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December 2012 Newsletter
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DECEMBER 2012 Newsletter
Yesterday & Today Records
P.O. Box 54
Ph: (02) 95311710
Email: [email protected]
Postage: 1cd/ 2cd $3/ 3-5 $8 Australia post has bucked the trend and increases prices at least 3-4 times a year. Don’t worry about inflation. They will create inflation.
It is a little late but there was a lot to include and you will find that the BOX SETS listings are much more user friendly in their setting out. We are here between Christmas and New Year. Have no hesitation in calling over the holiday period. If you get the recorded message please leave a message.
There are a lot of fine new albums and I dare say the album of the year may come from one of these. Any questions? Please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to hearing from you.
Wesley Dennis “Country Enough” $28 Some artists don’t make it easy for themselves do they? Wesley lives somewhere like Indiana and yet sells his cds ...or rather doesn’t sell his cds...out of Canada. A great artist with a fine voice and more than a passing nod to the wonderful Mel Street. This is as good if not better than his two previous albums, “Wesley Dennis” and “Country to the Core”. The first was on Mercury and the second was an independent with the same brilliant marketing stategy he employs on his latest. But who is he to be told. Wesley has written 7 of the album’s 14 tracks and all are fine. I really like the witty “The Dog Won’t Hunt”. One of the non-Wes songs is “Brotherly Love” and he does an excellent version with Brian Mallery, another fine singer. His own “A Month of Sundays” is a classic and his voice owes more than a touch to Mel Street. It is hard to say but I didn’t really like his version of Mel’s big hit “Lovin’ on Back Streets” as Wesley is joined by his mother on this track and whilst it may seem harsh to say it is about as good as the track Iris Dement had her mother sing on her “Infamous Angel” album...in other words it isn’t. But we should feel grateful we have this album. Nornally I don’t like songs that preach “how country” the singer or the song is but the title of the track is great as Wes does a career summary in song. Excellent stuff. And please, don’t dally...a Wes in the hand is worth two in Canada....or something like that, in other words don’t chance it is going to be around long.
Tim Culpepper “Pouring Whiskey on Pain” $28 Some artists don’t make it easy for themselves Part II. This may be album of the year but no thanks to the clowns promoting it. They essentially promoted it as if out...sending out bits to radio stations in the first half of the year yet it was only pressed October Again...take my word...this may be album of the year. He has a voice which is reminiscent of the likes of Mark Chesnutt and I would go as far as to say “One More For the Road” will remind a lot of Chesnutt’s classic “Too Cold at Home”. Many of the songs are by Elbert West, a fine artist in his own right BUT Tim is the vastly superior vocalist. In fact all 11 songs are originals and all have a very late 80s sound bout them...they compare more than favourably with the best Ricky Van Shelton, Alan Jackson or Randy Travis had to offer. “Pouring Whiskey On Pain” is a song I thought I have heard before...maybe it is just that good. What a classic opening 4 lines that sets the scene perfectly:
I got a box-set of Hag, a 3-finger glass
The honky tonk aspects couldn’t be better. The album is a gem. Tim
Culpepper is a star. 13 tracks of delightful and pure country.
Sweethearts of the Rodeo “Restless” Cold Trade Records Sisters Janis and Kristine Oliver (Janis of course was married to Vince Gill but has reverted to the maiden “Oliver”) had great success in the early 90s when on Columbia with a jaunty style that approached rockabilly on many occasions. They then made a couple of bluegrass flavoured albums on Sugar Hill which were also well received. They have limited themselves to a single concert per year at the Bluebird cafe since then. They also had a clothing store in Hendersonville, Tennessee...not sure if they still do. Anyway the new album mixes elements of both BUT the title track is an all out cracker and could have easily been on their first album. Nashville guitar wiz Kenny Vaughan is featured throughout as is Al Perkins. Producer, Dave Pomeroy is also a much in demand bass player. Richard Bennett, one of the best guitarists going makes some fine contributions such as the almost Duane Eddy like intro on the opener “You Can’t Hold Me Back”. Great harmonies, in fact excellent throughout. Interesting the track “Maybe Tonight” is shown as a co-write between Janis Oliver and Vince Gill and can’t help wondering when it was written. “Too Little Too Late” is a smacking little rockabilly number. For a change of pace “Hopeless Rose” is a ballad about a person of tehe same name. Co-writer is Jon Randall (now adding his real surname “Stewart” back on to his name). “Going to Kentucky” reverts to the uptempo style with some nice flourishes on dobro (Al Perkins). Nice album, a great album in fact and I would almost play a track from John Anderson’s “Wild & Blue” for Vince Gill....”You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine”...as Janis looks very hot!! Sorry, had to put that in!!
Time Jumpers “The Time Jumpers” $28 I have always offered Vince Gill's "The Key" as an example of how good major label country music can be,even in the rank pop driven times of today. It does goes back a bit now (1998) but Vince has on the 3-4 tracks he is featured as lead vocalist actually made this a mini-Key if you like. Stunning Nashville sound recreated. I'd even go as far as saying "Three Sides to Every Story" is (hard to believe) better than anything on "The Key". BUT..there is more. Vince is one of 4 vocalists. The delightful Dawn Sears, her husband Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green (of Riders in the Sky) provide wonderful variety in the vocal department and the instrumentation from the likes of Kenny Sears and Joe Spivey on fiddle and Paul Franklin on steel is faultless and thrilling....they actually do solos...and not the 3 second variety that major label artists throw in to suggest they are performing country music. Their previous "Live at Station Inn" had slightly different personnel (I do miss wonderful vocalist Carolyn Martin) and was more a western swing album, whereas this is a country album with just a little swing thrown in. If you are serious about REAL country music this cd is for you.
Leona Williams “By George”$28 Old George is the song that leads off Leona’s George Jones tribute cd, a great Leona original which leads to 13 classic George Jones covers. Leona has been referred to by no less a person than George himself as the best female vocalist going and her interpretations are just grand.
Janis Martin “Banco Sessions”
James Hand “Mighty Lonesome Man” $28 First in a while and lo and behold his best yet. So good and with every track bar one written by our hero. If Norman Wade, Vernon Oxford and co are your favourites you can guarantee James Hand will be too. Most of the songs are of medium tempo but it is the wonderful story song “Old Man Henry” that many will turn to and why wouldn’t you. It is somewhat unusual. Over 5 minutes long but you become riveted from the outset. It is very much like the opening bit of “He Stopped Loving Her Today’ in the sense that song had a very long intro before reaching the chorus...except that James doesn’t have a chorus. It is brilliantly carried off and whilst with the Jones comparison even sounds a bit like George. Is it a true story?? The album has great instrumentation with some of the best Texas has to offer...Bobby Flores/ Alvin Crow/ Cindy Cashdollar/ Earle Poole Ball. I think James will be lining up for album of the year.
Kal Fields Shane Worley)/ Kowbelle “Our Red Cross” $20 It features songs all by writer Lou Ross....perhaps for a songwriter project. What elevates this is that “Kal Fields” is actually Shane Worley so take advantage to get this new Shane Worley for a song. The stitle song is about the tornados that struck Chattanooga (just south of Nashville) in 2011 and the random way they choose their victims. Lou Ross is not as good a songwriter as Mike Headrick, Shane’s usual mentor but worthwhile nonetheless. Though with that I will say Shane elevates the album beyond what another vocalist would have and there is one fine honky tonk.
Jamey Johnson “Living for a Song: Hank Cochran Tribute Album” $25 Jamey is one of the few t voice of true country on a major label today. BUT whilst he is there ther may be hope that the sheer awfulness of Taylor Swift and co will just go away and vanish off the face. 16 duets (or tri-ets...when there are 3 involved.]) Includes Haggard, Emmylou, Ray Price , Willie, Bobby Bare, etc The final track actually features Hank himself. Jamey has a respect for the traditions as well as being somewhat a rebel. Emmylou joins Jamey on “Don’t Touch Me” which was a hit for his then wife, Jeannie Seely. George Strait joins for a rare duet on “The Eagle”, the title of one of Waylon’s Epic label albums. Great to hear Leon Russell on “Way to Survive”, which also features Vince Gill. If only there were a dozen more like him!!
My Darling Clementine “How Do You Plead” $28 This is stunningly good but with a twist. Some tracks perfectly capture the essence of Gram Parsons’ two albums with Emmylou Harris, “Reserved For Me & You” in particular is just grand. It is all original songs as well mainly written by Michael Weston King and several by Lou Dalgleish and several co-writes. She (Lou) in the solo parts sounds a little like a powerful voiced version of Olivia Newton-John...and I mean that in a very complimentary way. He (Michael) comes across as a little like a more countrier version of Elvis Costello. Now the twist...they are English. Country Music People called this the greatest English country album ever and whilst that magazine is famed for gross exaggeration and overpraise that is not the case here. It is that good. Nice packaging and 15 tracks. There are classic duets featuring classic country songs that sound as though they were from the classic period of country music. It would be hands down album of the year except it came out end of 2011 and whilst the Swedish Cowboy would excuse his way around that one I won’t. I’d just say it is good as anything that has been released in the past 5 years.
Teea Goans “That’s Just Me” $28 This has the classic Nashville sound and Teea is a wonderful vocalist female vocalist. Reminds a little of likes of Marsha Thornton, Mandy Barnett and for those that bought Amy Francis it will also have great appeal. Style + substance. Who would have ever thought Kristofferson’s “Nobody Wins” as a vehicle for the Nashville sound ...stunning actually. This is a mix of originals and covers. Larry Gatlin’s “I’ve Done Enough Dying today” may be the best track, as Teea wrings every bit of emotion out of it. A touch of strings adds to the Nashville sound. A wonderful wonderful song. Byron Hill’s “The World’s Biggest Fool” shows her upbeat side, where she reminds a bit of Dawn Sears. “That’s Just me Loving You” is a duet with Jamie Dailey, a member of Bluegrass Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson’s group but this is pure country. He should make a country album as he is superb on this. So friends, an album with a lot of variety and a great singer doing the hnours.
Red Jenkins ‘Cheatin’ Heart Motel” $30 featured track “Drink My Wife Away”....of course a David Allan Coe song (with Miss Leslie)...we have our Swedish Cowboy and this is another Swedish Cowboy who has made a wonderful duet album, produced by Texan Bill Green, a fine artist in his own right. Honestly the duet partners reads like a list of Yesterday & Today Records favourite artists...Tony Booth, Johnny Bush, Billy Mata, Jake Hooker, Justin Trevino, Darrell McCall, Amber Digby, Bobby Flores etc. Final track is a little different...a tribute to Doug Sahm, performed with Doug’s long time cohort Augie Meyers. 18 tracks in all. Red really doesn’t have much trace of an accent at all, even if he is a herring chomper. He actually used to record as “Redneck Jenkins”. We have 5 of his albums available. The others are:
1. Neon Bible: The Texas Hoonky tonk Testament $39
2. The Bartender $30
3. Hank & Jack $30
4. Trucker’s Paradise $30
Will Bannister “Turn Back Time” $28”. His previous album was popular and this is even better...much better. He has a wonderful slightly adenoidal voice and is also an excellent writer having been responsible for 10 of the 11 songs, the exception being the title track, credited to Colt Banister so assumedly all in the family. The wonderful Texas steel guitar player Tommy Detamore is in great touch. The two favourite tracks both have place names in the title, “She’s Somewhere in Texas Tonight” and “I Wonder Who’s in Denver”, the first uptempo and the latter a great one to feature Will’s very distinctive drawl. He is the type who would have been a real star in the early 90s, at least as far as the majors go. “Fiddle Man” is a jaunty conclusion to a great album.
Darrell McCall, Tony Booth & Curtis Potter “Survivors II” $28 This is second cd on Heart of Texas label. How can you not love it?? One selection will be familiar to a lot of you and that it is a cover of the favourite track by Billy Mata, “If This Was Texas”., a track so amazingly catchy that you would wonder why it wasn’t a big hit. Mind you I will warn you, you may wake up in the night and find it going round in your head. Their voices are similar but easily identifiable so it is fun to try and pick out who is doing what. Most of the album is high on the shuffles. The Swedish Cowboy’s learned thoughts:
“We live in fantastic times! If this had been issued 30 years ago it would have been the album of the century, but nowadays we are spoiled by Heart Of Texas Records and Justin Trevino with albums of this caliber every month or two. This is much better than Hot Texas Country by McCall & Bush and Texas Dance Hall Music by Ray Sanders, McCall and Potter, and those albums were the best we had ever heard when they were issued some 30 years ago” Suffice to say “Heart of Texas” is also our favourite label,
Tony Booth “Old School” $28 Wonderful singer influenced by Ray Price and Buck Owens and always great and this, his latest on Heart of Texas label is no exception. There are 4 songs co-written by Dave Lindsay and Tony tends to shy away from
Overly familiar covers and this is no exception. I had never heard Jim reeves do “Little Old Dime” (something not in his usual style you’d expect from Jim). We are even treated to a duet with Willie on Willie’s tune “How Long Is Forever”. Tony is a terrific singer and has a very distinguished look...could be the hillbilly president if they had such an inkling.
Ronny Elliott “I’ve Been Meaning to Write” $25 First in a while from this Florida based artist, a favourite of many Yesterday & Today Records customers over the years because of his unique style. Someone hearing him for the first time may say there’s a bit of Johnny Cash, a bit of Tom Waits etc but we’d say it was 100% Ronny. Great story songs none better than “Handsome Harry the Hipster” the story of 40s singer Harry Gibson. Always great.
Kelly Spinks “ Right Out of this World” $28 You wish hard enough for anything and it comes. I was telling Big Bad John that another album from kelly Spinks would be grand and lo & behold here it is. His voice has deepened a little and it is pretty safe to say he bears more of a resemblance to Mark Chesnutt than ever especially on the wonderful “Who’s the Stranger at Our Door”. Cheating and barroom songs are in prominence and he handles them superbly. Just for the traditionalists he nails Stony Edwards’ wonderful tale of “almost being a heel” on “Two Doillar Toy”. Then it is back to “Barmaids & Barstools” and a great workout on “Texas Fiddle Man” , which I think was done by the great Alvin Crow. As good as his previous two albums were, I would say this was better.
Karen Collins “No Yodelling on the Radio” $28 Classic honky tonk. The title song is a lament about the changing passage of time and its effect on music. “Mama’s in a Honky Tonk Downtown’ features band member Geff King, who was a member of the great indie group Honky Tonk Confidential. Great song in which he tells his kids all about their errant Mama. This is just a great cd. “I’m a Walkin’ Advertisement for the Blues” is very Loretta Lynn inspired and you can’t get much more of a recommendation that that. The great “Salvation Saloon” is classic honky tonk. Great album with good songs.
Gary P Nunn “One Way or Another” $28 Very popular Texan with his own unique style. Has lot of fans hooked on it. Does story songs intertwined with Teaxs two steps. Formerly with Jerry Jeff Walker and over the years has more than held his own with his ex boss!
Sleepy LaBeef “Rides Again” DVD $35 First ever dvd recorded in Nashville in 2012 under the direction of Dave Pomeroy features 17 performances interconnected by recaps and anecdotes of his career.
Leyla Fences “Itty Bitty Twang Twang” $28 Not sure whether the title is approved or not but Leyla is the real deal, a genuine honky tonker with a rustic quality that really compares to the first couple of Miss Leslie albums, though Leyla cracks a smile or two so she is one up on the sombre one. There is a lot of humour, “Trophy Wife” being about the surgically enhanced numbers. Lots of upbeat stuff but she also has a few ballads. The “Next Time” has classic country written all over it. She also writes the songs as well as singing them. The Cosmic Cowboy loves this album.
Lawrence Reynolds This is a tad complicated...Mike Headrick, who owns the rights to the fabulous recordings of Lawrence Reynolds (may Lawrence RIP) has brought out a new album of outtakes and at the same time adjusted the tracks on “He Comes From Alabama” so that the 2 albums are roughly even as far as tracks go. So for those who already have the “He Comes from Alabama” (as per first listing below) we will work out some deal if you want to get both 2&3 listed below. Whatever I will say that Lawrence, an all time Top 5 indie (As per the first listing) is a honky tonk delight. The outtakes are varying in quality but the best are as good as anything on the original album. Yes, he is the same guy who had a pop hit with “Jesus Is a Soul Man” the song about a Mexican waiter who was a big fan of James Brown...NO!!!) but these country recordings are just a delight. Sensational in fact.
