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October 2011 Newsletter
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October 2011 Newsletter
Yesterday & Today Records
P.O. BOX 54
Miranda NSW 2228
Australia Post have had several recent increases. I have mixed feelings about the post office. They offer a world quality service in terms of efficiency and reliability but have many less that wondrous options when it comes to business requirements. One is that they are the only postal authority in the world which charges on both weight and thickness. As you will know I send out things in a padded envelope. Two cds side by side fit through their “slot”, and go at a lower rate. More than that do not and so we have to pay a lot more. The more you send the less it should be per unit, but not with Australia post. So rates now are: 1 cd $2 2 cds $3
3 or 4 $7. Sometimes you can get five sent for this. Anyway, we can assure you the best option will be chosen.
This has been a little while coming but delays have been due to something very favourable. My beautiful daughter and her husband welcomed their first into the world and yes I am a grandfather for the first time. Leo was born 7th October and weighed 8lb 5 oz. So apologies for the delay. Sure you will understand!! Again a whopper newsletter follows. Some of the favourites are back with new albums and the BEAR FAMILY releases are some of the best in recent memory with the first Bill Anderson box set ready to roll. Read on. Thank you.
Georgette Jones “Strong Enough to Cry” $28
Second album from Georgette is literally hot off the presses and have only had time for a fleeting play. Her first was a gem and this may be even better. Twelve new tracks and no overly familiar covers. Produced by Justin Trevino, the obvious highlight is a wonderful duet with Amber Digby on “Run Woman Run”. There are some great country songs especially “A Day Late and a Diamond Short” a classic tale of a woman scorned. How could it have taken her so long to have become a recording artist? On the best label around at the moment, “Heart of Texas”
Justin Trevino “Two of the Usual”$28 This is on its way at the moment. Probably the most talented man in the music industry with his vocal, songwriting and production skills elevating the Heart of Texas label to where it is today. 12 new songs.
Kimberly Murray “Another Day of Lonely” $28 Just in and another gem on the Heart of Texas label. Includes a duet with Tony Booth as well as a concluding gospel number with Mona McCall, Justin Trevino and Amber Digby. Her first “Once Upon a Time in a Honky Tonk” was a gem and this will be also. Included are duets with Tony Booth and Jan Howard as well as vocal collaborations with: Dawn Sears, Amber Digby, Darrell McCall and Cody McCall.
Merle Haggard “Working in Tennessee” $28 It seems major labels are in the past now as he releases cds on his Hag label. The cover has him looking like he is carved out of granite. There are some surprises, not all that great. I mean, do we want to hear another version of “Jackson” even if it does feature his wife, Teresa? On the other hand the gnarled bitter and twisted Haggard appears on the ballad“What I Hate” and that is riveting, and for mine the album’s best track. “The title track is one of the swing numbers that Merle favours. Given a very “black” style vocal it features great instrumentation from his Strangers, especially Scott Joss on fiddle, and Redd Volkaeart on guitar. Lots of instrumental breaks. A few subtle digs at the Nashville establishment find their way in, of course. This slips nicely to “Down on the Houseboat” a reflection of his time on such at Lake Shasta. A nice subdued version of “Cocaine Blues” follows. “Too Much Boogie Woogie” is Merle’s comment on modern country. Humorous number includes the line “Too Much Boogie Woogie....and not enough Connie Smith”....that Connie Smith bit changes each verse. Great ditty! “Truck Driver’s Blues” is not the old Swing song but a new version of Merle’s song of the same name. He also includes a new version of “Working Man’s Blues”. Can’t figure except to update it a little (“9 kids & a wife”) and it is a duet with Willie so maybe that is excusable and Willie does perform a great guitar solo and enables Merle to do his version of the Von Trapp singers with his son, Ben, appearing on the final verse. Vocally he is still at the top of his game. Still a must have...he is still the king.
Johnny Bush “Who’ll Buy My Memories” $28
The Country Caruso maybe taking that name to heart as two added tracks "Drinking Champagne" and "I've Come Back To Say I Love You One More Time" were recorded with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Excellent value with around an hour playing time sees Johnny singing some new as well as redoing some classics. He does a great Bill Anderson song “Death in the Family” as well as a classic drinking song in “My Next Bottle of Wine”. The title track is of course a Willie Nelson standard. His voice sounds great and Justin Trevino is simply the best producer around.
Weldon Henson “One Heart’s Gone” $28 Third album by Weldon who reminds of Dwight Yoakam with a top neo honky tonk style. You only have to look at the song titles to know he is the real deal “Loserville”, “I Don’t Take Cheatin’ Lightly Anymore”, “Turn to the Bottle” etc. He embraces the tried and true themes of real country music and has a tremendous affinity for it. Produced by Texas steel guitar wiz Tommy Detamore.
Jake Hooker “One man World” $30 The Bakersfield influence is strong but Jake is a man for all seasons and there is great variety with all the classic themes being explored. None better than Harlan Howard’s classic cheating song, “I Wish I Felt This Way at Home”. His own songs fit in superbly with covers, which tend to be less known. Cindy Walker’s “Born to Love You” is a song I first encountered on a Mike Nesmith album and Jake nails it superbly. “The Ledge” is a Jake Hooker original, a classic song of life as a rodeo man. So good it could be lifted from an early Chris Ledoux album. Jake’s “Welcome to my Lonely World” is just like a Ray Price classic. Great artist.
Bobby Flores “Fast Company” $28 Bobby Flores is the classic sideman. Equally adept as a singer, fiddler and guitar player too. This is his latest album on his own Yellow Rose label and whilst he sticks to covers they are generally not that well known, though Y & T veterans will recognise “I Guess I Had it Coming” as an early Johnny Paycheck song. Bobby is a throwback to the Nashville sound and perhaps the two best known songs, “Lonely Street’ and Ted Daffan’s “Born to Lose” are given maybe the best ever versions. Stunning vocals.
Leona Williams “Grass Roots” $28
New album by Leona has a bluegrass edge..hence the title. It features 12 songs, 10 of them Leona originals and 3 of these co-written by the legendary Dave Kirby who was married to Leona at the time of his death. One, “My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye” has a rather prophetic title. A nice ballad, this features great dobro work courtesy of Dean Holman. “Taste of Life” features the Whites, whilst “The Legend” has Leona sharing the spotlight with Vince Gill. Nice driving song. Other guests include Mac Wiseman and Rodney Dillard. On one of the two non originals, Bill Monroe’s
Molly & the Tenbrooks” she is joined by Barbara Fairchild, Pam Tillis, Melody Hart and Rhonda Vincent. This was also done by the great Rose Maddox on her classic bluegrass album and Leona has managed to pull this album off with such aplomb that it should be favourably compared with the wondrous Rose!
Norma Jean “Heaven Help the Working Girl” $28
Hank Snow “Songs of Tragedy/ When Tragedy Struck” $28
Two new releases from the Omni label with Norma Jean featuring another 30 songs that are a mixture of hits and rarities which are making their cd debut, such as “The Shirt”. One of country music’s finest female vocalists. It goes nicely with Norma Jean’s previous Omni release.
Hank Snow is with Porter Wagoner (and maybe Ferlin Husky) the greatest proponent of the songs of tragedy and whilst it may seem a tad on the maudlin side (like saying Everest is a bit of a hill) they are hard to beat. Songs of animals and the unfortunate, who are always in the wrong place at the wrong time. I mean just when they get chased into the street, a speeding car happens to be along at the precise moment. 25 songs on the Hank set.
Willie Nelson “Before His Time / Angel Eyes” 2 on 1 $30 Rather strange mix as the first wasn’t really a true album. It was released by RCA to take advantage of Willie’s popularity. It does include the song I feel is Willie’s best, “Little Things”. The jewel is the second album. Only ever released on cd in Japan and then for a very short time, this is his Columbia duet album with guitarist Jackie King. It has a jazzy feel but is one of Willie’s most original. Take “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” for example. It starts as you may expect but then Jackie comes in and the middle features an extended jam and some keen guitar interplay. That is a feature of th album and you can tell Willie is having a great time.
Bonnie Lou “Friction Heat 1953-1958” $25 The King label is one of the great country music independent labels and like many King artists Bonnie would record black artists songs and adapt them country style with somewhat of a rockabilly tinge. Great value with 32 tracks including her biggest “Daddyo”. Her hillbilly tinged “Seven Lonely Days” is introduced with an unusual male chorus. “Just Out of Reach” has a classic delivery.
Hank 3 “Ghost to a Ghost/ Guttertown” 2cd and two separate albums. $28 It is apparent that Hank3 is a tad weird. He released 5 albums in total recently but these are the only “country omes”. The others are something that we think is called “thrash metal”. It is something that you would imagine no one would want to listen to, certainly no one who reads this. The first of these 2 has a straight country leaning and the second a distinct Cajun feel. The notes, which are hard to find in a pocket near the left cd do not give much information except who played. The first cd is similar style to the country albums we have had from Hank III/3...his current preferred name. As we may expect there are lot of references to going to “hades” and a lifestyle that seems to indicate he seriously expects himself not to be a survivor. He is now 38 so he has certainly done better than his grandfather. Some of this is going to be a tad weird than many will like but by the same token there is more than enough for those who have taken the previous albums on board. He also has a style of language that Fred Nile would not enjoy. For some reason the usual “contains explicit language” sticker is not included. Trust me it does need to be!! You only have to look at the title of Track 10! “The Devil’s Movin’ In“ Is perhaps the most traditional track performed by Hank but “Ray Lawrence Jnr” is the most traditional track overall. Apparently Ray, who duets with Hank3, was homeless when Hank 3 grabbed him to do that song. I have played it several times and honestly have found it hard to be convinced it isn’t John Prine doing an uncredited vocal. Uncanny!! The second cajunish cd features very traditional Cajun style “Gutterstomp” could be from the 50s with some excellent accordion from Rory Hoffman. That cd starts with a weirdish mood track which is ultimately effective.....just crickets and other swap insects. Overall it is a weird cd. Even the most resolute fan will skip tracks...they will rejoice in some and think some is a load of excrement and by gosh I think they’d be right. Don’t be put off though.
Hank Williams “The Legend Begins” $58 3cds This is a brand new release on Time Life with newly discovered unreleased recordings from 1938 and 1940. 6 tracks which have never seen the light of day before. It also includes 49 “Health and Happiness” show recordings, which are all out of print although previously available on Mercury as a double cd. They have however been remastered from a better source for improved audio quality. Also added is the complete unedited March of Dimes Show from January 1951. Previously snippets in poor sound were available. Nicely packaged.
For those who may have missed it, I have 1 copy of the Hank Williams “Complete Mothers Choice Shows” for $200, normally $280.
Tom Russell “Mesabi” $28 Tom Russell may be the best of the post Dylan singer-songwriters, with story songs to rival the best. The title refers to the Mesabi Range, an area in the north of USA known for its iron ore. Tom sings of growing up and realising his destiny at early age. But it was hear he first heard the “Troubadour Kid”, indeed Dylan himself, who was raised in nearby Hibbing, Minnesota. One thing that you learn quickly about Tom is that you are going to get a lesson in many things when you listen to one of his albums. There are a couple of very pointed barns towards the Disney organisation. “Farewell Never Never Land” is a song about child actor Bobby Driscoll; who I know best as Jim Hawkins in “Treasure Island” (with the amazing Robert Newton as Long John Silver) but this is about his Peter Pan role, well his voice over anyway, which the pundits tell us he is best known for (but not to me!). Sadly he went from child prodigy to drug addict with predictable ending. Kind of like a later version of “Haley’s Comet”, Tom’s wonderful story of the decline of Bill Haley. Probably just the theme more than anything. “In the Lonesome Death of Ukulele Ike” he sings about Cliff Edwards, who sang “When You Wish Upon a Star” (as Jiminy Cricket). He changes his geography with a couple of songs about the Mexican border towns he used to frequent. “Goodnight Juarez” laments the fact the drug trade has turned them upside down. On the similarly themed “And God Created Border Towns” he is abetted by the great Sir Douglas keyboard man, Augie Meyers. A great album. One thing, Tom does “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” as a bonus track. Now, on the surface that would sound great but he is joined by Lucinda Williams who was able to destroy “Ballad of Lucy Jordan” on the wonderful Shel Silverstein tribute album and her funereal delivery does the same for “Hard Rain”. She defines the Emperor’s New Clothes syndrome. Apart from that, this album is superb.
Connie Smith “Long Line of Heartaches” $28 Connie Smith is one of the greatest female vocalists ever and has delivered a classic country album, steeped in tradition. You would never hear these modern Nashville bimbettes sing a cheating song and if they did they would not do so with the passion and style that Connie gives us. “That Makes Two Of Us” was previously done by Patty Loveless, who has certainly taken a few Connie influences on the way. It also includes a brand new Dallas Frazier song, an artist whose songs have been featured on Connie’s albums more than any other. Five songs were written by Connie & her husband, Marty Stuart and fit superbly with tales of cheating and lost love that pervade the album. Great sense of tradition throughout and Connie is just wonderful. Maybe as a statement to us all the album closes with “Take My Hand” , a gospel song of the type Connie has mesmerised us with over the years. Her three daughters sing with her on a gentle closing track on a fabulous country album, and I do mean real country album.
Moe Bandy “Honky Tonk Amnesia” $30 For some reason this has been out of print for the best part of a year. It is back, at least temporarily. It is a glorious look at the early recordings of one of the true honky tonk singers. “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today”, “Hank Williams You Wrote My Life”, “Bandy the Rodeo Clown” & all the classics...20 in all make this a must.
Suzy Bogguss “American Folk Songbook” $28
Suzy Bogguss/Gretchen Peters/ Matreca Berg “Live at Green’s Grocery” DVD $28
Suzy sings the Burl Ives’ songbook?. Well not quite! Some of my favourite songs from singers such as Linda Ronstadt (to whom Suzy is probably best comparable) were folk standards such as “I Ride an Old Paint” and “I Never Will Marry”, as the unadorned arrangements give them full reign voice wise. With Suzy it works a treat. The oldest is most likely “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” which dates back to the American Revolution. She also does a Carter Family (“Wildwood Flower”), a Stephen Foster (“Beautiful Dreamer”) and a couple of Woody Guthries. It wouldn’t be complete without a murder ballad or two and “Banks of the Ohio” is sung superbly. 17 tracks in all.
The Dvd is recorded “in the round” style where the singers exchange songs and tell a few tales as well. Suzy features “Outbound Plane” , Matreca, “Strawberry Wine” ( a big hit for Deanna Carter) and Gretchen does “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” (a hit for Patty Loveless). The dvd has 11 songs in all and runs for over an hour.
International Submarine Band & Jon Corneal “Back at Home” & “The Orange Blossom Special” 2 0n 1 $30 The International Submarine Band of course was the place where Gram Parsons first came to light as a major country rock superstar. Corneal headed the group on their post Gram outing, “Back at Home”. Stylistically he is similar and there are some classics on the second album. Most notably “Honky Tonk Life”. Classic country theme in which the singer points out all aspects of his life which he is going to change, but you know it ain’t a gonna happen. 68 minutes all up.
Ray Wylie Hubbard “And the Cowboy Twinkies” $25 Whilst usually lumped as a Jerry Jeff spinoff (at least in his early days) Ray Wylie has a place in Texas country music based on this album. It has a delightful country song amongst the outlaw style material. That is “”He’s the One (Who made Me Number 2), ” which was covered by Australian girl Jane Saunders on her first album. First time on cd. Fans of Guy Clark will also find this a must.
Cornell Hurd Band “Big State Long Road”$28 Cornell is a wonderful live artist, funny, irreverent and with a great bank of ruffians who are tight as they can be. This focuses on Cornell the writer, who is responsible for all 17. Many have a humorous edge. If you are a serious person, avoid Cornell. I have always said the Cornell Hurd band is like a less serious Asleep at the Wheel. They are regulars at prime Austin venues, Broken Spoke & Jovitas where Cornell is the multi award winner of the best live performer award.
Merle Haggard “That’s the Way Love Goes”/ “It’s All in the Game” 2 on 1 $30 I loved Merle’s Epic label recordings. They were on cd but they were deleted and went for big bucks. Now, arguably the best of his Epic albums, “It’s All in the Game”, with the excellent “”That’s the Way Love Goes” are issued on the one. The latter contained his only Grammy winner, the Lefty Frizzell, Whitey Shafer title song. “It’s All in the Game” is the gem. It starts with the jaunty “Let’s Chase Each Other Round the Room Tonight” and is followed by the first of two great duets with Janie Fricke, “A Place to Fall Apart”. The other, “Natural High” is just as good. They have such a great connection you’d wish for a full album. Freddy Power’s “This Little Hotel Room” is so s o like Randy Travis’ song “No Place Like Home” that I wonder if Freddy sued. “All I Want to Do IS Sing My Song” is a reflective little number and to add to the seemingly endless variety he does a great take on “Thank Heavens for Little Girls”. Two great albums but the second of the two is one of me 3 favourite Haggard albums, and darn isn’t there a lot to pick from!!
George Jones “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”/ “Wine Coloured Roses” 2 on 1 $30 Two more incredibly rare albums that were around in the early days of cd but not for long. The title track of the first meant a lot back then but means ten times more nowadays. Great duet with Lynn Anderson on “If You Can Touch Her at All”. The second album features a great duet with Patti Page on “You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine” which was done by John Anderson as “She Never Looked That Good When She was Mine”. Includes old faves such as “Ol’ Frank” and “The Corvette Song”. Most of the tracks are not on other albums s great albums they are, there is very little hit content.
Merle Haggard “Land of Many Churches” $30 Out of print for many years and now remastered and reissued on BGO, UK. 24 gospel tracks recorded at several locations with some featuring Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Bonnie Owens is featured on 2 tracks, “Turn Your Radio On” and “Where Could I Go”. Some less known numbers are included and you are almost there!!
Jessi Colter “I’m Jessi Colter/ Jessi/ Diamond in the Rough” 3 on 2 $30 Recently Manly Rugby League media manager Peter Peters was sacked for caliing a journalist a “good sort”. Well, he may have been in a similar position if he had met Jessi as she is a stunner. Very little of Jessi’s work has been on cd so this release is very timely, These were originally on Capitol. The first contains her biggest hit, “I’m Not Lisa” (A US top 5 pop hit as well as a country #1) but also her best known and most covered song, “Storms Never Last”. She continued to record mainly her own songs and although Waylon co--produced he tended to let Jessi have the spotlight. Great to have.
Mickey Newbury “An American Trilogy” 4cds $55
1)Looks Like Rain 2)Frisco Mabel Joy 3)Heaven Help the Child 4)Rare & previously unreleased songs. Nice compact box which has 24 page booklet and boasts remastered sound from original recording source. The rarities disc features demo versions plus previously unissued radio performances. With most of his recordings being out of print and previously being handled by family members, who did not really do a good job (or any job I am told) this will be welcome.
Anthony Wilson “My Friend The Jukebox” $28 (review courtesy of the Swedish Cowboy). All songs are very good covers, the singer has a mature nice voice and the backing and the backing band is the usual Heart of Texas players with Jim Loessberg producing, engineering and mastering. He also plays steel guitar and drums. In other words this is exactly my style. 12 songs. Very much for fans of the likes of George Jones & Johnny Paycheck.
Will Banister “Turned Her on to Country” $28 Another new artist which received Country Music People magazines “Album of the Month”. Al loriginals and very much in a traditional style. Kind of like major label stuff of the early 90s when everything was grand.
George Jones “Country Church Time / More songs of Depression & Despair” $30 This is a rather unusual collection. It is a straight reissue of his first Mercury album, augmented by another 12 tracks loosely titled “More Songs of Depression & Despair”. The early gospel album mainly stays free from the standards and varies from sombre to upbeat clap hands style. Despite the title the second half of the collection is mainly honky tonk.
OTHERS ON HAND
1.Billy Yates “Just Be You” $25 one of Nashville’s finest
2.Laura Cantrell “Kitty Wells Dresses/ Songs of the Queen of Country Music” $25 Great style and comparisons to teh likes of Amber Digby are certainly not far wrong,
3. Amber Digby Live at Swiss Alp Hall $28 Speak of the devil! Amber’s live album shows what a wonderful entertainer as well as singer she is. 26 tracks and a tad under 80 minutes. Several duets with Justin Trevino and her band, led by husband Randy Lindley is superb. Het best album. Wonderful!
4. Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent “Your Money & My Good Looks” $28 One of the best with one of the best. Superb country duet cd.
5. Kitty Wells “Country Hit Parade/ Winner of Your Heart” $30 Two great Kitty Wells albums on the one cd
6.Wilburn Brothers “In Harmony” box set $45 3 cds containing the following albums plus bonus tracks (52 tracks all up):
7. George Jones “Ragged But Right: The Starday Years Plus” $40 3cds and 86 tracks.
8. Rick Trevino In My Dreams/ Whole Town Blue $25
9. Josh Turner Live at the Ryman $30 Only 2 copies left. This was a Cracker Barrel Store exclusive but is not out of print. This deep voiced country singer expands his album material with exceptional Haggard cover.
10.W C Edgar “Old School Survivor” $28 Old scholl honky tonk and well in line for album of the year. Do Not miss it!!
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed “Me & Jerry Me & Chet” $30 Two albums on
1. Great fun had by both
13. Georgette Jones “Slightly Used Woman” $28 Her first
14. Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Tell My Sisters” 2cds remastered Warner Brothers albums + more. 45 tracks
13. Wanda Jackson “Love Me Forever/ Blues in My Heart” $30 two Capitol label country albums on the one.
14. Webb Pierce “Fallen Angel/ Cross Country” 2 Decca albums on the one cd. Not on the Bear Family box set. $30
15. Johnny Rodriguez “Introducing/ All I ever Meant to do was Sing” $30 Great honky tonk style on his early Mercury albums.
16. Kenny Seratt” Best Volume 1” $28 One of the best singers in the Lefty Frizzell/Haggard style who is criminally largely unknown. Of course not to Y & T readers.
17. Lonnie Spiker “Coming to a Honky tonk Near You” $28 Hard country Jones/ Paycheck style!!
18. Mel Street “Mel Steet / Country soul” His two Polydor albums on the one cd. One of the best ever. $30
19. Gene Watson “Memories to Burn/ Starting New Memories” $30
Two epics on Epic including “Carmen”!! What a ainger.
20. Merle Haggard “Out Among the Stars/ A Friend in California” Two of Haggard’s hard to get gems on the one cd.
21. Cal Smith “ My Kind of Country / I Just Came Home to Count the memories” $30 Two of Cal’s hard to get albums on the one.
DUE SOON ....VERY SOON.
John Prine “ The Singing Mailman Delivers” 2cds $28 This is something that fans of the great man will want the second that it lobs in and I will be first in line. John’s first album came out on Atlantic in 1971. This predates that album and features demo performances of John as well as early live performances of many of the songs that would appear on his early albums. Some are in their formative versions. “Sam Stone” is perhaps the greatest story of a soldier’s inability to re-adapt to civilian life and it appears here as “Great Society Conflict Veteran’s Blues”. It includes an unreleased song “A Smile, A Jewel and a Hoax” as well as a Hank Williams’ medley on the live cd. Prine was already a local star in Chicago. “Star” may not be the correct word but he had a loyal following and was playing 3 nights a week whilst delivering mail during the day. It will be in before the end of the month. Don’t miss it.
Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer “Live at Swiss Alp Hall” DVD $30
Finally in at the production company. Will be here before the end of the month. It has been so long coming but I am sure the wait will be worth it. Amber sings with such a great passion that it will translate even better when watching. It has been such a long time coming that I would ask those who have ordered it previously to re-order. All good things come to those who wait.
BEAR FAMILY UPDATE
Brenda Lee Rocks $32 Pound for pound may be the most boisterous female vocalist of all time. Her debut single featured as its a side “Jambalaya” a wild country take on the Hank William’s classic but it was the b-side “Bigelow 6-200” that saw her gain status as a rockabilly legend. Driven by the wild guitar of Grady Martin it was hard to believe she was only 11. 36 tracks includes her wonderful seasonal “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, one of the most popular standards of all time.
Eddy Arnold “Tears Broke Out on Me” $32
Most of the tracks on this never even appeared on lp and six songs have been completely unissued until this set which contains 33 tracks and has a running time just a tad under 80 minutes. One of the unissued songs is “Rhinestones”, which was also recorded (excellently) by Faron Young. It is great to hear Eddy’s version. Better still is “Worst Night of My Life”. A great unissued version, this is even better than the hit version. Many songs are heard in stereo for the first time. The backing is superb. Chet Atkins is often the session leader but so were Hank Garland and Grady Martin. These are classics of the Nashville Sound Era. All country and sounding superb. They are NOT on the Bear Family boxes. Only 6 were on his lps even.
Little Richard “Rocks” $32 31 tracks of some of the most intense and influential rock and roll of all time from the eccentric Richard Penniman. Earliest tracks date from 1951 and 1953 “Little Richard Boogie” highlights his piano pounding. His 1955-58 period saw an amazing number of hits, mostly originals and oft-covered, with Richard’s own being the defining versions.
Johnny Tillotson “The Outtakes” 2cds $58
Anyone who had the Johnny Tillotson cd on Ace, “All the Early Hits & More” would have been knocked out by a bonus track included at the end. It was “Poetry in Motion” and in it Johnny cracks up after the spectacular sax intro of Boot Randolph. So good was it that a set of outtakes and alternate versions would have great appeal and we are not disappointed. The two cds and 60 page book are housed in a box resembling an old recording tape box. 58 tracks with the earlier having a slightly more pop leaning to his later more country oriented tracks. His version of “Lonesome Town”, a big hit for Ricky Nelson, is every bit as good, if not better, a great . Similarly he recorded a great version of Willie’s
“Funny How Time Slips Away”. He also hit big with a version of “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On”. Many of the versions in this set are in stereo for the first time and sound like they were recorded yesterday.
Sonny Burns “A Real Cool Cat” $32 31 Starday tracks including some with George Jones. Seen by Starday as the bigger star and talent of the two, Sonny was plagued by an addiction to the bottle which ultimately ended his career and life. George Jones got his big break when Sonny failed to show to accompany him on “Why Baby Why” 36 tracks and 80 minutes.
Carl Story “Bluegrass, Gospel & Mountain Music 1952-1969” BOX set. 4cd + 112 page hard cover book. $180
Features Carl’s Mercury, Columbia and Starday recordings 134 tracks. Many of what became gospel standards had their earliest and definitive versions done by Carl Story. Interesting to hear “Mocking Banjo”, their take on Arthur Smith’s “Feudin’ Banjos” as Story’s version was that used as the model for “Duellin’ Banjos”, the unlikely hit from “Deliverance”. Features a book written by Colin Escott and has discography by bluegrass wiz Neil Rosenberg. Incidentally, the box features a great picture of a vintage record store. Highly rated with the best Monroe/Flatt & Scruggs & Stanley Brothers/
George & Earl “Better Stop Look & Listen” $32 29 trcaks recorded for MGM & Mercury. George McCormack & Earl Aycock are considered one of the classic 50s duo teams 40 page booklet, George was later leader of th Wagonmasters, Porter’s group. If classic duets of the Johnnie &Jack, Wilburns are for you, so is this, 100% guaranteed.
Bobby Lord “Everybodys Rockin’ But Me” $32 24 Columbia tracks which feature some great rockabilly..none better than “No More No More No More” and the title track. But he also covered straight country and had his own tv show. Perhaps he is known for singing the theme song to the Disney serial “Swamp Fox”, included here.
Stickbuddy Jamboree $32 30 tracks. 52 page booklet Recorded for Delta Records. Straight hillbilly recordings many previously unissued. Some great names...not necessarily known!! Includes Emmitt Hawkins, Country Cowboys, Marcellas “Mac” Quinn & His Dubs etc
“You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Previously Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942” $32 31 tracks and over 80 minutes with a very comprehensive 50 page booklet. The recordings were originally all done for Columbia under the auspices of Art Satherley and feature some of the giants such as Ocie Stockard, Roy Newman, Adolph Hofner & even Bob wills as well as 6 excellent tracks from Slim Harbert.
Prisonaires “Only Believe” $32
Johnny who?? No not Johnny Cash but Johnny Bragg, the lead vocalist of the Prisonaires, who were inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary and were the equal of the likes of The Platters. This cd has 11 tracks from a previously unissued concert recorded in 1961. The sound is great; certainly not a record company recording but fine sounding nonetheless. Gospel standards such as “In the Garden” and “SupperTime” are mixed with songs such as “Caldonia” and “Bony Moroney” (given a very eccentric reading). Of course Johnny Bragg’s original “Just Walkin’ in the Rain”, the song that was Johnnie Ray’s huge hit, is included and it is apparent internment has not hurt Johnny’s vocal chords one bit. The concert section even has a message from Warden Lynn Bomar which leads into another Johnny Bragg original “A Prisoner’s Prayer”. Also includes Johnny Bragg’s vocals as part of The Marigolds and the Solotones. One of the greatest singers ever. Who knows where his standing would have been had he not been imprisoned in 1943 at the age of 17.
Lee Emerson “Its so Easy” $32 35 tracks and 80 minutes. Maybe best known as writer of Marty Robbins’ huge hit “Ruby Ann” followed by the man shot dead by Sgt Barry Sadler he also recorded for Columbia and Mercury and the balance of tracks consist of songwriting demos.
Warner Mack Baby Squeeze Me $32 38 tracks including many previously unissued. Over 80 minutes plus a 44 page booklet. His impossible to get Decca Sides (6 singles=12 tracks) are augmented by 16 previously unissued Decca tracks as well as Top Rank And Delta. Backed by the “A”team; Grady Martin, Bob Moore, Owen Bradley etc,
Diddy Wah Diddy: It Ain’t a Town, Ain’t a City: Rock & Roll from Jackson Mississippi $32 Best known as the centre for civil rights movement this features tracks recorded by Delta Records in the late 50s. Includes 66 page book. Nicely presented a la Bear Family’s Canadian Rockabilly cds.
Others in stock
1)Girl Called Johnny Cash $32 One of the best ever Bear Family cds with singers singing songs about “other artists”. Highlight is 10 unreleased songs by the Lefty & Haggard like Stoney Edwards
2) Porter Wagoner Cold Hard Facts 6 of his classic RCA thematic albums on 3 cds $90. Compact quad fold digipak with 60 page book. One of Bear’s most essential.
