginning: A Songwriters Tribute to Garth Brooks (VFR) the writers of Garth’s early hits perform them eg Larry Bastian “Rodeo” Dewayne Blackwell “Mr Blue” etc 16 tks

Just Because I’m a Woma: Songs of Dolly Parton (SugarHill) Krauss, Norah, KaseyC etc

King of the Hill Soundtrack (Fox) Travis Tritt & George Thorogood “Move it one Over” is worth it on its own. Hank Hill’s “Teddy Bear” is terrific.

Livin’ Lovin’ & Losin: Songs of the Louvin Brothers (Univcersal South) This is a terrific album with best tracks too hard to pick “My Baby’s Gone’ by Emmylou & Rodney Crowell is superb but even better “When I Stop Draeming” by Glen Campbell & Leslie Satcher!!

Lonesome ‘onry & mean: Tribute to Waylon Jennings (Dualtone) Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Norah Jones, Jack Clement & Pam Tillis, Junior Brown, Robert Earl Keen etc

Lost Notebooks: Hank’s Lost Songs  (Columbia) Alan Jackson, Dylan, Patty Loveless etc

Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Volume 1 (Big Machine)

Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Volume 2 (Big Machine)

                                      Both are good Vol 1 Jamey Johnson/ Alabama/ Shooterplus some unrleased Waylon. Volume 2 Hank jnr, Dierks, Pat Green, Jessi Colter etc

Names Behind the Songs (BMG) Volume 1 Julie Gold, Pat Alger, Karen Staley etc perform the songs that others had hits with. Alger’s “Going Gone” and Julie Gold’s “From aDistance” are great

Names Behind the Songs (BMG) Volume  2  Also 15 tks Best may be Dave Loggoins version of his songs Wynonna had first solo hit with “Her is Her Only  Need”

Nashville Star The Finalists (Columbia) Series one. They all do a well known song Miranda Lambert “Honkt tonk Blues”, John Arthur Martinez (When You Say Nothing at All) & Buddy Jewell “Then You Can Tel lME Goodbye”

Nashville Tribute to Jim Croce (River North) “Operator” by Rodney Crowell, “I’d Have to Say I’d Love You in a Song” best for mine

Not Fade Away: Remembering Buddy Holly (Decca) This is really good with mavericks, Suzy Bogguss, Joe Ely, Waylon, plus the Crickets & more

Originals Songwriter Demos Volume 1

Originals Songwriter Demos Volume 2  BOTH FOR $10 1&2 ie together

O Sister! The Woman’s Bluegrass Collection (Rounder) 19 tks really nice

Points West: New Horizons in Country Music (Hightone)

This was a very early collection     and Buddy Miller’s “Garage sale”, not on any of his albums could be the best thing he has ever done.  Also only ever cd track by Bobby Durham, a great Bakersfield artist.

Red Hot & Country (Mercury) some absolute gems none better than the Mavericks with 

Carl Perkins & Duane Eddy doing “Matchbox”. Mind you Johnny Cash doing the great Dylan song is pretty goood too. In fact 1ll 17 are great.

 

Sensational Sound of Country (CMH) 2CD Excellent instrumentals, Top pickers

She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool: Tribute to Barbara Mandrell  (BNA) Lorrie 

Morgan, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Willie w. Shelby lynne

She Will Have Her Way        Songs of Tim & Neil Finn 2cd version all female interpretations plus the originals. Kasey Chambers does “Better Be Home Soon”. Also Lisa Miller, Missy Higgins.

Sweethearts of the Radio (ABC) 15 tracks Australian Female artists compiled by Jenni Kane of Flying Emus fame. Many not on anything else

Tammy Wynette Remembered (Asylum) Wide variety with unexpected delight Elton John “Stand By Your Man” but highlight is “Golden Ring” Emmylou with Linda & the McGarrigles.

Texas Road Trip (Compadre) 20 tracks Gary P Nunn, Clay Blaker, Chris Wall etc. Inc.

                                      Previously unreleased “Road Song Medley” by Kevin Fowler.

Thing Called Love Soundtrack Movie which was River Poenix’x last set in the Bluebird cafe. Great cast inc. Rodney Crowell, Kevin Wwlech etc

Tin Cup Soundtrack (WB) Kevin Costner movie excellen t soundtrack with exclusive George Jones, Patty Loveless, Joe Ely etc

Totally Hot Nashville Steel Guitar (CMH) inc. Robby Turner 20 tracks.

Traveller Soundtrack (Asylum) New artists do old songs , including 2 by Mandy Barnett, actually 3 I can’tcount. “Mandy’s Dark Moon” is sublime.

 

 

CDS $15 & up

Aitken, 8 Ball                     Southern Hemisphere ((Phoenix Monument) $20 He is an Aussie & comes across as a one man Kentucky Headhunters. Powerful country rock and good.

Allen, Rex Sr & Jr               The Singing Cowboys WB $15 w. Roy Rogers on “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys”

Allen, Rex Sr/ Don Edwards A Pair to Draw to (Garrett) rare $20

Allen, Rex Jnr                    Something Old Something new (own label) 15 tracks sealed $20 never seen another.

Alvin, Dave                       West of the West (Yep Roc) $15

Anderson, Bill                    A Lot of Things Different (indie) sealed $18

Anderson, John                  2  $20 American Beat Hard to get reissue. Has his big hit “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal” Superb singer.

Anderson, John                  10 (MCA) $20

Anderson, John                  Blue Skies Again (MCA) $20

Anderson, John                  Too Tough to Tame (Liberty) $18

Anderson, Lynn                  What She Does Best (Mercury) $18 exc.1988 album sadly Lynn passed away end of July.

Antique Persuasion             Don’t Forget me Little Darling: Remembering the Carter Family (Voxhall) sealed. This is very good $18

Atkins, Bobby                    Lookin’ Lucky (Bob Grady) $20

Axton, Hoyt                       Spin of the Wheel (DPI) exc. His last album from 1990. All good Hoyt songs but he also does a great version of his mother’s “Heartbreak Hotel”.. $18

Bailey, Judy                       I’ve Never Seen it Rain (Hawk) great w. Benny Berry on backing vocals. Mike Headrick produced $18

Ball, David                        Heartaches by the Numbers (Shanachie) $18

Ball, David                        Sparkle City (Red Dirt) $18

Ball, David                        David Ball (RCA) $22 Fabulous album recorded before Thinkin’ Problem and released on cd in 1994. Great artist

Ballerini, Kelsea                  The First Time (Black River) $18 doing particularly well

Bamford, Gord                  Is It Friday Yet (Cache/ Sony) $18 

Bamford, Gord                  Day Job (Cache) $18 “Hank Williams’ Lonesome”

Bamford, Gord                  Country Junkie (Cache) $18

Bamford, Gord                  Life Is Good (Royalty) $18

Bamford, Gord                  Honky Tonks & Heartaches ((Royalty)  $18

Gord is Canada’s top country vocalist. A Canadian George Strait if you go back to when George was at his peak. Surprise Gord was born in Tasmania.

Banister, Will                     Turned Her On to Country (indie) $18

Bare, Bobby                      Hard Time Hungrys/The Winner & Other Losers Omni $18 great 2 on 1 Shel Silverstein songs prevail.

Barnett, Mandy                  Platinum (WB UK) $18 her 2 solo albums on the 1 cd

Bates, jeff                        Me & Conway (indie) Terrific voice and mix of Conway Twitty covers & Bates originals delivered in scaringly good Conway style . $18 Deep voiced Conway magic.

Bella, Mike                        Mike Bella ((Five Star) $18 indie gem

Bellamy Brothers                Angels & Outlaws Volume 1 (Curb) duets $18 Dolly, Willie, John Anderson, David Allan Coe, Alan Jackson.

Berry, Benny                     Give Me a Good Country Song (Country Discovery) $20

Bice, Steve                       Sin Citizen Sessions $20 ( Indie) 17 original tracks which are superb. Features Andrea Zonn on a couple BUT highlight is “Rubber Room” & it is NOT the Porter song.