“He Comes from Alabama” (how it was...have a couple in rarities)
2.He Comes from Alabama
3.That Old Red River
4.My Heart Won't Leave Me Alone
5.Haggard and Jones
7.I Hope You Choke
8.Hell Must Be Like Today
9.High as Bill Monroe
10.Never Look Back
11.Them Old Hank Williams Songs
12.Watch Me Die
13.She Won't Talk to Me
14.Mama Sure Loves You
15.There Ain't Enough Whiskey
16.Around the Clock
“Plain & Simple Truth” $25
1 Them Old Hank Williams Songs
2 Watch Me Die
3 She Won't Talk To Me
4 Mama Sure Loves You
5 There Ain't Enough Whiskey in Memphis
6 Round The Clock
7 Plain and Simple Truth
8 From Your Heart Back to Mine
10 Dying Leaves
12 It's You, It's Love, and It's Forever
14 Heart of the Eagle
“He Comes From Alabama” (how it now is) $25
2 Haggard And Jones
3 He Comes From Alabama
4 All of a Sudden
5 That Old Red River
6 Hell Must Be Like Today
7 My Heart Won't Leave Me Alone
8 Grandpa's Song
9 Seven Year Eyes
10 I Hope You Choke
11 Never Look Back
12 High As Bill Monroe
1. Alcohol & Heartbreak $28
2. You Drink & Drive me Crazy $28
3. Deep End of the Bottle $28
3 albums by what may be the definitive honky tonk group in the very big sub-category of “drinking songs”. And they are great at what they do. They remind a little of the Cornell Hurd Group and in Yesterday & Today speak that means about as good as you can get. All feature classic album covers, which will leave no one guessing as far as content is concerned. Like the Cornell Hurd Band there is plenty of humour. Not the dopey Nashville embarrassing “you think my tractor’s sexy” cringe thing but the good natured banter that we all love. They may not be Australian but their humour will appeal. They are no shy in including country royalty in their songs, for example “What Would George Jones Do”, “Praying in the House of Hank” and Johnny Cash Would Kick Your Ass” are from “Alcohol & Heartbreak. They are also able to use the witty play on words to great effect, eg “Shotgun Divorce” & “Alimony Is a Four Letter Word”....And for Quakers Hill Red Pete be known they are great value with heaps of tracks...17/15 & 16 respectively. They have some great instrumental subtlety too & kudos must go to accordion player Don Turner.
Heart of Texas Country Duets $28 What can we say other than the best label going today offers another gem. This is on its way and will be here when you get this. So here are the tracks. You Know it will be great
1.Pop A Top – Johnny Bush & Jim Ed Brown
2.Odds & Ends – Curtis Potter & Justin Trevino
3.Lily Dale – Darrell McCall & Willie Nelson
4.Don’t Call Me From A Honky Tonk – Tony Booth & Amber Digby
5.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Joe Paul Nichols & Norma Jean
6.Gold Watch & Chain – Justin Trevino & Jan Howard
7.You & Me & Time – Georgette Jones & George Jones
8.Mr. Right & Mrs. Wrong – Landon Dodd & Amber Digby
9.I Think We’re On To Something – Bobby G. Rice & Dottsy
10.What My Thoughts Do All The Time – Kim Murray & Tony Booth
11.Ashes Of Love – Norma Jean & Wanda Jackson
12.Slippin’ Around – Floyd Tillman & Dolly Parton
13.Put Me In Your Pocket – Frankie Miller & Mona McCall
14.The Rio Grande Run Red – Johnny Bush & Johnny Rodriquez
15.Somewhere South Of San Antone – George Hamilton IV & Tony Booth
16.I Miss My Mind The Most – Joe Paul Nichols & Curtis Potter
17.Big Blue Diamonds – Rance Norton & Justin Trevino
18.Run Woman Run – Amber Digby & Georgette Jones
19.Pictures Can’t Talk Back – Darrell McCall & Johnny Paycheck
20.We Talk About The Weather – Justin Trevino & Dottsy
Eric Strickland “Honky Tonk Till I Die” $28 Nothing we like better than a fair dinkum full on honky tonk album and when it is as good as this it is hard to beat. All the tracks are original and extremely well written. The classic “Haggard & Hell” is almost an outlaw song that Waylon would have been completely home in covering. There is a lot of instrumental variety, with “Shine Down On Me” (in particular) and several other songs featuring some great bluesy harmonica from Garry Braddy, There isa great full sound with David Evans on lead & baritone guitar having some fine duels with steel guitarist Ray Walker . A couple of truckin’ songs add to the joy. Only criticism is the dreaded hidden track. Ten tracks are listed on the cover but the 11th is actually a beauty... assumably called “Drinking Whiskey” it is about a guy trying to forget a love but finding out there is not enough whiskey for him to do so. Terrifc album..
Ken Mellons “Just What I’m Wantin’ to Do” $28 This is actually a reissue of Ken’s album “Sweet’ which wasn’t around for long, and was Ken’s best album and I might say a great addition for anyone’s collection. This adds the song “One’s a Couple”. Both he and Tracy Lawrence cut the song “Paint Me a Birmingham”, but Ken’s version was superior for mine. He has a wonderful voice which we have said in the past is reminiscent of that of Vern Gosdin...you can’t get a much better recommendation. The “Institute of Honky Tonks” is a duet with George Jones. Ken is one of the all time great ballad singers, “Can’t Make my Heart Believe” sounds like it could have been on Vern’s “Alone” album...it is that good. If you don’t have “Sweet” get this. Still trying to work out what a “Birmingham” is...a city?an artist? A style of painting??What matters though is this is tops!!
Charley Pride “ Did You Think to Pray” Music City Records $28 If there is one artist who has been poorly treated in the reissue market it is Charley Pride. This 1971 album actually won 2 Grammy Awards for Charley. Produced by Jack Clement it is generally acknowledged as one of his best. It is augmented by “Wings of a Dove” which was recorded in 1967. Let’s hope that someone jumps on the bandwagon and gets a few more Charley’s out.
Jesse Dayton “Sings Kinky” $28 Jesse Dayton is a great singer from Texas, who has occasionally been let down by choice of material. But when he gets it right he is hard to beat. This breathes life into the songs of Kinky Friedman, the Kinkster. It is a logical progression as Jesse featured in a stage play about Kinky and played the man in his heyday...was going to say when Kinky was a big star but that was wrong as Kinky was never a real star even though revered and loved. This is like having a “Pearls in the Snow” # 2.
Dottie Jack “Lighter Shade of Blue” $28 This is a last minute Christmas present. Just out and in the year’s final shipment. Dottie is sensational. Her last album was our album of the year and deservedly so. Maybe this will sneak in. Anyway it will be here when you get this. It is all new and here are the tracks. I assume “Baby That’s Cold” is the track that was done by Vern Gosdin. Wow, that should be good.
1. Kissing My Pillow
2. Because It's You
3. My Ears Should Burn(When Fools Are Talked About)
4. Our House Is Not A Home
(For It's Never Been Loved In)
5. I'll Run Right Back To You
6. Baby, That's Cold
7. I Heard You Asked About Me
8. A Lighter Shade Of Blue
9. Nobody Wins (Duet with Justin Trevino)
10. I Sure Learned A Lot From You
11. When The Tingle Becomes A Chill
12. One For You -- One For Me
1. Eddy Arnold “America’s Most Successful Country & Western Star’ $35 10 cds 200 songs Great value set from the UK with 2 cds covering the period 1945-1949 and 8 cds covering the 50s. No notes just 10 individual aleevs with writer credits. Round 8 and ½ hours. Good sound. See below in various (Rockabilly Cowboys/ Train Songs..both same series0
2. Yodelling Slim Clark “Singin’ Yodelin’ Guitar Pickin’ Cowboy songs” 2cds Jasmine $30 Canadian singer who has invoked comparisons to Wilf Carter. Firs tcd as far as I can tell and a whopping 53 tracks.
3. Country Gazette “Country Gazette Live/ The Sunny Side of the Mountain/ What a Way to Make a Living” 3 on 2 $30 Classic bluegrass inspired country rock featuring Clarence White’s brother Roalnd among their personnel.
4. Lacy J Dalton “Survivor/ Lacy J” 2on 1 $30 Don’t have to tell you how great she is. There goes the collector’s market. Them’s the breaks. “Survivor’ is one of the best album’s you will ever hear.
5. Reverend Horton Heat 25 to Life $35 CD + DVD + additional career spanning cd + 52 page book all in a nifty little box. He is a legend in the rockabilly field and has no relationship whatsoever with gospel music in spite of the name.
6. Johnny Horton “North to Alaska & Other Great Hits: The Early Album Collection” $30 Jasmine 2cds contains Johnny Horton (Dot) 1959/ The Fantastic Johnny Horton/ Sings Free & Easy/ The Spectacular Johnny Horton’ Johnny Horton Makes History”
7. Johnny Horton “Essential Recordings” 2cds 40 tracks $20 Great sound
8. Wanda Jackson “Rocking Country Style: The Early Albums Collection” 2cds Jasmine $30 contains the albums “Day Dreamin’”/ Rockin’ with Wanda”/ There’s a Party Goinn’ On” / “Right or wrong”
9. George Jones “Bartender’s Blues / Shine On” $30 2 on 1
10. Kendalls “Two Herat Harmony/ “Thank God for the Radio” $30 2 on 1 with the hoinky tonkin’ fathe r& daughter...originally on Mercury.
11. John D Loudermilk “Songs of” 2cds Jasmine UK each 32 tracks $30 The first features John himself..great vocalist...and the second has others doing his songs...also 32 tracks.
12. Ray Price “For the Good Times/I Won’t Mention It Again” 2 on 1 $30
Ray was almost a pop star...well he hit the Australian Top 40 with the title of the first album and the second cd actually brings the talley to 9 Kristofferson songs on the 2 albums.
13. Don Rondo “The Hits & More “ $28 (Jasmine” 28 tracks by 50s singer who had hit with “White Silver Sands”
14. Jean Shepard “First Lady of Country Music: The Early Album Collection” 2 cds $30 Jasmine UK contains Songs of a Love Affair/ Lonesome Love/ This Is Jean Shepard/ Got You On My Mind
15. Red Sovine: I’m the Man: a Starday Singles Anthology (Ace UK) $30 Focussed on the country stylings of Red. 24 tracks.
16. VARIOUS Drunk: 100 Smashed Hits $32 (Proper) includes 24 page book. Good to see these little gems back on the market. This covers intoxication from a blues & country perspective.
17. VARIOUS Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Songs (Proper) $32 4cds + 32 page book. Believe it there is very little duplication between this and the set below. This does cover much more early songs with quite a mix of blues & country. Hopefully will mark a re-activation of the Proper label.
18. VARIOUS Ramblers Gamblers Vagabonds And Revelers: 100 songs By & About the archetypes and architects of American Roots Music $32 (Proper) Again, another new set for mProper with emphasis on blues & country.
19. VARIOUS Rockabilly Cowboys 10 cds $35 200 songs Same as Eddy Arnold (above) This is a great set and even if you have the entire “That’ll Flat Git It” series on Bear Family there are many on here that aren’t on there. As the title would indicate it focusses on the country side of things.
20. VARIOUS Train songs 10 cds 200 tracks $35 Infinite variety and fabulous spread of styles. Favourites are Doris Day “Choo Choo Train”/ the Four Lovers “Night Train’ (what a beauty) and Laurie London “Gospel Train”...it starts with 30s country.
1. Bailes Brothers: Standing Somewhere in the Shadows: The Legendary King Sessions 1953 PLUS $32
Brothers: Remember Me: The Legendary King Sessions 1946 $32
3. Jack Bradshaw “Saturday Night special” $32 He is featured on that cd of Marvel Masters we have listed later in this newsletter and is a rockabilly come hillbilly singer well respected by collectors.
4. Billy Brown “Did We Have a Party” $32 Famed as a rockabilly singer on Columbia with classics such as “Dis We Have a Party”, “Flip Out” etc but also as the guy who first recorded Joe Allison’s “He’ll Have to Go”, of course the biggest hit for Jim Reeves. NOW, if Billy had only put his sweet lips a little closer to the phone.
5. Hank Davis “One Way Track” $32 38 tracks from a New York based singer who had some excellent rockabilly/ country sounds but never really stayed around on one label long enough to be famous. 38 tracks including the title song, the closest thing he had to a hit,
6. Bonnie Guitar “Only the Moon Man Knows: Rare Recordings 1951-1957 $32 34 tracks from the labels Morrison/ Rainier/ FAbor & Dot.
7. Merle Haggard “Troubadour” 4cds + 68 page hardcover book $180 This is Merle’s MCA years. ...111 tracks and over 6 hours. I really love Merle’s MCA period. He recorded more moody autobiographical songs and some classic albums: Back to the Barrooms/ The Way I Am/ I’m Always on a Mountain When I Fall etc and of course the gospel “Songs for the Mama Who Tried”
8. Johnny Horton “I’m a Fishing Man” DVD $35 A long time coming but the 28 track dvd was in so much demand it is not funny. Now back in stock. Includes Ozark Jubilee performances.
9. Eddie Noack “Gentleman prefer Blondes” 3cds $80 + 104 page book with a whopping 104 tracks!!. Contains original Four Star, Starday, D & Mercury Recordings. There is going to be a single cd of his later recordings (coming 2013) which has his version of the Leon Payne Classic “Psycho” on it. His hard country style was favoured by rockabilly fans even though he considered himself to be pure country.
10. Louis Prima “Louis Rocks” 30 tracks $32 which also feature his then wife, Keely Smith and Sam Butera. His signature tune “Just a Gigolo/ I Ain’t got Nobody” is of course a highlight.
11. Marty Robbins “Marty Rocks” $32 30 traccks. Marty was a great rockabilly singer and to be honest his version of “That’s All Right Mama” ransk right up there with that of Elvis. I guess it is a stretch to have the ballad “She Was Only Seventeen” but it was a great period song.
12. Red Sovine – Juke Joint Johnny: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 Was once a hard country singer! And this proves how good he was.31 tracks including 2 duets with Goldie Hill (which was his first charting hit) plus “Why Baby Why” with Webb Pierce( which was his first number 1).
13. Ernest Tubb Shows Walking the Floor Over You Part One DVD $35
14. Ernest Tubb Shows Walking the Floor Over You Part Two DVD $35 Two volumes shot in the early to mid 60s. Both are in colour and in great clarity. The first volume has quite a few performances by Willie Nelson. Gee he looked respectable. Volume 2 also has some Willie so. The Troubadours had Jack Greene and Cal Smith in their numbers at this time and both get solo spots. Tubb is at his charismatic best. The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree continues to this day. Current owner David McCormick licensed these performances.
15. I Like It Like That $32 32 track compilation God compilation wit ha lot of rarities but too bad if you want to ead the notes...they are in German. All the other cd’s notes are in English...Why Dunno??
Other Bear Family cds
1. Big Bopper “Hello Baby You KnowWhat I Like” $32 complete recordings and more, including several tribute songsplus some where the artist sing his song...ie Jayne Mansfield soing “That Makes It” 31 tracks..23 by the Bopper himself. Doug Parkinson played him in the Australian “”Buddy Holly” stage show. NO, I didn’t think it was a great choice either. Endless humour and great music.
2. Kinky Friedman “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore” $32 2 of Kinky’s otherwise unavailable 70s albums on 1 cd. Ringo Starr makes a guest appearance as God on the track “Men’s Room LA” in which he plays the part of God when he answers Kinky’s prayer when he finds the men’s room doesn’t have any toilet paper. Nope..you won’t hear Taylor Swift doing a cover of that one.
3. George Hamilton “To You & Yours: the Drugstores Rockin’” Great compilation of early ABC and RCA tracks. He had quite a few ABC hits including “A Rose & Baby Ruth”& “gee”. 32 trcaks in all. Also made several great rockabilly tracks, especially “Everybody’s Body”
4. Jerry Lee Lewis “Old Time Religion” $32. If there is such a thing as a funny gospel album this is it!! Never released until Bear Family put this cd out. He is in wonderful form. Perhaps Smash records people thought it a bit irreverent but so what..it is ...and it is Jerry Lee.
5. Porter Wagoner “Cold Hard Facts of Life” 3cds + 60 page book. It contains 6 of Porter’s classic themed RCA albums within a quad-fold digipak cover. It contains
a) Confessions of a Broken Man
b) Soul of a Convict
c) Cold Hard Facts of Life
d) Down in the Alley: Skid Row Joe
e) Bottom of the Bottle
f) Carroll County Accident
All are none less than brilliant. Porter’s peak period and then some.
6. Various: A Girl Called Johnny Cash: An Album of Tribute Songs $32
The concept is pretty simple. A collection of songs by artists singing about other artists. It starts with Gordon Terry’s great “Ballad of Johnny Cash”. Highlight though are the 10 tracks recorded by the wonderful Stoney Edwards of which only :”Han & Lefty Raised My Country Soul” was ever released. The othe r9 are just as good. Fabulous.
7. Juke Box Pearls $32 25 tracks of uptempo honky tonk style music by women, gals, females. Some you know, some you don’t. Graet concept.
8. Shit! Happens $32 Daring title...who said the Germans=s don’t have any humour. Thsi is a wonderful album...if it could be sumamrised in two words it is “bad luck” being in the wrong place at the wrong time...being the victim of bad luck. The yare songs of tragedy but all us country music fans know the artist is winking at us. Still Kleenex is recommended. Brillaintlyu illustrated by German artist Reinhard Kleist.
Still going well ******ALL REDUCED FOR CHRISTMAS”
These are the best sellers. Refer to previous newsletters for details. Just don’t miss any.
