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April 2012 Newsletter
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Yesterday & Today Records
Miranda NSW 2228
Phone: (02) 95311710
Australia post has recently upped its prices (again!). Whilst the service is reliable it basically gives us possibly the world’s most expensive service. We aim to break even on postage and will use the best method to minimise costs. One good innovation is the introduction of the “POST PLUS” satchels, which replace the old red satchels and include a tracking number. Available in 3 sizes they are 500 grams ($7.20) 3kgs ($11.40) 5kgs ($14.50). The latter 2 are perfect for larger interstate packages as anything over 500 grams even is going to cost more than $11.40. We can take a cd out of a case to reduce costs. Basically 1 cd still $2. 2cds $3 and rest as they will fit.
If you are receiving our newsletter for the first time it may be a bit mind boggling. For starters you won’t see any of the major label Nashville cds promoted here. If you want any most will be listed in the $10 section and $5 section. We offer almost an alternate universe, where everything is great and most importantly can still be accurately referred to as country music.
In addition to our newsletters we have 6 or so walk in sales per year. The next one will be Saturday 26th May. This is usually the best as well, especially weather wise. It is by invitation so if you would like to come...believe me it is worthwhile...then please let me know. There will be lots of new stuff and some incredible bargains. Don’t miss out. There are several big buys happening between this newsletter & then.
Enjoy the newsletter and please note we have several great offers.
$5 cds...mix and match from anywhere in newsletter...buy 2 get 1 free ie 3 for $10
$10 cds...mix and match from anywhere in newsletter...buy 2 get 1 free ie 3 for $20
$15 cds are 3 for $40
Book of Lists
I started this last year and invited lists from people of their favourite albums. Space constraints meant I ahd to curtail it for a while but everyone seemed to like it so will start again. One I had held over was from Dave od Glen Innes and it is appropriate to include here as one of the cds he selected was actually one I have bee nlucky enough to obtain a copy of...in the rarities...it is James Prosser and here is Dave’s lists. He was one of possibly 3 people lucky to score an advance of that album.
Top 20 CD's.
1.Mark Chesnutt. Too Cold At Home.
2.Mark Chesnutt. What A Way To Live.
3.Doug Supernaw. Red And Rio Grande.
4.Vern Gosdin. Till The End.
5.Billy Hardwicke Jnr. Too Country.
6.Tracy Lawrence. Alibis.
7.Jeff Chance. Picture On The Wall.
8.James Prosser. Life Goes On. *****rarities
9.Kenny Seratt. Best Of Volume 1.
10.David Ball. Thinkin' Problem.
11.Ricky Van Shelton. Fried Green Tomatoes.
12.Doug Sahm. Return Of Wayne Douglas.
13.David Oxford. Self Titled. ****rarities
14.Kenny Chesney. In My Wildest Dreams.
15.Collin Raye. All I Can Be.
16.Mario Martin. Keep It On The Country Side. ****rarities
17.Ken Hollaway. Self Titled.
18.Monty Holmes. All I Ever Wanted.
19.Ron Williams. Self Titled.
20.Keith Palmer. Self Titled.
Top 10 LP's.
1.Janie Fricke. I'll Need Someone To Hold Me When I Cry.
2.Johnny Duncan . & Janie Fricke Nice N Easy.
3.Mel McDaniel. Now You're Talkin'.
4.Don Williams. Visions.
5.Dave And Sugar. Self Titled.
6.Nat Stuckey. Independence.
7.Skeeter Davis. The Best Of Skeeter Davis.
8.Tommy Overstreet. Welcome To My World Of Love.
9.Oak Ridge Boys. You're The One.
10.Ed Bruce. I Write It Down.
So I invite your lists. It doesn’t have to be best of....worst ....anything will do provided it is G rated.Thanks in anticipation and thanks to Dave. Mark Chesnutt is certainly or was certainly one of the most consistent performers in the early 90s & “Too Coldat Home” is mighty fine.
First newsletter of 2012 is always the one we pick our best of the previous year and for probably the second or third time in our history I have a tie. Equal are the wonderful albums by Bob Manning & W C Edgar. For the benefit of new readers I will include a reprise of their reviews:
1. Bob Manning & the Honky Tonk Road Show “Just What I Wanted” $28 This seriously reminds me of Merle Haggard, but a Merle Haggard of the MCA & early Epic period where he wrote & sung some of the best reflective songs he ever did, but songs which may not have had the immediacy of some of his work but ultimately proved to be some of the best things he ever did. Two in particular come to mind in “Footlights” and “What Am I Gonna Do With the Rest of My Life”.Bob Manning has a similar nuance. “Look Away My Darlin’ ” is about a man facing the gallows...figuratively or literally I am not sure....but he is repentant“Tell our boy the wage of sin lies in the ground” Fabulous song. “Linger Longer Lounge” is a barroom mid tempo weepy...the happy hour isn’t happy at the linger longer lounge....”they tell of loves that’s lost, why cheater’s cheat, the lives that’s come undone”.....”the happy hour’s a little different at the linger longer lounge”. Love it!! “Sally’s Antique Store” sees our hero visit to see his little corner of Sally’s Antique Store where all the products of his broken relationship are to found. Okay, it may not be a happy album, but then again the best country music isn’t. What I like about this are the instrumental subtleties. The steel playing of Doug Jones is really admirable. Incidentally Bob is married to Kimberly Murray, well in line for album of the year....maybe they can wrestle off for it. Don’t forget the Kleenex.
1.W C Edgar “Old School Survivor” $28 Great second album which is right up there with his wonderful debut, ‘Alcohol of Fame’. All songs are by W C and he has very traditional values. “Old School Survivor” is an anti-Nashville rant which is right up there with some of the best of our hero Dale Watson. (I do wonder when someone is going to do an anti-Nashville song called “Shooting Fish in a Barrel!). You have to admire WC’s dedication…”Old School Survivor” is dedicated to “Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Corporate Radio and everyone else that’s really screwed up Real Country Music as we know it.” W C’s voice reminds me of Marty Haggard, which is a compliment. It is that characteristic drop a la Lefty at the end of the line which is something to give goosebumps. He tackles the themes of honky tonk music as good as anyone out there and also does a top rodeo song, appropriately called “Rodeo Game”, about the special breed of“hombre” who competes. “Dallas” is a real tear jerker, a great play on words about the custody of his son. The Cosmic Cowboy, sentimental old fluff that he is has even rated it up there with the David Oxford classic “Don’t Tell the Babies”, the highest accolade you can get. All I can say it God Bless W C Edgar!!
3.Gene Roberts “Shuffle Back to Me” $28 all songs by Chuck Cusimano. His new album reviewed below.
4.Roy Sludge “Too Drunk to Truck” $28 Old style Dave Dudley voice, and great songs. Junior Brown fans should also lap this up.
5. Kimberley Murray “Another Day of Lonely” $28 Recently married the above Bob Manning. A full duet album would be a knockout....low & behold...due
end of month is “For One Night Only” Bob Manning & Kimberley Murray.
ORDER NOW...will be send immediately available.
I will also include the Swedish Cowboy’s Top 15. For the unitiated, the Swedish Cowboy favours the shuffle over the ballad, generally more than one ballad is too many....but he has great taste.
David Ferguson “David Ferguson” $25 Cowboy Jack Clement may not be a familiar name to everyone but he should be. He started as Sam Phillips’ right hand man at Sun Records and forged a career as one of country music’s greatest songwriters and a diabolically under-recorded artist in his own right. In saying that I’d suggest all he has recorded is necessary in any collection but one song in particular stands as one of the greatest things ever recorded, that being Jack’s amazing “When I Dream (I Dream of You)”, which is a staple of midnight to dawn radio stations across the country and I’d dare say the world. First thing that strikes me is how much like Jack Clement David Ferguson sounds. It is uncanny but I am assured David is doing the singing. David has a career as an engineer with perhaps his best known work being engineer on Johnny Cash’s American Recordings: it was David who did all the solo recordings in Cash’s house. He also played Cowboy Jack in the movie “Great Balls of Fire”, about Jerry Lee Lewis.
That’s an intro which leads on to this album. It may be a big call but honestly it is as good as anything I have ever heard. Ten out of ten does not do it justice. He is joined by Jack and some of Jack’s friends such as famed producers & writers Allen Reynolds(...some bloke named Brooks!) and Jim Rooney (Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement), Del McCoury, Shawn Camp, great instrumentalists such as Michael Cleveland, Jason Carter, Jamie Howard etc, and some great drop ins such as John Prine and more. The wonderfully simple arrangement of the 12 Jack Clement songs works superbly.
Best for mine is “Someone Brought My Old Home Town” (recorded by Bobby Bare), a wonderful tale of nostalgia with some great Cowboy speak lyrics (“used to like to listen to the tales of the old men who sat around the old park square But the piddlers and the whittlers and the checker boards're gone”). The nostalgia theme is brilliantly continued on “I’ve Got a Thing About Trains”, a song so good it was recorded by Johnny Cash and Bobby Bare...count Dave Ferguson in that hallowed company and be prepared for a surprise as to who does the best version. Jack Clement played an important part in the career of Charley Pride and one of Charley’s biggest was Jack Clement’s wonderful “I Know One”. Superb version here, as is “Baby is Gone”, also a big one for Charley. This is such a wonderful album that every song takes on a fresh new feel. I have only mentioned the best known songs but the comment applies to everything on this gem Jack acts as executive producer on this and hopefully there will be more to come from this great man. David Ferguson is a stunning student. Fabulous stuff.
Alamo Jones “The Voice in Black” $28 Jack Clement also has a connection in that Alamo is a dj on Jack’s internet Outlaw Radio Station. Alamo is actually Chance Martin, and fans of that great independent artist T Jae Christian will recall that T Jae featured Chance on his superb album “Marriage on the Rocks”. What Chance as Alamo has given us is a classic outlaw album a la Waylon, but Alamo will remind many of Johnny Cash. “Jones Hill” is a great song of regret, a theme that occurs in classic outlaw songs. Of course “Jones Hill” is a visit to a grave site but “the road keeps calling”. Classic. “Satan’s Bouquet” sees the singer criticising a lover for leaving the straight and narrow. “You’ll remember me when your beauty fades...when you’re holding nothing but Satan’s bouquet”...love the venom. “An Outlaw’s Got His Pride” is again a classic Waylon style song. “Why” is a reflective song in which he questions “why do I do the things i do”. “Don’t Look for Me” is a message to continue forward in life. Again some good put downs. This is a classic. All songs are by Alamo/Chance and deserve the highest plaudits. Great cover photo sees Alamo against a backdrop of the Ryman. It is in no way a parody of Waylon & Cash. Just a great album which pays a healthy nod to these legends. The fact all are original songs gives it extra marks.
Chuck Cusimano “I Wrote This” $28 I think I need a bit of analogy. I am a huge rugby league fan. Russell, aka the Rascal from Warren, was a highly promising junior rugby league player in several country area of NSW until an injury curtailed his career. He has told me many times of the indigenous players that were playing in various country areas who could do things as well as any of the city players but for varying reasons never made it to the city. There were exceptions of course. Larry Corowa from northern NSW was a sensation for Balmain and Australia and Ewan McGrady from Moree was so successful in his first year for my team, the Bulldogs, that he won the Rothman’s Medal. Russell told me that as great as these two were, there were better players who simply didn’t want to leave their hometown. Now, I would say Chuck Cusimano was in that category. Houston may be not Moree but you should get the idea. He is literally as good as anyone I’ve heard. He reminds a little of George Strait around his wonderful “Beyond the Blue Neon”, with perhaps a little more Haggard vocal nuance. The songs are superb. We had an indicator of that with the excellent Gena Roberts “Shuffle Back to Me”, an album with every song written by Chuck. This is his latest album A little swing, a little honky tonk and a cry in the beer ballad. All done with such an excellence that you would wonder why he wasn’t a full blown star. He looks a lot like actor Wilfred Brimble. Best song for mine is “Damned Demons”, a honky tonk classic, but the swing “Time off for Bad Behaviour’ and the gentle “San Antonio Waltz” are superb. This came out at the end of last year and apart from the regular 12 songs there are two Christmas bonus tracks. “Won’t Be Christmas” could be off a Merle Haggard Christmas album. But the final track “Ten Dollar Toy” will surprise an delight. It is a Red Sovine meets Porter Wagoner narration which will please the toughest critic.
We also have Chuck’s earlier albums:
*Swing Me a Song $28
*Wind, Blow My Blues Away $28
*We Were Cowboys $28 (western style, original songs)
Garry Ash “Man in the Moon” $28 This is a pure honky tonk album and you could imagine going to Austin and seeing Garry at the Broken Spoke or the Continental and thinking you’ve seen the best show you have ever seen. It is Texas Dancehall magic, perhaps like a little less rustic version of the great James Hand. He starts with “I Came Here to Drink” and you know he isn’t there on a research project. “Possum and Price” is a ‘Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Soul’ style song dedicated to George & Ray respectively. Nice mournful steel guitar Robby Springfield is on steel and is outstanding throughout. “Everything is Bigger in Texas” pays a fitting homage to his home state. Great stuff.
Jody Jenkins “Cars, Bars & Guitars” $28 Third album by this Texas honky tonker, part recorded in Nashville and part in San Antonio. He reminds of the classic country artists of the early 90s along the lines of Tracy Byrd, Daryle Singletary, Tracy Lawrence etc. All bar one of the songs are written by Jody. Best is probably the wonderful Tex-Mex romp, “Beer Drinkin’ People” with some great accordion work courtesy of David Lee Garza. “Runnin’ “ reminds of something the Mavericks may have done. Has a nice edge. You just wish they would still do some country music like this around Nashville.
Norman Wade “Cold Hard Country” $28 Norman is a demi-god at Yesterday & Today Records. Ten years ago we were told Norman would have a new album “next week”. Well, better late than never I say. Actually there are 3 brand new songs with 7 other songs making their first cd appearance, being taken from some of Norm’s old 45s To the unitiated Norman is probably the hardest hard country singer in the Hank Williams vein since Vernon Oxford and even then Vern is smooth by comparison. The new songs are all great. ‘Cajun Fiddling Joe” is an excellent toe tapper. “The Papers” is a duet with Debbie Grisham, wife of steel guitar wizard, Doyle Grisham, whilst “Tomorrow You’ll Be Gone” was written by the great Marty Robbins. One of the old tracks actually has Marty playing piano on it. Norm worked for Marty And Jim Glaser at some time, but certainly has none of their smooth approach. He is loved by all.
We have some very hard cds to get in the Rarities section. These are like hen’s teeth. Also have very limited stocks of other cds:
*Best of Norman Wade Vol 1: King of the Honky tonks $28
*From Nashville to You $28
*Remember Country $28
*Pure Country $28
*Warning! This Album Contains Old Time Country Music $28
*For a Minute There $28
(last 2 we have 2 original copies of each as well as 2 reissue copies)
Gene Watson “Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits” $30 Gene is one of the greatest stylists in country music history. He has been recording since the 70s on Capitol, MCA, CBS, Step One and several other labels. He has gone back and re-recorded these songs so as to give a classic cross label selection. From the Capitol years none is better than “Paper Rosie” a classic ballad about an old woman who sells paper roses. This is even better than the original and that is saying something. So I would recommend this to those who have a lot of Gene Watson or those who want to have a great 75 minutes of this genius. Over the years we have been asked a lot for “Carmen’ and Gene nails the version here.
DVD Tru-Country Season Three 3dvds 12 episodes approx 6 hours $48 These are superbly recorded, both from a visual and audio perspective. They present a US cable tv show produced by Heather Myles, one of the very favourite female vocalists we have ever carried. Each show features some of the best independent country artists around today. There are also some classic artists. Appearing on this are Johnny Rodriguez, a little more leathery than we may have seen him but singing as fine as ever. Also appearing are Becky Hobbs, if there is a better female piano pounder in country music, please tell me. Merle’s wonderful ex Leona Williams is superb. Hank’s daughter Jett Williams presents a pair of Hank classics, whilst Jake Penrod is the ultimate Hank imitator. Others include Jody Nix, son of Hoyle Nix, and a fine honky tonker and swing artist. Others include great artists such as Danni Leigh, James Intveld, Rick Shea (both representing the best of West Coast country), the legendary Johnny Bush, the fabulous Miss Leslie, the only female I have seen who consistently sings like George Jones) and I still haven’t mentioned the wonderful Ray Price influenced Jake Hooker and that Texas honky tonker Bobby Flores.
We also have a copy or two of Season One & Season Two (each $48...same set up as this with different artsists. Season two for example features Georgette Jones.
Bobby Bare “Hard Time Hungrys/ The Winner & Other Losers” $28 Two of Bare’s albums on the one cd. “Hard Time Hungrys” has been out on cd before and has great relevance to the current financial situation in the US. Scary in fact. “The Farmer Feeds Us All” is a classic Depression era tale of hard times. The “Winner & Other Losers” came out a year after and featured one of Bare’s wittiest songs, teh pseudo gospel “Drop Kick Me Jesus (through the goalposts of life)” which despite the irreverence was not written by Shel Silverstein but Paul Craft. Of course Shel wrote “The Winner” (with its wonderful line about his teeth looking like chiclets after being knocked out).
Burl Ives “Sweet, Sad & Salty: the Nashville Years” $28 A great 31 tracker which features 60s and early 70s tracks recorded under the direction of Own Bradley. Burl’s Nashville recordings were previously available on a Bear Family box set which is unfortunately out of print. What Burl did have was seemingly unlimited access to the best songwriters and some of the best Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard songs first found their way into the world on Burl Ives albums of this period. Songs such as “Little Bitty Tear” are timeless. It of course includes some standards; Burl’s version of “Long Black Veil” is hard to beat, but he also paid due reverence to his folk heritage with songs such as “Hobo Jungle” and “Unemployment Check”. As always his voice comes across as wonderfully smooth and distinct. There are 5 or 6 songs on here that were not on the Bear box.
Amy Francis “Balladacious” $28 She is a native of San Antonio and recently received a 5 star review in Country Music People. She does country standard with an excellent band led by steel player. Tommy Detamore. There are mixed reactions to this type of thing. The fact they are standards will delight some and also turn some away but the arrangements seem excellent and thus should be well received....that is how I summed the album up PRIOR to its arrival. I must say any doubts went after playing this. The arrangements are so memorable and the production is absolutely stunning. Amy is a classic vocalist. This may almost be up there with “Stardust” in terms of its sheer quality. She has a wonderfully colourful and emotional voice. “Fool Number One” is one of the finest female vocals I’ve ever heard. A classic nod to the Nashville sound.
Mike Alan Ward “Reading Hemingway: Looking Through the Pain” $28 By way of introduction Mike was responsible for a fabulous cd called “Gram Parsons Notebook: The Last Whippoorwill”. You will find I have 1 solitary copy in the bluegrass section though it is ostensible not bluegrass. Somehow Mike acquired a notebook that once belonged to the Godfather of country rock, Gram Parsons. The resultant album saw Mike joined by artists such as Carl Jackson and Jim Lauderdale to give life to these songs which had in fact been lying dormant. The last remaining Parsons track is presented here, a wonderful “Blurry Slurry Night” which is stunning. Leslie Satcher, a fine Nashville singer and writer adds an Emmylou touch and it is propelled by some very “Gramsy-steel”. The whole album is excellent with touches of bluegrass on a couple of tracks such as the dobro tinged “Room Number 8”, a reference to the room in which Gram Parsons died at the Joshua Tree Inn. The following downbeat “I Fell Down” is even better. Again Al Perkins is superb on dobro. Sombre and so laid back you can’t believe how good it can be. “Thunder of the Train” is a small town classic. Not a Tom Russell style voice but a decidedly Tom Russell style song. “Sadness on the Edge of Town” is a perfect picture of a guy descending into self pity and decay. Great. Mike has had his songs recorded by a number of major artists including Dierks Bentley, but he does more justice to them than anyone possible could. Maybe the best of its type since that all time classic from John Williamson (the Georgia State native not the other bloke).
Norma Jean “Norma Jean’s Cowboy Church Gospel” $28 Looking and singing as well as ever. This new release from the fabulous Heart of Texas label sees Norma singing 12 gospel songs which generally don’t get covered that often. The one exception is “When the Saints Go Marching In” but low and behold she does it almost shuffle style. Produced by maybe the most talented man in country music today, Justin Trevino, this is full of surprises. Steel guitar wiz, Dicky Overbey is superb throughout, especially on the jaunty “Jesus is a Cowboy”.
Bob Manning & the Honky Tonk Roadshow “The Taste of a Honky Tonk” $22. 14 tracker that was recorded by Bob prior to moving from Portland Oregon to Texas. It is live & includes some well know songs interspersed with originals. The idea I guess is that it is hard for an unknown artist to attract a crowd if he only does his own songs. Whilst the covers are good his own songs are superb. The concluding “Anthem” is as good as anything on his 2011 Album of the Year (see above). All copies signed by Bob.
George Hamilton IV “Tribute to Luke the Drifter: the Other Side of Hank Williams” $28. This is a surprise. George once did an album of Bakersfield songs that was fabulous and this tribute to Hank will be a delight for any fans of country music’s uncontested main man. It has a mix of stories and songs. 32 tracks in all and it begins with a tribute song that will rocket to the top of best ever Hank tribute songs, the glorious “Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?”. (“I don’t want to hear what he did with his women, I just don’t care what he did when he drank...I just want to hear one note from that lonesome old throat, has anybody here seen Hank”.) As an added authenticity it was recorded at Hank’s real birthplace of Georgiana, Alabama. George captures the sincerity of Hank and his performance is riveting. The anecdotes are not from any books but gathered from some old acquaintances, one relates to Hank getting up in church (where his mother played the piano) and singing a song when a mere 7 years old. George’s delivery is wonderful. It runs a tad under 70 minutes. The performances are superb. They are George’s interpretations so you don’t just get an imitation. A must for any Hank Williams’ fan but should not be limited to only Hank Williams’ fans. The best Hank tribute album I have ever heard.
Cash, Johnny – Original Classics 3 cds $25 First time on cd for these. Includes Hello I’m Johnny Cash/ The Johnny Cash Show/ Man in Black. This latter is the great original album called the “Man in Black”, not one of the seemingly endless compilations of the same name. It includes brilliant title song, “Singin’ in Vietnam Talkin’ Blues”, “Ned Kelly”, etc. The first of the 3 includes his great version of “If I Were a Carpenter” as well as the Jack Clement track so beautifully done by David Ferguson, “I’ve Got a Thing About Trains”.
Cash, Johnny – The Real Johnny Cash 3cds $20 6 albums on 3 cds. Includes: The Fabulous Johnny Cash/ Hymns/ Songs of Our soil/ Ride This Train/ Now There Was a Song!/ Hymns from the Heart. This has his firs t 6 Columbia albums in entirety plus 7 bonus tracks. Great value.
Gosdin, Vern “Till the End/ Never My Love/ You’ve Got Somebody” 3lps on 2cds $30 Edsel (UK)/Rhino. These are Vern’s Elektra albums recorded between 1977 and 1979. They have never been on cd before, except the out of print compilation on Warners (we have one copy listed in this newsletter). Vern had begun to garner new respect even though his ultimate success didn’t come until nearly 10 years later with the wondrous “Chiselled in Stone”. These are gems and include 2 duets each with Emmylou Harris and two with Janie Fricke. Not a bad couple of partners, eh what?
James Lann “Ford”$28
James Lann “Honky tonk Kung Fu” $28
The title of the second album is perhaps the worst I have ever heard, which is a shame as the artist is great. That song incidentally is about a barroom brawl. He is also a genuine cowboy/cattle rancher so has written from his own personal experiences. He is able to sing all styles and is an excellent writer with a good turn of phrase even though “Deep in the Heart of This Texan” is one of the few songs on “ford” he didn’t write, as is another with Texas in the title, Mac Davis’ wonderful “Texas In My Rear View Mirror”. It is very much in the style that would have killed it on the majors, late 80s and early 90s. Just wonderful. “Ford” has 15 tracks with over 50 minutes running time.
Despite the title, “Honky Tonk Kung-Fu” is every bit as good as “Ford”. “Heaven Ain’t The Place to Be” is a ditty that mentions greats who have gone to heaven...Waylon (may be debateable!!)& Conway. As a contrast “Back on Track” is a wonderful ballad, a tale of a guy aiming to return to the straight and narrow. “Rented Houses” is another ballad gem, a classic “You can’t take it with you”. 2 bonus tracks feature that excellent Texan, Jason Allen.
Brian Mallery “Living My Dream” $28
Brian Mallery “Message from Above” $28
Brian is a Canadian guy, with an excellent voice. The fact that he does duets on this album with both Daryle Singletary & Ken Mellons (the album was recorded in Nashville) will give you a indicator where he is coming from. The fact that the duet with Mellons is one of the greatest songs ever in “Chiselled in Stone” and it can stand alongside the original by the great Vern Gosdin is testimony to his vocal skills. I can remember saying a similar thing a few years ago about that all time indie favourite, T Jae Christian, who had the audacity to record “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” yet like Brian Mallery was able to pull off the impossible. He duets with Singletary on 2 tracks, one familiar, the oft covered “Tennessee Whiskey” but is even better with Daryle on “Hot Bands & Cold Beer”, a good ol boys romp. You could run through every track on this and not fail to be impressed. “Don’t Let Life Get You Down” starts off with a sad fiddle and is very personal as apparently he suffered a serious injury which curtailed his career. “Woludn’t Mama Be Proud” explores the classic country theme of the black sheep returning to the fold. Lots of classic themes. Big Brad Brad from Brewarrina reckons it runs close to the best he has ever heard.
Despite a somewhat religious title, this isn’t a gospel album but the previous album recorded before his 2006 accident...”Nashville Plastic” is a nice autobiographical piece isn’t about the state of Nashville country but dream of making it in Music City. Pity it wasn’t the early 90s...he is too good an d much too country for Nashville now. “Message from Above” is sung from a woman’s perspective about a marriage to a man everyone knows will be trouble and she receives her father’s message from above. Another fine cd.
Randy Thompson “Collected” $25 This is compilation from an Americana styled artist dating between 1998 and 2011. He tours Europe on a regular basis and no doubt has a similar fan base to that of Steve Earle. He does some fine covers notably “Rocksalt & Nails”, although best known by Steve Young, is by Utah Phillips. 15 tracks. Again, for fans of Earle, Ely etc it would prove a gem.
Chelsea Crowell “Crystal City” $28 Now this gal is unassuming. Her parents are Roseanne Cash and Rodney Crowell yet in the notes merely thanks “my mother & my father”. Set firmly in an Americana style with a lot of folky touches that work well on the two part “Baptized”, an epic recording. Lots of imagery of the devil contrasted with the other side. She reminds a little of Karen Dalton on this track..anyone who knows Karen Dalton will appreciate that. Very much an American album which will appeal to Lucinda Williams’ fans.
Jason Arnold & the Stepsiders “Crazy Things” $28 This has a very retro honky tonk feel and the best tracks have a great edge. “Cold Neon Stare” has some great lines which are pure Texas honky tonk...”this bottle always keeps me happy as I drift into a cold neon stare. “Down to My Last Dollar” is certainly not a man lamenting the failure of Wall Street. Jason has a fairly ordinary voice but it works well on the material. Most are originals but he does a great cover of Willie’s “Half a Man”. The steel playing of Jon Jaffe is outstanding. He pulls off some wonderfully sad licks on that track. Charlie Daniels lively “Texas” (one of only 3 non originals) suits Jason perfectly and there are some great solos especially Erik Metzger on piano. Vern Gosdin and George Jones certainly don’t have any competition in the vocal stakes but the feel of the album is great.
T Jarrod Bonta “White Lines” $28 The Broken Spoke is an iconic Austin club. It used to be on the outskirts but as the city has grown is now surrounded by high rise and hotels but still retains its charm, a rustic charm which screams authenticity. T, or is it Jarrod, has a regular gig there as the piano pounder for the Cornell Hurd Band, probably the best live band in the city. He gets to do his regular songs and they are indeed a highlight as he has an easy going authentic style. He has also a background in swing so can be jazzy in places. On this he chooses to take a more country route and can be very traditional. “The Bottomless Pit” is a classic themed song about mining. “Broken Hearts Like Mine” sees him sharing the spotlight with the great Johnny Bush, a nice voice contrast. He is aided on vocals by that fine Texan, Roger Wallace; it does seem that the rumoured new album from Roger is just that. Dam it!
Tony Booth When A Man Loves a Woman/ This Is $28 This is the second 2 on 1 release of Tony Booth’s original Capitol albums from 1972 and 1973 respectively. Tony is still going strong and was one of the guiding lights of West Coast country when he was the Palomino Club in Los Angeles house band leader. His style is a mix of Bakersfield with a little Ray Price thrown in. A great voice and one of the most popular of the Heart of Texas label artists now. On the strength of these albums was nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for best male vocalist. After leaving the west coast he toured in teh 80s as a member of Gene Watson’s Band. Great selection. Tracks:
1. When A Man Loves A Woman 2. How Long Will My Baby Be Gone
3. Colors I’m Gonna Paint The Town4. He Don’t Deserve You Anymore
5. Love's Gonna Live Here6. Sweethearts In Heaven7. Mirror Mirror On The Wall 8. You'll Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)9. Would You Settle For Roses 10. Courage To Go Home11. Old Faithful12. Someday I'm Gonna Go To Mexico 13. Out Of Ways To Try14. If I Had You Back Again15. High As The Mountains16. Loving You17. I Won't Be Needing You18. Don't Let True Love Slip Away19. Full Time Daddy 20. Hurry, Come Running Back To Me
Jerry Kilgore “Telephone, Texas” $30 Firstly this is a real place and ever since I knew of it I believed it would be a fine title for a song...and darn it...it is!!. There are some great place names in Texas and no wonder many have been used in songs. This is a great indie release of true country, recorded in Nashville, but not resembling any of the modern pop stuff that comes from there. All songs are by Jerry who had a short stint on the majors and was always well though of by Yesterday & Today Records customers. Lost of humour as well as Jerry proclaims, “I wish I had been born rich instead of so good looking”...i love it when
the artist has no self esteem issues. 13 honky tonkers for country fans.
Overstreet, Paul “Forever & Ever Amen” $28
Overstreet, Paul “Living by the Book” $25 (gospel)
Paul Overstreet has been one of the most successful country writers since the 1980s. He has also been a successful singer and has released some very religious material as well. Two years or so there was a severe flood in Nashville. Nashville is on the Cumberland River and there are lots of creeks and tributaries flowing off it so the damage was widespread. Overstreet was one who suffered as most of his stock was destroyed by the flood. So these are in VERY short supply. The former is a 20 track overview of his career and includes his own versions of two of the biggest country songs ever, “Forever & Ever Amen” and “When You Say Nothing at All”, which actually went global when covered by Ronan Keating and featured in the Hugh Grant/ Julia Roberts movie “Nottinghill”. The second consists
of 13 original Overstreet gospel songs. Don’t miss out as they are very scarce.
1. Atkins, Chet 8 Classic Albums. 4 cds $40 Gallopin Guitar/ Stringin’ Along/ Session With/ In Three Dimensions/ The Finger Style Guitar/ At Home/ In Hollywood
2. Big Bopper Hello Baby! (Bear Family) $32 Complete 31 tracks. Great country and country infused rock & roll with lots of humour.
3. Blue Sky Boys: Bill & Earl Bollick – Legends of Country Music 3cds UK release $25 60 tracks. Good value.
4. Britt, Elton – Classic Performnces from 3 Decades $32 Jasmine 2cd set with 59 tracks, mostly in stereo.
5. Browns “A Country Music Odyssey” Bear Family $32 Superb deluxe package with 36 songs. You can quote me, all the Bear Family releases sound fabulous but the Browns sound best.
6. Burton, James – Guitar Stylings $25 (A&M) Uk Famous 1st album
7. Clark, Guy Tribute: This One’s for Him 2cds $35 Deluxe set with amazing lineup inc. Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Willie, Rosie Flores, Emmylou Harris & John Prine (duet!!), Vince gill, Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff, Kristofferson, Ramblin’ Jack etc 30 tracsk. One of best tributes if not the best.
8. Cramer, Floyd – “Countrypolitan Sound” $32 2cds with 4 original albums 'Hello Blues', 'Last Date', 'On the Rebound' and 'America's Biggest Selling Pianist'.