3) Jerry Lee Lewis “Old Time Religion” $32 20 wonderful gospel songs from a previously unissued Mercury session. Classic performances are made even better with Jerry’s between song dialogue.
3) Shit Happens: $35 Yep, that is the correct title. Porter’s Skid Row Joe character is featured on the cover and includes a 68 page book with caricature illustrations of all the songs. The only place to get the only official release of Ferlin Husky’s “Drunken Driver”!
What more could you want. 25 great tracks that support the notion you sometimes can’t avoid having a bad day.
4)Ray Peterson “Tell Laura i Love Her” $32 31 track retrospective with great tracks such as “Corinna Corrina” and the melodramatic “Give Us Your Blessings” defining teen angst.
5) Sid King & Five Strings “Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 They used the title of Sid’s song to cover the series on Bear Family. Great hillbilly come rockabilly with Sid King (Erwin’s) lead vocals complimented by the bass vocals of fellow Stringer Mel Robinson. Great.
6) Lee Roy Van Dyke “Auctioneer” $32 Love the tv show “Bargain Hunt” especially the auctioneer with the broad Scottish accent who seems to be heavily influenced by Lee Roy’s great song. This is the original on Dot and also includes his wonderful rockabilly tracks such as “Leather Jacket”
7) Ronny Hawkins “Ballads of” 30 tracks including his big hit “Down in the Alley”. $32
8) Jack Scott “Rocks” $32 26 tracks
9) Jack Scott “Ballads of” $32 25 tracks
One of my favourite vocalists of all time (see “Capitol Collectors Series cd in the “Rarities Section”) with great voice and ability to be as adept at uptempo songs as ballads. Many tracks feature the delightfully eccentric of the Chantones, his wonderful Jordinaires style vocal group.
10) Roy Hall “Rocks” $32 27 hillbilly pounders from the man who created “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”. Great hillbilly singer.
11) Wanda Jackson “Ballads of “$32 Just 30 of the best country ballads you would ever hear.
12.) Eat to the Beat : Dirtiest of Them Dirty Blues $35 28 tracks which range from mildly suggestive to positively ribald. 90 page book. Very popular!!
BEAR FAMILY NOVEMBER RELEASES.
Some of these are going to be in tremendous demand so please order now. They are only charged when sent but to ensure everyone is catered for it would be appreciated if you could place your order. We will have these immediately they are released. Again please order now. We don’t want anyone to miss out!
a) George Jones “Heartbreak Hotel: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 George’s version of “Heartbreak Hotel” is a stunner and will knock your socks off if you haven’t heard it. It and “One Woman Man” (yes the Johnny Horton track which he re-did on the album of the same name) were released on the Dixie label and not under George’s name. I am not sure if they were released as “Thumper Jones”...his rockabilly alias..but I think they may have even been anonymous. This has 35 tracks on it. Over 82 minutes. Includes “tall Tall Trees”, later recorded by Alan Jackson, plus a song wriiten by the Big Bopper...”White Lightning”
b) Tommy Collins “Black Cat: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 30 tracks and 72 minutes from one of the legends of the Bakersfield sound, including his ultra rare first single, “Campus Boogie” as well as the classic almost rockabilly “Black Cat”.
c) Wynn Stewart “Come on:Gonna Shake this Shack Tonight” $32 May be the best of the co-creators of the Bakersfield Sound. Has 31 tracks and around 75 minutes, featuring his country boogie, and uptempo tracks often with a rockabilly bent. Has two duets with Jan Howard and Eddie Cochran even plays on one track. Highlighst are many but when you hear “Playboy” Wynn was in a class of his own. Even Buck never came close!!
d) Jim Ford “Demolition Expert Rare Acoustic demos” $32 I know at least 1 who will be awaiting this cd from a country soul legend. Features29 previously unissued acoustic recordings.
Country & Western Hit ParadeDim Lights, Tick Smoke & Hillbilly Music Music $35 ea. 1961 /1962/1963/1964/1965
Each features hard cover bound book with 72 pages as well as 80 minutes of classic country from each year. Each set has a highlighted bonus track, which wasn’t a hit per se but relates to the main set of songs
e) 1961 31 tracks (bonus: Gloria Lambert “Each Time I Hear Don’y Worry”...answer to Marty Robbins’ “Don’t Worry”
f) 1962 31 tracks (bonus: Lucky Starr “I’ve Been Everywhere”...of course written By Aussie Geoff Mack and a hit for Hank Snow, included here. An exceptional year with 2 of my faves being Rex Alan “Don’t Go Near the Indians” and Billy Walker’s “Charlie’s Shoes”.
g) 1963 32 tracks (bonus: Billy Grammer “I Wanna Go Home” answer to “Detroit City”...also included here.
h) 1964 31 tracks (bonus: Peter Lafarge “Ballad of Ira Hayes”. Includes Connie Smith’s first “Once a Day”)
i) 1965 31 tracks (bonus Leon Payne’s “Things Have Gone to Pieces”)
j) Chuck Berry “Rocks” $32 A case maybe of not what to include but what to leave out. But the result is 32 tracks and over 80 minutes by arguably the most influential rock and roller of them all. 52 page book. Would love to see someone do a full Chuck Berry covers album country style. I mean how great is Ernest tubb’s cover of Chuck’s “Thirty Days”. It is said Chuck’s “Johnny B Goode” guitar lick is the most imitated in rock & roll history.
k) *************Bill Anderson “The First 10 Years” 4 cds + large Hard Cover book $180***************
I expect this to be one of the most popular sets ever. 126 tracks and 5 ½ hours. It includes everything from Bill’s first 8 Decca Albums plus 7 singles and 3 completely unissued tracks as well as early TNT label singles. Bill has been very co-operative in making this available and given Bear Family full access to his private archives. He has released 12 early demos of some of his most enduring hit songs .Includes 5 early duets with Jan Howard including the number one “For Loving You” as well as his duet with Dolly Parton “If It’s All the Same to You”. Many of his country standards are included such as “City Lights”, “Bright Lights & Country Music”, “Once a Day” etc. A must for any true fan of country music.
l) Various:” Teenagers & Youth in Music 1951-1960 $32 The fifties was the era of the B Movie and a familiar theme was troubled youth. This features songs about teens and the 34 tracks feature both familiar (Nat King Cole “Too Young”/ Johnny Cash “Ballad of A Teenage Queen”/ Mark Dinning “Teen Angel”) to out and out rarities such as Juanita Rogers “A Teenager’s Letter of Promises” and Bob McFadden’s “The Beat Generation”
m) Slim Harpo “Rocks” $32 31 tracks Includes the much covered swamp rocker “Rainin’ in my Heart” (not to be confused with the similarly titled Buddy Holly Song) as well as “Shake Your Hips” and “I’m a King Bee”. 32 page book. Many feature his rocking harmonica.
These are all on non aligned labels. Most are out of print.
Nonaligned/independent means they are not on a major label. Over the years that has taken on a greater significance. Late 80s and early 90s the major labels were as strong as they ever were as far as country music goes. Great artists were everywhere. The Highwaymen were all on major labels...individually & collectively. Randy Travis was at the top of his game and new traditionalists abounded. Artists such as Ricky Van Shelton, George Jones, Dwight Yoakam etc were pumping out great albums. It didn’t matter that Merle Haggard wasn’t putting out many albums as there were so many strong alternatives. Artists such as Martin Delray, Bobbie Cryner, Suzy Bogguss, The McCarters, Scott McQuaig, Josh Logan etc were fabulous. Great voices and great songs and true to the traditions. But three things changed that. Well, 3 people anyway. Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus and Shania Twain. All of a sudden country music was big...bigger than big.
Garth’s self titled debut was a fine album and his second was eagerly awaited. But it was nary 30 seconds in that the rock guitars came smashing in. Whatever it was he had appeal. He began putting on shows using all manner of pyrotechnics and generally carrying on. People must have found it appealing. I went to his Sydney Show and found it self indulgent crap. But the appeal to the masses manifested itself in sales. It was apparent that less country sold more. The record companies and their many hangers-on began to see big bucks in what was previously a steady but nonetheless small part of their business.
Next came Cyrus. Cyrus the Virus. Or so it seems. His appeal was physical ; the song ridiculous but the single and the album began setting records that were amazing. It was the first ever single in Australia to go triple platinum and was a number one around the world. Ditto the album. It actually had some good songs on it, none better than “Where Am I Gonna Live”, which was surprisingly written by Cyrus himself and showed him to be something other than the mullet haired buffoon many branded him as. Hands up!!
Third was Shania Twain. She hit it big twice, firstly with “The Woman in Me” closely followed by the exponentially bigger “Come on Over”, which has the record of being the highest selling album ever by a female. That is ever! Her appeal was a mix of looks and catchy pop songs. I don’t think anyone in Australia knew she was branded with that “dreadful” term “country” in the USA.
But what followed saw the death of country music as we know it. “Murder on Music Row” was a song recorded by George Strait & Alan Jackson (written by Larry Cordle) and it accurately told the story. The stupidity of those involved in the Country Music Industry was such that they actually promoted the very thing that portrayed them as mental incompetents.
On the home front we had our first country music radio station in Sydney. 2SM was once Sydney’s best station and market leader. Its decreasing audience meant they needed to try something and they did; well they thought they did I guess. Charged with leadership was Mark Spurway and there was a big promotion at the Opera House. A nanosecond conversation after shaking Spurway’s hand (like a jellyfish) it was apparent that his knowledge of country music could be written on half a postage stamp. Their intentions were to market the station based on the words of US consultants, something “this” consultant accurately told him would not work. And guess what? It didn’t. Soon Spurway was on his bike and the format changed. I don’t think even they knew what it changed to, but in no time we were back to country again. First time round it was “Sydney’s Coolest Country”. The second it became “Sydney’s hottest country”. The honcho this time was Trevor Smith who had a strong history in rock music but alas his knowledge of country barely covered the second half of space on that postage stamp belonging to Spurway.
Sorry? Pitiful? All words that could be accurately used. But this small picture so reflected the big picture. Artists who weren’t instantly successful were dropped and looks became all important. Hell, where would Carl Butler have been if looks were all they depended on!!
Looks, catchy songs and rock and roll with 3 second fiddle solos to keep it country. Did it work? No. The result is that as far as charting country music goes, nothing, save perhaps the work of a couple of artists, is worth listening to.
Now, why this long preamble? Well, partially it is frustration. It is trying to get someone who is fixed in their ways to change. You won’t believe those who actually watch CMT with the aim of trying to find something good. I tell them they should go for the likes of Amber Digby, Miss Leslie, Justin Trevino etc but they say “I haven’t see them on CMT”. That is why they are good. They are not on CMT. Anyway for those who lament the lack of what there was at the beginning of the 90s then this list and the following “rarities” section are for you.
All great. All vetted. All a must. So please if you haven’t tried any of these then rest assured you will not be disappointed.
Abernathy, Mack Different Situations $18
Abernathy, Mack Fire on the Line $18
Allcorn, Joey All Alone Again $20
Allcorn, Joey Fifty Years Too Late $20
Allen, Lance Right About Now $18
Bella, Mike Big in Vegas $20
Bella, Mike Forever & Ever $20
Berry, Benny Things I Want to Sing About $20
Berry, Benny Give Me a Good Country Song $20
Blue, Arkey Best $20
Blue, Arkey There’s Still a Lot of country Music in Texas $20
Blue, Arkey True Blue $20
Booth, Tony he Other Side of Love $20
Burns, Brian Highways, Heartaches And Honky Tonk $20
Burns, Brian Angels & Outlaws $18
Burns, Brian Eagle & the Snake: Songs of Texians $18
Burns, Brian Border Radio $20
Burns, Brian Heavy Weather $18
Campbell, Scotty Damned If I Recall $20 Great!
Canfield, Clay The Commanche Sessions $18 Western flavour
Cartwright, Lionel Miles & Years $20
Casello, Chris Done Moved On $18 rockabilly & honky tonk
Christian, T Jae Old Porch Swing $20
Cook, Troy Jnr Introducing $18 (Mike Headrick produced. Now
leader of David Ball’s band.
Cowboys & Indians The Western Life $20
Dickinson, Kim Smokey Mountain Queen $18 (Headrick prod.)
Digby, Amber Music from the Honky Tonks $20
Doolin, Len Once in a Lifetime $18 Heartaches&HonkyTonks
Flores, Bobby Eleven Roses $20
Fowler, Kevin Beer, Bait& Ammo $20
Hand, James Shadows Where the Music Was $20
Hard Hat Dave And the Honky Tonk Knights $20
One of personal faves & a must if you like
Confederate Railroad & who doesn’t!!
Hatchet Honky Tonk Nightime Man $18 good.
Hay, Erin Honky tonk Heaven $20
Hay, Erin The Circle $20
Heybale Continental Club Live $15
Highfill, George Music Born in Bakersfield $18
Highfill, George George Arlis Highfill $22
Hisey, Scott Dead Man Walkin’ $18
Holiday, Jolie Lucky Enough $18
Hollister, Doug There Is a Time $18
Hooker, Jake You Had a Call $20
Hudgins, Lucas The World Left Is Mine $18
Hunter, Billy D Inside Out $15
Hunter, Billy D Country souvenirs $15
Hurd, Cornell Band Honky tonk Mayhem $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Live at the Broken Spoke $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Live at Jovitas $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Beyond the Purple Hills $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Bad Year for Love $18
Intveld, James Somewhere Down the Road $20
Jenkins, Jody Under a Texas Moon $20
Keeble, Billy Unchained Country $20
Kershaw, Sammy Business is Pleasure $20
Kimmel, Dan These Four walls $18
Lyda. Jacob Back in the Swing $20 (Mike Headrick. Tops)
McCall, Darrell Lily Dale $20
McCAll, Darrell/Johnny Bush Hot Texas Country $20
Manchaca, Carl That Song $18
Marshall, LLayne One Down One Left $20
Martin, Glynn Uncle Sam Mr Jukebox & My Ex Wife $20
Martin, Glynn Moving On with $20 a lot like Don Williams
Martin, Tony Stronger Than That $20 Haggard like
Mason, Michael For All Its Worth $18
Mills, Big John Honky Tonks & Neon Lights $20
Mizzell, Robert Place Beyond the Sun $18
Miss Leslie Between the Whiskey & the Wine $20
She sings like a female George Jones.
Morris, Lamar Walls of memories $18
Nichols, Joe Paul The Way It Was $20
Nichols, Joe Paul #20 $20
Nichols, Joe Paul How Big Is God $20 (gospel)
Nichols, Joe Paul Friends in High Places $20
Norris, Keith Along for the Ride $18
Nunn, Gary P Greatest Hits Vol 2 $20
Olsen, Troy Living in Your World $18
Oxford, Vernon 100% Country $20
Owens, Dave Everybody Loves Somebody $18
Pace, Paul Paul Pace $20
Papa Tops West Coast Turnaround GHVOL 2 $20 (truckin’)
Potter, Curtis Down in Texas Today $20
Potter, Curtis The Potter’s Touch $20
Potter/Booth/ McCall The Survivors $20 for Ray Price fans!
Reefer, Sean And Resin Valley Boys $20
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy $18 Western inspired
Roberts, Dan Cowhand dot com $18
Roddy, Ted Teartime $20
Sandefur, Brandon Walkin’ Backwards $18
Serratt, Kenny Best Vol 2 $20 for Haggard/ Lefty fans
Sims, Wade BigTomato Two Step $18
Spinks, Kelly Kelly Spinks $22
Stanley, Nathan My Kind of Country $18
Stone, R B American Music $20
Trevino, Justin The Scene of the Crying $20
Trevino, Justin Travelin’ Singin’ Man $20
Two Tons of Steel King os a One Horse Town $18
Warren, Van Daddy’s Fiddle $20
Watson, Aaron The Honky Tonk Kid $18
Wayne, Billy Tribute to Texas $18
Weems, Shayne The perfect Place $18
West, Elbert Livin’ the Life $18
White, James M Broken Spoke Legend $15
Williams, Leona Melted Down Memories $20
Williamson, John John Williamson $20
Williamson, John Whiskey & the Highway $20 Georgian artist
who has devised the genre honky tonk folk
Worley, Shane Shotgun House $20
Worley, Shane Rosie’s on a Roll $20
Worley, Shane Heartaches & Lies $20
Worley, Shane What’s Goin On $20
It is superfluous to use it here because they all are but if you see the abbreviation OOP in the rest of the newsletter it means OUT OF PRINT, in other words no longer available. These are very hard to find BUT most significantly all great. They are here because of that.
Ace in the Hole Band “Ace in the Hole Band” $25 Early nineties “solo” cd from George Strait’s touring band. Includes guets vocals by Mel Tillis & Darrell McCall.
Anthony, Rayburn Country Music Fan $40 Excellent 1993 cd on the Swedish CMC label with 22 tracks and recordings dating from late 60s through to the release. Includes a mix of Rayburn’s originals (19) and covers (3) which never seem overly familiar at all. Great vocalist and participants include Melba Montgomery.
Atkins, Chet/Jerry Reed Sneakin’ Around $25 Great album that followed on Chet’s equally great effort with Mark Knopfler & earlier albums with Les Paul & Merle Travis. Lots of good time humour and some great guitar.
Axton, Hoyt “Spin of the Wheel” $25 Hoyt became known as an actor later in his career and this was his last album(1990) and is the best he ever did. Includes an unusual arrangement of “Heartbreak Hotel” written by his mother, Mae B Axton14 songs in all.
Ball, David David Ball $25 This was going to precede “Thinkin’ Problem” and in their wisdom RCA didn’t release it. A pity as it is very good with originals & covers. A must for David Ball fans, and isn’t that just about everyone??
Bandy,Moe Unquestionably one of the most popular artists we have ever sold. His “Honky Tonk Amnesia” cd is finally back in stock in the regular section after having been unavailable for best part of 12 months. His other cds are just about all out of print and we only have one copy of each of these, so it is a case of jump on or jump off…when you miss out.
Act Naturally $28 (1992 Intersound)
Following the Feeling $35 (Sony Australia) Australian record companies rate, in my book, as the worst in the world. So this was more a fluke release but great one.
Gospel Favourites $25 (1995 Intersound)
Hank Williams You Wrote My Life/ Cowboys Ain’t Supposed to Cry $45 (Koch 2003 2 on 1 out of print)
I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today/ It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman) $60 (Westside UK 2002) Was only out a very very short time as the label went broke. Try and find one….you won’t. First 2 albums
Many Mansions $30 (Curb) 1989
No Regrets $35 (Curb) 1988
Bellamy Brothers Rebels Without a Clue $30 Their MCA album from 1988 was their best with the title track, “Fountain of Middle Age”,“The Courthouse” & “Andy Griffith Show” being just some of the classics. This is perhaps the only album they made like this…where every track hits the mark. It has humour coupled with great music. A stunner.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $48
Berry, Benny Some Things Never Change $45
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Berry, Benny When the Trains Still Ran Through Dixie $40
Hawk Records from Northern Ireland was the company that released Oklahoman Benny’s first 4 albums. Everyone who was a Merle Haggard fan loved Benny. He had a similar timbre in his voice and was ably backed by a team led by Mike Headrick, a picture of whom is hung on the Swedish Cowboy’s wall and to whom the (highly religious) Swedish Cowboy says a prayer of thanks every night. Benny also is the recipient of our greatest EVER independent artist award. Others may disagree but they are entitled to be wrong. Every one of these is nothing less than brilliant, especially for fans of Merle Haggard. Note: The last newsletter had these in it as well but those copies went in an absolute thrice. These are one I was fortunate to acquire in very recent times.
Beverly Hillbillies Original TV Cast Album $28 (Columbia Legacy) The Beverly Hillbillies is without doubt the funniest tv show of its time and there are not many that could rate with it for all time. This sees the cast member’s singing a bunch of songs especially written for them. Of course Max Baer Jnr as Jethro Bodine stands unopposed as the favourite and not surprisingly the two tracks featuring Max/Jethro are the best. “A Long Talk With That Boy” and “Jethro’s a Powerful Man” are prime examples of Jethro’s wonderfully humorous idiocy.
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico $20 Extra special price. One of Chet’s last albums and one of Suzy’s best, if not the best. A must have. Highlight’s are many but personally can’t go past the fabulous Johnny Cash song “I Still Miss Someone” and Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”. Wonderful song with Chet showing why he is so revered, great guitar “Two Shades of Blue” may be better with a hint of accordion.
Boone, Larry Swingin’ Doors & Sawdust Floors $35 As good as it gets. A great songwriter & singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! This was his second cd and includes two songs written by Larry that are synonymous with other artists. “Beyond the Blue Neon” is of course the title song of George Starit’s best ever album whilst “Old Coyote Town” is a Don Williams’ specialty. Two great Texas songs (both originals)…the honky tonker ”Ten Times Texas” and “Under a Lone Star Moon” (the great ballad) complete this gem.
Boone, Larry “One Way to Go” $28 He had two albums on Columbia. This, his first is stunning. Great ballad oriented album with the highlight being the superb “It Wouldn’t Kill Me”, a Larry Boone original. But he shows himself as a great interpreter as well with a stunning version of “All I Have to Offer You IS Me”. Pure unadulterated country. A word of advice, avoid his following album on Columbia, “Get in Line”. This one however grab gleefully!!
Boxcar Willie Just Train Songs $38 Great singer but if you try & buy his albums you will find they all have the same songs on them This has 25 songs recorded specifically for this album. Great stuff. Appropriately on Gem Records. All songs have a railway theme if you hadn’t already guessed!!
Brown, Roger – Rodeo Boogie $35 Had a wonderful 5 tracker on MCA which had superstar written all over it but MCA never went on with it. This is his one full length album, a combination of swing a la Junior Brown I guess and honky tonk with a real Texas feel. Still hoping for another.
Browne, Jann Tell Me Why $25 1990 gem long OOP As well as being a cracker singer she is a great writer with the highlight being“Louisville”. Emmylou guests. Heather Myles fans would love this firecracker singer.
Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $25 Her 2 Curb albums (this and the one previous) were both crackers but she was and is a west coast artist with an affinity for the music of Buck Owens and I guess she was hard to promote out of Nashville. Emphatically great and Heather Myles fans would adore Jann.
Bruce, Ed “Best of Ed Bruce” Varese $48 One of the greatest singers and writers of his day. Perhaps best known as writer of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” he had 6 Top ten charting tracks plus one #1 in “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart ever Had”.. All the other Top 10s are here and there are 18 tracks in all. Only place you’ll find these.
Bush, Johnny “Texas Legend Series Vol 2 Greatest Hit 1968-1972” $50 This is a wonderful cd that has the best ever drinking song on it. The 24 tracks are from the RCA archives and Johnny is in superb voice. Johnny’s biggest ever hit was his top 10 version of Marty Robbins’ “You Gave Me a Mountain” and followed his version of Willie Nelson’s “Undo the Right”. BUT it is the hard core honky tonk that really scores. “Jim, Jack & Rose” is all about Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and sweet Gypsy Rose but it is on “Bottle Bottle” where Johnny hits his mark. Although recorded earlier by Jim Ed Brown, Johnny’s version is superior in every way and the song is so damn clever. You think he is singing to his girl but he is singing to the amber bottle. “Gasping for air I come up from your lips, amazed at the beauty at my finger tips, Awed by the softness and warmth of your touch…bottle Bottle…why do I live you so much!!
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Cartwright $25 Was nominated as one of 1989’s 3 best new artists along w. Clint Black and Garth Brooks. He loses absolutely nothing in comparison. Whilst a stunning songwriter Paul Overstreet’s “Like Father Like Son” is a knockout.
Cash, Tommy Let An Old Racehorse Run $28 12 track indie on Playback inc 2 duets with Jeannie C Riley, who we are told turned Tommy’s life around (along with the lord). Don’t you just love liner notes!!
Chesnutt, Mark “Doing My Country Thing” $45 this 10 track cd collects Chesnutt’s pre-MCA recordings for the Axbar label. This is now out of print, Chesnutt not only comes from Beaumont Texas, the home of George Jones, but also carries on the Jones’ tradition and is the best country vocalist of those who emerged in the 90s. This cd shows he hit the ground running. It is full of great honky tonk such as “Since I Drank My Way to Houston” and he also explores classic country themes in “Rodeo Cowboys”. Not to be missed if you have any of his MCA albums of which “Too Cold at Home” and “Longnecks & Short Stories” are the best…but they are all good.
Coe, David Allan 1990 Songs for Sale. $48 20 new original recordings (not re-recordings of hits...all new songs) was first on the DAC label. All great Coe songs such as “A Marriage Made in Heaven Went to Hell”, “The Devil was to Blame”, “Tennessee Waltz With Me” plus the great tale of luck “The Penny” etc. Easily up there with the best of Coe and impossible to get…what more??
Conlee, John Fellow Travellers (16th Avenue) $30 This gem had a short release as the label went out of business. Big voice of Conlee is unmistakeable and great songs on this Bud Logan produced album. I always reckon the song “Hopelessly Yours” is one of his best but don’t you think it would be even better if it was about a tropical disease. The theme of the song could be an old girl friend calling him and enquiring about how he is going to which he replies “Hopelessly, Yaws!.” Well, it was a thought anyway.
Conlee, John “Blue Highway” Pair Records $35 This compilation of MCA tracks has some hits including the wonderfully quirky “I Don’t Remember Loving You” and the title song but also has some great album tracks such as “Arthur & Alice” that are simply not available elsewhere, making it a must have item.
Crickets T-Shirt $30 Great late 80s album featuring Gordon Payne (a close compatriot of Waylon Jennings) on vocals & guitar with original Crickets alumni Jerry Allison and Joe Maudlin. Great commercial sound…in the sense it is catchy as well as being excellent. Don’t confuse that with the “commercial’ as used to describe today’s country music…which in reality is best described as brain dead. Highly sought due to the presence of Paul McCartney. Nice semi rockabilly meets country feel.
Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie Cryner $30 I always say this gem is the best album by a female we have ever had & (until Miss Leslie came along) the only time I have heard a female sing like George Jones. Very much like Melba Montgomery to these ears. Wonderfully produced by Carl Jackson, it also includes a great duet with Dwight Yoakam on the classic “I Don’t Care”, a classic for Webb Pierce. Still as good as it gets. No matter what the upper limit is this gets full marks.
Curless, Dick – The Drag ‘em off the Interstate Sock It To Em Hits of Dick Curless $38 Razor & Tie’s great 21 track best of highlighting the deep deep voice of the king of the truckers. Of course it includes his them song “Tombstone Every Mile” but I love the track from one of the all time great albums “Live at Wheeling Truck Driver’s Jamboree” and that is “Chick Inspector”. It also has the song “Outskirts of Town” from the same live album in which Dick cracks up at Curly Chalker’s wonderful steel guitar playing.
Curtis, Sonny The Elektra Years Volume 1 $35 14 tracks which appeared briefly on the UK Rollercoaster label. Highlight is the “Real Buddy Holly” story and I had to be pulled up over some factual errors I made last time so will tread cautiously. Sonny was a guitar player who occasionally played with Buddy Holly prior to his achieving fame and after Buddy was tragically killed fronted the Crickets. It came about because of factual errors made in the Buddy Holly movie starring the crazed Gary Busey. 14 tracks all up.
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. We also have a World Wide Music (Denmark)
Dalton, Lacy J – Survivor $40 This rates as her very best album which is really saying something given the overall quality. Her version of Guy Clark’s “Old Friends” ranks as one of the best recordings ever!!! “Hard Luck Ace” makes reference to both Waylon & Janis Joplin. A magical album. As good as it gets. Billy Joe Walker’s guitar playing on “Cold Friends” is stunning.
Dalton, Lacy J “Crazy Love” $35 This was the followup album to “Survivor” and ranks right up there with it. It includes the all time great song of parental love, “Little Boy Blue”. The title track is the Van Morrison classic.
Dalton, Lacy J “Anthology” $40 Renaissance Records 21 tracker which includes a mix of CBS and Universal/Capitol tracks. Her version of “Working Class Man” leaves that version by the raucous Scot singer for dead.
Davies, Gail – The Other Side of Love $30 of our favourites and certainly in the very top echelon of Nashville female writers and singers. Wrote 8 of the songs on the self produced apitol album. Vince Gill guests.
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $40 The spelling may be a bit out but 17 superb honky tonk tracks are as good as it can go. “Barroom Hall of Fame” may be the best Everybody loves this album.
Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $48 This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “Lillie’s White Lies” is the best album track on any album we have ever had. The fact the rest of the album is nothing less than great makes this a must have. Trivia: Martin’s real name is Mike Martin and he is a professional tennis coach. We still await his third album. Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Wood Newton perform at the Bluebird Café. It was one of their famous “in the round” songwriter’s nights and included Jerry Salley, who was very good but Wood absolutely stole the show. Not only did he do “Lillie’s White Lies” and put a wonderful spin on it, and also dedicated it to me(!) he also did the song which was a hit for David Ball, “Riding With Private Malone”. His preamble was so wonderfully filled with emotion that there was not a soul in the Bluebird who was not similarly touched. He is also a man of many talents. His photograph adorns the Townes Van Zandt “Flying Shoes” album cover. I am trying to talk him into releasing a cd with them on.
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man $25 Second of only 2 albums by a man whose real name is Mike Martin and is now a top tennis coach. Great deep voice and also a great guitar player. Stunning version of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets”. This should be in every collection.
Dillon, Dean I’ve Learned to Live $48 second of his Capitol albums. Impossible to find. Inc. his version of the song he wrote with Vern Gosdin, “Back in the Swing of Things” as well as “Changes Going On”which hit for Alabama. Still more, a great duet with Tanya Tucker. Terrific album. Very hard to get.
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande $38
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn $38
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone $38 Holly Dunn’s first 3 albums on the MTM label were definitely her best with the self titled one containing her biggest hit in “Daddy’s Hands”, the second “Cornerstone’ maybe her best with 2 stunning tracks in “Strangers again” & a delightful version of Jim Croce’s “Lovers’ Cross’ whilst the final MTM album had her delightful version of the title song “Across the Rio Grande” , also done by Reba, but Holly wins!! All 3 albums are delightful.