1. Garry Ash “Man in
the Moon $
2. Jason Arnold “Crazy
3. Bobby Bare “Hard
Time Hungrys/ The Winner & Other Losers 2 on 1 $
4. Blake & Kendall
Barnes “Welcome to Barnes Country” $
5. T Jarrod Bonta
“White Lines” $
6. Anita Carter
7. T Jae Christian “I
Wish I was Home”
8. T Jae Christian
“Put me Down Easy Lord”
9. Chuck Cusimano “I
Wrote This” $
10. David Ferguson
11. Amy Francis
12. Glaser, Tompall
Award Winners/ Rings & Things 2on 1 $
13. Vern Gosdin “The
Warner Years 3 on 2 Till the end (with Emmylou)/ Never My Love/ Yu’ve Got
14. Lorne Greene “The
Man” omni 27 tracks
15. Woody Guthrie: The Live Wire Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
16. George Hamilton IV
“Tribute to Luke the Drifter” $
17. Burl Ives Sweet Sad
& Salty $2
18. Jody Jenkins
CarsBars & Guitars $
19. Joey & Rory
“His & Hers” $
20. Alamo Jones “The
Voice in Black” $
21. George Jones “Grand
Tour/ Alone Again
22. George Jones
“Ragged But Right: The Starday Years Plus” 3cds
23. Grandpa Jones
“Makes the Rafters Ring/ Yodelling” Omni 2on 1
24. Grandpa Jones “
Everybody’s Grandpa/ Sings Hits From Hee Haw” Omni 2on 1 $
25. Billy Keeble “Just
for You” $
26. Billy Keeble “Sings
27. Jerry Kilgore
28. Jerry Kilgore
“Loaded & Empty” $
29. Fred Koller “Live
at Norm’s Roadhouse” $
30. McCall, C W, “Wolf
Creek Pass” Omni $
31. Bob Manning &
Honky Tonk Roadshow “Taste of Honky tonk” $
32. Bob Manning “Just
What I Wanted” $
33. Bob Manning &
Kimberly Murray “One Night Only”
34. Robert Mizzell
Early Hits 3cds
35. Kimberly Murray “Another Day of Lonely” $28
36. Mickey Newbury DVD
Live at the Hermitage 147 minutes
37. Norma Jean DVD
“Pretty LMiss Norma Jean
38. Dolly Parton “The
Fairest of Them All/ My Favorite Songwriter” Omni (2 on1 )
39. Johnny Paycheck
“Nowhere to Run: The Little Darlin’ Years 1966-1970” Omni 29 tracker
40. Bobby G Rice “Down
in Texas” (Heart of Texas)
41. Marty Robbins “My
Woman My Woman My Wife/ Marty After Midnight” 2on 1 $
42. Gena Roberts
“Shuffle Back to Me” $
43. Artie Rodriguez
“He Loves George Jones”
44. Ray Scott –
45. Roy Sludge Too
Drunk to Truck $
46. Cal Smith “My Kind
of Country/ I Just Came Home to Count theMemory” 2 on 1 Uk
47. Cal Smith “ Best of
Cal Smith” UK $
48. Hank Snow “Songs of
49. Davy Jay Sparrow
50. Stonemans “All in
the Family” Omni $
51. Mel Street “Mel
Street/ Country Soul” 2 on 1 UK $
52. Porter Wagoner “Cold
Hard Facts of Life/ Soul of a Convict” 2 on 1 Omni two fabulous RCA themed
albums on 1 $
53. Porter Wagoner
“What Ain’t to Be Just Might Happen/ Sings His Own” Omni 2 on 1 RCA classic
54. Mike Alan Ward
55. Hank Williams “Lost
56. Hank Williams III
“Long Gone Daddy” $
57. Various COUNTRY
58. Various DEATH (Ace
UK) 24 tks
Part I. These are truly some of the finest country cds ever. All are long out of print. We don’t ever knock back the opportunity of getting these as we know one day . v the opportunity will not be there, so occasionally we get a few more of some things. This time round I am culling a few and guess what..you are the winner. This is the deal...on all in Part 1 Buy 1 $20/ Buy 2 $18 ea/ Buy 3
or more $15 each. Don’t miss out. These are classics.
1=$20 2=$18ea 3+=$15ea...Part 1 only
Atkins/Reed “Sneakin’ Around” Chet’s3rd album with Jerry Reed is full of great picking & the wonderful interplay of the first two. “Gibson Girl” is a great song about a guitar though it takes a while before you can cotton on to that.
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins “Simpatico” 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.
Jann Tell Me Why
Cartwright, Lionel “Lionel Cartwright He debuted same time as Garth & Clint Black & his first was a stunner. “Like Father Like Son”, a Paul Overstreet song is a classic, whilst the rest are Lionel originals and stand up very well. Particularly good is “Little Lesser Blue”. Sounds as fine today as when first released.
Cash, Tommy “Let An Old Racehorse Run” 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!!
Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie (signed copy $25) 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.
Davies, Gail – Pretty Words MCA one of our favourites and certainly in the very top echelon of Nashville female writers and singers. From 1989 and was produced by Jimmy Bowen. Gail wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs.
Davies, Gail “The Other Side of Love” Nice Capitol label album from 1990 with al lbar two songs by Gail, who also produced.
Delray, Martin “What Kind of Man” 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.
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande final MTM album (“Across the Rio Grande” had her delightful version of the title song, also done by Reba, but Holly wins!!
Ethel & the Shameless Hussies Born to Burn 1988 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”.
Gosdin, Vern The Voice 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.
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words Never actually released. Has partial graphics. Excellent Canadian artist.
Haggard, Merle Capitol Collectors Series 20 tracks.The best single cd of Merle at his best.As a guide the Capitol Collectors series of releases were simply the best sounding and compiled of any label,
Haggard, Merle His Greatest And Best MCA collection which is very well compiled and features his great tribute to Tommy Collins, “Leonard”, one of his best ever songs IMO!
Hardwick, Billy Jnr Too Country A great singer and writer’s only album. He walked into the record company office and talked himself into a contract.Like Dean Dillon somewhat vocally and does a stunning version of Dillon’s “You Sure Got This Ol’ Redneck Feelin’ Blue”. For those of us hoping for a follow up album I think we can now stop holding out breathh A+ This is one of the most loved albums we have ever sold.
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up 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.
House, James James House 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”.
Jones, George Friends in High Places 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 “Sings Bob Wills” Out of print United Artists cd with Bob’s great tribute cd.
Jones, George One Woman Man 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 Wine Colored Roses 1986 album is very very hard to find on cd and includes classic Jones on “The Right Left Hand” a surprise duet with Patti Page.. “You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine” and “Ol’ Frank”.Now on a two fer cd, so reduced for those purists.
Jones, George Bartender’s Blues Has the great “Ain’t Your Memory Got No Pride at All’ plus a couple of songs with great wordplay “When Your Phone Don’t Ring, It’ll Be Me” and “I Ain’t Got No Business Doing Business Today”
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me 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.
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home rare post O’Kanes pre Kane-Welch album, on the Atlantic label from 1993.
Kelley, Noah Red Roses After the Rain (Asylum) Never out, which is a pity as it was very good Produced by Kyle Lehning too. 10 tracks. Advance cd with no graphics.
Lyda, Jacob My Dreams Just Came True 1995 Bob Grady label
He emerged as one of the best indie singers anywhere. He was only in his teens when he recorded the first, All songs produced by Mike Headrick. The highlight of the first in the stunning honky tonker “It Must Have Been Something I Drank”as well as the great play on words “Hall Of Shame”.Please do yourself a favour and grab it He is that good.
Lyda, Jacob Here We Go Again 1997 Bob Grady label
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm Country Discovery Records The thing is Jacob is largely an unknown who should be spoken of in the highest terms and is in the process of releasing a new album but is getting short shafted by the record label. These out of print gems are for those who love the likes of Ricky Van Shelton and Randy Travis. YES, he is that good.
McCarters The Gift Wonderful debut inc.great Carl Jackson & Jennifer McCarter track “Letter from Home”. Superb harmony singing especially on the Hugh Moffatt gem, “Loving You”. .
McCarter, Jennifer & McCarters Better Be Home Soon equally as good but the first is very very hard to get. JenniferMcCarter was given top billing on thesecond but the harmonies are the same & slight bluegrass tinged songs are ace! Also includes a Hugh Moffatt gem in “Mama Rita”...or the “femaled” version “Papa Sita”.
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy As a precursor to the review, Mel passed away recently from cancer. There is no better song than “You Can’t Play the Blues in An Air conditioned Room”!!!! Great story songs such as “Reverend Luther and the Madam” and “The Tractor”.
McDaniel, Mel Country Pride Great album on the defunct DPI label from 1991, and I believe the last album of new material for Mel. Great album including Mae Axton’s “If I Live to Be A Hundred I’ll Die Young” and the fabulous “Annual Blount County Snuff Dipper’s Ball” Not a Tom T Hall song but sounds like it could be, doesn’t it.
McEntire, Reba “Heart to Heart”
McEntire, Reba “Unlimited”
When Reba recorded for Mercury she was fabulous. When she started on MCA she was fabulous. I’d better stop there in case I mention her current excruciating pop offerings. These 2 early albums from 1982 and 1983 and 1981 respectively show what a shame the transition has been. Some of these are on the “Oklahoma Girl” set but honestly all are good, and you know I am hardly what you would call a fan of the current variety.
McQuaig, Scott Scott McQuaig Haven’t given up hope of a second but won’t hold my breath. And whilst Scott wrote 5 songs on this album, all of which are great his version of Dave Loggins “My Friend the Bottle” is as good as that other ode to the inanimate object, Johnny Bush’s version of “Bottle Bottle”. Certainly vintage George Strait fans will (pardon the pun), lap this up.Classic Jimmy Bowen produced album.
Mensy, Tim “Stone By Stone” 1990 release by a stunning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, responsible for all tracks on this Epic label gem. 1990 may have been the best year ever for country music.
Miller, Roger Best Of Volume Two: King of the Road Best single cd of his hits. Long OOP. Great companion to the previous cd.
Moffatt, Katy The Greatest Show on Earth This was the original issue but was withdrawn when Ringling Brothers claimed ownership of the title. It is the best folk country album we have ever had; Katy & Tom Russell have never done a true duet album but this is a worthy substitute!! When you think in terms of great female folk country artists you think of Emmylou, Iris and Nanci....well so do I BUT I put this album by Katy ahead of them all.
Mowrey, Dude “Honky Tonk” 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, Willie Horse Called Music
Nelson, Willie Born For Trouble
Nelson, Willie The Promiseland
Nelson, Willie Who’ll Buy My Memories: The IRS Tapes 2cds Some of Willie’s very best CBS albums. The former is one I remember selling to a customer who swore he never liked Willie, would never buy a Willie cd. Well guess what he bought this and changed his mind on the spot. “Nothing I Can Do About It now”,the jaunty opener from Beth Nielsen Chapmen and “If I Were a Painting” co written by Skip Ewing could not be more different style wise but are equally stunning. The following “Born for Trouble’ also starts out with a jaunty Beth Nielsen Chapman song “Ain’t necessarily So” and actually has none of Willie’s own songs on it. But they are a great bunch and there are two more by Neilsen-Chapman plus the super “I Don’t Have a Reason to Go to California Anymore” by Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns’. “The Promiseland” is headed by David Lynn Jones great “Living in the Promiseland” and also sees Willie steer away from his own songs, although he does a brilliant full country version of his “I’m Not Trying to Forget You”. Finally, his acoustic guitar and voice on the IRS tapes, an album everyone should have.
Pennington,R/Buddy Emmons Swinging by Request
Going Out Swingin’
Ray Pennington was honcho of Step One Records, a Nashville independent label which had a wonderful roster. He was also a fine Ray price inspired vocalist & as many steel players would say Buddy Emmons is the best ever. The Step One House band, so to speak, was none too shabby with Rob Hajacos on fiddle, Bobby All on acoustic guitar and Bunky Keels on piano. This has 21 tracks & Clinton Gregory is an excellent vocalist on 2 tracks. They are a mix of vocal& instrumentals, with “Little Brown Jug” featuring some extraordinary steel from Mr Emmons. The second cd is equally great and includes Curtis Potter as a guest on 2 tracks.
Reeves, Del Silver Anniversary Album. 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 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.
Seekers– “Capitol Collectors Series” 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 with Paul Simon…”Red Rubber Ball”, not to be confused with “Rubber Ball” hit for Bobby Vee among others; this was a hit for The Cyrkle.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” So Good So Long 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 Cd issue of great 1987 album inc “The Devil Made Me Do It” plus the wonderful “Hill Country Love Song”, as tender as it gets. Also done by Benny Berry.
Tubb, Ernest Live 1965 OOP on Rhino this like George Jones’ Dancetown showed 1965as a vintage year for live recording even though both were not issued at the time. His band included both Jack Greene & Cal Smith. The sound is stunning and highlights ET’s great personality and style.
Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird 15 tracks not on his other albums. Augmented with some historical and rare clips.
Whitley, Keith Tribute A gem put out by his label 5 or so years after he so tragically died. BUT for the Whitley fans it is not just other artists interpreting Whitley (all quite superbly I may add, especially Alan Jackson, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt) but also includes 4 great previously unissued Whitley songs including a superb duet with Lorrie Morgan on “I Just Want You”…..a must.
Wild Rose Listen to your Heart
Wild Rose Straight & narrow
Wild Rose Breaking New Ground Fantastic upbeat all gal group with Pam Gadd on lead vocals & Wanda Vick on guitar & just about everything else.Kind of a bluegrass supergroup playing hard core country….superbly. All these are truly essential.
Young, Faron & Ray Price Memories That Last 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
Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver 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.
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. Look out for some price reductions along the way. Most of these are one copy items so do not expect them to last.
DISCOUNTS: If you have ordered 3 from part I you can take $5 off each one here. Or order 3 from here and there and get $5 off each
John Anderson “Wild & Blue” $40 (WB/S&P) This was John Anderson’s third album and unquestionably his finest. He was without doubt the best traditional style vocalist to emerge in the early 80s. “Wild & Blue” sounds like it could have been one of Lefty’s but was from John Scott Sherrill. A classic country start BUT the second track, “The Waltz You Saved For Me”, a duet with Emmylou Harris may be the best single song either artist has done. Written in the 30s by Wayne King (I kid you not), who was known as somewhat of a waltz king, it features sublime vocals from both with a wonderful interaction. “Long Black Veil’ is a duet with Merle Haggard. How good can it get?? Well, we are not finished. “Disappearing Farmer” is a great track from Sandy Pinkard (of & Bowden fame) and of course has a strong message. As a balladeer Anderson is superb on “She Never Looked That Good When She Was Mine”, a case of lingering love. BUT it is on the uptempo “Swingin’” that he really does change the face of country music, and it acts as a pre-cursor to what others were doing in the 90s. This is as good as it gets. It is out of print and I only have one copy so there will be one winner and a lot of rueing. Sorry...
John – “Blue Skies Again” (MCA 1987)
Bandy, Moe Many Mansions $30 Very 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.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $45
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Down to one copy only of each and only two titles. People have taste.
Hawk Records from Northern Ireland was the company that released Oklahoman Benny’s first 4 albums. Everyone who was a Merle Haggard fan loved Benny. He had a similar timbre in his voice and was ably backed by a team led by Mike Headrick, a picture of whom is hung on the Swedish Cowboy’s wall and to whom the (highly religious) Swedish Cowboy says a prayer of thanks every night. Benny also is the recipient of our greatest EVER independent artist award. Others may disagree but they are entitled to be wrong. Every one of these is nothing less than brilliant, especially for fans of Merle Haggard. Had a few of each but solitary copies now. I can still remember palying “Standing Here Alone” for the first time.
Bond, Johnny Best of Johnny Bond $35 17 tracks on Varese & the only place you will get the original “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Also the hilarious “Ten Little Bottles”.
Larry Swingin’ Doors & Sawdust Floors
Larry “One Way to Go”
John & Friends “Face to Face: 14 Country Duets” (RCA
Brown, Roger Rodeo Boogie $35 Great indie album from one of Texas’s best writers. He came to prominence on a five track album on Decca with his group Swing City. Some songs are cowrites with the equally fine Clay Blaker and several have a rodeo theme. One to treasure.
Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $22 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.
Conlee, John Blue Highway $28 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.
Sonny No Stranger to the Rain $
Lacy J – Survivor
Dalton, Lacy J – Crazy Love $35 Capitol, followup to “Survivor” and right up there with it. Highlight is “Little Boy Blue” a song Lacy wrote about her own song and a wonderful ballad that suits her husky voice. Great title track, a cover of an excellent Van Morrison song
& Deke Combo Hollywood Barn Dance
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $35 The spelling may be a bit out but 17 superb honky tonk tracks are as good as it can go.“Barroom Hall of Fame” may be the best. Everybody loves this album. This has been voted as one of the Top 10 indie albums of all time. Like all true honky tonkers Joey is an all rounder..drinking, lying and cheating. Just superb.
Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $35 This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “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.