Blaker, Clay                      Rumor Town (Neobilly) great Texas artist $18

Boland, Jason                    & Stragglers Rancho Alto (30 Tigers) $15 great

Boland, Jason                    & Stragglers Pearl Snaps (Broken) $18  

Booker, Patty                    I Don’t Need All That (Ultacitybilly) $20 Fabulous west coast artist who does a female version of “Hell Yes I Cheated” and stone the crows she would do it again!!

Boone, Larry                     One Way to Go (Epic) wonderful $18

Booth, Tony                      The Other side of Love (Heart of Texas) $18

Bosworth, Libbi                  Outskirts of You  (freedom) Texas $18 & fabulous

Boxcar Willie                      King of the Freight Train (MCA) $15 His only major label album with 2 super duets with Willie Nelson

Bradley, Dale Ann               Somewhere South of Crazy (Compass) $15

Brandt, Paul                      Give it Away (Universal) $18

Brandt, Paul                      Risk (Universal) $18  both Canada only releases

Brill, Logan                        Shuteye (Carnival)

Britt, Catherine                  Little Wildflowers CD + DVD (ABC) yep, this is now out of print. The bozos who run Australian Record companies!! $20 with slipsleeeve

Brodsky, Chuck                  Tulips for Lunch (CB) $18 If there is a better storyteller I have not heard them. Writes a couple of baseball ones every album but the sad true story of “Mary the Elephant” will move you.

Brodsky, Chuck                  Letters in the Dirt (Redhgouse)_

Brody, Dean                      Dirt (Open Road) $18 Top Canadian country artist. VG too.

Brody, Dean                      Trail in Life (Open Road) $18

Brody, Dean                      Dean Brody $18

Brody, Dean                      Gypsy Road (Deluxe) $18

Brody, Dean                      Crop Circles (Open Road) $18 inc. duet with Lindi Ortega

Brokop, Lisa                      When You Get to be You (Columbia) $15

Brooks, Garth                    The Sessions (Pearl Records) $18

Brown, Zac                       Pass  the Jar 2CD + DVD (Atlantic) $20

Brown, Zac                       The Foundation (Atlantic) $15

Brown, Zac                       You Get What You Give (Atlantic)  $15

Brown, Zac                       Uncaged (Atlantic) $15       

Browne, Jann                     Tell Me Why (Curb) $18 w. Emmylou superb

Browne, Jann                    It Only Hurts When I Laugh (Curb) $15

Browns                             Three Shades of Brown (MB) 31 tracks $15 RCA

Bruce, Ed                          This Old Hat (Old Hat0 $20

Bruce, Ed                          Cowboys & Dreamers/ The Tennessean 2on1 $22 (Hux UK)

Burgess, Sonny                  Stronger (CPI) Great honky tonk indie $18

Burleson, Ed                      My Perfect World ((Tornado) $18

Burleson, Ed                      The Cold Hard Truth (Palo Duro) $18 great Texas honky tonker apparently now Doug Supernaw crazy. Both superb.

Burns & Poe                      Burns & Poe ( (Blue Street) 2CD $20 Keith Burns with Michelle Poe; her major label album was never released. This will more than haveyou wondering why

Burns, Brian                      Highways Heartaches & Honky Tonks (Bandera) $20 One of the best ever Texas indies. This also has the 12 page booklet only on the very first releases. Still as good ass it gets and then some.

Bush, Kristian                    Southern Gravity (RED) from Sugarland $18

Camp, Shawn                    1994 (Repise) $18

Camp, Shawn                    Fireball (Skeeterbit) $18 singer (as godo as any) writer (As good as any) looks (like Elvis) should be the biggest.

Campbell, Glen                   I’ll Be Me Soundtrack (Big Machine) $18

Campbell, Glen                   Unconditional Love (Capitol) $18

Campbell, Glen                   Light Years (MCA) rare $20

Campbell, Glen                   Somebody Like That (Liberty) $18

Campbell, Glen                   Walkin’ in the Sun (Capitol) $18 great

Campbell, Stacy Dean         Ashes of an Old Love (Paladin) $18\\

Cantrell, Laura                   Kitty wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music $20 (Diesel Only)(

Canyon, George                 Somebody Wrote Love ((Universal) Canada only $18

Canyon, George                 Better be Home Soon (Universal) Canada only $18

Canyon, George                 What I Do (Universal) Canada Only $18

Canyon, George                 Classics (Universal) $18 13 country standards done very nicely. Canada only.

Carlisle, Cliff                      Blues Yodeller and Steel Guitar Wizard (Arhoolie) sealed $18

Carter, Deana                    Did I Shave My Legs for This (Capitol) 3D cover $18

Carter, Norwood                Lonesome Memories (Mesquite) $15

Carter, Anita                     Songbird (Omni) sealed $20  28 tks

Cartwright, Lionel               Miles & Years (Intuitive) $22 rare indie cd

Cash, Johnny                     Mystery of Life (Mercury) $18 They may not have done that well commercially but artistically the Mercury cds were graet and this the best. $18 produced by Jack Clement.

Cash, Johnny                     American IV: Man Comes around (American) CD + DVD of “Hurt” voted the all time great music video $20

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

Chadwick, Stephen             Let’s Do This Thing (Stag) $15 good indie

Chambers, Bill                   Sleeping with the Blue (Reckless) $18

Chambers, Craig                Not Just another Pretty Hat (indie) $15

Cheevers, Bob                   On Earth As It is in Austin sealed $18 Cosmic Cowboy favourite.

Chesnutt, Mark                  Savin’ the Honky tonk (Vivaton) $18

Chesnutt, Mark                  Rollin’ with the Flow (Lofton Creek) $18

Chesnutt, Mark                  Outlaw (Saguero) $18

Chieftains                         Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions((RCA) $18 The fabulous country duets Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Ricky Skaggs, Del Mccoury etc. $18

Chieftains                         Further Down the Old Plank Road (RCA) equally essential $20 Prine, Emmylou, Moorer, Hiatt, Don Williams, Patty

Childre, Lew                      On the Air (Old Homestead) $20 26 tracks

Choates, Harry                  Five Times Loser 1940-1951 (Krazy Kat) 27 tks $15

Christian, T Jae                  I Wish I Was Home (Universal South) $20

Christian, T Jae                  Marriage on the Rocks (Universal South) $20 indie superstar

Cimmaron                         Cimarron (Alpine) $20 excellent early 90s indie, Haven’t seen a copy in years.

Clark, Guy                        The Dark (Sugar Hill 0$18

Clark, Terri                       Some Songs ((Universal) Canada $18

Clark, Terri                       Classic ((TLC) $18 quite a few duets on country standards & well known country songs

Clement, Cowboy Jack        Guess Things Happen That Way (Dualtone) $15

Collins, Dugg                     Sounds Like Texas (Startex) $20 Wonderful indie recorded in Justin Trevino’s studio and endorsed by the legendary Bill Mack. With Bobby Flores, Floyd Domino and the greatest studio bass player in Country music Bob Moore! Pity he can’t spell Doug but when it is this good you don’t really care.

Collins, Karen                    No Yodelling on the Radio (indie) $15

Conley, Eral Thomas           Tradin’ Water (RCA) cd made in Japan $15

Connors, Graeme               The Return (ABC) his best for mine $20

Cook, Elizabeth                  This Side of the Moon (Hog County) $18

Cook, Elizabeth                  Balls (31 Tigers) $15

Copas, Cowboy                  Circle Rock (encore label) 27 tracks $22

Cordle, Larry                     Took Down and Put Up (Lonesome Day) great indie writer (“Murder on Music Row”) but even better singer $18 sealed

Cordle, Larry                     All Star Duets (Wandachord) $18 Skaggs, Tritt, Singletary, Krauss, Mattea etc

Cordle, Larry                     Against the Grain (with Carl Jackson & Jerry Salley) $18 Classic “The Devil Turned Him on to Jesus”

Cotton, Carolina                 Yodelling Blonde Bombshell Volume 2 (KF) sealed $22

Country Gazette                 3on2 Live/ The Sunny Side of the Mountain/ What a Way to Make a Living (BGO UK) $18

Craddock, Crash                Boom Boom Baby (Bear Family) $20

Creager, Roger                  Surrender (Thirty Tigers) $18 excellent Texas

Crickets                            An Their Buddies (Cooking Vinyl) $20 Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison & Joe Maudlin (Joe sadly RIP 2015) Superb lineup with Rodney Crowell, Phil & Jason Everly ...Phil & son!, Nanci Griffith, Albert Lee, Waylon, Prine, Graham Nash etc 15 tracks. Special mention should be made to Sonny’s “The Real Buddy Holly Story” written with angst after the Buddy Holly Story movie came out.