Eddy, Duane That Classic Twang $40
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s the Thang/ Songs of Our Heritage $40 Bear Family had the rights to the Jamie catalogue (Eddy’s original recording label) and these two are acknowledged as the best sounding Duane Eddy albums. The former features 15 songs in true stereo for the first time. Now out of print.,
Edwards, Stoney “Old Folks Stick Together” $35 Razor & Tie. A stunning compilation of his Capitol tracks including “A Two Dollar Tou”…the closest he ever got to a hit “Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Sou, his stunning take on “Mississippi You’ve Been on My Mind”l etc. What a voice! Lefty, Hag and Stoney!!
Edwards, Stoney Just For Old Times Sake $55 Stoney was part African American and part native American and sang with a Lefty Frizzell influenced voice that was the equal of that other Lefty influenced character…one Merle Haggard. This was his last album, sadly. But it was as good as his wonderful Capitol albums. Stunning and not a track undeserving of the highest accolades. Many of the songs were by the producer Billy Joe Kirk. The best news from last year was Bear Family’s “A Girl called Johnny Cash” which unveiled 10 previously unissued Stoney recordings. Just like a gift from heaven.
Flatt, Lester Anthology $45 2cds This was issued by RCA Japan and features 40 of Lester’s excellent immediately post Flatt & Scruggs work. As with most Japanese releases it was a once only run. If you want an alternate you have to go to the complete Bear Family box set.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Capitol Collectors Series” $38 Wonderful 29 tracker with great liner notes and sound quality. I have said it before, this series (ie Capitol Collectors) is all out of print but always represented the best sampling of an artists work. They have the ones you want to hear and also include stunning obscure tracks such as Ern’s take on an R & B number “I Don’t Know”.
Frickie, Janie Labor of Love $28 This 1989 CBS release was one of her best two with the highlight being stunning version of Steve Earle’s best song, “My Old Friend the Blues”. Ironically she didn’t have great success with this album but in essence her albums where she changed her name to the phonetic spelling (Frickie not Fricke)were by far her very best.
Frizzell, Lefty “That’s the Way Loves Goes:The Final Recordings of Lefty Frizzell” $45 We used to say you can also get these tracks on the Bear Family box set but that is also out of print. Lefty’s voice was in amazing shape here.
Hard to believe his original version of the standard “I Never Go Around Mirrors” never even made the Top 20. Also includes his original “That’s the Way Love Goes” which provided Merle Haggard with his only ever Grammy.
Gaddis, Ron Chip Off the Old Block $45 Ron was for many years the bandleader for George Jones and he was the guy who duetted with George on live versions of “No Show Jones”. He was also the first husband of Lorrie Morgan; now that is a lot of water under the bridge story. Obviously there was no lasting acrimony as Lorrie joins him on “All Day All Night Thing”, a great song. The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off the Wagon” features his former boss, The Possum himself and Porter Wagoner joins on “When the Shiny Silver Eagle meets the Great Speckled Bird”. As you might expect there is more than a little George Jones influence. Hard to believe this is Ron’s lone album, A superb one too.
George, Sonny Truckin’ Country $30 14 original song from a great deep voiced artist in a similar style to his classic live album(“Inside Tennessee State Women’s Prison”). A great cd. I have found Sonny has equal appeal to both country and rockabilly fans...somewhat like Junior Brown I guess. A new album would be well worth the wait.
Glaser, Tompall & the Glaser Brothers Best $30 The Collectors Choice label has been sold and the new owners immediately went about deleting everything including this 24 tracker which has wonderful track after wonderful track on it. One copy and can’t see myself getting again soon.
Gosdin, Vern Alone $35 This is the album which followed his majestic “Chiselled in Stone”. This is mainly ballads, that reflect the break up of a relationship, something of which Vern is said to have had a lot of practice, I guess that has had a lot to do with his continual promotion of young protégés! It may be the greatest crying in your beer album ever!!
Gosdin, Vern The Voice $38/35 His mid nineties album which showed there was still a lot of life in the old boy….maybe due to that ever present (and ever changing!!) protégé. The opening track “Chip Off the Chip of the Old Block” is a great career summary and has been done with great aplomb by Ron Gaddis. Equally great is the Vern co-write “Back in the Swing of Things”, which has been widely recorded but Vern’s version is probably the best…heck it is the best!! There are two versions of this, both the same except the original has the red (blood red of course!) cd case. The $35 is just standard jewel case. Grab the original if you can.
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words Never actually released. $20 has partial graphics.
Greene, Jack The Jolly Green Giant $38 20 MCA & Decca tracks long deleted. Only time the originals have been on cd. Inc. 3 duets with Jeannie Seely. This came out on the Edsel label out of the UK. Good notes by John Lomax III
Haggard, Merle Capitol Collectors Series $25 20 tracks.The best single cd of Merle at his best.As a guide the Capitol Collectors series of releases were simply the best sounding and compiled of any label,
Haggard, Merle His Greatest And Best $25 MCA collection which is very well compiled and features his great tribute to Tommy Collins, “Leonard”, one of his best ever songs IMO!
Haggard, Merle “I’m Always on a Mountain When I Fall” $55 This is the very rare long out of print cd version of his 1978 MCA album, the label he went to when he completed his tenure at Capitol. Includes the great Dave Kirby concert favourite, “There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang” plus an excellent song from his then new bride Leona Williamsm “Mama I’ve Got to Go to Memphis”. There is a small punch hole on the booklet.
Haggard, Merle “5:01 Blues” Epic $40 Last album for the label and never reissued, so don’t miss out, One of his best as well It probably also has his last top 10 single in “A Better Love Next Time’. As well he does a sterling job on the song associated with (but not written by) Don Gibson, “Sea of Heartache”. One of his best albums, 21 years old and only available here!!
Hardwick, Billy Too Country $25 A great singer and writer’s only album. Like Dean Dillon somewhat vocally and does a stunning version of Dillon’s “You Sure Got This Ol’ Redneck Feelin’ Blue”. For those of us hoping for a follow up album I think we can now stop holding out breath A+ Consistently rated in fans favourite cds. Apparently walked in the record company and they signed him on the spot.
Joni Hometown Girl $35 Joni’s original Capitol album. Very hard to get.
Joni has carved out a career for herself singing western oriented songs and
this hold sup remarkably well, perhaps as production by Jimmy Bowen and song
choice are both first class.
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up $25 Best ever female honky tonk album, with the best track being “Jones on the Jukebox”. Becky is the consummate show gal. Whilst known for her rompers the ballad “She Broke Her Promise” is superb as well. Originally on the MTM label
Homer & Jethro America’s Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro. $30 Great humour and equally fine musicianship. Apparently they were originally billed by their real names till some guy forgot who they were & on the spur of a moment said…”Here are Homer & Jethro” and it stuck. They created a niche with their parodying of hit songs which featured equally fine musicianship, especially Jethro Burns on mandolin 20 track on Razor & Tie. OOP
House, James James House $30 Debut album was well received in all quarters but didn’t do much chart wise…hence he only had a 2 album run on MCa plus an album later on Epic…believe me the MCA were better. Still sounds good especially the first single “Don’t Quit Me Now” and the upbeat “Lucinda”.
House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $35 His second MCA album was even better than his first self titled album & is very very hard to get.
Husky, Ferlin “Capitol Collectors Series” $40 Great 20 tracker and the only omission of note is “Drunken Driver’ but that was nore quirky than “hit” I guess. “Gone” is one of the all time classics as is “Wings of a Dove” and the great “Fallen Star” (that’s what you are!!). Maybe one day Bear Family will do a box.
Jackson, Stonewall & Friends A Tribute $35 23 track tribute with a virtual who’s who guests list…just to rattle off some: Grandpa Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, The Whites, Riders in the Sky, Hal Ketchum, John Conlee, Joe Diffie, Porter Wagoner, Paulette Carlson, Alison Krauss, Connie Smith…come to think of it may be easier to mention who is not there!!! Now out of print. Special mention to the track featuring Connie Smith, “Standing Invitation”…what a singer.
Jackson, Larry The Blue Highway $40 Hard to believe he only had two albums. The superb songs are matched by the superb production and voice. Not a honky tonk album but essentially one of losing in love and Larry sounds very convincing. The title track is a stopper. I have mentioned this before but speaking to someone who knew Larry, I enquired “Do you think he’ll have a third album”, to which the replied “Only if he wins the lottery, but now he can’t afford to buy a ticket!”
Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $45
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $40
Staggeringly great albums , the first on the wonderful Bob Grady label with production from Mike Headrick (I told you before 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, just above the cartons of pickled herrings) . 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. Stunning. His third “Lolene” is also featured in this newsletter and all three are a must.
Jenkins The Jenkins ****special****$22 Record companies are in general a brainless bunch as proved by the fact this album didn’t get a release. It is a gem and featured a mother & two daughters. Sound is superb with a reminder of the Judds & McCarters. On Capitol Records, this unreleased album was produced by Rodney Crowell.
.Jones, David Bridges $30 Was his only album and again hard to believe. Hard core honky tonk which features the fabulous Manuel Brothers, Abe & Joe, who of course toured with that Merle Haggard bloke. Unrelenting superb honky tonk highlighted by the upbeat “I Found a Honky tonk Angel” and the pseudo tearjerker “The Tears Outweigh the Whiskey”. As a guide this is how things happen in the independent world of country music. They bring out an album but it doesn’t get the exposure, I tried to tell somebody once that he was privileged to own a David Jones album because there simply weren’t many of them. Try as I might I could not convince him that Jones was not as well known as Merle Haggard or George Jones…”but he is as good”…no argument there…a classic case of “there but for the grace of God go I”.
Jones, George Friends in High Places $30 All duets including Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Vern Gosdin (wow!!), Buck Owens, Ricky Van Shelton and more, but hard to beat “IF I Could Bottle This Up” with Shelby Lynne.
Jones, George Wine Colored Roses $25 1986 album is very very hard to find on cd and includes classic Jones on “The Right Left Hand” q surprise duet with Patti Page.. “You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine” and “Ol’ Frank”. Now on a two fer cd (see recent releases, so reduced for those purists.
Jones, George Alone Again/Grand Tour $40 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.
Jones, George One Woman Man $35/$30 Personal favourite.“Place in the Country” is one of his best unknown songs. Right up there with “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” & with the delicious irony he only gets his wish when he is buried! Also includes his hit “Yabba Dabba Do” which is an amazing song about a guy getting tanked (something on which George had done a lot of research ) drinking out of an Elvis decanter of Jim Beam and from a Fred Flintstone glass, which previously held jelly beans. Now if you think that sounds bizarre you are right but George pulls it off. Because Hanna Barbera made Epic change the title to “The King Is Gone” I offer 2 copies…$35 with “Yabba Dabba Do” and $30 with “The King is Gone”….same song, just an enforced change of title on the latter. Again the purists copy is a little more.
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me $35 This was the last album he did for Epic & it may be his best. Superb songs & he is in absolutely wonderful voice. “Hell Stays Open All Night Long” is about a guy driven away from a relationship. “I Sleep Just Like a Baby” is wickedly witty with the refrain…”I wake Up every Hour & I Cry”. I thought George perhaps in the overall scheme of things has done too many novelty songs. Not so here…these are the wittiest of the lot.
Jones, George The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001 Radio Special $25 these are one offs and a must for fans of George, with conversations with the great man and the likes of Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley.
Jones, George The Battle/Memories of Us $35 Out of print two on one cd on Koch. Albums date from 1976 and 1975 respectively.
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years 2cds $50
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music $45 Two out of print albums both out of print with very little duplication. The second actually is chronologically the first with Starday recordings leading on to Mercury. There was a close link between the labels with both featuring George’s rawest hard core honky tonk. 22 tracks on “Don’t Stop the Music” and 48 on the double cd. Great Pappy Daily production.
Jones, George “Live at Dancetown” Ace Records UK Out of print $45 This classic 1965 album is superbly recorded and features the Jones Boys under Don Adams (not Maxwell Smart guy). It has George doing a wide variety of songs including a sensational version of his own “Window Up Above” as well as some eccentric things such as “Bony Maronie” which actually works very well. He does a stunning version of Melba Montgomery’s “We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds” with Do nAdama. But the dialogue is a real hoot as George declares “We are just gonna have a small liquor mission…I mean intermission”. Reckon he probably got it right the first time!!
Jones, George “She Thinks I Still Care: The United Artists Years” 2cds $35Long out of print Razor & Tie set. Only other place to get these tracks is on the Bear Family United Artists box. 40 tracks are on this including some with the glorious Melba Montgomery.
Jones, George &Melba Montgomery “Vintage Collection’ Capitol $58
This is a wonderful 20 tracker which can be found across 3 Bear Family box sets. This is the convenient way of getting these gems on this out of print masterpiece. Includes the unparalleled “We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds” and “Let’s Invite Them Over”, the only songs ever written about wife swapping…well one of the few anyway.
Jones, George Sings Like the Dickens $28 Out of print tribute to Little Jimmy on the Razor & Tie label
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home $22 Rare post O’Kanes album recorded on the Atlantic label.
Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain $18 (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 tracks. Advance cd with no graphics
Kemp, Wayne One Song at a Time $30 One of the best honky tonk writers is a shamefully under-recorded singer as well.
Kendalls 20 Favorites $38 The Kendalls made one album for Epic where they went and re-recorded their hits. The result was even better than the originals with the highlight being Royce’s lead on “Pittsburgh Stealers”.
Logan, Josh Somebody Paints the Wall $55 One off major label on Curb and released 1988. Find a copy now? Yeah, try it. A gem of an album which sees Josh as the embodiment of the spirit of Mel Street…has there ever been a better proponent of the cheating song…a staple of country music. Simply put NO! The title song is also covered by George Jones on the wonderful “You Oughtta Be Here With Me”…get them both…they are that good.
Logan, Josh Gentle Rain $40 Another unexpected and out of print honky tonk gem. Rather obscure label to begin with.
Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming: The Best’ razor & Tie $28 You would think this would be around for ever but it is not, Great sound on this Razor & tie gem and extremely well put together. The complete recordings on the Bear Family box is possibly the only better way to go.
Lyda, Jacob My Dreams Just Came True $38 1995 Bob Grady label
Lyda, Jacob Here We Go Again $35 1997 Bob Grady Label
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm $30 Country Discovery Records.
These are the first 3 records of this great singer. We have his fourth “Back in the Swing” for $20. He emerged as one of the bets 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 the lot. He is that good.
McCarters The Gift $30 Impossible to get debut.
McCarters Better Be Home Soon $20. Hard to believe they only ever had 2 albums. This billed as “Jennifer MCarter & the McCarters” features a stunning take on the Crowded House song. Has slight bluegrass leanings & great songs.
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy $35 As as ad precursor to the review, Mel passed away recently from cancer. There is no better song than “You Can’t Play the Blues in An Air conditioned Room”!!!!
McDaniel, Mel Country Pride $30 Great album on the defunct DPI label from 1991, and I believe the flast album of new material for Mel. Great album including Mae Axton’s “If I Live to Be A Hundred I’ll Die Young” and the fabulous “Annual Blount County Snuff Dipper’s Ball” Not a Tom T Hall song but sounds like it could be, doesn’t it.
McDaniel, Mel Now You’re Talking $38 1988 capitol album produced by Jerry Kennedy. All good songs including the top 10 “Real Good Feel Good Song” and one you will get the gist of by the title “Sunday Morning Preachers”. Very hard to get this one.
McEntire, Reba Oklahoma Girl 2cds 40 Mercury tracks.Double cd case with attractive slip sleeve & book $28 (on sale****) Her best & most country. Have one without slip case $20. Both the full 40 tracks. A far cry from today’s diva…this is real! So good in fact that I would defy anyone to readily pick the artist. This is how we like it. All I can say is what happened??
McQuaig, Scott Scott McQuaig $30 Haven’t given up hope of a second but won’t hold my breath. And whilst Scott wrote 5 songs on this album, all of which are great his version of “My Friend the Bottle” is as good as that other ode to the inanimate object, Johnny Bush’s version of “Bottle Bottle”. Certainly vintage George Strait fans will (pardon the pun), lap this up.
Mack, Bill “Radio’s Midnight Cowboy Sings His Songs” $45 Thiis is a very rare cd now. Bill Mack is an institution on Texas radio and is also a songwriter and singer of the highest order. His best known hit up until the 90s was “Drinking Champagne”, a hit for both Cal Smith &George Strait but then in the 90s a Texas teen called Lee Ann Rimes came along and recorded “Blue”, a song I instantly loathed as everyone who wouldn’t know what country music was told us how great it was. Lee Ann is still trying to pretend she is a country artist but I would suggest she have a decent feed as a more pressing priority. Bill does his own version of “Blue”, more specifically the late 50s original version is included. All the other songs are recorded for this cd which is a classic indie release.
Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $45 This along with the above Mel McDaniel cd was on the now defunct DPI label…now defunct is probably incorrect as it was defunct back then. Produced by James Stroud the amazing thing is that Mario was only 17 at the time. I still think about how this could be his only album. A 17 year old is so darn convincing when he sings honky tonk songs. How could that be.. I don’t know. Still as stunning and as perpelexing (in the sense of where is he now??) As a footnote I would compare him to Scotty McCreery, the winner of American Idol, who I predicted as the winner from his audition. As good as Scotty is, he will not match this album, given the nature of the type of music they record now. And it is superbly produced by James Stroud to boot.
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $30 Bob Grady Records Wonderful Merle Haggard inspired gem produced by Mike Headrick. Don’t miss out on this out of print gem, which is certainly not short on the honky tonk side of things.
Mata, Billy “Made in Texas” $35 This is the debut from San Antonio’s top country artist. Has a little Tex mex flavour and the track “If This Was Texas” is an all time favourite of both myself and the Cosmic Cowboy with perhaps the most compulsively catchy refrain you will ever hear. 14 tracks including some covers. Nice album on the BGM label….BG=Bill Green…we don’t have any of his but a fine artists in his own right.
Mellons, Ken “Sweet” $35 This was his third album and first for an independent. Very hard to get now and out of print. A superb voice; we always compared him to Vern Gosdin. His major label albusm were marred a little by the label’s insistence of putting radio friendly tracks on between the ballads. This is not necessary here and so is better again. His version of “Paint me Birmingham” outshone that of Tracy Lawrence whilst “Institutre of Honky tonks” shows he is a fien honky tonker as well.
Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” $28 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible fopr all tracks on this Epic label gem
Miller, Roger Best of Volume One: Country Tunesmith $48 This gem focusses on Roger’s own versions of songs that were hits for others. As such the 20 tracks are ultra rare & essential. They include “Tall TallTrees”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”, “Husbands & Wives”, “Half a Mind” etc. Not hits for Roger which makes it even better & rarer..
Miller, Roger Best Of Volume Two: King of the Road $30. Best single cd of his hits. Long OOP. Great companion to the previous cd.
Milsap, Ronnie “Night things” $35 Ronnie Milsap made his name as a
crossover artist. This album which was on cd for a very very short time proves
he could be as pure as it gets. In fact his version of “Borrowed Angel” is every bit
as good as that of Mel Street. I know it is hard to believe but true. Also includes a
gem from the pen of Hugh Moffatt, “Just in Case”. A classic country song. This is
one of the most pleasant surprise albums I have ever experienced.
Moffatt, Katy Greatest Show on Earth $22 Taken of the market a Ringling Bros objected to the title. Superb album & purists will need this version. It was later reissued as “Evangeline Hotel”. It features collaborations between Katy and Tom Russell...the perfect foils for each other.
Morgan, George Room Full of Roses: the George Morgan Collection Razor & Tie OOP $35Has a rare duet with Lorrie. Out of print 19 tracker on the Razor & Tie label and only alternate to the huge Bear Family box. Razor & Tie were a great label.
Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $28 Mixed her styles from big band to country. This is another in the great Capitol Collector series.
Mowrey, Dude “Honky Tonk” $30 Capitol Another early 90s album. Produced by Jimmy Bowen this albums is marked by the great songs. Highlight are two great songs by Curtis Wright, “Cowboys Don’t Cry” and “If I Ever Love Again”. Made one more album which is best left alone as much as this one should be grabbed.
Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $55 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. Have two copies with one autographed by Leon “To Ted”…you can be Ted by default. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed “Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.
Nelson, Willie A Horse Called Music $35
Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble $35
Nelson, Willie Promiseland $35
Nelson, Willie Island in the Sea $25
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $48 single cd
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $35 2cds
Four of Willie’s very best CBS albums. The former is one I remember selling to a customer who swore he never liked Willie, would never buy a Willie cd. Well guess what he bought this and changed his mind on the spot. “Nothing I Can Do About It now”, the jaunty opener from Beth Nielsen Chapmen and “If I Were a Painting” co written by Skip Ewing could not be more different style wise but are equally stunning. The following “Born for Trouble’ also starts out with a jaunty Beth Nielsen Chapman song “Ain’t necessarily So” and actually has none of Willie’s own songs on it. But they are a great bunch and there are two more by Neilsen-Chapman plus the super “I Don’t Have a Reason to Go to California Anymore” by Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns’. Promiseland features “Living in the Promiseland” the excellent David Lynn Jones’ song and Willie’s guitar playing is prominently featured throughout. “Island in the Sea” was on cd for a very short time.
As far as the IRS Tapes go, Willie had two versions out,…we have one of each. The first was a single cd that was offered only as a phone order. When CBS released it they made it a double cd…unnecessary as it fitted easily on one cd. BUT what they did change was the slogan on Willie’s t-shirt. Well they didn’t change it they airbrushed it away. The slogan was very appropriate considering Willie’s laid back persona; “Shit Happens”…so (shock horror) this may be considered the raunchy cover. BTW both versions are out of print. So the question is do you want “Shit Happens” or don’t you??
Newbury, Mickey An American Treasure $35 2cds This is a 2 disc audio biography that you might hear on a radio show, with a narrator describing, interviewing, and playing snippets of songs. Running time is well over 2 hours.
Newton-John, Olivia 48 Original Tracks 1971-75 $35 2cds This was Olivia’s country period. Some may scorn but I like it. You have to admire someone who took “Banks of the Ohio” a classic country murder ballad to the top of the charts. And as Benny Hill as Dickey Di-Do would say “Cuter than a crocus on a compost heap”.
Norma Jean Best of Norma Jean $48 The purists rate Norma as one of the greatest ever country singer and this album on Collectors choice is out of print. Actually most Collectors Choice albums will go that way as the label has been taken over and very few will stay in print. This was also listed in the last news and that copy went first day. We were very lucky to get one more.
O’Kanes O’Kanes $40
O’Kanes Tired of the Running $30
O’Kanes Imagine That $20 Superb duo of Jamie O’Hara & Keiran
Kane. Wonderful songs with a touch of bluegrass. The debut self titled is almost impossible to get.
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $30
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $30
Owens, Buck Act Naturally $40
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.
Oxford, David David Oxford $70 Note: This is a newly acquired copy. It was listed last newsletter but that copy sold immediately. Read the review as it appeared last time. The person who purchased the copy I had last time reckoned I underrated the album…..maybe true…it is that good.
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!!
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $30 His last hurrah, out of print
w. the highlight “I Can’t Quit Drinking”. Also issued as “I’m a Survivor” ($25)
Pennington,R/Buddy Emmons Swinging by Request $35
Going Out Swingin’ $35
Ray Pennington was honcho of Step One Records, a Nashville independent label which had a wonderful roster. He was also a fine Ray price inspired vocalist & as many steel players would say BuddyEmmons is the best ever. The Step One House band, so to speak, was none too shabby with Rob Hajacos on fiddle, Bobby All on acoustic guitar and Bunky Keels on piano. This has 21 tracks & Clinton Gregory is an excellent vocalist on 2 tracks. They are a mix of vocal & instrumentals, with “Little Brown Jug” featuring some extraordinary steel from
Mr Emmons. The second cd is equally great and includes Curtis Potter as a guest on 2 tracks. “Swing & Other Things” is a great 21 tracker which sources the songs from country, jazz & pop sources. The final cd is very rare but has a small sticker mark on the front cover.
Petty Booka “Fujiyama Mama” $28 Classic example of Japanese country at its best by Petty and her sister Booka who actually live in Hawaii so we get an Hawaiian feel to the album. There is a country side and a bluegrass side and highlight of the album may be their delicious version of the Junior Brown classic “My Baby Don’t Dance to Nothing But Ernest Tubb”. Halellujah!!
Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $60 This is Ray’s personal favourite of all the albums he made and why wouldn’t it be as he interprets 20 country classics Ray Price style, which means as good as you are ever gonna hear them Even then it is impossible not to go past his version of “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” as one of the greatest songs you have ever heard. The “Hall of Fame “ cd is actually new recordings so not sure how the name came about but the recordings are stunners all.
Price, Ray Happens to the Best $28 Pair 16 tracks that are certainly not the usual ones on a Ray price compilation cd.
Reeves, Del Silver Anniversary Album $30 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.
Reeves, Jim Live at the Opry $25 The Country Music Hall of Fame label and only time this 20 tracker has been on cd. Now out of print.
Reynolds, Lawrence “He Comes From Alabama” $35 The master of the lugubrious country George Jones inspired ballad. Yes, the same guy who had a pop his with “Jesus is a Soul Man’ 16 tracks. Take my word, if a George Jones fan and you pass this you really are not a George Jones fan.
Rich, Charlie Pictures & paintings $35 His wonderful last album on Warner Brothers is just as much jazz and blues as country. Shown with a lighted cigarette we wonder if it was perhaps lit with the same lighter he set fire to the envelope with when he announced John Denver as Male Vocalist of the year in the early 70s! Great album which sounds even better. Sadly he passed away soon after but at the very top of his game.
Ritter, Tex Capitol Collectors Series $38 25 tracks in this great series. Has all you need if you only want one disk! Blood on the Saddle/
Deck of Cards/ Hillbilly Heaven/ Just Beyond the Moon. Brilliant selections
Robertson, Kathy At the Cantina $38 guests including Bonnie Owens and Leona Williams who feature on “Leona”. Also has Chris Gaffney & Katy Moffatt & Rosie Flores & Big Sandy. Kathy first appeared on the Town South of Bakersfield cd. Her albums are next to impossible to find now. Always great.
Robertson, Kathy To Roy Nichols With Love $40 Guests include Merle Haggard, Katy Moffatt, James Intveld and Rick Shea. Great fun albums which are now out of print.
Rodriguez, Johnny Gracias $40 1988 Capitoil alum One of country music’s finest vocalist and his last major label album.
Rodriguez, Johnny Funny Things Happen to Lovin’ People Like Me $35 Rare 1995 indie. Graet song “Empty Arms Hotel”. 10 in all.
Rogers, Roy Tribute $30 Roy’s final hurrah was indeed a fitting one with great duets and Roy was in fine voice. He yodelled surprisingly well especially on the opening “That’s How the West was Swung” in which he was joined by the Kentucky Headhunters. Equally fine is “Little Joe the Wrangler” with Emmylou and another yodelling gem, “When Payday Rolls Around” with Ricky Van Sheltoin. This is the original trifold digipak version which is very attractive packaging.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 With Mike Headrick in charge you know this is going to be good and you are not disappointed. Curt is responsible for most songs including “Mirrors Don’t Lie’ which was also recorded by Gene Watson. But Curt’s own verision loses nothing in comparison.
Ryle, Curt Your Old Used to be $35 Great but hard to find 2nd. With many honky tonk gems this is as good as the previous. “Son of a Honky Tonk Woman”, “Bottom of the Fifth”…they are all great.
Sahm, Doug SDQ 98 $45 This is perhaps Doug’s best ever album; well certainly right up there with his “Return of Wayne Douglas”. Trouble is it wasn’t round for very long at all as the Watermelon label folded soon after this was released. Doug does a stunning version of the Tom Russell song “St Olav’s Gate”, a cajunish “Louis Riel” and a surprisingly straight “Ballad of Davy Crockett”. All with a rather understated feel which works wonderfully well.
Sanford, Arnold That’s Why I Sing This Way $60 Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 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.
Scott, Jack Capitol Collectors Series $38 Fabulous 23 tracker with a mix of upbeat and ballads. Even has 4 unreleased tracks. As far as the ballads go none is better than “What in the World’s Come Over You” and “Burning Bridges”. A very much underappreciated artist. Everyone should have this cd in their collection,.
Seals, Dan Rage On $25 Capitol This Capitol label cd is easily the late Dan Seals’ best album. The title track or rather “They Rage On” is a classic. “Five Generations of Rock Country Wilsons” was also covered by George Jones. Produced by Kyle Lehning.
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear $20 WB 1990 album Great traditional feel. She appears on the dvd of the Timejumpers and her solo career was probably curtailed by being a member of Vince Gill’s touring band for a while.
Seekers – “Capitol Collectors Series” $25 This is here for 2 reasons. The first is the sound. Despite being a US pressing the quality of this vastly exceeds anything that has ever been put out in Australia. Secondly the selection is beyond reproach, 25 tracks including several with added studio talk included. Also has Bruce Woodley’s co-write wit hPaul Simon…”Red Rubber Ball”, a hit for Bobby Vee among others.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” I Never Go Around Mirrors $35 10 tracker
by the writer of many of Lefty Frizzell hits who also sounds a lot like Lefty. He of course was responsible for the title song and does a top version of “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”. The rest are great honkytonkers that should be as well known as these two.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” So Good So Long $35 The opener “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”, written by Whitey is of course a classic but to me the jewel is “Heaven Was a Drink of Wine”, which was done superbly by Hank Cochran on an lp called “With a Little Help From My Friends”. Well friends, Whitey does even better. An absolute drinking song classic “…tonight I went to hell …and heaven was a drink of wine”. Can’t get better honky tonk singing than this.
Shearer, Charlie “Breakin’ Out” $30 A gem again with production by the very talented Curt Ryle and also wrote quite a few of the songs. So good in fact that Mike Headrick would be proud of this one!!
Simpson, Red The Man Behind the Badge/ Roll Truck Roll $30 Great UK two on one cd with two classic albums on one cd…the former has the original version of “Highway Patrol”, since covered of course by Junior Brown.