Dickens, Little Jimmy I’m Little But I’m Loud $35 22 track gem on Razor & Tie is now out of print. Whilst it covers all his styles from honky tonk to novelty it includes one of the best ever tearjerkers, maybe the best, in “Raggedy Ann”...you sure have been quite a doll Raggedy Ann, yes quite a doll. Love the angst filled ballads. Great artist still performing.
Chicks “Shouldn’t a Told You That”
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn $30
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone $30 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 All 3 albums are delightful.
Dunn, Holly “Milestones: Limited Edition” 2CD $30 WB This was a promo only item which has the WB hit album “Milestones” BUT as a bonus this has “MTM Hits” cd which has 6 gems from this period interspersed with Holly’s comments on them.
Stoney Just For Old Times Sake
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!!
Ford, Tennesee Ernie & Glen Campbell “Ernie Sings & Glen Picks $35 This is the original issue with full liner notes. A 1975 album which has Ern singing over Glen’s acoustic guitar. The simple arrangements highlight Ern’s wonderful baritone and his interpretation of 2 Kristofferson songs, “Nobody Wins” & “Loving Her Was Easier” showed he could sing anything. $25...same content but with only track details on the album slick not full notes.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Capitol Collectors Series” $35 Wonderful 29 tracker with great liner notes and sound quality. I have said it before, this series (ie Capitol Collectors) is all out of print but always represented the best sampling of an artists work. They have the ones you want to hear and also include stunning obscure tracks such as Ern’s take on an R & B number “I Don’t Know”. Ernie was one of the most versatile country vocalists who is revered for his gospel and religious recordings. There is only one such example here, but what a beauty...”His Hands”.
Gaddis, Ron Chip Off the Old Block $40 Ron was for many years the bandleader for George Jones and he was the guy who duetted with George on live versions of “No Show Jones”. He was also the first husband of Lorrie Morgan; now that is a lot of water under the bridge story. Obviously there was no lasting acrimony as Lorrie joins him on “All Day All Night Thing”, a great song. The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off the Wagon” features his former boss, The Possum himself and Porter Wagoner joins on “When the Shiny Silver Eagle meets the Great Speckled Bird”. As you might expect there is more than a little George Jones influence. Hard to believe this is Ron’s lone album, A superb one too.
Gosdin, Vern Alone Columbia $30 when it comes to sad crying in your beer style this may be the best ever album. Documents his broken marriage. It followed “Chiselled in Stone” and there is not a struck match between ths two. His vocal angst on “Alone” makes it one of the saddest songs ever. Whilst many rate George Jones as a lay down in the best country voice stakes I am not so sure.
Merle The Way I Am
Haggard, Merle My Farewell to Elvis $22 Another out of print title. He covers Elvis & includes his own “From Graceland to the Promised Land”.
Haggard, Merle “Friend in California” $35 Original copy of this great album on the Epic label which includes his answer song “The Okie From Muskogee’s Coming Home”. He does a superb cover of Floyd Tillman’s classic “This Cold War With You”.
Harris, Emmylou “Songbird” 4CD/ DVD + 200 page hard cover bound book with a stack of unissued tracks. 78 tracks plus 10 track DVD. There are actually 2 bound books which slide in a jacket. The book containing the cds slips together in this outer jacket. Both the copies I have are in pristine condition as far as the internals go. The cds and dvd in both are as new. This is not always the case as the action of taking them out and putting them back can scratch the discs but these are fine. I have two copies. Remember this is out of print all over the world.
a) European version has cardboard sleeve, designed to resemble the US cloth edition. $100
b) US edition Cloth box. $120
Jethro America’s Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro.
Horton, Steven Wayne Steven Wayne Horton $25 Capitol album from
1989 was sadly his one & only. What you get is a great upbeat album a la Marty Stuart“Hillbilly Rock” but better. He could be related to Johnny Horton if the spirit and style is anything to go by. Graet version of the Jody Reynolds’ classic “Endless Sleep”
Husky, Ferlin Vintage Collection $30 20 tracker out of print with both his original version of “Gone” (as Terry Preston...an alias) & the hit version(as Ferlin Husky....his real name). Has a great selction including “A Fallen Star”, the classic (and biggest one for him in Australia) “Wings of a Dove”, “A Dear John Letter” (with Jean Shepard).
Husky, Ferlin “Capitol Collectors Series” $40 Even better, as this series is simply the best quality as far as sound and notes go. Obviously there is some crossover from the previous but to be honest still enough difference to get both. This gem contains Ferlin’s wonderful “The Waltz You Saved for Me”. See review of John Anderson’s “Wild & Blue” above.
Larry Blue Highway $
Stonewall & Friends A Tribute
Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $40 (Bob Grady)
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $35 (Pink Records)
Staggeringly great albums, the first on the wonderful Bob Grady label with production from Mike Headrick (the Swedish Cowboy will NOT go to bed at night unless he has said a prayer of thanks under the mounted 8 x 10 signed Mike Headrick photograph that hangs proudly in his living room) . I know there are several who rate the title song of the first as one of the greatest album tracks ever, and I am not going to argue. Most of the tracks on the first are by Bob Grady whilst Frank proves himself a writer of the highest standard on the second. He is also a brilliant interpreter. On the first he does a wonderful version of Dwight Yoakam’s “The Heart That You Own”. Am I going to suggest Frank does it better than Dwight...yep, I am.
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.
Jones, David Bridges $30 Was his only album and again hard to believe. Hard core honky tonk which features the fabulous Manuel Brothers, Abe & Joe, who of course toured with that Merle Haggard bloke. Unrelenting superb honky tonk highlighted by the upbeat “I Found a Honky tonk Angel” and the pseudo tearjerker “The Tears Outweigh the Whiskey”. As a guide this is how things happen in the independent world of country music. They bring out an album but it doesn’t get the exposure, I tried to tell somebody once that he was privileged to own a David Jones album because there simply weren’t many of them. Try as I might I could not convince him that Jones was not as well known as Merle Haggard or George Jones…”but he is as good I was told”…no argument there…a classic case of “there but for the grace of God go I”.
Jones, George Too Wild Too Long $70 If you were a country music lp collector in the 80s you may have bought from an American, L. Stanley Baumruk who had the rarest albums. When one was so incredibly rare he would always use 2 words in his listing and I use the same 2 here.” Find one!”Next to impossible. Includes some great songs but the best has to be “The Old Man No One Loves”.
Jones, George Alone Again/Grand Tour $40 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.
Jones, George My Favorites of Hank Williams / Trouble in Mind $35 Long out of print EMI UK issue of two of George’s classic United Artists albums.
Jones, George The Battle/Memories of Us $30 Two gems from 1975 and 1976. His Epic recordings
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years 2cds $30 Includes 20 page booklet. Includes original versions of George’s self penned classic “Window Up Above”, in fact it is surprising how many George has written on this set...28 out 48 songs, many with Derrell Edwards but also with the likes of Lawton Williams & Roger Miller (“Tall Tall Trees”)
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music $30 Two out of print albums both out of print with very little duplication. The second actually is chronologically the first with Starday recordings leading on to Mercury. There was a close link between the labels with both featuring George’s rawest hard core honky tonk. 22 tracks on “Don’t Stop the Music” and 48 on the double cd.
Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $40 Amazing album superbly recorded which was on Ace UK label but has been deleted 10 years or so, 26 tracks and over an an hour running time and in great stereo sound. Like the Ernest Tubb below (also from 1965!) this is amazingand George runs through things he haswritten (“Window Up Above”/ “Ragged But Right”/ “Accidentally on Purpose”)as well as songs by Dickey Lee(“SheThinks I Still Care”) Harlan Howard,Melba Montgomery etc. Although not aregular “Jones boy” Buddy Emmons joins the band for this set. Also DonAdams (not Max Smart!) acts as the leader of the Jones’ Boys & duets withGeorge on Melba Montgomery’s “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Mind” as well as a couple of his own leads.Just remembered the classic Jones’ line“We’re gonna take a short liquor-mission I mean intermission”!!
Jones, George “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..
Kendalls “20 Favorites” $35 The Kendalls made one album for Epic where they went and re-recorded their hits. The result was even better than the originals with the highlight being Royce’s lead on “Pittsburgh Stealers”. They do great versions of classics such as “Pick Me Up on Your Way DMwn” and “Heartaches by the Number” as well as their great cheating songs “You’d Make an Angel want to Cheat” and their smash “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away”.
Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming: The Best’ razor & Tie $28 You would think this would be around for ever but it is not, Great sound on this Razor & tie gem and extremely well put together. The complete recordings on the Bear Family box is possibly the only better way to go. 24 tracks which give a terrific overview.
McEntire, Reba Oklahoma Girl 2cds 40 Mercury tracks.Double cd case with attractive slip sleeve & book $35 Her best & most country.. 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.
Bill Sings His Songs
Mario Keep it on the Country Side $
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $25 1996 gem on the Bob Grady label produced by Mike Headrick. A very Haggard/Bakersfield influenced cd. What makes this so great is that it features 9 new Whitey Shafer songs, many co-written with Lonnie Williams who also writes one with Roger Springer.
Mata. Billy Made in Texas $30 a real favourite. San Antonio’s top country artist which contains one of the Cosmic Cowboy’s and my favourite tracks the impossibly catchy “If This Was Texas”. This is on the Bill Green label or should I say was as it is impossible to find. He covers a number of styles with great versions of Ian Tyson’s “Navajo Rug” plus one of the last songs that hit for Lefty, “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy”. A wonderful album.
Miller, Roger Best of Volume One: Country Tunesmith $45 This gem focusses on Roger’s own versions of songs that were hits for others. As such the 20 tracks are ultra rare & essential. They include “Tall Tal lTrees”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”, “Husbands & Wives”, “Half a Mind” etc. Not hits for Roger which makes it even better & rarer
Montgomery, Melba “Do You Know Where Your Man Is” Playback $30 One of the finest ever female songwriters who is an equally fine vocalist but for some reason was under-recorded. This excellent indie cd includes a duet with Charlie Louvin on “We Must Be Crazy”.
Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $
Leo Under Neon Lights
O’Kanes O’Kanes $30 Their stunning debut with classics“Oh Darlin’” and the bluegrass like romp “Oh Lonesome You”. Long long deleted.
O’Kanes Tired of the Running $25 Second album from Keiran Kane & Jamie O’Hara is also hardest to get. Blind accordionist Jay Spell is superb. O’Kanes Imagine That $20 Third and final cd from 1990.
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $30 His first of three Capitol label comeback albums. Includes the title song which he originally recorded under the alias “Corky Jones” and what’s more this sounds even better. He duets with Dwight on “Under Your Spell Again”. A shortish album but a true gem.
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In $30 Second of his comeback albums which one connoisseur told me were as good as anything that Buck had ever recorded. Includes A team members Reggie Young on guitar and ex Rick & Elvis piano pounder Glen D Hardin...not to mention Gram Parsons.
Owens, Buck Act Naturally $35 Third and final comeback album and a very impressive one. As many may know the Beatles di “Act Naturally” on their “Help” album and featured Ringo (a fine country singer) on lead. Well Buck joins Ringo for a duet version. Even better is “Crying Time”, done as a duet with Emmylou. It also showed Buck could still write a mean song.
David David Oxford $
Vernon Let Me Sing You a Song: The 1960s RCA Recordings
Parker, Billy & Friends $35 Two albums on the one cd as issued by Bear Family, but it is now out of print. Originally recorded in 1982, the line up is great with the likes of Cal Smith, Darrell McCall, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce being just some of those who serve as his duet partners. 21 tracks in all.
Parton,Dolly & Porter Wagoner Two of a Kind $28 Pair label 20 RCA tracks, sticking mainly to the lesser known material, which is of course pretty grand. It does however have “Jeannie’s Afraid of the Dark” which is getting harder to find.
Paycheck, Johnny “The Real Mr Heartache: The Little Darlin’ Years” CMF $55 The fact is that Johnny Paycheck not only preceded George Jones as the best hard country singer he also provided the main influence for George. He was promoted as an outlaw singer in the seventies but those recordings do not compare with this 24 tracker which is simply perfection. “Apartment Number Nine” was written by Johnny as was the amazing “Pardon Me I’ve Got Something to Kill” and the ultra dramatic “It’s a Mighty Thin Line Between Love & Hate”. A stunning cd. Every track a slighltly warped winner.
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $30 His last hurrah, out of print . the highlight “I Can’t Quit Drinking”.
Paycheck, Johnny The Difference in Me $30 Playback This 1993 indie is a real gem with Paycheck reprising his “The Old Violin” and covering some classic country. Highlights are “The Waltz of the Angels” and “My Name’s Not on the Sidewalk”. This is a return to the hard country singing at which he had few if any peers.
Pennington,R/Buddy Emmons Swing & Other Things: We’re Steel Swingin’ $38
Swinging from the 40s Thru the 80s $40
Swing & Other Things” is a great 21 tracker which sources the songs from country, jazz & pop sources. This & the next were originally double lps, which featured some classic country and some jazz along with a handful of new Pennington songs. 21 in all. Spectacular version of “Take the A Train”. The final cd has 22 tracks with a lot of Bob Wills oriented material plus a few new songs to boot.
Price, Ray Heart of Country Music $50 Now Ray’s albums on Step One were all special. Some were double records. I have it on good authority this is Ray’s personal favourite of all the albums he made and why wouldn’t it be as he interprets 20 country classics Ray Price style, which means as good as you are ever gonna hear them Even then it is impossible not to go past his version of “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” as one of the greatest songs you have ever heard. The backings by the excellent Step One team are uniformly excellent and largely unplugged.
Price, Ray Sometimes a Rose $28 1992 album which has some wonderful songs none better than “Not a Dry Eye in the House”. Stunning singer.
Price, Ray “ Happens to the Best” $25 Nice collection of Columbia tracks featuring 70s versions of his hits, preferred by many to the originals.
Price, Ray “A Revival of Old Time Singing” Step One $35 This period of Ray’s career was a wonderfully productive one with Ray Pennington being the perfect producer. This gospel album features some standards but also some great originals such as Mel Holt’s “What Did the Carpenter Build”.
Reynolds, Lawrence "He Comes from Alabama" $35 Fabulous 16 tracker, produced by Mike Headrick and one of the all time favourites among Yesterday and Today Records regulars. "Haggard & Jones", "Them Old Hank Williams Songs" and "There Ain't Enough Whiskey are just as good as it gets. Lawrence is in the George Jones/ Norman Wade vein and has tragically passed on. How long this will be available again is not known, but do yourself a favour.
Ritter, Tex - Capitol Collectors Series $38 Out of print series, of which I would recommend with every title as being essential. This has all the hard to get ones, “Deck of Cards”, “Blood on the Saddle” & “Just Beyond the Moon” etc 25 in all. .
Kathy At the Cantina $
Rogers, Roy Tribute $25 Roy’s final hurrah was indeed a fitting one with great duets and Roy was in fine voice. He yodelled surprisingly well especially on the opening “That’s How the West was Swung” in which he was joined by the Kentucky Headhunters. Equally fine is “Little Joe the Wrangler” with Emmylou and another yodelling gem, “When Payday Rolls Around” with Ricky Van Shelton. This is the original deluxe package.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 What can you saybut Curt is a true indie artist, amazing talent, superb writer and singer but with the dress sense God gave a goat. But it is not that latter thing which matters & on the former he delivers. He wrote the superb“Mirrors Don’t Lie” & his own version loses nothing in comparison to that Gene Watson. Curt wrote 9 of the 11on this gem. And he has a superb style...that is vocal not dress, which he can certainly not lay claim to!!
Sanford, Arnold That’s Why I Sing This Way $60 Many rate this the best indie ever and they are certainly on the right track. The first 10songs are from the great Max D Barnes, including the title cut which was also recorded by Daryle Singletary and as good as it was it was no match for Arnold’s original version. 12 tks in all. Simply stunning crying in your beer album. Hell…it is probably the best ever. “Not Enough Jack Daniels in This World” has you believing Arnold truly lived the life he sings about and sadly he has passed on so this stand alone cd is it, unless a miracle happens.
Schneider, John “Take the Long Way Home” MCA $35 $30
John “You Ain’t Seen the Last of Me” MCA
John “Too Good to Stop Now”
John “Tryin’ to Outrun the Wind”
Despite a some what goofy persona due his role in Dukes of Hazard, Schneider had a wonderful deep voice which was a natural for country music. All are superbly produced by Jimmy Bowen. The first has a wonderful highlight, “Better Class of Losers”, not to be confused with the Alan Jackson track of the name. This is the Harlan Howard track which features none other than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. BUT believe it or not, even better is “The Auction”...they’re auctioning daddy’s farm today. Hell it is hard to believe how good, and in view of the diabolical financial system in the US today it is still extremely relevant.
The other 2 are equally essential. Great songwriting and great singing. “Low Class Reunion” from the third album shows what a great vocalist Schneider is.
The 4th has one of his best ballads in “Leavin’s Been Comin’ for a Long Long time, as well as the fun track with a rather ambiguous title “I Don’t Feel Much Like a Cowboy Tonight”.
Scott, Jack Capitol Collectors Series $30 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,.