9. Haggard, Merle - Land of Many Churches $30
10. Haggard, Merle - Out Among the stars/Friend in California $30
11. Haggard, Merle – That’s the Way Love Goes/ It’s All in the Game
12. Hall, Roy Rocks $32 Bear Family Great cd 27 tracks, by the originator of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”
13. Hall, Tom T – 50 Greatest Hits 2cds $35 cross labels compilation.
14. Harpo, Slim - Rocks $32 (Bear Family) Blues great
15. Jones, George Ragged But Right 3cds $40 Complete Starday
16. Jones, George – Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes/ Wine Coloured Roses. 2 on 1 special ***********$25*************
17. Lee, Dickey – Songs of Dickey Lee $25 First album of new recordings in a long while by famed Nashville writer (“She Thinks I Still Care”) and singer (“Patches”/”I Saw Linda Yesterday”) 16 tracks inc. those 3
18. Lewis, Jerry Lee “Old Time Religion” $32 (Bear Family) Fabulous Gospel cd with 20 unreleased recordings. Honestly, if a gospel recording can be funny, this is it.
19. Louvin Brothers “Satan is Real” 2cds $30 Great new 2011 edition, which is remastered and includes a 40 page booklet, PLUS a bonus 2nd cd in which 14 artists pick their favourite Louvin Brothers song. It is the Louvins versions you get but those contributing include everyone from Graham Nash, through Kristofferson and even the wacky but ultra cute Zoey Deschannel...why...because she was there!!
20. Mack, Warner – “My Baby squeezes Me” Bear Family $32 Massive 38 tracks, only legit cd on Warner.
21. Mandrell, Barbara & Mandrell Sisters Show 3DVD (Time Life) $30 Only 2 left and that’s it Total time 4 ½ hours. Includes Marty Robbins, Johnny & June, Dolly, Kenny, John Schneider, Ray Charles, Alabama etc.
22. Murray, Kimberly Another Day of Lonely $28
23. Murray, Kimberly Once Upon a Time in a Honky tonk $28 Her only 2 cds . Wonderful Texas artist married to Bob Manning.
24. Nesmith, Mike Magnetic South/ Loose Salute $22
25. Nesmith, Mike Nevada Fighter/ Tantamount to Treason $22
26. Nesmith, Mike – And the Hits Just keep on Coming/ Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash $22
27. Nesmith, Mike Rio/ Best of Mike Nesmith 2cds $25 The solo recordings of the perceived leader of the Monkees. The first 3 are 2 albums on the one cd whilst the last includes his big hit and the albim of “Rio” plus “Live at the Palais”, live recordings ofg his hits.
28. Newbury, Mickey “An American Trilogy” 4cds $48 Includes newly remastered albums Looks Like Rain/ Frisco Mabel Joy/ Heaven Help the Child PLUS a bonus cd of rare & previously unreleased songs.
29. Norma Jean “Heaven Help the Working Girl” $28 Great 30 tracker.
30. Pierce, Webb “All Hits” 3cds $35 UK set with 48 tracks.
31. Prine, John ‘ The Singing Mailman Delivers” 2cds $28 Recordings just discovered of live performances recorded before the release of his self titled debut album.
32. Reeves, Del – Country Carnival Volume 1 DVD $25 with Tom T Hall, Jerry Reed, Bobby Goldsboro, Bob Luman, Skeeter Davis, Jeannie C Riley etc. Running time 2 hrs 14 minutes
33. Rodrigues, Artie “She Loves George Jones” $28 Honky tonk
34. Ronstadt, Linda “The Collection” 2cds 46 tracks. Great UK set on Rhino/Uk containing her Elektra Years hits & more.
35. Ronstadt, Linda “Best of Linda Ronstadt: Capitol Years” $25 2cds with 'Heart Like A Wheel' from 1974, 'Silk Purse' from 1970, 'Hand Sown...Home Grown' from 1969, and 'Linda Ronstadt' from 1972. With bonus tracks. Get the 2 and you would have a great collection.
36. Russell, Tom – Mesabi $28 (Proper) 2011 One of his best...with excellent story songs best being the tracks “Farewell Never Never Land” about the tragic demise of child star Bobby Driscoll, and “The Lonesome Death of Ukulele Ike”, aka as Cliff Edwards, the voice of Jiminy Cricket. Does Tom have an anti Disney bent.
37. Scott, Jack - Rocks (Bear Family) $32
38. Street, Mel- Mel Street/ country Soul $30 UK 2 on 1. The greatest ever singer of cheatin’ songs...daylight second.
39. Tillotson, Johnny “The Outtakes” $55 Bear Family 2 cd box set Fabulous sounding whopping set of his classic MGM sides. Can’t believe how great they sound.
40. Trevino, Justin ‘Two of the Usual” $28 Great artist, superb talent. We love him!!
41. Turner, Josh “Live at the Ryman” $30 last copy, now deleted. He does a couple of Haggard songs which suit his wonderful voice to the letter.
42. Wagoner, Porter – Porter Wagoner Shows 20 DVD set $350 This is a stunning history of the classic show with everyone who is anyone appearing. Great quality and each disc is around 2 hours duration. Volume 1 features Hank jnr, Kitty Wells, Lefty Frizzell, Red Sovine and of course the fabulous Porter and Norma Jean (later Dolly Parton). It is possible to order the volumes individually but at $25 each it is much better to get in one lot.
43. Watson, Dale & His Lonestars “Live in Newland” DVD $30 90 minutes of the fabulous honky tonker.
44. Wells, Kitty ‘Country Hit Parade/ Winner of Your Heart” 2lps on 1 cd. $30
45. Wells, Kitty “Queen of Honky Tonk Angels” 2cds Jasmine UK $32
The 48 tracks comprise the albums, Country Hit Parade (1956), Dust On The Bible (1959), Seasons Of My Heart (1960), and Kittys Choice (1960).
Pity it duplicates half of the above, though that is the only place you’ll get
her best (arguably)
46. Teenage: teenagers & Youth in Music 1951-1960 $32 (Bear Family) 34 tracker ...everything about a teenager’s angst...imagine the theme of “The Balckboard Jungle” or “Rebels Without A Cause” in song.
47. DVD Riders in the Sky “Thirty Years teh Cowboy Way: Live in Concert” $28
48. DVD Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer “Live at Swiss Alp Hall Texas”$28 One of today’s greatest in an 80 minute live cd at a Texas honky tonk...with lots of duets...great!
DUE VERY SOON (PLEASE ORDER NOW)
1) John Conlee “Harmony/ American Faces” $30 Two of his rare Epic label albums on 1 cd. These go for $50+ individually if you can get one on the rare original issues. What a deal, both for almost ½ of 1.
2) Tompall & the Glaser Brothers “Award Winning/ Rings & Things” $30 Two albums on cd for first time
3) Anderson, Bill “From This Pen/ Get While the Getting’s Good’ $30
2 of Whispering Bill’s great original albums on the one cd.
4) New Frankie Miller on Heart of Texas label.
There are some so rare in here that I honestly believe we will not have them again. Please bear in mind that many of these are items where I only have 1 copy. These are genuine long out of print albums which are just wonderful. If you have any questions please ask. If you want the best country there is this is it.
Ace in the Hole Band “Ace in the Hole Band” $25 Early nineties “solo” cd from George Strait’s touring band. Includes guets vocals by Mel Tillis & Darrell McCall.
Anderson, Bill Greatest Hits (Varese) $38 This is out of print and stands as the best cd by Bill with the classics “Mama Sang a Song” & “Golden Guitar”hard to get. Of course all original versions.
Atkins/Reed Sneakin’ Around $25 Chet’s3rd album with Jerry Reed is full of great picking & the wonderful interplay of the first two.
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 No Regrets $35 very rare Curb album from 1988. In includes Moe’s version of “Nobody Gets Off in This Town” which preceded a version included on Garth Brooks’ debut album.
Bandy, Moe Many Mansions $35 Another hard to get Curb label cd produced by Jerry Kennedy. Moe even contributes 2 songs, “Yuppie Love” and “Charlie”, which kind of make you wonder why he hasn’t written more over the years.
Bandy, Moe I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today/ It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman) $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 which were on the GRT label and precede his CBS albums.
Max D Barnes “Day After Forever” $30 for the uninitiated Max D Barnes was one of Nashville’s greatest songwriters. He had many hits but probably the highlight was the CMA song of the year “Chiseled in Stone” which he co-wrote with the singer of that great song, Vern Gosdin. Max was also responsible for 9 of the 12 songs on that stunning album of Arnold Sanford “That’s Why I Sing This Way” which a panel of heavies has voted as the greatest indie album of all time. Now, as a singer Max was stunning as well. He was highly reminiscent of Vern Gosdin and had a little Don Williams in there too. Yet he was criminally under-recorded. He only had 2 lps and this cd. I had searched for over 5 years to get this and in the end was able to contact Max T Barnes, Max D’s son and a great songwriter in his own right. So this is going to be a one off. Try and find this anywhere and you simply won’t. To say it is great is an understatement. Don’t miss it.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $45
Berry, Benny Some Things Never Change $40
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Berry, Benny When the Trains Still Ran Through Dixie $40
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.
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico $25 One of Chet’s last albums and one of Suzy’s best, if not the best. A must have. Highlight’s are many But personally can’t go past the fabulous Johnny Cash song “I Still Miss Someone” and Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”. Wonderful song with Chet showing why he is so revered, great guitar “Two Shades of Blue” may be better with a hint of accordion.
Bond, Johnny Best of Johnny Bond $35 17 tracks on Varese & the only place you will get the original “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Also the hilarious “Ten Little Bottles”.
Boone, Larry Swingin’ Doors & Sawdust Floors $35 As good as it gets. A great songwriter & singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! This was his second cd and includes two songs written by Larry that are synonymous with other artists. “Beyond the Blue Neon” is of course the title song of George Starit’s best ever album whilst “Old Coyote Town” is a Don Williams’ specialty. Two great Texas songs (both originals)…the honky tonker ”Ten Times Texas” and “Under a Lone Star Moon” (the great ballad) complete this gem.
Boone, Larry Down That River Road $40 As good as it gets. A great songwriter& singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! Superb, Mrs Johnson. Includes his “Everybody Wants to be Hank Williams” with the almost scary refrain …”but nobody wants to die”. His final Mercury album.
Boone, Larry “One Way to Go” $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!!
Brack, John & Friends “Face to Face: 14 Country Duets” (RCA) $35 John Brack is a German singer who sings country music in English with very little accent at all. This as the title indicates is duets with some of America’s finest. As an added advantage the songs are a mix of originals and extremely hard to find covers. The duet partners combine extremely well and include Bobby Bare, Dean Dillon, Mel McDaniel, Becky Hobbs, Mel McDaniel, Stella Parton, Moe Bandy and Paul Overstreet. Good one.
Brack, John “High Moon” $28 (RCA) Another excellent album recorded in Nashville with a band including Rob Hajacos on fiddle and Sonny Garrish on steel.
Brown, Roger Rodeo Boogie $35 Great indie album from one of Texas’s best writers.
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. Something that is just not in existence anymore, a great major label female vocalist.
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 The Best Of $45 This 18 tracker is long out of print &collects all his wonderful MCA recordings which prove he was not only one of the best
writers but singers as well.
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Cartwright $25 He debuted same time as Garth & Clint Black & his first was a stunner. “Like Father Like Son” is a classic. Sounds as fine today as when first released.
Cash, Johnny/ Waylon Jennings “ Heroes” $70 Featuring the only duet album of the two great Highwaymen. They do an immaculate version of the Tom T Hall gem “Ballad of Forty Dollars” & two fine Rodney Crowell covers. This cd reissue of the lp is on Razor & Tie label and is just about impossible to find.
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!!
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??
Coe, David Allan “Granny’s Off Her Rocker” DAC $35 This was the second of Coe’s own label releases and had a couple of songs that would become stage favourites such as the cleverly worded “Drink Canada Dry”, but without doubt Coe achieves some of his best storytelling success with the wonderful “The Matador’ with shall we say its rather sad denouement. Brilliant.
Coe, David Allan “Standing Too Close to the Flame” $35 Another DAC label gem which actually sees Coe singing a few other people’s songs, notably Danny Mayo who was responsible for that wonderful Confederate Railroad song “Jesus & Mama”. These are just as good with a certain quirkiness that Coe seems to do so well.
Coe, David Allan “DAC: Living on the Edge” $35 Think this was the last actual DAC album which comes with its own warning...”This music may cause or cure depression – your choice”. Great songs such as “Until Hell Freezes Over” and “The Telephone” are Coe gems.
Coe, David Allan “A Matter of Life ...and Death” $25 CBS This was his last album for CBS and was on cd for a very short time. Whilst it is now on Bear Family this is the original and purists demand the original.
Coe, David Allan “Crazy Daddy” CBS $30 This is an album that came out after the preceding and is a mix of mainly old but with a couple of new songs. The title track is one of the best things Coe ever did and whilst written by Johnny Darrell it is so appropriate to apply its message to Coe himself.
Coe, David Allan “Nothing Sacred” $28
Coe, David Allan “Underground Album” $25 WARNING THESE ARE X rated. THEY ARE VERY RUDE. I am also finding them very hard to find. Now, they say self-proclaimed genius doesn’t really count but how many reviewers ever picked out that the melodies used on the first album were given new words and used by Coe on his album “Recommended for Airplay” (you see it carried the warning NOT recommended for Airplay”) Well it was me...none of these others were savvy enough. Again beware these are rude.
Conlee, John Fellow Travellers (16th Avenue) $35 This gem had a short release as the label went out of business. Big voice of Conlee is unmistakeable and great songs on this Bud Logan produced gem.
Conlee, John Blue Highway $35 (Pair) This compilation of MCA tracks has some hits including the wonderfully quirky “I Don’t Remember Loving You” (written by Harlan Howard) and the title song but also has some great album tracks such as “Arthur & Alice” that are simply not available elsewhere, making it a must have item.
Copas, Cowboy Copasetic King & Starday Recordings 1944-1960 $40 26 of the best on Westside. This label went out of business and was the only one that had any of the classic King tracks presented as they should be.
Craddock, Billy “Crash” Back on Track” $40 This 1989 album on Atlantic is perhaps the best straight country album of his career, which started in the 50s. At one time he headed a show in Sydney with underlings such as the Everly Brothers. He was as big as it gets. The songs on this are a mix of covers and songs written for Billy. I believe this was his last album and certainly last for a major.
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 ****once only special price****$30 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. As a bonus one signed copy $35
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.
Daniels, Clint Clint Daniels $35 This was typical of the mid to late 90s. Great albums which were shelved whilst the overall standard went down. This was eagerly awaited and would have been on Arista. Alas it was never released. A great bunch of musos and all bar three songs were by Clint. When I tell you the other songs were by Larry Cordle & Dean Dillon you know it is special. This has both back and front covers, something that is exceedingly hard to get.
Dave & Deke Combo Hollywood Barn Dance $35 1996 gem with
Deke Diuckerson & Dave Stuckey along with Lance Ray Soliday & Brian “Shorty” Poole. One of the very best west coast albums and very nicely presented.
Davies, Gail – Pretty Words $28 MCA one of our favourites and certainly in the very top echelon of Nashville female writers and singers. From 1989 and was produced by Jimmy Bowen. Gail wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs.
Davies, Gail “Love Ain’t Easy” $28 Nice independent album on her own label. Includes Mandy Barnett on backing vocals.
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $38 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 $35***special This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “Lillie’s White Lies” is the best album track on any album we have ever had. The fact the rest of the album is nothing less than great makes this a must have. Trivia: Martin’s real name is Mike Martin and he is a professional tennis coach. We still await his third album.
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man $25 Second of only 2 albums. Great deep voice and also a great guitar player. Stunning version of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets”.This should be in every collection.
Dickens, Little Jimmy I’m Little But I’m Loud $30 22 track gem
on Razor & Tie is now out of print. Whilst it covers all his styles from honky tonk to novelty it includes one of the best ever tearjerkers, maybe the best, in “Raggedy Ann”...you sure have been quite a doll Raggedy Ann, yes quite a doll.
Dillon, Dean I’ve Learned to Live $55 second of his Capitol albums. Impossible to find. Inc. his version of the song he wrote with Vern Gosdin, “Back in the Swing of Things” as well as “Changes Going On” which hit for Alabama. Still more, a great duet with Tanya Tucker. Terrific album. Very hard to get.
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande $30
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn $35
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone $35 Holly Dunn’s first 3 albums on the MTM label were definitely her best with the self titled one containing her biggest hit in“Daddy’s Hands”, the second “Cornerstone’ maybe her best with 2 stunning tracks in “Strangers again” & a delightful version of Jim Croce’s “Lovers’ Cross’whilst the final MTM album had her delightful version of the title song, also done by Reba, but Holly wins!! All 3 albums are delightful.
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.
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!!
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s the Thang/ Songs of Our Heritage $35 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 They have the rights again but this is only on the $200+ box set.
Ethel & the Shameless Hussies Born to Burn 1988 $25 Another Jimmy Bowen production from1988 featuring the fabulous Kasey Jones who came steamin’ & a rollin’down under in 2008. Sassy female honky tonk with lots of wit esp. ontracks such as “One Night Stan”.
Ewing, Skip “Coast of Colorado” MCA $30 Whilst now best known as a songwriter of great success this debut 1988 album shows he is also a wonderful singer with a deep distinctive voice. As debut albums go this is wonderfyul and includes the hits “The Gospel According to Luke” and “Burning a Hole in My Heart”.
Fargo, Donna Best $25 Varese cd with 18 tracks. You could be the Happiest Girl in teh Whole USA if you get this or have a Funny Face if you don’t.
Ford, Tennesee Ernie & Glen Campbell “Ernie Sings & Glen Picks
$38 This is the original issue with full liner notes. A 1975 album which has Ern singing over Glen’s acoustic guitar. The simple arrangements highlight Ern’s wonderful baritone and his interpretation of 2 Kristofferson songs, “Nobody Wins” & “Loving Her Was Easier” showed he could sing anything.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Capitol Collectors Series” $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, Allen A Piece of My Heart $70 Wow, double wow and triple wow. Allen is the younger brother of both Lefty and David Frizzell and I always thought he was a better singer than David. He was married to David’s duet partner, Shelly West, and that relationship broke up when Allen & Shelley did. This album was only ever released in Europe, Netherlands I believe but was recorded in Nashville, and it is interesting to note vocal harmonies by Eddie London & Keith Palmer. I only have a copy of this absolute pearler.. Without doubt a must have item if the wonderful Lefty drawl is your forte. The title track, is one of those which stop the room...the album is riddled with them
Gaddis, Ron Chip Off the Old Block $40 Ron was for many years the bandleader for George Jones and he was the guy who duetted with George on live versions of “No Show Jones”. He was also the first husband of Lorrie Morgan; now that is a lot of water under the bridge story. Obviously there was no lasting acrimony as Lorrie joins him on “All Day All Night Thing”, a great song. The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off the Wagon” features his former boss, The Possum himself and Porter Wagoner joins on “When the Shiny Silver Eagle meets the Great Speckled Bird”. As you might expect there is more than a little George Jones influence. Hard to believe this is Ron’s lone album, A superb one too.
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words Never actually released. $20 has partial graphics. Excellent Canadian artist.
George, Sonny Country & Western Roundup volume 1$35
There are few if any who can successfully combine country and rockabilly as well as Sonny. “Hillbilly Beat” is a great update Of the hillbilly standard “Mama Don’t Allow”. As the Swedish Cowboy says it is not rock but it certainly “rocks”.
Gosdin, Vern Alone $30 when it comes to sad crying in your beer style this may be the best ever album. Documents his broken marriage.
Gosdin, Vern The Voice $35 Original blood red case version of his wonderful 1998 album. Also includes his then protégé (wink wink) Lacy Lynne who joins the great man on a couple of duets. It was a fitting reminder that here was the guy who would run George Jones to a photo finish in the best vocalist stakes.
Greene, Jack The Jolly Green Giant $35 Only cd of his MCA tracks was this gem on Edsel UK label which was long out of print. 20 tks.
Haggard, Merle The Way I Am $55 His MCA gem is literally like trying to find gold. Features some of his best and most personal songs like “No One to Sing For But the Band” & “Life’s Just not the Way it Used to Be” Also has a mini tribute to Ernest Tubb with 4 tracks either written by or associated with the Texas Troubadour. Great album.
Haggard, Merle My Farewell to Elvis $35 Another out of Print title. He covers Elvis & includes his own “From Graceland to the Promised Land”.
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 “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 $35 Last album for the label and never reissued, so don’t miss out, One of his best as well It probably also has his last top 10 single in “A Better Love Next Time’. As well he does a sterling job on the song associated with (but not written by) Don Gibson, “Sea of Heartache”. One of his best albums, 21 years old and only available here!!
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 “Friend in California” $30 Original copy of this great album on the Epic label which includes his answer song “The Okie From Muskogee’s Coming Home”.
Hall, Tom T - A Soldier of Fortune $35 (Koch)
Hall, Tom T - Places I’ve Done Time $38 (Koch)
Hall, Tom T - Ol’ T’s in Town $38 (Koch)
Tom T has not been particularly well treated in the re-issue market. Whilst most of his output was on Mercury he ventured over to RCA for a while and put out some fine albums, all of which were great But the cd reissues on Koch lasted for seemingly 5 minutes and were deleted in the late 90s about a year after being reissued. They go for at least double these prices on ebay and Amazon but only have one of each so do not dally.
Harms, Joni Hometown Girl $35 Joni’s original Capitol album. Very hard to get. Joni has carved out a career for herself singing western oriented songs and this hold sup remarkably well, perhaps as production by Jimmy Bowen and song choice are both first class.
Hassler, Tim “Wanted” $30 This is appropriately on Outlaw Records as it is decidedly influenced by the Outlaw movement a la Waylon & Willie. It is one of the Cosmic Cowboy’s favourite albums as it has a great song about a hooker (no not Danny Buderus) but a gal called “Destiny” (who lived just down the hall). Now, the Cosmic Cowboy and I do have some variants in taste but not here! A gem.
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. “Jones on the Jukebox” was a co-write with Mack Vickery.
Homer& Jethro America’s Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro. $35 Great humour and equally fine musicianship. Apparently they were originally billed by their real names till some guy forgot whothey were & on the spur of a moment said…”Here are Homer & Jethro” and it stuck. They created a niche with their parodying of hit songs which featured equally fine musicianship, especially Jethro Burns on mandolin 20 track on Razor & Tie. OOP
House, James James House $30 Debut album was well received in all quarters but didn’t do much chart wise…hence he only had a 2 album run on MCa plus an album later on Epic…believe me the MCA were better. Still sounds good especially the first single “Don’t Quit Me Now” and the upbeat “Lucinda”.
House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $30 His second MCA album was even better than his first self titled album & is very very hard to get.
Howard, Randy “Macon Music” $35 1994 outlaw styled album who had recorded in the 70s where he did “I Don’t Know”, a track later done by Hank III. As expected the songs deal with the classic country themes of drinking & cheating. Great songs by the likes of Curly Putnam, Don Schlitz and a couple by Randy himself.
Husky, Ferlin Vintage Collection $35 20 tracker out of print
with both his original version of “Gone” (as
Terry Preston...an alias) & the hit version
(as Ferlin Husky....his real name)
Husky, Ferlin “With Feelin’” Pair/Capitol $30 16 tracker of which only a couple are duplicated pn the previous. Hard to believe Bear Family have not done a box set.
Alan Jackson – “New Traditional” $90 (Americana) His pre “Here in the Real World” recordings only available in Japan and withdrawn because of legal problems. The vocals were originally demos but were redubbed by the crème de la crème of Nashville’s musicians such as Paul Franklin, Rob Hajacos, Ray Flacke etc. Jackson’s vocals are excellent and the highlight is the track “Merle and George” (an adaptation of“Hank & Lefty Raised my Country Soul”. Rare! Rare! And then some. You won’t find another.
Jackson, Larry Blue Highway $40
Jackson, Larry Out of the Blue $40
I don’t think I have ever had a song like Larry’s “The Blue Highway” to attract a question as to who is it?? Larry’s voice I would suggest has been weathered to perfection. He is a superb singer and writer but alas these are his only two albums. You feel he has lived the songs. The sad “When Love Dies” has a real ache to it. The second album even has an uptempo honky tonk belter “Honky Tonk Two Steppin’ Beer Drinkin’ Saturday Night” & what better way to show his great voice than with a definitive reading of the Paul Siebel classic “Louise”. Don’t miss them.
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!!!
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $40
Staggeringly great album .Frank proves himself a writer of the highest standard on this his second. Stunning. Wonderful style that is so easy yet so country.
Jenkins The Jenkins $25 Record companies are in general a brainless bunch as proved by the fact this album didn’t get a release. It is a gem and featured a mother & two daughters. Sound is superb with a reminder of the Judds & McCarters.
Johnson, Don “Ain’t Nothing Like a Jukebox” Hawk Records $35 Like label mate Benny berry Don was one of the great indie artists although I believe this gem may be his only outing. All songs are by co-producer Lonnie Williams and features co production by that brilliant man for all hours, Mike Headrick. If Mike has a hand in it, you guarantee it is good. Hard to believe a label from Northern Ireland was as good as anything in the USA (although recorded in USA!)
Jones, David Bridges $30 Was his only album and again hard to believe. Hard core honky tonk which features the fabulous Manuel Brothers, Abe & Joe, who of course toured with that Merle Haggard bloke. Unrelenting superb honky tonk highlighted by the upbeat “I Found a Honky tonk Angel” and the pseudo tearjerker “The Tears Outweigh the Whiskey”. As a guide this is how things happen in the independent world of country music. They bring out an album but it doesn’t get the exposure, I tried to tell somebody once that he was privileged to own a David Jones album because there simply weren’t many of them. Try as I might I could not convince him that Jones was not as well known as Merle Haggard or George Jones…”but he is as good”…no argument there…a classic case of “there but for the grace of God go I”.
Jones, George Friends in High Places $25 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, 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 $25 Personal favourite. “Place in the Country”is one of his best unknown songs. Right up there with “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” & with the delicious irony he only gets his wish when he is buried! Also includes his hit “Yabba Dabba Do” which is an amazing song about a guy getting tanked (something on which George had done a lot of research ) drinking out of an Elvis decanter of Jim Beam and from a Fred Flintstone glass, which previously held jelly beans. Now if you think that sounds bizarre you are right but George pulls it off.
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me $28 This was the last album he did for Epic& it may be his best. Superb songs & he is in absolutely wonderful voice. “Hell Stays Open All Night Long” is about a guy driven away from a relationship. “I Sleep Just Like a Baby” is wickedly witty with the refrain…”I wake Up every Hour & I Cry”. I thought George perhaps in the overall scheme of things has done too many novelty songs. Not so here…these are the wittiest of the lot.
Jones, George/ Johnny Paycheck Double Trouble $48 They were
2 of the biggest troublemakers at their peak of troublemaking and with George
also at his creative peak. The opener “When You’re Ugly Like Us (You just Naturally Have to be Good)” says it all. A tad strange as it includes some Chuck
Berry & Creedence covers. Check out the look on George’s dial. Does that spell trouble or what!!
Jones, Geo./Melba Montgomery Vintage Collection $55 20 classics!! Out of print and has all the wonderful United Artists’ label duets.His best duet partner.
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years 2cds $45
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music $30 Two out of print albums both out of print with very little duplication. The second actually is chronologically the first with Starday recordings leading on to Mercury. There was a close link between the labels with both featuring George’s rawest hard core honky tonk. 22 tracks on “Don’t Stop the Music” and 48 on the double cd.
Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $55 Amazing album superbly recorded which was on Ace UK label but has been deleted 10 years or so, 26 tracks and over an an hour running time and in great stereo sound. Like the Ernest Tubb below (also from 1965!) this is amazingand George runs through things he haswritten (“Window Up Above”/ “RaggedBut Right”/ “Accidentally on Purpose”)as well as songs by Dickey Lee(“SheThinks I Still Care”) Harlan Howard,Melba Montgomery etc. Although not aregular “Jones boy” Buddy Emmons joins the band for this set. Also DonAdams (not Max Smart!) acts as the leader of the Jones’ Boys & duets withGeorge on Melba Montgomery’s “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Mind” as well as a couple of his own leads.Just remembered the classic Jones’ line“We’re gonna take a short liquor-mission I mean intermission”!!
Jones, George “Sings Bob Wills” $25 Out of print United Artists cd with Bob’s great tribute cd
Jones, George “A Picture of Me (Without You)/ Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Loving You) $40 This is the first reissue on Koch. Out of print and as good as George gets.
Jones, George “Bartender’s Blues” (Razor & Tie) $45 George’s 1978 gem, out of print as most Razor & Tie cds are. Includes some classic ballads, none better than “Ain’t Your Memory Got No Pride at All”, yes oft-covered but nowhere near as good as this,.
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home $25 rare post O’Kanes pre Kane-Welch album.
Kanehira, J T “J T Blues” Americana label $48 The
ultimate cult classic. As mentioned Alan Jackson’s “New Traditional” was on the
Japanese based Americana label. Well J T (which incidentally stands for
“Japanese Texan”) is a stablemate of Alan Jackson. This 14 track cd is a must
have for its great humour and also for its wonderful music. The session was
produced by the greatest steel guitar player of them all, Buddy Emmons, and he
is joined by Hargus Robbins on piano, Rob Hajacos on fiddle and Greg Galbraith
on guitar. J T’s spirit is in the right place with the opening track being a
ripper, “They Call Me Japanese Willie”. Best for me is the track done by the
Oak Ridge Boys, “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (you Gotta Have a Fiddle in the
Band”....that is of course after
Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain $18 (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 tracks. Advance cd with no graphics.
Kendalls 20 Favorites $35 The Kendalls made one album for Epic where they went and re-recorded their hits. The result was even better than the originals with the highlight being Royce’s lead on “Pittsburgh Stealers”.
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
He emerged as one of the best indie singers anywhere. He was only in his teens when he recorded the first, All songs produced by Mike Headrick. The highlight of the first in the stunning honky tonker “It Must Have Been Something I Drank”as well as the great play on words “Hall Of Shame”.Please do yourself a favour and grab it He is that good.
McCarters The Gift $30 Wonderful debut inc. greatCarl Jackson & Jennifer McCarter track “Letter from Home”. McCarter, Jennifer & McCarters Better Be Home Soon $22 equally as good but the first is very very hard to get. JenniferMcCarter was given top billing on thesecond but the harmonies are the same & slight bluegrass tinged songs are ace!
McClain, Charly “Charly McClain” (Mercury) $28 1988 release which is very hard to get.
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy $30 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 $35 (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. She started out a member of a rodeo family who performed at fairs and shows. Kind of an American institution. Hell she was a great country singer.
McEntire, Reba “Heart to Heart” $25
McEntire, Reba “Behind the Scene” $25 When Reba recorded for Mercury she was fabulous. When she started on MCA she was fabulous. I’d better stop there in case I mention her current excruciating pop offerings. These 2 early albums from 1982 and 1983 respectively show what a shame the transition has been.
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 Sings His Songs $45 Bill Mack has had a long career in radio and as “Radio’s Midnight Cowboy” is a true Texas legend. His best known song overall is “Drinking Champagne” recorded by Cal Smith and George Strait to name a few but he gained infamy as writer of the song “Blue” as recorded by LeeAnn Rimes. Bill includes his original 50s version here & it is a knockout. The other 15 songs were o recent recording. A really top cd.
Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $40 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, Sonny I’ve Always Been Country $40 Great indie with the saddest song ever on it. “Rock A Bye Baby” makes Little Jimmy Dickens’“Raggedy Ann” seem jolly! Great deep voice to boot. The rest are honky tonk infused delights. But get the Kleenex out. I am not kidding you.
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $35 1996 gem on theBob Grady label produced by Mike Headrick. A very Haggard/Bakersfield influenced gem.
Martin, Tony “Back to Bakersfield” $40 This 1993 gem was also produced by Mike Headrick and features some wonderful songs by Whitey Shafer, the best probably being “It Must Have Been Something I Drank”. There are also 2 songs from that wonderful artist Benny Berry and the title track is from the Godfather of great independent country music Mike Headrick.
Martin, Tony “Little Dutch Maiden” $45 Even harder to get. Also has songs by White y Shafer, opening with the classic tale of excess, “”It’s Much Too Late to Start Quittin’ Now”. Ten of the songs are originals for this album but he also nails the standards “The Bottle Let Me Down” and “Long Black Veil”. An artist who I can’t recommend more highly.
Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” $28 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible for all tracks on this Epic label gem. 1990 may have been the best year ever for country music.
Miller, Roger Best of Volume One: Country Tunesmith $35 This gem focuses on Roger’s own versions of songs that were hits for others. As such the 20 tracks are ultra rare & essential. They include “Tall Tall Trees”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”, “Husbands & Wives”, “Half a Mind” etc. Not hits for Roger which makes it even better & rarer..
Miller, Roger Best Of Volume Two: King of the Road $25. Best single cd of his hits. Long OOP. Great companion to the previous cd.
Moffatt, Katy The Greatest Show on Earth $28 This was the original issue but was withdrawn when Ringling Brothers claimed ownership of the title. It isThe best folk country album we have ever had; Katy & Tom Russell havenever done a true duet album but this is a worthy substitute!! When you think in terms of great female folk country artists you think of Emmylou, Iris and Nanci....well so do I BUT I put this album by Katy ahead of them all.