Sinatra, Nancy & Lee Hazelwood “Fairytales & Fantasies: The Best” Rhino Records OOP $60 This goes for a motza. All the duets from the somewhat dizzy duo. Lee’s deep voice was the perfect foil for Nancy especially on gems such as “Some Velvet Morning” and “Ladybird” both written by Lee, but of course their biggest was the oft covered, but never as well, “Jackson”.
Smith, Sammi Best $25 Now out of print. A book of Top 50 0country singles published about 6-7 years ago in Nashville rated Sammi’s “Help Me Make It through the Night” as the best ever country single.
Smith, Russell This Little Town $35Great solo album Amazing Rhythm Aces vocalist. All great and what a voice. The Cosmic Cowboy recently saw the Aces on tour and reports Russel lis stil las good as ever,
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 Great honky tonk with
rockabilly feel. Includes the original “Hank Drank”. Bound to be an only album, which is a shame. One fellow described how Bobby had a “slight” mental problem.. “he done climbed over the White House fence..he was gonna visit him a President”
Stanley, Ralph Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 2cds $38
Now out of print. This has 31 tracks..one cd of religious and one cd of non religious songs. Guest include Dwight Yoakam (on quite a few tracks), George Jones, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou, Bill Monroe etc.Great defining album.
Stevens, Ray I Never Made a Record I Didn’t Like $30 1988 MCA release. Ray Stevens hard to get album with the rather hilarious “The Day I Tried to Teach Charlene McKenzie being the highlight.
Swan, Billy Like Elvis Used to Do $30 A great album and as great concept. Billy takes 14 Elvis songs and does every one differently to how the King did them. Personal favourite is “Blue Moon of Kentucky” in which Billy merges “Blue Moon” with the Bill Monroe song. Very clever.
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $55 Fabulous indie. He has a classic country drawl deliver which is especially fabulous on “I Play Haggard”, a great song in which he uses titles of well known Haggard songs to spell out the message. He also can handle the uptempo songs such as the title song and wraps his voice wonderfully around Vern Gosdin’s “Baby That’s Cold”. Magic.
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $25 20 great Capitol tks including “Blackboard of My Heart”, which rarely pops up. Again, you can do worse than aspire to get every cd issued in this series.
Thompson, Hank Here’s to Country Music $25 hard to find mid 80s album on Step One produced by Ray Pennington & Curtis Potter. Some Calssics.
Thompson, Hank Songs for Rounders/ Dance Ranch $60 Out of print 2 fer on Koch. Firstly the only other way to get these albums is on the Hank Thompson Bear Family box. Secondly “Songs for Rounders” was one of the first country thematic albums that came out without as eye to the charts. That is how they did things in those days. These were all tunes of the honky tonk and are also superbly recorded. In fact this was country music’s first ever stereo album. Hank was a little daring recording “Cocaine Blues” before the likes of Johnny Cash… I mean it is a politically correct age!!As good now as ever. One of the greatest country albums ever. So i nefefct the great “Dance Ranch” album is a classic bonus!!
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $40 No, not Thommo, but a fine singer who was going to have the first album release on the Arista country label but the album never came out. Has a style reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton with a great deep voice. Does a superb version of “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, a hit for Reba, but Jeff wins hands down!! Equally grand is the wonderful “It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Love You Anymore”, with a superb lyric and the upbeat “Today is Elvis’ Birthday”.
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine. Second of only 2 is equally good. Gets away from Patsy influence. $25
Tubb, Ernest Live 1965 $28 OOP on Rhino 1965 was a vintage year for live recording and this captures ET at the Texas Troubadours at their absolute peak. His band included both Jack Greene & Cal Smith.
Wade, Norman For a Minute There $40
Wade, Norman Old Time Country Music $38
Wade, Norman Close Every Honky tonk $30
The indie champion of all time?? Pretty much. His “post Hank”, Hank Style is unbelievable. Hard core…everything else is for sissies. “I’ve Got Hank to Thank” says it al.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $28 Great compilation on Pair label (all original RCA recordings) Top selection includes “Rubber Room”. 20 tracks
Walker, Billy “Greatest Hits on Monument” $28 15 tracks which are onlty on this out of print Sony Special products cd. Great stuff from the Tall Texan.
Wall, Chris No Sweat $28 Great Texas artist’s album from way back in 1991, on the Tried & True label through Ryko, Great Texas honky tonk again everyone who hears…does like.
Wall, Chris Tainted Angel $30
Wall, Chris Cowboy Nation $28 Last chance…don’t miss out.
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”.
Wall, Chris Just Another Place $28 The Cosmic Cowboy reckons this one is his best.
Watson, Gene Back in the Fire $50 He only made 2 albums for Warner Brothers and this first one is in my opinion his best album. There are wonderful ballads such as “The Great Divide” one of the best vocals you will ever hear plus shuffling gems such as “Dreams of a Draemer” and the lively ‘Ain’t No Fun to be Alone in San Antone”. “The Jukebox Played Along” is taken at a slightly slower pace but is a gem also. Ten tracks and not one less than the highest standard.
Watson, Gene The Good Old days $30 Step One with a superb selection excellently produced by Ray Pennington who also contributed 4 Songs. Like all Step One releases this is out of print.
Watson, Gene In Other Words $40. This was a hard to get (even at the time) cd on the Broadland label. All10 songs are on this album only and include “Old Porch Swing”, “Class Reunion” (also done by Oak Ridge Boys & John Conlee) and the rather upbeat “She’s no Lady”
Watson, Gene Unchartered Mind $30 Step One gem, which includes Gene’s version of the Curt Ryle gem “Mirrors Don’t Lie”and if you don’t think Gene is one of the greatest ever country vocalists you will change your mind when you hear his version of “You Gave Me a Mountain”. Wow!!
Watson, Gene A Way to Survive $35 Step One This is perhaps the hardest to get of the excellent Step One cds. Includes some great new recordings of classics along with new songs. In the former department “Class reunion” is superb. Gene rings every bit of emotion from it.
Watson, Gene “Little By Little” $30 MCA Straight reissue of his 1983 MCA album. Best track is perhaps “Leavin’s Been Comin’ for a Long Long Time”. That is one of several songs written by Dave Kirby.
Wayne, Dallas & the Dimlights “Buckle Up Baby” Amigo Records $30
Dallas, the deep voiced honky tonk favourite was a resident in Finland for man years and despite being American worked with an all Finnish band in a very honky tonk style. All these are right up there with his excellent Hightone albums. Best track for mine “Crank the Hank”.
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $35. The album he had just finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row.
Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird $35 15 tracks not on his other albums. Augmented with some historical and rare clips.
Whitley, Keith Tribute $25 A gem put out by hisl label 5 or so years after he so tragically died. BUT for the Whitley fans it is not just other artists interpreting Whitley (all quite superbly I may add, especially Alan Jackson, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt) but also includes 4 great previously unissued Whitley songs including a superb duet with Lorrie Morgan on “I Just Want You”…..a must.
Wild Rose Listen to your Heart $28
Wild Rose Straight & narrow $28
Wild Rose Breaking New Ground $28 The three (of only 3) great albums by talented gal group led by Pam Gadd & Wanda Vick
Williams, Hank Rare Demos First to Last $25 CMF Just Hank & his guitar
Big Rig Hits Volume 1 1939-1969 $35 This is a superb cd, of course out of print put out by the Country Music Hall of fAme in association with Diesel Only Records. It starts with what is acknowledged as the firs ttrue truck driving song with Cliff Bruner’s “Truck Driver’s Blues”, which incidentally features Moon Mullican on vocals.Great & rare tracks galore. 20 all together. Love the Town Hall Party staple Doye O’Dell version of “Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves”. Extremely well compiled.
Heart of Texas Country $35 Great 21 tracker with all new songs recorded for this album. Great bunch includes Justin Trevino, Ron Williams (“Truckloads & Trainloads”), Leona Williams, Dave Kirby, Big Bill Lister etc.
Mamas Hungry Eyes Tribute to Merle Haggard with John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan etc $25 Vince’s version of “The Farmer’s Daughter” may be his best ever vocal.
Rig Rock Deluxe: A Musical Tribute to the American Truckdriver $30 On Diesel Only label…see “Truck Driver’s Boogie” below. 16 excellent tracks which team classic artists of yesteryear with their contemporaries. Hard to tell the differenece between Red Simpson an Junior Brown on “Nitro Express”. “Will there Be Big Rigs in Heaven” has a kind of ominous sound for Buck Owens. Love “Mama Was a Rock Papa Was a Rolling Stone” featuring BR549 & Kaye Adams. Great cd.
Town South of Bakersfield Volume 1 & 2 $28
The town they are referring to is of course Los Angeles and all the artists on this cd got their start playing in LA, mainly at the Palomino Club. Sadly the Pal as it was known closed in 1995 supposedly due to fire regulations which, having had the pleasure of being there once was probably true. It now apparently is a banquet hall specialising in Eastern cuisine. Was always a rather dodgy area. But through those doors came the greatest country artists and the last lot lose nothing in comparison to the greats. All the tracks on these are unique to this album. It is the unknowns that rule for me. Whilst Vol 1 has Jim Lauderdale, Jann Browne, Lucinda Williams, Jeffrey Steele etc it is Re Winkler (pronounced Ray Winkler) with Anne Harvey and Ree Van Vleck who rule on the Buck Owens song. “Mister Love”. Similarly Volume 2 boasts Dwight!, Billy Swan, Rosie Flores with Albert Lee, George Highfill etc it is the Eddys “Big Big Love” that rules.
Truck Drivers Boogie: Big Rig Hits 1939-1969 $35 Diesel Only Records through Koch….only collection embracing the history y of the truck driving song from the early “Truck Driver’s Blues” by Cliff Bruner with moon Mullican on vocals. Greats include Terry Fell (“Truck Drivin’ Man”), Dave Dudley, Del Reeves, Red Simpson, Kay Adams etc. Compiled in junction eith the Country Music Foundation.
White Country Blues 1926-1938 A Lighter Shade of Blue $30 2cds 48 tracks of white country blues starting with Frank Hutchison and including the Carlisle Brothers, Charlie Poole, Roy Acuff (with the great Clell Summey aka Cousin Jody on slide). Great notes.
CD BOX SETS
Roy Acuff “King of the Hillbillies” $28 4cds in jewel cases and slip box with 100 tracks. These are remastered from the Joe Bussard collection and represent his first 100 sides with great contributions on dobro and slide from Clell Sumney aka Cousin Jody.
Atkins, Chet “The Early Years 1946-1957” $30 5cds in jewel cases and slip cse. Whopping 159 tracks from the Joe Bussard collection. Includes notes & discography
Atkins, Chet “The RCA Years” RCA US $22 Hard to get now. Great intro with book in long style box.
Gene Autry “Sing Cowboy Sing:TheGene Autry Collection” Rhino 3cds $48
Nicely presented box, as are all of Rhino’s boxes. The book replicates many movie posters within its 64 colourful pages and features notes from Riders in the Sky leader Ranger Doug, also a major country music historian. 84 tracks which date from 1940 and many are from his Melody Ranch shows. This is long box style with separate book and cds. OOP.
Garth Brooks “The Limited Series” 5 cds + dvd sealed Capitol $45 Contains the albums Sevens/ Scarecrow/ Double Live plus a cd “The Lost Sessions” and a 90 minute + dvd. Also has 68 page book. This is long box style with separate book and cds.
Jimmy Buffett “Boats, Beaches, Bars And Ballads” 4cds + book $30 Great set. The box doesn’t have the paper inserts which keep the cds inplace but the 4cds and book are pristine. Real bargain. 72 tracks.
Glen Campbell “The Legacy 1961-2002” Capitol 4cds 80 tracks $58 This now out of print set is beautifully presented in long book format with excellent 36 page colour book. I would say he was underrated but only to those who didn’t really know him that well. To his legacy of fans he was certainly not underrated. His interpretations of Jimmy Webb songs did more for Jimmy Webb’s standing as a songwriter than anyone else.
Cash, Johnny “The Essential” This is the longbox style 3cd set from 1992 $25, issued as part of the Columbia Country Classics series. Only one small thing NO BOX, so just 3cds in jewel cases plus 32 page long book. Well compiled and doesn’t have the usual tracks...I mean where else would you get the great “Oney” followed by the equally great “One Piece at a Time”. 75 tracks in all.
Harry Chapin “Story of a Life” 3cd box Rhino $48 47 tracks which also features some alternate versions so as to appeal to the Cosmic Cowboys of the world who have all of Harry’s albums. Highlight for mine is the wonderful “Taxi’ and its sequel, which surprisingly is called “Sequel”. Great stuff.
Ray Charles “Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986” 4cds plus hard cover bound book. $80 Great packaging. The 4 jewel case cds and bound book fit in a solid box. 92 tracks. Very hard to get and out of print. Rhino have released many great sets and this is one of the best.
Charlie Daniels “The Roots Remain” 3cd box set Columbia $48 45 tracks in book style box form the master of southern country rock. “Devil Went Down to Georgia” is one of the most identifiable tracks of all time and Charlie’s style of redneck right-wingedness . Includes his great version of “Layla”.
Sandy Denny “Who Knows Where the time Goes” Hannibal 3cd + book $40 Nice 12 x 12” box/book featuring the best of Sandy Denny, ex Fairport Convention thrush. Greatest released and unreleased recordings, live recordings, outtakes and demos 1967-1977 43 tracks
Narvel Felts “Limited Club Edition” 2cds 44 tracks in long trifold box. Nice photos.
Flatt & Scruggs & Stanley Brothers “Selected Cuts 1952-1959” JSP 4cd box 100 tracks annotated with discography. 2cds of each
Vince Gill “These Days” 4cds 1)Workin on a Big Chill (the Rockin’ Record) 2)The Reason Why (the Groovy Record) 3)Some Things Never Get Old (The Country & Western Record) 4)Little Brother (The Acoustic Record). 43 tracks in all. $45 Autographed copy (on second press imitation cloth cover) $38 (not autographed but on first press real cloth cover.)
George Jones “Essential: The Spirit of Country Music” 2cds sealed long box style with book. Great set from 1994.
Merle Haggard “Untamed Hawk: The Early Recordings of Merle Haggard” BEAR FAMILY. 5cd + 52 pg 12”x12” book $110 As new and is there a better place to start?? Absolutely not!!
Merle Haggard “Down Every Road” 4cds + book Sealed Capitol $70 100 tracks 1962-1994. Great set in the long box style. Basically 3 cds of Capitol and a fourth cd of MCA & Epic label. Great book. Also unsealed copy $55
Haggard “The Original Outlaw” Time Life sealed 3cd set book style packaging
with great book $30.
Lots of rare photos. Excellent 60 tracks across all labels’ Same series as
George Jones & Stanley Bros.
Tom T Hall “Storyteller, Poet & Philosopher” 2cds Mercury $35 Excellently compiled 2cds 50 track. A couple of marks on box but book and cds pristine. 32 page book in long box style with cds on built in tray. Always liked the story of Tom Hall and the record company said that doesn’t sound quite right...lets chuck a “T” in there. OOP.
George Hamilton IV "To You & Yours from Me & Mine" 6cd + 88pg hard cover book BEAR FAMILY $120 believe this was the first Bear Family box to incorporate the hard cover book.. The contents are as new. Totally pristine but there are a few marks on the box which are symptomatic of it maybe having been dropped at some stage. The box itself is still very good but the book and cds are absolutely as new. George began his career on ABC singing pop oriented country and enjoyed considerable chart success. When he moved to RCA he developed a very engaging country style with tinges of folk. Though the album in which he went for the Bakersfield sound was truly great. 175 tracks. What a deal!!!
Emmylou Harris “Portraits” 3cds $48 out of print WB box with 24 page book and 61 tracks. Her best period for sure.
Emmylou Harris “ Songbird:Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems” 4cds + dvd Rhino $80 This is out of print, so don’t miss out. It is stunningly grand. 78 tracks including 12 previously unreleased plus a 200 page cloth both hard cover book. The book is one of 2..the other containing the cds & dvd. These go in a cloth covered slip case. Nice? It is a thousand times more than that. Remastered. We had 2 of these last newsletter and they went very very quickly. This is newly acquired but will be last one for a while. Seriously stunning. Don’t miss it. Again, this is the ONLY copy and it will be more IF and when we get another.
Sonny James "Young Love:Complete Recordings 1952-62" 6cds + 68pg bk BEAR FAMILY $120 Sonny James started out as a hillbilly singer and fiddler but found a niche as a pop country (or was it country pop) singer of the highest order whilst on the Capitol label. Loved all his stuff especially the great version oif the old song “The Cat Came Back”.
George Jones “The Hits Then ‘Til Now” Time Life 3cd book style box $30 Great presentation and 48 page book with essay by Colin Escott. Wonderful cross label collection. 60 tracks.
Judds “The Collection” 3cds 44 tks 32 pg book. In nice denim bound long book style box. $28
Loretta Lynn “Honky tonk Girl” MCA 3 cds book style. 70 tracks 48 pg book. Few minor marks on box. Book and cds as new.
Roger Miller “King of the Road” 3cd set Mercury 70 tracks plus comprehensive 36 page book in book style box. Truly a must have item as most of Roger’s catalog is out of print. I still probably think the cd in the rarities which has all of Roger’s self penned hits is the priority but this is extraordinary value. Have 3 copies 2 x $30 Cds and book fine but outer box has a few knocks. $48 like brand new. Essential...Gollly it is!
Bill Monroe “And the Bluegrass Boys 1945-1949”: 2 cds $22 Longbox style with 36 page book which gives a track by track rundown of each track. Apart from the first session this features his time with Flatt & Scruggs.
Bill Monroe “And the Bluegrass Boys 1950-58” JSP 4cds jewel case in outer box $30 97 tracks with notes, discography
Willie Nelson “Revolutions of Time..The Journey 1975-1993” 3cds 60 tracks from his time at Columbia $40. Nice 32 page book is interesting in that it mainly features quotes about Willie. Good one.
Willie Nelson “One Hell of a Ride” $50 4cds in book style long packaging. Excellent label spanning box with 100 page book and 100 tracks. Starts & ends with “When I Sang My Last Hillbilly Song”, the first recorded in 1954 and the second especially for this set in 2007.
Willie Nelson “The Complete Atlantic Sessions” $45 3cds + book in great leatherlook box. Consists of his 2 Atlantic albums “Shotgun Willie” (with 12 bonus tracks), “Phases & Stages” (with 10 bonus tracks) plus a third cd “Live at the Texas Opry House”. Willie’s guitar playing on the medley “Bloody Mary Morning/Take Me Back to Tulsa” has to be heard to be believed. Even after hearing it I don’t believe it!! Put out by Rhino this is now out of print. A stunner.
Buck Owens “The Collection” Rhino cds sealed $55 This is a must have item if you don’t want the Bear Family boxes. The 62 tracks over 3cds even include later duets with Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam & Ringo Starr. Of course all the Capitol classics are there too. Wonderful large book with mainly coloured photos. This is OUT OF PRINT so don’t miss it.
Dolly Parton “Original Album Classics” $35 5cds UK with “Just Because I’m a Woman”/Coat of Many Colours/ My Tennessee Mountain Home/ Jolene/ 9 to 5....well 4 classics + 9to5http://media.dailytelegraph.com.au/files/998138-dally-m-voting-updated.xls
Elvis Presley “Complete 50’s Masters” 5cds $45 Small box. 5 jewel case size. 5 cds in slip case. Sealed
Elvis Presley “Complete 50’s Masters” 5cds $60 Large style box with big book. Hard to get. Same musical content as first. Includes bonus stamps and more.
Elvis Presley “Today, Tomorrow & Forever” $55 4cds 100 track box that features entirely previously unreleased recordings covering the gamut of styles that the King Recorded under. Book Style hard cover. Track by track commentary. Includes a newly discovered duet with Ann Murray.
Elvis Presley “Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Essential 70s Masters” 5cds $58 Book style presentation. Including large book. 120 tracks Sealed. I consider his version of “Until It’s Time for You to Go” to be one of his very best of any era. Sealed.
Jim Reeves & Friends "Radio Days Vol 2" 4cd + 24 pg book $48 BEAR FAMILY The cds feature Jim along with guests on his radio show. These include Louvin Brothers, Faron Young, Carl Butler, a very young Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Dean, Jordanaires and of course Jim himself. 115 tracks. Cheap as chips!!
Charlie Rich "Lonely Weekend: The Sun Years 1958-1962" 3cd+44pg book $60 BEAR FAMILY You have to love Charlie Rich. He was one of the biggest cross genre stars. Country/Soul/Rock & Roll/ Blues/Jazz...and so he continued to the end of his career on the wonderful "Pictures & Paintings" album. This is the beginning of his career before his massive pop hits ("Behind Closed Doors" being the biggest). Always a bit of a rebel he is infamous for getting his cigarette lighter and burning the card announcing John Denver as male vocalist of the year. I'd have to say in retrospect a tad unkind as John Denver actually made some fine music. What, would you imagine, Charlie doing if having to announce the winner in 2011!! They’s have to call the Fire Department. This is as new. As with all Bear Family sets it is 12”x12” box & book.
Jimmie Rodgers “The Singing Brakeman” BEAR FAMILY $50 5cds (no book just box & cds) The complete recordings of this most influential artist. Couple of small marks on box but cds all in great shape.
Linda Ronstadt “Box Set” 4cd + Book. Long style box $60 Where do you put Linda Ronstadt?? Figuratively speaking that is as she has tried her hand at most styles of music but has done a lot of great country stuff, especially for Capitol. This has 86 tracks and around 5 hours. Very nice presentation and out of print.
Stanley Brothers “Definitive Collection 1947-1966” $30 3 cds Time Life Sealed. 60 tracks in book style bound box with book attached. The book is stunning with 40 page ultra glossy page book with many pictures in colour. These are very good sets. Time Life have license for a specific period and then have to delete them Great cross label collection.
Statler Brothers “Anniversary Celebration” 3cds longbox style with 36 pg book and 62 tracks $48 Great set with essay by Colin Escott.
George Strait “Strait Out of the Box” 4cds + 72 pg book $40 72 tracks of George at his best. Great set from 1995. This was George’s greatest period. A must have cd.
Mitchell Torok "Mexican Joe in the Caribbean" 4cd + 24 pg book BEAR FAMILY $60 Bear Family have not only produced box sets of the most famous artists they have also put out box sets for artists such as Mitchell Torok who wrote "Mexican Joe" a number one hit for Jim Reeves and also the much covered "Caribbean" which he himself hit the big time with. 111 tracks.
Ernest Tubb "Walking the Floor Over You" 8cd+ 40pg book BEAR FAMILY
$120 One of country music's biggest stars, The Texas Troubadour enjoyed a long career and this begins with his Jimmie Rodgers inspired recordings for Victor and then goes into his trademark honky tonk recordings on Decca. 12” x 12” box.
Tanya Tucker “Tanya Tucker” Capitol 4cd 58 tracks with 48 page book. Large book style set. $48 small saw mark on bottom indicating deletion. Now out of print. Includes a bunch of unreleased stuff, This 90s box featured Tanya’s Capitol recordings and they mark her best period for sure.
Conway Twitty “The Conway Twitty Collection” MCA 4cds 88 tracks 80 pg book in long box style $60. Great set as new. From 1994 and out of print.
Porter Wagoner "Thin Man from the West Plains" 4cd + 36 pg book $80 BEAR FAMILY One of the most enduring artists in the history of country music and one of the best. This is the first of the Porter sets on Bear Family and covers the period 1952-1962.12 x 12 book.
Hank Williams “Complete Recordings” 10cd + 2 books + postcards. $170. All as new. Small excellent repair job on one split seam of box. Great price for a great set.
Hank Williams Jnr “Living proof: The MGM Recordings 1963-1975” 3cds + 24 pg book $55 This 82 track set traces Hank’s development from the traditional artist through to his epic “Hank Williams & Friends” album which heralded his outlaw period. Great tracks abound. Long out of print. I have another copy with the 3cds and book but no box for $35
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys “Encore” 3cds box + book $48 40 pg book This is Bob’s Liberty recordings and was vastly superior to the Decca and Kapp which preceded it. It firstly marked a reunion with Tommy Duncan who proved to be still in fine voice and undoubtedly the finest vocalist Wills used. The arrangements were also fine. The first 2 cds represent these 1960 and 1961 sessions. They were actually the first stereo recordings of many of Wills’ songs. The set then jumps to the 70s when he recorded “For the Last Time” with Merle Haggard guesting on vocals. Sadly Wills’ own participation in that last set was minimal as he had suffered a stroke and is limited to a few of his famous hollers. One thing gets my goat, as I have mentioned before, and that is people who say I like Bob Wills’ music except for his hollers. I say...you don’t like Bob Wills’ music as it is such an intrinsic part of it. That aside these are 3 great cds with over 2 ½ hrs.
Wills, Bob & Texas Payboys “King of Western Swing: Complete Published Sides 1935-1940” 100 tracks $25 From the Joe Bussard collection. Includes notes & discography.
Tammy Wynette “Tears of Fire: The 25th Anniversary Collection” Columbia 3cds 24 pg book $45 Excellent 67 track set with 24 page book. Nice long box style with separate book.
Bear Family "Bristol Sessions: Big Bang of Country Music 1927-28" 5 cds + 120 pg hard cover book $160 (Regular $210) The recording trip made by Victor Records to Bristol, Tennessee in July-August 1927 was a defining moment in country music. Producer Ralph Peer found two acts that acquired national and international fame: Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. But more than a hundred other recordings were made at the Bristol sessions of 1927 and '28. There were ballad singers, street evangelists, string bands, gospel quartets, harmonica virtuosos, Holiness preachers, blues guitarists and rural storytellers. A snapshot of rural American music was caught in an era of rapid change: pictures of a past almost beyond recall, but preserved for ever in these magnificent recordings. The five CDs in this set gather every surviving recording from these sessions, including alternative takes. The accompanying 120-page, LP-sized hardcover book contains newly researched essays on the background to the sessions and on the individual artists, with many rare and unpublished photographs. Also included are complete song lyrics and a detailed discography, illustrated with reproductions of the original recording sheets. 123 tracks
Bear Family "Next Stop Is Vietnam:The War on Record" 13cds + 300+page book! $260 (regular $390) BEAR FAMILY This is 13cds + cd rom (14 discs in all...the cd rom contains the lyrics). The title is from Country Joe McDonald's wonderful Vietnam protest song, "I Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die-Rag", which elevated Joe's status in the music world when he acted as a filler at Woodstock. Joe provides some of the liner notes. Main notes are by Doug Bradley, Craig Werner, Lois Vietri and Hugo Keesing. Each of the individual tracks is extensively written about and fully relates how it fits in with the black time in history that was the Vietnam War. The songs are a cross genre selection but mainly country. I can find one notable absentee..."50,000 Names" a song by Jamie O'Hara (also covered by George Jones) which is extremely poignant but there are very few absentees overall. The presentation is stunning. There is an outer slip case with the contents being the massive 304 page 12x12" hardcover
book and another book containing the discs. Weighs aound 4 kgs!!
“Best of Broadside 1962-1998” Smithsonian Folkways. 5 cds with 89 tracks. One of the best ever presented boxes and a unique package. An outer slip case contains a ring bound book, around 160 pages. Each of the songs is given a separate entry with biography on the group and details of the tracks. Some of the artists in this set include Bob Dylan (both in his own right and under the alias of “Blind Boy Grunt”), Janis Ian (under her own name and appropriate alias “Blind Girl Grunt”), Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter Lafarge, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Richard Farina etc. Broadsides are classified as “topical songs” but may be called “protest songs”. Each entry includes song lyrics and discographical details. An essential set in my mind for anyone who likes any of the artists mentioned above
$50 A few marks on outer slip box or
$60 Outer box as new Both inner books as new.
Bullet Records Story 3cds $35 First independent label in Nashville during the late 40s. This featured a mix of blues and country. Small Proper size box with just under 3 hrs. Includes booklet,
“From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music” WB 3cds out of print $45 Styled to resemble a paperback novel. It begins with the early stringband era, including selections from the original Grand Ole Opry Star, Deford Bailey. Nice book. Progresses through to Charley Pride, Big Al Downing, Stoney Edwards, OB McClinton etc.
“Respect: A Century of Women in Music” Rhino 5cds set with 90 pg book, and spectacular suede like box including postcards etc $60. There are country tracks scattered throughout. The five cds are as follows:
1)Broadway Blues & Truth (inc. Ethel Merman, Carter Family, Bessie Smith, Helen Kane, Fanny Brice, Aunty Molly Jackson etc)
2)Torch, Twang And Swing (Ella/Lena/Billie plus Etta James/ Patsy Montana/Patti Page/ Kitty Wells/ Coon Creek Girls/ Patsy Cline etc
3)Shoop Shoop, Motown Get Down Sister Peggy Lee, Wanda Jackson, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Supremes, Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee etc
4)Rock to Electric Shock Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou, Joan Baez, Joan Armatrading, Rickie Lee Jones, Loretta Lynn etc
5(Hip Hop, Pop & Passion Bangles, Kate Bush, Bonnie Raitt, Tori Amos etc
Richer Tradition: Country Blues & String Band Music 1923-1942: 100 Rare Sides remastered. $30 JSP 4cd box, notes + discography. 4 jewel case cds in outer box $
Rounder Records Story 4cds 87tks 96 pg book. $35 Excellent small size box with some blues, folk and jazz included with the mainly country & bluegrass set. Nicely presented.
Aerosmith “Pandora’s Box” 3cd Sony Legacy $38 Sealed long box style box set of the US rock group which features Steven Tyler of American Idol fame as the leader
Baez, Joan “Rare Live & Classic” 3cds 32 pg book longbox style.60 tracks, many unavailable elsewhere. $48 Includes her sining Leroy Van Dyke’s “The Auctionaeer” would you believe!!
Band & Friends “Last Waltz” Rhino 4cds + 80 pg book $45 54 tracks with a great cross section of artists from rock (Dylan, Van Morrison,Neil Young) through country (Emmylou Harris) to blues (Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield). This is the expanded version of the epic ‘retirement’ party for the Band.
Band “Across the Great Divide” 3cds 66 tracks 52 pg book $50. Nice rustic look to box and book. OOP Long style box
Beach Boys “Pet Sounds Sessions” 4cds 90 tracks 2 books $50 OOP. One all text 128 page small size. One large 40 pg. Nice cloth covered longbox style.