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” I Never Go Around Mirrors $30 10 tracker
by the writer of many of Lefty Frizzell hits who also sounds a lot like Lefty. He of course was responsible for the title song and does a top version of “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”. The rest are great honkytonkers that should be as well known as these two.
Shearer, Charlie “Breakin’ Out” $30 A gem again with production by the very talented Curt Ryle and also wrote quite a few of the songs. So good in fact that Mike Headrick would be proud of this one!! He begins with a great shuffle version of Willie’s “I Just Destroyed the World” and then follows with a big Curt Ryle ballad “History Repeats Itself”. Originally from Texas...this is just how it should be.
Simpson, Red “Best of Red Simpson:Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer” Razor & Tie $30 20 tracks with great wit and style...as all truckin’ albums should be. A major influence for Junior Brown. Includes all his big hits such as “Highway Patrol” (one of Junior’s best as well) , “Nitro Express” and “I’m a Truck”, the very clever song which has the truck telling the story.
Simpson, Red “The Man Behind the Badge/ Roll Truck Roll” $35 EMI UK 2 on 1 with 2 albums from 1966. “Motivatin’ Man” was actually picked up and recorded by John Laws but don’t hold that against Red.
Smith, Russell This Little Town $30 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.
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 An absolute ripsnorter. Crazed man who apparently got arrested for climbing over the White House fence in order to visit the President, presumably Ronny Regan. But his honky tonk style which includes the original “Hank Drank” is grand. Also includes a brilliant version of Eddy Arnold’s “What’s He Doing in My World” with intro by Eddy hisself!! .
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $50 Another wonderful indie with the highlight the wonderful odeto the great man “I Play Haggard” in which he uses snippets of Haggard songs to tell the story. He outdoes even Vern Gosdin onhis version “Baby That’s Cold” and then shows himself a man for all seasons with the rollicking “Ten in Tennessee”.
Taylor, Chip Chip Taylor’s Last Chance $45 Long out of print cd version of his classic album which features “I Read it in the Rolling Stone” plus the great “101 in Cashbox” which combines the story of his own version of “Angel of the Morning” along with the tale of a racehorse. Mind you “wasn’t Born in Tennessee” is darn catchy too...
Thompson, Hank “The Best of Hank Thompson” Varese $25 Despite the generic title this is actually the best of Hank’s Dot & MCA as well as a couple of his ultra rare Warner Brothers recordings which are pretty darn good. Mind you they are all pretty much honky tonk..that’s why we love them.
Thompson, J W Songs for Real People $45 We speak of the truly great independents. This is decidedly one of them. “Jesus Loves Cowboys” is just 1 of16 gems. Darn witty too and J W’s great deep drawl is seemingly the product of a few honkytonks….where you could imagine the crowd were kept back by wire.
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $30 No, not that Thommo, but a fine singer who was going to have the first album release on the Arista country label but the album never came out. Has a style reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton with a great deep voice. Does a superb version of “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, a hit for Reba, but Jeff wins hands down!! Equally grand is the wonderful “It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Love You Anymore”, with a superb lyric and the upbeat “Today is Elvis’ Birthday”.
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine. Second of only 2Gets away from Patsy influence. She even wrote a couple on this one. $25 Hard to believe these date from 1990 and 1991.
Travis, Randy “He Opened the Door” promo $40 This is very nifty. It is two cds which come housed in a long style box which has an opening door in the centre, complete with rustic lock. Open the door and you get an autographed numbered picture of Randy This #1118 of 1525). Go a little further and you get a mini stand up Randy. You then get 6 pages of tributes, a discography and a list of his awards & achievements. Finally you get the 2 cds Greatest Hits Volume One and Two. Now, before you say what is so great about that, you have Randy introducing each song (As a separate track...so you can programme the cds just to play the song if you are so desirous.)
Turner, Zeb Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock $35 King label anthology 1949-1953. On the now defunct Westside label. 24 tracks.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $30 20 tracker with great and unusual selection including of course “Rubber Room” but also “What Would You Do, If Jesus Came to Your House”)
Walker, Cindy “Words & Music” $50 Unquestionably the greatest female writer in country music history. This is her only album and it was originally released on lp on the Monument label . The cd came out on Columbia Special products for an exceedingly brief period. Must have literally been 5 minutes as I never saw one anywhere. Her best known song is “You Don’t Know me”, which carried a co-write in its credits (with Eddy Arnold). Was Eddy a friend of Webb Pierce??? The album was originally released in 1964. Like her male equivalent, Harlan Howard, Cindy was not the greatest vocalist but has a style which makes this pretty riveting. As far as rarity goes this is beyond rare.
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”, BUT I will say this emphatically there is not one Gene Watson album which should not be in every collection and furthermore on the top shelf of that collection.
Gene The Good Old days $
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 “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 $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 $25 His second and last Warner Brothers album from 1991. The title track is a classic and anyone who has heard Etta James version may say “Etta who?” after hearing Gene’s. Great selection with highlights many, but the witty “You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville” and “This Country’s Bigger Than Texas” stand out for mine.
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $30 The album he had just finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row.
Williams, Hank Rare Demos First to Last $25 CMF Also known as “Just Me and My Guitar”.
INDEPENDENT CDS These are the real deal. Look out for some great reductions. These are cds for the connoisseur. Great taste has its own rewards.
Joey All Alone Again
Alverson, Tommy Live at Ozona $15
Alverson, Tommy Me & the Jukebox $15
Alverson, Tommy Texas Songs $15
Alverson, Tommy Heroes & Friends $15
B Miles of Texas
Anthony, Rayburn Something Out of the Ordinary $20
Bobby Lookin’ Lucky
Stephen David A Bakersfield Dozen
Aaron/Curtis Wayne Straight from Horses’ Mouth $
Randy Rebel Train
Mike Mike Bella
Mike Lost in the Shuffle
Steve Sin Citizen Sessions
Steve Sixty Minutes of Sin
Jack/ Misty Morgan Back in Harmony
J T Live from the Bullpen $
Blue, Arkey Texas Dance Hall Music $20
Blue, Arkey Sings Twenty Nine Years $20
Blue, Arkey There’s Still Country Music in Texas $20
very very favourite artists!! And then some.
Booth, Tony Keys in the Mailbox/ Lonesome 7-7203 $20
Libbi Outskirts of You
Bresh, Thom Live & Pickin’ $20 Great album from Merle Travis’ son
Jeff She’s a Nail in My Heart $
Marti Lassooed Live
Brom, Marti Snake Ranch $20
Ed This Old Hat (Old Hat
Burns, Billy Don Long Lost Highway $18 (outlaw!!)
Brian Heavy Weather $
Brian Eagle & the Snake:Songs of Texians
Burns, Brian Angels & Outlaws $10
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $15
Burns, Brian Highways heartaches & Honky Tonks $20
First pressing with 20 pg book. One of the best ever. Pure Texas honky tonk.
Charlie Rustic Fixer Upper
Burton, Charlie Salad (Wild) $8
Bush, Johnny w. Justin Trevino Texas on a Saturday Night $20 as good as it gets
Johnny Who’ll Buy My memories $
Johnny Talk to My Heart
Johnny Sings Bob Wills
Johnny Kashmere Gardens Mud $
Johnny Lost Highway saloon
Larry Memories Of Hank Williams $
Scotty Damned If I Recall
Cashdollar, Cindy + guests Slide Show $20 w. Mike Auldridge/ Lucky Oceans, Redd Volkaert
Cochran, Hank w. Billy Don Burns Desperate Men $18 includes the Patsy Cline Tribute, “Patsy” . Perfect
Coleman Brothers Tribute to a Firefighter $8
Ray High & Wild
Tom Tonight I ride $
Craft, Paul Brother Jukebox $18 (brilliant writer & top singer)
Crow, Alvin Pure Country/Honky tonk Trail $20 2on1
Crow, Alvin Texas Classic $10
Crow, Alvin Cowboy I $10
Justin Let Them Ride $
Bobby Something We Can’t Stop
Dayton, Jesse & Brennan Leigh Holdin’ Our Own (Stag) $20 duets
Larry Outside Chance $
Diamond, Claude Highway of Life $20 John Prine fans love him!!
Diamond, Joe My Angel’s Gone to heel $5
Skip Louisiana Country
Tommy Moods $
by Tommy is included here!!!
Erik & Erik Erik Hokkanen + Erlc Moll $8
Evans, John Biggest Fool in Town $8
Fayssoux Fayssoux $20 formerly Fayssoux Starling and on
Emmylou albums as vocalist. First solo album is a
gem & Emmylou guests. Wundabar!!
Bobby Fast Company
Bobby Just for the Record
Bobby Neon Lights
Blaze Cold Cold World
Webb George Jones Jack Daniels & Me
Fritsch, Todd Up
Here in the Saddle $
Glaser, Tompall Outlaw to the Cross $20 Gospel ..rare
Green, Jason Hard Livin’ $10
Durwood Texas Honky Tonk Blues (Eagle
Haggard, Steve Love Conquers All (Wild Oats) great but not
Nashville based artist...
Haggard, Steve Make Your Move (Wild Oats ) $8
Haggard, Steve Push Comes to Shove (Wild Oats) $8
Haggard, Steve Rough Edge (Wild Oats) 8
Haigh, Justin People Like Me $18 (“All of My Best Friends Are Behind Bars” is a delightful double meaning honky tonker...)
Hamilton, George IV in the Heart of Texas $18 Great album which features duets with Tony Booth, Justin Trevino and Darrell McCall on George’S signature tune, “Abilene” originally in the movie “Hootenanny”
Hard Hat Dave & the Honky tonk Nights $20 a must have & compares to first Confederate Railroad. This is pure honky tonk. One of the best loved indies ever. “Dave” is actually Dave Gibson of GibsonMiller Band and is fine deep voiced vocalist.
Erin The Circle
Erin Honky tonk Angel
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Most Requested (Poor Davids) $20 Great Texas artists
Henderson, Homer Greatest
Flops & Golden Filler $
Weldon One Heart’s Gone $
Kenny Back to Reality
George George Arlis Highfill
Hobbs, Becky Best of the beckaroo Part 1 $20 21 tracks!
Jolie Lucky enough
Cornell Band Honky Tonk Mayhem
Cornell Band Texas Fruit Shack
Cornell Band At Large
Cornell Band Songs of South Austin
Cornell Band Cool & Unusual Punishment
Hurd, Cornell Band Live at the Broken Spoke $20
Randy Keepin’ the New West Alive $
Jack Live at Adairs $
label success but his indie releases were
infinitely better. All on his Beat Up Ford label.
Mark Good Country Junk
Cowboy Ranch Dance Ruckus
Intveld, James Somewhere Down the Road $15
Jack, Dottie With Every Heartbeat $20 was album of the year!!
Winston Hotter than the Flame
Jansen, Frank Lolene $15
Jenkins, Jody Under a Texas Moon $20
Jones, Georgette Strong
enough to Cry
Zona Harleys & Horses
Terri Kitchen Radio $
Keeble, Billy Unchained Country $20
Sammy Better Than I used to Be
Love, Kenny & Rockerfellas Arizona Tuff Country $5
Don Love Gone Right $
McCall, Darrell Reunion
(with Texas Volunteers
Darrell Hot Texas Country
Darrell Pictures Can’t Talk Back $
Darrell Way to Survive
Darrell Keeping With Tradition
Darrell All She Did Was Fall in Love $
Manchaca, Carl Carl Manchaca $20
Carl That Song
Manders, Mark David People & Places $10
Marquez, Bobby Bobby Marquez (Grande Star) $20 Heart of Texas
Martin, Glynn Uncle Sam MR Jukebox & My Ex Wife $20 a lot like Don Williams
Martin, Glynn Take a Ride on Real Country $20
Martin, Tony Stronger Than That $20
Miller, Frankie The Family Man $20
Mindy Guess Who’s Back in Town
Mills, Big John Honky Tonks & Neon Lights $20
Brothers Cotton Eyed Joe
Frankie We’ll Bring the Honky tonk Home to You
Frankie Keys to the Country
Tom Smoke a Little of This
Tom Go Uptown $
Morrell, Tom On
Lamar Walls of Memories
Nichols, Joe Paul Too Much Texas in Me $18
Nunn, Gary P Greatest Hits Vol 2 $20
Pabst, Shaun Rodeo This $10
Monica L’il Mo” and the Monicats $
Passin, Monica Hearts in My Dream $10
Mike & Moonshiners Don’t Start Breathing Down my Neck
II Former Bob Wills’ Playboys $
Curtis Down in Texas Today
Curtis Sings Willie nelson
Bodie Turn Up the Jukebox $10
Freddy Hottest Thing in Town $
Peggy It’s a Good Day
Girls Hillbilly Harmony
Dan Heartbreak U $
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy $10
Roberts, Dan Cowboy.Com $10
Roddy, Ted with Tearjoint troubadours Tear Time $20 classic
Ruthie & Wranglers Life’s Savings $5
Sandefur, Brandon Walking Backwards $10
Sears, Dawn Dawn Sears $20 ...her third & last cd
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 1 $20
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 2 $20 like Hag & Lefty
Shea, Rick/ Brantle y Kearns Trouble & me $18 west coast artists
Wade Big Tomato Two Step $
Bobby Earl Rear View Mirror
Sousley, Rick Patsy proof $20 all great but title song sensational
Spiker, Lonnie Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You $20
Rhythm Boys Better Luck is a Barroom Away
Rusti & Tin Tax Railroadin’ Rhythm
Rusti & Tin Tax Lost Sessions $
Stone, B Jeff Greatest Hits $20 22 tracks
the Truck Two Step Program
but exceptional honky tonk.
Sylvie & Her Silver Dollar Band Sylvie & Friends $20
Taylor, Will & Lonnie Dean Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles $20
Thompson, Hank Here’s to Country Music (Step One Records) $18 Great
Trevino, Justin Texas Honky Tonk $20
Trevino, Justin Take One as Needed for Pain $20
Trevino, Justin Travellin’ Singin’ Man $20
Tassel, Suzanna The Heart I Wear $
Carl Yours Forever $
Wade, Norman Old Time Country Music $20
Wade, Norman For a Minute There $20
Wade, Norman Remember Country $20
Jimmy Real Country
Wall, Chris Cowboy Nation $20
Wall, Chris No Sweat $20
Wall, Chris Tainted Angel $20
Wall, Chris Any Saturday Night in Texas $20
Van Daddy’s Fiddle
Watson, Aaron Real Good Time2012 $20 ****his best by far.
Alvis Proud of My Rockabilly Roots $
Bobby Ballad of the Appaloosa $
Shayne The Perfect Place $
White, Wade Hangin’ Round $20
meets rockabilly group. A classic.
Williams, Ron The Longer You’re Gone $20
Williams, Ron Texas Style $20
Williamson, John John Williamson $20 (no NOT him..Georgian).
Worley, Shane Feeling Haggard $20
Worley, Shane Mr Purified Country $20
Worley, Shane What’s Goin’ On $20
John Lincoln That Old Mill $
John Lincoln Honky tonk Verite
More Songs of Route 66 $20 (Lazy SOB ) ...even includes Dale Watson “Tucumcari Here I Come”
Colours Won’t run: A Veteran’s Tribute
COUNTRY CDS All prices as marked
Allen, Rex Snr Riding All Day: The Life of a Cowboy (Jasmine ) $18 26 tks
Allen, Terry Lubbock on Everything (Sugar Hill) $15
Allen, Terry Smokin’ the Dummy/ Bloodlines (Sugar Hill) $8
Alvin, Dave Museum of Heart (Hightone) $10
Amazing Rhythm Aces Ride again (AR) ...this wastheir 1994 comeback album.$10
Anderson, Bill Songwriter (TWI) Latest album. Still at the top. $10
Anderson, John John Anderson (1st album) WB $10
Anderson, John You Can’t Keep a Good Memory Down (MCA) $15
Asleep at Wheel Willie & the Wheel (Bismeaux) w. Willie...$10
Asleep at Wheel Very Best (UK see for Miles) $10 From their 5 Capitol albums
Atkins, Chet Teensville (RCA) $10
Austin Lounge Lizards Lizard Vison (Flying Fish)..”Jesus Loves Me But he Can’t Stand You” $10 always 2-3 classics per cd
Austin Lounge Lizards Creatures from the Black Saloon (Watermelon) $10 “Car Hank Died In”...this beyond a classic
Autry, Gene Year Round Cowboy 25 tks (Varese) $10
Ball, David Heartaches by the Number (Shanachie) $15
Ball, David Starlight Lounge $8 Atlantic
Ball, David Thinking problem $5
Bandy, Moe Sings Great American Cowboy Songs 12 tracks $15
Bandy, Moe Picture in a Frame (Intersound) $10
Bandy, Moe One of a Kind $10 (Australia only 16 tk compilation)
Bare, Bobby Columbia Years Bares Picks (EDsel UK) $20
Bare, Bobby Best of Bobby Bare (Razor & Tie) RCA $15
Bare, Bobby Essential (RCA) 20tks $15
Bare, Bobby Bare Tracks: The Columbia Years (Koch) $15 16tks
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys $10 Edsel (UK)/ RCA
Bare, Bobby A Bird Named Yesterday/Talk me Some Sense $15
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys/The Winner & Other Losers (Omni/RCA) 2on1 $15
Be Good Tanyas A Collection 16 tks $18 2012
Beddingfield, Eric lee This Life Ain’t for Everybody $15 excellent cd reminds Travis Tritt. Good!! Unique packaging.