Moore, Scotty “Moore Feel Good Music” $35 This is a very hard to get 1992 album which features Scotty along with Carl Perkins, The Jordanaires and Tracy Nelson. Some tracks were recorded in Carl Perkins’ living room. Very hard to get on the Belle Meade label.
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles $30 One of most successful
songwriters of 70s and 80s and sadly this and the next only ever album as he is an excellent singer. Witty songs. Great tribute to Emmylou, “Sweet Emmylou” plus an original version of the song he hit the biggest with, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”. Wonderful co-write with Shel Silverstein on “Great Big Platinum Record”. Guarantee you will love it.
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles Vol 2 $30 I had a shop at Parramatta for 19 years and one day not so long after I opened a guy walked in and picked up a copy of the Bobby Lee Springfield sole album “All Fired Up” (see below). He started to laugh. Now I know a lot of people would laugh at anything but couldn’t figure out why anyone would laugh at old Bobby Lee. Well it seems the laugher was Dennis Morgan himself who was in Australia on an ii-fated writing project that was supposed to see him writing songs with Jimmy Barnes. To cut to the chase this cd contains Dennis Morgan’s own version of “Hank Drank” which was a song he co-wrote on the Bobby Lee Springfield album; he also produced. Another 17 songs that are just dandy,
Morgan, George Room Full of Roses: the George Morgan Collection Razor & Tie OOP $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 $30 21 tracks with a big band R & B flavour but also country. Best ever “Cow Cow Boogie!! 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 $50 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed“Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.
Nelson, Leo Heavy for You $35 This was Leo’s debut It isn’t quite as
good, but that is probably due to the fact it wasn’t produced by Mike Headrick.
The producer, Steve Brown contributes a couple of songs which are probably the
best, but believe it or not Leo does a sensational job of “Desperado”.
Nelson, Willie A Horse Called Music $30 Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble $30 Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes $35 2cds Some of Willie’s very best CBS albums. The former is one I remember selling to a customer who swore he never liked Willie, would never buy a Willie cd. Well guess what he bought this and changed his mind on the spot. “Nothing I Can Do About It now”,the jaunty opener from Beth Nielsen Chapmen and “If I Were a Painting” co written by Skip Ewing could not be more different style wise but are equally stunning. The following “Born for Trouble’ also starts out with a jaunty Beth Nielsen Chapman song “Ain’t necessarily So” and actually has none of Willie’s own songs on it. But they are a great bunch and there are two more by Neilsen-Chapman plus the super “I Don’t Have a Reason to Go to California Anymore” by Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns’.
O’Kanes O’Kanes $40 Their stunning debut with classics“Oh Darlin’” and the bluegrass like romp “Oh Lonesome You”. Long long deleted. O’Kanes Tired of the Running $35 Second album from Keiran Kane & Jamie O’Hara is also hardest to get. Blind accordionist Jay Spell is superb. O’Kanes Imagine That $25 Third and final cd from 1990.
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $28 His first of three Capitol label comeback albums. Includes the title song which he originally recorded ubder the alias “Corky Jones” and what’s more this sounds even better
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $28 Second of his comeback albums which one connoisseur told me were as good as anything that Buck had ever recorded. Includes A team members Reggie Young on guitar and ex Rick & Elvis piano pounder Glen D Hardin...not to mention Gram Parsons.
Oxford, David David Oxford $70 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!!
Pacheco, Tom Eagle in the Rain (Round Tower) $35 This is the best of Tom’s albums which is really saying something. “Robert & Ramona” is a great storyline along same as “Thelma & Louisa”. “The Last Blue Whale in the Ocean” has a twist you could only expect in a Tom Pacheco song. “Just a Little Bullet” has some graphic and horrible images despite its childlike style. Brilliant artist.
Pacheco, Tom Sunflowers & Scarecrows $25 (Round Tower) Another 15 songs of tragedy & mirth as one Tom Pacheco can present them. Best may be “Hippy on the Highway”.
Parker, Billy & Friends $38 Two albums on the one cd as issued by Bear Family, but it is now out of print. Originally recorded in 1982, the line up is great with the likes of Cal Smith, Darrell McCall, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce being just some of those who serve as his duet partners. 21 tracks in all.
Paycheck, Johnny Mr Hag Told My Story $70 This Epic album
redefined Paycheck’s standing. He was painted as an outlaw but this was stunning & right up there with his Little Darlin’ Stuff. Haggard did 3 duets and unlike many tribute cds he went for the lesser known songs. His duet with Haggard on “I’m Turning Off a Memory” will amaze. Incidentally the great Benny Berry does a fabulous version of that song on his debut album as well.
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $30 His last hurrah, out of printw. the highlight “I Can’t Quit Drinking”. Also issued as “I’m a Survivor” ($25). One copy of each.
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
Perkins, Carl & Scotty Moore “A Sentimental Journey: 706 Reunion” $35 Recorded at the Sun Studios in Memphis featuring 15 tracks with introductions. Some Sun classics and new songs as well. Last recordings of the great Carl Perkins.
Pinkard & Bowden “Gettin’ Stupid” $48 This is a superb 22 tracker on Warner Special Products which collects their best singles and album cuts. Some of these were co-written with Tim Wilson and also appear on his album “Songs for the musically Disturbed”. Best track is the hilarious “Arab, Alabama” (a real place) which came out at the height of the Middle East Gaddafi fears. What would be a better accompaniment that “Libyan on a Jet Plane” a wonderful parody of John Denver’s great “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane”. George Jones gets worked over on “She Thinks I Steal Cars”. Then there is “Delta Dawg”, a somewhat ironic inclusion as it was Sandy Pinkard who co-wrote the original “Delta Dawn”, along with all people, Larry Collins of the Collins Kids. They are both excellent singers and Tim Wilson’s “Songs for the Musically Disturbed” (And who doesn’t) this is better.
Planet Rockers Hillbilly Beat $30 featuring the great Sonny George. Despite being labelled a rockabilly album it still contains enough of Sonny’s great hillbilly baritone.
Price, Ray Portrait of a Singer $50
Price, Ray Step One Records “Hall of Fame” $40
Price, Ray Just Enough Love $45 (Step One)
Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $50 Now Ray’s albums on Step One were all special. Some were double records. The first of these has Ray covering what could mainly be construed as pop songs, whilst I have it on good authority the 3rd is Ray’s personal favourite of all the albums he made and why wouldn’t it be as he interprets 20 country classics Ray Price style, which means as good as you are ever gonna hear them Even then it is impossible not to go past his version of “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” as one of the greatest songs you have ever heard. The “Hall of Fame “ cd is actually new recordings so not sure how the name came about but the recordings are stunners all. Just Enough Love features of all things Ray’s version of “Wind Beneath My Wings”. He could make the telephone box sound interesting. Also has a great version of Harlan Howard’s “Better Class of Losers” (see below John Schneider)/
Price, Ray Sometimes a Rose $28 1992 album which has some wonderful songs none better than “Not a Dry Eye in the House”. Stunning singer.
Price, Ray “The Other Woman” $30 (Koch) Originally released in 1965 this is one of Ray’s best honky tonk efforts with classics such as “This Cold War With You” , “Born to Lose” & a glorious rendition of Willie’s “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Prosser, James “Life Goes On” $40 Warner Brothers This was symptomatic of the time. Both this and the following did not get a release. This is classic country. I had probably 2 at the most copies of the advance cd and one of the lucky purchasers submitted a list of their favourite albums of all time and this was at number one. I said you can’t pick that as it was never relased...he said “I don’t care!”. I think he may have been right.
Randall, Jon Cold Coffee Morning $45 This never made it to release. We have an advance with front and rear graphics but no notes. The strange thing is that Randall has had 3-4albums that did make it to the street and none are within a mile of this gem. He does one duet with then wife Lorrie Morgan and does a duet with Willie Nelson on the fabulous “Reno & Me” & is joined on the chorus by his ex boss Emmylou Harris. Stunningly good.
Reeves, Del Silver Anniversary Album $30. This is a fun
album in which Del puts his well known skills as an impersonator to use on “AchyBreaky Heart” as sung by Roy Acuff, Walter Brennan & Johnny Cash among others. It works!! He is also an excellent singer with Charlie Sizemore’s “I’m Really Gone” being a true highlight.
Rich, Charlie Pictures & paintings $28 His wonderful last album on Warner Brothers is just as much jazz and blues as country. Shown with a lighted cigarette we wonder if it was perhaps lit with the same lighter he set fire to the envelope with when he announced John Denver as Male Vocalist of the year in the early 70s! I wonder what Charlie would do nowadays; probably burn the whole place down and who could blame him. Back to the album, this is just stunning and a fitting farewell album.
Riley, Jeannie C “Here’s Jeannie C” (Playback) $28 Short but excellent album on same label as Tommy Cash. This would be the last recordings the delightful lady made.
Ritter, Tex Capitol Collectors Series $38 Out of print series, of which I would recommend every title as being essential. This has all the hard to get
ones, “Deck of Cards”, “Blood on the Saddle” & “Just Beyond the Moon” etc 25 in all.
Robbins, Marty “Lost & Found” CBS $30 This was complied by Marty’s son, Ronny Robbins and released 10 years after the great singers vastly premature death. The 11 songs are all previously unreleased and dated from 1972 to just a few months before Marty’s death.
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 inc. Bonnie Owens, Chris Gaffney, Rosie Flores etc.
Robertson, Kathy Hillbilly Down: To Roy Nichols With Love 2 $40
(Includes Haggard!, Rick Shea, Katy Moffatt)
Rogers, Roy Tribute $28 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.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 What can you say
but Curt is a true indie artist, amazing talent, superb writer and singer but with
the dress sense God gave a goat. But it is not that latter thing which matters & on the former he delivers. He wrote the superb “Mirrors Don’t Lie” & his own
version loses nothing in comparison to that Gene Watson. Curt wrote 9 of the 11on this gem. And he has a superb style...that is vocal not dress, which he can certainly not lay claim to!!
Run C & W “Into the Twangy First Century” MCA $25
Run C & W “Row Vs Wade” MCA $25 This was a group consisting of the great Amazing Rhythm Aces vocalist, Russell Smith, Bernie Leadon (of Eagles & Flying burrito Brothers Fame), Vince Melamed and Jim Photoglo. Ostensibly they did bluegrass versions of soul and R&B classics. The fact they copuld pull it off was testimony to their musical skill A couple of medleys are super.
Sahm, Doug SDQ 98 $45 A blink & you will miss itgem as the record company went outof business shortly after release. It isright up there with his “Return ofWayne Douglas” cd and he keeps itpretty much country all the way. Greatversion Tom Russell’s “St Olav’s Gate”& “Ballad of Davy Crockett” Includes hisgreat colleague Augie Meyers.
Sandefur, Brandon “Brandon Sandefur” $30 (Tin Hall) This 1995 album was the first of only 2 albums from Brandon and easily the best. It covers a range of styles from rodeo (“Star in the Rodeo” to pure honky tonk “Hell Just Froze”.
Sanford, Arnold That’s Why I Sing This Way $70 Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 10songs are from the great Max D Barnes, including the title cut which was also recorded by Daryle Singletary and as good as it was it was no match for Arnold’s original version. 12 tks in all. Simply stunning crying in your beer album. Hell…it is probably the best ever. “Not Enough Jack Daniels in This World” has you believing Arnold truly lived the life he sings about and sadly he has passed on so this stand alone cd is it, unless a miracle happens.
Schneider, John “Take the Long Way Home” MCA $35
Schneider, John “You Ain’t Seen the Last of Me” MCA $30
Schneider, John “Too Good to Stop Now” $30 Despite a some what goofy persona due his role in Dukes of Hazard, Schneider had a wonderful deep voice which was a natural for country music. All are superbly produced by Jimmy Bowen. The first has a wonderful highlight, “Better Class of Losers”, not to be confused with the Alan Jackson track of the name. This is the Harlan Howard track which features none other than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. BUT believe it or not, even better is “The Auction”...they’re auctioning daddy’s farm today. Hell it is hard to believe how good, and in view of the diabolical financial system in the US today it is still extremely relevant.
The other 2 are equally essential. Great songwriting and great singing. “Low Class Reunion” from the third album shows what a great vocalist Schneider is.
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,.
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.
Shaver, Billy Joe Salt of the Earth $30 Cd issue of great 1987
album inc “The Devil Made Me Do It”
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!!
Smith, Russell This Little Town $35 Great solo album Amazing Rhythm Aces vocalist. All great and what a voice. Russell had a brief period as a country singer on Epic and this was the result, a gem produced by Steve Buckingham and Russell. Very much in the Amazing Rhythm Aces style. Highlight is the working man song “Blue Collar Blues” and the title song, but they’re all top notch.
Smith,Sammi Best $25 Now out of print
Smith,Sammi Here Comes That Rainbow Again $30 Rare independent album on the Playback label. The title track is of course a Kris Kristofferson track. Now, let me see…Sammi had a bit of success with Kristofferson songs, didn’t she?? You will need help to make it through the night if you don’t know the answer to that one!!
Sonnier, Jo-El Complete Mercury Sessions $30. Great collection which mixes his Cajun style with some very hardcore honky tonk. Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 An absolute ripsnorter. Crazed man who apparently got arrested for climbing over theWhite House fence in order to visit the President, presumably Ronny Regan. Buthis honky tonk style which includes theoriginal “Hank Drank” is grand. Also includes a brilliant version of EddyArnold’s “What’s He Doing in My World” with intro by Eddy hisself!! .
Sun, Joe - Heartbreak Saloon $40
Sun, Joe – Hank Bogart Still Lives $40
Sun, Joe – Out on the Road $40 Was a major label artist who had a big hit with Hugh Moffatt’s “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You”. His style is kind of outlawish, a little like a Hank Jnr but less frantic. Very hard to get, these were released on the French label, Dixie Frog...fear not all the singing is in English. The song on the middle album is actually called “Hank & Bogart Still Live” but the titlew is without the “and”. One offs so don’t dally.
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $50 Another wonderful indie with the highlight the wonderful odeto the great man “I Play Haggard” in which he uses snippets of Haggard songs to tell the story. He outdoes even Vern Gosdin onhis version “Baby That’s Cold” and then shows himself a man for all seasons with the rollicking “Ten in Tennessee”.
Taylor, Chip Chip Taylor’s Last Chance $45 Long out of print cd version of his classic album which features “I Read it in the Rolling Stone” plus
the great “101 in Cashbox” which combines the story of his own version of “Angel of the Morning” along with the tale of a racehorse.
Thompson, Hank Golden Era of Capitol Country $35 This
is a great 20 track Japan issue (in English of course) with great sound & a
rather unusual set of songs which avoids the usual.
Thompson, J W Songs for Real People $45 We speak of thetruly great independents. This is decidedlyone of them. “Jesus Loves Cowboys” is just 1 of16 gems. Darn witty too and J W’s great deep drawl is seemingly the product of a few honkytonks….where you could imagine the crowd were kep back by wire.
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $40 No, not that Thommo, but a fine singer who was going to have the first album release on the Arista country label but the album never came out. Has a style reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton with a great deep voice. Does a superb version of “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, a hit for Reba, but Jeff wins hands down!! Equally grand is the wonderful “It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Love You Anymore”, with a superb lyric and the upbeat “Today is Elvis’ Birthday”.
Thornton, Marsha Marsha Thornton $40 Includes the original and easily best version of “Bottle of Wine & Patsy Cline” One of the last albums produced by Owen Bradley & yes Patsy fans love it.
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 this likeGeorge Jones’ Dancetown showed 1965as a vintage year for live recording even though both were not issued at the time.His band included both Jack Greene & Cal Smith. The sound is stunning and highlights ET’s great personality and style.
Turner, Zeb Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock $30 King label anthology 1949-1953. On the now defunct Westside label. 24 tracks.
Wade, Norman Tennessee Eyes $60 1993’s Album of the
Year was the first cd for Norm...you would imagine though he would be universally refererred to as “Norman”. This gem was on the Bob Grady label & was superbly produced by Bob & Mike Headrick. There may not ne another honky tonk album like this. “They’re All Over Nashville” tells the stunning true story of those who don’t quite make it the way they would want. First in..I only have one.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $30 20 tracker with great and
unusual selection including of course “RubberRoom” but also “What Would You Do, If Jesus Came to Your House”)
Wagoner, Porter In Person $30 OOP cd of 1964 album, reissued on Koch. It includes some great performances by Norma Jean, both in a solo context and as duets with Porter.
Walker, Jerry Jeff Live at Gruehne Hall $30 Original 1989
Tried & True album through Ryko. It was right after JJW befriended Chris Wall & hedoes the song that was even featured byIan McNamara, “I Feel Like Hank WilliamsTonight”. He concludes with a raucous version of “Trashy Women”. Gruehne, pronounced “Green”, is a small town between Austin and San Antonio which has a rustic charm like no other & which translates brilliantly to live shows.
Wall, Chris No Sweat $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 Reckless Kelly prove an excellent backing group on this album. Contains one of his best ever songs in “God’s Own Jukeboxx”. “Roadhouse Whiskey and the great story ballad “My Old Martin Guitar”. Could it be his best. Methinks perhaps!!
Wall, Chris, Honky Tonk Heart $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
Wall, Chris Any Saturday Night in Texas $30 Classic live honky tonk album like the previously mentioned Jerry Jeff opus recorded at Gruehne Hall. Dale Watson is duet partner on teh fabulous “Ship Me Back to Texas”
Watson, Gene Back in the Fire $48 Great singer as he is & no correspondence will be entered into on that fact, this is his best album, a Warners album from 1989 with the best version ever of “Dreams of a Dreamer”, which was also done by Darrell McCall so there is plenty competition plus arguably Gene’s best ever ballad “The Great Divide”
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 “A Way to Survive” $30 Step One Records The brilliant stylist..may have been the last for Step One, one of the great indie labels. Brilliant play of words on “All Hat No Cattle”. Has a different version of “Old Porch Swing” to that of the following album”.
Watson, Gene In Other Words $45. This was a hard to get (even at the time) cd on the Broadland label. All10 songs are on this album only and include “Old Porch Swing”, “Class Reunion” (also done by Oak Ridge Boys & John Conlee) and the rather upbeat “She’s no Lady”. Was a Canadian only release. You won’t find it.
Watson, Gene “Little By Little” MCA $25 Straight reissue of a great 1984 MCA album. Highlight is probably the Dave Kirby/sonny Throckmorton gem”Leavin’s Been Comin’ (For a Long Long Time”.
Watson, Gene Unchartered Mind $30 Step One gem, which includes Gene’s version of the Curt Ryle gem “Mirrors Don’t Lie”and if you don’t think Gene is one of the greatest ever country vocalists you will change your mind when you hear his version of“You Gave Me a Mountain”. Wow!!
Watson, Gene At Last $28 His second and last Warner Brothers album from 1991. The title track is a classic and anyone who has heard Etta James version may say “Etta who?” after hearing Gene’s. Great selection with highlights many, but the witty “You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville” and “This Country’s Bigger Than Texas” stand out for mine.
Wayne, Dallas Part of the Crew $35
Wayne, Dallas Lucky 13 $30
Wayne, Dallas Buckle Up Baby $35 Three of Dallas’ out of
print Finnish albums....he lived in Finland for a number of years. And had many
releases. The latter features great tunes such as “Crank the Hank”, “Death in the Family”, “I Never Did Like Planes” and “She”. They are all great. His command on both George Jones style ballads and uptempo songs a la Travis Tritt may be unsurpassed in country music. These are one offs so do not miss out whatever you do.
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 $28 15 tracks not on his other albums. Augmented with some historical and rare clips.
Whitley, Keith Tribute $25A 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 Fantastic upbeat all gal group with Pam Gadd on lead vocals & Wanda Vick onguitar & just about everything else.Kind of a bluegrass supergroup playing hard core country….superbly.
Williams, Hank Rare Demos First to Last $25 CMF Also known as “Just Me and My Guitar”.
Young, Faron Live Fast Love Hard: Original Capitol Classics 1952-1962 $28 Country Music Foundation label
Young, Faron & Ray Price Memories That Last $28 Great cd which was on the great Step One label. Excellently produced by Ray Pennington, who actually duets with Faron on one of the tracks, seems Ray Price’s master vocal had a tape glitch. Fine stuff
Are You From Dixie Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s $30
Ragged But Right Great Country String Bands of the 1930s $30
Something Got a Hold on Me: A Traesury of Sacred Music $30
These were part of the short-lived RCA Heritage Series and they were all superb. I have all three myself and if you want 1930s country in its best sound these are they. The first features the Blue Sky Boys version of the oft covered title song as well as their wonderfully sad original of “I’m Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail”.Also includes likes of the Dixon Brothers, Allen Brothers, Monroe Brothers, Delmore Brothers etc.
The second features Riley Puckett on the title song, and gems from the Prairie Ramblers, JE Mainers etc, but possible star is Gid Tanner with original version, as we know it, of “Ida Red” and “Soldier’s Joy”.
The third is my favourite though all are equally essential. It has the original versions of classic gospel songs that have been performed over and over but never as heartfelt as here. On that front Grady & Hazel Cole’s “Tramp on your Street” will bring goosebumps. A P carter takes a rare lead on “Something Got a Hold on Me” and the Dixon Brothers may have been grammatically incorrect but who cares as they nail “I Didn’t Hear Nobody Pray”. Again, the sound on all three is stunning.
Big Rig Hits Truck Driver’s Boogie 1939-69 $35 A great
cd which encapsulates a history of that greatsub-genre the trucking song. Compiled jointly by CMF & Diesel only records. First is“Truck Driver’s Blues” by Cliff Bruner with Moon Mullican on vocals.
Heart of Texas Country This was a 1998 cd on Justin Trevino’s
Neon Nightmare label which was a precursor rto the wonderful label of the same name. This has 21 tracks only on this album. Includes Ron Williams “Truckloads & Trainloads”. One of the best indie vocalists ever. Also one of last
songs ever from the great Justin Tubb. $28
Ned Kelly Sountrack $28 Out of print soundtrack which features Shel Silverstein songs as well as performances by Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Mick Jagger (Ned) all of which are only available on this album.
Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver
$30 16 tracks which feature new singers & old.Possible highlight is Junior Brown teaming with Red Simpson on “Nitro Express”. Also includes
one of Buck Owens last recordings, Steve Earle etc.
Shuffletown Western Swing on King 1946-1960 $25
Westside label...out of print. 24 tracks
BEAR FAMILY NEWS Unchallenged as the best reissue label on the planet.
Red Simpson “Hello I’m Red Simpson” 5cd + 108 pg hard cover book. $210 165 tracks, most on cd for the first time and including 26 previously unissued. One of the greatest of the Bakersfield brigade, known for his trucking songs, even though not exclusively trucking. Bob Dylan is a big fan and calls him “the forgotten man of Bakersfield”. Country rock fans rate his “Close Up teh Honky Tonks “ as one of the greatest songs of that genre. Buck & Merle recorded over 40 of his songs.
Connie Smith “Just For What I Am” 5 cd + 76 page book $210 151 tracks just under 7 hours of one of the greatest female country singers, who Dolly Parton rates as the greatest female country singer. The first set was ppular and this one will be too. It includes all of Connie’s recordings from 1968 to 1972. It includes her duet collaborations with Dallas Frazier and Nat Stuckey. Gospel fans can now have her “Come Along & Walk With Me” on cd. It includes 14 unissued songs . Wonderful cover photograph.
Duane Eddy – Rocks $32 32 tracks with 56 page booklet. Bear Family have regained the rights to the Jamie catalogue and for those not wanting a boxset this is gonna be the one.
Duane Eddy – Twangin’ from Phoenix to L.A. The Jamie Years NOTE THIS BOX IS SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. 5 cd + 84 page hard cover book. Duane Eddy’s complete recordings for the label $210
Hultsfreed Hayride: 10 Years of Wild Savage Rock & Roll $32 The Europeans go for their country and rockabilly more so than the Americans amd this commemorates the 10th Anniversary of a Swedish Festival, rated the best of all. If you have a desire to go it is on June 29-30, 2012. This has 21 of the best European rockabilly groups and times in at just under an hour.
Sheb Wooley “White Lightnin’: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 30 tracks from the MGM label with backing by the best the West Coast had to offer such as Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West. Mostly from the 40s and 50s with the exception of “That’s My PA” from 1962. 73 ½ minutes. I wonder if the lady who was after a cd of “Shed” Wooley is still around.
Wade Ray “Idaho Red: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 Although a country musician and long time member of Willie’s backing band in the 60s he began as a hot Western swing fiddler & bandleader. He had a big hit with the truckin’ oriented title song. 30 songs in all, just under 75 minutes
Bonnie Guitar ‘Intimate Session” $32 previously unreleased 14 tracks which were recorded with a small band to give them a sultry jazzy flavour which suited her expressive vocal style.
Bill Anderson “The First Ten Years 1956-1966” $180 4cds + hard cover book. It has his first 8 Decca albums in glorious remastered sound plus non lp singles as well as 3 previously unreleased studio masters. Whisering Bill was extremely versatile covering all from honky tonk to the essence of the Nashville sound. It also includes what may be Dolly Parton’s earliest recording, when she duets with Bill on “If It’s All the Same to You”.
The Browns “The Three Bells” 8 cd + 40 page book $270 I love this set. Glorious Nashville Sound recorded in the famous RCA studio, 249 tracks which sound simply fabulous. I honestly can’t believe how good they sound. The hits are all there but tracks such as “Teen-Ex” are phenomenal. You’d swear they were in the room...matter of fact I check round just to make sure.
Dickens, Little Jimmy I’m Little But I’m Loud: Gonna Shake This
Shack Tonight $32 31 tks
Eat to the Beat Dirtiest of them Dirty Blues $35 huge book
Rude blues.... Dinah Washington rules.
Hamilton, George To You & Yours $32 rocking & pop side
Jones, George Heartbreak Hotel $32 All his early up beat
tracks inc. the title recorded as Thumper Jones.
Lafarge, Peter As Long as the Grass Shall Grow/ On the
Warpath 2 on 1 $32...the originals of the songs
Johnny Cash chose on “Bitter Tears”. The
originals are incredibly powerful & moving.
Peterson, Ray Tel lalura I Love Her $32 31 tks
Shit Happens! 25 Tales that show you can be in the Wrong
Place at the right time. Lots of tragedy songs. Includes large booklet $35
BEAR FAMILY CDS $20 unless noted. All as new. Most 1 only.
Adams, Charlie Cattin’ Around
Arthur, Charline Welcome to the Club (feisty Patsy style)
Ballew, Michael Live at Gruehne Hall $15
Ballew, Michael Daddy Don’t Live in Texas $15
Ballew, Michael I Love Texas $15
Ballew, Michael You Better Hold On $15
Bruce, Ed Puzzles
Bruce, Vin King of Cajun: Dans La Louisianne
Burnette, Johnny Rockabilly Boogie
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line/ Little Fauss & Big Halsy 2 on 1
Cash, Johnny The Rambler/ From Sea to Shining sea $18
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (recorded also as Leon Chappelear)
Coe, David Allan Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to Say
Coe, David Allan Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee Whiskey
Coe, David Allan Tattoo/ Family Album
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/ Spectrum VII
Coe, David Allan Castles in the Sand/Hello in There
Collins, Tommy Black Cat
Crickets Still in Style (post Buddy Holly w. Sonny Curtis)
Day, Jimmy Steel Guitar Hits/ Steel in Style 2 on 1
Dickerson, Dub Boppin’ in the Dark $15
Dobson, Bonnie Viva La Canadienne
Dolan, Jimmy Jukebox Boogie $15
Eddy, Duane That Classic Twang $22 (out of print)
Emerson, Lee It’s So Easy for You to Be Mean
Emery, Jon If You Don’t Someone Else Will $15
Flatt, Lester Live at Vanderbilt (with Bill Monroe)
Gallion, Bob Out of a Honky Tonk
Gibson, Don A Legend in my Time
Glaser, Tompall The Outlaw $18 Tompall is uniformly great
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue $18
Glaser, Tompall My Notorious Youth:Hillbilly Central #1
Gordon, Curtis Play the Music Louder
Griffin, Buck Let’s Elope Baby
Guthrie, Jack Oklahoma Hills (Woody’s cousin...Capitol recordings)
Haggard, Merle Same Train a Different Time (2lps on 1 + bonus
Hawkins, Ronnie Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins
Hickey, Ersel Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Hogsed, Roy Cocaine Blues (Capitol tracks..great trio)
Ingle, Red TimTayshun
Jackson, Wanda Ballads of Wanda Jackson
Jennings, Waylon From Clovis to Phoenis: The Early Years
Jimmy& Johnny If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
King, Sid & Five Strings Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Laine, Frankie On the Trail
Laine, Frankie On the Trail Again
Lee, Brenda Rocks $22
Lewis, Jerry Lee Up Through the Years 1956-1963 $15
Lewis, Jerry Lee Rocks ]
Lightfoot, Gordon Did She mention My Name/ Back Here on
Earth 2 early albums on 1
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train
\McDevitt, Chas Featuring Nancy Whiskey
Maddox Bros & Rose Ugly & Slouchy
Martin, Janis Female Elvis (must for Wanda Jackson fans) $15
Mitchell, Guy Heartaches By the Number
Newman, Jimmy C Bop A Hula 2cds $35
O’Quin, Gene Boogie Woogie Fever (Wayne Hancock sounds
exactly like him.
Orbison, Roy Sun Years 1956-58 $15
Orion Some Think he Might be King Elvis
Paul, Billy Texas Rose $15 (outlaw style. Junior Brown a band
Perkins, Carl The Dollie Masters
Pitney, Gene/ George Jones Gene Pitney & George Jones (Musicor duets)
Prophet, Orville The Travelling Kind
Rainwater, Marvin Whole Lotta Woman (one of very best)
Rasmussen, Ole Sleepy Eyed John $15
Ray, Johnnie Cry (30 tracks)
Robbins, Marty Rockin’ Rollin’ Robbins
Robbins, Marty Rockin’ Rollin’ Robbins 3: Ruby Ann
Roberts, Kenny Jumpin’ & Yodellin’ $15 (original “She Taught Me to
Rogers, Weldon Tryin’ to Get to You
Seay, Johnny Blue Moon of Kentucky
Shaver, Billy Joe Honky Tonk Heroes 1 lps on 1 cd 25 tracks
Silvers, Jim Music Makin’ Mama from Memphis
Stanley Brothers 1953-58 & 1959 2cds
Stewart, Wynn Come On 32 tks ***extra special***
Swan, Jimmy Honky Tonkin’ in Tennessee
Talley, James Love Songs & the Blues $18
Trammell, Bobby Lee You Mostest Girl $15
Twitty, Conway Conway Rocks
Van Dyke, Leroy Walk on By
Waikikis Hawaii Tatoo
West, Hedy/Bill Clifton Getting Folk Out of the Country $18
Willard, Jess Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor $15
Williams, Lew Cat Talk (great)
Bear Essentials 27 Stars Salute Bear Family’s 25thAnniv. Only on this
Cd . All tracks have “bear” in the title.
Hank Williams: Songwriter to Legend 28 tks. The cd consists of both Tribute
songs plus songs Hank wrote but never recorded.
My Rifle My Pony & Me Movie & TV Soundtracks 26 tracks.
Shakin’ Up North Canadian Rockabilly Vol 1 30 tks deluxe packaging
Sun Gospel 32 tracks
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 8 (Fabor/Abott/Radio)
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 10 (Chess)
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 20 (Event) sensational rockabilly series 30tks
Wandring Star Movie & TV songs (only place to get the Lee Marvin title song) 25 tracks
You Oughta See MY Fanny Dance Previously Unissued Western Swing 1935-42
BEAR FAMILY BOX SETS...Used but as new.
entire Carnegie Hall concert. This was the second box set and represents the early Columbia recordings. By the way the Carnegie Hall concert includes the entire concert, more than doubling th length that appeared on the CBS lp. The additional tracks include great guest appearance by Merle Travis who does 2 songs including a terrific “Gotta Travel On”.
Cover book. Few small marks on box $120. Was one of the most successful RCA country artists of the 60s recording in a number of style; many will not have heard his outstanding album of Bakersfield style songs which is included here as well as some excellent folky offerings. His pre-RCA recordings for the ABC label were equally fine and included such hits as “The Teen Commandments of Love” plus the biggest in John D Loudermilk’s “A Rose & Baby Ruth”
all his western recordings, which are as good as it gets. The best? Why, “Mr Shorty” of course, a classic tale of bullying where the bully gets his come uppance. Good as “El Paso” etc are , this is best. Marty is the consummate storyteller. He literally holds us in the palm of his hand. The book includes all the lyrics.