Crowell, Rodney                 Houston Kid (Sugar Hill) $15

Culpepper, Tim                  Pourin’ whiskey on Wine (indie) $15 2012 album of year

Dalton, Lacy J                    Crazy Love (Capitol) $15

Dalton, Lacy J                    Lacy J (Capitol) $15 “Shaky Ground” great duet Glen Campbell

Dalton, Lacy J                    Here’s to Hank (BSW) $20

Dalton, Lacy J                    Survivor/ Lacy J (Morello UK) sealed $18

Dalton, Lacy J                    Survivor (Capitol) ORIGINAL $15

Dalton, Lacy J                    Chains on the Wind (Capitol) $15

Daniels, Charlie                  Fiddle Fire: 25 Years (Blue Hat) $15 autographed by Charlie

Davies, Gail                       And Friends Live & Unplugged at the Station Inn (Little Chickadee) sealed 19 tracks is simply superb $18..if you haven’t got it it is essential 

Davies, Gail                       The Other Side of Love (Capitol) $18

Davis, Moot                       man About town (Highway Kind0 $18

Davis, Moot                       Goin’ in Hot (Crow Town0 $18 autographed

Davis. Moot                       Already Moved On (Little Dog) $18

Dayton, Jesse                    One for the Dance Halls (Stag) $18 great honky tonk

Deal., Kevin                      Honky Tonks & Churches (Blind Nello) Lloyd Maines’ production $15

Dekle, Mike                       Tributes (Parlay) 18 great So talented... just can’t work out which is best the songs or the voice.

Dekle, Mike                       Tunesmith $18

Delray, Martin                    Get Rhythm (Atlantic) $20 see rarities. This has small date written on booklet but as new.

Delray, Martin                    What Kind of Man (Atlantic) $18 second of only 2

Digby, Amber                    Music from the Honky Tonks (Hart of Texas) $20

Digby, Amber                     Another Way to Live (Heart of Texas) $20

Digby, Amber                     The World You’re Living In (Heart of Texas) $20

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

Dobbins, Dean                   Thank Heaven (DDB) excellent Californian artist $15

Dodd, Landon                    Call of the Wine (Heart of Texas) $18 great

Douglas, Jerry                   Glide (Koch0 $15 Mr Dobro!!

Ducas, George                   GD (Loud) $18 2013!

Duncan, Johnny                 Again (Broadland0 $18

Dusty, Slim                       Live: Looking Forward Looking Back 2CD 30 tks $15

Earle, Steve                      Townes (New West) $15

Earle, Steve                      Washington Square Serenade (New West)

Edgar, W C                       Alcohol of Fame (indie) $20 essential honky tonk which is so good was Y&T Album of the Year

Evans, Sara                      The Eraly Years (GDP) $20 PRE RCA recordings

Elliott, Ron                        Pure American Steel (Step One) $18

Fairchild, Barbara               Mississippi/ Free & easy (SPV UK) sealed 2on 1 $18

Farr, Tyler                        Suffer in Peace (Columbia) $15

Fayssoux                          I Can’t Wait (sealed) indie (Red Beet) Famed as Fayssoux Starling on Emmylou & Neil Young albums and as a solo artist is tremendous. Includes duet with Tom T Hall. $18

Felts, Narvel                      Drift Away: Best 1973-1979 (Bear FAmily) $20 28 tk

Flores, Bobby                    Festival Favourites (Yellow Rose) $20 sealed

Flynn, Karen                      Honkytonkified (Bob Grady) $20 great as you would expect

Fogerty, John                    Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (CD + DVD ) $20

Fowler, Kevin                    Loose Loud & Crazy ((Equity) $18 \

Fowler, Kevin                    Chippin’ Away (Average Joes) $18

Fowler,Kevin                     How Country are Ya?/ (Thirty Tigers)

Fox, George                      Survivor ((WB) Canada only $18

Fricke, Janie                      Country Side of Bluegrass (NMD)

Friedman, Kinky                 Sold American (Vanguard) $15 classic

Gauthier, Mary                   Dixie Kitchen ((in the Black) $18 her debut. Hard to get

Gilbert, Brantley                 Just as I am  Platinum Edition (Valory) 19 tracks

Gill, Vince                          “These Days” 4cds plus book. This is his 2006 box with 4 cds each with a separate theme on each. This is a self contained box..none of the tracks on any other Gill cd.If you hadn't guessed c) is my favourite.
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 $30

43 songs which are only on this and nothing else

Gill, Vince                          Guitar Slinger (MCA) $20 with 5 extar tracks not on standard edition inc. first recording Vince w Timejumpers

Gilley, Mickey                    Too Good to Stop: Graetest Hits 1974-1985 (Raven) $15

Gilley, Mickey                    Chasing Rainbows (Airborne) $18

Glaser, Jim                        Me and My Dream (Solitaire) $15 rare solo album

Goans, Teea                      Memories to Burn (Crosswind) $20 2015 album of year? Maybe. Only one at this price. Beautiful update of the classic Nashville sound.

Goodman, Steve                Say It in Private (Red pajamas) $15

Gosdin, Vern                     Chiselled in Stone (Columbia) The best country cd ever $18

Gosdin, Vern                     Out of My Heart (Columbia) $18

Gosdin, Vern                     Truly Great Hits (American Harvest) + interview etc $20

Gosdin, Vern                     The Voice (BTM) $20

Gosdin, Vern                     Chiselled in Stone /Alone (T bird) UK 2 on 1 $20

Gosdin, Vern                     Nickels Dime & Love (Columbia)$18

Gosdin, Vern                     Alone (Columbia) Classic angst $20

Gosdin, Vern                     Rough Around the Edges (RCA) $20

Gosdin, Vern                     Late & Great Voice (Sims) $20

Grambo, Curtis                  Big News Back Home (indie) $20 this is a great Canadian indie. Does a superb version of “Silence Says it All”

Grand, Gil                         Burnin’ (Spin) $20 Canada only

Grand, Gil                         Somebody’s Someone (Royalty Records) Canada only $18

Gray, Claude                     I thought I Heard You Calling My Name (Jasmine UK) 25 tracks $18

Green, William Clark           Ringling Road (Thirty Tigers) $15 Americana good.

Griffin, Sid                        The Trick is to Breathe (Prima) $15

Griffith, Geoff                   If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another (D) $20 yep, the D label was reactivated. The label associated with Pappy Dailey & George Jones and this is terrific. Every single track in fact.

Haggard, Merle                  That’s the Way Love Goes/ It’s All in the Game (T Bird Americana) $18

Haggard, Merle                  Going Where the Lonely go/ That’s thesdd Way Love Goes (SP label) $18

Haggard, Merle                  Chill Factor (Epic) $20

Haggard, Merle                  Like Never Before (Hag) $18

Haggard, Merle                  1994 (Curb) $15

Haggard, Merle                  1996 (Curb)

Haggard, Merle                  Blue Jungle (Curb) $15

Haggard, Merle                  Pancho & Lefty (Columbia) w Willie

Haggard, Merle                  Taste of Yesterdyas Wine (Columbia) wit hGeorge $15

Haggard, Merle                  5:01 Blues (Epic) $18

Haggard, Merle                  Working in Tennesee (Vanguard) $18

Haggard, Merle                  I Am What I Am (Hag) $18

Haggard, Merle                  Live from Austin 1978 $20 CD + DVD This is great!!