Bee Gees “Mythology” 4cds in book style cover 64 pg book $50 (with lots of artists talking about the Bee Gees contributions to music incl. Col Joye). Each cd featured one of the members...Barry (21 tks) Robin (21tks including “Saved by the Bell) Maurice (20 tracks) and tragic younger brother Andy gets the 4th cd with 19 tracks. Great set even if like me you hate their disco stuff. Still much more than enough to keep me happy.
Tony Bennett “Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett” $30 4cd with 87 tracks 64 page booklet Small size box and booklet. Was one of the first to score a pop hit with a Hank Williams song, a #1 for 6 weeks in 1951.
Berry,Chuck “The Chess Years” $50 Nice 12 x 12 box and book now OOP. All Chuck’s best & more.
James Brown “Star Time” 4cd $55 64 pg book. Long box style 71 tracks. Book and cds as new. Small mark or two on box
Chicago “Group Portrait” 4cds 63 tracks long box style 52 page book $48
Nat King Cole “Nat King Cole’ 4cds + 60 page book. 100 tracks. Longbox style $48
Sam Cooke With the Soul Stirrers “ Complete Specialty Recordings” 3cds $48 84 tracks featuring Sam Cooke on lead vocals singing in a purely gospel style. Many consider these early recordings to be his best work. Small style box with 3 jewel case cds and 36 page booklet.
Alice Cooper “Life & Times” Rhino 4cd box sealed 81 tracks 80 page book. $50 A must for Vince Furnier fans.
Crosby, Stills, Nash “Crosby Stills & Nash” $55 4cds 12x12 box with 36 page book featuring writings of former Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Chet Flippo and featuring a Family Tree from Pete Frame, noted compiler of same. 78 tracks. This is now out of print. It features group tracks (including C,S,N & Y) and solo tracks (including Stills in Manassas)
Sammy Davis “The Sammy Davis Story. Yes I Can!” Rhino 4cd box now OOP. Longbox style. 91 tracks 100pg book as new. Great set. $58
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Vol 1 $22
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Vol 2 $22
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Vol 4 $22
Each 4 cds in a bookstyle box, collecting songs Dylan played on his syndicated radio show. Each cd in each set runs just about 75 minutes i.e. around 5 hours per set with song titloes grouped under themes.
”Dylan” 3cds in attractive cloth bound box. $38 Cds still sealed. Includes 40 page book plus 10 card collector set covering various parts of his career. 51 tracks. Bob Dylan that is!!
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Return of the Manticore” 4cd + 36 page book in long box style set $48. ELP were the founders so to speak of the progressive rock movement in the UK. This is their best set. 40 tracks. Despite a heavy rock leaning they also did some nice acoustic ballads which highlighted the wonderful voice of Greg LAke
Dan Fogelberg “Portrait: The Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997” 4cds $60 Epic...very hard to get. Consists of cds in quadfold sleeve with separate 72 page book. The cds are fine but the spindles in the case are missing a few spokes so have to be careful cds can slip out. Keeping it all together is nice Rustic style slip case. Again, this is very hard to get.
Marvin Gaye “The Master 1961-1984” 89 tracks 4cd $40 Motown in nice book style box.
Jimi Hendrix “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” 4cds in velvet box, collecting all manner of unreleased and alternate tracks, plus 80 page book. Sealed $58 Out of print. Highly sought.
Janis Joplin “Janis” 3cds + 48 page book.$35 Book style tri fold cover 49 tracks by rock’s premier blues vocalist...of the female variety.
Janis Joplin “Box of Pearls” 5cd $45 4 of her original albums remastered with bonus tracks plus a 5th cd of rarities. Now, should I have put this in the “country” section? After all she was the one to hit biggest withg “Me & Bobby McGee”. No, I think this is the right spot!!
B B King “King of the Blues” MCA 4cd 72 pg book with fold out pages. Long box style 77 tracks 1949-1991 $50 Nice set.
Tom Lehrer “The Remains Of Tom Lehrer” 3cds + hard cover book. Rhino OOP Jewel case cds + book in solid box. 74 tracks $58 Tom Lehrer is till kicking but was America’s best satirist, apart from Stan Freberg...guess they are on par. The comments made by Lehrer in his songs are as pertinent today (and funny) as they were back then. This is very hard to get
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Lynyrd Skynyrd” $30 3cds, 47 tracks + 60 page box in new shape but like the Johnny Cash Essential 3cds no box. Great deal. Nice long style book.
Monthy Python Flying Circus “The Monty Python CD Collection” 6cds + 32 page book $60 The complete recordings Great but a few minor marks on box.
Moody Blues “Time Traveller” 5 cds $55 48 page book Nice book style box
Ozzie Osbourne “Prince of Darkness” 4cds + 60 page book $35. Book style cover 52 tracks
Charlie Patton “B D Blues” 2cds $25 Book cover style which features the artwork of Robert Crumb. 36 tracks
Frank Sinatra “Concepts” 16 cds + hardbound book $140 2000 issue with all Frank’s special albums in one box. Goes for minimum $250 0n Amazon. Not the small size box with the albums in it. This is the longbox style. Actually a clothbound slipoase with the book and two smaller wallets containing the cds. Spectacularly packaged. The 100 pagebook is also nicely bound. A must for collectors of the Chairman of the Board.
Frank Sinatra “The Voice: The Columbia Years 1943-1952” 4cd + book $45 96 tracks The set of recordings which preceded his tenure with Capitol Records shows him emerging from the band era to be arguably the greatest pop vocalist ever.
Mel Torme “Collection 1944-1985” Rhino OOP 4cd box 92 tracks large 64 pg book $55 Also is only place you will get his rare pop hit “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”.
Stevie Ray Vaughan “SRV” 3cd + dvd = book. Long book style. $48 Now out of print. The book has come adrift from the box but is otherwise in fine shape. Texas blues guitar superhero??? That is Stevie Ray. Includes some previously unreleased recordings from his second last show. One of the (too) many rock, pop and country singers to die in a small plane crash.
Velvet Underground “Peel slowly & See” 5cd 76 tracks longbox with real peelable banana on cover....well it isn’t a real banana but it is peelable in honour of the art of Andy Warhol which appeared on the original album cover.
Who “Thirty Years of Maximum R & B” 5 cds (regular 4cds + bonus cd) 68 page book. Long box style $50 99 tracks altogether.88 pg book $55 OOP
Stevie Wonder “At the Close of a Century” 4cds 70 tracks 96 page book
Sealed box on Motown label. A real bargain price.
American Comedy Box 1915-1994 Rhino 4cds 48 tracks $50 Unique 3D cover. Book is in form of a newspaper. Everything from Moran & Mack (“Two Black Crows”) through Abbott & Costello “Who’s on First” right up until Steven Wright & Robin Williams.
Atlantic R & B 1947-1974 8cds $90 Rhino Records set . 203 tracks on 8 jewel case cds in outer case decorated with the Atlantic logo. Hard to beat. Includes Clyde McPhatter, Coasters, Ray Charles, Lavern Baker, Ruth Brown, Wilson Pickett, Ben E King etc etc. Sealed.
Capitol Records Fiftieth anniversary 8cd box $55 Capitol USA Each cd is in a separate jewel case and each has its own theme. The cds al lslip into a solid cardboard box. Very nice. The details about the cds are as follows:
Chasing the Sun Greatest Songs of Summer $30 Time Life Last 2 copies. Is a great package in a box resembling an Esky. Inside are 3 cds + a dvd “Liquid Stage: The Lure of Surfing”. The first cd is a stunner with the best cd of surfing songs you could ever hear in great sound. Highlights are many but Jack Nitzsche’s “The Lonely Surfer” and other classics such as the Ventures “Walk Don’t Run”, Surfaris “Wipe Out” and the Astronauts “Baja” have never sounded this good. All originals. The other 2 similarly themed cds are just as good. 59 tracks.
“Doo Wop Box” Rhino sealed 4cds 101 tracks $60 OOP and hard to get. Includes large book..but as sealed not sure how many pages.
“Great Speeches of the Twentieth Century Rhino 4cd box $48 + book. The title says it all. You get Kennedy, Churchill, baseball etc. A long set. But the highlight, the indescribably brilliant moving highlight is Martin Luther king’s FULL version of his famous speech. The greatest speech ever given and then some. Everything else pales. It runs over 15 minutes and is eloquent and wonderful to hear. A pity we usually only just hear those famous 4 words...I Have a Dream.
“Have a Nice Decade: The &0s Pop Culture Box” $70 Rhino OOP and very hard to get. 7 cds 92 pg book 160 tracks which give an encapsulated history of the 70s
“Hotter in Hawaii:Early hits from a Unique Musical Style” 4cds JSP UK $25 104 tracks. 4 jewel case cds in slip jacket. Holy hilo this is great!!
“Monterey International Pop Festival June 16-17-18 1967” 4cds Rhino $50 This was the epic rock concert before Woodstock came along. This is the small cd box with of course Eric Burdon and the Animals. He was late rto sing about it is the song “Monterey’....well say no more. Great set,
Verve Story 1944-1994 58 tracks 4 cd 36pg book in small box. $30 All the vocal and instrumental greats from the landmark jazz label.
Woodstock Three Days of Peace and Music 25th Anniversary Collection 4cds expanded version $45, doubling the original 3lp/2cd edition. In 12 x 12 box with 24 page book.
PROPER BOXES $20 last copies of each.
4 cds with booklet 32-48pg some more some less and around 75 minutes per cd, or 5hrs per box
Acuff, Roy King of Country Music
Brown, Milton Daddy of Western Swing
Carter Family Country Folk
Crosby,Bing It’s Easy to Remember
Fitzgerald, Ella Dearly Beloved
Foley, Red Hillbilly Fever
Haley, Bill From Western Swing to Rock
Holiday, Billie The Lady Sings
Hoosier Hotshots Everybody Stomp
Jones, Spike Strictly for Music Lovers
Jordan, Louis Jivin’ with Jordan
Paul, Les & Mary Ford In Perfect Harmony
Poole, Charlie The Essential
Smith, Bessie Chattanooga Girl
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta The Original Soul Sister
Walker, T Bone The Original Source
Williams, Hank Hillbilly Hero
Blazing Bluegrass (feat. Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros,
Jimmy Skinner, Bailey Bros, Reno & Smiley etc)
Bluegrass Bonanza (feat. Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros, Flatt & Scruggs,
Delmore Bros, Uncle Dave Macon & many others)
Boppin’ Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly
Doughboys, Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing
Hittin’ on All Six: A History of the Jazz Guitar
Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys (these are 4 jewel case cds + book)
Roots of Bob Dylan (3cd+dvd)
Squeeze me: The Jazz & Swing Accordion Story
Steelin’ It: The Steel Guitar Story
Stompin’ Singers & Western Swingers: More from the Golden Years of
With My Little Ukulele in My Hand
“Baby Let’s Play House” Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him” Alanna Nash hardcover 684 pg $20 Rated as one of the best ever books on the King....and with all his conquests you’d expect a book this big!
“Behind the Grand Ol Opry Curtain” Tales of Romance & Tragedy” Robert K Oermann 403 ph hardcover $28 Oermann is probably Nashville’s foremost writers and this collections of short stories & anecdotes is entrancing. Put it down (if you can) and read it at leisure. Probably the best book of its kind.
“Beth Lomax Hawes: A Memoir” 180 pg softcover $10 Biography of the sister of Alan Lomax and a member of America’s first family of field recording.
“Cash Sotheby’s Auctions Catalog” $60 This is a must for Cash fans and I can promise you chances of getting another of these is remote. It is a large soft cover book printed on the highest quality glossy paper giving a summary of every item that was featured in the Sotheby’s auction in September 2004. Every item has a summary and estimate. Also included are the results of the auction. It was a case of every item fetching more than the pre-auction estimate.
“Chely Wright: Like Me. Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer” Chely Wright 313 pg softcover $15 Was girlfriend of Brad Paisley until she found she really did like her bread buttered on the other side.
“Country Music Goes to War” Edited by Charles K Wolfe 250pg softcover $18 The book is a collection from various writers about various wars. It begins with the American Civil War, an essay co-written by Australia’s Andrew Smith. Great line from an obscure song by Johnny Slate on Dot, “I Don’t Believe Old Dixie Ever Died”. It continues through to the Iraq War. Of course World War II and the Cold War get a good coverage.
“Country Music in Australia Volume 2” Eric Watson 246 pg softcover $12 Engaging if somewhat blinkered look about the 50s and 60s (mainly) Australian country music scene.
“Country Music Originals: The Legends & the Lost” by Tony Russell 260 pages hard cover $28 Tony Russell may be the foremost authority on old timey music and this book is a beauty with over 100 biographical pieces on artists who maybe be as well known as Goebel Reeves, Bradley Kincaid or Carson Robison or as obscure as Hoy Ming, Claude Casey or Snuffy Jenkins. Each piece has recommendations as to where you will find their best recordings and is also illustrated with period advertisements etc. A fascinating book that is basically the only one of its kind.
“Country Reader: 25 Years of the Journal of Country Music” Edited by Paul Kingsbury with foreword by Chet Flippo 327 pg soft cover $20 Features the best of country music writers and articles that appeared in the influential “Journal of Country Music”...the Journal as it is called. Includes the great article “The Grand Tour” by Nick Tosches about the one and only George Jones.
“Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban” Jeff Apter 312pg softcover $5
“Good Natured Riot: Birth of the Grand Ole Opry” by Charles K Wolfe 312 pg hardcover $25 The late Charles Wolfe has painted a fascinating picture of the early days of this Nashville institution and read in conjunction with Tony Russell’s book (above) this takes on even greater fascination. Great period photographs.
“He Stopped Loving Her Today:George Jones, Billy Sherrill and the Pretty Much Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time” Jack Isenhour soft cover $12 196 pg Certainly no false modesty exhibited in the title! This is an advance (with photos) of a book that will be published later this year. Billy Sherrill “would somehow coax the performance of a lifetime out of the mercurial Jones” (with his dual addictions to alcohol & drugs).
“Hot Burritos: The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers” John Einarson with Chris Hillman. Soft Cover 336 pages. $25 Comprehensive no nonsense book (Death did not stalk Gram Parsons...Gram Parsons stalked death) about the influential country rock pioneers and its rather quirky members.
“It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils” Michael Supe Granda 494 soft cover $18 The full story on the influential country rock group who actually came from a more traditional background than it would seem on the surface.
“Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America’s Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century” buy Barry Mazor $22 375 pg hardcover With glowing endorsements of Nolan Porterfield who wrote the epic “Life and Times of Jimmie Rodgers” this focuses on the music. MAzor is one of Nashville’s very best writers and this is the type of book you can’t put down. Interesting that Bonnie & Clyde were big Rodgers fans! Anyone would have thought they were fans of Flatt & Scruggs (that’s a joke, Joyce!) Great bit on the Fendermen who took their version of “Muleskinner Blues” to Top5 on the Billboard charts...and they didn’t even have bass & drums. Mazor also talks about Rodgers’ influence in Australia on the likes of Tex Morton, Buddy Williams etc.
“Music City Reader: Great Writing on Country & Bluegrass 2005” Edited by Randy Rudder Softcover 224 pg $10 Lots of articles by fine writers. Good bit on death of Jimmy Martin and another “Tribute to Texas Songwriters”.
“Pickin’ on Peachtree: A History of Country Music in Atlanta Georgia” by Wayne W Daniel 298 pg softcover $25 Traces Atlanta’s emergence in the 1920s as a major force in country music and speculates with a little luck it could have become what Nashville is today. Has interesting bit on the famed Georgia “Old Time Fiddlers Conventions” (note the superb song about same on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Stars & Stripes Forever” cd...one of the few where John McEuen takes a lead vocal. It is almost like reading this book.
“Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger” Alec Wilkinson 160 pg. Hard cover small size $10 Famed folksinger and famed red flagger. Hero of Pete the Red of Quaker’s Hill.
“Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life” Gretchen Wilson with Allen Rucker 202 pg hardcover with dvd-rom $12 autographed by Gretchen.
“Restless Giant: The Life & Times of Jean Aberbach & Hill & Range Songs” Bar Biszick-Lockwood 320 pg softcover $15 Entrenched as part of the careers of Elvis Presley, Sons of the Pioneers, Hank Snow and giants in the publishing industry
“River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie Ford” by Jeffrey Buckner Ford $25 258 pg hardcover Although he had the persona of the eternally happy easy going guy Ern had plenty of demons, including the one of the liquid variety. Great book about this great personality who had one of the biggest hits of the 50s in “Sixteen Tons” given its characteristic finger clicking opening by Ern himself and left on in error. Must have worked as a million copies were sold in its first 3 weeks of release!!
“Roseanne Cash Composed: A Memoir” 244pg hardcover $18 Yep, she had a famous daddy and tales of him and her own stories and relationships with teh likes of her step sister, Carlene Carter make for interesting reading.
“Shania Twain: The Biography” Robin Eggar 370 pg softcover $5
“Sign of Life:The Story of Family, Tragedy & Healing” Hilary Williams with M B Roberts hardcover 230 pg $12 Sister of Holly Williams and daughter of Hank Jnr (step sister of Hank III) who almost died in a serious accident. Also has much on Hank Jnr and then Shelton (Hank III...a troubled youth if ever ther was one!)
“The Three of Us: Growing Up With Tammy & George” Georgette Jones (with Patsi Bale Cox) 290 pg hardcover $28 The title says it all. She does not hold back in her criticism of George Richey, the man to whom Tammy was married at the time of her death. This bit is very eye opening.
“Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music” by David N Meyer 566 pg hardcover $30 The music, the life, the influence, the connections, associations etc. Not to be missed by Parsons’ fans. Also a must for Emmylou Harris fans.
“Uncloudy Days: the Gospel Music Encyclopedia” 515 pg softcover by Bil (with one “l”) Carpenter $12 Mainly covers the black gospel music scene with many entries including the greats...Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe etc but also has some white artists if you could call Jimmy and Tammy Faye Bakker “artists”, but then again it must have been divine intervention when Tammy Faye first applied her mascara to obtain that look.
“Willie Nelson: An Epic Life” by Joe Patoski 567 pg hard cover $22 what can you say, the best ever book about one of country music’s best and certainly most interesting characters. Does anyone come close on the second part?
“Words & Music of Dolly Parton: The Praeger Singer Songwriter Collection” Nancy Cardwell. 178 pg hardcover $30 The first book which focuses on Dolly’s music; the songs and songwriting. Check out Amazon where the lowest price is $44.95. This is a great book so don’t miss it.
“Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways” by Richard Carlin. 278 pg lge hardcover book. $30 The label started by Moses Asch, originally a Polish immigrant. Whilst best remembered for his folk recordings of the likes of Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly he also documented the protest song more so than any other label with its series of songs originally published in the pages of Broadside magazine. Full of great photographs and anecdotes galore.
“100 Best Selling Albums of the 70s” 222 pages softcover $10
“101 Albums That Changed Popular Music” Chris Smith 280 pg softcover $12 Starts with a great timeline on the recording of music and covers all fields.
“Anyway. Anyhow, Anywhere: Complete chronicle of the Who1958-1978” Andy Neil & Matt Kent large softcover 320 pages Huge volume.
“Bob Dylan The Illustrated Biography” 223pg large hardcover $15
“Bob Dylan The Essential Interviews” edited by Jonathan Cott 445 pg hard cover $20 From a radio interview in 1962 through to a Los Angeles interview in 2004, they are all here from straight to riddle like answers. More the straight than possibly you would imagine. Includes the famous “Playboy Interview”.
“Brief History of Album Covers” Jason Draper 385 pg softcover $15 Lots of classic covers reproduced and the stories behind them.
“Bruce Springsteen: The Pocket Essential” Peter Basham $5 160 page paperback. Album by album reviews and more.
“Elton John: The Illustrated Biography” 215pg $10 Large size hard cover book
“Elvis Presley: The Illustrated Biography’ 224pg $10 Large size hard cover book.
“Fleetwood Mac: Complete Guide to Their Music” Rijkky Rooksby $8 125 paperback From blues group to the world’s biggest pop group with a changing personnel. The author examines every song on every album. Best for mine is Lindsay Buckingham’s wonderful acoustic guitar ditty “Never Going Back Again”.
“Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane” Jeff Tamarkin 404 pg softcover $10 The San Francisco rock scene in general but mainly Jefferson Airplane
“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life & Times of Warren Zevon” Crystal Zevon hardcover 452 pg $20 Great anecdotal book with many fascinating insights into Californian music in the 60s and beyond
“Long Way Til lYou Drop: A Humorous Look Behind the Scenes of the Great Tour, “Long Way to the Top” $8 Tony Barber 288 pg Not the tv Tony Barber, but Tony “Someday” Barber, founding member of the Aztecs.
“Nearest Faraway Place:Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and the Southern California Experience” Timothy White Hardback 416 pg $22 The definitive book on the Beach Boys.
“Piaf: A Biography” 256 pg paperback Monique Lang $18 large size extremely well illustrated biography about France’s most influential singer, “The Little Sparrow”.
“Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on teh Beatles, their Legacy and Why They Still Matter” edited by June Skinner Sawyers 364 pg $12 A must for Beatles’ fans. They still are the best!!
“Signed Sealed & Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder” Mark Ribowsky337 pg hardcover $20 2010 epic on Wonder and his influence on American Music.
“Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews & Encounters” Edited by Paul Maher Jr 466 softcover $25 Everything you ever wanted to know about Tom. Articles, interviews, reviews. Is there anything better than “Tom Traubert’s Blues.
“Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period” $18 Michelle Mercer 240 pg hardcover The album by Ms Mitchell “Blue” is considered by many to be the best female folk (in the rock era) album. Personally I think her “Ladies of the Canyon” is better, but whatever this gives a good picture of the often tightly wound Canadian chanteuse and her influence.
“Woodstock Revisited” Edited by Susan Reynolds $5 240 pg softcover 50 stories by those who were there.
“X-Rated: The 200 Rudest Songs Ever” Howard Johnson 224 pg $5 softcover Not surprisingly David Allan Coe gets a mention!!
CDS $15 & Up
Adkins, Trace Proud to be Here (deluxe ed) $18 14tks
Allen, Deborah Anthology $25 (very hard to get)
Allen, Deborah Hear Me Now $18
Arthur, Charlene Welcome to the Club (Bear) $20
Auld, Audrey Come Find Me $15 (2011)
Baillie, Matt Matt Baillie $15
Ball, David Heartaches by the Number $20
Ballew, Michael You Better Hold On (Bear) $18
Ballew, Michael Daddy Don’t Live in Heaven (Bear) $18
Ballew, Michael I Love Texas (Bear) $20
Ballew, Michael No Pain $18
Ballew, Michael Rodeo Cool $18
Bandy, Moe Picture in a Frame $18
Bandy, Moe Once More $15
Bandy, Moe Greatest Hits (Curb) $18
Bare, Bobby Singin’ in the Kitchen 2on1 $20
Bare, Bobby Bare Tracks:The Columbia Yrs (Koch) $18
Barmby, Shane Jukebox Symphony $15
Beddingfield, Eric Lee This Life Ain’t for Everybody $18 New
artist who reminds of Travis Tritt. Very
good voice includes duet with George
Jones...”The Gospel According to Jones”.
Bellamy Brothers 25 Year Collection 2cds $20 40 tracks
Bellamy Brothers Anthology Vol 1 cd + dvd $20
Big Sandy Fly Right With $18
Big Sandy Feelin’ Kinda Lucky $18
Big Sandy Swingin’ West
Blackie & Rodeo Kings Kings & Queens $18
Bogguss, Suzy Live at Cafe Milano $18
Bond, Johnny Put Me to Bed (Bear) $20
Boorer, Boz Miss Pearl $20 (rockabilly)
Boxmasters Boxmasters $20 2cd box (1ofcovers)
Brennan, Walter Old Shep $18 (“Dutchman’s Gold”)
Bromberg, David Use Me $20
Brown, Junior Live at Continental Club $18
Brown, Zac Pass the Jar $20 (2cd + dvd)
Browns Complete Hits $20 (Note: Collectors
Choice label now gone. Be quick)
Bruce, Ed This Old Hat $18
Bryan, Luke Tailgates & Tan Lines $15
Burton, Charlie & Hiccups Green Cheese $20
Bush, Johnny Talk to My Heart $15
Bush, Johnny Sings Bob Wills $15
Byrds Sweethearts of Rodeo (expanded) $15
Byrnes, David Adam Premium Country $15
Campbell, Glen Ghost on the Canvas $20 2011 The
Cosmic Cowboy is a regular concert
goer and one of his favourite artists
is Glen Campbell. He recalled the last
time he saw Glen he seemed to have a
bit of difficulty knowing what side to exit
from the stage and said he appeared to
have some real problem which now sees
him suffering from Alzheimers. He is still
able to make great music but that is very
sad. He has been often underrated, he is
one of the true greats and interpreters of
all time as well as being a studio guitar
king pin. Tri fold digipak makes for top
presentation. 16 tracks/
Carson, Joe Hillbilly Band from Mars $20 (Bear)
Carter, Anita Ring of Fire (Bear) $20
Cash, Johnny Readers Digest 3cds $25 very good
Cash, Johnny Bootleg Vol 2 2 cds sealed $15 57 tracks
Cash, Johnny Sunday Morning Coming Down $18
Cash, Johnny Mystery of Life $18
Cash, Johnny American VI Ain’t No Grave $15
Cash, Johnny At Madison Square Garden $18
Cash, Johnny At San Quentin $18 deluxe 2cd/dvd
Cash, Johnny At Folsom $18 deluxe 2cd/dvd
These last 3 represent the greatest live
Albums in country music history!!
Cash, Johnny Johnny 99 $18
Cassidy, Jason My Redemption $18
Chance, Jeff Picture on the Wall $18
Chance, Jeff Walk Softly on the Bridges $18
Great artist. Only 2cds on Mercury.
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (Bear) $20
Chappelear, Leon Western Swing Chronicles$18
Leon Chappelear real name Leon Chapel
Charles, Ray Friendship $18 (expanded/remastered)
Chesnutt, Mark Saving he Honky Tonk $20
Church, Eric Chief $15
Clark, Gene Silverado 1975 $18 (now OOP)
Clark, Guy The Essential (RCA) $18
Clark, Guy Songs & Stories $20 A special evening of
performance and narrative. Fact: Claimed by Texans as their leading songwriter he
has been a Nashville resident since 1971.
The stories are entrancing as the songs.
Cleaves, Slaid Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe
Lounge 2cds + coaster!! $22
Cletro, Eddie Flying saucer Boogie $20 (Bear)
Cochran, Hank/Billy Don Burns Legend & the Outlaw $20
Cochran, Hank Heart of Hank $20 (monument album
reissue now OOP)
Coe, David Allan Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy/ Once
Upon a Time (Bear) $20
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/Spectrun VII $20 Bear
Coe, David Allan Unchained/Son of South $20 (Bear)
Coe, David Allan Longhaired Redneck/ Rides Again $20
Coe, David Allan Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee
Whiskey $20 (Bear)
Coe, David Allan Tattoo/Family Album $20 (Bear)
Coe, David Allan Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to
Say $20 (Bear)
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash Is a Friend of Mine $15
Coe, David Allan Ghost of Hank Williams $15
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay $20 Few
got the humour in the title. Coe put out
2 X-rated albums which were very
smutty. They carried a disclaimer “NOT
Recommended for Airplay”. Years later
he brought out this album with a revised
set of radio friendly lyrics but essentially
using the melodies that existed on the
other ones. Great touch!!
Colter, Jessi An Outlaw A Lady Best Of $18
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad $15 hall of fame
Cooder, Ry Pull Up Some Dust $18
Country AllStars Jazz from the Hills $20 (Bear) Chet!
Corndawg, Johnny Down on the Bikini Line $18
Crowell, Rodney Houston Kid $15
Crowell, Rodney Diamonds & Dirt exp. $18
Dancehall Racketeers Yarraville Sessions $18 Andy Baylor
Deal, Kevin Seven $15
Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie (Ace UK) $20
Dickerson, Dub Boppin’ in the Dark $20 (Bear)
Dixon Brothers How Can a Broke Man Be Happy $18
**a very prophetic title!!
Dolan, Jimmie Juke Box Boogie (Bear) $20
Drive By Truckers Ugly Buildings Whores & Politicians $18
Duncan, Johnny Again $20 indie
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty $18
Eaglesmith, Fred Cha Cha Cha $18
Earle, Steve Ain’t Ever Satisfied 2cds $18 inc rare
Earle, Steve Train a Coming $15
Edwards, Don Last of the Troubadours 2cds $18
Edwards, Jonathan My Love will Keep $20 2011
Ellis, Robert Photographs $15 (Bloodshot) Not really
Bloodshot style as he reminds of classic
70s soft rock album a la James Taylor,
Neil Young even with a little vintage Van
Morrison a la “Astral Weeks”. Great cd.
Ely, Joe Live Chicago 1987 $18
Fiery Blue Our Secret $15 nice acoustic duet
Flores, Rosie Rockabilly Filly $18
Foley, Blaze ittin’ by the Road $20
Foley, Blaze Cold Cold World $20
Foley, Red Best 1944-1958 (Edsel) $15
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 16 Tons of Boogie Best (Rhino) $18]
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 6000 Sunset Blvd $18
Fowler, Kevin Bring it On $15
Frizzell, David/Shelley West Greatest Hits Alone & Together $15
Frizzell, David Sings Lefty’s Greatest Hits $18
Frizzell, Lefty Country Favorites/ Saginaw Michigan
2 on 1 $20
Gaffney, Chris Loser’s Paradise $15
Gauthier, Mary Drag Queens in Limousines $18
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale & Wronglers Heirloom Music $18 (2011 covers A+)
Gimble, Johnny Celebrating With Friends $20 inc. Hag &
Dale Watson, Vince Gill, Willie etc
Gimble, Johnny Still fiddlin’ Around $20 (MCA) Rare
Glaser, Tompall The Outlaw $20 (Bear)
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue $20 (bear)
Glaser, Tompall My Notorious Youth (Bear) $20
Gosdin, Vern Nickels, Dime & Love $20
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone $20
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Mind $18
Gosdin, Vern Ten Years of Graetest Hits $18
Gosdin, Vern Late & Great Voice $20
Gosdin, Vern Truly Great Hits $20
Gosdin, Vern Rough Around the Edges $20
Green, Pat/ Cory Morrow Songs We Wish We’d Written $18
Greenway, John Talking Blues $18 (Folkways)
Griffith, Nanci Lonestar State of Mind $18
Griffith, Nanci Poet in My Window $15
Griffith, Nanci There’s a Light Beyond These Woods $15
Gunter, Hardrock I’ll Give ‘Em Rhythm $20
Haggard, Merle/Leona Williams Old Loves Never Die (Bear) $20
Haggard, Merle Bluegrass Sessions $18
Haggard, Merle Going where the Lonely Go $20
Haggard, Merle Portrait/Keep Movin’ On $20
Haggard, Merle 30th Album/ A Working Man Can’t get
Anywhere Today $20
Haggard, Merle Kern River/Chill Factor $20 Note OOP
Haggard, Merle Anthology 1963-1977 2cd $25 Razor &
Tie OOP. Excellent set. Great sound.