Recorded for radio. They were done on 16’ discs which were sent to radio stations and gave the indication that Hank was playing live in the studio. Exceptional sound and some of the tracks are only available on this set. $90
Other Country Music Box sets a mix of new and as new sets.
Brand new designated *. The as new sets are as stated. Most are out of print, designated #.
1. *Acuff, Roy “King of the Hillbillies” JSP UK Annotated and remastered from the Joe Bussard collection 100 tracks. Classic early years which featured Clell Sumney, the great “Uncle Jody’ on slide.
2. Arnold, Eddy “Then & Now” 2cd + 24 pg book $18 #
3. Autry, Gene ”Sing Cowboy Sing” 3cd + 64 pg book (Rhino...US best reissue label). $48 84 tracks, The book is truly exclelnt with track by track run down and lot of rare photos. #
4. The Band “Across the Great Divide” Capitol US 3cd 56 tracks + 48 pg book (by former Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Chet Flippo), Nice presentation with rustic look to both book & box. $35 (couple marks on box) $45 mint
5. Brooks, Garth The Limited Series 6cd plus 64 page book. His first 6 albums. $48 #
Brooks, Garth The Limited Series #2 4 album (5cds ...”Double Live” is 2 cds plus bonus cd of “The Lost Sessions” plus dvd $45 #
6. *Cash, Johnny “The Legend” $45 4 cds + book. 104 tracks with notes by Patrick Carr. The single best thing to get if you don’t have much Cash...Johnny that is...and the other kind as well
7. Cash, Johnny “At San Quentin” This is the US edition in a glossy long box with 40 page book. It had the 2cd presentation plus dvd. Vastly superior to the jewel case set available in Australia. This is the one that true Cash fans would demand.
8. Cash, Johnny “Love/God/Murder” 3cds each themed in nice buff slip case. Cds are as new with couple small marks on slip case $28 (Sony)
9. Cash, Johnny “Essential” 3cd Sony BUT no box $20 32 page book + 75 tracks.
10. Cline, Patsy “The Collection” $48 4cds and over 100 tracks. Plus fabulous 68 page book. Jumbo used to say “There is only one female singer, that’s Patsy, the rest can sing in the chorus”.
11. Denver, John “The country Roads Collection” 4cds with 79 tracks plus 24 page book. Great Sound # $55
12. *Flatt & Scruggs And Stanley Brothers Selected Cuts 1952-1959 The great Earl Scruggs passed away a couple of weeks ago This set has 2 cds of each artist. With discography & Notes $22 JSP UK
13. Fogelberg, Dan: Portrait The Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997 (Epic) Lovely presentation with 72 page book. Has 4 cds in digipak which with the book slip in slip case. VERY hard to get, One of the cds is loose on spindle but that is only issue. $65
14. *Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Masters 1949-1976” 3 cds + book 50 tracks spanning all the many styles in which he recorded. Nice book. #
15. Gill, Vince “These Days” 4cds (MCA) This set had themes for each cd.
a) On a Big Chill: The Rockin’ Record/ b)The Reasons Why: The Groovy Record c)Some Things Never Get Old The Country & Western Record d)Little Brother (The Acoustic Record)
It is not compiled from other albums. It was initially issued with a cloth bound slip case and later reissued with a cloth look cardboard case. We have
1. Original cloth case $38 b)Cardboard cloth look case $48 AUTOGRAPHED!!
16. Gosdin, Vern “The Voice with over 70 Old & new Country & Gospel Renditions” VGM Records. These are not the original versions but are great . It includes some duets with Lou Reid, and some with Ann Street who we can only assume was one of Vern’s “protégés”. 75 tracks in all but no notes so hard to work out where they are from $45. It would seem they were recorded around the time he recorded his album, “The Voice”.
17. Gosdin, Vern “ 40 Years of the Voice: The Voice of Country Music” 4cds $60 This is also shown as VGM Records but is vastly superior packaging to the previous. It contains 101 tracks and a very stylish package but with no notes as such. It does list all Vern’s many awards & does have a 16 page booklet with photos from various times of Vern’s career. Not sure how many of those on the previous are on this.
18. Haggard, Merle “Down Every Road: 1962-1994” Capitol. 4cds 76 page book. 104 tracks encompassing all labels. Excellent sound and presentation. We have excellent used copy $55 Brand new sealed $70
19. *Haggard, Merle “The Original Outlaw” (Time Life) 3cds 60 tracks with book. May be the all time bargain $25 Long style book box set.
20. Harris, Emmylou “Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems” (Rhino)
Incredible 4cds + dvd box which is now very rare. Comes wit hstunning packaging. The box is cloth bound and contains two hard cover books. One contains the cds and dvd and the other is a 200 page hard cover book about the set. $120...it belongs in our rarities section #### (deserves 4) Very hard to get and as new.
21. Harris, Emmylou “ Portraits” 3cds + 24 page book. 61 tracks including rarities $45 # Nice looking box.
22. Jennings, Waylon “Nashville Rebel” (Legacy) $60 Wonderful presentation with embossed leather look cover (resembles Waylon’s guitar). Has massive 140 page book which is simply grand. 92 tracks which give a fabulous representation of his career.
23. *Jones, George “The Essential George Jone: The Spirit of Country” 2cds + book in long style box. # (CBS Country Legacy)
24. *Jones, George “The Hits Then Till Now” (Time Life) 3cds with 60 tracks and book. Same series as the Haggard Time Life box and superb value. $25
25. Judds “The Collection” 3cd + 28 page book Nice book style cloth bound box set $28
26. Ledoux, Chris – The Capitol Collection 1990-2000 Capitol $48 6 cds + 28 page book + poster. One minor mark on box. Has the albums (all with bonus tracks) Western Underground/ Watcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy/ Under This Old Hat/ Haywire/ Stampede/ One Road Man #
27. Ledoux, Chris - American Cowboy Capitol 3cds + 40 page book. 54 tracks which focus on both his Capitol releases and his early independent releases. Great box.
28. Lynn, Loretta “Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection” (MCA) 3cds plus 48 page book. Nice style 70 tracks. Couple of small marks on box $35
29. Miller, Roger “King of the Road” 3cds on Mercury 70 tracks, including his wonderful early recordings such as “The Last Word in Lonesome Is me”. Has 36 page book. 2 copies $35 (box has few marks) or $50 mint.
30. Monroe, Bill “ The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 1945-1949” 2cd + 36 pg book...his recordings with Flatt & Scruiggs before they went out on their own. Long style box set. 2 copies $18 (as new) $20 sealed. #
31. Nelson, Ricky “Legacy” 4cds + 52 page book 120 tracks. Spectacular box with great cover art & top sound. Covers all aspects of his career with a good selection of unissued tracks. $60
32. Nelson, Willie “The Early Years: The Complete Liberty Recordings” # Truly great 2cd set in book style cover. $22 61 tracks + 20 page book.
33. Nelson, Willie “Revolutions of Time 1975 to 1993” 3cds + 32 page book of his Columbia Years, when he achieved his greatest success. Includes one cd of his duets.
34. Nelson, Willie “One Hell of a Ride” (Legacy) 4cds + 100 page book and 100 career spanning tracks. This is a very special set as it starts and ends with “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song”. The original dates from 1955 and Willie recorded a brand new version for this box and it is only available on this box. A wonderful song that showed how Willie hit the ground running. $50
35. Nelson, Willie “The Complete Atlantic Years” 3 cds in leatherlook box. Has Willie’s 2 fabulous Atlantic albums ‘Phases & Stages” and “Shotgun Willie” in remastered expanded form wit h10 & 12 bonus tracks respectively plus a third cd of Willie “Live at the Texas Opera House”. Whatever Willie had before he went on stage really worked as this is the best live performance of Willie I have ever heard. It includes Johnny Gimble on fiddle and the highlight is “Bloody Mary Morning/ Take Me Back to Tulsa”. Actually it would have just started out as “Bloody Mary Morning” but i develops into a jam and Willie plays the wildest solo you’d ever hear. Gimble comes in and jams on the them of “Take Me Back to Tulsa” and that’s where it heads. Brilliant, Great buy. Sealed $35 not sealed with small mark on box $25
36. Owens, Buck “The Collection 1959-1960 (Rhino) Great set which includes 62 tracks including some from his comeback albums (with duet partners Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Ringo Starr) Teh book is truly special 80 pages and mostly in full cover. This is out of print and if you don’t want to go the whole hog with the complete Bear Family sets, the only way to go. We have 2 copies $50 (very small mark on box) or $55 (as new) #
37. *Parton, Dolly “The Acoustic Collection” 3cd + dvd Sugar Hill $40 still sealed
38. *Parton, Dolly “Dolly” (Legacy) 4 cds Career spanning box with 4 cds and 99 tracks including 7 previously unreleased songs $55 Nice set And book.
39. Parton, Dolly “The RCA Years” 2cds RCA + 32 page book. $18 #
40. Rogers, Roy” Happy Trails Collection: 1937-1990 as new Rhino box out of print 3cds + great 64 page book which among other things offers a track by track run down of the cds which contain 94 track.
Very hard to get $58 #
41. *Rogers, Kenny “A Retrospective: Through the Years” Capitol 4 cds with 80 tracks and 32 page book. Includes his solo recordings, duet recordings and his tenure with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. Thankfully the cover is adorned with a pre-plastic surgery picture. He looked so distinguished. $48 #
42. Ronstadt, Linda “Box Set” (Elektra) Very imaginatively named but excellent box set with 4 cds and a 60 page book. 86 tracks. OUT OF PRINT. The contents are immaculate but a few small marks on box $55#
43. Stanley Brothers “The Early Starday & King Years 1958-1961” $58 4cds with 109 tracks plus 20 page book. Hard to get now # with previously unissued tracks. #
44. Stanley Brothers “The King Years 1961- 1965” 4cds 111 tracks plus 28 page colour book. We have 2 copies as new $58 sealed $60 Two great sets that are a must for Carter & Ralph fans.
45. Stanley Brothers “Definitive Collection 1947-1966” (Time Life) $25
Excellent 3 cd box in long book style from Time Life. If you just want a career spanning set this is ideal 60 tracks and 40 page booklet. Absolute bargain price.
46. Strait, George “Strait Out of the Box” MCA 4 cds + 76 page book. Nicely presented. Includes some rare tracks such as his wonderful duet with Hank Thompson on “Six Pack to Go”. 72 page book as new $38
47. Tucker, Tanya “Tanya Tucker” Capitol 4cd set with excellent 48 page full colour book. 58 trcaks uncluding 8 previously unreleased $45 #
48. Twitty, Conway “The Conway Twitty Collection” 4cd + 72 page book and 89 tracks. Nicely presented book style box as new $58. Includes quite a few previously unreleased tracks.
49. *Wilburn Brothers “In Harmony” 3cds $35 52 tracks remastered includes singles cds (CD #1) plus 3 classic albums (Teddy & Doyle/ Side by Side/ Livin’ in God’s Country).
50. Williams, Hank “*The Complete Hank Williams” $180 10 cds + 2 books postcards, etc. new and sealed but small split on one corner of box. Beautifully presented and a must in the collection of any true counry fan.
51. Williams, Hank Jnr “Living
Proof: the MGM Recordings 1963-1975
52. Wills, Bob “Encore” (EMI) # 3cds + book in long style box. Bob’s Liberty recordings were excellent as they saw him reunited with Tommy Duncan who is in wonderful vocal form. The more advanced recording techniques saw some excellent recordings of Bob’s hits. The third cd features “For the Last time”, the album he made with Merle Haggard & the Strangers. Merle contributes 4 vocals on that cd. Great set. $40
53. *Bob Wills & Texas Playboys “Legends of Country Music” (Legacy) $60 Great set from Legacy with 105 tracks and book written by country music authority Rich Kienzle....so you know it is going to include that wonderful track “Drop Us Off at Bob’s Place”...rarely mentioned but my personal favourite. Great set,
54. Wills, Bob Take Me Back to Tulsa 4cd Proper $20 Original jewel case cd set in solid cardboard box with 52 page book. 2 cds of Columbia, one of MGM and one of the fabulous Tiffany transcriptions.
55. *Wills, Bob “King of Western Swing” 4cds JSP UK from Joe Bussard Collection $22
56. Wynette, Tammy - Tears of Fire 3cds 67 tracks 25th Anniversary box set collection. $50 #
57. Various: Best of King & Starday Bluegrass 4cds + superb 32 page book with many rare albums photographs appearing in full colour. Starday was the bluegrass label with the deepest catalogue and the 100 tracks includes many rare selections from Je mainer, Tommy Magness, Shannon Grayson, Bill Duncan, Moore & Napier, Stonemans, Stanley Brothers etc, and even some early new Grass Revival. Great box. $60
58. Various: Fifty Years of Country Music from Mercury. 3 cds 73 tracks with lots of rarities including Lonnie Gibson, Robert Lunn, Sheriff Tom Owens & His Cowboys. Latter arities include Rex Allen’s wonderful “Don’t Go near the Indians.” Incl. 24 page book $48 #
59. Foreeunner Music Group 4cds + 12 page book Promo item in long hard cover book style set from famed publishers Conatins 71 tracks $25
60. Various: “Hillbilly Boogie” Proper .$30 This is the original issue with 4 jewel case cds plus the solid cardboard case and 60 page booklet. All tracks have the word “boogie” in the title. All teh classics such fabulous rarities, teh best being Hank Harral’s “Dream Band Boogie”, a boogie version of sorts of “Hillbilly Heaven” The best ever Proper box. #
61. Various: Rhythm of the Mountains: The Music of the Appalachias CMH label. 4cds, each with individual notes 80 tracks. $48 Great value.
62. *Various: Richer Tradition: Country Blues & String Band Music 1923-1942 $30 JSP 100 tracks including country (Tennessee Chocolate Drops) and blues (Jaybird Coleman) all ultra rare with notes.
63. Songs of the West (Rhino_ 4 cd + 60 page box $55 Nice set with each cd having a separate theme (1. Cowboys Classics 2. Silver Screen Cowboys (where you will find perhaps the 2 ultimate highlights...Slim Pickens doing a wonderful version of Guy Clark’s “Desperados Waiting for a Train” and Rex Allen Jnr “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys” (with Rex Snr and Roy Rogers) 3. Gene Autry & Roy Rogers 4. Movie & television Themes.
64. Various: Sony Tree Publishing 8cds + 104 page book in solid slip case. $48 Various 170 + tracks of songs which were on Sony/Tree Publishing.
$15 & Up
Any $15 cds...3 for $40. O.O.P anywhere means out of print.
Abshire, Nathan Pine Grove Blues/Good Times are Killing me (Ace)20
Anderson, John John Anderson (1st album) WB
Anderson, Lynn Essential Live (CD + DVD) $20
Austin Lounge Lizards Lizard Vision $15(Flying Fish)
Bandy, Moe Picture in a Frame (Branson)
Bare, Bobby Bare Essentials (MME) $18 rare Mercury sides.
Bare, Bobby Best of Bobby Bare $20 (Razor & Tie) RCA
Bare, Bobby Essential (RCA) $18
Bare, Bobby Bare Tracks: The Columbia Years (Koch) $18
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys $15 Edsel (UK)/ RCA
Bare, Bobby A Bird Named Yesterday/Talk me Some Sense $18
Bare, Bobby Singin’ in Kitchen/ This I Believe(gospel) 2 on 1 $20
Barmby, Shane Jukebox Symphony $15 (Mercury)
Bell, Delia Delia Bell (WB) with Emmylou Harris as producer $18
Bellamy Brothers Greatest Hits Volume III $18 (MCA)
Bentley, Dierks Home (Capitol) $15
Berg, Matreca with Gretchen Peters & Suzy Bogguss “Live at Green’s
Grocery” DVD...NOTE DVD....$20
Big Sandy/Flyrite Boys Swingin’ West $15 (Highhtone)
Big Sandy/Flyrite Boys Feelin’ Kinda Lucky $15 (Hightone)
Boggs, Noel Very Best: Shasta Masters $15 (Varese) steel gtr
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto $20
Bond, Johnny Country & Western Standard Transcriptions $15
Boxcar Willie Rocky Box $20 (Trainman) Note original 15 tk version
Boxcar Willie King of the Freight Train (MCA) $20 2 duets w. Willie.
Brennan, Walter Old Shep (MCA) $18 actually“Dutchman’s Gold” album
Britt, Catherine Dusty Smiles & Heartbreak Cures (ABC) $15
Brooks, Garth The Entertainer DVD 7 hours on 5 DVDS $30 Out of print
Brown, Jim Ed Essential (RCA) $15
Brown, Junior Live at the Continental (Telarc) $20
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown $20 Demon UK....this was the first release not the one on Curb
Browns Complete Hits $20 Collectors Choice/ RCa
Byrds Sweethearts of the Rodeo (Sony) $15 w. Bonus
Campbell, Glen Ghost on the Canvas $15 (Capitol)
Carey, Rick Beyond the Dream $15 (RT)
Cargill, Henson On the Road:Mega Years $15 (omni)
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 1 (Arhoolie) $20
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 2 (Arhoolie) $20
Carter Family On Border Radio Vol 3 (Arhoolie) $20
Cash, Johnny Mystery of Life $20 (Mercury) $18
Cash, Johnny Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) $18
Cash, Johnny Johnny 99 (Koch) $18
Cash, Johnny Bitter Tears $18 (CBS)
Cash, Johnny Silver $18
Cash, Johnny Sunday Morning Coming Down (DCC) $20
Cash, Johnny At Madison Square Garden (CBS) $15
Cash, Johnny Rockabilly Blues $18 (Koc)
Cash, Rosanne Essential 2cds (Sony) $15
Chappelear, Leon Western Swing Chronicles (OJL) $15
Church, Cindy Cindy Church (Stony Plain) $18 Nice Canadian folky
a la Nanci, Emmylou.
Chesnutt, Mark Saving the Honky Tonk $15
Clark, Gene Silverado ’75: Live & Unreleased $15 (coll. Choice)
Clark, Guy Songs And Stories (Dualtone) $20
Clark, Guy Somedays the Song Writes You $15 (Dualtone)
Clark, Guy Essential $18 (RCA)
Cleaves, Slaid Live at Horseshoe Lounge 2 cds $15
Clement, Cowboy Jack Guess Things Happen That Way (Dualtone) $18g
Cochran, Hank The Monument Sessions $18 (Koc)
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay (Lucky Dog) $18
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash IS a Friend of Mine (King) $15
Coe, David Allan Biketoerfest ’01 (Coe Pop) $20
Coe, David Allan 20 Road Music Hits (King) Truckin’ $20
Coe, David Allan Ghost of Hank Williams (King) $15
Collins, Tommy Capitol Collection $18 (Koch)
Colter, Jessi Collection (Liberty) $15
Commander Cody We’ve Got a Live One here $20 (WB) Great!
Conlee, John Tuirn Your Eyes Upon Jesus $15 (Gospel)
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Very Best $20 (Varese)
Crowell, Rodney Platinum Collection $15 (Rhino/Uk 19 tks from
Warner Brothers albums
Crowell, Rodney Diamonds & Dirt $15 (Columbia Legacy) expanded
Dadi, Marcel Nashvilel Redezvous 2cds $22 (EPM) with Chet Atkins
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest Hits (Columbia) $18
Davis, Skeeter Essential (RCA) $18
Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie (Ace/UK) $20 King tracks.
Dement, Iris Infamous Angel (WB) a claasic $15
Denver, John Poems/Prayers/Promises & Farewell Andromeda
UK edition of 2 early albums on 1 cd $20
Desert Rose Band Desert Rose Band (MCA/Curb) $15 debut album
Dickerson, Deke Rhythm, Rhyme, Truth (HMG) $20 autographed
Dilks, Johnny & Visitacion Valley Boys (HMG) $18 Like wayne
The Train Hancock/ Hank III but he yodels!!
Dillards Let the Music Flow:Best of 1963-1979 $18 (Raven)
Drake, Pete For Pete’s Sake (King) $15 Talking Steel Guitar
Dusty, Slim Regal zonophone Collection 3cds $15
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty $20
Eaglesmith, Fred Ralph’s Last Show $30 2cd Out of print live set.
Eaglesmith, Fred Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline $20
Eaglesmith, Fred Cha Cha Cha $20
Earle, Steve Guitar Town $15 (expanded version...his best by far)
Earle, Steve Traina a Comin’ $15
Edwards, Don Last of the Troubadours $20 2cds (Dualtone)
Emmons, Buddy Steel Guitar Jazz $18 (Verve) this was actually released
as a jazz album on Verve.
Fargo, Donna Best (Varese) $20
Flores, Rosie Rosie Flores (WB) her first album $20
Flores, Rosie Rockabilly Filly $15 (Hightone)
Foley, Red Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy (Edsel UK) $15
Ford, Tennessee Ern Best Of (Rhino) $20 OOP all the boogies
Ford, Tennessee Ern 6000 Sunset Boulevard $18 (from radio shows)
Fricke, Janie Country Side of Bluegrass $20
Friedman, Kinky From One Good American to Another $20
Frizzell, David And Friends CD + DVD $18
Frizzell, David Very best (WB/Varese) $15
Frizzell, Lefty Give Me More More More 4cd Proper box $25
Gauthier, Mary Filth & Fire $20
Gill, Vince Guitar Slinger $15 (MCA)
Gilmore, Colin Goodnight Lane $15 (Jimmie Dale’s son)
Gimble, Johnny Celebrating With Friends (CMH) Hag/Gill/Dale/ Willie
Ray Benson/Garrison Keillor etc $20
Gordon, Curtis Curtis Gordon (Cat) 32 tracks $15
Gordon, Kevin Gloryland $15
Gorka, John Land of the Bottom Line (Windham Hill) $20
Gorka, John Temporary Road (High Street) $18
Gorka, John Out of the Valley (High Street) $18
Gorka, John Between Five & Seven (high Street) $18
Gosdin, Vern If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong $18 American Harvest
Gosdin, Vern 24 Karat Heartache $20 American Harvest
Gosdin, Vern The Gospel Album (American Harvest) $20
Gosdin, Vern Warning: Contains Country Music $20 (Am.Harvest)
Gosdin, Vern Best of Vern Gosdin (WB) $18
Gosdin, Vern The Voice (Massive) $15 24 AMI tracks
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Heart $20 (CBS)
Gosdin, Vern 10 Years Greatest Hits Newly Recorded (CBS) $18
Gosdin, Vern Nickels, Dimes & Love $20 (CBS)
Gosdin, Vern Truly Great Hits of Vern Gosdin $20 American Harvest
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone $20 CBS ***as good as it ever gets.
Gunter, Hardrock Gonna Rock & Roll Gonna Dance All Night $20
Rollercoaster UK label. Great Hillbilly artist.
Gunter, Hardrock I’ll Give ‘em Rhythm (Hydra) 420
Haggard, Merle Working in Tennessee (Hag) $18
Haggard, Merle Country Boy (Pair) $20
Haggard, Merle 18 Rare Classics (Curb) $15
Haggard, Merle A Portrait/Keep Moving On (BGO UK) 2on1 $20
Haggard, Merle 30th Album/Workin Man Can’t Get Nowhere $20
Haggard, Merle What a Friend We Have in Jesus $18
Haggard, Merle Okie From Muskogee Live: Fightin’ Side of me $20
Haggard, Merle Land of Many Churches (Razor & Tie) $20
Haggard, Merle Tribute to Best Damn Fiddle Player (Koch) $20
Haggard, Merle Kern River/ Chill Factor 2 on 1 $20
Haggard, Merle Serving 190 Proof $20 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Back to the Barrooms $20 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle I’m a Lonesome Fugitive/ Mama Tried $20
Haggard, Merle Motorcycle Cowboy:Live Billy bobs $18
Haggard, Merle Rainbow Stew Live $18
Haggard, Merle with George Jones (Taste of Yesteday’s Wine) $15
Hall, Ben Country Ways & Rockin’ Days (Rollercoaster) $20
Hall, Tom T Nashville Storyteller (RCA) 20 tks $20
Hall, Tom T Homegrown $20 Mercury
Hall, Tom T Songs from Sopchoppy $20 Mercury
Hamilton, George IV In the Heart of Texas $20 (inc duets)
Hamilton, George IV Best (RCA) UK $18
Hamilton, George IV with George Hege Hamilton V Country Classics
$20...EMI UK...have never seen this before. George IV
& V together...George V turns it down a notch. Good.
Hancock, Wayne Viper of Melody $20
Hancock, Wayne Thunderstorms & Neon Signs $20
Hancock, Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $20
Hancock, Wayne Wild Free & Reckless $20
Hancock, Wayne A Town Blues $20
Hardwick, Billy Jnr Too Country (JRS) $20 Y & T all time top tenner...This
is one of the most loved albums we have ever sold. He
only had the one..don’t know where he is or what he
has done since.
Harris, Emmylou with Carl Jackson: Nashville Country Duets Magnum
$18 been out on several labels. It really is Carl’s demo
recordings on which Emmylou sang. It also features
Melba Montgomery. Excellent even if the title is
not exactly what you get.
Hart, Freddie The Hit Albums 2 on 1 (Capitol) $15
Hawkins, Ronnie Sings Songs of Hank Williams (Edsel UK) $15
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Watching the World Through a Windshield $15
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough (WB) $15
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses (Righteous) $20
Hillman/Pederson Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill) $20
Howard, Harlan Country Music Hall of Fame (King) $15
Hubbard, Ray Wylie And the Cowboy Twinkies $20 (Wounded Bird)
I see Hawks in LA New Kind of Lonely $18 great west coast country rock
International Submarine Band Back at Home/ Jon Corneal 2 on 1 $20
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy (Omni) $15
Jackson, Stonewall The Lonesome in Me (Omni) $15 both 70 min +
Jackson, Wanda The Party Ain’t Over (Nonesuch) $15
Jackson, Wanda Queen of Rockabilly (Ace UK) $20
Jackson, Wanda I Remember Elvis $15
Jackson, Wanda Heart Trouble (CMH) $15
Jackson, Wanda Rockin’ in the Country (rhino) $15
Jennings, Waylon Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank (WJ) $20
Jennings, Waylon Full Circle (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon Hangin’ Tough (MCA) $18
Jennings, Waylon Will the Wolf Survive (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon A Man Called Hoss (MCA) $20
Jennings, Waylon Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line: RCA Years
2cds 40 tracks $20
Jennings, Waylon Leavin’ Town/ Waylon Sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on1
Jennings, Waylon Ultimate Collection $20 OOP UK 22 tracker which
inc. both “Buddy Holly” & “Elvis” Medleys.
Jennings, Waylon Are You Ready for the Country/ What Goes Round
Comes Around $20 RCA UK 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Cowboys Sisters Rascals & Dirt (RCA) $18
Jiminez, Flaco Partners (duets with Dwight, Ronstadt, Emmylou/
Los Lobos/ John Hiatt/ Ry Cooder etc) $20
Joey & Rory Album # 2 (Sugar Hill) $20 Our 2010 album of year
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar $15 (BMG)
Johnson, Kevin Rock & Roll I Gave You the Best Years etc $18
Johnson, Kevin The Sun Will Shine Again $18 Note: All Johnson O.O.P.
Jones, George Rose Coloured Glasses $20
Jones, George In a Gospel Way (Razor & Tie) $20
Jones, George New Favorites of George Jones $18
Jones, George Kickin’ Out the Footlights $15 (with Haggard)
Jones, Grandpa Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $18
Jones, Grandpa Makes the Rafters ring/ Yodeling Hits $20 2on1
Jones, Grandpa An American Original (CMH) 30 tracks $20
Judds Essential (RCA) Fantastic sound 20 tks $15
Kaplansky, Lucy The Tide $18
Kaplansky, Lucy Every Single Day $18
Kennedy, Bap Energy Orchard: Rare, Live & Bladdered 2cd OOP
Inc. 24 page booklet, $28 hard to get
King, Pee Wee Western Swing Get together (Jasmine) 26 tks $15
King, Pee Wee Hillbilly Boogie $20 30 tracks
Kirchen, Bill Hot rod Lincoln Live (Hightone) $20 Great cd. On title
Bill does 25 or so imitations of singers & guitarists
doing Hot Rod Lincoln. Fabulous.
Kristofferson, Kris Repossessed/Third World Warrior 2 cds $20
Kristofferson, Kris Silver Tongued Devil & I (CBS) Great $18
Kristofferson, Kris with Shaver/Willie/ Jennings Honky tonk Heroes $15
Kristofferson, Kris Border Lord/Jesus was a Capricorn 2 on1 $20
Kristofferson, Kris Live at the Philharmonic (Monument) $20 77mins+
LaFave, Jimmy Favourites 1992-2001 $20 16 tks (Music Road(
Laine, Frankie Balladeer/ Wanderlust 2on1 CBS $15
Lee, Steve Everybody Likes Guns $15
Locklin, Hank RCA Country Legends (RCA) $15
Louvin Brothers Stan is Real $15 (Capitol)
Louvin Brothers Tribute to Delmore Brothers (Capitol) $15
Lovett, Lyle Release me $18 (curb)
Lynne, Loretta Your Squaw is on the Warpath/ Fist City (Raven) $18
Lynne, Loretta Very Best $15 (UK 24 tracks)
McLain, Charly Pure Country $15 (CBS)
Mccoy,, Charlie Fastest Harp in the South (Monument) $15
McDaniek, Mel Reloaded (Capitol) $18 inc. “Plastic Girl”
Macon, Unvle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 1 (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 2 (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose On the Air (Arhoolie) $20
Maddox Bros & Rose Hillbilly Boogie Years $20
Maddox, Rose 35 Dollars & a Dream (Arhoolie0 $20
Mandrell, Barbara Keys in the Mailbox (Capitol) $20
Mandrell, Barbara I’l lBe Your Jukebox Tonight (Capitol) $18
Mandrell, Barbara Morning Sun (Capitol) $18
Mandrell, Barbara No Nonsense (Capitol) $18
Maphis, Rose Lee & Joe Cold Heart of Steel (Righteous) $20
Mavericks – It’s Now It’s Live (MCA) $22 Canadian only. Great.
Moffatt, Hugh Loving You $20 (Philo)
Moffatt, Hugh Troubadour $20 (Philo)
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil deluxe CD + DVD $20 (Universal)
Morrison, Van Skiffle Sessions $20 w. Lonnie Donegan/ Chris Barber
Morrow, Cory Live at Billy BOBs cd + dvd $20
Morrow, Cory Acoustic Combo Live at Billy Bobs cd + dvd $15
Murphey, Michael Martin Land of Enchantment $18 (WB)
Myles, Heather Just Like Old Times $20
Myles, Heather Untamed (Hightone) $20
Myles, Heather In the Wind (Ah-Ha) $20
Nelson, Rick Bright Lights & Country Music/ Country fever $20 Ace
Nelson, Willie Just One Love (Justice) w. Kimmie Rhodes $18
Nelson, Willie Liberty Recordings 1962-1964 (Liberty) 2 cds $15
Nelson, Willie Somewhere Over teh Rainbow (Columbia) $15
Nelson, Willie San Antonio Rose (W. Ray price) $15
Newton, Wayne Coming Home (Curb) $18 Includes duet with Tammy.