Bell, Delia Delia Bell (WB) w. Emmylou Harris producer/guest $15
Bell & Shore L-Ranko Hotel (ROM) Wonderful 13 tracker. Full marks. $20
Bellamy Brothers Greatest Hits Volume III $10 (MCA)
Bellamy Brothers Pray for me (Bellamy label) $18 gospel 2012
Big Sandy/Flyrite Boys Feelin’ Kinda Lucky $8 (Hightone)
Blasters American Music (Hightone) original Rollin’ Rock 1980 expanded $18
Blue Sky Boys Bill & Earl Bollick excellent UK 60tracker 3 cd $18
Boggs, Noel Very Best: Shasta Masters $8 (Varese) steel gtr
Bogguss, Suzy 20 Greatest Hits (Capitol) $10
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between (Capitol) $10 A classic...
Boland, Jason/Stragglers Somewhere in the Middle $10
Borzilova, Natasha Out of My Hands $5 folky a la Mary Chapin Carpenter
Boxcar Willie Rocky Box (Trainman) rockabilly!! 15 tk version $15
Boxcar Willie King of the Freight Train (MCA) $15 inc. 2 duets with Willie
Brennan, Walter Old Shep (MCA) $10 actually“Dutchman’s Gold” album
Brennan, Walter Old Rivers/ Twas Night Before Christmas 2 on 1 OOP $18
Bridges, Jeff Jeff Bridges $15 2012
Brislin, Kate/Katy Moffatt Sleepless Nights (Rounder) $8
Britt, Elton RCA Years (Collectors Choice) $20 out of print.23 tracks
Brodsky, Chuck Last of the Old Time $15 (Red House) superior storyteller
Brody, Lane Pieces of Life $10 (Navarre)
Brooks, Garth No Fences (Capitol) $12 2 on 1 with “Garth Brooks”
Brown, Greg If I Had Known: Essential Recordings 1980-86 (Redhouse) $18 cd+dvd
Brown, Jim Ed/Browns Essential (RCA) $15
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown $18 Demon UK....this was the first release not the one on Curb
Brown, Junior Semi Crazy (Curb) $8
Brown, Junior Long Walk Back (Curb) $8
Brown, Junior Long Walk Back (Curb) autographed copy. $12
Brown, Junior Down Home Chrome $12 (Telarc)
Brown, Zac Uncaged 2012 $10
Buffett, Jimmy Coconut Telegraph (MCA) $8
Buffett, Jimmy Off to See thje Lizard $8
Buffett, Jimmy Floridays $8 (MCA)
Buffett, Jimmy Buffett Live, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays $15(Mailboat)
Buffett, Jimmy One Particular Harbour/ Riddles in the Sand (MCA) rare 2 on 1 $15
Buffett, Jimmy Meet Me in Margaretaville 2cds Ultra deluxe $20 38 tracks hits & more
Buffett, Jimmy Songs You Know By Heart $8 MCA
Burnett, T Bone T Bone Burnett (MCA) just T Bone & Jerry Douglas!! $18 All time classic.
Byrd, Jerry Master of the Steel Guitar Vol 1 (d Chord) 15 tks $20
Campbell, Stacy Dean Ashes of an Old Love (Paladin/ WB) $8
Campi, Ray Best Volume One (Rollin’ Rock) $15
Cargill, Henson On the Road:Mega Years $15 (omni) fabulous cd w. 26 tks.
Carroll, Adam Lookin’ Out the Screen Door $8
Family On Border Radio Vol 1 (Arhoolie) $
Family On Border Radio Vol 2 (Arhoolie)
Family On Border Radio Vol 3 (Arhoolie)
Carter, Carlene Musical Shapes/ Blue Nun 2on1 (Edsel UK) $18 classic early
Case, Neko Fox Confesser Brings the flood (Anti) $5
Cash, Johnny Mystery of Life (Mercury) $10 Great
Cash, Johnny Personal File 2cds $15 49 tracks from 70s. Nice package.
Cash, Johnny Bootleg IV 2cds $15 (CBS) 51 songs 15 Unissued. Gospel
Cash, Johnny Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) $10 Mercury all great
Cash, Johnny Johnny 99 (Koch) $12
Cash, Johnny Is Coming to Town/Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) $15)
Cash, Johnny Silver $10
Cash, Johnny Is Coming to Town/Water Fr. Wells of Home (Mercury) $15
Cash, Johnny Greatest Gospel Songs $4
Cash, Johnny Greatest Duets $4 2012 issues ...good but been done before. Great price.
Cash, Johnny Rockabilly Blues $12 (Koc)
Chesnutt, Mark Saving the Honky Tonk $10
Chesnutt, Mark Wings $8
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home $10 (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Thank God For Believerss $8
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA) $8
Clark, Brian & New Lyceum Players Southern Intermission $4
Clark, Gene Silverado ’75: Live & Unreleased $10 (coll. Choice)
Clark, Guy Somedays the Song Writes You $15 (Dualtone)
Clark, Guy Essential $12 (RCA)
Clark, Guy Keepers (Sugar Hill) $10
Clark, Guy This Ones for Him 2cd ((Icehouse) $15 the tribute 2cds slim
Clark, Guy This Ones For Him 2cds (Icehouse) $22 deluxe version
Clark, Roy Greatest Hits (Varese/ MCA) $18 Yesterday When I Was Young/ Thank God for Greyhound etc
Clayton, Lee Border Affair (Capitol) $8
Cline, Patsy Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-63 (Hip-O Select) 2cds $20 Quality item
Coal Porters Find the One (Prima) $15 Sid Griffin.
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay (Lucky Dog) $10 (yes, clean lyrics to songs from his x-rated albums.
Coe, David Allan Biketoberfest ’01 (Coe Pop) $15
Coe, David Allan Songwriter of the Tear (Cleveland) $12
Coe, David Allan 20 Road Music Hits (King) Truckin’ $15
Coe, David Allan Lonesome Fugitive (King) $10
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash Is a Friend of Mine (King) $8
Collie, Mark Live at Brushy Mountain Penitentiary $20 long awaited cd
Collins, Tommy Capitol Collection $10 (Koch)
Commander Cody We’ve Got a Live One here $15 (WB) Great! 2lps on 1cd.
Confederate Railroad When & Where $10 Atlantic. Autographed by all
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad $10 a must..
Conlee, John Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus $8 (Gospel)
Conlee, John Rose Coloured Glasses (MCA) $12
Conley, Earl Thomas Yours Truly $8 (RCA)
Connors, Graeme At the Speed of Life $15(Panama)
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Very Best $18 (Varese)
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill (King tracks)
Costello, Elvis Almost Blue (23 track version) Edsel UK $20 OOP w. “Psycho”
Cox, Ronny Cowboy Savant (Elixir) $15 produced by the excellent Wendy Waldman...singing actor
Crirchlow, Slim Crooked Trail to Holbrook (Arhoolie) 27 tracks $18
Crowell, Chelsea Crystal City (Cleft) $10 daughter Rodney & Roseanne
Dadi, Marcel Nashville Rendezvous 2cds $10 with Chet, Albert Lee etc
Dala Best Day $5 Canadian female folkies...nice harmonies
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest Hits (Columbia) $15 (16th Avenue etc)
Danko, Rick Live at O’Tooles (w. Richard Manuel) $8
Danko, Rick At Dylan’s Cafe Washington DC 2cd $15
Davies, Gail The Songwriter Sessions 2cds $28 45 tracks on her own label. Sealed.
Davis, Mac Song Painter & I Believe in Music $18 2on1 inc. original versions of “Something’s Burning” & “Watching Scotty Grow”, written by Mac.
Davis, Moot Man About Town $18
Davis, Skeeter Essential (RCA) $18
Dean, Jimmy 20 Great Story Songs $12
Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie (Ace/UK) $15 20 King tracks.
Denver, John Poems/Prayers/Promises & Farewell Andromeda
UK edition of 2 early albums on 1 cd $10
Denver, John Some Days Are Diamonds (RCA) $8
Diffie, Joe A Thousand Winding Roads (Epic) superb debut $8
Dilks, Johnny & Visitacion Valley Boys (HMG) $10 Like wayne
The Train Hancock/ Hank III but he yodels!!
Dillards Let the Music Flow: Best 1963-1979 (Raven) 29 tracks $18 sealed
Dillon, Dean Out of Your Ever Lovin’ Mind (Atlantic) $5
Dobson, Richard Froma a Distant Shore (Brambus) $18 sealed.
Drusky, Roy Songs of Love & Life (Mercury) $20 Rare...
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty $12
Eaglesmith, Fred Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline $10
Eaglesmith, Fred Cha Cha Cha $12
Eaglesmith, Fred 6 Volts: Made in Canada $12
Earle, Steve Guitar Town $12 (expanded version...his best by far)
Edwards, Kathleen Voyageur $8
Ewing, Skip Greatest Hits (MCA) $10
Felder, Don Road to Forever $20 Brilliant guitarist from the Eagles. New
Flatlanders More a Legend Than A Band (Rounder) 418
Flores, Rosie Honky Tonk Reprise (Rounder) $18 her WB debut album with extra tks
Flores, Rosie Rockabilly Filly $10 (Hightone)
Fogelberg, Dan High Country Snows (Epic) $12 (w. Skaggs)
Ford, Tennessee Ern Best Of (Rhino) $12 OOP all the boogies
Ford, Tennessee Ern 6000 Sunset Boulevard $10 (from radio shows)
Ford, Tennessee Ern Treasured Hymns $8 (Capitol)
Fricke, Janie Country Side of Bluegrass $10
Fricke, Janie Janie Fricke (Intersound) 1991 rare $10
Friedman, Kinky From One Good American to Another $15 20 tks
Frizzell, David & Shelley West Greatest Hits $12 all originals
Frizzell, Lefty That’s the Way Life Goes (Raven) $15 28 tks
Frizzell, Lefty Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Koch) $15 sealed
Gatlin, Larry Legendary Gatlin Brothers 3cds Readers Digest $25 60 tks inc gospel
Gatlin, Larry Moments to Remember $5 (Branson)
Gauthier, Mary Filth & Fire $15
Gill, Vince Guitar Slinger $10 MCA
Gimble, Johnny Still Fiddlin’ Around (MCA) rare $18
Goldens Rush for Gold (Capitol) $5
Goldmark, Joe Wham of That Steel Man $10 2cds (LoBall)
Goodman, Steve Unfinished Business (Red Pajamas) $15
Gosdin, Vern There Ia A Season (Am. Harvest) original 1984 album $10
Gosdin, Vern Nickels, Dimes & Love $12 (CBS)
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone $15 CBS Best country cd ever.
Gosdin, Vern Ten Years of Greatest Hits Newly recorded $10
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Heart $10
Great American Taxi Paradise Lost $5 w. Todd Snider, Tim O’Brien etc
Greenway, John Talking Blues (Smithsonian Folkways) $15
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Get a Little Closer $10 (Capitol) lot of Haggard in it!
Gregory, Clinton Too Much Ain’t Enough $15 Wonderful 2012 album (Melody Roundup) Better than his Step one albums.
Grider, Josh Live at Billy Bobs cd + dvd $10 (Smith)
Griffith, Nanci Intersection (Hell No label) 2012 album $12
Griffith, Nanci Complete MCA Studio Recordings 2cds $20 (MCA)
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Too: Trip Back to Bountiful (Elektra) $10
Griffith, Nanci Interview $15
Gunter, Hardrock Gonna Rock & Roll Gonna Dance All Night $10
Rollercoaster UK label. Great Hillbilly artist.
Gunter, Hardrock I’ll Give ‘em Rhythm (Hydra) $10
Haggard, Marty Borders & Boundaries $10 a great cd from Merle’s son
Haggard, Merle 18 Rare Classics (Curb) $10
Haggard, Merle 30th Album/Workin Man Can’t Get Nowhere (BGO 2on1) $18
Haggard, Merle All Night Long (Curb) $8
Haggard, Merle Back to the Barrooms $12 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Bluegrass Sessions $12
Haggard, Merle Hag/Let me Tell You About a Song (BGO 2on1)$418
Haggard, Merle I’m a Lonesome Fugitive/ Mama Tried(BGO 2on1) $18
Haggard, Merle Just Between the Two of Us/ Fightin’ Side of me $18 (BGO 2on1)
Haggard, Merle Kern River/ Chill Factor 2 on 1 (American Beat) $18
Haggard, Merle Land of Many Churches (Razor & Tie/ BGO) $15 2 on 1
Haggard, Merle Legend of Bonnie & Clyde/ Pride in What I Am (BGO 2on1) $18
Haggard, Merle My Love Affair With Trains/ Roots of My Raising $18 (BGO 2on1)
Haggard, Merle (w. Willie)Pancho & Lefty $10
Haggard, Merle A Portrait/Keep Moving On (BGO UK) 2on1 $15
Haggard, Merle Rainbow Stew (MCA) $12
Haggard, Merle Ramblin’ Fever (MCA) $15
Haggard, Merle Serving 190 Proof $10 (MCA)
Haggard, Merle That’s the Way Love Goes $8
Haggard, Merle That’s the Way Love Goes/ It’s All in the Game $15 T-Bird 2on1)
Haggard, Merle Tribute to Best Damn Fiddle Player (Koch) $12 (Bob Wills Tribute)
Haggard, Merle Tribute to Best Damn etc/It’s All in the Movies (BGO 2on1) $18
Haggard, Merle Unforgettable $5 (EMI)
Haggard, Merle Working in Tennessee (Hag) $10 his latest
Hall, Ben Country Ways & Rockin’ Days (Rollercoaster) $10
Hall, Tom T Songs from Sopchoppy $10 Mercury
Hall, Tom T In Search of a Song (Mercury) very nice mini lp style version $20 rare now
Hall, Tom T Greatest Hits I & II (Mercury) $10
Hall, Tom T 50 Greatest Hits 50 tks $20
Hall, Tom T Nashville Storyteller $10 (RCA) now out of print 20 RCA tracks
Hamilton, George IV Best 22 tracks (RCA) $10
Hancock, Butch You Coulda Walked Around The World (Rainlight) $8
Hancock, Wayne Thunderstorms & Neon Signs $10
Hancock, Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $10
Hancock, Wayne Wild Free & Reckless $10
Harris, Emmylou with Carl Jackson: Love Hurts also know as Nashville Country Duets $10 been out on several labels. It really is Carl’s demo recordings on which Emmylou sang. It also features Melba Montgomery. Excellent even if the title is not exactly what you get.
Harris, Emmylou Live at the Victoria Theatre London 1975 $18 (w. James Burton, Glen D Hardin etc)
Harris, Emmylou Light on the Highway: New York City 1970 $18 very very early
Harris, Emmylou Live at the Bottom Line December, 1998 $18
Harris, Emmylou Band of Heathens Antones Texas March 17 2011 $20
Harris, Emmylou Grand at the Opry March 4th 2006 DVD + Telluride Bluegrass Festival June `6th, 2005 $40
Harris, Emmylou Green Pastures In Prague DVD (1992...w. Nash Ramblers) + CD Royal Albert Hall Sept 24th 1991 $40
Harris, Emmylou CMT Crossroads 2003 with Dave Matthews DVD + Orpheum Theatre, Boston, 2009 $40
Harris, Emmylou Volume 4 Various live TV appearances DVD + North Wilkesboro, NC 1993 $40
Harris, Emmylou Wembley 1984 DVD + Kansas City 1983 CD $40
NOTE: All preceding Emmylous are one copy only.
Harris, Emmylou Cowgirl’s Prayer $10
Harris, Emmylou Anthology 2cd Rhino $18 44 tracks
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Watching the World Through a Windshield (Back Porch) $8
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough $8
Henry, Joe Reverie (Anti) $5
Hiatt, John Mystic Pinball $10 2012
Hicks, Dan Striking it Rich (with Hot Licks) Blue Thumb/MCA $15
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses (Righteous) $12
Hillman/Pederson Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill) $15
Hillman, Chris Desert Rose (Sugar Hill) $10
Hinojosa, Tish Taos to Tennesse $8
Holly, Buddy Holly in the Hills/ Giant (BGO UK) $18 2 on 1 early country stuff
Hot Club of Cowtown Best $8
Houser, Randy They Call Me Cadillac (Universal) $10 with Jamey Johnson the only major label artist who is truly country....good too.