Haigh, Justin People Like Me $20 Great honky tonk
Hall, Tom T Ballad of 40 Dollars/ Homecoming $20
Hall, Tom T I Witness Life/ 100 Children $20 Bear
Hancock, Wayne Thunderstorms & Neon Signs $20
Hancock, Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $20
Harris, Emmylou Cimarron $25 OOP Australian version
Harris, Emmylou White Shoes $15
Harris, Emmylou Bluebird $20
Harris, Emmylou Angel Band $15
Harris, Emmylou Brand New Dance $18
Harris, Emmylou Cowgirl’s Prayer $15
Harris, Emmylou Hard Bargain cd +dvd $20 sealed US ed.
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Watching Life Though a Windshield $18
Hiatt, John Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns $18
High Noon Stranger Things $18
Hill, Byron Best of the First Twenty Years $15 2cds
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses $20
Hogsed, Roy Cocaine Blues $20 Bear
Howard, Harlan Country Music Hall of Fame $18 Inc “Sunday Morning Christian”
Intveld, James James Intveld $20 (Bear Family)
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy $18 30 tracks
Jackson, Wanda Queen of Rockabilly Ace Uk $20
Jackson, Wanda Heartache $15
Jackson, Wanda Heart Trouble $18
Jackson, Wanda The Party Ain’t Over $18
Jackson, Wanda Ultimate Collection $22 2cds 51 tracks
Great UK set with original Capitol label
tracks...country & rock & roll.
James, Sonny Complete Columbia & Monument Hits $18
Jennings, Waylon Are You Ready for the Country/ What
Goes Around Comes Around 2on1 $20
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire $15
Jennings, Waylon Dreaming My Dreams $15
Jennings, Waylon Eagle $15
Jennings, Waylon Honky Tonk Heroes $15
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People $15
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People/ Hanging On 2 0n 1 $20 Now OOP
Jennings, Waylon Only Daddy that’ll Walk the Line 2cds
40 tracks $20
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live $15
Jennings, Waylon Old Waylon Sings Old Hank $20
Jennings, Waylon This Time $15
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb For New York City $15
Jennings, Waylon Right for the Time $15
Jennings, Waylon Waymore’s Blues Pt II $15
Jennings, Waylon the Outlaws $15 expanded w. Willie etc
]imenez, Flaco Partners $18 w. Dwight/ Emmylou, Ry
Cooder, Linda Ronstadt etc
Joey & Rory Life of A Song $20
Joey & Rory Album # 2 $20 Great! 2010 album of year
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar $18
Johnson, Jamey That Lonesome Song $18
Jones, George Bradley Barn session $18
Jones, George Best Vol 1: Hardcore Honky tonk $15
Jones, George New Favorites $18
Jones, George Grand Tour $18
Jones, George In a Gospel Way $18
Jones, George with Gene Pitney $20 (Bear) duets
Jones, George Kickin’ Out the Footlights $18 w. Hag
Jones, George Jones by George 2cds $18
Jones, George It Don’t Get Any Better Than This $18
Jones, Grandpa Country Music Hall of Fame $18
Inc his great Cash parody “Don’t Bring
Your Banjo Home” $18
Jones, Grandpa Makes the Rafters ring/ Yodelling Hits
2 on 1 $20
Joss, Scott A New Reason to Care $20 (awesome
Honky tonk singer who was fiddler in
Dwight’s band & now with Haggard)
Kane, Candye Superhero $18
Kane, Candye Sister Vagabond $20
Kentucky Headhunters Dixie Lullabies $18 new 2011 14tks inc.
Les Paul tribute.
King, Pee Wee Blue Suede Shoes $20 (Bear)
Kirchen, Bill Hot Rod Lincoln Live! $20
Kristofferson, Kris Border Lord/ Jesus was a Capricorn $20
Kristofferson, Kris Live at the Philharmonic $20 78 mins
Kristofferson, Kris Third World Warrior/ Repossessed $20
Laine, Frankie Balladeer/ Wanderlust 2on1 $20 OOP
Laine, Frankie On the Trail $20 (Bear)
Lambert, Miranda Kerosene $20 (***Autographed***)
Lawrence, Tracy The Singer $18
London, Eddie Eddie London $18 very Haggard-like
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train $20 (Bear)
Louvin, Charlie Battle Rages On $18
Louvin, Charlie Sound of Days to Come $20
Loveless, Lydia Indestructible Machine $15 (Bloodshot)
Loveless, Patty Bluegrass & White Snow $20 Christmas
Lynn, Loretta Definitive $15
McClintock, Harry Haywire Mac (Folkways) $20
McClinton, Delbert Acquired Taste $15
McDaniel, Mel Reloaded $18
Macon, Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame $18
Maddox Brothers & Rose Ugly & Slouchy $20 (Bear)
Maddox., Rose/ John Jorgenson Moon is Rising $18
Malo/Flynn/Ickes/Pomeroy Nashville Acoustic Sessions $18
Malone, J D & Experts Avalon cd + dvd $18
Maphis, Joe & Rose Lee Cold Heart of Steel $18 Vocals!
Martin, Dean Hits Again/Houston $18 only 1 copy
& out of print. See also $10 bin for more.
Martin, Janis Female Elvis $20 (Bear)
Martin, Leland I’ll Pick the Guitar You Drive the Truck 15
Mellons, Ken Best $20 Strange in that he had 2 cds on
Epic & this was the 3rd but there were no
tracks from first two on it. Go figure. But
as with all his recordings, just great.
Miller, Ned From a Jack to a King (Bear) $20
Milsap, Ronnie Country Again $18 (2011)
Milsap, Ronnie 40 #1 Hits $18 2cds
Milsap, Ronnie Ultimate $15 22 tracks
Milsap, Ronnie Essential 2cds $18
Milsap, Ronnie Essential 1995 RCA $15 v.good mix.
Moffatt, Hugh/Katy Dance Me Outside $15
Moffatt, Hugh The Way Love Goes $18 17 tracks
Molnar, Brian & Broken Hearts Of the Fall $15 (Americana..good)
Montgomery, Melba Things That Keep You Going $20
Morgan, Lynette & Backwater Boys Insomnia Blues $18 rockabilly!
Morgan, Whitey And the 78s $18 (Bloodshot) Highlight
Dale Watson’s great song about
Billy Joe Shaver “Where Do You Want It”
Morrison, Van/Linda Gail Lewis You Win Again $20
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil cd + dvd $22 his country cd
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil cd $15
Morrow, Cory The Man That I’ve Been $15
Morrow, Cory Outside the Lines $15
Murphey, Michael Martin Tall Grass & Cool Water:Cowboy SongsVI $18 (inc James Gang Trilogy)
Myles, Heather Just Like Old Times $20
Myles, Heather Untamed $20
Myles, Heather Highways & Honky Tonks $18 (Haggard)
Myles, Heather Sweet Talk & Good Lies $15
Nelson, Rick & Stone Canyon Band Essential 23 tracks $18
Nelson, Rick Bright Lights & Country Music/ Country
Fever Ace UK 2 on 1 $20
Nelson, Willie Just One Love $20 (w. Kimmie Rhodes)
Nelson, Willie The LibertyRecordings 2cds $20
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken $20 2cds
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken III 2cd $18
O’Kanes The Only Years $15
O’Quinn, Gene Boogie Woogie Fever $20 (Bear) sounds
identical to Wayne the Train
Overstreet, Paul Songwriter’s Project $20
Overstreet, Paul Time $18
Overstreet, Paul Something for the Road $18
Overstreet, Tommy Best $15 (Varese)
Owen, Jake Barefoot Blue Jean Night $15
Owens, Buck Under Your Spell Again $18
Rare Japanese issue
Owens,Buck/Susan Raye Very Best $20 (Varese)
Owens, Buck Bound for Bakersfield $18 his pre
Capitol recordings. For the first
time complete. Inc his original
version of “Hot Dog” & alt version.
Paisley, Brad This is Country Music $15
Parsons, Gram International Submarine Band $18
Parton, Dolly Heartsongs: Live from Home $18
Paycheck, Johnny Soul & Edge $18 23 tracks
Paycheck, Johnny Shakin’ the Blues $20 (Bear)
Paycheck, Johnny The Beginning $15
Penny, Mike& Moonshiners Don’t Start Breathin’ Down My Neck $18
Perry, Keith Keith Perry $18 Great Keith Whitley voice
Pierce, Webb Fallen Angel/ Cross Country $20
Pierce, Webb High Geared Daddy $20 (Bear)
Poco The Forgotten Trail 2cds 38tk 36pg $25
Presley, Elvis The Complete Gospel Recordings $35
3cds 87 tracks
Prine, John The Missing Years $15 (a true bargain)
Prine, John In Spite of Ourselves $20 (duets)
Prine, John John Prine $18
Prine, John Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessing $18
Prine, John Souvenirs $18
Prine, John Aimless Love $18
Rabbitt, Eddie Ten Rounds $18 Great 1991 Capitol cd
Rainwater, Marvin Whole Lotta Woman $20 (Bear)
Raney, Wayne That Real Hot Boogie Boy (Ace UK) $20
Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This $15
Reed, Jerry Essential $18 all the hits
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven $20 a classic
Rhodes, Kimmie Rich from the Journey $18
Riders in the Sky Best of the West $20
Riders in the Sky Best of the West Rides Again $20 2 cds
from Rounder with best tracks from their
time on the label. 23 on 1st 25 on 2nd.
Ritter, Tex High Noon (Bear) $20
Robbins, Marty Essential 2cds $15
Rodriguez, Johnny You Can Say That Again $18 (Hightone)
Rodriguez, Johnny Greatest Hits (Mercury) $20
Rodriguez, Johnny Super Hits $20 (Epic) These 2 are the
only places you will find tracks from
either of these labels & both OOP.
Rodriguez, Johnny Run for the Border $18
Russell, Tom Hurricane Season $18 one of his best
Ryan, Tim Tried, True & Tested $15 (WB Western)
Sadler, Sgt Barry Ballads of the Green Berets $20
Scott, Jack I Remember Hank Williams/ What in
The World’s Come Over You 2on1 UK $22
Seay, Johnny Blue Moon of Kentucky $20 (Bear)
Seely, Jeannie Vintage Country $18
Seely, Jeannie Personal $20 (23 tracks)
Shaver, Billy Joe Honky Tonk Heroes (Bear) $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on your Street $15
Shaver, Billy Joe Highway of Life $18
Shelton, Blake Loaded:Best $15
Shelton, Blake Pure BS Deluxe Edition $15
Shepherd, Ashton Where Country Grows $18
Silverstein, Shel Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball $20
Smith, Arthur “Guitar” Here Comes the Boogie Man $18
Smith, Carl Sixties’ Hits of $20
Smith, Carl Happy Birthday My Darling $2’
Smith, Cal Cal Smith $20 1998 First generation
Smith, Cal Stories of Life $20 (Step One)
Smith, Connie Essential $20 ...it is totally essential!
Smith, Connie Best $18 (Dominion label)
Smith, Mindy Stupid Love $15
Snider, Todd Live: The Storyteller $20 2cds
Snow, Hank Essential $15 20 RCA
Souther, J D Natural History $20 2011!
Springer, Roger Band Roger Springer Band $15 Includes
“Daddy Never Had a Chance in Hell”!!
Statler Brothers “Legendary” 3cds Readers Digest $28 Don’t let the fact this was put out by Readers Digest turn you off. This is a great 60 track set which sounds absolutely fabulous. It does say remastered and I believe it. Superb sound. It starts with their monstrous pop hit “Flowers on the Wall” which no one bothered to tell us was country when it topped the charts. It ends with “Small Small World”, a clever and sunny song which should have been a huge hit. It is excellently compiled. For someone who doesn’t have much on the Statlers (*As they were briefly known) this is a must. Ten out of ten...at least.
Statler Brothers Live & Sold Out $20
Statler Brothers Home $20
Statler Brothers Radio Gospel Favourites $20
Statler Brothers Music Memories & You $20
Statler Brothers Words & Music $20 DO NOT DALLY as
all the Statler Brothers cds are OOP.
Stewart, Gary Battleground $15 (hightone)
Stewart, Gary Essential $18 20 RCA
Stewart, Wynn Very Best $20
Stockard, Ocie Western Swing Chronicles $18
Strait, George Twang $18
Stuart, Marty The Pilgrim $15 (inc. Jones/Emmylou)
Stuart, Marty Country Music cd +dvd $20
Swan, Billy Do With Me what You Will:The Home De
Sweeney, Sunny Concrete $20 All new album which somes
w. an advisory message “Lyrics about
drinking, cheating, lying and beer”. Great
new album on Republic with classic song
after song: “Drink Myself Single”,
“Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” etc.
Sweetback Sisters Looking for a Hit $20
38 Special Live from Texas $18 (southern rock)
Talley, James Woody Guthrie and Songs of My
Oklahoma Home $18 2on1
Taylor, Chip Unglorious Hallelujah $18 2cds
Taylor, Chip Yonkers NY 2cd book cover $18
Taylor, Jackson Live, Locked & Loaded $18
Taylor, Jackson Gypsies & Drifters $20 great album
Temple, Owen Mountain Home $15
Texas Tornados 4 Aces $18 Great cd. In the title song
Doug sings about his friend Zimmy!!
Thompson, Hank Best Of Dot Label $18 (Varese) OOP
Thompson, Hank Hank the Hired Hand $18 2cds one of
Capitol GH & one of great interview.
Tillis, Mel Greatest Hits $18 (w. Coca Cola Cowboy)
Tillis, Mel Best $15
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun Recordings $18 26 tks
Tillotson, Johnny 25 All Time Greatest Hits $20
Travis, Randy Anthology:Train of Memories 2cds Rhino
Superbly presented 44 tks $25 OOP
Turner, Josh Long Black Train $18
Twitty, Conway Number 1 Hits Collection 2cds $20 33tks
Twitty, Conway 25 # 1s $15
Twitty, Conway Sings/ Look Into My Teardrops $20 2on1
Twitty, Conway Country/Here’s Conway Twitty $20 2on1
Two Tons of Steel Live at Gruehne Hall $22 cd+dvd Great
Tyson, Ian Cowboyography $20 His best album.
Tyson, Ian Old Corrals, Sagebrush & Other Cowboy
Culture Classics $20 (Bear)
Van Dyke, Leroy Walk on By $20 (Bear)
Wagoneers Good Fortune $20 (1989 original)Monty
Warden & pals. A great cd especially if
You like Mavericks, Prairie Oyster etc.
Wagoneers Essential $20 24tks all new 2011!
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly Parton Essential $20 20 RCA and it is (essential)
Walker, Wayne How Do You think I Feel: The Singer &
The Songs $20
Walser, Don Here’s To Country Music $15
Walser, Don Archive Series Vol 2 $18
Watson, Dale Carryin’ On $18
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack $20
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned $20 his 3 Hightones
Watson, Dale I Hate these Songs $20
Watson, Dale Whiskey or God $18
Watson, Dale From the Cradle to the Grave $18
Watson, Doc Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album $18
Watson, Gene Taste of the Truth $20
Watson, Gene Sings $15 Singer’s singer. One of best
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits $15 (Capitol)
Watson, Gene Best Of (MCA) $18
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (MCA) $18 no duplicates
Watson, Gene Love in the Hot Afternoon/Paper Rosie
Great 2 on 1 $22 Capitol classics
Watson, Gene Then & Now $15
Welch, Gillian Harrow & the Harvest $18 US edition w.
special coaster insert.
Weller, Freddy Very Best $18 OOP Collectors Choice gem
West/Bryant Swinging on the Strings: Best V 2 $18
Wheeler, Billy Edd Big Bag of Songs $18 28 tracks
White, Joy Lynn One More Time $15 2005 indie cd
Whitley, Keith Wherever You are Tonight $20
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes $20
Whitley, Keith Greatest Hits (inc Tell Lorrie I Love Her
+ duet “Till a Tear Becomes a Rose” $18
Whitley, Keith L A to Miami $18
Whitley, Keith Sad Songs & Waltzes $20
Willard, Jess Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear) $20
Williams, Don Volume One & Volume Two $22 His first
2 albums on 1 cd Now OOP UK Edsel
Williams, Hank Jnr Standing in the Shadows $20 MGM 20tk
Williams, Hank Jnr Volume One Roots & Branches $18 20tks
Williams, Hank 1/2/3 Men With Broken Hearts $15
Wills, Bob Swing Hi Swing Lo $18 Best Tiffany 27tks
Wills, Bob Boot Heel Drag: THE MGM Years 2cd $20
Wills, Mark Looking for America $15
Wilson, Jason Lee Big Gun $18 rockabilly
Wiseman, Mac Story $18 CMH 20 tracks
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee $20
Wynette, Tammy Definitive Collection $18 Great UK
Yates, Billy If I Could Go Back $18
Yates, Billy That’s Why I Run $18
Yates, Billy Harmony Man $15
Yates, Billy Anywhere But Nashville $15
Yates, Billy Country $15
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs dlx 2cd version $20
Young, Chris Neon $15
Young, Neil Old Ways (w. Waylon/Willie) $15
Always Lift Him Up Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed $20
Great cd with Connie Smith/ Kathy Mattea/Tim O’Brien/Little Jimmy Dickens Excellent cover of 19 of the 20 songs he ever recorded.
Beautiful Dreamer Tribute to Stephen Foster $20 A must!
Raul Malo/ Alison Krauss/ John Prine/ Suzy Bogguss/David Ball etc 18 tks
Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows John Prine Tribute $18 old Crow
Medicine Show/Sara Watkins etc. $15
Pearls in the Snow Tribute to Kinky Friedman $20
One of the best with Willie/Delbert/ Dwight/rare appearance of Tompall
Glaser/ Guy Clark. One of the best!
Pilgrim Tribute to Kris Kristofferson $18
Emmylou/ Jessi Colter/ Shawn Camp/
Rodney Crowell/ Todd Snider etc
Touch My Heart Tribute to Johnny Paycheck $18 16tks
Dallas Wayne (stunning)/ George Jones/
Gail Davies/ Billy Yates etc
Treasures Left Behind Tribute to Kate Wolf $18 with Dave Alvin/ Emmylou/ Nanci Griffith/ Lucinda
even Eric Bogle! Red House label!
Tribute to Tradition $18 Dixie Chicks/ Randy Travis/ Doug
Stone/ Wade Hayes/ Collin Raye etc
Twistable Turnable Man Tribute to Shel Silverstein $20 2010
gem with Prine, Nanci Griffith but star
is Ray Price on “Me & Jimmie Rodgers”
one of the best tracks you’ll ever hear!!!
1861 Project New Civil War album w. John Anderson
Marty Stuart etc $18
And the Answer Is 60s Country (Bear) $18
Bear Essentials Bear Family 30th Anniversary $18 OOP
Beverly Hillbillies soundtrack Great New artists do classics.$18 tops
Big D Jamboree Vols 1 & 2 $22 Great package.
Columbia Records Hilbilly Volume 6 31 tracks $18 with Carl
Smith & June Carter (Times a Wastin’)/
Onie Wheeler/Ray Price/Ted Daffan/
Charlie Adams/Roy Drusky etc
Cowboy Poetry Classics Smithsonian Folkways 24tracks $15
Decca Hillbilly Volume 6 $18 30 tracks Wil;burns/ Lonzo
& Oscar/ Kitty Wells/ Tex Williams/
Benny Martin/ Justin Tubb etc
Decca Hillbilly Volume 7 $18 30 tracks Carl Belew/
Jimmy Martin/ wayne Raney/ etc
Do Re Mi Songs of Rags & Riches $20 Smithsonian
Folkways 27 tracks
Get With the Beat Marvel Masters $20 27 track from the
Marvel label on Cowboy Carl/Ryko
Gals of the Big D Jamboree $18 29 tracks inc. Charlene Arthur, Helen
Hall, Abbie Neal etc
Good For What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 $30 2cds + 76 page booklet. Classic old timey recordings with great sound and extremely comprehensive book.
Guys of the Big D Jamboree $18 30 tracks inc, Gene O’Quinn, Lefty
Riley Crabtrre etc
King Hillbilly Bop & Boogie Ace UK 26 tracks $20
MGM Hillbilly Vol 2 $18 32 tracks inc Arthur Smith/
Jesse Rogers/ Bob Gallion/ Jerry Irby
MGM Hillbilly Vol 5 $18 31 tks inc Red Sovine, Bud
Hobbs, Bud Deckelman, Skeets Yaney etc
MGM Hillbilly Vol 6 $18 31 tks inc. Sheb Wooley, Joe
“Cannonba’’” Lewis, Jack Boles etc.
My Rifle My Pony & me Movie & Tv Soundtracks $20 (Bear)
Old Faithfull Songs From the Saddle Jasmine 27 tks
$18 27 cowboy classics
Plantation Gold 2cds 58 tracks inc. Only place you will
get all of Jeannie C Rley’s originals.
Silver Meteor A Progressive Country Anthology $18
26 tracks & a must for Gram Parsons fans
Perhaps best country rock comp.ever
Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Super Rarities and Unissued Gems of the 1920s and 1930s $30 2cds book style with 20 pg booklet. Cover art by Robert Crumb
Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands Series $20 each only 1 copy
Volume One “Hog tied & Country Fried”
Volume Two “Demented Rock & Roll”
Volume Three “Beatin’ on the Bars”
Volume Four “Hippie in a Blunder”
Volume Five “Last Kiss of the Drunken
Volume Six “Stange Happenings at the
Volume Eight “Please Don’t Go Topless
For fans of that one off gem from a few
years ago, “God Less America” These are
a few more editions of similar ilk. Each
has a theme. Fans will recognise the
Troy Hess title track on Volume 8. Vol 3
is a “prison” song cd. Vol 1 is about all
sorts of prejudices. Vol 8 has a bit of
Wandering Eyes Tales of Forbidden Love $18 Must have
Tribute of sorts to Mel Street. As such a
must for fans of Mel.
Wanderin’ Star Bear Family $20 More in the series.
Lee Marvin’s title song only on this.
White Mansions plus Legend of Jesse James $25 2cds
Waylon/Emmylou/ Cash etc. OOP
$5 CDS. Some great titles. Do not dally. First in first served. If sending an order through the post list alternates, please.
Adamson, Stuart Weekends Were Made for Living
Adkins, Trace Comin’ on Strong
Adkins, Trace Chrome
Adkins, Trace More
Adkins, Trace Big time
Adkins, Trace Dreamin’ Out Loud
Alger, Pat Grace & Grace Notes
Allan, Gary It Would Be You
Allan, Gary Smoke rings in the Dark
Allan, Gary Used Heart for Sale
Allan, Gary See If I Care
Allan, Gary Living Hard
Anderson, John Solid Ground
Anderson, John Greatest Hits (BNA)
John Greatest Hits Vol II (WB)
Auld, Audrey Losing Faith
Axton, Hoyt Snowblind Friend
Backsliders Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon
Baillie & Boys Turn the Tide
Baillie & Boys Lights of Home
Baillie, Kathy Love’s Funny That Way
Ball, David Play
Bates, Jeff One Day Closer
Bates, Jeff Leave the Lights On
Bates, Jeff Rainbow Man
Bell, Vince One Man’s Music (Texas country)
Bellamy brothers Let your Love Flow
Berg, Matreca The Speed of Grace
Berg, Matreca Sunday Morning to Saturday Night
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon & Other Stories
Big Sandy & Flyrite Trio On the Go ***highlight album*** Big Sandy
(Robert Williams) plays great 50s style
hillbilly/rockabilly with great appeal. 4 bonus
tracks inc. witty “Jake’s Barber Shop”
Black, Clint Killin’ Time (Haggard inspired gem)
Bogguss, Suzy Greatest Hits
Bogguss, Suzy Suzy Bogguss
Bogguss, Suzy Something Up My Sleeve
Bogguss, Suzy Aces
Bogguss, Suzy Nobody Love Nobody Gets Hurt
Boyd, Bobby Honky Tonk Tree .Great indie. A lot like
Lee roy Parnell in spots. Wonderful duet
w. Willie nelson on title track
Brady, Mike Country to Country
Brandt, Paul Calm Before the Storm
Brokop, Lisa Lisa Brokop
Brown, Julie Trapped in the Body of a White Girl
Brown, T Graham Wine Into Water
Brown, T Graham Next Right thing
Brown, Marty Here’s to the Honky Tonk (Hightone)
Brown, Roger And Swing City
Buckley, Jimmy Country Favourites (Irish)
Burch, Paul East to West
Burgess, Sonny Hittin’ That Jug (Best) Sun artist
Burke, Solomon Nashville
Burnette, Billy Memphis in Manhattan
Buttercup Evil for You
Byrd, Tracy Big Love
Byrd, Tracy Tracy Byrd
Byrd, Tracy Love Lessons
Byrd, Tracy It’s About time
Camp, Shawn Shawn Camp
Campbell, Glen Most (20 tracks)
Campbell, Glen Arkansas (21 tracks)
Campbell, Stacy Dean Lonesome Wins Again
Stacy Dean Hurt City
Canova, Judy Ozark Nightingale
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Age of Miracles
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Come On Come On
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Party Doll & Other Favorites
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Shooting Straight in the Dark
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Stones in the Road
Carpenter, Mary Chapin State of the Heart
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Time*sex*love
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Place in the World
Carson, Jeff Jeff Carson
Carter’s Chord Wild Together
Cassar-Daly, Troy Born to Survive Best Of cd+dvd
Chapman, Cee Cee Cee Cee Chapman
Chapman, Marshall Me I’m Feeling Fine
Chapman, Marshall Big Lonesome
Charles, Ray & Friends Super Hits (it is the Friendship album)
Cheevers, Bob Tall Texas Tales
Cherry, Don Best of: The Columbia & Monument Sides Pop country singer who recorded with Willie.
20 tracker now OOP on Collectors Choice
Chesney, Kenny In My Wildest Dreams
Chesney, Kenny When the Sun Goes Down
Chesney, Kenny Me & You
Chesney, Kenny Live:Live Those Songs Again
Clark, Terri Terri Clark
Clark, Terri Fearless
Cochran, Tammy Tammy Cochran
Cochran, Tammy Life Happened
Coe, David Allan Would You Lay With Me
Collie, Mark Mark Collie
Collie, Mark Unleashed
Comeaux, Amie Moving Out (wonderful talent sadly killed in
auto accident when 17.
Confederate Railroad Notorious
Conway, Lee Country Classics
Conwell, Tommy Rumble./Guitar Trouble
Cooley, Spade Shame on You (water damaged book) 25tks
Cowsill, Susan Lighthouse
Crowell, Rodney Fate’s Right Hand
Curtis& Luckey The Hard Way
Daniel, Davis I Know a Place
Daniel, Davis Davis Daniel
Davidson, Clay Unconditional
Davis, Jimmie Louisiana (water dam. Booklet)
Dean, Eddie On the Banks Sunny San Juan water dam. Book
Dennis, Wesley Wesley Dennis
Derailers Here Come
Desert Rose Band Pages of Life (Chris & Herb)
Dodd, Deryl One Ride in Vegas
Dodd, Deryl Deryl Dodd
Dodd, Deryl Pearl Snaps
Earle, Steve Early Tracks
Emilio Life Is Good
Emilio It’s on the House
Emmanuel, Tommy Little by Little (Favoured) 2cds
England, Tyler Highways & Dance Halls
Evans, Sara No Place That Far
Evans, Sara Real Fine Place (Y & T award for most idiotic
album cover ever)
Everly Brothers Both Sides of An Evening
Ewing, Skip Naturally
Fairchild, Shelley Ride
Fields, Judy Eyes of Love
Flood The Flood
Forester sisters More Than I Am
Fowlker, Kevin High on the Hog Classic Texas honky tonk gem
Fricke, Janie Bouncin’ Back Very hard to get 1999 release
on JMF Records out of Texas. 12 tracks
Frizzell, David 2001
Gauthier, Mary Mercy Now
Gauthier, Mary The Foundling
Gentry, Bobbie Best
Gentry, Bobbie Bobbie Gentry’s Greatest Hits
Gibson, Bob Ski Songs
Gibson, Scott Just Keep Drivin’
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Spinning Round the Sun
Golden, William Lee The Artist (songs about artists Oak Ridge Boys)
Goldens Rush for Gold
Golightly, Holly & Brokeoffs No Help Coming
Gray, Damon Looking for Trouble
Gray, Doug Soul of the South (from Marshal lTucker Band)
Great Depression Orchestra Tribute to Milton Brown & Musical Brownies
Greene, Marlin Tip Toe past the Dragon
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Ricky Lynn Gregg
Gregory, Clinton Master of Illusion
Gregory, Clinton Clinton Gregory
Gregory, Clinton Freeborn Man
Gripka, Israel Nash Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Guthrie, Sarah Lee Exploration (w. Johnny Irion) Arlo’s daughter!