Believe it or not this is terrific.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken II $18
Oak Ridge Boys Definitive Collection $18
Overstreet, Paul A Songwriter’s Project $20
Overstreet, Paul Time $15
Overstreet, Paul Something for the Road $22 (all gone...lost in flood in
Nashville; inc. “She Only Loves Me For My Willie”)
Owens, Buck Bound for Bakersfield $15 Complete pre Capitol
w. 24 tracks inc. alternate takes “Hot Dog” etc
Owens, Buck Under Your Spell Again $15 (Capitol)
Owens, Buck Very Best (with Susan Raye) $20
Owens, Buck Sings Tommy Collins $15 (Capitol)
Owens, Buck Half a Buck: Greatest Duets $15
Owens, Buck Sings Harlan Howard $18 (Sundazed)
Owens, Buck Instrumental Hits (w. Buckaroos) Sundazed $20
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer (Epic) $15 One great album and died
at young age. “Forgotten But Not Gone” is superb;
Parry, Dick Tasmania’s Yodelling Hillbilly $20
Parton, Dolly Heartsongs $20 (Columbis)
Paycheck, Johnny Soul & the Edge (Columbia) $18
Perkins, Carl Born to Rock (MCA) $18 Hard to get
Perry, Keith Keith perry (Curb) $20 A lot like Keith Whitley
Pickler, Kellie 100 Proof $15
Pierce, Webb King of the Honky tonks$20
Pines Dark do Gold (Red House) $15
Presley, Elvis Elvis Country 2 cd Legacy edition $22
Presley, Elvis Essential Elvis Vol. 4: 100 Years from Now $18 (RCA)\
Presley, Elvis Essential Elvis Vol. 5: Rhythm & Country $20
Presley, Elvis Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel 3cds $22 87 tks
Presley, Elvis Elvis/Elvis Presley 2cd Legacy edition $20
Presley, Elvis Sun Sessions (RCA) $15
Presley, Elvis 1956 (RCA) book cover $15 (bit marked)
Presley, Elvis 1956 (RCA) $15 regular jewel case
Presley, Elvis Tiger Man (RCA)
Presley, Elvis The Alternate Aloha (RCA) $15
Presley, Elvis Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender $15 2 soundtack on 1
Presley, Elvis From Elvis in Memphis $15 (with 6 bonus tracks
Presley, Elvis An Afternoon in te hGarden (RCA) $20 24 tks
Presley, Elvis For the Asking: The Lost Album $20 (RCA)
Presley, Elvis Great Country Songs $15 24 tks
Price, Ray Faith (Gospel) (Columbia) $15
Prine, John Missing Years (Oh Boy) $20
Prine, John German Afternoons (Oh boy) $18
Prine, John Live $20 2lps on 1 cd
Prine, John Live on Tour $15 Oh Boy)
Prine, John Christmas $15
Prine,John Souvenirs (Oh Boy) $20
Prine, John In Spite of Ourselves $20 (Oh Boy)
Prine, John Aimless Love (Oh Boy) $18
Rabbitt, Eddie Ten Rounds (Capitol) $15
Rabbitt, Eddie Jersey Boy (Capitol) $15 both excellent late albums
Raney, Wayne That Real Hot Boogie Boy: King Years $20 (Ace UK)
Raven, Eddy/Jo-El Sonnier Cookin’ Cajun’ $15
Reed, Jerry Essential $15 (RCA)
Rhodes, Kimmie Walls Fall Down $18
Rich, Charlie Complete Smash Recordings (Mercury) $18
Riders in the Sky Best of the West (Rounder) $20 22tks Hits pkgs!
Riders in Sky Best of West Rides Again (Rounder) $20 25 tks
Riley, Jeannie C Best (Varese) $20
Ritchie, Lionel Tuskegee $18 (Mercury) Whilst the notion of Lionel Ritchie & country stars doing duets may seem a tad weird it makes sense as when singing with the Commodores he did a couple of wonderful songs in “Easy” and “Sail On” which were even then excellent country songs . Add Blake Shelton,
Willie, Buffett, etc and it is okay.
Rodriguez, Johnny Super Hits $20 (Epic)only place to get these tracks.
Rodriguez, Johnny You Can Say That Again (Hightone) $15
Rogers, Roy Tribute (RCA) Duets $18 jewel case version.
Royal, Billy Joe Out of the Shadows (Atlantic) $18
Royal, Billy Joe The Royal Treatment (Atlantic) $18
Royal, Billy Joe Looking Ahead $18 (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe Billy Joe Royal (Atlantic) $18
Royal, Billy Joe Greatest Hits (Atlantic)
Royal, Billy Joe Stay Close to Home (Intersound) $15
Rooney, Jim Brand New Tennessee Waltz 2 albums on 1 cd $20
Russell, Leon Hank Wilson’s Back (EMI) $18 country
Russell, Leon Hank Wilson’s Back III: Legend in My Time $20
Russell, Tom Hurricane Season (Rounder) $20 maybe his best
Russell, Tom Road to Bayamon (Philo) $20
Russell, Tom Rose of San Joaquin (Philo) $20
Russell, Tom Poor Man’s Dream $20 (Dark Angel)
Russell, Tom Box of Visions $20 (Philo)
Russell, Tom Songs of the west $20 (Philo)
Russell, Tom The Long way Around $18 (Philo)
Russell, Tom Modern Art $18 ((Hightone)
Russell, Tom Blood & Candle Smoke $20 (Shout)
Sadler, Serg. Barry Ballad of the Green Berets (RCA/ Coll. Choice)
Sahm, Doug Return of Wayne Douglas $20 (last & best album)
Sahm, Doug And Band $20 (with Dylan/ Flaco Dr John etc)
Schneider, John Greatest Hits (MCA) $15
Scott, Jack My True Love $20 24 tks original recordings./
Seals, Dan San Antone (Capitol) $18 rare.
Serby, David Poor Man’s Poem $15
Shaver, Billy Joe I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (Koch) $18
Shaver, Billy Joe Old Five & Dimers Like Me (Koch) $20
Sheppard, T G All Time Greatest Hits (WB) $18
Sheppard, T G One for the Lonely $20 (Columbia) Very hard to get
& perhaps should be in rarities!
Sheppard, T G Nothin’ on But the Radio (MSH) $20
Shipley, Arkey Hot Rod Race (Collector) $15
Silverstein, Shel Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball $20 w. Dr Hook + bonus
Skaggs, Ricky Country Gentleman 2cds (Epic/Legacy) $22
Smith, Arthur Here Comes the Boogie Man $20 (Jasmine/MGM)
Smith, Carl Happy Birtday My darling $20 (Hickory recordings)
Smith, Carl Essential 1950-56 $20 Columbia
Smith, Connie Long Line of Heartaches (Sugar Hill) $20
Smith, Connie Essential (RCA) $20
Smith, Connie Best (Dominion) 1989 $15
Snow, Hank Essential (RCA) $15
Spears, Billie Jo Mr Walker It’s All Over/ Just Singin’ $20 (Hux 2 on 1)
Statler Brothers Legendary 3cd 60 tracks fa. Sound $28 last copy
Statler Brothers Music, Memories & You $18 (Mercury)
Statler Brothers Live & Sold Out (Mercury) $15
Statler Brothers Words & Music $15 (Mercury
Statler Brothers Home $15 Mercury
Statler Brothers Radio Gospel Favorites $15 (mercury)
Stevens, Ray # 1 With a Bullet (Curb) $18
Stevens, Ray He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens (MCA) $18
Stevens, Ray Hum It (MCA) $18
Stewart, Gary I’m a Texan (Hightone ) $15
Stewart, Gary Brand New (Hightone) $18
Stewart, Gary Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior 2 on1 (Raven) $18
Stewart, Gary with Dean Dillon Brotherly Love/ Those Were the
Days 2 on 1 (Raven)
Stewart, Gary Essential (RCA) $15
Stewart, Gary Gary/Cactus & a Rose $20 (Westside UK) RCA 2on1
Stockard, Ocie & Wanderers: Western Swing Chronicles (OJL) $15
Strait, George Twang (MCA) $15
Strait, George Here for a Good Time (MCA) $15
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sweethearts of Rodeo (Columbia) $18
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sisters $18 (Columbia)
Sweethearts of Rodeo Rodeo Waltz (Sugar Hill) $15
Talley, James Woody Guthrie/ Songs of My Oklahoma Home $20
Taylor, Chip Yonkers New York 2cd $20
Taylor, Chip Unglorious Hallelujah 2cds $20
Taylor, Jackson Live, Locked & Loaded $15
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $20 (Capitol) Best single cd
Thompson, Hank Best of Hank Thompson (Varese) $20 WB/Dot/ABC
Thompson, Hank Hank the Hired Hand $20 2cds (1Capitol + interview)
Tillis, Mel Greatest Hits (curb) with Coca Cola Cowboy
Tillman, Floyd Best (Collectors Choice) $20 24 tks
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun Recordings $20 26 tks
Tillotson, Johnny 25 All Time Greatest Hits (varese) $20
Trailblazers Vintage Australian Hillbilly Music 1957-59 $15 C’toad.
Travis, Randy 25 Anniversary celebration WB $20 duets
Tubb, Ernest Definitive Collection (MCA) $15
Tubb, Ernest Legend & Legacy $15 (duets) Edsel
Tubb, Ernest Collection 2cd (Step One) exp of previous $20
Twitty, Conway 20 Greatest Hits (MCA) $15
Twitty, Conway Country/ Here’s Conway Twitty 2Decca lps on 1cd $20
Twitty, Conway Sings/Look Into My Teardrops $20 same as previous
Twitty, Conway #1 Hits Collection 2 cd (MCA) $18
Tyson, Ian And Stood There Amazed $18 (Stony Plain)
Tyson, Ian Cowboyography (Sugar Hill) $20
Vaughan, Tyrone Downtime $20 (Kick it Up) son of Jimmie & nephew
Stevie Ray...good genes...little like Lee Roy Parnell
Waco Brothers Great Chicago Fire (W. Paul Burch) $15 Bloodshot
Wagoneers Good Fortune $15 (A&M) a veritable steal...
Wagoner, Porter The Essential (RCA) $18
Wagoner, Porter The Rubber room 29 tracks $20 (omni)
Wagoner, Porter A Rare Slice of country (Jasmine) $15
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly The Essential Porter & Dolly $18
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly 20 Greatest Hits (RCA/TEEVEE)
Wakely, Jimmy Vintage Collection (Capitol) $20
Walker, Jerry Jeff Navajo Rug (Ryko) $20
Walker, Jerry Jeff Viva Luckenbach (Ryko) $18
Walker, Jerry Jeff Hill Country Rain (Ryko) $18
Walser, Don Archives Series Vol 1 $18 (Watermelon) yodelling
Texas star. 17 tracks.
Walser, Don Archives Series Vol 2 (Watermelon) wonderful
yodeller & Texas legend. $18
Walser, Don Rolling Stone From Texas $18 (Watermelon)
Walser, Don Here’s To Country Music $15 (Watermelon)
Wariner, Steve My Tribute to Chet Atkins $20
Watson, Dale The Sun Sessions (Red House) $20
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned (Hightone) $20
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone) $20
A superstar among Yesterday & Today Records
customers with his uncompromising traditional
bent and respect to all the greats. His 3
Hightone cds are as good as it gets.
Watson, Dale Whiskey or God $18 (Palo Duro)
Watson, Dale Preachin’ to the Choir 2cd Live $20
Watson, Dale Christmas Time in Texas (Koch) $18
Watson, Dale PeopleI’ve Known, Places I’ve Seen $20 (DW)
Watson, Doc Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album $18 (Flying Fish)
Watson, Doc Around the Table Again $15 (Sugar Hill)
Watson, Gene Best (Curb) $18 MCA label tracks
Watson, Gene From the Heart (RMG) $20
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (Curb) $18 (Capitol tracks)
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (MCA) $18 MCA tracks
Watson, Gene Matters of the Heart $20 (UK 20 MCA tks)
Watson, Gene Sings (Intersound) $20
Watson, Gene Taste of the truth (Shanachie) $20 \
Watson, Gene Then & Now (Koch) $18
Watson, Gene Best of the Best 25 Greatest Hits $20 NOTE:
See review above. One copy only this price.
GENE WATSON is simply put, one of the
greatest vocalists in country music and a wonderful
stylist. Every song he sings he makes his own.
Wells, Kitty The Collection (UK) $15 17 tks
West, Speedy w, Jimmy Bryant Swingin’ on the Strings $20 (Razor
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA)
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes (RCA) $20
Whitley, Keith L A to Miami (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith Essential $20 (RCA) apart from having hits it
also has his first album “Hard Act to Follow”
& is the only place you’ll get it.
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith Sad Songs & Waltzes $20
Wilburn Brothers Retrospective (MCA) $15
Wild Jimbos Wild Jimbos MCA $20 Great off shoot of Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Ibbotson.
Williams, Don Volume One & Volume Two (Edsel) $20 2 on 1
Williams, Hank Jnr Standing in the Shadows (Mercury) 20 tracks
Williams, Hank I/II/III Three Generations $18 (Curb)
Williams, Hank The Legend Begins 3 CDs (Time Life) $30 Final
Volume of the Unissued Hank.
Wills, Bob Swing Hi! Swing Lo!: Best of Tiffany $15 27 tks
Wills, Bob Bootheel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds Mercury
$22 50 tracks
Wills, Johnnie Lee The Band’s a Rockin’ (Krazy Kat) $18
Wilson, Tim Songs for the Musically disturbed $20 (Southern
Tracks) “Garth Brooks has Ruined my Life” & more
Wiseman, Mac The Mac Wiseman Story (CMH) 20 tracks $18
Wolf, Kate Anthology 2cds (Rhino) $30 40 pg book.
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee $20 (Everett)
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs 20th Anniversay 2cd $22
American Murder Ballads $20 2 cds with 50 tracks, mostly country with some blues and folk. Soem people don’t realise how violent songs can be...imagine how it would have been had they had wood chippers in those days.
Appalachian Stomp (Rhino USA) $18 Bluegrass classics covering a cross section of bluegrass greats .18 tracks may be a tad unnecessary for the hard core bluegrass fan but otherwise an excellent introduction with 16 page booklet.
As Good As It Gets Series .This was an excellent series brought out by EMI Holland. Sound is superb and great value with each being 2 cds and some 50 tracks.
**Bluegrass $18 52 tracks covering Flatt & Scruggs, Jim & Jesse, Bill Monroe, Hylo Brown, Rose Maddox, extracted from her superb bluegrass albnum, Green River Valley Boys with Glen Campbell, Mac Wiseman etc.
**Hillbilly $18 Really fine cross section of 52 tracks. Great for intro to the genre but with enough for the hardcore fan. Includes Roy Rogers, Johnny Bond, Hank, Ernest Tubb, Vernon Dalhart, Ted Daffan, Merle Travis, Jimmie Davis etc.
**Cajun $18 49 tracks which are suited to both the novice and connoisseur. Pioneers such as Balfa Brothers & Harry Choates plus classics from D L Menard and Rufus Thibideaux (pronounced Tibby-Doe).
**Skiffle $18 Whopping 61 tracks. Mainly UK artists linking country music with folk and often a rockabilly feel. As expected includes some Lonnie Donegan but also Vipers, Johnny Duncan (the UK one), Chas McDevitt, Barnstormers, Chris Barber, Don Lang, etc.
**Western swing $18 52 tracks which uses a bit if poetic licence in that it includes some Patsy Montana, but in fairness she is backed by the Prairie Ramblers but has a wide variation and some rarities to give widespread appeal such as Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds with the revolutionary “Stompin’ at the Honky Tonk” and the Modern Mountaineers featuring the great Moon Mullican on “Pipeliner’s Blues”. Pretty low in numbers for Bob Wills so great variety.
Beverly Hillbillies Cast Album $20 (CBS) When it debuted the tv show rated the highest in US and is still one of the funniest most enduring comedies ever. To capitalise the cast made this album. It features them doing 12 songs plus the Flatt & Scruggs title song. For mine Max Baer Jnr as Jethro Bodine is perhaps the funniest character ever and his contributions are great especially the duet with Jed on “A Long Talk With That Boy”. Mr Drysdale is great on the song “Love of Money”. Produced by CBS long time country icon Don Law.
Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack $15 (RCA) It would have been a hard job to give the roles to others so this movie was hit and miss. Erika Eleniak was great though as Elly-Mae, perhaps because she was a former Playboy centrefold! The album features new artists doing old songs and is very strong. Includes a terrifc Hank Williams’ take by Aaron Tippin on “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” whilst Lorrie Morgan is great on “Crying Time”, Doug Supernaw on “Together Again” and Ricky Van Shelton on “If You Got the Money”. Joe Diffie energetic on “White Lighnin’”
Country Bluegrass and Mountain Music 3cds $18 60 tracks Nice overview.
Get With the Beat: The Marvel Masters $20 (Ryko) Great 27 tracker on a major distributed label of a very obscure label which drew the line between hillbilly & rockabilly and combined the two. Originally on the Cowboy Carl label on lp. Mar-vel Records began just south of Chicago in the 40s. As it stands the best known artist on this label was Bobby Sisco so you could certainly expect some true unknowns. Sisco is great on “Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm”, which has slappin’ bass in the rockabilly style but takeoff steel guitar in the hillbilly style. Includes great tracks from Jack Bradshaw, Bobby Burton, Shorty Ashford, Ginny Carter, Ronnie Durbin etc. A great label of authentic hillbilly.
Hank: the Lost Notebooks (Sony) $15 Lost songs set to music for first time with Dylan, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones etc
Hillbilly Fever Volume 4 Legends of West Coast (Rhino) $18
Out of print overview on the great label, with 16 page booklet. The great thing is they do not include the usual tracks West Coast edition has the likes of Ferlin Husky, Haggard, Jean Shepard, Tommy Collins etc.
Hillbilly Fever! The Preston Story Volume 3 (Canetoad) $15 30 tracks recorded at Melbourne’s Preston Studio featuring independent Melbourne artists many with a rockabilly bent.
Mama’s Hungry Eyes: Tribute to Merle Haggard (Arista) $20 with Alan Jackson, Emmylou, Vince Gill, Willie, randy Travis, Marty Stuart etc .
Mark Twain: Words & Music $20 with Vince Gill, Emmylou, Skggs, Paisley, Diffie, Buffett etc and.......Clint Eastwood....Make my day!!
Memphis Ramble: A Sun Country Collection $18 (Rhino) 18 tracks with only one track of each featured artists though it opens and closes with different versions of Warren Smith’s “So Long I’m Gone”. Includes a Cash and Jerry Lee track but also Charlie Feathers, Hardrock Gunter, Malcolm Yelvington, Carl Perkins, Mack Self, Miller Sisters, Doug Poindexter etc.
Nod to Bob 2 $18 (Red House) Another 16 tracks on the Red House label this time for Bob’s 70th birthday. Includes John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson, Cliff Eberhardt, Robin & Linda Williams, Jimmy Lafave, Peter Ostroushko etc
Old Faithful: Songs from the Saddle $20 (Jasmine) 27 tracks about horses and horseriding. Compiled by a UK resident, Paul Hazell, who spent best part of a decade here in the 90s and fell in love with early Australian country music; Aussie artists on this include Les Wilson, Buddy Williams, June Holms, Smoky Dawson, Tim Mcnamara, Tex Morton plus favourites such as Wilf Carter, Rex Allen, Carson Robison, Roy Rogers, Texas Jim Robertson, Elton Britt, Bob Atcher etc.
Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman $20 One of the best tributes, with a fabulous lineup Dwight Yoakam (“Rapid City South Dakota”), Tompall Glaser (“Get Your Biscuits in the Oven”), Kinky himself doing a wonderful song about Marilyn Monroe and her actual but hard to understand love of Joe Dimaggio (“Marilyn & Joe”…brilliant), Lee Roy Parnell sounding uncannily like Merle Haggard (“Nashville Casualty & Life”). That’s for starters as it also includes Delbert McClinton, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Marty Stuart, Lyle Lovett (“Sold American”) Billy Swan and even Tom Waits!!! A must. Onje of best ever.
Real: The Tom T Hall Project $20 Another great cd with a mix of well known and lesser known artists. It is all good but Johnny Cash “I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew” and Iris Dement’s “I Miss a Lot of Trains” are hard to beat. The rest is mainly alternate country artists who sometimes believe in being weird just for the heck of it BUT not here. In fact Joe Henry’s “Homecoming” may be the best track. 17 tracks in all.
Red Hot Rockabilly Pt 1 $15 30 tracks mainly from Imperial. Similar lineup to the following though this one includes legendary Texas dj, Bill Mack, and a great track in “Play My Boogie”.
Red Hot Rockabilly Pt 2 $15 31 tracks from Imperial and other Emi controlled labels. Brought out by EMI Holland. Includes Merle Kilgore, Ricky nelson, Bob Luman, the great Lew Williams, Eddie Cochran, Laura Lee Perkins etc.
Rig Rock Truck Stop: Another Collection of Diesel Only records $15 20 tracks from a label that essentially released singles of truck driving songs. The two others in this were “Rig Rock Jukebox” and “Rig Rock Deluxe”. Best truck , woops that would be track…is by the Five Chinese Brothers (who are neither Chinese or brothers) and it is a wonderful infatuation song about a waitress appropriately called “She’s a Waitress”. Lots of wit and good songs.
Silver Meteor: A Progressive Country Anthology $20 One of the best ever compilations of country rock based around the album that guitar legend Clarence White was working on when he was killed by a drunken driver in a car park whilst loading his car for a gig. His 4 tracks from that unreleased album open the set and include likes of Everly Brothers…”I’m on My Way Back Home Again” and “The Cuckoo”, both only on this, Barbara Keith, with the much covered “Bramble & the Rose”, Paul Siebel, Rusty Young (with Clarence White), Ian Matthews, Red Rhodes, Country Gazette etc.
Songs from Chippy (Hollywood) $15 Joe ely, Terry Allen, Butch Hancock, Wayne Hancock (no relation and his first recordings), Robert Earl Keen etc
Songs of Dwight Yoakam: A Benefit for the Homeless Mercury $20 14 artists interpret what are generally Dwight’s lesser known songs. Includes David Ball, Sara Evans, Tim O’Brien, Lonesome Strangers, Rhonda Vincent etc.
Starday Dixie Rockabilly Volume 2 $20 (Ace UK) Starday, the label owned and ran by Pappy Daily had the offshoot Dixie label where artists could pay for recordings to be made. Starday also included the Pep label and this cd begins with a 2 song selection from Corky Jones, a name chosen by Alvis Owens, who was better known as Buck Owens. “Hot Dog” is featured here and is a frantic workout. When Buck chose this as the title song for his comeback album it varied surprisingly little to this version. Also includes selections from Lattie Moore and Joe Poovey and YES…they are the best known artists!
Straight Out of Boone County: Cowboy Songs/Home Songs/ Western Songs/ Mountain Songs $15 (Bloodshot) Bloodshot Records is a hit and miss label. This is a hit with new artists doing older songs even though the legendary Hardrock Gunter with the Dalhart Imperials doing the Hank Penny classic “Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon”. 20 tracks in all. .
Texas Reunion $18 This was put together by Skinny Don Keeling a 40 year old veteran of the Austin Music Scene and includes vocals by Skinny Don, Don Walser (aka as not so skinny Don), Justin Trevino, Jason Roberts etc and a great steel guitar duet between Scott Walls (who has backed Dale Watson and is now in the fabulous Cornell Hurd Band) and Jimmy Day.
This One’s For You: Guy Clark Tribute $25(Musicroad Records) See review. We have only one solitary copy at this price 2 cd.
Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck $18 The good is great and the bad…not really…although I never warm to the wacky and seemingly ordinary Neko Case. But with George Jones “She’s All I Got”, Hank III’s “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised”, Johnny Bush’s sublime “Apartment Number 9”, Dave Alvin’s “11 Months & 29 Days” a duet between Gail Davies and Robbie Fulks on “Shakin’ the Blues” and maybe the best of them all, Dallas Wayne “I Did the Right Thing” you know you are on a winner. Also includes the great Larry Cordle, a songwriter who is a great recording artist as well.
Town South of Bakersfield I&II $20 There were 3 volumes altogether and this collects the first 2. essentially it is Los Angeles based artists (hence witty title), many of whom performed at the legendary Palomino Club, now I believe a restaurant, but in its day the place where everyone went when in California. Many of the artists have gone on to have successful recording careers but these selections are only available on here. Not all are well known and in fact a cover of “Mister Love”, a Wilburn Brothers song, by Re Winkler (pronounced Ray) and done in an amazing Ernest Tubb like voice is easily my favourite. But hard to resist Candye Kane’s “Tell Me a Lie”, Lucinda Williams’ “Dark Side of Life”, Dwight Yoakam’s pre WB “I’ll be Gone”, Katy Moffatt’s “Love & Only Love”, the Rosie Flores & Albert Lee duet of “Heartbreak Train”…in fact all 20 tracks are tops.
Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein $20 John prine, Kris Kristofferson, Todd Snider, Bobby Bare Jnr (doing “Daddy What If” with his child…the part he played when Bobby Bare Snr recorded the original), Nanci Griffith are all fabulous but also pale behind Ray Price’s “Me & Jimmie Rodgers” one of the best vocals I have ever heard. Lucinda Williams is awful and totally rank as she destroys “Ballad of Lucy Jordan” but that is the one exception.
Wanted: The Golden Era of Capitol Country $20 Excellent 2 tracker from Capitol Japan with 20 tracks that are never usually featured on such compilations. Excellent sound.
Western Swing Texas 1928-1944 2cds $22 Fremeux (France) Nice 36 tracker with 16 pages of notes in both French & English. Includes the first ever truckin’ song, Cliff Bruner’s “Truck Drivers Blues’ with Moon Mullican on vocals, as well as the same ribald twosome that appear on the “Hillbilly fever” cd on Rhino.
Whistle Bait $18 companion volume to “Ain’t I’m a Dog” (above) with another 25 rockabilly gems from CBS that again feature quite a few country legends such as Carl Perkins, Lefty Frizzell, Freddie Hart, Billy Crash Craddock etc. Highlight though is “Ugly & Slouchy” by the Maddox Bros & Rose. So hilarious and also politically incorrect…shock..horror!!
White Country Blues: 1926-1938 A Lighter Shade of Blue (Sony Legacy) $28 This out of print gem concentrates on white artists performing basically in the blues idiom as would be done by Jimmie Rodgers. Fine track by track 32 page notes with likes of Frank Hutchison, Charlie Poole, Cliff Carlisle, Homer Callahan, Prairie Ramblers, Anglin Brothers, etc with several previously unissued songs such as Clayton McMichen’s “Prohibition Blues”. Hard to get now.
White Mansions/ Legend of Jesse James 1847-1882 2cd set (Mercury) $30 Subtitled “A Tale from the American Civil War” White Mansions was a country rock opera by Paul Kennerley who at the time was married to Emmylou Harris. It features Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Eric Clapton, Bernie Leadon etc. Jesse James includes Levon Helm (as JJ) Johnny Cash, the aforementioned Emmylou, Charlie Daniels, Rodney Crowell etc…yep a few slightly known folks.
Winning Hand (Monument) $20 Brenda Lee/ Kris Kristofferson/ Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton A one off project with duets and solo songs . Excellent,
Zydeco Champs: 50 Years of Louisiana’s Black French-Creole Dance Music (Arhoolie) with 22 tracks including Clifton Chenier, Lawrence Ardoin, John Delafose, Ambrose Sam & the Sam Brothers. Etc
INDEPENDENT CDS ...great bunch of honky tonk, straight country & some rockabilly (rab after listing designates straight rockabilly but a few country with some rockabilly overtones kind of Elvissy..how’s that for an invented word!). Mostly one offs as they are virtually all short runs....once gone gone forever.
Prices...You can combine these with any of the other offers. These are marked down in places so $5 combine with any other $5 in newsletter; ditto the $10 cds.
52 Pickup Saturday Rich & Sunday Poor $5
Albert, Christina Texafrance $18 Edith Piaf meets Nanci
Allcorn, Joey All Alone Again $20
Annie B Miles of Texas $18
Anthony, Rayburn Something Out of the Ordinary $20
Ballew,Michael No Pain $20
Ballew, Michael Rodeo Cool $20
Banfield, Kevin King of the thrift Store Cowboys $18
Barker, Aaron/Curtis Wayne Straight from Horses’ Mouth $20
Barnstompers Swingin’ Western Style $20
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Walk Alone $5
Baylor Brothers Best of the Baylor Brothers $18 25 tracker
Bella, Mike Mike Bella $18
Bella, Mike Lost in the Shuffle $18
Berry, Benny Give Me a Good Country Song $18
Berry, Benny All I Want to Sing About $18 great
Blanton, J T Live from the Bullpen $18 Nashville venue
Blue, Arkey Texas Dance Hall Music $20
Blue, Arkey There’s Still Country Music in Texas $20
very very favourite artists!! And then some.
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto $20
Bosworth, Libbi Outskirts of You $20
Bright, Jeff She’s a Nail in My Heart $10
Brom, Marti Sings Heartache Numbers $20
Brom, Marti Lassooed Live $20
Bruce, Ed This Old Hat (Old Hat) $20
Burleson, Ed My Perfect World $10
Burleson, Ed Cold Hard Truth $10
Burns, Brian Heavy Weather $15
Burns, Brian Eagle & the Snake:Songs of Texians $15
Burns, Brian Angels & Outlaws $15
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $20
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $25
First pressing with 20 pg book
Burton, Charlie Rustic Fixer Upper $10
Burton, Charlie Green Cheese $10
Bush, Johnny w. Justin Trevino Texas on a Saturday
Bush, Johnny Who’ll Buy My memories $20 (heart of Texas)
Bush, Johnny Honkytonic $15
Bush, Johnny Talk to My Heart $15
Bush, Johnny Kashmere Gardens Mud $15
Bush, Johnny Lost Highway saloon $15
Bush, Johnny Green Snakes $15
Butler, Larry Memories Of Hank Williams $10 w. Willie.
Campbell, Glen Live in Japan (Capitol) $18
Cochran, Hank w. Billy Don Burns Desperate Men $20
Collins, Dugg Sounds Like Texas $20 can’t spell but great
Condo, Ray Condo Country $10 (26 tks) Canadian
Condo, Ray High & Wild $5
Coons, Paul Alan Everything She Touches Turns to Love $20
Corbett, Tom Tonight I ride $10
Cowboys & Indians A Big Night in Cowtown $20
Crow, Alvin Pure cOuntry/Honky tonk Trail $20 2on1
Curtis, Justin Let Them Ride $10
Dallas, Jimmy The Best Of me $10
Dickerson, Deke In Three Dimensions $15
Ely, Joe Satisfied at Last (Rack Em) $15
Evans, John Biggest Fool in Town $18
Flores, Bobby Fast Company $20
Flores, Bobby Neon Lights $20
Foley, Blaze Sittin’ By the Road $15
Foley, Blaze Cold Cold World $15
Frizzell, Allen A Little Bit of Lefty Left in Me $20
Glaser, Tompall Outlaw to the Cross $20 Gospel
Gordon, Kevin Cadillac Jack’s # 1 Son $10
Goose Creek Symphony Same Things Again (C D+ DVD) $20
Haddock, Durwood Texas Honky Tonk Blues (Eagle) $18
Haggard, Steve Love Conquers All (Wild Oats) great but not
related. Nashville based artist...$18
Haggard, Steve Make Your Move (Wild Oats ) $18
Haggard, Steve Push Comes to Shove (Wild Oats) 418
Haggard, Steve Rough Edge (Wild Oats) 418
Hall, Dwayne Just Keeping Country Country $5
Hard Hat Dave & the Honky tonk Nights $20 a must have
& compares to first Confederate Railroad. S
Hay, Erin The Circle $20
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Most Requested (Poor DAvids) 22 tks $22
Henderson, Homer Greatest Flops & Golden Filler $20 Notes
are by Nick Tosches
Hess, Kenny Back to Reality $20
Hess, Kenny Welcome to Lonesome $18 excellent canadian
Highfill, George George Arlis Highfill $20
Hillbilly Idol Town & Country $10 First album. Like BR549
Holiday, Jolie Lucky enough $10
Honky Tonk Confidential Honky Tonk Confidential $10
Hooker, Jake One Man World $20
Houston, Jack Texas Newborn Son $5
Hoyt, Scott Lay Your Love On Me $5
Hunter, Billy D Country Souvenirs $18
Hunter, Billy D Headed for the High Country $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Honky Tonk Mayhem $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Texas Fruit Shack $20
Hurd, Cornell Band At Large $20
Hurd, Cornell Band A Stagecoach Named Desire $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Songs of South Austin $20
Hurd, Cornell Band Cool & Unusual Punishment $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Big State Long Road $18
Hurd, Cornell Band Bad Year for Love $18
Huston, Randy Keepin’ the New West Alive $15
Ingram, Jack Lonesome Questions $20
Ingram, Jack Jack Ingram $20
Ingram, Jack Live at Adairs $20 Jack Ingram found major
label success but his indie releases were
infinitely better. All on his Beat Up Ford label.
Interstate Cowboy Ranch Dance Ruckus $5
Intveld, James Somewhere Down the Road $10
Intveld, James James Intveld $18 US version of Bear Family cd
Jansen, Frank Lolene $15
Jenkins, Jody Under a Texas Moon $20
Jones, Georgette Strong enough to Cry $20 (Heart of Texas)
Joss, Scott A new Reason to Care $10
Keeble, Billy Unchained Country $20
Keeble, Billy Keeping it Country $20 one of the very best
Kershaw, Sammy Better Than I used to Be $20
Kreuzer, Josie Hot Rod Girl $20 rab...stunner!
L’il Mo & Monicats Hearts in My Dream $10
L’il Mo & Monicats On the Moon $10
Love, Kenny & Rockerfellas
Arizona Tuff Country $5
Lyda, Jacob Here We Go Again $20
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm $20
McCall, Darrell Reunion (with Texas Volunteers) $20
McCall, Darrell Hot Texas Country $20 (with Johnny Bush)
McCall, Darrell Pictures Can’t Talk Back $20 (superb)
McCall, Darrell Lilydale $20 One of the greatest singers!!