Haggard, Merle                  Strangers/ Swinging Doors (EMI) $15 with bonus tracks  

                                      **see also Chester Smith below

Haigh, Justin                      People Like me (ARR) $18 great honky tonk none better than “All My Friends are behind Bars” great play on words

Hall, Buck                         Risky Business (Track) $18 I Like my Whiskey Chased With Women...who said honky tonk had to be politically correct

Hall, Tom T                       Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T (Blue Circle) $20 sealed

Hall, Tom T                       Home Grown (Mercury) $18

Hallur                               Smile $15 Includes duet with Dawn Sewars

Hallur                               Pickin’ Time in Nashville $15  The Swedish Cowboy from Denmark!! Figuratively speaking.  Recorded in Nashville with James Burton & Paul Franklin

Harms, Joni                       Let’s Put the Western Back in the Country $15

Harms, Joni                       That’s Faith (joni Harms) $20 sealed wonderful gospel

Harms, Joni                       After All (Real West)

Harms, Joni                       Hometown Girl (Capitol) early great major label album $18 produced by Jimmy Bowen.

Harris, Emmylou                Cowgirls Prayer (WB) $15

Harris, Emmylou                Brand New Dance (WB) $18

Harris, Emmylou                Live at the Ryman (WB) $15

Harris, Emmylou                Ballad of Sally Rose (WB) $18

Harris, Emmylou                Bluebird (WB) $20 her best without qualification

Harris, Emmylou                Angel Band (WB) gospel $18

Hassler, Tim                      Wanted (Outlaw) $20 This was one of the great mid nineties indies and everyone agrees. The Cosmic Cowboy likes songs about hookers and there have been some great ones...”San Francisco Mabel Joy” & Townes “Tecumsah Valley’ to name but two BUT (and I bow to the Cosmic ones great knowledge) he rates Tim Hassler’s “Destiny” as the best. Great outlaw style and I would not disagree. Brilliant.

Hatchet                            Honky Tonk Night time Man (Country Discovery) $18

                                      produced by Mike Headrick..the title says it all. Great

Hayden, Rodney                 Living the Good Life (Audium) $15

Hayes, Wade                     Go live your Life (excellent 2015 indie) sealed $20 + one signed $20

Hayes, Wade                     Place t Turn Around (indie) excellent $18

Haynes, Bruce                   Sure Don’t feel Like Home (Cheyenne) $18

3 brilliant albums by the artists we deem ANTI honky tonk singers. Ken Holloway (see below) & Bruce Haynes that is.They are promoted as Christian country but don’t believe it. Instead of doing everything in the present tense they do it in the past tense. They used to go get drunk…they used to chase women etc. They just don’t do it now. Anti honky tonk. A select but wonderful area of country music. Like George Jones in reverse. Great voices and songs from  a “used to” perspective. Fabulous. You won’t find anti honky tonk category anywhere else.

Henson, Weldon                              Trying to Get by (indie)

Hickory Wind                     Hickory Wind (Beatball) Very obscure country rock gem. Nice packaging $15

Hill, Byron                         Red leather Couch (indie) $15 a successful songwriter & terrific singer reminiscent of his sometimes co writer Mike Dekle. Great.

Hill, Byron                         Gravity (indie) $15

Hill, Byron                         Radio Songs (sealed) Byron sings hits he wrote for others inc. “High Tech Redneck””Born Country” Great

Hill, Byron                         Ramblings (indie) sealed $15 they are all great but how could you not like a song called “Truckstops, Honky Tonks & Cheap Motels”???

Hillman, Chris                    The Other Side (Sovereign) sealed $18  his last solo

Hillmen                             The Hillmen (Sugar Hill) sealed Chris with the Gosdin Brothers..Rex and the wonderful Vern $18

Hobbs, Becky                    From Oklahoma With Love (Intersound) $18

Hobbs, Becky                    The Boots I Came to Town In (Intersound) $18

Hooker, Jake                     You Had a Call (Southland) S20 masterful..Ray Price influenced with Bobby Flores 10/10

Holloway, Ken                    He Who Made the Rain (Ransom) $18

Holloway, Ken                    Ken Holloway (Ransom) $18 see note above re Bruce Haynes...anti honky tonk none better than “Unplug the Jukebox”....what a singer.

House, james                    Broken Glass Twisted Steel (JHM) $18

House, James                    Songwriters Serenade (JHM)

Hugh & Shug’s                   Radio Pals BACM 27 tracks $15

Jackson, Alan                    Songs of Love & Heartache (Cracker barrel) exclusive to Crackerbarrel stores with 2 songs only available on this “That’s What I’d Be Like Without You” and the cracker “Nothing Sure Looked Good on You” $20

Jackson, Carl/ John Starling Spring Training (Sugar Hill) Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers...second of two albums they appear on....Sam Bush/ Al Perkins/ Randy Stewart AKA Jon Randall. $18

Jackson ,Stonewall             Best (Collectors Choice) OOP $22 24 great tracks

Jenkins                             The Jenkins (Capitol) $18 NEVER released. Produced by Rodney Crowell. For fans Judds/ McCarters. Tops.

Jenkins, Jody                     Dancing the Night Away $20 superb Texas indie

Jennings, Waylon                Dark Side of Fame (Omni)  28 rare RCA tracks $18

Jennings, Waylon                Never Say Die The Final Concert 2CD + DVD (Columbia Legacy) $30 This is a cracker. Waylon couldn’t stand to do a concert...I mean he liked doing them...loved doing them but the advanced onset of diabetes meant he had to sit. That apart the performance is as strong as ever. The concert goes around 100 minutes plus extras (30 minutes). Waylon’s voice showed no weakness whatsoever. Filmed at the Ryman ths show features some great guests....John Anderson, Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry (excellent on “Ramblin’ Man”) plus of course Jessi Colter. By gum!!

Jennings, Waylon                Original Albums Series Lonesoneonry Mean/ This Time/ The Ramblin’ Man/ O’ Waylon/ Waylon & Willie $22 5 paper sleeve cds

Jennings, Waylon                WWII (with Willie) RCA) cd made in Japanfull 11 tracks $18

Jennings, Waylon                The Eagle (Epic) $15

Jennings, Waylon                Hangin’ Tough (MCA)

Jennings, Waylon                Love of the Common People (RCA) $15

Jennings, Waylon                Clean shirt (with Willie) $15

Jennings, Waylon                Full Circle (MCA) $18

Jennings, Waylon                Dreaming My Dreams (RCA) $15

Jennings, Waylon                Olk’ Waylon Sings Ol Hank (WJ) $20 original.

Jennings, Waylon                Live from Austin 1984 CD + DVD (New West) Great $20

Jewell, Buddy                    One in a Row (2001 indie) $18

Jewell, Buddy                    Tales of the New west (CoretY) $20

Jewell, Buddy                    Country Enough (Dioamond Dust) $18

Jim & Jesse                       Radio Shows (Old Dominion) 2 on 1 sealed $20

Jimenez, Flaco                   Partners (WB) $18 duets with Emmylou (West Texas Waltz) John Hiatt (Across the Borderline), Dwight Yoakam (Carmelita) all only on this. Just great

Jiminez, Flaco                    Flaco’s Amigos (Arhoolie) best of the lot is “Free Mexican Airforce” with Peter Rowan..$15

Joey & Rory                      Album Number Two (Sugar Hill) $18

Joey & Rory                      His & Hers (Sugar Hill)$18 Joey is doing it pretty tough at the moment suffering cervical cancer. Wonderful duo, covering everything from gospel to a little rockabilly.

Johnson, Carolyn Dawn       Love rules ((Dancing Lily) $15 indie release.

Johnson, Don                     Ain’t Nothing Like a Jukebox (Hawk Records) $22 Great indie feayturing Benny Berry on backing vocals. Great songs many co-written by producer Lonnie Johnson and the great Whitey Shafer...not the actor BTW

Johnson, Jamey & Friends    Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury) $20  Look at the line up Alison Krauss, Haggard, Leon Russell, Emmylou, Ray Price...and that iust the first 5 tracks!!