Haggard, Merle Roots
Haggard, Merle I Am What I Am
Haggard, Merle Chicago Wind
Haggard, Merle Natural High
Haggard, Merle Most of Merle Haggard
Haggard, Merle 24 at #1
Haggard, Merle I Love Dixie Blues
Haggard, Merle If I Could Only Fly
Haggard, Noel One Lifetime
Hampton, R W The One That I Never Could Ride (Western)
Harms, Joni After All
Harris, Emmylou profile Best Of
Hayes, Wade Highways & Heartaches
Hayes, Wade Old Enough to Know Better
Hayes, Wade On a Good Night
Henderson, Mike Country Music Made Me Do It
Highwaymen Road Goes On Forever
Brenn Equine (fine western singer)
Hill, Byron Stay a While
Hill, Byron Radio Songs (**recommend all of Byrons)
Hillbilly Idol Hillbilly Idol (This is a group not a solo guy and
BR549 fans will lap it up. They are better than
BR549 in that all 15 tracks are group originals.
Hinojosa, Tish Best of Watermelon Years
Hinson, Unknown The Future is Unknown (Great 50s style)
House, James Days Gone By
Howard, Rebecca Lynn Rebecca Lynn Howard
Hunley, Con First Time from Studio B
Hunley, Con Shoot from the Heart
Hunter, Jesse A Man Like Me (lot like Waylon)
I See hawks in LA Shoulda Been Gold 2001-2009 17 tks. Funny
name but so is “Flying burrito Brothers” who
they would resemble most.
Ingram, Jack Big Dreams & High Hopes
Isbell, Jason 400 Unit
Jackson, Alan High Mileage
Jackson, Alan Let it Be Christmas
Jackson, Alan Drive
Jackson, Alan What I Do
Jackson, Alan Everything I Love
James, Brett Brett James
Jaron And the Long Road to Love
Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall
Jeffries, Herb Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again (Western)
Johnson, Neil Scott Tricked Out Country
Jones, David Lynn Mixed Emotion
Jones, David Lynn Play By Ear
Jones, George Collection (MCA)
Jones, George Hits (Bandit Records 2011) 24 tracks
Jones, George 16 biggest Hits
Jones, George Legendary Country Singer (25 tracks Time Life)
Perhaps the best bargain you will ever get
Jones, Kacey Sings Mickey Newbury
Judd, Wynonna Wynonna Judd
Judd, Wynonna Tell Me Why
Kane, Ray Wa’ahila (Hawaiian guitar)
Kane, Keiran Blue Chair
Kane, Keiran Six Months No Sun
Kane, Keiran Dead Reckoning
Kaset, Angela Live fRom Bluebird (Something in Red)
Keen, Robert Earl Live From Austin
Keith, Toby Greatest Hits Vol 2
Kelley, Irene Simple Path
Kelley, Irene Thunderbird
Kendalls Make a Dance
Kendalls Love is a Long Hard Road
Kennedy, Ray Guitar man (No Way Jose!)
Kenendy, Ray One Way to Go
Kentucky Headhunters Big Boss Man
Kershaw, Rusty a Cajun in the Blues Country
Ketchum, Hal Sure Love
Ketchum, Hal I Saw the light
Ketchum, Hal Every Little Word
Kimes, Royal Wade Hangin’ Round the Moon (Western)
Kimes, Royal Wade Another Man’s Sky (WB debut cd great!)
King, Matt Hard Country
Kirwan, Dominic Try a Little Kindness
Knight, Chris A Pretty Good Guy
Knight, Chris Chris Knight
Landsborough, Charlie Still Can’t Say Goodbye
Lauderdale, Jim Point of No Return
Lawrence, Tracy Live
Lawrence, Tracy Alibis
Lawrence, Tracy Sticks & Stones
Lawrence, Tracy Coast is Clear
Lawrence, Tracy Time Marches on
Lawrence, Tracy For the Love
Lawrence, Tracy I See Now
Ledoux, Chris Under this Old Hat
Ledoux, Chris Western underghround
Lee, Phil So Long It’s Been Good to Know You
Lee, Robin Best
Lefebvre, John John Lefebvre 2cds Americana
Leigh, Danni 29 Nights
Lightfoot, Gordon Gord’s Gold (GH)
Little Big Town The Reason Why
Los Lonely Boys Rockpango
Loveless, Patty Long Stretch of Lonesome
Loveless, Patty Greatest Hits (MCA)
Loveless, Patty Trouble With the Truth
Loveless, Patty When Fallen Angels Fly
Loveless, Patty Only What I Feel
Loveless, Patty Dreamin’ My Dreams
Lovett, Lyle And His Large Band
Lovett, Lyle Live in Texas
Lund, Corb Losin’ Lately Gambler
Lund, Corb A Selection of Songs From
Lynam, Ray & Hillbillies Showband legends
Lynn Marie Squeezebox
Lynne, Shelby Indentity Crisis
Lynne, Shelby Just a Little Lovin’
McBride, Frankie Showband Legend (Irish)
McBride, Martina Emotion
McBride, Martina Martina
McLean, Don Headroom
McLean, Don Best of (20 trcaks...originals)
McCoy, Jason Honky Tonk Sonatas
McCoy, Neal Very Best (Rhino 20 track)
McCoy, Neal Greatest Hits
Marshall, Adam The Last Marshall
Martin, Brad Wings of a Honky Tonk Angel
Martin, Leland Simply Traditional (great cd)
Martinez, John Arthur Lone Starry Night
Mattea, Kathy The Innocent Kind
Mattea, Kathy Lonesome Standard Time
Mavericks Mavericks (1st album)
Mavericks Music for All Ocacsions
Mavericks What a Crying Shame
Mavericks Super Colossal Smash Hits
Mellons, Ken Ken Mellons
Mellons, Ken Where Forever Begins (V.Gosdin like)
Mensy, Tim This Ol’ Heart
Mitchell Trio Alive (w. John Denver)
Molly& Heymakers Molly & Heymakers (great “Mountain of Love”)
Montgomery, John Michael What I Do the Best
Montgomery, John Michael Life’s a Dance
Montgomery, John Michael Leave a Mark
Montgomery, John Michael John Michael Montgomery (Grundy Auction)
Montgomery Gentry Best 1999-2005
Montgomery Gentry You Do Your thing
Moody, Ruth The Garden (Wailin’ Jennys)
Moorer, Alison Show (cd + dvd)
Morgan, Craig Craig Morgan
Morgan, Lorrie To Get to You: Greatest Hits
Morgan, Lorrie My Heart
Morlix, Gurf Birth to Boneyard
Morrell, Tom Wolf Tracks (Shanachie)
Morris, Gary Hits
Morrison-Williams Morrison-Williams (from Perfect Stranger)
Murphey, Michael Martin Horse Legends
Murphey, Michael Martin Rangeland Rebel
Murphey, Michael Martin Wildfire: Best 1968-1984
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Songs III
Murray, Anne Greatest Hits
Nelson, Willie Six Hours in Pedernales (with Curtis Potter)
Nelson, Willie What a Wonderful World
Nelson, Willie Clean Shirt (with Waylon)
Nelson, Willie Always on My Mind
Nelson, Willie Here We Go Again (w Wynton Marsalis)
Nelson, Willie Live & Kickin’
Nelson, Willie Milk Cow Blues
Neville, Aaron Tattooed Heart
Neville, Aaron I Know I’ve Been Changed
Newton, Juice American Girl
Nichols, Joe Early Years (aka Joe Nichols)
Nichols, Joe Revelation
Nichols, Joe Real Things
Norwood, Daron Daron Norwood
Orbison, Roy Mystery Girl
Orbison, Roy Best Loved Standards
Ortega, Lindi Little Red Books
Osborne, Joan Pretty Little Stranger
Oslin, KT This Woman
Osmond, Marie I Only Wanted You
Paisley, Brad Who Needs Pictures
Paisley, Brad Part II
Parnell, Lee Every Night’s a Saturday Night
Parnell, Lee Roy We All Get Lucky Sometime
Parton, Dolly Ultimate 20 track
Parton, Dolly From the Heart
Paul, Ellis The Day After Everything Changed
Peters, Gretchen Burnt Toast Offerings
Peters, Gretchen Halcyon
Peterson, Michael Michael Peterson (When the Bartender Cries)
Pinson, Bobby Man Like Me
Post, Kenny Hey Driver
Prairie Oyster What Is This Country
Price, Ray Legendary Country Singer (25 tracks Time Life)
Perhaps the best bargain you will ever get.
Pride, Charley Legendary Country Singer (25 tracks Time Life)
Pride, Charley RCA Country legends
Pride, Charley Tribute to Jim Reeves
Rabbitt, Eddie Greatest Country Hits
Ragnar Honky Tonk Memories. He is a Dane and a great one at that. He came
to the great Mike Headrick and recorded this.
It is okay, but he does have a bit of accent. I
would recommend it for the fact he does covers
of Headrick classics “Helens Arms” “Coming Up
Zero”& “Right to Be Wrong”. 16 tks
Randall, Elliott & Deadmen Caffeine & Gasoline
Randall ,Jon Willin’
Raven, Eddy Best of Eddy Raven
Raven, Eddy Greatest Hits
Raybon, Marty This That and the Other (of Shenandoah)
Raye, Collin Never Going Back
Reed, Jerry Let’s Git it On
Reynolds, Billy Ray Whole Lot of Memories (inc. Hag duet)
Richey, Kim Bitter Sweet
Riggir, Patsy Lay Down Beside Me
Rivera, Scarlet Scarlet Fever (fiddle player & singer who was
featured on the Bob Dylan album “Desire”
Robertson, Jack Honky Tonk Daze (Step One)
Robbins, Marty The Early Years
Robbins, Marty Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
Royal Crown Review Caught in the Act
Ryan, Tim Idle Hands
Ryan, Tim Tim Ryan
Ryan, Tim Seasons of the Heart\
Sanders, Ed Beer Cans on the Moon
Sea, Johnny Day for Decision
Seals, Dan On Arrival
Sears, Dawn Nothin’ But Good
Shocked, Michelle Arkansas Traveller
Singletary, Daryle All Because of You
Ricky Favourite Country Songs
Sonnier, Jo El Tears of Joy
Sons of Pioneers Symphonies of the Sage water. dam. booklet
Sons of Pioneers Teleways Transcriptions water. dam. booklet
Southern Pacific County Line (great country rock cd)
Spacke, Sissy Hangin’ Up My Heart. Sissy surprised everyone
when she did the vocals in the Loretta Lynn bio
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” and she made this fine album as a result of that acclaim, even did a
co-write wit hLoretta on “Smooth Talkin’ Daddy
& guests inc. Rodney Crowell & Roseanne Cash.
Steel Magnolia Steel Magnolia
Lisa Lisa Stewart
Stone, Doug More Love
Strait, George Greatest Hits
Strait, George Very Best 1981-1987
Strait, George Easy Come Easy Go
Strait, George Ten Strait Hits
Stuart, Marty This One’s Gonna Hurt Ya
Supernaw, Doug Deep Thoights from a Shallow Mind
Swift, Taylor Speak Now
Tillis, Mel All His Great Hits
Tillis, Mel Me & Pepper
Tillis, Mel Your Body Is an Outlaw
Tillis, Mel American Originals
Tillis, Pam Rhinestoned
Tillis, Pam Thunder & Roses
Tippin, Aaron Greatest Hits & Then Some
Tippin, Aaron A December to Remember
Tobin, Karen Carolina Smokey Moon
Travis, Randy Storms of Life
Vandygriff, R W The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet
Van Ronk, Dave The Folkways Years (20 tracks)
Van Warmer, Randy Beat of Love/Thing that You Dream 2 on 1
Wailin’ Jennys Bright Morning Stars
Walker, Clay If I Could Make a Livin’
Walker, Clay Clay Walker
Walker, Clay Rumor Has It
Walker, Clay Hypnotise the Moon
Walker, Jerry Jeff Five Years Gone
Wariner, Steve Two Teardrops
Watson, B B Light at the End of the Tunnel (“Hank Drank”)
Wayne, Jimmy Sara Smile
Webb, Jimmy & Webb Bros Cottonwood Farm
Williams, Don Love Stories
Wiggins, John & Audrey John & Audrey Wiggins
Wilder, Webb Do odad
Wilkinsons Here & Now
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club
Williams, Hank Jnr Five-O
Williams, Hank Jnr Pure Hank
Williams, Hank Jnr One Night Stands
Williams, Hank Jnr Family Tradition
Williams, Hank Jnr And Friends
Williams, Mason Of Time & Rivers Flowing
Willis, Kelly Kelly Willis
Willis, Kelly What I Deserve
Willmon, Trent Trent willmon
Wilson, Gretchen Here for the Party
Wilson, Sean/susan McCann 50 Great Songs from the King & Queen
Of Irish Country (Irish)
Wilson, Sean Five Little Fingers (Irish) 20 tracks
Womack, Lee Ann Lee Ann Womack
Wood Brothers w. Alcohol of Fame
Wopat, Tom The Still of the Night
Worley, Darryl Have you Forgotten
Worley, Darryl I Miss My Friend
Worley, Darryl Hard Rain Don’t Last
Wright, Chely Wright in the Middle
Wrights In the Summertime (covers album)
Yates, Lori Breaking Point (Canadian Artist)
Coal Miner’s Daughter Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Stve Earle/ Lee Ann
Womack/ Alan Jackson/Miranda Lambert etc)
Waylon: MusicInside Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon Jennings
w. Jamey Johnson, Shooter, Sunny Sweeney,
Trace Adkins, Randy Houser & new Waylon
Big River Australian Cast Album (Roger Miller gem)
Eight Seconds Soundtrack
Farm Aid Volume One Live 2cds 25 performances
Hitchhiker Exampler 2 13 tracks CBS artists
Honeymoon in Vegas Soundtrack
Imus Ranch Record New artists do old songs .Raul Malo “Life Has
Its Little Ups & Downs” hard to beat 13tks
John Laws Country Collection # 3 20 tracks. Some gems.
King of the Hill Soundtrack Great w , Travis Tritt, Mavericks etc
but you can’t beat Hank Hill’s “Teddy Bear’!!
Lilith Fair Celebration of Women in Music 2cds mix of folk
country. Emmy does “Going Back to Harlan”
Other Side Music From East Nashville 2cds 31 tracks
Perfect World Soundtrack
Radiogram 24 Songs that Inspired Teenage Gram Parsons
Rebels & Outlaws Music from the Wild Side of Life 14 rebellious
Tracks & inc. the picture of Cash giving the bird.
$10 CDS or 3 for $25
Allen, Rex Riding All Day: Life of a Cowboy
Asleep at the Wheel Willie & the Wheel (wit hWillie Nelson)
Asleep at the Wheel Western Standard Time/Keepin’ Me Up 2on1
Atkins, Chet/Tommy Emmanuel Day Finger pickers Took Over the World
Axton,Hoyt Gotta Keep Rollin’ The Jeremiah Years 1979-81
Axton, Hoyt Joy to the World/ Country Anthem 2 on 1
David Thinking Problem (WB)
Ball, David Starlight Lounge
Bandy, Moe Crazy Cajun Recordings
Bare, Bobby All American Boy 21 Greatest Hits
Barnett, Mandy Mandy Barnett (Asylum) divine!!
Barnett, Mandy Winter Wonderland (Christmas)
One of our favourite female vocalists.!!
Barnhill, Joe Joe Barnhill
Beach Boys & Friends Stars & Stripes Vol 1 (River North) w. Lorrie
Morgan, Willie Jnr Brown, Toby Keith etc
Begley, Philomena Old Friends share Old Memories (w. Margo)
Bellamy Brothers Redneck Girls Forever (Curb)
Bellamy Brothers Sons of Beaches (Bellamy)
Bellamy Brothers Crazy from the Heart
Bellamy Brothers Lonely Planet
Berg, Matreca The Dreaming Fields (2011)
John Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Swing (Compadre)
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between (Capitol) Classic debut cd
Bogguss, Suzy Sweet Danger (LDR)
Britt, Catherine Dusty smiles & Heartbreak Cures
Brown, Junior Guit With It
Brown, Junior Twelve Shades
Brown, Junior Semi Crazy
Brown, Marty High & Dry (MCA)
Brown, Marty Wild Kentucky Skies (Hightone) Classic
singer with Hankish hillbilly bent.
Brown, Zac The Foundation
Burgess, Sonny When in Texas ..the young Sonny not Sun artist
Burleson, Ed Perfect World (Tornado) Texas honky tonk
Burleson, Ed My Cold Hard Truth... 2 gems from Ed!
Burns, Billy Don Heroes, Friends & Other Troubled Souls (Rust)
Burns, Billy Don Train Called Lonesome
Byrd, Tracy Definitive Collection
Camp, Shawn Lucky Silver Dollar
Campbell, Glen Somebody to Love
Campbell, Glen Light Years
Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Lionel I Watched it On the radio (MCA)
Cash, Johnny VH1 Storytellers (with Willie) Just brilliant.
Cash, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Sony)
Cash, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits Vol II (Sony)
Cash, Roseanne Essential 2cds 26 tracks 2011
Chambers, Kasey Little Bird (Sugar Hill US pressing)
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Longnecks & Short Stories (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Outlaw inc. great duet wit h Amber Digby
Chesnutt, Mark I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Thank God For Believers (MCA)
Chieftains Down the Old Plank Road: Nashville Sessions
Clark, Guy Old #1/ Texas Cooking
Clement, Jack Guess Things Happen That Way Inc. last ever
Johnny Cash recording. Stunningly great cd.
Cline, Patsy Legendary Country Singer 25 tks Time Life
Best ever single cd of Patsy.
Clark, Gene & Carla Olson In Concert
Coe, David Allan Country & Western (western songs!!)
Coe, David Allan Truckin’ Outlaw
Coe, David Allan Lonesome Fugitive
Coe, David Allan Live
Coe, David Allan 17 Greatest Hits
Collie, Mark Hardin County Line (MCA) A stunningly great
debut when everyting seemed to be grand!!
Right up there with Mark Chesnutt’s debut.
Collie, Mark Born & Raised in Black & White (MCA) “Ballad
Of Thunder Road”
Confederate Railroad Very Best (Rhino) 18 tracks
Conlee, John Live at Billy Bobs
Cooley, Spade Spadella
Crowell, Rodney Keys to the Highway (Lucky Dog)
Daniel, Davis Fightin’ Fire With Fire (Mercury) Brilliant debut
Davis, Mac Very Best & More (“Hard to Be Humble”
Dekle, Mike Sketches
Dekle, Mike Tributes Stunning singer songwriter
Dement, Iris Lifeline
Diffie, Joe Greatest Hits (CBS)
Diffie, Joe Homecoming (Rounder)
Diffie, Joe Definitive (JLD)
Diffie, Joe A Thousand Winding Roads (his superb debut)
Dillard, Rodney I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry (of Dillards)
Dillingham, Craig Almost yesterday (indie gem)
Dillon, Dean Hot Country & Singles (Atlantic)
Dillon, Dean Out of Your Everlovin’ Mind (Atlantic)
Duncan, Johnny Classic Country
Dunn, Ronnie Ronnie Dunn 2011 Solo Cd
Earle, Steve Copperhead Road
Earle, Steve The Hard Way
Earle, Steve Train a Comin’
Don Kin to the Wind (Marty Robbins Tribute)
Elliott, Ronny Poisonville
Ely, Joe Best of Joe Ely (MCA)
Ely, Joe Satisfied at Last 2011
Ely, Joe Honky Tonk Masquerade (MCA)
Evans, Sara Three Chords & The Truth (RCA) Fabulous first
Ewing, Skip Will to Love (MCA) Good as it gets
Faithfull, Marianne Faithless (Castle UK) Great country cd!
Flatlanders Hills & Valleys
Flavin,Mick/Begley.P In Harmony (Irish)
Flying Burrito Brothers Sons of Golden west
Foster & Lloyd Essential
Foster & Lloyd Foster & Lloyd
Foster & Lloyd Faster & Louder
Foster & Lloyd Version of the Truth
Frizzell, David My Life Is Just a Bridge
Frizzell, David Confidentially
Gatton, Danny 88 Elomira Street
Gibson, Nate Sing All the Way Home
Gill, Vince I Still Believe in You (MCA)
Gill, Vince High Lonesome Sound (MCA)
Gill, Vince When I Call Your Name (MCA)
Gill, Vince Next Big Thing (MCA)
Gill, Vince When Love Finds YouMCA)
Gill, Vince The Key (one of the best COUNTRY cds ever)
Gill, Vince The Essential (pre MCA)
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale After Awhile
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Come On Back
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Hightone) autographed
Gordon, Noah I need a Break (Fabulous one & only cd)
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Careful What You wish For (hard to find 3rd cd)
Gregory, Clinton Music & me (Step One) Superb cd.
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Other Rooms (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Hearts in Mind (Universal)
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Too: Trip to Bountiful (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Wings to Fly: An Introduction (MCA)
Griffith, Nanci Flyer
Griffith, Nanci MCA Years: A retrospective
Griffith, Nanci Dustbowl Symphony Nanci’s greatest
hits done with orchestra backing. This is
one of the best of that type ever. The
orchestra enhances ever song beautifully
Haggard, Marty Borders & Boundaries (country w little gospel)
Haggard, Merle Chill Factor (original!)
Haggard, Merle Legendary Country Singer Time Life 25tks A1!!
Haggard, Merle Collection 2cd
Haggard, Merle/ Willie Seashores of Old Mexico
Haggard, Merle Big City (Epic)
Haggard, Merle Unforgettable (EMI)
Hall, Tom t Nashville Storyteller (20 RCA not Mercury tks)
Hand, James Evil Things
Harling, Keith Write it in Stone (MCA)
Harris, Emmylou Songs of the west
Harris, Emmylou Duets
Harris, Emmylou Cowgirl’s Prayer
Harris, Emmylou Luxury Liner
Harris, Emmylou At the Ryman
Harris, Emmylou Elite Hotel
Harris, Emmylou Qtr Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Harris, Emmylou Blue Kentucky Girl
Harris, Emmylou Singin’ with Emmylou Vol 1 20 duets (Raven)
Hart, Freddie Best (Capitol)
Hartford, John RCA Country Legends (also same in bluegrass
but he is a bit of both “Corn Cob Blues” is a
stunner. I won’t bore you again with my
Record Fair story!!....Unless you ask)
Hawkins, Ted Songs from the Boarwalk
Headrick, Mike Moonshine (steel guitar w. Ralph Mooney)
Hillman, Chris/ Herb Pederson At Edwards Barn
Hobart, Rex & Misery Boys Forever Always Ends
Horton, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Coulubia)
Jackson, Alan Precious Memories (gospel))
Jackson, Alan 34 Number Ones 2cds
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Vol 2 2cds
Jackson, Stonewall Waterloo: 19 Great Country songs
James, Sonny Capitol Collectors Series
Jansen, Frank Lolene (see rarities...a great artist)
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live (Epic)
Jones, George Cold Hard Truth
Jones, George 40 Years of Duets
Jones, George Anniversary Ten Years of Hits
Jones, George Walls Can Fall
Jones, George I Am What I Am
Jones, George Essential 2cd
Jones, George A Collection of My Best Recordings
Joss, Scott Souvenirs
Judds Reunion 2cds ...tissues required
Keith, Toby Bullets in the Gun 3D cover
Kentucky Headhunters Electric Barnyard (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters That’ss work (with Johnny Johnson)
Kentucky Headhunters Rave On (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Stompin’Grounds (BNA)
Kershaw, Sammy Better Than I Used to Be (BHR)
Kershaw, Sammy Feelin’ Good Train
Ketchum, Hal Past the Point of Rescue
Kirchen, Bill Have Love will Travel
Koller, Fred No Song Left to Sell (with Shel Silverstein)
Lawrence, Eddy Used Parts
Lawrence, Tracy All wrapped Up for Christmas
Leigh, Danni A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer
Lewis, Jerry Lee Platinum Collection (Elektra country)
Loveless, Patty Mountain Soul (Epic) …stunning album.
Loveless, Patty On Your Way Home (Epic) cd + dvd (Ryman)
Loveless, Patty Strong Heart (Epic)
Lovett, Lyle Natural Forces
Lynne, Shelby Epic Recordings (from her first 3 albums)
McCann, Susan Diamonds & Dreams (Irish country)
McCann, Susan Twenty Country Classics
McCann, Susan Very Best
McCann, Susan Greatest Hits Volume 2
McCann, Susan Part of me
McClinton, Delbert Nothing Personal
McLean, Don For the Memories Vol 1 & 2
McLean, Don Chain Lightning
McLean, Don Sings Marty Robbins
Martin, Dean Dream With the Dean/ Everybody Loves
The Door Is Still Open to My Heart/ I’m the
One Who Still Loves You
As I have mentioned the Collectors Choice label
is getting seriously downsized with a lot of
albums being deleted. These are Dean’s country
(or country flavoured whatever) albums. The
production by Jimmy Bowen is excellent & I like
Dean’s Jerry Wallace double ‘Shutters & Boards
&”In the Misty Moonlight” better than Jerry’s!!
Mattea, Kathy Coal (A stunner! …if you like “Mountain Soul”)
Mavericks Definitive Collection
Miller, Buddy Majestic Silver Strings cd + dvd
Mitchell, Chad Trio That’s the Way It’s Gonna be/ Violets of Dawn
w. John Denver replacing Mitchell (in the clink)
Great stuff & a must if only for “Friendly
Liberal Neighbourhood Klu Klux Klan)
Moffatt, Katy Up Close and Personal (Fuel) Live..
Moore, Justin Outlaws Like Me
Moorer, Alison Definitive Collection
Morgan, Lorrie Moment in Time
Morgan, Lorrie Colour of Roses (Image)
Morton, Tex Essential (2 cds)
Mullins, Dee Continuing Story (Omni)
Murphey, Michael Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (Raven) pre Martin!!
Murray, Anne Harmony
Murray, Anne You Will
Murray, Anne Yes I Do
Murray, Anne As I Am (4 out of print Capitol albums)
Nelson, Willie Across the Borderline (lot of duets)
Nelson, Willie Sound in Your Mind (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Yesterday’s Wine (Justice)
Nelson, Willie You Don’t Know me: Songs of Cindy Walker
(Lost Highway) ..one of his best
Nelson, Willie Me & Paul (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Me & the drummer (Luck) with real dice!!
Nelson, Willie All Time Greatest Volume 1 (all RCA)
Nelson, Willie City of New Orleans (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Spirit (Island)
Nelson, Willie Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks 1959-71
Nelson, Willie Stardust expanded (Sony)
Nelson, Willie Run That By Me One More Time w. Ray Price
Nelson, Willie Take it to the Limit (with Waylon)
Nichols, Joe Greatest Hits (Universal)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Stars & Stripes Forever 2 on 1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Twenty Years of Dirt
Notorious Cherry Bombs Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal) Rodney
Crowell& Vince Gill (“It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips
At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long”)
O’Hara, Jamie Rise Above It (RCA) ex O’Kanes
Orbison, Roy Singles Collection (MGM)
Overstreet, Paul Heroes
Overstreet, Paul Sowin’ Love
Overstreet, Paul Love is Strong
Overstreet, Paul Best of Paul Overstreet
Owens, Buck Very Best Vol 1 (Rhino)
Owens, Buck Collection 1959-90 Sampler (22tks)
Owens, Buck I Don’t Care
Owens, Buck Sings Tommy Collins
Owens, Buck I’ve Got A Tiger By the Tale
Owens, Buck Before You Go/ No one But You
Owens, Buck On the Bandstand
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer (one off gem)
Parnell, Lee Roy Hits & Highways (Arista) …greatest hits + more
Parsons, Gram GP/Grievous Angel 2on 1
Parsons, Gram Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings (Raven 21 tks)
Parton, Dolly Hungry Again (Decca)
Parton, Dolly Trio (WB) with Linda/Emmylou
Paycheck, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Perkins, Carl Go Cat Go (BMG) Last album from 1996 is great
w. duets with Fogerty, Willie, Cash, McCartney+
Powers, Freddy Silver Eagle
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows
Prairie Oyster Only One Moon
Price, Ray 16 Biggest Hits
Rich, Charlie 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Richman, Jonathan Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder) Great/funny.
Riders in the Sky Public Cowboy # 1 Salute Gene Autry(Rounder)
Ringer, Jim Band of Jesse James: Best (Rounder)
Ronstadt, Linda Western Wall (with Emmylou)
Sahm, Doug He’s About a Groover 2cds
Seals, Dan In a Quiet Room (Unlpugged)
Shelton, Blake The Dreamer (WB)
Shelton, Blake Barn& Grill (WB)
Shelton, Blake Pure BS (WB)
Singletary, Daryle Ain’t It the truth (Giant)
Singletary, Daryle Daryle Singletary)
Singletary, Daryle That’s Why I Sing This Way
Skaggs, Ricky Life Is a Journey (Atlantic)
Skaggs, Ricky Solid Ground
Stampley, Tony Rebelultion (great ala la Tritt/Confed.)
Stewart, Dave Blackbird Sessions
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky (Bear Family)
Stone, Doug Greatest Hits
Starit, George 22 More Hits
Strait, George Latest Straitest Greatest Hits
Mel Greatest Hits (1st issue)
Stuart, Marty Let There Be Country (Lucky Dog)
Stuart, Marty Country Music (Columbia)
Stuart, Marty Badlands (Universal) songs of American Indian
Stuckey, Nat Pop a Top
Supernaw, Doug Fadin’ Renegade (Tack Records)
Supernaw, Doug You Still Got Me
Supernaw, Doug Red & the Rio Grande
Talley, James Nashville City Blues (CIM)
Tashian, Barry & Holly Straw Into Gold (Rounder)
Tashian, Barry & Holly Long Shot Story (Rock –a –Lot)
Texas Tornados Zone of Our Own (WB)
Thompson, Hank Seven Decades
Thompson, Hank Hank World
Toliver, Tony Tony Toliver (inc. duet with Haggard)
Travis, Merle Best: Sweet Temptation (Razor & Tie)
Travis, Randy Wind in the Wire (WB)
Travis, Randy Full Circle
Travis, Randy No Holding Back
Travis, Randy Heroes & Friends
Travis, Randy Always & Forever
Travis, Randy High Lonesome
Travis, Randy This Is me
Tucker, Tanya Greatest Hits 1990-1992 ((Liberty) great
Twitty, Conway Lost in the Feeling
Van Shelton, Ricky Loving Proof (Columbia)
Van Shelton, Ricky Wild Eyed Dream
Van Shelton, Ricky III
Vaughan, Carl Yours Forver
Vaughan, Carl Six Feet Deep in the Heart of Texas
Vaughan, Kenny V
Rick Wanted Man only cd by Californian. Tops
Wainwright, Loudon III Her Come the Choppers
Watson, Aaron Live CD + DVD Great young Texan
Wayne, Dallas Big Thinkin’
Wayne, Dallas Here I Am in Dallas
Wayne, Dallas I’m Your Biggest Fan (great deep voice)
Welch, Gillian Revival (Almo)
Welch, Kevin A Patch of Blue Sky
Wells, Kitty Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Wells, Paul David Sounds Good to me ....better than good!!