McCall, Darrell Way to Survive $20
McCall, Darrell All She Did Was Fall in Love $22
Manchaca, Carl That Song $10
Martin, Glynn Uncle sam MR Jukebox & My Ex Wife $20
Martin, Tony Stronger Than That $20
Masters, Sammy Everybody Digs $520
Matchbox Coming Home $10 rab
Miller, Frankie The Family Man $20
Mills, Big John Honky Tonks & Neon Lights $20
Miss Leslie& Jukejointers Between the Whiskey & the Wine $20
Miss Leslie Honky Tonk Revival $20
Only female I know who sings like George
Morena, Frankie We’ll Bring the Honky tonk Home to You $5
Morris, Lamar Walls of Memories $20
Nix, Jody Music That I Love $20
Norma Jean My Best to You $20
Nunn, Gary P Greatest Hits Vol 2 $20
Nunn, Gary P Roadtrip $20
Nunn, Gary P Totally Guacamole $20
Nunn, Gary P Under My hat $20
Nunn, Gary P Border States $20
Nunn, Gary P Home With the Armadillo: Live Austin City
Nunn, Gary P Live at Poor Davids Pub $20 (Poor Davids)
Olsen, Troy Living in Your Wild $10 (prod. James
Intveld...great west coast)
Pabst, Shawn T Rodeo This $10
Passin, Monica L’il Mo” and the Monicats $20 see also L’il Mo!!
Petty Booka Fujiyama Mama $20 Japanese cowgirls
Pinson, Bobby I Mean Business $10
Potter, Curtis Survivors $20 w. T. Booth, D McCall.
Potter, Curtis Potter’s Touch $20
Potter, Curtis Down in Texas Today $20
Potter, Curtis Sings Willie nelson
Powers, Freddy Hottest Thing in Town $15
Preston. Leroy Country Pedigree $5 (Asleep at Wheel)
Racketeers Rocketeers $5 rab from Boston
Rains, Peggy It’s a Good Day $10
Ranch Girls Hillbilly Harmony $20
Rattlesnake Annie Crossroads $20
Rausch, Leon Close to You: 20 Song Salute to
Cindy walker $20
Red Meat 13 $10 (exc. San Francisco group with
Bakersfield sound down pat)
Red Meat Alameida County Line $10
Reefer, Sean And Resin Valley Boys $20 (Hank 3-ish)
Richards, Dan Heartbreak U $18
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy $10
Roberts, Dan Cowboy.Com $10
Roberts, Leon Whiskey Blisters $5
Robison, Charlie Bandera (Vireo) $20 Again an indie first
Cd which is better by far than later major
label releases. Very John prine-ish in spots.
Roddy, Ted with Tearjoint troubadours Tear Time $20
Rodriguez, Johnny Live from Texas $20
Ruthie & Wranglers Life’s Savings $5
Sanders, Ray Funny How Time Slips Away $20 Hillside
Sandefur, Brandon Walking Backwards $10
Sasaki, Hank Songs from My Heart $20 we love!!
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 1 $20
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 2 $20 like Hag & Lefty
Sims, Wade Big Tomato Two Step $10
Slick 57 Lo Fi Lorraine & Her Bag of Tricks $5 rab
Smith, Bobby Earl Rear View Mirror $10
Smith, Cal Cal Smith $20 (First Generation)
Souvenirs King of Heartache $10
Spinks, Kelly Kelly Spinks $20 great Texas honky tonk
Spinks, Kelly Thank God for Cowboys $20
Spurs Go Boy Go $10
Stancil, Rick Rick Stancil $20 **Great album which contains
the best ever honky tonk drinking song, which
is appropriately “Damn Good Drinkin’ Song”
Stanley, Nathan My Kind of country $10 Ralph’s grandson.
Great array of guests inc. Gene Watson.
Starline Rhythm Boys Better Luck is a Barroom Away $20
Starliners Rhythm Roundup $20 Great album from
Melbourne band featuring Peter Baylor.
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Railroadin’ Rhythm $10
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Lost Sessions $10
Stonehorse Tribute to Tulsa Music. $20 (Amethyst) This is
a must for western swing fans as it includes
some of the last recordings from some of Bob
Wills greatest Texas Playboys including Eldon
Shamblin and features a great spoken intro
track from O W Mayo, Bob’s manager. Also inc.
guest performances from Moe Bandy, Wanda
Jackson, Hank Thompson, Leon Rausch etc.
Stop the Truck Two Step Program $20 Idiotic name? Yes!
But exceptional honky tonk.
Stuckey, Nat Pop a Top $10
Stuckey, Dave Get a Load of This $10
Taylor, Larry Joe Coastal & Western $20 (Texas Jimmy Buffett)
Taylor, Will & Lonnie Dean Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles $20
Tennessee Boys Live Fast Love Hard $10.
Thomas, Chad & Crazy Kings Shake Alive $18 rab
Three Blue Teardrops Greetings from Milemarker 26 $5 rab
Tillman, Floyd The Influence $20 Superb duets inc.
Haggard/ Willie/ Jones/ Ray Price!!
Tittle, Jimmy & The StormFade to Black $20 (Dixiefrog) Was a
Johnny Cash band member for a long while.
Marty Stuart guests. Yes..it is a funny name.
Trevino, Geronimo My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys$18
Trevino, Justin Too Many Heartaches $20
Trevino, Justin Loud Music & Strong Wine $20
Trevino, Justin Texas Honky Tonk $20
Trevino, Justin Take One as Needed for Pain $20
Trevino, Justin Travellin’ Singin’ Man $20
Two Dollar Pistols Step Right Up $18
Tubb, Justin What’s Wrong With the Way We’e Doing It $20
Tubb, Justin/ Ernest Just You & Me daddy $20 both First Generation
Two Dollar Pistols Step Right Up $10
Two Tons of Steel King of a One Horse Town $20 (superb
blend rockabilly & honky tonk)
Van Shelton, Ricky Making Plans $20 (yep on hius own RVS label)
Van Tassel, Suzanna The Heart I Wear $18
Vaughan, Carl Yours Forever $10
Vaughan, Carl Six Feet Deep in the Heart of Texas $10
Walker, Jimmy Real Country $10
Walker, Jimmy Whiskey Blues $18
Wallace, Roger That Kind of Lonely $10
Wallace, Roger Hillbilly Heights $15 Top Texas honkytonk
Warren, Van Daddy’s Fiddle $10 (Mike Headrick prod.)
Watson, Aaron Honky Tonk Kid $15 (title duet w. Willie)
Watson, Aaron Deep in the heart of Texas $10 cd + dvd
Wayne, Alvis Proud of My Rockabilly Roots $10 rab
Wayne, Bobby Ballad of the Appaloosa $10
Weems, Shayne The Perfect Place $18
Weir, Rusty Live at Poor Davids Pub ($20 (Poor Davids)
Whiteliners Side Burnin’ $22 (best ever Australian hillbilly
meets rockabilly group. A classi.
Whitley, Dwight Brotherly Love $18 (Keith’s brother.
Williamson, John John Williamson $20 (no NOT him..Georgian)
Wolfe, Johnny Bad Tonight 5
Worley, Shane Heartaches & Lies $20
Worley, Shane Shotgun House $20 one of the best.
Wright, John Lincoln That Old Mill $20
Wright, John Lincoln Honky tonk Verite $20
Wylie & Wild West Hang & rattle WG $10
Various Heart of Texas $18
$5 CDS..........Buy TWO GET ONE FREE.......ie 3 for $10
Please note...some of these go very quickly..they are genuine bargains. Please have alternates if you only want to go to a certain amount.
Adams, Ryan Love is Hell
Adams, Ryan 29
Adams, Ryan Gold
Adkins, Trace Cowboy’s Back in Town (Show Dog)
Adkins, Trace Proud to be Here (Show Dog)
Alabama For the Record 2cds (RCA)
Alabama Greatest Hits (RCA)
Anderson, John Taking the Country Back (Mercury)
Asleep at the Wheel Ride With Bob: Tribute to Bob Wills (Dr.works)
Asleep at the Wheel Greatest Hits Live & Kickin’ (Arista)
Autry, Gene Collection Disc 2 (Rhino…from box) 29 tracks
Autry, Gene Always Your Pal (Sony) 16 tks
Baillie & the Boys Lights of Home (RCA)
Baillie, Kathy Life’s Funny That Way (Aspirion)
Ball, David Thinkin’ Problem (WB)
Ball, David Starlight Lounge (WB)
Barnett, Mandy Mandy Barnett (Sire)
Bellamy Brothers Latest & Greatest (Bellamy Bros Records)
Bellamy Brothers Lonely Planet (Blue Hat)
Bellamy Brothers Over the Line (Intersound)
Bellamy Brothers Sons of Beaches (Intersound)
Bellamy Brothers Best of the Best (Bellamy)
Bellamy Brothers Crazy from the Heart (MCA)
Berg, Matreca Sunday Morning to Saturday Night (Rising Tide)
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon & Other Stories (RCA)
Berg, Matreca Speed of Grace (RCA)
Berry, John Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Bewitched Hands Birds & Drums (Sony)
Big Sandy & the Flyright Trio On the Go (Jeems)
Big Sandy Dedicated to You (Hightone)
Billings, Lucy No Othe rRoad (Sassy time)
Black, Clint Killin’ Time (RCA) a classic
Blaker, Clay Rumour town (Neobilly)
Brady, Mike Country to Country (BW)
Bogguss, Suzy Something Up my Sleeve (Capitol)
Boone, Larry get in Line (Epic)
Boxcar Willie Best (delta)
Brace, Eric/Peter Cooper Master Sessions (Red Beet)
Brooks, Garth The Chase (Liberty)
Brooks, Garth In Pieces (Liberty)
Brooks & Dunn Hard Workin’ man (Arista)
Brooks & Dunn Steers & Stripes (Arista)
Brooks & Dunn Tightrope (Arista)
Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits Collection (RCA)
Brown, Marty Here’s to the honky Tonk (Hightone)
Brown, Marty High & Dry (MCA)
Brown, Roger Swing City (MCA)
Brown, T Graham Next Big Thing (Intersound)
Browne, Jann Count me In (Massive)
Burch, Paul Words of Love: Songs of Buddy Holly (Advance)
Bury, Evelyn There’s No Place Like Home (Selection)
Buxton Nothing Here Seems strange (New West)
Byrd, Tracy Tracy Byrd (MCA)
Byrd, Tracy Big Love (MCA)
Byrd, Tracy Love Lessons (MCA)
Byrd, Tracy It’s About Time (RCA)
Byrd, Tracy Keepers – Greatest Hits (MCA)
Campbell, Craig Craig Campbell (Bigger Picture)
Campbell, Glen Light Years (MCA)
Campbell, Glen Somebody Like That (Liberty)
Campbell, Stacy Dean Lonesome Wins Again (Columbia)
Campbell, Stacy Hurt City (Columbia)
Canova, Judy Ozark Nightingale (Collectors Choice)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Shooting Straight in the dark (Columbia)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Stones in the Road (Columbia)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin State of the Heart (Columbia)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin A Place in the World (Columbia)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Age of Miracles (Columbia)
Carpenter, Mary Chapin Party Doll & Other Favorites (Columbia)
Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Carter, Carlene I Fell in Love (WB)
Carter, Carlene Hindsight 20/20 (WB)
Carter, Wilf The Golden Years (BMG) 24 tks
Cash, Johnny Man in Black 2cd (Columbia)
Cash, Johnny American Recordings (American)
Cassidy, Jason My Redemption (Blake)
Chapman, Cee Cee Cee Chapman (Capitol)
Chapman, Marshall Me I’m Feelin’ Free (Tall Girl)
Cherry, Don Best of Columbia & Monument (CollectorsChoice)20tk
Chesney, Kenny When the Sun Goes Down (BMG)
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Mark Chesnutt (Columbia)
Chesnutt, Mark I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Decca)
Clark, Guy Old Number 1/ Texas Cookin’ (RCA)
Clark, Terry Terry Clark (Mercury)
Clark, Terry Fearless (Mercury)
Clark, Terry How I feel (Mercury)
Claypool, Philip A Circus leaving Town (Curb)
Cline, Patsy Legendary Country singers (Time Life) 25 tracks
Cochran, Tammy Tammy Cochran (Epic)
Cochran, Tammy Life Happened (Epic)
Collie, Mark Mark Collie (MCA)
Collie, Mark Unleashed (MCA)
Comeaux, Amie Moving Out (Mercury)
Daniel, Davis Davis Daniel (Polydor)
Daniels, Charlie Road Dogs (Blue Hat)
Daniels, Charlie Same Ol me (Capitol)
Daniels, Charlie By the Light of the Moon (Sony)
Davis, Jimmie Midnight Blues 1929-1933 (ACM)
Davis, Mac Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Dean, Eddie The Very Best (Varese)
Deluca, Rocco Drugs ‘N Hymns (429)
Denver, John Greatest Country Hits (RCA)
Desert Rose Band Pages of Life (MCA)
Dodd, Deryl Pearl Snaps (Lucky Dog)
Domino Kings Life & 20 (Slewfoot)\
Dukes of Dixiland Oak Ridge Boys: When Country meets Dixie
Dunn, Ronnie Ronnie Dunn (Arista)
Earle, Justin Townes Nothing’s Gonna Change the way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot) advance
Edwards, Don/ Waddie Mitchell With Fort Worth Orchestra (Shanachie)
Emilio It’s on the House (Capitol)
Emilio Life is Good (Capitol)
England, Ty Ty England (RCA)
England, Tyler Highways & Dance Halls (Capitol)
Engvall, Bill Dorkfish (WB)
Everly Brothers Both Sides of an evening (Collectors Choice)
Ewing, Skip A Healin’ Fire (MCA)
Fairchild, Shelley Shelley Fairchild (Columbia)
Flynn, John The End of the Beginning
Ford, Tennesee Ernie Proper introduction (Proper) 30 tracks
Fowler, Kevin High on the Hog (KF)
Foxworthy, Jeff Crank it Up the Music Album (WB)
Francis, Connie Country & Western Greatest Hits (Polymedia)
Fricke, Janie Boincin’ bank (JMF)
Frizzell, David 2001 (MR)
Gattis, Keith Keith Gattis (RCA)
Gentry, Bobbie Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Gentry, Bobbie Best (Capitol)
Goldens Rush for Gold (Capitol)
Gray, Doug Soul of the South (Marshall Tucker Band)
Great Recession Orchestra Tribute to Milton Brown & Brownies (Newtex)
Green, Pat What I’m For (BNA)
Green, Pat Songs We Wish WE’d Written II (Sugar Hill)
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Ricky Lynn Gregg (Capitol)
Gregory, Clinton Music & me (Step One)
Gregory, Clinton Freeborn Man (Step One)
Gregory, Clinton Clinton Gregory (Mercury)
Guthrie, Sara Lee/ Johnny Irion Exploration (New West)
Haggard, Merle Roots Volume One (Anti)
Haggard, Merle Merle Haggard Collection 2cd (EMI)
Haggard, Noel One Lifetime (Atlantic) Merle’s Son
Hampton, R W The One I never Could Ride (Adobe)
Harling, Keith Write it in Stone (MCA)
Hartford, John RCA Country legends (RCA)
Harvey, Adam Both sides Now (Sony) Duets
Hayden, Angela Angela Hayden (Sunball)
Henderson, Mike Country Music Made Me Do It (RCA)
High Noon Stranger Things (Watermelon)
Highwaymen The Road Goes on Forever (Capitol)
Highwaymen 2 (Epic) Waylon/ Willie/ Kris/ Cash
Hill, Faith Take Me As I Am (WB)
Hillbilly Idol Hillbilly Idol (Select)
Hinson, Unknown The Future is Unknown (Capitol)
Hobart Brothers At Least We Have each Other (Freedom)
Howard, Rebecca Lynn Rebecca Lynn Howard (MCA)
Hunley, Con First Time from Studio B (Prairie Dust)
Hunley, Con Shoot from the Heart (Prairie Dust)
Jackson, Alan When somebody Loves You (Arista)
Jackson, Alan High Mileage (Arista)
Jackson, Alan What I Do (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Everything I Love (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Drive (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Under the Influence (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Arista)
Jackson, Alan A Lot About Livin’ & a Little About Love (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Collection (Arista)
Jackson, Alan Who I Am (Arista)
Jennings, Waylon/Willie Clean Shirt (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon Waylon Live (Buddha)
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire (Ark)
Jennings, Waylon Millenium Collection (MCA)
Jones, George Live with the Possum (Asylum)
Jones, George Legendary Country singer (Time Life) 25 tracks
Jones, George Tender Years (Laserlight)
Jones, George The Rock Stone Cold Country 2001 (BNA)
Jones, George She Thinks I Still Care (epic)
Jones, George Walls Can Fall (MCA)
Jones, George 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Jones, George And Along Came Jones (MCA)
Joss, Scott Souvenirs (Lucky Dog) from Dwight Yoakam’s band
Judd, Wynonna Wynonna Judd (RCA)
Judd, Wynonna Tell me Why (RCA)
Judds Reflections (RCA)
Keith, Toby Bullets in the Gun (Show Dog)
Keith, Toby Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Show Dog)
Kelley, Irene Simple Path (IRK)
Kennedy, Ray What a way to Go (Atlantic)
Kennedy, Ray Guitar man (Atlantic)
Kentucky Headhunters Stompin’ Grounds (BNA)
Kentucky Headhunters Big Boss Man (ATV)
King, Jill Jillbilly (Blue Diamond)
Knight, Chris Chris Knight (MCA)
Knight, Chris A Pretty Lucky Guy (Dualtone)
Lauderdale, Jim Planet of Love (Collectors Choice)
Lawrence, Tracy Alibis (Atlantic)
Lawrence, Tracy Sticks & Stones (Atlantic)
Lawrence, Tracy For the Love (AM)
Lawrence, Tracy The Coast is Clear (Atlantic)
Lawrence, Tracy Best of Tracy Lawrence (Atlantic)
Lawrence, Tracy Alibis (Atlantic)
Lawrence, Tracy I See It Now (Atlantic)
Ledoux, Chris Rock & Roll Collection (Capitol)
Ledoux, Chris Under this Old Hat (Capitol)
Leigh, Danni 29 Nights (Decca)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Chantilly Lace (Karussel)
Lightfoot, Gordon If You Could Read My Mind (Reprise)
Loveless, Patty Mountain soul (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Dreamin’ My Dreams (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Strong Heart (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Trouble with the Truth (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Only What I Feel (Epic)
Loveless, Patty Greatest Hits (MCA)
Loveless, Patty Long Stretch of Lonesome (Epic)
Loveless, Patty When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic)
Lovett, Lyle Release Me (Curb) advance
Lucero Women & Work (advance)
Lynn, Loretta Still Country (Audium)
McBride, Martina Emotion (RCA)
Mccoy, Jason Honky Tonk Sonatas (Universal)
McCoy, Neal Greatest Hits (Atlantic)
McGraw, Tim All I want (Curb)
Mattea, Kathy The Innocent Years (Mercury)
Mattea, Kathy Lonesome Standard Time (Mercury)
Mattea, Kathy walking Away a Winner (Mercury)
Mavericks Mavericks (Y & T) Their first
Mavericks Music for All Occasions (MCA)
Mavericks Super Colossal Smash Hits (MCA)
Mavericks Trampoline (MCA)
Mavericks From hell to Paradise (MCA)
Mavericks What a Crying Shame (MCA)
Mead, Chuck Back at the Quonhiet Hut (Advnace BR549) new
Mensy, Tim This Old Heart (Giant)
Molly & the Heymakers Molly & the Heymakers (WB)
Montgomery Gentry Tattoos & Scars (Columbia)
Montgomery Gentry You Do Your Thing (Columbia)
Montgomery Gentry Best 199-2005 (Columbia)
Montgomery, John Michael John Michael Montgomery (Atlantic)
Montgomery, John Michael Leave a Mark (Atlantic)
Montgomery, John Michael What I Do Best (Atlantic)
Morgan, Craig Craig Morgan (Atlantic)
Morgan, Craig This Old Boy (Advance of new album)
Morgan, Lorrie My Heart (BNA)
Morris, Gary Hits (Atlantic)
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Songs (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Christmas (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin Horse Legends (WB)
Murphey, Michael Martin Wildfire 1974-82 (Raven)
Murphy, Norma O’Hara Live in Bundaberg (Gumtree)
Murray, Anne Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Nelson, Willie Teatro (Island)
Nelson, Willie Milk Cow Blues (Island)
Nelson, Willie Moonlight Becomes You (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Me & the Drummer (Luck)
Nelson, Willie American Classic (EMI)
Nelson, Willie Spirit (Island)
Nelson, Willie Six Hours at Pedernales (Step One) w. Curtis Potter
Nelson, Willie Always on My Mind (CBS)
Nelson, Willie Live & Kickin’ (Lost Highway)
Nelson, Willie Here We Go Again (EMI) w. Wynton Marsalis
Nelson, Willie Best of Gospel (MCA) 5 each Willie & Haggard
Nichols, Joe Greatest Hits (Universal)
Nichols, Joe Revelations (Universal)
Nichols, Joe III (Universal)
Orbison, Roy Mystery Girl (virgin)
Osmond, Marie I Only Wanted You (Capitol)
Owens, Buck All Time Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Curb)
Owens, Buck All Time Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Curb)
Parnell, Lee Roy We All Get Lucky sometimes (Career)
Parnell, Lee Roy Every Night’s a Saturday Night (Career)
Parnell, Lee Roy Career Highlights (Arista)
Parton, Dolly Ultimate (Sony)
Pinson. Bobby Man Like me (RCA)
Pride, Charley Legendary Country Singer (Time Life) 25 tks
Prophet, Chuck Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc) advance
Queen Ida Cookin’ with (GNP)
Raye, Collin Never Going Back (Epic)
Rich. Charlie 16 Greatest Hits (Epic)
Richman, Jonathan Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder)
Ritter, Tex Very Best (Varese)
Robison, Charlie Step Right Up (Epic)
Robison, Charlie/ Ingram/ Robison Unleashed Live (Epic)
Romweber, Dex Trio Is That You in teh Blue (Bloodshot) advance
Seals. Dan On Arrival (Capitol)
Seals, Dan Fired Up (WB)
Seals, Dan In a Quiet Room (Intersound)
Simmons, Stephen The Big Show (Locke Creek)
Smith, Connie Connie Smith (WB)
Stafford, Jean That Says it All (Dino)
Stewart, Lisa Lisa Stewart (BNA)
Stockton, Shane Stories I Could Tell (Decca)
Stone, Doug More Love (Epic)
Strait, George Pure Country (MCA)
Strait, George Very Best 1981-87 (MCA)
Strait, George One Step at a Time (MCA)
Strait, George Ten Strait Hits (MCA)
Strait, George Greatest Hits (MCA)
Strait, George Greatest Hits Vol 2 (MCA)
Strait, George Blue Clear Sky (MCA)
Strait, George Latest Greatest Straitest Hits (MCA)
Strait, George Here for a Good Time (MCA) advance.
Stuart, Marty The Pilgrim (MCA)
Stuart, Marty This One’s Gonna Hurt Ya (MCA)
Supernaw, Doug Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind (BNA)
Supernaw, Doug Fadin’ Renegade (Tack)
Taylor, Martin Artistry (Linn)
Thomson, Cyndi My World (Capitol)
Tillis, Mel Your Body Is an Outlaw (Collectors Choice)
Tillis, Mel Southern rain (Collectors Choice)
Tillis, Pam Thunder & roses (Arista)
Tobin, Karen Carolina Smokey Moon (Atlantic)
Travelling Wilburys Travelling Wilburys Volume 1 (WB)
Tractors Tractors (Arista)
Travis, Randy Man Ain’t Made of Stone (Dreamworks)
Travis, Randy High Lonesome (WB)
Travis, Randy Full Circle (WB)
Travis, Randy No Holdin’ Back (WB)
Travis, Randy Greatest Hits Vol 1 (WB)
Travis, Randy Greatst Hits Vol 2 (WB)
Travis, Randy This is Me (WB)
Travis, Randy Ol 8 x 10 (WB)
Travis, Randy Always & Forever (WB)
Travis, Randy Storms ofLife (WB)
Travis, Randy Full Circle (WB)
Vaughan, Kenny V (Sugar Hill) advance
Vespers The Fourth wall (Black Suit)
Walker, Clay Hypnotise the Moon (Giant)
Walker, Clay Clay Walker (Giant)
Walker, Clay If I Could Make a Living (Giant)
Walker, Clay Say No More (Giant)
Watson, B B Light at the End of a Tunnel (BNA)
Webb, Jimmy & Webb BrosCottonwood Farm (Proper)
Wells, Kitty Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Wiggins, John & Audrey John & Audrey Wiggins (Mercury)
Williams, Don Live (American Harvest)
Williams, Don Love Story (Camden)
Williams, Jett You Are on My Lonely Mind (JW)
Williams, Tex Very Best (Varese)
Wills, Mark Looking for America (Starlight)
Wynette, Tammy Without Walls (CBS)
Yearwood, Trisha Songbook (MCA) Greatest Hits (18 tks)
Yoakam, Dwight A Long Way Home (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Gone (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Hillbilly Deluxe (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs (WB)
Contemporary Country Mid 70s Time Life
Doggone Country CMH
Columbia Country Classics Golden Age (CBS)
Guys of the Big D Jamboree DCD
Hillbilly Boogie Sony legacy
Hillbilly Jive With a Boogie Beat (Collector)
Peace in the Valley (Arista) Gospel
Pen of Mel Holt (Step One)
Radiogram: Songs That Inspired Gram Parsons (Righteous)
Traveller Soundtrack (Asylum)
Rockin’ Little Christmas (MCA)
Waylon The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Vol 1
$10 CDS ...BUY TWO GET ONE FREE ie 3 for $20
Please note...some of these go very quickly..they are genuine bargains. Please have alternates if you only want to go to a certain amount.
Acuff, Roy Columbia Historic Edition (CBS)
Acuff, Roy R C Cola Shows Volume 1 (RME)
Aldean, Jason Jason Aldean (broken Bow)
Aldean, Jason Relentless (Broken Bow)
Aldean, Jason My Kinda Party (Broken Bow)
Anderson, John 2 (American Beat...reissue his 2nd album)
Anderson, John Tokyo Oklahoma (Collectors Choice)
Anton, Dene Texas Soul (JRS)
Arnold, Eddy Essential (RCA)
Axton, Hoyt Gotta Keep Rollin’ 1978-81 (Raven)
Ball, David Amigo (Dualtone)
Ball, David Sparkle City (Red Dirt)
Ball, David Starlight Lounge (WB)
Bandy, Moe Greatest Hits (Curb)
Bare, Bobby All American Boy (Montan Country) 20 tks
Bare, Bobby Pure Country (CBS)Not a Candle in Wind
Barnhill, joe Joe Barnhill (Capitol)
Bekka & Billy Bekka & Billy (Mercury)
Bellamy Bros 25 Year Collection Vol 1 & 2 (Bellamy) 2cd
Big Sandy Fly Rite with (Dionysius)
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between (Capitol)
Bogguss, Suzy Sweet Danger (LDR)
Boland, Jason Rancho Alto...advance copy, not full graphics
Boyd, Katy Paper Hearts (Porgy)
Brown, Greg Bath Tub Blues (Red House)
Burgess, Sonny When in Texas (TXX)
Burleson, Ed Cold Hard Truth (Palo Duro)
Burnette, Johnny King of Rockabilly & More 2cds
Burns, Billy Don Train Called Lonesome (BDB)
Byrd, Tracy Definitive Collection (MCA)
Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Cartwright, Lionel I Watched it on the Radio (MCA)
Cash, Johnny VHI Storytellers (with Willie) (American)
Cash, Johnny Roads Less Travelled Rare & Unissued
Sun Recordings (Varese)
Cash, Johnny Fabulous (CBS) expanded
Cash, Johnny Columbia Records 1958-1986 (CBS)
Cash, Johnny Now There Was a Song (CBS)
Cash, Johnny American Recordings (American)
Cash, Johnny Bootleg Volume II 2cds (CBS)
Cash, Johnny At Folsom Prison & San Quentin (CBS)
Cash, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (CBS)
Cash, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits V 2 (CBS)
Chance, Jeff Picture on the Wall (Mercury)
Chance, Jeff Walk Softly on the Bridges (Mercury)
Charles, Ray Friendship (Expanded) CBS
Charles, Ray Ray Rare Live (Universe)
Charles, Ray Greatest Country & Western (DCC) 20 tks
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Thank God for Believers (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Longnecks & Short Stories (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits (MCA)
Clark, Terri Roots & Wings (EMI Canada 2011)
Chieftains Down the Old Plank Road (RCA)
Claire, Anne Honky tonk Princess cd+dvd (Sunlyte)
Cleaves, Slaid Live at Horseshoe Lounge 2cd (Music Road)
Coe, David Allan Live If That Ain’t country (CBS)
Collie, Mark Hardin County Line (MCA)
Collie, Mark Born & Raised in Black & White (MCA)
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad (Atlantic) classic
Confederate Railroad Very Best (Atlantic)
Confederate Railroad Greatest Hits (Atlantic)
Conlee, John Live at Billy Bobs (Smith Music Group)
Corndawg, Johnny Down on the Bikini Line (Nasty)
Creedence C. R. Anniversary Edition 2cd (Fantasy)
Crowell, Rodney Keys to the Highway (CBS)
Crowell, Rodney The Outsider (Sugar Hill)
Crowell, Rodney Houston Kid (Sugar Hill)
Crowell, Rodney Greatest Hits (CBS)
Curless, Dick Traveling Through (Rounder)
Darrell, Johnny Singin it Lonesome Very Best (Raven)
Dean, Jimmy Best (CBS) 16 tracks
Dekle, Mike Tributes (Parlay)
Dement, Iris My Life (WB)
Dement, Iris The Way I Should (WB)
Denver, John Rhymes & Reasons (RCA) with bonus
Derailers Reverb Deluxe (Watermelon)
Desert Rose band True Love (MCA)
Dickerson, Deke More Million Sellers (hightone)
Diffie, Joe A Thousand Windings Roads (epic)
Diffie, Joe Twice Upon a Hit (Epic) 20 tracker
Diffie, Joe 16 Biggest Hits (Epic)
Diffie, Joe Ultimate Collection (JLD) own label
Dillon, Dean Hot Country & Single (Atlantic)
Dillon, Dean Out of Your Ever Lovin’ Mind (Atlantic)
Dusty, Slim 91 over 50 (EMI)
Dusty, Slim A Piece of Australia (EMI)
Dusty, Slim 50th Anniversary Album (EMI)
Dirt Drifters This is My Blood (WB)
Earle, Steve Copperhead Road (MCA)
Earle, Steve hard Way (MCA)
Earle, Steve The Revolution Starts Now
Earle, Steve Train a Comin’ (Winter Harvest)
Earle, Steve Guitar Town (MCA) not expanded version
Edwards, Don West of Yesterday (WB) superb
Edwards, Don Kin to the Wind (Shanachie) Marty tribute
Edwards, Don Going Back to Texas (WB)
Edwards, Jonathan My Love Will Keep (Appleseed)
Ellis, Robert Photographs (New West) recommended
Ely, Joe No Bad Talk or Loud Talk: Best 77-81 (edsel)
Ely, Joe Live at Liberty Lunch (MCA)
Ely, Joe Live at Antones (MCA)
Evans, Sara Three Chords & Truth (RCA) Classic debut.