Jones, David                      Bridges (Zane) $15 superb honky tonk indie

Jones, George                   Double Trouble (with Johnny Paycheck)/ Taste of Yesterday’s Wine (with Merle Haggard) 2on1 $18

Jones, George                   And Friends 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert 2CD + DVD This is rare now $28

Jones, George                   Hits I Missed and One I Didn’t (Bandit) $18

Jones, George                   One Woman Man (Epic) $20 This is a great George Jones album even though some tracks were culled from other albums. It was about his last Epic label. Now, this is an original pressing because the great novelty “Yabba Dabba Do” is called that...the label had to change it to ‘The King Is Gone” due Hanna Barbera copyright issue. Now, you also know I reckon George has done TOO many novelties but that doesn’t count when they are as good as this. A drunk (now George had done plenty of research on the subject) adapts a jelly bean jar in the shape of Fred Flintstone to down the contents of a Jim Beam decanter in the shape of Elvis...hence the punch line “Yabba Dabba Doo...the King is gone and so are you”. BUT the unqualified gem (apart from this!) is “Place in the Country”...George soars like never before...”he always wanted a place out in the country”. A female voice soars in the background.....is it perhaps Aniat Carter???It is only on this cd....by the way the stunning rural setting comes as the guy’s grave site....brilliant.

Jones, George                   Kickin’ Out the Footlights Again (with Haggard) Haggard Sings Jones  & Jones sings Haggard songs (Bandit) $18

Jones, George                   Friends in High Places (Epic) $15 duets Emmylou, Vern etc

Jones, George                   Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased (Bandit) $18

Jones, George                   And Gene Pitney (Bear Family) $20

Jones, George                   Cold Hard Truth (Asylum) $15

Jones, George                   You Oughta Be Here With Me (Epic) $18 I believe his best album ever.

Jones, George                   Mr Country & Western Music (Time Life) $15 1965 Musicor on cd for first time (except of course Bear Family box sets)

Jones, George                   Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes (Epic) ORIGINAL $25 Now been reissued so that seriously deflates the value but this is the ridgy didge one!!

Jones, George                   Too Wild Too Long )Epic) $25 same as previous

Jones, Georgette                Till I Can Make It One My Own (Heart of Texas0

Jones, Georgette                a Slightly used Woman (Heart of Texas)

Jones, Grandpa                  Makes the Rafters Ring (Omni) Monument 2on1 $18. Some of his best 32 tracks sealed.

Jones, Jesse                      Shadow in My Mind (TEJ) $20 great indie

Jones, Jesse                      One Memory for the Road (TEJ) $20

Jones, Larry Lee                One Songs at a Time (Saturn) $15

Jones, Zona                      Harleys & Horses (D) $20 yep the reactivated D label. Wonderful authentic....Funny name “Zona” is an abbreviation of Arizona from where he came.

Jordan, Lorraine                 & Carolina Road : Country Grass ((PInecastle) $18 13 tracks duets which you will want as one of these is “Don’t Close Your Eyes” with Jesse Keith Whitley, yep the late great man’s son...does the acorn fall far from the tree?? Also Eddy Rave, John Conlee, Kentucky Headhunters.

Kane, Keiran                     Find My Way Home (Atlantic0 $18 rare post O’kanes cd

Kaplansky, Lucy                 Red Thread (Red House) $18

Keeble, Billy                      Unchained Country (Universal Sound) $20

Keeble, Billy                      The Real Me (Global) $20 indie superstar!!

Kelley, Irene                      Simple Path ((Irk) $15

Kelley, Irene                      Thunderbird (IRK) $15 great writer a la Nanci, Emmylou

Kendall, Jeannie                 Jeannie Kendall (Rounder) $15 superb first solo with Alan Jackson & Alison Krauss.

Kendalls                            Break the Routine (Step One) $20 rare late 80s album

Kennedy, Alan                   Mobile Bay (indie) our 2014 album of year $20

Kernaghan, Lee                  Electric Rodeo (ABC) 2CD edition $18

Kershaw, Sammy               Do You Know me: A Tribute to George Jones (Big Hit) $20

Kershaw, Sammy               Better Than I Used to Be (Big Hit) $20

Kershaw, Sammy               Honky Tonk Boots (Category Five) $20

Kershaw, Sammy               Business Is Pleasure ( Paula) $20 pre Mercury

Kilgore, Jerry                     Loaded & Empty (Nic Nac) $20 Great indie

Kilgore, Jerry                     Telephone Texas (Nic Nac) $20

Kilgore, Jerry                     Those Seven Years (Nic Nac) $18

Krauss, Alison                    + Union Station Live 2CD (Rounder) glorious $15

Lafarge, Pokey                  Something in the Water (Rounder) $18  Wonderful retro singer who looks like a reject from the Bowery Boys. Holy Leo Gorcey this is Huntz Hall goodness all the way!!

LeGarde Twins                   Brand New (Legarde) $25 ultra rare ‘90s album signed by Tom & Ted

Legarde Twins                   One Little Letter: Australia’s Yodelling Stockmen (BACM...British Archive of country Music) 29 tks $20

Lee, Johnny                       New Directions (Curb) $18

Lee, Johnny                       Country Party (Capitol Special Products) $15 Country Party is essentially a re-working of Ricky Nelson’s “Garden Party”

Lewis, Jerry Lee                 Southern Roots/ Boogie Woogie Country Man (Raven) $15

Lewis, Linda Gail                 Love Makes the Difference ((Icehouse) $18

List, Travis                        Travis List (Top Shelf )$15 recorded in Nashville

Little Big Town                   Pain Killer (Capitol) sealed $15

Little Feat                         & Friends Join the Band (429) $18 duets with Vince, Emmylou, Buffett. Bob Seger etc

Louvin, Charlie                   Louvin’ Brothers Music Celebration: Live in Holland (Strictly Country) $20 sealed. Charlie recreates the Louvin sound with Charles Whitstein brilliantly replicating Ira.

Lovett, Lyle                       Step Inside This House 2CD (Curb) $18 40pg book. Texas legends covers.

Loveless, Patty                  On Your Way Home (Epic) CD + DVD $18

Loveless, Patty                  Mountain Soul (Epic) sealed $15

Loveless, Patty                  Sleepless Nights: The Traditional Country Soul of Patty Loveless (Epic) $18 Hell I love Patty. I can remember hearing a radio show with her in which people rang in. One of the callers clammed up and Patty said (ever so delightfully) “Come on hon...talk to Patty”. Beautifil

Loveless, Patty                  Mountain Soul II Epic) $18 glorous

Lowe, Nick                        Impossible Bird (Upstart) $15

Lowe, Nick                        Dig My Mood (Upstart) $15

Lynne, Shelby                    Restless (Magantone) glorious swing $18

McCall. Darrell                   Pictures Can’t Talk Back (Heart of Texas) $20 also Artrapo original $20

McCall, Darrell                   All She Did Was Fall in Love (Artrap) $20

McCall, Darrell                   Keeping With Tradition (Heart Of Texas) $20

McCall, Darrell                   A Way to Survive (Artrap) $20 a true superstar! Of the Ray Price influenced vocalists Darrell is about the best

McCarters                         Better Be Home Soon (WB) $15

McClinton, Delbert              One of the Fortunate Few (Rising Tide ) $18

McCoury, Del                     The company We Keep (Sugar Hill) sealed $15

McCoury, Del                     Blue Side of Town (Rounder) $18

McCoy, Jason                    Sins, Lies & Angels (Universal) Canada only $18

McCoy, Jason                    Honky Tonk Sonatas (Universal) $18 Canada only “Doing Time In Bakersfield” (as superb song) is duet w. Gary Allan

McCoy, Jason                    Everything (Open Road) Canada only $20

McDowell, Ronnie               Your Precious Love (Curb) $18

McDowell, Ronnie               American Music (Curb) $18

McCall, Darrell                   Unchained Melody (Curb) $18 duets

McDowell, Ronnie               Tribute to the King (Intersound) $20 Ronnie teams with Scotty Moore, DJ, Jordinaires on this great 20 tracker

McEntire, Reba                   Love Somebody (Starstruck) $15 actually just “Reba” now, maybe they can’t spell McEntire but we can. Her latest.

McGuinn, Roger                  Treasures from the Folk Den (Applesee) $15

McQuaig, Scott                   Scott McQuaig (Universal)$18 Graet Strait style maybe better.