West/Bryant Stratosphere Boogie Best Vol 1
West/Bryant Last Time (Step One)
White, Michael Familiar Ground (awful cover picture but
the truth is this is Keith Whitley style & with
a very similar deep timbred voice!)
Whitley, Keith RCA Country Legend (the man himself!)
Wilder, Webb Town & Country/Acres of Suede 2cds
Williams, Don Flatlands
Williams, Don Borrowed Tales
Williams, Don Portrait
Williams, Don I Turn the Page
Williams, Don Silver Turns to Gold
Williams, Don Volume III
These are all individual Don Williams albums
not hits packages. Only 1 of each
Williams, Hank Jnr Greatest Hits Vol 3 (WB) “Tear in My Beer”
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club, special ed.cloth bound book cover
Williams, Hank Jnr That’s How they Do It In Dixie: Essential (WB)
Willaims, Hank III Straight to Hell 2cds
Williams, Jason Killer Instincts (appropriately titled as he is
oft rumoured to be Jerry Lee Lewis’ son and he
sings with same verve and style and humour)
Williams, Jett You Are on My Lonely Mind Great cd includes
a slowed down torchy version of “Tear in My
Beer” (hence title cut)
Williams, Lucinda Sweet Old World (Elektra)
Williams, Ron Natural Thing
Wilson, Larry Jon New Beginnings/ Let Me Sing My song to You
2 on 1 with graet appeal to outlaw/ Tony Joe
White fans everywhere.
Wolf, Kate The Wind Blows Wild
Wynette, Tammy Without Walls
Yarbrough, Glenn Each of Us Alone/Bend Down & Touch me
Collectors Choice now OOP 2on 1 McKuen songs
Yates, Billy Billy Yates (w. “Choices”/”Flowers” etc) 10/10
Yoakam, Dwight Under the Covers
Yoakam, Dwight Hillbilly Deluxe
Yoakam, Dwight Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room
Yoakam, Dwight Just Looking for a Hit
Yoakam, Dwight Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Greatest
Hits of the 90s!
Yoakam, Dwight A Long Way Home
Yoakam, Dwight This Time
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs
Young, Steve Solo live/ Switchblades of Love 2 on 1
Avalon Blues Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt ((Vanguard)
Gillian Welch, Lucinda, Earle, Alvin etc
Badlands Tribute to Bruce Springwteen’s Nebraska Hank III
Johnny Cash/ Raul AMlo etc
Caught in the Webb A Tribute to Webb Pierce maybe the best tribute
ever with a who’s who inc. Dale Watson/ George
Jones/ Mandy Barnett/ Emmylou/ Dwight etc.
For Love of Harry Everybody Sings Nilsson (Harry Nilsson Tribute)
23 tracks rock & country. Best Joe Ely “Joy”
Frisco Mabel Joy Revisited:A Mickey Newbury Tribute Americana style
With Kristofferson, Chuck Prophet etc
I Love Tribute to Tom T Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow
Peter Cooper, Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook etc.
Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’ Tribute to the Louvin Brothers (a must. 100% must
It’s Now or Never Tribute to Elvis 15 tracks with everyone from
Dwight, Mavericks, Chris Isaak.
Tulare Dust Tribute to Merle Haggard. This is as godo as it gets
w. Iris Dement/ Dwight/ Katy Moffatt/ Lucinds/
Billy Joe Shaver/ Tom Russell/ Robert Earl Keen etc
Unbroken Circle Tribute to Musical Heritage of the Carter Family
Another Must with George Jones, J R Cash, John
Prine, Del McCoury, Emmylou, Ricky Skaggs etc
All the Kings Men Scotty Moore &D J Fontana with Mavericks, Ronnie McDowell, Joe Ely, Steve Earle etc
Bristol Sessions Vol 1 RCA Country Legends
Bristol Sessions 1927-28 Bear Family cd# 5 (from box set)
Classic Sounds of New Orleans (Smithsonian Folkways 26 tracks
Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs of the West 2cds 40 tracks Great
selection on Collectors choice. Not the usual
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Instrumental Collection (Dancing Cat)
Hillbilly Fever Vol 4 Legends of West Coast (Rhino) 18 tks
Hobo Bop 30 tracks about Hobos, jumping the rail etc
John Laws Country Collection V 1 Much sought as it is the ONLY
place to get “When I Dream” by Jack Clement.
Movin’ On Boppin’ Hillbilly Series 27 tracks on Collector
Label. Lots of Country boogies.
Points West New Directions In Country Music (Hightone)
Great with the best Buddy Miller track ever in
“Garage Sale”, not on anything else.
Raise Your Window A Cajun Music Anthology 20 early tracks
on Country Music Foundation label
Red Hot & Country Aids research project This has a great line up
Johnny Cash “Forever Young”, Mark Chesnutt’s
take on the obscure Haggard track “Goodbye
Comes Hard to Me” & Radney Foster’s “Close
Up the Honky Tonk” are superb but not a match
for the Mavericks with Carl Perkins & Duane
Eddy on “Matchbox....a steal!!
Rig Rock Jukebox A Collection of Diesel Only Records
Similar label to Bloodshot with 16 tracks
...a lot of references to Hank!!
Rounding Up the Gals Great Female Vocals Vol 1 23 tracks on
Jasmine label. Great lot of songs.
Songcatcher Soundtrack with Iris dement/ Emmylou/
Dolly/ Alison Moorer/ Gillian Welch etc
Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville (Crackerbarrel exclusive)
All the young guns who are too good for the
$5 Bluegrass cds
Adair, Tina Just You Wait & See (Sugar Hill)
Anger, Darol/Mike Marshall The Duo (Rounder)
Anger, Darol Generation Nation (compass)
Bailey Bros & Happy Valley Boys Take Me Back to Happy Valley (Rounder
Barie, Jaon The Past is present (Pinecastle)
Bearfoot Doors & Windows Compass)
Benson, Wayne An Instrumental Anthology (Pinecastle)
Blaylock, Audie Cryin’ Heart Blues (Rural Rhythm)
Bluegrass Band Once Again from the Top v.1 Hay oller
Bluegrass Band Once Again from the Top v 2
Boxcars Boxcars (Mountain Home)
Boys from Indiana Good Time Blues (Rebel)
Bradley, Dale Ann Old Southern Porches (Pinecastle)
Bush, Sam Ice Caps (Sugar Hill)
Byrd, Robert Mountain Fiddler (county)
Cherryholmes III Don’t Believe (Skaggs)
Cherryholmes IV Common Threads (Skaggs)
Cleveland, Michael Flamekeeper (Rounder)
Cleveland, Michael Fired Up (Rounder)
Clifton, Bill/ Jimmy Gaudreau River of Memories
Crowe Brothers Brothers n’ Harmony (Rural Rhythm)
Crowe, Lawson, Williams Old Friends Get Together Mountain Home
Cumberland River The Life We Live (Rural Rhythm)
Davis, David Two Dimes & a Nickel (Rebel)
Davis, Jason Steppin’ Out (Pinecastle)
Dillard, Doug Heartbreak Hotel/ What’s That 2on1
Douglas, Jerry & co Get Low Soundtrack
Eberhardt, Cliff School for Love (Red House)
Emerson, Bill & Sweet Dixie Southern (Rural Rhythm)
Emerson& Taylor Appaloosa (Webco)
Emmitt, Drew Across the Bridge (Compass)
Emmitt-Nershi Band New Country Blues (Sci-Fidelity)
Evans, Dave & River Bend Best of the Vetco Years
Foggy Hogtown Boys Golden West (Rural Rhythm)
Gold Heart My Sisters & Me (Rural Rhythm)
Greene, Richard Sales Tax Toddle (Rebel)
Grim, Angelica Look for me (Patuxtent)
Hanna & McEuen Hanna & McEuen (Nitty Gritty D. Bd sons)
Hassler, Carrie And Hard Rain (Rural Rhythm)
Hicks, Bobby Fiddle Patch (Rounder)
Hughes, Donna Hellos, Good byes &Butterflies (R’nder)
Hull, Sierra Secrets (Rounder)
Hurst, Jim A Box of chocolates (jim Hurst)
Ickes, Rob Road Song (Reso Revolution)
Ickes/Leftwich/Pomeroy Three Ring circus
Jackson, Carl Songs of South (Sugar Hill)
Jones, Chris & NightDrivers Cloud of Dust (GSM)
Jones, Diana Better Times Will Come (Proper)
Kallick, Kathy Call me a Taxi (Sugar Hill)
Kane’s River Kane’s River (Doobie Shea)
King Wilkie Wilkie Family Singers (Cas Nueva)
Kohrs, Randy Old Photograph (Rural Rhythm)
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn (Lonesome Day)
Lauderdale, Jim Bluegrass Diaries (Yep Roc)
Leath, Nate Rockville Pike (Pauxtent)
Lewis, Laurie/ Tom Rozum Oak & the Laurel (Rounder)
Lonesome River Band No Turning Back (Rural Rhythm)
Lonesome River Band Best of Sugar Hill Years (S Hill)
Lost& Found Down on Sawmill Road (Rebel)
Lost& Found Love, Lost & Found (Rebel)
Lynch, Claire Crowd Favorites ((Rounder)
Lynch, Claire Whatcha Gonna Do (rounder)
Lynch, Claire New Day (Rounder)
Lynn, Christie Sings Country Gospel Bluegrass
(with Porter Wagoner...his protégé??)
McCutcheon, john Greatest Story Never Told Red House
McCutcheon, john Passage (appalseed)
McKnight, Luke & Thunder Rd leader of the Band (own label)
Marleys Ghost Ghost Town (Sage Arts) Jack Clement prod.
Moneyland Moneyland (McCoury)
Mullins, Joe/Radio Ramblers Rambler’s Call
Mullins, Joe/Radio Ramblers Hymns from the Hills (w. Guests)
Munde. Alan Festival Favorites (Rounder)
Murphey, Michael Martin Buckaroo Bluegrass (Rural Rhythm)
Newfound Road Same Old Place (Rounder)
Newfound Road Live at the Down Home (Rounder)
Nickerson, Ross Let’s Kick It(Bones)
O’Brien, Molly/ Rich Moore Saints & Sinners (Remington Road
O’Connell, Maura Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill)
Osborne, Bobby/ Jesse McReynolds Masters of Mandolin (Pinecastle)
Osborne, Bobby Try a Little Kindness (Rounder)
Osborne, Sonny Early Recordings 1952-3 vol 1 (Crosscut)
Osborne, Sonny Early Recordings 1952-3 vol 2 (Crosscut)
Osborne, Sonny Early Recordings 1952-3 vol 3 (Crosscut)
Paisley, Bob Steeped in Tradition (Bran)
Palmer Divide Radio Singles ((Purple Pig)
Powell, Dirk/Tim O’Brien Songs from teh Mountain (Howdy Skies)
Price,James Fiddlin’the Old Time Way (Rebel)
Red Stick Ramblers My Suitcase Is Always Packed (S. Hill)
Reid, Lou/Baucom, Terry Carolina Blue (Webco)
Rice, Larry Clouds Over Carolina (Rebel)
Rickman, Brandon Young Man Old Soul (Rural Rhythm)
Roys Lonesome Whistle (rural Rhythm)
Seckler, Curly That Old Book of Mine (County)
Shelton, Allen Shelton Special (Rounder)
Shelton, James Alan Guitar Tracks (Copper Creek)
Smith, Kenny & Amanda Live & Learn (Rebel)
Special Concensus 25th Anniversary (Pinecastle)
Stanley, Ralph Early Classics: King Recordings (T-Life)
Steeldrivers The Seeldrivers (Rounder)
Steffey, Adam One More for the Road (Rounder)
Weissberg, Eric & Deliverance Rural Free Delivery (Wounded Bird)
Wheeler Bluegrass Gospel (MME)
Williams, Jeanette Thank You for Caring (w.guests)
Williams, Josh Down Home (Rounder)
Williams, Robin & Linda In the Company of St Strangers S-Hill
Wise, Chubby In Nashville (Pinecastle)
Wright, Lutther & Wrongs Guitar Pickin’ Matyrs Capitol)
Best Loved Bluegrass Twenty All Time Favourites (Rebel0
Bluegrass Tribute to Studio B (Tim Graves,Stacy Scruggs, Daryl Moseley)
Cold Mountain Soundtrack (Alison Krauss)
High on a Mounatin: Time Life Treasury of Bluegrass
I’ll Take Love From the Pen of Louisa Branscomb (w Claire
Lynch/Dale Ann Bradley/ The Whites/ Becky
In Memory of a Friend Tribute to the Music of Randall Hylton (P’castle)
Nashville Harmonicas 30 Harmonica Classics
O Brother, Where Art Thou Soundtrack
BLUEGRASS CDS $10 or 3/$25
Allen, Red Lonesome & Blue: Complete County (Rebel)
Allen, Red Keep on going Rebel & Melodion
Allen, Red Folkways Years 1964-1983 (S-Folkways)
Baker, Kenny Frost on the Pumpkin (County)
Baker, Kenny/B.Hicks Darkness on the Delta (County)
Blaylock, Audie &Redline A Bill Monroe Celebration 2011(Rural Rhythm)
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 1 (Rounder) J d Crowe, Tony Rice,
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 3 (Rounder) Jerry Douglas, Bobby Hicks
Bluegrass Album Band Volume 6 (Rounder)
Blue Highway Fifteenth Anniversary (Rounder)
Blue Highway Marbletown (Rounder)
Blue Highway Through the Window of a Train (Rounder)
Blue Highway Blue Highway (Ceili)
Bonham, Glen Glen Bonham (sings like George Jones!!)
Bradley, Dale Ann Don’t turn Your Back (Compass)
Bush, Sam Circles Round Me (latest)
Charles River Valley Boys Bluegrass & Old Timey Music 30 tks (Fantasy)
Charles River Valley Boys Prestige/Folklore Years (Prestige)
Clements, Vassar Full Circle (OMS) with great guests
Clements, Vassar Vassar’s Jazz (Winter Harvest)
Cordle, Larry/ Glen Duncan Lonesome Standard Time (Sugar Hill)
Cordle, Larry Songs from Workbench (Shell Point)
Cox Family Everybody’s Reaching Out for Someone (R’der)
Cox Family Just When You’re Thinking It is Over (asylum)
Cox Family Beyond the City (Rounder)
Crowe/Lawson/Williams Old Friends Get Together (Mountain Home)
Dry Branch Fire Squad Live at Newbury Fort Firehouse 2cd
Dry Branch Fire Squad 30th Anniversary (Rounder)
Haden, Charlie Family & Friends (Decca)
Hall, Andy Sound of the Slide Guitar (Sugar Hill)
Harrell, Michael Reno Ways to Travel Excellent folky style
Hartford, John RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Johnson,Mark/Emory Lester Acoustic Vision (Bangtown)
King, James Thirty Years of Farming (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison New Favourite (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison Too Late To Cry (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison/ Cox Family I Know Who Hold Tomorrow
Krauss, Alison Every Time You Say Goodbye (Rounder)
Lewis, Laurie The Golden West (Hightone)
Lewis/ Scruggs/Long Lifteimes 2cds (Earl Scruggs’ latest)
Liliy Brothers & Don Stover 1952-53 (Rounder)
McReynolds, Jesse Songs of grateful Dead (Woodstock)
McReynolds, Jesse Dixie Road (OD)
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Part 1 (OMS) both
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Part 2 (OMS) great!
Martin, Benny Fiddle Collection Spec. Edition (CMH)
Martin, Steve The Crow (with guests)
Monroe, Bill An Introduction (25 tks MCA)
Murphy, Jimmy Electricity (Sugar Hill)
Nashville Bluegrass Band Twenty Year Blues (Sugar Hill)
O’Brien, Tim Red on Blonde (Sugar Hill) Dylan tribute
O’Connor, Mark Thirty Year Retrospective 2cd (OMAC)
Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Collection (CMH)
Parton, Dolly Halos & Horns (Sugar Hill)
Parton, Dolly Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)
Reno & Smiley On Stage (County)
Rowan, Peter Best of Sugar Hill Years (Sugar Hill)
Scott, Darrell A Crooked Road 2cds (Full Light)
Scruggs, Earl Family & Friends (Rounder)
Skaggs, Ricky Solo, Songs My Dad Loved (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Instrumentals (Skaggs)
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel) 2011 gospel
Stanley, Ralph Shine On (rebel)
Sutton, Bryan Not too Far from the Tree (Sugar Hill)
Sutton, Bryan And Friends Almost Live (Sugar Hill)
IIIRd Tyme Out Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out
Travers, Fred Time After Time dobro (Pinecastle)
Tyminski, Dan Wheels
Troy, Billy Broken Moon 1. Whites/David Frizzell etc
Ulisse, Donna Walk this Mountain Down (Hadley)
Ulisse, Donna When I Look Back (Hadley)
Vincent, Rhonda New Dreams & Sunshine (Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda Destination Life (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream Come True( Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda Good Thing Going (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Storm Stll Rages (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Trouble Free (WB)
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin’ Live (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Written in the Stars (WB)
Vincent, Rhonda Back Home Again (Rounder)
White, Roland Trying to Get to You (Sugar Hill)
White, Roland Wasn’t Born to Rock & Roll (Tompkins)
Whites A Lifetime in the Making (Ceili)
Arkansas Traveller Music from Little House on the Prairie
Country Slide 25 tracks Old timey great.
O Sister2 Woman’s Bluegrass Collection
BLUEGRASS $15 & UP
Aldridge, Darin & Brooke So Much in Between $15 duets 2011 Jerry
Produced. Very nice duets.
Blake, Norman Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm $20 (Shan.)
Blake, Norman Chattanooga Sugar Babe $20 (Shan.)
Blake, Norman/Nancy While Passing Along This Way $20 Shan.
Dock Legendary Singer & Banjo Player
Bradley, Dale Ann Somewhere South of Crazy $18 2011 10/10
How can I say this without being unkind? Dale
Ann’s visits to Jenny Craig have paid off. She
looks great on the cover & has never sounded
Cordle, Larry Murder on Music Row $20 (Shell Point)
Dailey& Vincent Sing the Statler Bros. $20 Crackerbarrel excl.
These guys are great. This is a knockout.
Dailey& Vincent Dailey & Vincent $15
Douglas, Jerry Southern Fillibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor 15
Flatt& Scruggs Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury 03)$18
Flatt& Scruggs Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury 92)$15
Fleck, Bela The Bluegrass Sessions $18
Greencards The Brick Album $18 (guests inc. V Gill)
Grisman, David Tone Poems (with Tony Rice) $20 40pg book
Grisman, David Tone Poems II (w. MartinTaylor) $20 40pg bk
Grisman, David Quintet Twenty Year Retrospective 3cds $30
Grisman, David Dawg Duos $20 (all Grisman on Acoustic Disc)
Grisman, David Life of Sorrow $18
Holcomb, Roscoe High Lonesome Sound $20 (Smithsonian)
Hull, Sierra Daybreak $20 (Rounder)
Kentucky Colonels Living in the Past $20 (Sierra)
Lauderdale, Jim Rhyme & Reason $15 2011 (Sugar Hill)
McCoury, Del The Family (Ceili) $18
McCoury, Del Del & the Boys (Ceili) $18
McCoury, Del Cold Hard Facts (Rounder) $18
McCoury, Del A Deeper Shade of Blue (Rounder) $18
McCoury, Del My Dixie Home (Rebel) $15
Martin, Steve Rare Bird Alert $18 2011 w. Dixie Chicks etc
Mellons, Ken Rural Route $20 (Ken Mellons) 2011
Monroe, Bill Live Recordings 1956-69 (Smith.Folkways)
Nashville West Nashville West $20 Clarence White (Sierra)
New Lost City Ramblers American Moonshine & Prohibition $20
Smithsonian Folkways. Classic
Nugent, Alecia Hillbilly Goddess (Rounder) Patty Loveless fans
Phipps Family Faith, Love & Tragedy $20 (Folkways) gem
Rice, Tony Sings Gordon Lightfoot (Rounder) $20
Rice, Tony Cold on the Shoulder (Rounder) $18
Rice, Tony Church Street Blues (Sugar Hill) $18
Rowan, Peter Bluegrass Boy (Sugar Hill) $15
Rowan, Peter First Whippoorwill (Sugar Hill) Monroe trib. $15
Seldom Scene At the Scene (Sugar Hill) $18
Sizemore, Charlie Heartache Looking For a Home $20 (Rounder)
Sizemore,Charlie Good News (Rounder) Superb singer. $18
Sizemore,Charlie Story Is: Songs Of Tom T Hall $20 (Rebel)
Sizemore,Charlie Back Home (Rebel) $18
Charlie Sizemore replaced Keith Whitley as
Ralph Stanley Bank vocalist and has a similar
Feel. A honky tonk vocalist at its best.
Skaggs, Ricky History of the Future (Skaggs) $15
Skaggs, Ricky Honouring the Fathers of Bluegrass (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky/Tony Rice Skaggs & Rice (Sugar Hill) $20
Skaggs, Ricky Country Hits Bluegrass Style $20 latest
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules (Skaggs) $18
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross $18 (gospel)
Skaggs, Ricky Songs Of Bill Monroe $18 .
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel) 2011 gospel
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Sweethearts $20 (Rebel)
All duets w. Iris Dement/ Pam Tillis etc)
Stanley Brothers On Radio (Rebel) $15
Stanley Brothers Earliest Recordings: Complete Rich-r-tone
Starling, John/Carl Jackson Spring Training (w. Nash Ramblers) $20
Stoneman, Scotty 1965: Live in LA w. Kentucky Colonels (Sierra)
Stoenmans 107 Degrees & Getting Hotter $18 (19tks)
IIIrd Tyme Out Live at the Mac (Rounder) $15
Whites Give a Little Back $20 (Step One)
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA) $20 long out of print
Gram Parson Notebook Last Whippoorwill $20 Carl Jackson & Friends
have completed some partial Gram Parsons
songs as well as redoing some favourites.
Inc. Woodys, Jim Lauderdale/ Skaggs etc.
Mamas Hand Bluegrass & Mountain Songs About Mama $15
O Sister Women in Bluegrass Vol 1 $15
GOSPEL (all sorts)
There will be some overlapping in the general listings as well. Bg=bluegrass C=country bg/c means bit of both
Blind Boys of Alabama Take the High Road $15 c
Conlee, John Turn Your eyes Upon Jesus $15 c
Daniels, Charlie Songs from the Longleaf Pines $10 bg/c
Dillard, Rodney Don’t Wait for the Hearse to Take You to
Church $18 bg/c
Glaser, Tompall Outlaw to the Cross $20 c
Holloway, Ken Ken Holloway $18 c great artist.
James, Joni One Hundred Voices $15 pop/country
Judds Spiritual Reflections c $10
Lynn, Loretta All Time Gospel Favourites 2cds $18 c
Lynn, Loretta Peace in the Valley $15 c
Lynn, Loretta All Time Gospel Favourites 1cd $10 c
Monroe, Bill Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord $10 bg
Mullins, Joe Hymns from the Hills $5 bg
Price, Ray Faith $15 c
Price, ray Songs of Inspiration $18 c (Varese)
Scott, Mike Take Me Lord & Use me $5 bg
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross $18 bg
Skaggs, Ricky Mosaic $15 bg
Skaggs, Ricky/Whites Salt of the Earth $18 bg/c
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer $18 2011 bg
Stanley, Ralph/Joe Isaacs Gospel Gathering $15 bg
Stanley, Ralph Shine On $10 bg
Stanley Brothers Essential Gospel Masters $15 bg
Stanley, Ralph Almost Home $15 bg
Sullivan, Jerry & Tammy Tomorrow $15 bg/c
Bluegrass Gospel Songbook $15 (Rounder) 13 tks $10
Country Bluegrass Homecoming $15 bg/c $15
Country Bluegrass Homecoming V 2 $15 bg/c with guests each 20 tracks
**Bill Anderson’s 50th Celebration. 5 dvds $110. Bill talks and sings with guests, Fascinating highly charismatic. This is part of the excellent Country Family Reunion series
** Jeff Bates: One Day Closer Live $8
**Last Train Home Live at Iota 100 minutes $10 Eric Brace
**Loretta Lynn From Her Many Years on the Wilburn Brothers Show 80 minutes 36 songs $25
**Barbrara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters Show $35 Time Life OOP 3dvd 270 minutes with guests including Johnny Cash & June Carter, Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, John Schneider & Many more.
**Del Reeves Country Carnival Volume 1 $25 with Bobby Goldsboro, Bob Luman, Tom T Hall, Skeeter DAvius etc
**Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar Time Life OOP $25 107 min colour movie with Carl & Pearl Butler, Faron Young, Webb Pierce, Billy Walker, Lefty Frizzell, Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, Connie Smith etc. Loose plot, but who cares!
**Porter Wagoner Show 20 dvd set $350 The guest list reads like a
Who’s who of country music. Extremely well put together but you will
need two full days to get through them eveni f you don’t sleep. If you want to try before you buy I have an additional # 19 & #20 for $22 each
**Billy Walker’s Country Carnival Voluem 1 $25 Running time 130 minutes with guets including Ed Bruce, Jack Greene, Hank Snow, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jimmy C Newman and of course the Tal lTexan
**Wilburn Brothers Show 4 dvds $90 approx 8 hours including greats
such as Loretta KLynn, Ernest Tubb, Vernon Oxford, the Carter Family reunion with Maybelle & Sara.
**Pure Country 2: The Gift $28 George Strait with Katrina Elam...and what do you know the cast iucludes Bronson Pinchet (aka Belki and also
Serge from Beverly Hills Cop movies)
**Songwriters I have only 1 copy and due to copyright technicalities this is all I can get. $140 5dvds This is superb. It features the following songwriters who talk about songs they have written and sing them. To hear the writer sing is fascinating. Includes:Bill Anderson/ Buddy Cannon/ Wayne Carson/ Jerry Chesnut (to hear Jerry do “Good Year for the Roses” is worth the price alone...what a character)/ Guy Clark claimed as a Texan but Nashville resident since 1971!/ Hank Cochran (not long before he passed away...very frail/ Larry Cordle/ Vince Gill (a bit out of place)/ Jna Howard/ Angela Kaset/ Dickey Lee/ Richard Leigh/ Curly Putnam/ Leslie Satcher/ Don Schlitz/ Tom Schuyler/ Jeannie Seely/ Whitey Shafer/ Sonny Throckmorton/ Norro Wilson. As a bonus ...yep a 6th dvd...is “The Door Is Always Open”, the Sue Brewer story (subject of the song “On Susan’s Floor” written by Shel Silverstein but recorded by Hank Jnr and Gordon Lightfoot) who helped many a struggling writer, This is from the early 80s and is 90 minutes plus with great artists and songwriters (30 songs) inc. rare performances by Harlan Howard, Merle Kilgore And Mack Vickery.
TV SHOWs NEW
**“Adventures of Jim Bowie: Complete Firs tSeason” 5DVDs 38 episodes
with Scott Forbes as the fearless and mighty adventuring man. $30 16hrs.
**Real McCoys Best Volume 1 $5 69 minutes Walter Brennan!!
**Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Season 2 In Full Colour 10 hours 23 episodes in remastered quality $25
NON COUNTRY NEW
**Musicares Tribute to Neil Young $15 Over 70 mins. Lots of great artists
but best is Wilco doing Buffalo Springfield song “Broken Arrow”.
Though Jackson Browne “Don’t Let it Bring You Down” is not shabby.
**No Direction Home: Bob Dylan a Martin Scorcese picture 2 dvd $10
**Pink Floyd London 1966/67dvd + cd $10
COUNTRY AS NEW
**Jason Aldean “Wide Open” CD + DVD $10
**Garth Brooks The Entertainer 5dvds Tin box set $35 OOP
**Johnny Cash The Man His World His Music $10
**John Denver The Wildlife Concert” $15 113 minutes
**Merle Haggard “Poet of the Common Man” + “Live in Conert” $15 2 sh
**Highwaymen “CMT Presents American Revolutions” $10 79 minutes
**Highwymen: One the Road Again $15 17 tracks
**Alsion Krauss A HundredMiles or More Live from the TrackingRoom$15
**Jerry Lee Lewis “Last Man Standing” $15
**Mavericks Live in Austin Texas $18 135 minutes +
**Willie Nelson “Some enchanted Evening” $10
**Willie Nelson “The Authorised Biography” $10
**Willie Nelson/Ray Price/ Merle Haggard “Last of the Breed” $18 2hrs
**Dolly Parton “Live& Well” $18
**Sugarland Blood, Love, Hope Lust & Steam $5
**Rhonda Vincent & Rage “RAgin Live” $18
**Texas Tornados Live From Austin City Limits $18 75 mins. Great
Tammy Wynette Essential Collection $5
**Dwight Yoakam Live from Austin $15
**Country Anthology Volume 1 25 American No 1 Hits $5
**Country Anthology Volume 2 25 American No 1 Hits $5 video clips.
**Country Anthology Classics Vol 2 $5 25 clips
OTHER AS NEW
**Elvis Costello Club Date: Live in Memphis $15 165 minutes & 5 duets with Emmylou Harris .
**Mac Arnold Return to the Blues 2dvds $10
TV AS NEW
**Bozo: The World’s Most Famous Clown 4dvd 12 hrs $15
Thanks for reading.
THERE WILL BE ONE MORE WALK IN SALE PRIOR CHRISTMAS. IT WILL BE END OF NOVEMBER BUT HAVEN’T DECIDED ON EXACT DATE AS YET. IF YOU WOULD LIKE INVITE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.