Everly Brothers Pass the Chicken & Listen (RCA)
Ewing, Skip The Will to Love (MCA)
Ewing, Skip A healin’ Fire (MCA)
Ewing, Skip Naturally (Capitol)
Faithfull, Marianne Faithless (Castle) Country album
Flying Burrito Bros Songs of Golden West (Arista)
Flying Burrito Bros Whole enchilada (As Burrito Deluxe)
Flying Burrito Bros California Jukebox
Flying Burrito Bros Hollywood nights 1979-82
Flying Burrito Bros Sleepless Nights (Gram Parsons) A&M
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Vintage Collection (Capitol)
Foster, RAdney Del Rio Texas 1959(Arista)
Foster & Lloyd Foster & Lloyd (RCA)
Foster & Lloyd Faster & Louder (RCA)
Foster & Lloyd Version of the Truth (RCA)
Foster & Lloyd Essential (RCA)
Fowler, Kevin Bring it On (EMG)
Frizzell, David Sings Lefty’s GH
Fulks, Robbie 13 Hillbilly Giants (Bloodshot)
Fulks, Robbie South Mouth (Bloodshot)
Fulks, Robbie Country Love Songs (Bloodshot)
Gatton, Danny 88 Elmira Street (Elektra)
Gatton, Danny Cruisin’ Deuces (Elektra)
Geezinslaws The Geezinslaws (Step One)
Geezinslaws Blah Blah Blah (Step One)
Geezinslaws Feelin’ Good Gettin’ Up Gettin’ Down
Gibson, Nate & Gashouse Gang (CIM)
Gill, Vince The Key (MCA)
Gill, Vince High Lonesome Sound (MCA)
Gill, Vince When I Call Your Name (MCA)
Gill, Vince Essential (RCA)
Gill, Vince Next Big Thing (MCA)
Gill, Vince I Still Believe in You (MCA)
Glass/Hamilton/ Young Rockin’ Cowboy (Massive)
Goose Creek Symphony The Same Thing Again
Gosdin, Vern It’s Not Over (LAserlight...AMI) 12tks
Gosdin, Vern It’sFriday Night Feeling (ditto)
Gosdin, Vern Silver Eagle presents Vern Gosdin Live
Gracin, Josh Redemption (Average Joes)
Great Recession Orch Tribute t Milton Brown (Newtex)
Griffith, Nanci Flyer (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Wings to Fly: an Introduction (MCA)
Griffith, Nanci Othe r Voices other Rooms (Elektra)
Griffith, Nanci Poet in my Window (Philo)_
Haggard, Merle Going Where the Lonely Go (Epic)
Haggard, Merle Swinging Doors (Koch) reissue of album
Haggard, Merle Sing Me Back Home (Capitol)
Haggard, Merle I Love Country Series (Epic)
Haggard, Merle Goin’ Home for Christmas (Epic)
Haggard, Merle If I Could Only Fly (Anti)
Haggard, Merle 1996 (Curb)
Haggard, Merle Big City (Epic)
Haggard, Merle Strangers (Capitol)
Hall, Tom T Classic (16 tracks) Mercury
Harms, Joni Lets Put teh Western Back in Country
Hancock, Butch Eats Away the Night (Sugar Hill)
Harris, Emmylou Brand New Dance (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Angel Band (WB)
Harris, Emmylou At the Ryman (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Songs of the West (WB)
Harris, Emmylou White Shoes (WB)
Harris, Emmylou White Shoes (EMI Australia)
Harris, Emmylou Luxury Liner (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Duets (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (WB)
Harris, Emmylou Trio (WB)
Hartford, John RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Hillman, Chris/ Herb Pederson Edwards Barn (Rounder)
Hitchcock, Russell Nashville Sessions (better Angels)
Hobbs, Becky From Oklahoma With Love (Intersound)
Hobbs, Becky The Boots I Came to Town In (Intersound)
Holloway, Ken He Who Made the Rain
Horton, Johnny 16 Biggest Hits (CBS)
Hubbard, Ray Wylie Lost Train of Thought (Deja)
Ingram, Jack Living or Dying (Rising Tide)
Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits Collection (Arista)
Jackson, Wanda Ultimate Collection 2cd (Capitol)
Jaclson, Wanda Country Classics (EMI)
James, Sonny Capitol collectors Series (Capitol)
Jaye, Jerry My Girl Josephine (Hi)
Jeffcoat, Trent When I Find Me That Mountain (deer in Headlights)
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb for NY City etc (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live (Lucky Dog)
Jennings, Waylon Dreaming My Dreams (RCA/DCC)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common people/ HAngin’
On 2on 1 (RCA/ Collectors Choice)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People (RCA/ Buddha)
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire (Ark 21)
Jennings, Waylon Honky Tonk Heroes (RCA/Buddha)
Jennings, Waylon Ol Waylon (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon This Time (RCA/Buddha)
Jennings, Waylon The Eagle (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country (Razor & Tie)
Jennings, Waylon New Classic Waylon (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Waymore’s Blues Pt II (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Live at the US Festival (Shout) 2012 release
Waylon live 1983 show with 22 tracks
Jennings, Shooter Put the O Back in Country
Jennings, Shooter The Wolf
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar (RCA)
Johnson, Jamey That Lonesome Song (Mercury)
Jones, David Lynn Wood Wind & Stone (Mercury)
Jones, David Lynn Mixed Emotion s (Mercury)
Jones, George Grand Tour (Razor & Tie)
Jones, George TheRace Is On (EMI)
Jones, George And Along Came Jones (MCA)
Jones, George High Tech Redneck (MCA)
Jones, George I Lived to Tell It All (MCA)
Jones, George Bradley Barn Session (MCA)
Jones, George It Don’tGet Any Better Than This (MCA)
Jones, George Gospel Collection (BNA)
Jones, George Best of: Hard Core Honky Tonk (Mercury)
Jones, George I Am What I Am (Epic)
Jones, George Walls Can Fall (MCA)
Jones, George Anniversary (Epic)
Jones, George Jones by George 2cd (Proper UK)
Jones, J C One Night (Rising Tide )
Keith, Toby Clancy’s Tavern (deluxe edition)
Kendall, Jeannie Jeannie Kendall (Rounder) of Kendalls. A1
Kentucky Headhunters Electric Barnyard (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Best (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Stompin’ Grounds (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters Rave On (Mercury)
Kentucky Headhunters That’ll Work (w. Johnnie Johnson) Mercury
Ketchum, Hal Past the Point of Rescue (Curb)
Ketchum, Hal The Hits (Curb)
Kirchen, Bill Tied to the Wheel (hightone)
Koller, Fred No Song Left to Sell (Gadfly)
Koller, Fred Where the Fast Lane Ends
Labeef, Sleepy Never Lay My Guitar Down (Rounder)
Labeef, Sleepy Rockabilly Blues (BBB)
Lady Antebellum Own the Night (Capitol)
Lambert, Miranda Four the record (RCA)
Ledoux, Chris 20 Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Lewis, Jerry Lee youngblood (Sire)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Rockin’ My Life Away (WB)
Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer! Mercury Years Vol. 3
London, Eddie Do It Right (Mercury) like Haggard
Louvin, Charlie Longest train (Watermelon)
Louvin, Charlie Sound of Days to Come (Country Discovery)
Loveless, Patty Mountain Soul (Epic)
Loveless, Patty On Your Way Home cd + dvd (Epic)
Luman, Bob American Originals (CBS)
Lynn, Loretta All Time Gospel favourites (Time Life)
Lynn, Loretta Definitive Collection (MCA)
Lynns Lynns ( Peggy & Patsy are Loretta’s twin
daughters with great Sweethearts of Rodeo
style. Only album...a real pity.
McBride, Martin Greatest Hits (Rca)
McBride, Martin Eleven (RCA)
Mclean, Don Sings Marty Robbins
McClinton, Delbert Acquired Taste (New West)
McClinton, Delbert Nothing Personal (New West)
McCoy, Neal Music of Your Life (2011)
McCutcheon, John This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America
McDaniel, Mel Greatest Hits (Capitol)
McGraw, Tim Emotional Traffic (Curb)
Maddox, Rose/John Jorgensen Moon is Rising (CTM)
Mattea, Kathy Collection of Hits (Mercury)
Meyers, Augie Live at the Longneck (Edsel)
Milsap, Ronnie Essential (RCA)
Milsap, Ronnie Country Again (Bigger Picfture)
Milsap, Ronnie Ultimate (RCA)
Milsap, Ronnie 40 # 1 Hits 2cds (RCA)
Moffatt, Hugh The Way Love Is (Sony)
Moffatt, Hugh/Katy Dance Me Outside (Philo)...only album together
Montana, Patsy Cowboy’s Sweetheart (King)
Montgomery Gentry Rebels on the Run ((Average Joes)
Morgan, George American Originals (CBS)
Morgan, Lorrie A Moment in Time (Country Crossing)
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil (country) Mercury 1 cd version
Murphey, Michael Martin Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (Raven)
Murphy, Jimmy Electricity (Sugar Hill)
Murray, Anne You Will (Capitol)
Murray, Anne As I Am (Capitol)
Myles, Heather Sweet Talk & Good Lies (Rounder)
Myles, Heather Highways & Honky Tonks (Rounder)
Nelson, Drew Tilt a Whirl (Red House)
Nelson, Willie City of New Orleans (CBS)
Nelson, Willie Sound in Your Mind (CBS)
Nelson, Willie All Time Greatest Hits (RCA)
Nelson, Willie Across the Borderline (CBS)
Nelson, Willie Spirit (Island)
Nelson, Willie Country Favorites Willie Nelson Style
Nelson, Willie Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare 1959-1971
Nelson, Willie Me & the Drummer (Luck)
Nelson, Willie Stardust (CBS) expanded
Nelson, Willie Take it to the limit (w. Waylon) CBS
Nelson, Willie WW II with Waylon (RCA)
Nelson, Willie Live at the US Festival (Shout) 2012 23tks
In same series as Waylon from 1983.
Nichols, Joe It’s All Good (Mercury) latest cd.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Hold On (WB)
Notorious Cherry Bombs s/t (Vince Gill with Rodney Crowell) MCA
O’Hara, Jamie Rise Above It (RCA)
O’Kanes Only Years (CBS/Lucky Dog)
Overstreet, paul Heroes (RCA)
Overstreet, Paul Love is Strong (RCA)
Overstreet, Paul Best Of (RCA)
Owens, Buck Collection sampler (Rhino) 22 tks
Owens, Buck Very Best Vol 1 (Rhino)
Parsons, Gram GP/Grievous Angel (WB)
Parton/Lynn/Wynette Honky Tonk Angels (Epic)
Parton, Dolly Hungry again (Decca)
Parton, Dolly Slow Dancing With teh Moon (Epic)
Parton, Dolly Something Special (Epic)
Parton, Dolly White Limozeen (Epic)
Parton, Dolly Those Were the Days (Sugar Hill)
Parton, Dolly An Eagle when She Flies (Epic)
Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute Majesty of Bob wills (Bloodshot)
Pitney, Gene Platinum Colelction 3cd EMI
Poovey, Groovey Joe Greatest Grooves (Dragon Street) 24tks
Prairie Oyster Only One Moon (RCA)
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special (Velvel)
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows (RCA)
Presley, Elvis Moody Blue (RCA)
Presley, Elvis 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong RCA
Rabbitt, Eddie Beatin’ the odds (Intersound)
Red Meat 13 (Ranchero)
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven
Rhodes, Kimmie Rich from the Journey
Rich, Charlie Once a Drifter (Epic)
Rich, Charlie A Rich Anthology 1960-1978 (Raven)
Richman,Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder)
Riders in the Sky Christmas the Cowboy Way (Rounder)
Robbins, Marty Essential 2cds
Robbins, Marty Very Best 2cds
Robbins, Marty 16 Biggest Hits
Rogers, Roy King of the Cowboys (DRC)
Ronstadt, Linda Feels Like Home (Asylum)
Ronstadt, Linda Western Wall (with Emmylou) WB
Russell, Johnny Act Naturally (with Guests)
Ryan, Tim Tried True & Tested (Warner Western)
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear (WB) get it!
Seely, Jeannie Personal 23 tracks
Shaver, Billy Joe Highway of Life (Justice)
Shaver, Billy Joe Earth Rolls On (New West)
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street (Zoo)
Shaver, Billy Joe Unshaven: Live at Smith’s Bar (Zoo)
Shaver, Billy Joe Victory (New west)
Shaver, Billy Joe Electric Shaver (New West)
Shelton, Blake Pure BS (WB)
Shelton, Blake Pure BS Deluxe edition (WB)
Shelton, Blake Loaded Best (WB)
Shenandoah 15 Favorites (Capitol)
Singeltary, Daryle Ain’t it the Truth (Giant)
Singletary, Daryle That’s Why I sing This Way (Audium)
Singletary, Daryle Daryle Singletary (Giant)
Skaggs, Ricky My Father’s son (Epic)
Smith, Mindy Stupid Love (Vanguard)
Snow, Hank I’m Movin On & Other Great Hits (RCA)
Sonnier, Jo_El Cajun Life (Rounder)
Sons of the Pioneers Sunset on the Range (RCA/ Pair)
Southern Pacific Greatest Hits (WB) Eagles-ish Includes
“Girl Like Emmylou”.
Springer, Roger Roger Springer Band (Giant) Great!!
Stampley, Tony Rebelution (Dreamworks) Joe’s son but
stylistically like Travis Tritt.
Stewart, Gary Battleground (Hightone)
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky (Bear Family)
Stone, Doug Greatest Hits (Epic)
Strait, George Latest Straitest Greatest Hits (MCA)
Strait, George 22 More hits (MCA)
Stuart, Marty The Pilgrim (MCA)
Suchy, Andra Little Heart (Red House) from Prairie Home
Swan, Billy Do With Me What You Do (Home Demos)
Swift, Taylor World Tour Live CD + DVD
Temple, Owen Mountain Home (EPR)
Texas Tornados 4 Aces (WB)
Texas Tornados Texas Tornados (WB)
Texas Tornados Hanging By a Thread (WB)
Texas Tornados Best (WB)
Texas Tornados Zone of Our Own (WB)
Thompson, Hank And Friend (Curb)
Thompson, Hank Seven Decades (Curb)
Thompson, Hank Hank World (Bloodshot)
Tillis, Mel Best (Curb)
Topless, Hank It’s So December..5 star in Country Music People
Travis, Merle Sweet Temptation: Best 1946-1953 (R & T)
Travis, Randy Wind in the Wire (WB)
Travis, Randy Heroes & Friends (WB)
Tritt, Travis Greatest Hits (WB)
Tucker, Tanya Tanya (Capitol)
Tucker, Tanya What Do I Do With Me (Capitol)
Turner, Josh Long Black Train (MCA)
Twitty, Conway 25 Number Ones (MCA)
Twitty, Conway 20 Greatest Hits (MCA)
Van Shelton, Ricky Backroads (CBS)
Van Shelton, Ricky Wild Eyed Dream (CBS)
Van Shelton, Ricky Loving Proof (CBS)
Vincent, Rick Wanted Man (Curb)
Wainwright, Loudon III Grown Man (Charisma)
Wakely, Jimmy Very Best (Varese)
Wallace, Roger That Kind of Lonely (great Texas artist)
Watson, Aaron Shut Up And Dance (Sonnet)
Watson, Dale Truckin’ Sessions (Straight Up)
Wayne, Dallas Big Thinkin’ (Hightone)
Wayne, Dallas Here I Am in Dallas (Hightone)
Welch, Gillian The Harrow and Harvest (Acny) special edition w. a coaster as booklet. Her latest
Weller, Freddy Very Best (CBS/ Collectors choice) a steal.
West, Dotty Country Sunshine
Wheeler, Billy Edd A Big Bag of Songs (Omni)
White, Joy Lynn One More Time ( Thortch)
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA)
Whitley, Keith Greatest Hits (RCA)
Wilder, Webb Town & Country/Acres of Suede 2 on 1
Willett, Slim Boppin’ Hillbilly Series Collector 30 tks
Williams, Don Flatlands (American Harvest)
Williams, Don I Turn the Page (Giant)
Williams, Don Currents (RCA)
Williams, Don Prime Cuts (Capitol)
Williams, Don Silver Tuyrns to Gold (RMG)
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club (Clothbound edition) Curb
Williams, Hank Jnr Greatest Hits (Mercury)
Williams, Hank I Saw the Light (Gospel) Polygram
Williams, Hank 40 GH 2cds (Polygram)
Williams, Lucinda Sweet Old World (Elektra)
Williams, Ron Natural Thing (Black Patch)
Wills, Bob King of Western Swing (AJA)
Wilson, Jason Lee Big Gun (RBR)
Wilson, Larry Jon New Beginnings/ Let Me Sing My Song to
You (Omni/Monumnet) 2o n1
Womack, Tommy Now What $15 (Cedar Creek)
Wylie & Wild West Show self Titled (debut album autographed)
Wynette, Tammy Definitive 27 tks (Epic)
Yates, Billy Country (MOD)
Yates, Billy Anywhere But Nashville (MOD)
Yates, Billy That’s Why I Run (MOD)
Yates, Billy If I Could Go Back (MOD)
Yates, Billy Billy Yates (Almo)
Yoakam, Dwight Last Chance For a Thousand Years (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Just Looking For a Hit (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Under the covers (WB)
Yoakam, Dwight Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room (WB)
Young, Faron Golden Hits (Mercury)
ZZ Top Live from Texas DVD 122 minutes
1861 project Volume 1 (Cohesion) Civil War Project which inc
Marty Stuart & John Anderson
An Evening of Giant Country Music Live (promo only) with
unplugged Tracy Lawrence, Mark Collie,
Rhonda Vincent, Supernaw,Singletary etc
Badlands Tribute To Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska
Blastered Musical Tribute to the Blasters
Bristol Session RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Cat n Round Krazy Kat label
Christmas in the country (MCA)
Columbia Country Classics Vol 3 Americana
Columbia Country Classics Vol 5 New Tradition
Country USA 1962 (Time Life)
Country USA 1957 & 1961 (Time Life) 2 cds
Cowboy Up 2 (Rodeo Riders association)
Cowboy Up 3 (Rodeo Riders association)
Cowboy Poetry Classics (Smithsonian Folkways)
Defrost Your Heart (Sun country) (AVI)
Frisco Mabel Joy Revisited: Mickey Newbury Tribute (Appleseed)
Gals of the Big D Jamboree 29 tks (Dragon Street)
Get Rhythm: Tribute to Man In Black (Raucous)
Greatest Hits of Hickory Records (Vol 2) (Scotti)
Greetings From teh District of Columbia (24 tks) TMD
Guys of Big D Jamboree (30 tks)
Howdy: 25 Hillbilly All Time Greats (AVI)
John Laws Collection Vol 1 (inc Jack Clement “When I Dream)
Lets Bop: Sun Rockabilly Vol 1 (AVI) 24 tks
M for Mississippi (Broke & Hungry)
Movin’ On: Boppin Hillbilly (Collector Records)
Points West: New Horizons in Country Music (Hightone inc some
Otherwise unavailable Buddy Miller)
Red Hot & Country (Mercury) this is a steal...
Rodeo: an American Original 2 cds
Roots Moments: Live from Loveless Cafe Season 1 (Roots)
Tribute t oTradition (Columbia) see 2 earlier comment
Tulare Dust Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone) I am nuts!!
Wandering Eyes: Tales of Forbidden Love Lazy SOB Dale Watson etc
Tribute to the great Mel Street.
Wanted The Outlaws (Waylon/Willy/Jesse/Tompall) RCA expanded
Wild West: Music from the Epic Mini series
$5 CDS Buy 2 get one free ie 3 for $10
Please note...some of these go very quickly..they are genuine bargains. Please have alternates if you only want to go to a certain amount. All $5 in entire newsletter can be included.
Aldridge, Darin & Brooke So Much in Between (Mountain
Home) Nice duets.
Barie, Jason The Past is Present (Pinecastle)
Bearfoot Doors & Windows (Compass)
Blue Highway Marbletown (rounder)
Bonham, Glen Glen Bonham (Scena)
Charles River Valley Boys Bluegrass & Old Timey (Prestige)
Cherryholmes IV (Skaggs)
Cleveland, Michael Fired Up (Rounder)
Cleverlys The Cleverlys (indie)
Clifton, Bill/Jimmy Gaudreau Rivers of memories (elf)
Cold Heart My Sisters & me (Rural Rhythm)
Crowe Brothers Brothers N Harmony (Rural Rhythm)
Davis, Jason Steppin Out (PInecastle)
Douglas, Jerry Southern Fillibuster (E1)
Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury (Mercury)
Fleck, Bela Bluegrass Sessions 2 (WB)
Grascals Tribute to Andy Griffith Show
Greene, Richard Sales Tax Toddle (Rebel)
Grim, Angelica Look for Me (Patuxent)
Haden, Charlie Rambling Boy (w. Guests) Decca
Hanna/ McEuen Hanna McEuen (Dreamworks)
Humming House Humming House (Unsigned)
Jackson, Carl Songs of the South (Sugar Hill)
Kallick, Kathy Call me a Taxi (Sugar Hill)
Kohrs, Randy Crack in mY Armor
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn
Leath, Nate & Friends Rockville Pike (Patuxent)
Lewis/Scruggs/Long Lifetimes (Mountain Home)
Lewis, Laurie/Tom RozumThe Laurel & the Oak (Rounder)
Lily Brothers/Don Stover On the Radio (Rounder)
Lulu Belle & Scotty Have I Told You Lately That I Love
You (2 on 1 Old Homestead)
Lynn, Christie Country-Gospel-Bluegrass (Gusto)
(guests inc Porter/ dolly)
Mccoury Brothers McCoury Brothers (Rounder)
McKnight, Luke & Thunderroad Leader of Band (indie) mandolin
McReynolds, Jesse & Friends Songs of Grateful Dead (Woodstock)
Mack, Leroy And Friends (Rebel) dobro
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Pt II (OMS)
Monroe, Bill Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord (MCA)
Murphey, Michael Martin Buckaroo Bluegrass (Rural Rhythm)
Murphey, Michael Martin Tall Grass & Cool Water (Rural Rhyt)
Mulins, Joe/ Radio Ramblers Hymns from the Hills (Rebel)
Newfound Road Live at the Down Home (rounder)
Nugent, Alecia Hillbilly Goddess (Rounder)
O’Brien, Molly Tell it True (Sugar Hill)
O’Connell, Maura Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill)
O’Connor, Mark Heroes (WB)
O’Connor, Mark Midnight on the Water (Sony)
O’Connor, Mark New Nashville Cats (WB)
Palmer Divide Radio Singles (IBMA)
Parton, Dolly Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)
Reid, Lou Carolina Blue (Webco)
Rickman, Brandon Young Man Old Soul (Rural Rhythm)
Roys Lonesome Whistle (Rural Rhythm)
Smith, Valerie Patchwork Heart (Rebel)
Stanley, Ralph Early Classics:King Recordings T-Life
Sutton, Bryan Almost Live (Sugar Hill)
Travers, Fred Time After Time (Pinecastle)
Troy, Billy Broken Moon (OMS)
Ulisse, Donna walk This Mountain Down (Hadley)
Ulisse, Donna When I Look Back (HAdleY)
Note: nothing to do with Oz Hadley
Weisberg, Eric And Deliverance (WB/Wounded Bd)
Wheeler Bluegrass Gospel (Mountain Roads)
Williams, Paul Satisfied (Rebel)
Wright, Luther & Wrongs Guitar Pickin’ MAtyrs (Back Porch)
Zonn, Andrea Love Goes On (Compass)
Arkansas Traveller:Music From Little House on Prairie (PAsfiddle)
Bluegrass Tribute to Studio B (Tim Graves/Daryl Mosely/etc)
16 Down Home Country Classics (Arhoolie)
Best Loved Bluegrass 20 All Time Favorites (Rebel)
Bluegrass Gospel Songbook (rounder)
Bluegrass Spectacular: 30 Original Tunes (Country Stars)
Cold Mountain: Music from Motion Picture (Mira max)(
Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1 Bill Gaither & Friends
Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 2 Bill Gaither & Friends
(note friends inc Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, George Jones etc)
Country Roots 21 Old Time Favotites (Rural Rhythm)
I’ll Take Love: From the Pen of Louisa Branscomb (Guests inc
Alison Krauss, Dale Ann Bradley, Whites)
Let the Light Shine Down: A Gospel Tribute to Bill Monroe (Rebel)
Mama’s Hand: Bluegrass & Mountain Songs aBout Mama Rounder
O Brother Where Are Thou (Universal)
O Sister! (Rounder)
O sister 2! (Rounder) both are great
Original Bluegrass Spectacular 30 Great Performances (CMH)
BLUEGRASS $10 Cds Buy 2 get one free ie 3 for $20
Please note...some of these go very quickly..they are genuine bargains. Please have alternates if you only want to go to a certain amount. All $10 cds in the newsletter can be included in this offer.
Auldridge/Reid/Coleman High Time (Sugar Hill)
Blue Highway Sounds of Home (Rounder)
Cordle/Jackson/Salley Against the Grain (LGJS)
Flatt & Scruggs Complete Mercury (Mercury)
Note: later edition of 1 in $5
Hartford, John RCA Country Legends (RCA)
Krauss ,Alison New Favorite (Rounder)
Krauss, Alison Raising Sand (W. Robert Plant)
Krauss, Alison/Cox Family I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (R’der)
McCoury, Del Cold Hard facts (Rounder)
McCoury, Del Deeper Shade of Blue (Rounder)
Nugent, Alecia Alecia Nugent (rounder)
Osborne, Bobby Try a Little Kindness (Rounder)
Rice, Tony Cold on the Shoulder (Rounder)
Sizemore, Charlie Heartache Looking for Home R’der
Skaggs, Ricky & Whites Salt of Earth (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Instrumentals (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky History of the Future (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Mosaic (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules (Skaggs/ Rounder)
Skaggs, Ricky Tribute to 1946 & 1947 (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs
Sparks, Larry Let Him Lead You (rebel)
Stanley Bros Earliest Recordings (Rich R Tone)
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel)
Stanley, Ralph/ Joe IsaacsA Gospel Gathering (Freeland)
Stoneman, Scotty 1965 Live in LA (Sierra)
Stonemans 107 Degrees & Getting Hotter Gusto
Tashian, Barry & Holly Ready for Love (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Destination Life (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda Good Thing Going (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream ComeTrue (Rebel)
Vincent, Rhonda RAgin Live (Rounder)
White, Roland Trying to Get to You (Sugar Hill)
Whites Lifetime in the Making (Ceili)
Whites Give a Little Back (Step One)
Bill Monroe: 100th Year Celebration Live at Bean Blossom (Rural Rhy)
BLUEGRASS $15 & Up
Berline, Byron Fiddle & a Song (Sugar Hill) $18
Boggs, Dock Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (S_F) $18
Carter, Dave & Tracy Grammer Little Ble Egg (Red House) $20
Dailey & Vincent Gospel Side of (Crackerbarrel) $20
Eldredge, Terry Making the rounds $15 (Pinecastle) w. Andrea Zonn
Grascals Life Finds a Way $18 (new) Mountain Home
Grisman/Rice Tone Poems (Acoustic Disc) $20
Grisman, David Home IS where the Heart Is 2cd (Rounder) $28
Harrell, Bill And Friends (Rebel) $18
Hull, Sierra Daybreak (Rounder) $18
Jackson, Carl/John Starling Spring Training $20 (Sugar Hill) w. Emmylou Harris& Nash Ramblers (Jon Randall, Sam Bush, Al Perkins
Jim & Jesse Our Kind of country (Pinecastle) $15
Jim & Jesse Story: 24 GH (CMH) $20
Lawson, Doyle Sing Me A Song About Jesus $18 (new) Mount. Home
Maddox, Rose Sings Bluegrass (Capitol) classic...$20
Nashville West Nashville West (Sierra) $15
Parsons Notebook Last Whippoorwill (Groovetone) $20
Scott, Darrell Long Ride Home $15
Sizemore, Charlie Story Is: Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel) $18
Sizemore, Charlie In My View (Rebel) $18
Sizemore, Charlie Back Home (Rebel) $18
Skaggs, Ricky Skaggs Family Christmas Vol 2 CD + DVD
with Whites. Great DVD $25
Sparks, Larry almost Home (Rounder) $18
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Sweethearts (Rebel)
Starling, John Waiting on a Southern Train (Sugar Hill) $18
Vincent, Rhonda Raging Live DVD $20
Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
2cd on Rounder great artists.
Life Goes On 2cds $25 39 tracks Childhood Cancer benefit concert featuring a wonderful cast including Rhonda Vincent, Shawn Camp, Blue Highway, Grascals & many others...you name it they are probably there. Looks great.
NON COUNTRY BOX SETS
There are 2 regular Record Fairs in Sydney where I sell. This is the type of thing I take there. The yare at Glebe (twice a year) and Parramatta (5 times a year)
b) Country Blues
c) Louisiana & New Orleans
d) Electric Memphis Blues
f) Chicago Blues
g) Blues Ballads
h) Gospel Soul & Motown Blues
i) Celtic & Irish Tunes
j) Latin Blues
k) 60s and 70s
l) Dancing Down the Road DVD
COMEDY & Miscellaneous
$48. Great price for this excellent large book style cover set. It includes hits “Taxi”, “Cats in the Cradle”, “W.O.L.D.”, album favourites (“Mr Tanner”, “30,000 Pounds of Bananas” and rarities (“Sequel”) A must
32 page book. $120
4 cds plus poster and with a secial metallic Village Vanguard log on the box. Some say jazz’s greatest ever live album.
Often rated the greatest jazz album ever. This is a true collectors item. A) 2 cds B)180 gram bluevinyl lp. A dvd documentary, posters, hard bound book, 8 x 10 photos etc. Mot cheap but pretty grand $110
* designates brand new still sealed. All are in great shape.
R & B
What’d I Say (1959)/ The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)/ Soul Brother (1958) and The Genius Hits the Road (1960) 8 complete albums.
48 page book $58
Very hard to get & highly sought
a) 4 cds
b) DVD audio
c) 2 180 gram lps
d) 48 page hard cover book
e) Collector badges
f) Art print of the original album cover
There is a small bit of damage to the 3D art work for which I have deducted $30 off what I would have charged. Spectacular.
Sony Legacy $40
Also have 12 x 12 box version for $35
Velvet finish box. All rarities $48 or *$60
Includes DVD of his films “Bullfighting” and “Santo Spirito”.
Anthology” 3cd + 48 pg book $40
$45 small marks on box $55 As new
It originally started as a folk label and cd1 is dedicated to folk with artists such as Judy Collins, Bob Gibso, Koerner, Ray & Glover, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Hamilton camp etc CD2 sees the emergence of groups such as Love and Butterfield Blues Band andt hen heavy rock icons such as Doos, Stooges and MC5. CD5 is a whopping 26 tracks of lesser knowns.
Book. 82 tracks $58 (Rhino)
We also have one of the original 12x12 boxes which has the large 96 page book. And the yellow cloth box. $80. Long out of print but it is worth it,
BLUES Pt 1
(all $15 or 3 for $40)
Boyes, Fiona Blues for Hard Times
Delgrasso, Rich Time Slips on By
Engedalen, Rita Chapels & Bards
Hill, Michael Blues Mob Suite: Larger Than Life
Hunt, Kelley Gravity Loves You
Kane, Candye Sister Vagabond
Kight, E G Lip Service
Knox, Marquise Here I Am
Lynwood Slim Brazilian Kicks
Maxwell, David/Otis Spann Conversations in Blue
McClain, Mighty Sam Too Much Jesus , Not Enough Whiskey
Morgan, Mike & Crawl The Road
Nagy, Greg Fell Toward None
Piazza, Rod Almighty Dollar (w. Mighty Flyers)
Pitman, Julius & Revival Bucket List
Popovic, Ana Unconditional (she’s nekkid on cover!!)
Retro Deluxe Watermelon Tea
Robilliard, Duke Passport to the Blues
Sayers, Hayden Hard Dollar
Schofield, Matt Anything But Time
Scott, Jackie Going to Westside (with Housewreckers)
Shelley, David That’s My Train (with Bluestone)
Sicilia, Gina Can’t Control Myself
Thorogood, George 2120 South Michigan Avenue
Trout, Waletr & Friends Full Circle
Trout, Walter The Outsider
Trout, Walter Unspoiled by Progress
Wainwright, Victor Lit Up! (with Wildroots)
Zito, Mike Greyhound
Arnold, Mac Return to the Blues (2DVD)
Barron Knights *Best $18 (Pop go the Workers etc originals)
Cook, Peter *& Dudley Moore: Complete Beyond the Fringe
3cds $35 (inc. the classic “One Leg Too few”)
Cribbins, Bernard *Very Best (EMI) $18
Cutler, Ivor *An Elpee & Two Epees $18
Dana, Bill My Name Jose Jiminez $5 WB
Drake, Charlie * Hello My Darlings! Best $18
Hancock, Tony *Pieces of $15
Hancock, Tony *Unique Hancock $18
Hill, benny *Sings Ernie $18
Mrs Miller Wild Cool & Swingin..(Capitol) yep, Elva the
torturer of “Downtown”, “Lovers Concerto” $10
Newhart, Bob *Something Like That: The Anthology 2cds $25
Hilarious & unique. Inc. “Driving Instructor”
Sherman, Allan *Allan in wonderland $5
Sherman, Allan *For Swingin’ Livers Only $5
Smothers Brothers Best (Rhino) $15
Two Ronnies *Best of BBC TV & Radio $15
Classic Comedy Box *3cds 54 sidesplitting sketches from the
Legends of Comedy
Baez, Joan *Songbird 2cd Joan Baez (her first as artist +
“Folksingers ‘Round Harvard Square”, a very
rare album on which she first appeared.