Malo, Raul                         Round the World (Fantasy) $15 sealed

Mancheca, Carl                  Manchaca (indie0 funny name great indie $18

Mandrell, Barbara               No Nonsense (Capitol) $15

Mandrell, Barbara               Morning Sun (Capitol) $15

Mandrell, Barbara               Sure Feels Good (EMI) $18 includes “Angels Love Bad Men” duet with Waylon

Mandrell, Barbara               Keys in the Mailbox (Capitol) $15 

Martell, Linda                     Color me Country (Real Gone) sealed $15 Country’s first African American female...good too

Martin, Carolyn                  A Platter of Brownies: Music Of Milton Brown (Java Jive) sealed fabulous vocalist from the Timejumpers DVD. Great Western Swing cd $15

Martin, Glynn                     Uncle Sam, Mr Jukebox & My Ex-Wife (indie) $20 One of the best in the laid back style. Very much one for Don Williams fans. Superstar indie.

Mead, Chuck                     Back at the Quonset Hut (Ramseur) CD + DVD $18 BR549

Mellons, Ken                      Just What I’m Wantin’ to Do $20 sealed. Shades of the Voice. Ken Mellons style owes a lot to Vern.

Mellons, Ken                      Sweet (Emergent) $20

Mensy, Tim                       This Ol’ Heart (Giant) $15

Miller, Buddy                     Midnight & Lonesome (Hightone) BONUS disc $18 2CD

Milsap, Ronnie          Country Again (Milsap $15

Milsap, Ronnie          Stranger Things Have Happened (RCA) $18 superb

Milsap, Ronnie          Keyed Up (RCA) $15 cd made in Japan

Milsap, Ronnie          Heart & Soul (RCA) $15

Miss Leslie                         Wrong Is What I Do Best (Zero label) $20 superstar

Miss Leslie                         Honky Tonk revival (Zero) $20

Moffatt, Hugh                    Loving You (Philo) $20

Moffatt, Hugh                    Troubadour (Philo) $20  just get them....

Moffatt, Katy                     Walkin’ on the Moon (Philo) acoustic gem $15

Moffatt, Katy                     Loose Diamond (Hightone) $15 hell she is good.

Moorer, Allison                   Down to Believing (EOne) The former Mrs Steve Earle $18

Montgomery, John Michael   Original Album Series (Atlantic) 5 cds but doesn’t have outer sleeve. All 5 replicate original covers $15

Montgomery, Melba            Do You Know Where Your Man Is (Playback) $20

Moreland, John                  High on Tulsa Heat (Thirty Tigers) $18 be amazed...be very amazed. You all know Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” his unplugged album which was widely covered especially by Johnny Cash, Emmylou etc. One of the all time classics for country and non country fans. That is fact not opinion. Well without question Moreland has made a Nebraska #2. It is amazing how much he sounds like Springsteen and it is amazing how good the songs are.

Moreno, Frankie                 We’lll Bring the Honky Tonk Home to You (indie) $18

Morgan, Lorrie/ Pam Tillis     Dos Divas (Red River) $18

Morgan, Whitey                  And the 78s (Bloodshot) $18

Morris, Gary                      Plain Brow n Wrapper (WB) $15 this will surprise as he does some superb songs including a couple of Hanks. Seriously his “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” will knock your socks off.

Morris, Gary                      Stones (Universal) produced Jimmy Bowen $15

Morrow, Cory                    Full exposure Live CD + DVD (Image) $20

Morrow, Cory                    Brand New Me (Thirty Tigers) $18

Mowrey, Dude                   Honky Tonk (Capitol) A young dude is Dude. He has the  look of a 15 year old (he is older) but what a voice & a superb Jimmy Bowen production & choice of songs, some by excellent Curtis Wright.  $18

Murray, Anne                    As Ia m 9Capitol) $15 hard to get..looks like Ita Butrose.

Murray, Kimberly               Another Day of Lonely (Heart of Texas) $20

Murray, Kimberly               Once Upon a Time in a Honky tonk (Heart of Texas) $20

Musgraves, Kacey              Same Trailer  Differenet Park (Mercury) $15

Musgraves, Kacey              Pageant Material (Mercury) US press $18 the female last bastion of true country music.

Myles, Heather                   Sweet Talk & Good Lies ((Rounder) $15 Y&T royalty

Myles, Heather                   Untamed (Hightone) $15

Myles, Heather                   Highways &Honky tonks (Rounder) duet with Haggard $15

Myles, Heather                   Just Like Old Times (Hightone) $18 stunning debut

Myles, Heather                   In the Wind (Me & My Americana) indie hard to get $20

Nelson, Willie                     It Will Come to Pass: The Metaphysical Worlds & Poetic Introspection Of Willie Nelson (Omni) $20 sealed...wonderfully unadorned RCA tracks 28 tks

Nelson, Willie                     Honeysuckle Rose Soundtrack (Columbia) $15

Nelson, Willie                     Just One Love (Justice) $15

Nelson, Willie                     w. Haggard, Price “Last of the Breed” 2CD Lost Highway $18

Nelson, Willie                     w. Kris/Shaver/Jennings “Honky tok Heroes (FFE) $15

Nelson, Willie                     with Curtis Potter Six Hours in Pederales (Step One) $18

Nelson, Willie                     Stardust (Columbia) 24k gold disc..$25 rare.

Nevers, Steff                    Closest to My Heart (Universal) $18 what’s this a Norwegian Swedish cowboy. This bloke is great. Honky tonk songs.

Nevers, Steff                    Ain’t No Bad Life ((Universal) Norway $18

Newton, Juice                    Duets: Friends & Memories $15 (Fuel ) Dan Seals, Glen Campbell & a wonderful duet on his “Take it to the Limit” by ex Eagle Randy Meisner.

Newton, Wayne                 Coming Home (Capitol) $20 Now let me try and convince you I’m not crazy but this 1989 Newton album is superb. Fair dinkum!! There are many highlights. It starts with Lloyd Price’s “Personality” almost rockabilly which leads to “While the Feeling’s Good” a duet with Tammy Wynette which will knock your socks off. The rest is great too. “Our Wedding Band” is just plain great. No pop excesses and he does unfortunately look like Wayne Newton with the blackened hair & evil moustache but if you can get over that...wow!

Nix, Jody                          Twin Fiddles Turn Me On (Hillside) $20

Noack, Eddie                     Ain’t the Reaping Ever Done (1962-1976) $20 (Omni) sealed. Different tracks to Bear Family

Nunn, Gary P                     Taking Texas to the Country (Campfire) $20

O’Kanes                            Imagine That (Columbia) $20 graet 3rd & final album

Old Crow Medicine Show      Tennessee Pusher $15

Ortega, Lina                      Cigarettes & Truck Stops (Last Gang) $18 great Canadian

Osmond, Marie                  Steppin’ Stone (Capitol)

Oswald                             Carry Me Back (RME) $20 last album from famed dobro man “Bashful” Brother Oswald. Nice vocals too.

Overstreet, Paul                 Time (Scarlet Moon) $20

Overstreet, Paul                 A Songwriter’s Project (Scarlet Moon) $20 Paul does his versions of all the great songs he wrote. These are hard to get as most of  the stock was lost in the great Nashville flood of 2010.

Owens, Buck                     Under Your Spell Again (Capitol) Japan only $18

Page, Patti                        Brand New Tennessee Waltz (CAF) 2010 Guests include Emmylou, Alison Kraiss, Suzy Bogguss & Jesse Winchester on the title track $20

Palmer, Keith                     Keith Palmer (Epic) $15 Sadly was his only album as he passed away from cancer. The sad “Forgotten But Not Gone’ is brilliant.