Houston, David Best (Collector’s Choice) deleted $20 24 tks
Hyland, Brian Rockin’ Folk/ The Joker Went Wild (BGO) 2 on 1 $12
Ian & Sylvia Play One More (Vanguard) $8
International Submarine Band Back at Home/ Jon Corneal 2on1 $10 2 post GP
Ives, Burl Lavender Blue (Jasmine) 25 tracks hits $15
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy (Omni) $12 30 tks
Jackson, Stonewall The Lonesome in Me (Omni) $15 28 tks
Jackson, Wanda Queen of Rockabilly (Ace UK) $20 30 tks
Jackson, Wanda Very Best of the Country Years (Ace UK) $20 30 tk
Jackson, Wanda Heart Trouble (CMHG) $10
Jackson, Wanda I Remember Elvis $8
James, Sonny Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol) OOP $15 20 tks sealed. “Young Love”
James, Sonny Complete Columbia & Monument Hits $10 22 tracks
Jayhawks Music from the North Country:The Anthology 2CDS + DVD $20(American)
Jennings, Shooter Black Ribbons (2011) $8
Jennings, Waylon Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank (WJ) $15 his own label..Hank Williams songs
Jennings, Waylon Leavin’ Town/ Waylon Sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on1 UK
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country/ Waylon sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on1 USA
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People/ Hangin’ on (2 on 1 (Collectors Choice) $12
Jennings, Waylon Are You Ready for the Country/ What Goes Round
Comes Around $15 RCA UK 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Cowboys Sisters Rascals & Dirt (RCA) $15
Jennings, Waylon Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line 2cd 40 tk best $10
Jennings, Waylon Will the Wolf Survive $12
Jennings, Waylon Full Circle $12
Jennings, Waylon Hanging Tough $10
Jennings, Waylon A Man Called Hoss $15
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb for NYC..Too Ugly for LA $8
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People $5
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire $8
Jiminez, Flaco Partners (duets with Dwight, Ronstadt, Emmylou/
Los Lobos/ John Hiatt/ Ry Cooder etc) $15
Joey & Rory Life of a Song (Sugar Hill) $15
Joey & Rory His & Hers $20 (standard version) (Sugar Hill) album of year contender
Joey & Rory Album # 2 (Sugar Hill) $15 Our 2010 album of year
Joey & Rory Album # 2 (Sugar Hill) $25 Walmart edition w. bonus
Johnson, Jamey The Dollar $10 (BNA)
Jones, George My Favourites of Hank Williams $10
Jones, George New Favorites of George Jones (EMI ) $8
Jones, George Kickin’ Out the Footlights $10 (with Haggard)
Jones, George The Grand Tour $10
Jones, George Country Classics (EMI UK) $5
Jones, George Country Standards $12 (EMI UK comp.)22 tracks
Jones, George Dispatches 1990-1999 Raven $10 22 tks
Jones, George She Thinks I Still Care (Razor & Tie) 2cd very rare $30
Jones, George Legendary Country Singer $5 Time Life 25 tracks
Jones, George Gospel Collection 2CD $10(Bandit)
Jones, George Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes/Wine Coloured Roses 2 on 1 $20
Jones, Grandpa Makes the Rafters ring/ Yodeling Hits $12 2on1 (monument)
Jones, Grandpa An American Original (CMH) 30 tracks $15 (King)
Joss, Scott New Reason to Care (Little Dog) $12
Judds Reunion Live (Curb) $15 2cds plenty of Kleenex..
Kaplansky, Lucy Reunion $12 2012 Red House
Kennedy, Bap Energy Orchard: Rare, Live & Bladdered 2cd OOP
Inc. 24 page booklet, $10 hard to get
King, Pee Wee Western Swing Get together (Jasmine) 26 tks $10
King, Pee Wee Hillbilly Boogie $15 30 tracks
Kirchen, Bill Hot rod Lincoln Live (Hightone) $10 Great cd. On title
Bill does 25 or so imitations of singers & guitarists
doing Hot Rod Lincoln. Fabulous.
Knox, Roger w. Pine Valley Cosmonauts Stranger in My Own Land $20 (Bloodshot) Yes, this is the aboriginal legend and the cd is loosely based on Clinton
Walker’s “Buried Country” 16 page book is excellent. Recorded in US & Australia.
Koppy, Michael Ashmore’s Store $20 This received a 5 star review in CMP but I don’t really like it. Couldn’t get into it. Vocally he reminded of David Ackles
& the songs certainly demand a bit of attention especially the 27 minute
“All in the Timing: A Hollywood Romance in Seven Chapters”. But with a hard bound book of 116 or so pages it is an impressive package.
Kristofferson, Kris Repossessed/Third World Warrior 2 cds $10
Kristofferson, Kris Border Lord/ Jesus Was a Capricorn $12 2 on 1 (Wounded Bird)
Kristofferson, Kris Live at the Philharmonic (Sony) 77 mins $12
Lafave, Jimmy Depending on the Distance (Music Road) Texas legend 2012 $15
Ledoux, Chris NOTE: All are reissues of his own label recordings & not the later Capitol recordings. They have a raw authenticity and are great. No one ever had such success as a singer of rodeo songs.
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo Songs Old & new $15 ...his best...
Ledoux, Chris Sings Me a Song Mr Rodeo Man $10
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo & Living Free $10
Lee, Brenda Definitive Collection (MCA) 28 tracks originals! $15
Lee, Dickey Classic Songs of (Varese) $10
Lee, Johnny New Directions $10
Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer The Mercury Years Vol. 3 $12
Loccoriere, Dennis Out of the Dark (Track Records) 19 tks $10
London, Eddie Do It Yourself (Mercury) $8 very very Haggard like Louvin, Ira Complete Recordings (EMI) $20 post Louvin Brothers.
Louvin Brothers Tribute to Delmore Brothers (Capitol) $10
Louvin Brothers Two Different Worlds $10 (EMI)
Loveless, Patty Definitive Collection (MCA) 22 tracks $15
Lovett, Lyle Lyle Lovett $5
Lovett, Lyle Step Inside This House (Curb) 2cds $10 Lyle sings other Texans 52pg bk
Luman, Bob Classic Country $15 15 tks Sony UK Epic label tracks
Luman, Bob Red Hot $15 28 R & R/ rockabilly Imperial tracks (Snapper UK)
Lynn, Loretta Hymns $15
Lynn, Loretta 50th Anniversary Collection 36 tracks 2cds sealed (MCA) $20 Walmart exclusive.
Lynch, Dustin Dustin Lynch $$8 Billboard #1
McBride, Martina Eleven $8
McClain, Charly Pure Country $10 (CBS)
McClure, Mike Fifty Billion $8 (lead vocalist of Great Divide)
McCreary, Scotty Clear as Day (Mercury) $10
McCutcheon, John Woody Guthrie’s America $8
McDaniel, Mel Reloaded (Capitol) $10 inc. “Plastic Girl”
McDonald, Skeets Goin’ Steady With the Blues $15 (Righteous) 20 tracks
McGuinn, Roger Limited Edition $20 That’s the title ....was available only on line in 2004...now OOP...signed in silver pen by McGuinn. 13 tks
McVey, Jake Anything Is Possible $5
Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 1 (Arhoolie) $10
Maddox Bros & Rose Volume 2 (Arhoolie) $10
Maddox Bros & Rose On the Air (Arhoolie) 10
Maddox Bros & Rose Live on the Radio 1953 $15 (Arhoolie)
Maddox, Rose w. John Jorgenson Moon is Rising $10
Maddox, Rose 35 Dollars & a Dream (Arhoolie) $10
Mahan, Rich Blame Bobby Bare $5 (Snortin’ Horse)
Maphis, Rose Lee & Joe Cold Heart of Steel (Righteous) $12 Columbia
Martin, Janis Here I Am (Hydra) $10
Mavericks Definitive Collection (MCA) sealed $12 20 tks
Mellons, Ken Best (Curb) $15 all songs only on this cd so not a hits pkg. Great album
Mercyland Hymns for the Rest of Us $10 w. Civil Wars/ Buddy Miller/ Emmylou etc
Miller, Buddy/ Jim Lauderdale Buddy & Jim (New West) 2012 cd $18
Miller, Jody Anthology $15 (Renaissance)
Moffatt, Hugh Loving You $15 (Philo)
Moffatt, Hugh Troubadour $15 (Philo))
Montana, Patsy The Cowboy’s Sweetheart (Flying Fish) $15
Moorer, Allison Colelction $8 19 tks sealed
Morgan, Lorrie Leave the Light On (RCA) $10 her debut is her best still.
Morgan, Lorrie Trainwreck of Emotion $5 (RCA) compilation
Morrison, Van w. Linda Gail Lewis You Win Again $12
Morrison, Van Skiffle Sessions $18 (w. Lonnie Donegan/ Chris Barber
Nelson, Rick Bright Lights & Country Music/ Country fever $20 Ace 2on1
Nelson, Rick Complete Epic Recordings 2 CDS 41 tks $20
Nelson, Rick Another Side/ Perspective (Ace UK) 2on1 $20
Nelson, Willie San Antonio Rose (W. Ray price) $10
Nelson, Willie You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker $8
Nelson, Willie One for the Road (with Leon Russell) $15
Nelson, Willie Honeysuckle Rose $10
Nelson, Willie Just One Love $10 (2 duets with Kimmie Rhodes. 1 of his best 3)
Nelson, Willie Last of the Breed 2cd (with Haggard & Price) $12 Superb
Nelson, Willie Heroes (Liberty) 2011 sealed $8
Nelson, Willie Somewhere Over the Rainbow $10
Nesmith, Michael And Hits Just Keep on Comin’ / Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (RCA) 2 on 1 $18 2 stunners on 1
Nesmith, Michael RIO: The Best 2cds $10
Newton, Juice Ain’t Gonna Cry (BMG) $8
Newton, Juice Old Flame (BMG) $8
Newton, Juice Greatest Hits $8
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken 2cds (Capitol/EMI) The original & best. $18
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (Capitol/ BGO UK ) $15 Mr Bojangles
Nolan, Bob Sound of a Pioneer (Garrett) $22 v. rare reissue of Bob’s only solo album
Norma jean I Guess That Comes From Being Poor (Omni) $12
Oak Ridge Boys Definitive Collection $ 8 20 tks
O’Connell, Maura A Real Life Story (WB) $12 produced by and abetted by Jerry Douglas
O’Connell, Maura Helpless Heart (WB) $12 produced by and abetted by Jerry Douglas
Oak Ridge Boys It’s Only Natural (Crackerbarrel exclusive) $15
Old Crow Medicine Show O C M S $10
Olney, Davis The Stone (Dead beet) $5
Overstreet, Paul A Songwriter’s Project $10
Overstreet, Paul Something for the Road $22 (now all gone...lost in floods in Nashville; inc. “She Only Loves Me For My Willie”)
Owens, Buck Half a Buck: Greatest Duets $10
Owens, Buck Instrumental Hits $10
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer (Epic) $8 lot like Doug Stone. Died young. Sad.
Parks Born Into It $5
Parry, Dick Tasmania’s Yodelling Hillbilly $10
Parsons, Gram With the Flying Burrito Brothers Live at Avalon Ballroom 2cds $22
Parsons, Jeremy Doggondest Feelin’ $18 reminds of Marty Brown.
Parton, Dolly Jolene/ In My Tennessee Mountain Home 2on1 $15
Paulo, Lou Thank You Les...$20 Member of Les Paul’s Trio with a tribute album & great guests including Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Jose Feliciano etc
Perry, Keith Keith perry (Curb) $10 A lot like Keith Whitley...a great album
Peters, Grtetchen Hello Cruel World (2012) $20 inc. duet with Rodney Crowell.
Pierce, Webb Honky Tonk to Country Boogie 32 tracks $15 (Canetoad/Decca)
Poovey, Groovy Joe The Late Great $10 20 tracks originally on Little Darlin’ label.
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special ) $8
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows (RCA) $20 2cds ..includes radio show.
Presley, Elvis Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel Recordings 3cds (RCA) $12
Price, Ray Faith (Gospel) (Columbia) $8
Prine, John with Mac Wiseman Standard Songs for Average People *****Special of the month****** $5 oh Boy.
Prine, John Missing Years (Oh Boy) $15
Prine, John Live on Tour $10 Oh Boy)
Prine, John Christmas $10
Prine, John In Spite of Ourselves $15 (Oh Boy) with Iris Dement, Emmylou etc
Rabbitt, Eddie Jersey Boy (Capitol) $8
Rabbitt, Eddie Ten Rounds $8 two exceptional albums
Raney, Wayne That Real Hot Boogie Boy: King Years $12 (Ace UK)
Raven, Eddy Love & Other Hard Times (BMG) $8
Raven, Eddy w. Jo-el Sonnier Cookin’ Cajun $8
Reed, Blind Alfred Complete Recorded Works (Document) $20 good
Reed, Jerry Essential (RCA) $10
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven (Justice) $12 arguably the finest female folky cd ever.
Richie, Lionel Tuskogee Deluxe edition (CD + DVD) $18
Riders in the Sky Best of the West (Rounder) $12 22tks Hits pkgs!
Riders in Sky Best of West Rides Again (Rounder) $12 25 tks
Riley, Jeannie C Best (Varese) out of print $20
Robbins, Marty Song Of Robbins (CBS) $8
Robbins, Marty Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?/ I’ve Got a Woman’s Love $22 2
Rodman, Judy A Place Called Love (MTM)( Rare $15
Rodriguez, Carrie Seven Angels on a Bicycle $8
Rodriguez, Johnny You Can Say That Again (Hightone) $8
Rogers, Roy Tribute (RCA) Duets $12 jewel case version.
Rooney, Jim Brand New Tennessee Waltz/ Ready for the Times to Get Better 2 on 1 $12
Ronstadt, Linda The Collection 2cds $15 46 tracks Rhino UK all WB/Asylum
Ronstadt, Linda Best Of: The Capitol Years $20 2cds 4 complete Capitol albums (inc. classic “Heart Like a Wheel”) all with bonus tracks on 2cds. No duplication with the previous title either.
Ronstadt, Linda Dedicated to the One I Love $8
Rose, Chelle Ghost of Browder Holler $5 ( Ray Wylie Hubbard)
Rowan, Peter Dust Bowl Children (Sugar Hill) $15
Run C & W Into the Twangy First Century (MCA)Russell Smith 10
Run C & W Row VS Wade (MCA) Russell smith $8
Russell, Leon Stop All That Jazz (DCC/ Shelter) $10
Russell, Leon Hank Wilson’s Back III: Legend in My Time $15
Russell, Leon Retrospective (Shelter/Capitol) 18 tks sealed $18
Russell, Tom Rose of San Joaquin (Hightone) $15
Russell, Tom Borderland $12 (Hightone)
Russell, Tom Hurricane Season (Rounder) $15 maybe his best
Russell, Tom Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs (Hightone) $15
Russell, Tom Box of Visions $12 (Philo)
Russell, Tom Modern Art $12 ((Hightone)
Sadler, Sarg. Barry Ballad of the Green Berets (RCA/ Coll. Choice) $18 This reissue was Colelctors Choice most successful &
sold in excess of 70,000 copies. Inc. bonus track.
Sahm, Doug Return of Wayne Douglas $20 (last & best album)
Salley, Jerry Showing My Age $18
Schmidt, Claudia Bend in the River (Red House) $5
Scott, Jack Touch Me Baby I Go Hog Wild 2 cds 64 tks $25
Scott, Jack The Way I Walk: Carlton Recordings 1958-60 $15 (Rollercoaster) 26 tks
Scrivener, Gove Shine On (Compass) $10 Prine/ Nanci guest superb
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear (WB) $10 stunning
Seely, Jeannie Greatest Hits on Monument $20 very hard to get
Serby, Davi Poor Man’s Poem $5
Shaver, Billy Joe I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (Koch) $15
Shaver, Billy Joe Live at Billy Bobs CD + DVD $15
Shaver, Billy Joe Old Five & Dimers Like Me (Koch) $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Highway of Life $5
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street (Zoo) $8
Shay, Dorothy Park Avenue Hillbilly (Collectors Choice) $8
Sexsmith, Ron Retriever $8
Shegog, Kevin Ballad of a Hillbilly Singer (Canetoad) $18 29 tks
Shenandoah Road Not Taken (Columbia) $5
Shanandoah Greatest Hits (Columbia) $5
Shipley, Arkey Hot Rod Race (Collector) $10...original Hot rod Lincoln
Silverstein, Shel Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball $15 w. Dr Hook + bonus
Singletary, Daryle Ain’t it the Truth (Giant) $8 superb.