Buckley, Tim *Starsailor: the Anthology 2cd (rhino) 33tk $18
Chapin, Harry Gold Medal Collection 2cds (Elektra) $15
Cohen, Leonard *Old Ideas (Columbia) 2012 $10.01 (not 3/20)
Cohen, Leonard *Field Commander Cohen $10 (ie 3 for $20)
Cohen, Leonard *Live Songs $10
Cohen, Leonard *New Skin for Old Ceremony $10
Cohen, Leonard *Cohen Live $10
Cohen, Leonard *I’m Your Man $10
Denny, Sandy * No More Sad Refrains: the Anthology 2cd $25
Denny, Sandy *The Music Weaver: Sandy Denny Remembered
2cds $25 The first has a few Fairport, few
Fotheringay tracks but mostly solo. Second title is
all non solo
Donegan, Lonnie *King of Skiffle $10 1cd
Drake, Nick *A Treasury: Definitive Collection $18
Dylan, Bob Bootleg Series 4:Live 1966 2cds 56 pg book $15
Dylan, Bob Bootleg Series 7 No Direction Home: the
Soundtrack 2cd 60 pg book $15
Fahey, John *Of Rivers & Religion/ After the Ball $20 2on1
Fairport Convention *Babbacombe Lee $20 remastered, expanded
Their classic folk-rock opera about the man
they couldn’t hang.
Fairport Convention *Fairport Companion 2cds The branches from
Felix, Julie *First Second 7 Third 2cds $25 The complete
Decca recordings 1964-1966
Guthrie, Woody This Machine Kills Fascists 3cd 66 tks $18
Hardin, Tim *Hang on to a Dream: The Verve Anthology
2 cds 47 tks, lots of unrelased stuff.
Humblebums *Best of the Humblebums 2cds $25 (Billy
Connolly & Gerry Rafferty) 1hr 48 minutes.
Ian, Janis *Best of Janis Ian 2cds + DVD (Edsel UK) $30
Ian, Janis *Between the Lines (CD) + “Old Grey Whistle
Test” (dvd) $30
Ian, Janis *Janis Ian $20 (her 1st with “Society’s Child”)
Ian, Janis *Secret Life of J Eddy Fink/ Who Really Cares
2cds $28 her next 2 Verve albums.
Jansch, Bert * L A Turnaround $20 produced by Mike
Kingston Trio *Lost 1967 Album $10
Kingston Trio *Very Best $18 2cds 40 tracks
Lindisfarne *The Charisma Years:1970-1973: their First 5
Albums 4cds inc. “Fog on Tyne”/”Dingly Dell”
“Nicely Out of Tune” $40 remastered + bonus
MacColl, Ewan *The Anthology 2cds $18 Has 3 complete lps
Bad Lads & Hard Cases/ Still I Love Him/ Songs
Of Robert Burns
McCurdy, Ed *Best of Dalliance $18 smutty or spicy??
Martyn, John *One World 2cds expanded remastered $25
Martyn, John *Live at Leeds 2cds $25
Melanie *Candles in the Rain/ Leftover Wine 2 on1 $20
Melanie * Four Sides of Melanie 2cds $28
Mr Fox Join Us in Our game 2lps on 1 cd $18 Bob Pegg
Paxton, Tom Best of $15 (Rhino) 26 tracks
Peter Paul & Mary Very Best $18 Japanese pressing 20tks
Pearls before Swine * Balaclava $15
Roberts, Andy Just for the Record: Solo Anthology 1969-76
2cds $20 Member of Plainsong & pal of
Rush, Tom No Regrets: Very Best of $15
Sainte-Marie, Buffy *Soldier Blue: Best of Vanguard $15 15 tks
Seeger, Pete We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie
Hall Concert Jun 8, 1963 2cds $20
Sill, Judee *The Asylum Years 2cds $28 A must for
Joni Mitchell fans.
Simon & Garfunkel *Bridge Over Troubled Water 2cd + DVD $35
UK version which has 1969 TV special with
new documentary on the bonus DVD
Sky, Patrick Songs That Made America Famous $18 Banned
in places for unsavoury content. True.
Sloan, P F Here’s Where I Belong: Dunhill Years $20 The
writer of “Eve of Destruction” “take Me For
What I’m Worth” and much more 27 tks Ace UK
Steeleye Span *A Parcel of Steeleye Span: Their First 5
Chrysalis albums 1972-1975 $35 3cds all with
Steeleye Span *Another Parcel of Steeleye Span: Their next 5
Chrysalis albums on 3 cds $35
Strawbs *Halcyon Days: Very Best 2cds $25 147 mins.
Thompson, Linda *One Clear Moment $15 with bonus
Thwaites, Roger *Age of Time $20 (Big Pink) Aussie folk.
Wainwright, Loudon III *One Man Guy: Best 1982-86 $15 21 tks
Wainwright, Loudon II *Album III/ Attempted Mustache/ Unrequited
Columbia albums 3 lps on 2 cds $28
Watson, Doc The Vanguard Years 4cds $40 64 tracks
Newport Folk Festival 1959 3cds $20
Newport Folk Festival Best of Bluegrass 1959-1966 3cds $20 both tops
Songs of Protest $10 (Rhino) out of print
Woody Guthrie Tribute: *Carnegie Hall 1968 & 1970 $20 27 tks inc. Dylan back from motorcycle accident doing Dear Mrs Roosevelt/ Grand Coulee
Dam & I Ain’t Got No Home....Bob is sensational.
Baker, Chet *Cool Jazz Sextet/ Chet Baker With strings/
In New York + 8 tracks from Big Band 2cd$18
Baker, Chet *Blue Thoughts 5cds...2 of his distinctive vocal
+ 3 cds instrumental jazz. Ains & Plays/ Sings /
In New York/ Chet Baker & Crew/ Best of
Loerner & Lowe $35
Blakey, Art *Three Classic Album Plus 2cds $18
Brubeck, Dave *The Columbia Years 5 cds $30 Time Out/ Time
Further Out/ The Riddle/ Gone With the Wind/ Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein
Colemane, Ornette *Shape of Jazz to Come/ Something Else $15
Coltrane, John *Eight Classic Albums on 4cds $35 Last Trane/
Informal Jazz/ A Blowin’ Session/ Black Pearls/ Settin’ the Pace/ Kenny Burrell & John
Coltrane/ Travelling In/ All Mornin’ Long.
Coltrane, John *Atlantic Years 5 original albums on 3cds $28
Coltrane, John *Blue Train/ Traneing In/ Dakar 3 on 2 $18
Coltrane, John *Slowtrane 3cds Settin’ the Pace/ Bahia/ The
Last Trane $20
Davis, Miles *Complete Bitches Brew 2cds $25
Davis, Miles *Kind of Blue/ Ascenseur Pour L’echafaud/ Something Else $18
Evans, Bill * The Riverside Years $30 5cds New Jazz
Conceptions/ Everybody Digs Bill evans/
Portrait in Jazz/ Explorations/ Sunday at the
Fitzgerald, Ella/Louis Armstrong * Complete Studio Recorded Duets $18
Gillespie, Dizzy *Four Classic albums $18 2cds
Gillespie, Dizzy *All Star Groups + Big Bands Four Classic
Albums $18 2 cds
Gillespie, Dizzy *Gettin’ Dizzy 2cds Birk’s Works/ Afro/ World
Statesman + bonus $18
Goodman, Benny *Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall: Complete &
Remastered 4 cds over 5 hours $30
Holiday, Billie Lady in Autumn: Best of verve Years 2cds
130 minutes $15
Mingus, Charlie *Four Classic Albums Plus 2cds $18
Mingus, Charlie *Three Classic Albums on 2cds $18
Monk, Thelonious *The Riverside Anthology 3cds Alone in San
Francisco/5 by Monk/ Mulligan Meets Monk $20
Reinhardt, Django *Anthology 1934-1953 3cds $20
Washington, Dinah *Essential 4 lps on 2 cds What a Difference a
Day Makes/ The Swingin’ Miss D/ Bessie Smith
Songbook/ Fats Waller Songbook + bonus $18
Washington, Dinah * Eight Classic Albums $35 on 4 cds Dinah
Jams/ For Those in Love/ In the Land of Hi Fi/
Swingin’ Miss D/ What a Differnce a Day Makes
Two of Us (w. Brook Benton)/ I Concentrate on
You/ September in the Rain
Happy Birthday Newport 3cds + 52 page book $25
Baker, George 25 Years $20 (Japan only)
Bennett, Tony *Classic Chrsitmas Album $5
Bennett, Tony Forty Years 4 cds + 64 page book $28 Great
Berry, Chuck *A Dozen berrys/After School Session 10 bonus
Caravelles *You Don’t Have to Be a Boby to Cry:63-68 $25
Cherry, Don *Best of Columbia & Monument $5
Christie, Lou Enlightenment: Best (Rhino) $15 OOP
Cole, Buddy *Swingin’ at the Hammond Organ $30 4lps on
2cds all in stereo (Jasmine)
Como, Perry *The Real 3cds 60 tracks $20 (RCA UK)
Davis ,Sammy *Treasury of Golden Hits $5 (Reprise)
Davis, Sammy *Show $5 (reprise)
Davis, Sammy Starring (Decca) $54
Diamonds *The Stroll 2cds 65 tracks 4lps + bonus $30
Diddley, Bo His Best $15 (20 tracks)
Dolan, Joe Make Me an Island:The Pye Anthology 2cd $20
Eddy, Duane Twang Thang: The Anthology Rhino 2cd Op $28
Felts, Narvel/Jerry Mercer Radio Rockabillies $15
Holliday, Michael *The Very Best $18 (25 tks)
Ifield, Frank * The Complete
a-side/ B-sides 3cds/64tk $30
Johnny & Hurricanes *Red River Anthology 2cds + DVD $30 60 tks
on cds + 16 tks on DVD
Kallen, Kitty Kitty Kallen Story 2cds $15
Kirby, Kathy *Comp0lete Collection 2cds 38 tks $22
Luman, Bob *Red Hot! $20 28 tks all original
Marsden, Beryl *Changes: the Story Of $20 24 tks
Phillips, Esther *The Atlantic Years $18 (Rhino) 20 tks
Presley, Elvis *From Elvis in Memphis / Back in Memphis 2cd
+ bonus tracks $20
Presley, Elvis *Elvis is Back/Something for Everybody 2cd
+ bonus tracks $20
Presley, Elvis *From Elvis in Memphis / Back in Memphis 2cd
+ bonus tracks $20
Presley, Elvis *Elvis Presley/ Elvis 2cd
+ bonus tracks $20
Richard, Cliff *Rare LP tracks 1961-1991 $18 28 tks
Richard, Cliff *Lost & Found 21 tks $18
Richard, Cliff *Cliff Sings/ Cliff 2cds + 12 bonus tracks$18
Richard, Cliff *Anthology 3cds 78 tracks early years $20
Scott, Jack *Touch Me Baby I Go Hog Wild 2cds $30
Jasmine 64 tracks...great!!
Shadows *Just About As Good as It Gets: Original
Recordings 1958-1961 66 tks 2cds $20
Shapiro, Helen * Ultimate 3cds 90 tks $30
Springfield, Dusty * Complete A & B Sides 1963-1970 2cd 41tk$28
Springfield, Dusty Anthology Great 3 cd set long out of print 77 tracks including 11 previously unissued, 36 page book. $48
Stafford, Jo/Gordon Macrae * Yesterday:The Definitive Duo 2cd $30 56tk
Stewart, Rod Complete American Songbook 4cds $10
Tornados *Ridin’ the Wind: Anthology 2cds 64 tks $28
Twinkle *Golden Lights: Special Edition $22 24 tks
Vincent, Gene Capitol Collectors Series $15 Best cd to get
Whiting, Margaret *There Goes That Song Again: The Songbook & the Legacy 4cds (Jasmine) 113 tks $40
Williams, Andy Hits from Cadence $20 18 tks Japan release
Williams, Andy *The Real 3cds 60 tks Columbia $20
Wilson, Jackie *Reet Petite: The Original Recordings 2cds $18
“He’s so Fine” + “Lonely Teardrops” +bonus tks
Choo Choo Bop 30 tracks relating to Trains $18 (Buffalo Bop)
Dead *Grim Reapers Greatest Hits (Ace UK) $30 Inc.
Jack Kittel “Psycho” Ferlin Husky “Drunken
Driver’ 24 great tracks
Essential Rockabilly *The Mercury Story 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *The Capitol Story 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *The Decca Story 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *The Sun Story 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *London American Rockabilly 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *MGM Rockabilly 2cds $18
Essential Rockabilly *Imperial Story 2cds $18
Girls Gone Rockin’ *3cds 75 tks all gals $25
Guys Allowed * 2cds A Collection of Male Vocalists of the 50s
Highlighting the Rarities $30 Charlie
Applewhite to Dickie Valentine even Tommy
Leonetti, Liberace!! and Don Cornell
Shazam *50 Guitar Busting Instrumentals $20 2cds
ROCK (*before are brand new sealed)
Bad Company Original 2cds (Elektra) 44 tks $15
Baldry, Long John * It Ain’t Easy $20 (WB/ UK) with bonus tracks
Barclay James Harvest * Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone
& Harvest Years 1968-1973 5cds $45
Batt, Mike Schizophrenia/ Tarot Suite 2cds $25
Beach Boys Greatest: Limited Edition $10 Capitol Japan
Beatles Anthology 2cds $15
Blodwyn Pig *Ahead Rings Out (EMI UK) $18 bonus tracks
Blunstone, Colin *Very Best (Epic UK) $12 Vocalist of Zombies
Bronco Country Home/ Bronco $18 (Red Fox) Uk
CCR style with jess Roden on vocals.
Brown, James Live at the Apollo Vol Ii deluxe 2cds $15
Buckingham, Lindsay Live as Bass Performance Hall cd + DVD $12
Buckingham, Linday *Seeds We Sow (Fontana) $8
Buffalo Springfield Last Tiem Around (Rhino) $12 remastered US
Cale, J J *Anthology: Anywya the Wind Blows 2cds $18
Costello, Elvis Girs Girls Girls 2cds 47 trks (Columbia) $15
Crazy Horse *The Complete Reprise Recordings $30
Rhino. Neil Young’s backing group.
Crazy World of Arthur Brown *Crazy World of Arthur Brown 2cd deluxe
Crosby & Nash *Graham Nash & David Crosby $18 debut cd
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, mick & Tich *Very best $15 (vale Dave Dee)
Deep Purple *BBC Sessions 2cds $25 (EMI UK)
Edgar Broughton *Harvest Years 1969 to 1973 6 complete
albums on 4 cds $38
Electric Light orchestra *Harvest Years 3cds $30 Lynne & Wood
Faithfull, Marianne * A Collection of Best Recordings(Island)$10
Foreigner *Anthology 2cds (Rhino) $15
Franklin, Aretha *Take It Like You Give It/ Soul Sister $15 2on1
Free *Fire & Water Deluxe edition 2cds $28
Free Molten Gold: The Anthology 2cds (A&M) $15
Gallagher & Lyle *Best 20 tks $15
Gaye, Marvin *50 $25 3cds Japan with 50 hits inc. duets.
Hayward, Justin *Classic Blue $20 (Fabulous cd in which Justin
appears with Mike Batt and performs his
interpretations of pop standards. His version
of “Macarthur Park” is brilliant.
Hollies *The Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years 6cds 158
tks, $45 All the recordings w. Graham Nash.
Hollies *Greatest Hits 2cds $15 47 tks
Its a Beautiful Day *It’s a Beautiful Day/ Marrying Maiden 2cd $20
Jackson Five Anthology 2cd +32 pg booklet $15
Jethro Tull *Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973-1991
2cds (Crysalis UK ) $18
Jethro Tull *This Was 2cd 40th Anniversary Edition $25
Jethro Tull * Best of Acoustic Tull $15
John, Elton Goodbye Yellowbrick Road deluxe edition
2cds + 28 pg book SACD hybrid (plays all cds)
John, Elton/ leon Russell *The Union CD + DVD $28 very limited ed. With
Jones, Booker T *The Road from mmephis $12 guest Lou Reed.
Juicy Lucy *Who Do You Love: The Anthology $20
Kaleidoscope *The Epic Recordings 3cds $30 (US version w.
Kantner, Paul *Paul Kantner’s Wooden Ships Live 3cds $18
Kinks * Kinks Kontroversy Deluxe 2cds edition $22
Lowe, Nick *Quiet Please: New Best 2cd + DVD $35 49 tks
McGuiness Flint *The Capitol Years (EMI) $18
Magna Carta *Tomorrow Never Comes: Anthology 1969-
2006 2cds $25 (Repertoire)
Mamas & Papas *Best (MCA UK) $10
Manfred Mann *Very Best of Manfred Mann & Manfred Mann’s
Earth Band 2cds $28
Marino, Frank Real Live Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush2cd $15
Metallica Live S*it, Binge, Purge 3cd+2dvd $25
Monkees *The Works 3cds 68 tracks (Rhino) vale Davy!
Nazareth * The Anthology 2cds $25 2hrs 35 min.
Newman, Randy *Live in London cd + dvd $20
1910 Fruitgum Company Best of $18 28 tks (Repertoire)
Otway, John * Patron Saint of Losers: The Anthology2cd $20
Outlaws *Best $10
Pratt, Andy * Andy Pratt (CBS Japan) $20
Procol Harum *Best of Then & Now $18
Queensryche *Operation Mindcrime cd +DVD $25
Rafferty, Gerry *City to City 2cds collector’s edition $25
Despite its fabulous sax solo being the defining
moment, the track was originally going to
feature guitar. This has remastered versions of
the album plus unissued inc. the guitar version
Rafferty, Gerry *City to City/ Night Owl $18 2 on1 1
Ramones Anthology:Hey Ho let’s Go $18 2cd + 80pg
hardbound book (Rhino) $20
Reid, Terry *Super Lungs: Complete Studio Recordings
1966-69 2cds was gonna be Led Zep singer.
REO Speedwagon *Hi Infidelity 30th anniversary 2cds ed. $25
Scaggs, Boz *My Time Anthology 1968-1997 2cds $20
Includes his masterful “Loan Me a Dime” with
Duane Allman on guitar.
Slade *Slade Box: Anthology 1969-1991 4cds $40
Souther, J D *Border Town: Very Best $20 2cds
Springsteen, Bruce The Rising $10 deluxe bound book version
Stewart, Rod *Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury
Studio recording 3cds 5 albums all great $35
Stewart, Rod *Storytelleer: Complete Anthology 1964-1990
4cds 64 tracks $25
Stranglers * UA Singles 1977-1982 3cds $25
Supertramp *Retrospectacle: The Supertramp Anthology
Sutherland Brothers/Quiver *Very Best (Sony UK) $15
Ten Years After *The Chrysalis Years 1969-1972 3cds $40
Trower, Robin * Farther on Up the Road: Chrysalis Years
1977-1983 3cds $40
Trower, Robin *A Tale Untold: Chrysalis Years 1973-76
3 cds $40
Wackers *Hot Wacks (Elektra) $15
Walsh, Joe Look What I Did: The Anthology 2cds $18
Who *Quadrophenia 2cds deluxe $25
Wilson., Dennis *Pacific Ocean Blue 2cds Legacy Edition $25
Wood, Roy * Music Book:Roy Wood’s Greatest Songs $28
2cds (Harvest UK)
Wyman, Bill *A stone Alone: olo Anthology 1974-2002 2cd
All Good Clean Fun 3cd Liberty UK $30
Book a Trip * The Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records $18
Brief History of the Bonzos *$18 A collection of original 19202 jazz &
novelty songs that were performed by the
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah + 48 og booklet $30 Band
Concert for Bangla Desh George Harrsion & Friends 2cds $20
My Mind Goes Highg * Psychedelic Nuggets from the WEA Vaults $20
Nuggets:*Original Artifacts from the First Psychedelic Era $18 27 tks
Punk & new Wave Anthems * (EMI) 101 tracks 5 cds $30
Punk & New Wave Anthems #2 * (EMI) 100 tracks 5 cds 2012 $30
Refugees An Anthology of the famous Charisma Label
Sixties Down Under Vol 1 (Raven) $15
Sixties Down Under Vol 2 (Raven) $15
Spirit of Joy Polydor Underground 1967-1974 3cds +
48 page book $30
Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal Island Anthology 1967-1972 3cds
+ 48 pg book $30
Whole Lot of Rainbows Soft Pop Nuggets from WEA Vaults $20
Wow That Was the 70s; 8cds from EMI Holland 71/2 hrs $35
Basically we are unable to order books, part of the closed shop situation that exists but acquire new copies of many which we are able to purchase from reviewers. It does mean we often have only one copy so don’y dally. It is first in first served.
“Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player” Programme for the Chet Atkins Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Large size, glossy. 96 pages $18
“Twentieth century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins” by Diane Diekman
Hardcover 288 pgs $35 Possibly the most versatile country music singer ever. Anyone who has read the newsletters for a while would realise my favourite Marty track is the gunfighter song “Mr Shorty”. It seems his brother was only 5’4” tall and Marty would call him Shorty. He would reply, ‘That’s Mr Shorty to you”. The rest is history.
“Jim Reeves: His Untold Story: The Life and Times of country Music’s Greatest Singer” Soft back 662 pages(!) Mighty volume which leaves no stone unturned. Seems Jim was a mad womaniser..he was also a pretty lousy pilot. The rest is in these pages.
“Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built” $30 266 pg hardcover. By Nathan Gibson with Don Pierce (founder) One of the most influential label with easily the biggest bluegrass catalogue of the 50s and 60s. It was also the place where George Jones started. Lots of anecdotes, behind the scenes and artist interviews.
“Shania Twain: From This Moment On” $20 424 page hardcover story of the most successful woman in country music history. This is the all new autobiography from Dec 2011. Also “Shania Twain: The Biography” by Ribin Egagr 370 pg softcover $4
“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” by Jack Isenhour. Phew, lengthy title . Hardcover 207 pages and a must for George Jones fans $15
“Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin’s Progressive Country Music Scene.” 174 pages hardcover by Travis D Stimeling $15
“Nashville Chrome” by Rick Bass 256 page hardcover $20 What Chet Flippo did with his epic book on Hank Williams (ie writing from Hank’s own perspective) so foes Bass with this story of the Browns.
“The Words and Music of Dolly Parton: The Praeger Singer- Songwriter Collection” Hardcover 178 page by Nancy Cardwell. $30. Expensive list price book, but excellent in that it focuses more on the musical side of Dolly with discussion of her best albums, songs and her standing as one of country music’s greatest songwriters.
“Beanblossom:The Brown Country Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals” 248 softcover $18 A must for fans of bluegrass, and arguably bluegrass music’s greatest festival.
“Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J D Crowe” $20 240 pages softcover. Exxplores the career of J D Crowe, one of the most influential bluegrass artists who gave starts to many of the most influential modern bluegrass artists such as Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs etc and also Keith Whitley, a detailed discussion of his contributions and demise makes fascinating reading. Proof edition $15
“Patsy Cline: The Making of An Icon” by Douglas Gomery 398 page softcover $25. Lots of anecdotes and also lots of musical discussion.
“Right By Her Roots: American Women & Their Songs” Jewely Hight $18 Softcover 236 pages Lucinda Williams/ Julie Miller/ Victoria Williams/ Michelle Shocked/ Mary Gauthier/ Ruthie Foster/ Elizabeth Cook/ Abigail Washburn.
“If You Like the Beatles: We’d Love to Turn You On” $15 Bruce Plooock . Softcover 216 pg Starst with the simple premise of the title and progresses with their influences and everything that came after.
“Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen” Jimmy McDonough $28 hardcover 430 pages
“River of No Return:Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He
Loved” by Jeffrey Buckner Ford The ever jocular Ernie had hidden demons
and this bio by his eldest son leaves no stone unturned.
“A Goodnatured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry” by Charles K Wolfe 312 pg hardcover $20 One of the greatest of the Country music writers with a must have insight into the formative artists of country music’s greatest institution.
“Country Music Goes to War” edited by Charles K Wolfe. $15 250 pgs softcover. Lost of contributing essayists inc. Aussie Andrew Smith with the influence of the Civil War. Others contributing include Don Cusic, Ivan Tribe, and of course Charles Wolfe himself.
“The Country Reader: 25 Years of the Journal of country Music” $15 Forward by Chet Flippo, edited by Paul Kingsbury 323 poages softcover. Best of the best magazine ever with contributions from Nick Tosches, Bob Allen, Charles Wolfe, Douglas Green, Greil Marcus etc.
“Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parson and His Cosmic American Music” David Neyer Hardcover 558 pages $22 or softcover $15. The almost Godlike figure who began with teh Byrds and Flying Burrito Bothers, introduced Emmylou Harris to the world and turned teh Rolling Stones on to country music. Don’t miss out.
“Pride: The Charley Pride Story” Charley Pride with Jim Henderson 300 pages softcover $18
“Yes Lord, I’m Comin’ Home!:Country Music Stars Share Their Stories of Knowing God”. $18 by Lesley Sussman (a guy btw who looks incredibly like Billy Bob Thornton...well I think he does) Soem really juicy bits about those who filled their lives with drugs and alcohol abuse until they found God...eg Glen Campbell & Larry Gatlin.hardcover 286 pg
Music City Reader 2005: Great Writings on Country and Bluegrass Music: Edited by Randy Rudder 223 softcover $8
“Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach & Hill and Range Songs” 304 pg softcover One of the giants of the publishing industry...a steal $10
“In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers” Charles Wolfe $18
146 page softcover by this masterful writer. It does concentrate on their music in the second half and their life in the first half.
“The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country Music’s Big Boom” Patsy Bale Cox 334 pgs hardcover $18 The greatest selling artist in country music history...make your own mind up what you think of him.
Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain; Tales of Romance & Tragedy” by Robery K Oermann $28 402 pg hardcover The best of the Nashville based authors. Lots of anecdotes wriiten in a hard-to-put-down style. Covers many of the greats wit ha particularly fine piece on Emmylou Harris.
“Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank” by Susan Masino hardcover
257 page Good read especially about the slightly crazed Sheldon. Aka Hank III. $20
“Hank Thompson: My Side of Life: Teh Biography” by Warren Rice $25 Nice glossy softcover 292 pages by possibly the most intelligent of all the country artists. Hank’s recall and anecdotes make this a must read and he doesn’t gloss over the groupies and the sexual appetite of the Brazos Valley Boys, Very entertaining.
“Hank Snow: The Singing Ranger” $38 hardcover as new...Hank with Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. Hard cover 560 pages. Hank tells of his career from his early days in Canada where he had to travel for several days to record one song, through to his international success. This is extremely hard to get.
“Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Biy” by Elizabeth Schlappi 321 pages softcover $20 1993 update of her famed biography. Roy certainly never had any problems with self esteem.
“Memories: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery” with Tom Carter hard cover 278 pages $18 by the most influential media man (radio and later television) in country music history. Lots of great anecdotes.
“Alan Lomax: the Man Who recorded the World: A Biography” by John Szwed Hardcover 438 pages. $28 The detailed bio of the famed field recordist who followed in the footsteps of his father John Lomax and found Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie among others, whilst remaining sympathetic to the plight of the underdog.
“DeFord Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music” by David C Morton with Charles Wolfe $20 softcover 200 pages one of the first stars of the Opry and the harmonica player supreme and the difficulties of being a black man in what is generally not considered a black man’s genre. Some fascinating insights not only on DeFord but America in general.
“Lefty Frizzell: The Honky Tonk Life of Country Music’s Greatest Singer” by Daniel Cooper $28 324 pages hardcover warts and all bio of the man who influenced so many others, notably Merle Haggard.
“A Satisfied Mind: The Country Music Life of Porter Wagoner” by Steve Eng $35 hardcover 464 pages. Doesn’t hold back. Porter of course was known as a bit of a womanizer (an understatement) as well as one of country music’s most charismatic performers.
“Willie Nelson: An Epic Life” by Joe Nick Patoski 567 page hardcover $25 Life was not always easy for the Nelson family. Great book which explores the myths and legends of Willie.
“My Country: 50 Musicians on God, America and the Songs They Love” by Melanie Dunea $22 large style coffee table book 224 pages hardcover. She profiles 50 country music icons each with fascinating profiles and photographs (one of which shows Roseanne Cash laughing...I thought glum was her only face but I was wrong). They are all asked a series of questions one of which is to name a song they wish they had written. The great David Allan Coe nominates “Chiselled in Stone” whilst Taylor Swift comes up with “The Good Stuff” by Kenny Chesney...now I ask you, who would you pick??
“The Country Music Pop Up Book” by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame $28 This is fabulous. You open it up and up pops the Ryman Auditorium. You slip the tab on top and you can view inside. Incredible detail. There’s also Jimmie Rodgers guitar and Cain’s Ballroom in Oklahoma wher Bob Wills got his start. There are countless little pullout and at the back is a drawer which pulls out to give a large foldout out poster of rare record labels. A booklet on the Country Music Hall of Fame with all inductees, a series of 8 postcards, a Htach Print company fan and more. There are little buttons to press and you will here Bob Wills proclaim “that’s San Antonio Rose”. Amazing? Yes , and then some. Large coffee table book.
“Country Music: The People, Places and Moments That Shaped the Country Sound” $30 Ultra large coffee table book 340 pages. Richard Carlin with photography by Raeanne Rubinstein. Each part of the Country Music history is beautifully covered with wonderful presentation and featuring things I have never seen before. Very heavy and very impressive.
“American Roots Music” edited by Robert Santelli, Holly George-Warren, Jim Brown. Based on teh PBS Tv series this is a large coffee table book 20 pages with ultra rare photos, including a very young BB King on the cover.Has Cajun, folk gospel, blues, country, you name it. Beautifully presented. Looks just great.
“Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon” by Harvey Kubernik $35 Huge book 368 pages, covers the West Coast Laurel Canyon scene. Great presentation and anecdotes. Of course the biggest artist to emerge were the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell. Graham Nash who was Joni Mitchell’s squeeze at the time recounts of the vase, the expensive vase that the normally frugal Ms Mitchell purchase....and how he puts the flowers in teh vase she bought yesterday...great songs stem from simple things. Superb coffee table book.
“Country Music Who’s Who 1972” $40 excellent annual that was published by Thurston Moore. Bound similarly to what an encyclopedia would have been, with gold title on bound deep maroon faux leather cover. The book is in section but would be 400 or so pages. There are special sections on Charlie Poole, Uncle Dave Macon and Jimmie Rodgers. Lots of advertisements and a great Who’s who section with some real obscurities. The book is in exceptional shape but for some reason on teh back cover is stuck a bulletin from “The First Atari Club of Spokane”...now tha tis pretty ccool in itself. You may be alble to get ut off but it will come with it attached.
“Heartaches By the Number; Country Music’s Greatest Singles’ Bill Friskics- Warren & David Cantwell $25 Large softcover with the author’s
selections bound to cause some angst. 286 pages. Some selections are indeed bold.
“Honky Tonk Heroes: A Photo Album of country Music” $15 by Raeanne Rubinstein. Raeanne is one of the best rock photographers but less known that Annie Lebowitz...is an extreme Jewish name compulsory for great photographers?? She is perhaps best known in that area as taking the Steely Dan album cover picture of “Pretzel Logic”, BUT she is an equally renowned country photographer and this 154 page book has some amazing ones, especially of Johnny And June and Loretta & Mooney plus a great “hair” shot of Charlie Rich. This came out in the 70s and is an ex library book.
“Billy Joel: The Life & Times of An Angry Young Man” 272 page harcover by Hank Bordowitz $18 Great biography of the Piano Man.
“Bob Dylan: the Essential Interviews” edited by Jonathan Cott 446 page hardcover 30 interviews from 1962 to 2004 including the Rolling Stone magazine and famed Playboy interviews. $22
“The Chittlin’ Circuit” by Preston LaRoy Auterbach 320 pages softcover $18 Proof copy focussing on the difficulties experienced by black performers across all genres including Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Johnny Ace etc
“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life & Times of Warren Zevon” by Crystal Zevon 452 page hardcover. The sad tale of the singer-songwriter from his ex-wife but friend till the end.
“Nearest Faraway Place” by Timothy White 416 pages $22 Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the southern California Experience. Best book ever on the Beach Boys and their self destructive ways.
“Piaf: A Bipgraphy” by Monique Lange 256 page large soft cover book covering the warts and all career of the most influential European female vocalist ever....the Little Sparrow. $18
“ Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters” edited by Paul Maher jnr. 2011 book Softcover 466 pages starting with 1973 interview for “Folk Scene” magazine through to 2008. Fascinating. $20
“Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period” $18 hardcover 240 pages. Michelle Mercer. Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” is often voted as the greatest female folk album of all time. In depth look at her music and the lady and her many relationships, mostly with famous guys.
Last of the Proper Boxes $18 each 4 cds + book.
Acuff, Roy King of country Music
Brown, Milton Daddy of Western swing
Carter Family Country Folk
Foley, Red Hillbilly Fever
Poole, Charlie The Essential (3cd)
Tubb, Ernest The Texas Troubadour
From Boppin’ Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly
Hillbilly Hula (JSP label) $20
Hittin’ on All Six: History of the Jazz Guitar
Roots of Bob Dylan (3cd)
Stompin’ Singers & Western Swingers
With My Little Ukulele in my Hand
That’s it folks, any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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Hope you enjoyed reading and more importantly found something you couldn’t live without.
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