Parsons, Gram                   Early Years Vol 1 & 2 with bonus disc $18

Parsons, Jeremy                Doggonest Feelin’ (PCG) $15 like Marty Brown

Parton, Dolly                     Fairest of Them All/ My Favourite Songwriter Porter Wagoner (Omni) 2on on plus $18 superb

Parton, Dolly                     Live & well 2CD (Sugar Hill )$18

Parton, Dolly                     Loretta/ Tammy Honky tonk Angels (Columbia) $18

Parton, Dolly                     Rainbow (CBS) $15

Parton, Stella                     Favourites Vol 1 (Montana) $18

Parton, Stelal                     A Woman’s Touch (Sppi) $18        

Paycheck, Johnny               The Difference in Me (Playback) $20 great indie

Paycheck, Johnny               11 Months & 29 Days/ Slide Off Your Satin Sheets (Raven) $15

Paycheck, Johnny               Live at Gilleys (Q/Atlantic) $15

Peterson, David                 Comin’ on Strong (Necktie) $18 sealed . This is fabulous. Original Review: This is his first country album and a gem. 18 tracks and that rascal from Warren reckons it could be album of the year before the 2nd track had finished. For starters there are 3 excellent steel guitarists in Buddy Emmons, John Hughey (one of his last ever sessions) and Paul Franklin. Peterson has a traditional voice but the production reminds of Vince Gill’s classic “The Key” if that had been made in the 60s; modern but with a liberal nod to the classic Nashville sound. The title cut was from Little David Wilkins, who I guess would have fitted in shape wise with Mr Peterson.  “Come Back to Me” is an emotional ballad in which his voice is heard at its expressive best. 18 tracks of mainly well chosen covers but he concludes with is own “Neck Ties”.  Not to be missed. Superb. Yep, I said it well didn’t I?

Petty Booka                      Fujiyama Mama (Seven Gods) $20 what could be better than 2 Fujiyama mamas putting an album out called “Fujiyama Mama”. Frankly...not much at all. Has a country side and a bluegrass side.

Petty Booka                      Summer Breeze (CRC) $18 though the two great Japanese Hawaiians really nail “Teacher’s pet” so much so you say Doris who??

Petty Booka                      Dancin’ With (Benten) $18 How good is “My Boy Lollipop”!!

Petty Booka                      Singin’ in the Rain: Rains Songs Collection $18 “Rainy Days and Mondays” will never get you down after you hear Petty & Booka’s version

Petty Booka                      Christmas Everywhere (Benten) $18 They even

beat John Prine when they do “Christmas in Prison”!!

Pine Valley Cosmonauts       Executioiner’s Last Songs (Bloodshot) $18

Potter, Curtis                     Walking on Newgrass (Startex) Certified Y&T superstar $20 Price, Ray                      Time ((Audium) $15

Price, Ray                         Beauty Is (The Final Sessions (Amerimonte) $18 Dale Watson “Ray sings as well on this as he has ever done”   

Price, Ray                         Happens to the Best (Pair) 16 Columbia tracks including his last numbe r1 “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”.

Pride, Charley                    There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me (RCA) Hank Williams’ songs $15

Pride, Charley                    Night Games (RCA) cd made in Japan $15

Pride, Charley                    Tribute to Jim Reeves (Music City) $15

Prine, John                        Standard Songs for Average People (Oh Boy) $15 with Mac Wiseman

Prine, John                        In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy) female duets $18

Prophet, Chuck                  Night Surfer (Yep Roc) $15  sealed

Puckett, Riley                    Old Time Greatest Volume 2 Old Homestead sealed. Out of print  24 tracks $25

Putman, Curly                    Curly Putman’s World of Country Music (Omni) 22 tracks. 2 lps on 1 cd great $20

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Jersey Boy (Capitol) $18

Rabbitt, Eddie                    I Wanna Dance With You (RCA) 1988 hard to get $18

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Rabbitt Trax (RCA) Cd made in Japan $18

Rabbitt, Eddie                    Ten Rounds (Capitol) $18 these are great.

Raven,  Eddy                     Living in Black & White (Row Music Group) $15

Raven,  Eddy                     Temporary Insanity (Universal) $15

Ranch Girl                         & Ragtime Wranglers Hillbilly Hamony (Goofin’) wonderful Davis Sisters sound. $20

Raven Eddy                       Right for the Flight (Capitol) $15 1991 sealed. Great

Reed, Blind Alfred               Complete Recorded Works (Document) $18 contemporary of Carters & Jimmie Rodgers and 20 tracks are as good as...albeit his complete recordings.

Reeves, Del                       I’ll take My Chances (EMC) sealed 1997 rare $18

Reynolds, Lawrence            He Comes from Albama (Country Discovery) $20 yep, the Jesus is a Soul Man with George Jones style honky tonk

Rhodes, Kimmie                 West Texas Heaven (Justice) 2 duets with Willie, One with Waylon and one with Townes. Superb album $18. Must have? You betcha

Rich, Charlie                      Pictures & Paintings (Sire) $20 This was his last. How could it be? It is so good. Unclassifiable...country soul blues etc

Richards, Jamie                  Between These Lines (D) $20

Richards, Jamie                  Drive (D) $20

Richards, Jamie                  No Regrets (D) $20

Richards, Jamie                  All About the Music (Winding Road) $20 you know how godo he is when he gets the unqualified double thumbs up from the rascal from Warren. And darn the rascal is right again.

Ritter, Tex                        High Noon (Bear Family) $20  28 tks

Rodgers, Mike                    Honky Tonk Hitman (Infinity Cow) $20 superb indie from 2004; was in our best of for that year.

Rogers, Kenny                   They Don’t Make Them Like They USed To (RCA) rare $15 cd made in Japan   

Rogers, Kenny                   Heart of the Matter (RCA) Cd made in Japan. $15

Rogers, Roy                      Tribute ($20) Duets ...superb and original digipak. Hoenstly Roy & Ricky Van Shelton on “When Payday Rolls Around” is as godo as both have ever done...BTW Roy can yodel!!                   

Rolen, Myra                       Hold That Thought (indie )excellent $18

Russell, Tom                      Song of the West: Cowboy Collection (Hightone) $15

Russell, Tom                      Long Way Round (Hightone) $15 with Nanci Griffith, Katy Moffatt, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin etc

Sanders, Ray                     Country (Hillside) $18

Sarah, Mary & Friends         Bridges: Great American Country Duets ((AGR) $20 13 tracks...from the top with Dolly, Willie, Haggard, Ray Price, Vince Gill, Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker etc

Sasaki, Hank                     One Country (indie) $20 yep the Japanese Swedish cowboy

Sasaki, Hank                     Coming Home (indie) $20

Sasaki, Hank                     Tennessee & You $20 (Haki Music)

Saunders, Jane                  Stranger to Your Heart (ABC) $18 best liner notes ever

Schnaufer, David               One Man Two Hands Four Strings (Massive) punch hole in booklet $18 late & great Jerry Douglas of the dulcimer.

Schneider, John                 A Memory Like You (MCA) $18

Scott, Darrell                     10 Songs of Ben Bullington (Fullight) $20 Great songs

Scott, Ray                         My Kind of Music (WB) $18

Scott, Ray                         Crazy Like Me $25 (jethropolitan) this is extremely hard to find. The digipak has label residue on rear but cd as new. Try and find one!

Scruggs, Earl                     & Friends (MCA) $15 Dwight, Billy Bob, Elton, cash etc

Seals, Dan                        On the Frontline (EMI) $15

Seals, Dan                        San Antone (EM) $15

Seals, Dan                        Won’t Be Blue Anymore (EMI) $18 cd made in Japan

Secret sisters                    Secret Sisters (Universal) $18 brilliantly evoke the sound of the Everly Brothers

Serby, David                     Honky Tonk & Vine (indie) $18

Settlers                            Songs from the Snowy Mountains (RCA) This is now out of print. This combines the 2 original Settlers lp on 1 cd 71 min. If only all Aussie country counld be this good. $20

Shea, Rick                        Shaky Ground (Wagon Wheel) $20 Thsi is the best cd from a great west coast artist/ Honestly his song “Against My Better Judgement”: is so much like Haggard would write & sing it is not funny. Hopefully our great Texas friend Chuck Cusimano will have his album of Haggard style songs soon.

Sheppard, T G                   Nothin’ On But the Radio (MSH) $18

Sheppard, T G                   Crossroads (Columbia) $20 hard to get 1988 cd

Shepard, Thom                  Texas Girls (Twang Thang) $20 indie from the guy who wrote “Riding With Private Malone” with Wood Newton. Tops

Shelton, Blake                   Past Present & Future (WB) Box set for CMA awards inc. box + latest album “Bringing Back the Sunshine” plus exclusive hits package plus postcards etc $20

Shepard, Jean                   This Has Been Your Life (BACM) 25 tks $20

Simpson, Sturgill                Metamodern Sounds in Country Music $18 (Thirty Tigers) Waylon fans will love.

Singletary, Daryle               That’s Why I Sing This Way (Audium) $18 covers !

Singletary, Daryle               Rockin in the Country (E1) $20

Singeltary, Daryle               Straight from the Heart (Shanachie) $20

Singletary, Daryle               There’s Stil la Little Country Left (AGR) $25 2015 release only available in Europe. Alas can’t stock but grab this.       

Sizemore, Charlie               Heartache Looking for a Home (Rounder) Superior singer who although in Ralph Stanley’s band is more country. Does a fabulous version of John Conlee’s “I Don’t Remember Loving You” $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    w Sharon White Hearts Like Ours (Skaggs Family) $18

Skaggs, Ricky                    Music to My Ears (Skaggs) $18

Skaggs, Ricky                    Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs) $18

Skaggs, Ricky                    Kentucky Thunder (Epic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    Comin’ Home to Stay (Epic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    Country Boy (Epic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    Life is a Journey (Atlantic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    Love’s Gonna Get Ya! (Epic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    Solid Ground (Atlantic) $15

Skaggs, Ricky                    My Father’s Son (Epic) $15

Skye, Patrick                     Songs That Made America Famous (Adelphi/ Genes) Great even if a tad warped or downright sick $15

Smith, Cal                         Stories of Life (Step One) $20

Smith, Chester                   with Merle Haggard California Blend $20 gospel

Smith, Connie                    Connie Smith (WB) $15

Smith, Gerald                    You Play Like Chet  (Hit Happens) wrote lkes of “What Part of No” for Lorrie Morgan but sticks to novelty songs here including “Silver Bullet’ as recorded by the Possum $18

Smith, Wade Andrew          Far From a Fool (indie)  $15

Smither, Chris                   leave the Light On (sealed) $15

Sonnier, Jo-el                    Complete Mercury sessions (Mercury) Great honky tonk album , not as much Cajun but hell it is good $20

Sons of Pioneers                Live at the Lucky U Ranch $20 Texas Moon. Features rare duet Bob Nolan & Tommy Doss. Tommy replaced Bob when Bob retired due his vocal similarity. Also autographed by Tommy Doss. 22 tracks

Southernality                     A Thousand Horses (Republic) $18

Spinks, Kelly                      Kelly Spinks (indie) $20

Stamper, Blake                  The Way Back to Texas (indie) $15

Stancil, Rick                      Rick Stancil (indie) consummate honky tonk song “Damn Good Drinkin’ Song”

Starling, John                    Long Time Gone (Sugar Hill) $15 with Emmylou

Statler Brothers                 Words & Music (Mercury) sealed $20

Statler Brothers                 Words & Music (Mercury) $18

Statler Brothers                 Four for the Show (Mercury) $18

Statler Brothers                 Live $15 (Mercury) sealed

Statler Brothers                 Pardners in Rhyme (Mercury) $18

Statler Brothers                 Music Memories & You (Mercury) $18

Statler Brothers                 All American Country (Mercury) $18

Statler Brothers                 Atlanta Blues (Mercury) $18

Steeldrivers                       Muscle Shoals Recordings (Rounder) $18

Stewart, Gary                    Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior (Raven0 $15

Stewart, Gary                    Out of Hand (Hightone) $15

Stone, B Jeff                     Stone Country (Nashville Gold) $15

Stone, B  jeff                    Stone Tradition (Nashville Gold) $15

Stone, B Jeff                     Greatest Hits 1968-2000 (Nashville Gold) $20 22tracks

Stone, Doug                      In a Different Light (Lofton Creek) $18

Strait, George                    Twang (MCA) best since 80s sealed $18

Street, Mel                        Mel Street/ Country Soul ((Cherry Red uK) 2on1 $22a

Strickland, Eric & B sides     I’m Bad for You $18 great indie outlaw style sealed

Stuart, Marty                     The Pilgrim (MCA) $18 his best & where else can you get a duet of Emmylou & George Jones???

Stuckey, Nat                     Pop a Top $15 (AMS)

Sweeney, Sunny                Provoked (Thirty Tigers) $18

Sweethearts of the Rodeo    Sisters (Columbia) $18

Sweethearts of the Rodeo    Rodeo Waltz (Sugar Hill) $15

Tashian, Barry & Holly         Trust in Me (Northeastern) $20 great and their loping version of Buddy Knox’s “Party Doll” is superb.

Taylor, Chip                       Angels & Gamblers Best 1971-79 (Raven) $15

Tellico                              Relics & Roes (Tellico) Americana $15

Texas Ruby                       Teardrops in my Heart (Righteous) sealed $18 23 tks

Thompson, Hank                Treasures Unreleased 1950s recordings (Heart of Texas) 20 tracks sealed $20

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

Thwaites, Roger                 Age of Time (Big Pink) rare 70s Aussie country $20

Tippe, Rick                        Get Hot or Go Home (MT) $18

Tomblin, Lucky                   Honky tonk Merry Go Round (Texas World) $18

Travis, Randy                    Anniversary 25th Celebration (WB) 17 duets $18

Travis, Randy                    Anthology: Train of memories (Rhino) 2CD $28

Travis, Randy                    Around the Bend (WB) $15

Travis, Randy                    Influence Vol 1 The Man I Am (WB) $18

Travis, Randy                    Influence Vol II The Man I Am (WB) $18

Trevino, Justin                   More Loud Music & Strong Wine $20 HOT

Trevino, Rick                     In My Dreams/Whole Twon Blue 2on1 (WB)

Tubb, Justin                       Stars of the Grand Ol Opry (First Generation) sealed Great versions of some of his hits. A terrific artist. Did I tell you the time I met him? Had a little lady in tow who worked in the mail order department at Ernest Tubb Records. It was Joyce Gray...yep the “Miss Gray” in his superb “Take a Letter Miss Gray” $18 Love this.

Twitty, Conway                  I Love You More today/To See an Angel Cry 2on1 $20

Twitty, Conway                  Crazy in Love (MCA) $15

Twitty, Conway                  House on Old Lonesome Road (MCA) $18

Twitty, Conway                  Even Now (MCA) $15

Twitty, Conway                  Final Touches (MCA) $15

Twitty, Conway                  w/. Loretta “Making Believe” MCA $18

Twitty, Michael                   Debbie Don’t Do Dallas Anymore (MT) $18 Conway’s son

Tyler, Laura                      Everything But the Blame (Banyan) $15 LA indie

Van Shelton, Ricky              Fried Green Tomatoes (Audium) $18

Van Shelton, Ricky              Making Plans (RVS) $22 only available at Walmart

Ulisse, Donna                     All the Way to Bethlehem Hadley Music $15 gospel

Van Shelton, Ricky              Making Plans "Making Plans" CD rare RVS label sold only at Walmart RVS001. One of the best vocalists of the 80s and 90s traditionalist movement. $25 Great version of “Borrowed Angel”’

Vincent, Rhonda                 One Step Ahead (Rounder) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 Written in the Stars (WB) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 All American Bluegrass Girl (Rounder) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 Destination Life (Rounder) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 Good Thing Going (Rounder) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 Taken (Ingrooves) $18

Vincent, Rhonda                 Trouble Free (WB) $18                                                                                                           

Wagoner, Porter                What Ain’t to Be Just Might Happen/ Sings His Own (Omni) Includes Rubber room sealed $20

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

Wales, Reckless Johnny       American Heart  $15 2015 sealed

Wall, Chris                        No Sweat (Ryko) $20

Wall, Chris                        Tainted Angel (Cold Spring) $18

Wall, Chris                        Cowboy Nation (Cold Spring) $18

Walser, Don                      Dare to Dream: The Best (Texas Music Grp)20 tk $20

Wanita                             Swingin’ Rockin’ Honky Tonkin’ $18 (Trailblazer)

Wanita &nbs