Sir Douglas Quinter Best (Westside UK) deleted $15 Doug Sahm
Skaggs, Ricky Country Gentleman 2cds (Epic/Legacy) $15
Sky Kings From Out of the Blue (Rhino) great country rock $ 15
Smith, Carl Essential 1950-56 (Clumbia) $18 out of print.20 tks
Smith, Mindy Mindy Smith $10 2012 (Giant Leap)
Smither, Chris Hundred Doillar Valentine $10 2012 Elixir
Snider, Todd Live: Near Truths &Hotel Rooms $12 (Oh Boy)
Sovine, Red Old Rivers & Other Classic Narrations (King) $18
Sovine, Red 20 All Time Greatest Hits (Tee Vee/King) $20
Sovine, Red Greatest Hits $18 Vintage Vaults UK
Springer, Roger Band Roger Springer Band $8 “Daddy never Had a Chance in Hell”
Staines, Bill Beneath Some Lucky Star $10 (Red House) 2012
Starr, Lucille Lonely Street/ Side by Side 15
Statler Brothers Legendary 3cd 60 tracks fa. Sound $20 last copy
Statler Brothers Music Memories & You $8 Mercury
Stevens, Ray Hum It (MCA) $5
Stevens, Ray # 1 With a Bullet (Curb) $10 w. The Pirate Song
Stevens, Ray Lend Me Your Ears (Capitol) $8
Stevens, Ray He Thinks he’s Ray Stevens (MCA) $10
Stewart, Gary Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior 2 on1 (Raven) $10
Stewart, Gary with Dean Dillon Brotherly Love/ Those Were the
Days 2 on 1 (Raven) $12
Stewart, Gary Gary/Cactus & a Rose $10 (Westside UK) RCA 2on1
Stewart, Gary Branbd New (Hightone) $8
Stewart, Gary I’m a Texan (Higtone) $8
Stewart, Gary Essential (RCA) $10
Stewart, Wynn Very Best 1958-1962 (Varese) $12
Stone, Doug Doug Stone $8 “Better Off in a Pine Box”...classic
Strait, George Beyond the Blue Neon (MCA) $10 his best
Stuart, Marty Compadres: An Anthology of Duets $12 w. Haggard/Cash/Connie etc
Sweeney, Sunny Concrete $8
Sweethearts of Rodeo Buffalo Zone Columbia) $10
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sisters $10 (Columbia)
Talley, James Woody Guthrie/ Songs of My Oklahoma Home $12
Taylor, Chip Yonkers New York 2cd $10 Bound book style cover.
Taylor, Chip F**k all the Perfect People $15 (2012)
Texas Tornados Zone of Our Own $10 (WB)
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $18 (Capitol) Best single cd
Thompson, Hank Best of Hank Thompson (Varese) $18 WB/Dot/ABC
Thompson, Hank Hank the Hired Hand $10 2cds (1Capitol + interview)
Tillis, Mel Greatest Hits (Curb) w. Coca Cola Cowboy $8
Tillman, Floyd Best (Collectors Choice) $15 24 tks
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun Recordings $12 26 tks
Tillotson, Johnny 25 All Time Greatest Hits (varese) $15
Trailblazers Vintage Australian Hillbilly Music 31 tks $10.
Travis, Merle The Merle Travis Story (CMH) $18 excellent 24 tracker & Merle is in fine voice even doing his first ever version of “Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigareette”, one of the many classics he wrote, this for Tex Williams.
Travis, Randy Around the Bend (WB) $20 CD+DVD
TRIO I Ronstadt/Harris/ Parton $10 Trio 1
Tritt, Travis The Storm (Category 5) $15 his last album ...2007 vanished overnight!!
Tubb, Ernest Legend & Legacy $10 (Edsel UK) duets
Tucker, Tanya My Turn (2009) $10
Turner, Josh Live Across America (Crackerbarrel Store only ) $20
Turner, Josh Your Man $15 (MCA) ...I mentioned with Randy Houser that he & Jamey Johnson were only true country major label artists...better add Josh
Twitty, Conway RFD-TV Collector’s Edition 2cds 40 tks Universal 12 pg booklet $18 all original MCA
Tyson, Ian Cowboyography (Sugar Hill) $20 classic with Navajo Rug, written with Tom Russell & I might add that Katy Moffatt had a rather sheepish look
when the Cosmic Cowboy asked her whether she was the Katy in the song...the one “nekkid” on the rug.
Anyways it is a stunning album.
Tyson, Ian Raven Singer (Stony Plain) $8
Uncle Lightnin’ Searchin’ for Ted the Cowboy Eisenhower $5
Wagoner, Porter The Essential (RCA) $12
Wagoner, Porter The Rubber Room (Omni) $20 29 of his quirkiest now out of print
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly The Essential Porter & Dolly $12
Wagoner, Porter/Dolly Always Awlays/Two of a Kind 2on 1 (Am. Beat) $20
Wakely, Jimmy Vintage Collections (Capitol) $10
Walker, Billy Sing Me a Love Song: 18 Greatest Hits $8 CStars
Walker, Jerry Jeff Navajo Rug (Ryko) $10
Walker, Jerry Jeff Viva Luckenbach (Ryko) $8
Wallace, Jerry Best Of (Varese) $15 His country recordings on Challenge & Decca
Walser, Don Rolling Stone from Texas $10 (Watermelon)
Walser, Don I’l lHold You in My Heart $8
Wariner, Steve Life’s Highway (MCA) $10
Wariner, Steve Laredo $5 (MCA)
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone) $18
Watson, Dale Blessed or Damned (Hightone) $18
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone) $18
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. These are so good that if anyone doesn’t have all three they are NOT complete.
Watson, Dale Preachin’ to the Choir 2cd Live $12
Watson, Dale Truckin’ Sessions $8
Watson, Dale Truckin’ Sessions 2cd version autographed $20
Watson, Dale Sun Sessions (Red House) $15
Watson, Doc Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album $10 (Flying Fish)
Watson, Gene From the Heart (RMG) $10
Watson, Gene Then & Now (Koch) $8
Watson, Gene Sings (Intersound) $8
Watson, Gene Greatest Hits (MCA) $18
Watson, Gene Ultimate Collection Hip-O 23 tracks $18
Wayne, Dallas Big thinkin’ $8
Wells, Kitty The Collection (UK) $10 17 tks
Wence, Bill Analog Man ina Digital World $18 w. guests inc. Charlie McCoy, Becky Hobbs, Jordanaires, Gretchen Peters etc
West, Dottie Essential (RCA) $10
West, Dottie Country Sunshine: RCA Hit Singles 1963-74 $10
West, Dottie Collection 1976-1984 (Razor & Tie) $10
West, Speedy w. Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie (R & Tie) $15
West, Speedy w, Jimmy Bryant Swingin’ on the Strings $12 (R& Tie)
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA) $10
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith L A to Miami (RCA) $10
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA) $10
Whitman, Slim Best 1951-1971 (Rhino) $8
Whitman, Slim The Essential 3cd (EMI) $15
Whitman, Slim The Collection (EMI UK) 2005 $15 2cds
Whitman, Slim The Collection (EMI UK) 1989 $18 2cds
Whitman, Slim Magic Moments (with Byron) $10 (QED)
Whitman, Slim Country Classics 3Cds (Readers Dgest) $8
Wild Jimbos Wild Jimbos (MCA) $10 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band offshoot
Williams, Don Volume One& Volume Two (edsel) $20 his first 2 albums on 1 cd
Williams, Hank The Legend Begins: Rare & Unreleased Recordings 3CDS $30 (Mercury)
Williams, Hank Jnr Standing in the Shadows (Mercury) 20 tracks) $15.
Williams, Hank Jnr Almeria Club $12 This is the deluxe hard book clothbound edition.One of Hank Jnr’s best with an examination of Hank Snr’s blues roots.
Williams, Hank III Lovesick, Broke & Driftin’ $8
Williams, Jason D Killer Instincts (Rounder) son of JerryLee $10 ??
Wills, Bob Bootheel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds Mercury $15 50 tracks
Womack, Tommy Now What!! $5 ...good.
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee $12 (Everett)
Woodys Teardrops & Diamonds (Dynamike) $15
Woodys Woodys $12 for Joey & Rory fans...just fabulous
World Famous Headliners Shawn Camp/ Al Anderson (NRBQ)/ Pat McLaughlin
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars, Cadillacs deluxe 2cds expanded version $20
Yoakam, Dwight Last Chance 1000 Years: Greatest Hits of 90s $8
Young, Faron Story Songs For Country Folk (Mercury) $18 Canetoad
1. 1861 Project Volume 1 $10 (Marty Stuart/ Richard Dobson / Irene Kelley etc)American Murder Ballads $18 2 cds with 50 tracks, mostly country with some blues and folk. Some people don’t realise how violent songs can be...imagine how it would have been had they had wood chippers in those days.
2. Beverly Hillbillies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack $10 New sing old. Hard to go past Lorrie Morgan’s version of “Crying Time” ...all good.
3. Beverly Hillbillies TV Cast Album $15 Jedd, Jethro etc all sing...Great.
4. Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazelwood (Ace UK) 25 tracks $18
5. Caught in the Webb A Tribute to Webb Pierce $15 One of ithe best if not the best ever country tribute albums. Great line up and they stick faithfully to the traditions of the songs. Emmylou is superb as alway on “Wondering” and it makes you wish she hadn’t strayed when you hear Alison Moorer doing “Back Street Affair”. Dwight, Willie, Jones, Dale Watson, Charley Pride...all hear.
6. Come Together: American Salutes the Beatles $8
7. Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles $8
8. Get With the Beat: The Marvel Masters $12 (Ryko) Great 27 tracker on a major distributed label of a very obscure label which drew the line between hillbilly & rockabilly and combined the two. Originally on the Cowboy Carl label on l Mar-vel Records began just south of Chicago in the 40s. As it stands the best known artist on this label was Bobby Sisco so you could certainly expect some true unknowns. Sisco is great on “Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm”, which has slappin’ bass in the rockabilly style but takeoff steel guitar in the hillbilly style. Includes great tracks from Jack Bradshaw, Bobby Burton, Shorty Ashford, Ginny Carter, Ronnie Durbin etc. A great label of authentic hillbilly.
9. Great Yodelling Album of All Time 2cds 50 tracks $18
10. Greetings from the District of Columbia $15 Ruthie & Wranglers, Honky Tonk Confidential
Etc...all good. 24 tracks
11. Happy Birthday Buck A Texas Salute $18 22 tracks including a couple of Buck’s final recordings . Includes David Ball, Rodney Crowell, Derailers, Rick Trevino etc 22 tracks Note: IN A RECENT HIGHLY SECRET MEETING THE COSMIC COWBOY & MYSELF JOINTLY DETERMINED THE 3 BEST COUNTRY TRIBUTES AS Caught in the Webb/ Happy Birthday Buck and Pearls in the Snow....all here...all bargains.
12. Horse Whisperer Soundtrack $8 a classic ..Strait, Dwight etc
13. Hillbilly Fever! The Preston Story Volume 3 (Canetoad) $8 30 tracks recorded at Melbourne’s Preston Studio featuring independent Melbourne artists many with a rockabilly bent.
14. Lawless Soundtrack $18 with Nick Cave and includes 5 new songs by Emmylou Harris
15. Legend of Hank Williams: Read by Sammy Kershaw 2cds $20 (Mercury) Sammy reading Colin Escott’s book with rare musical interludes. Good to get.
16. Lighter Side of Blue $20 Columbia Legacy 2cd 48 tracks of early country artists 1926-1938...best of white artists singing country blues. Rare.Darby & Tarlton, Frank Hutchison etc
17. Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe $15 Inc. known artists such as Hayes Carll, Ron Sexsmith, Lori McKenna & Colin Gilmore.
18. 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.
19. Radiogram: 24 Songs That Inspired Gram Parsons $8 (Righteous)
20. RCA Country Golden Era Volume 1 $20 20 tracker on RCA Japan. Nice selection.
21. Red Hot & Country (Mercury) Classic!! $10 17 tracks and if only “Matchbox” by Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy & The Mavericks was the only track it would be worth double this but Johnny Cash’s version of Dylan’s “Forever Young” and Mark Chesnutt’s “Goodbye Comes Hard to Me” put it beyond that.
22. Rig Rock Truck Stop: Diesel Only Records $8
23. Rockin’ in the Farmhouse: Original Rockabilly & Chicken Bop Vol 2 $20 20 great tracks from the Roulette & Rama label with some very early Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Bowen and some great tracks by the Rock-a-teens. Highlight though is a previously unrelased gem by Roc la Rue called “Rockabilly Yodel”, which combines two things that seemingly don’t mix,superbly.
24. Silver Meteor: A Progressive Country Anthology $15 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.
25. Straight Out of Boone County: Cowboy Songs/Home Songs/ Western Songs/ Mountain Songs $10 (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.
26. Texas: A Musical Celebration 150 Years $5
27. Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck $10 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.
28. Town South of Bakersfield III Essentially it is all Los Angeles based artists (hence witty title), many of whom performed at the legendary Palomino Club, now I believe a restaurant, but in its day the place where everyone went when in California. Many of the artists have gone on to have successful recording careers but these selections are only available on here. All are good and this includes Dale Watson!!, Wylie & Wild West Show, Patty Booker, Rick Shea, Ronnie Mack plus a bunch of “who the hell are theys” who are pretty darn good such as Steve Kolander, Calvin Davidson, Ruby Trees etc. 16 tks $ $18
29. Tribute to Tradition $10 Dixie Chicks “Stand By Your Man”...Collin Ra ye “Cold Cold Heart” Randy Travis “Mama Tried”, Alison Krauss “Three Bells”...all good.
30. Winning Hand (Monument) $15 Brenda Lee/ Kris Kristofferson/ Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton A one off project with duets and solo songs . Excellent.
31. When I Was a Cowboy: Early American Songs of the West Vol 2 (Yazoo) $20 23 songs from the 20s and 30s including the Cartwright Brothers (Hoss & Little Joe???), Powder River Jack & Kitty Lee, Ken Maynard, Rowdy Wright etc.
32. 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 $10
Bonham, Glen Glen Bonham (Scena)
Boxcars All In (Mountain Home)
Bradley, Dale Ann East Kentucky Morning (Pinecastle) for Krauss fans
Cherryholmes IV (Skaggs)
Cox Family Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over (Elektra)
Deep Dark Woods The Place I Left Behind (Sugar Hill)
Grascals Tribute to Andy Griffith Show (alas RIP Andy!)
Hull, Sierra Daybreak (Rounder
Humming House Humming House (Unsigned) a tad jazzy as well
Kallick, Kathy Use a Napkin (Sugar Hill)
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn
Krauss ,Alison New Favorite (Rounder)
Kohrs, Randy I’m Torn
Leath, Nate & Friends Rockville Pike (Patuxent)
Lewis, Laurie Earth & Sky: Songs of Laurie Lewis
Lonesome River Band Chronology Volume One 1982-2012
Lulu Belle & Scotty Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (OH) 21 tk
Lynn, Christie Country-Gospel-Bluegrass (Gusto) (guests inc Porter/ dolly)
McClains More Fun Than We Ought to Have (Oinecastle)
McCoury, Del Cold Hard facts (Rounder)
McReynolds, Jesse & Friends Songs of Grateful Dead (Woodstock)
Martin, Benny Big Tiger Roars Again Pt II (OMS)
Miner, Bob There & Back Again
Monroe, Bill Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord (MCA) gospel
Mountain Heart That Just Happened (MH)
Mullins, Joe/ Radio Ramblers Hymns from the Hills (Rebel)
Parton, Dolly Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)
Pikelny, Noah Beat the Devil & Carry a Rail (Compass)
Raphael, Joel America Come Home inc. Crosby & Nash
Raybon, Marty Southern Roots & Branches (Rural Rhythm) Wonderful vocalist who provided the lead vocal for Shenandoah, who had a lot of hits. Marty in fact even reprises Shenadoah with new versions of “Ghost in this House” & “Next to Me Next to You”.
Skaggs, Ricky Instrumentals (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky History of the Future (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Soldier of the Cross (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules (Skaggs/ Rounder)
Skaggs, Ricky Tribute to 1946 & 1947 (Skaggs)
Skaggs, Ricky Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs
Smith, Billy & Terry Bill Monroe Tribute K tel
Stanley, Ralph A Mother’s Prayer (Rebel)
Stephenson, Larry What Really Matters (Compass) 2012 “Philadelphia Lawyer” great
Troy, Billy Broken Moon (OMS)
Vespers The Fourth Wall (Black Suit) nice...
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream ComeTrue (Rebel
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin Live (Rounder)
Whites Lifetime in the Making (Ceili)
Williams, Paul Satisfied (Rebel) gospel
Wretched Refuse String Band s/t (Alcazar)
Wrinkle Neck Mules apprentice to ghosts
Wright, Luther & Wrongs Guitar Pickin’ MAtyrs (Back Porch)
Zonn, Andrea Love Goes On (Compass)
2008 IBMA World of Bluegrass Radio Singles
16 Downhome Country Classics (Arhoolie0
Arkansas Traveller: Music from Little House on the Prairie (inc Elizabeth Cook/ Mac Wiseman)
Bluegreas Gospel Songbook (Rounder)
Foggy Mountain Special: a tribute to Earl Scruggs
Let the Light Shine Down: A Gospel Tribute to Bill Monroe
O Sister! (Rounder)
O Brother Where Are Thou (Universal)
Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Inglis: American Fiddler
$10 & up Bluegrass
Auldridge, Mike Treasures Untold (Sugar Hill) $18
Berline, Byron Fiddle & a Song (Sugar Hill) $18
Blake, Norman & Nancy Back Home in Sulphur Springs $15
Boggs, Dock Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (SF) $18
Carter, Dave & Tracy Grammer Little Ble Egg (Red House) $15
Cordle, Larry Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ (Mighty Cord) $20
Cordle, Larry Murder on music Row $15
Crowe, J D Blackjack $18
Dailey & Vincent Gospel Side of (Crackerbarrel) $10
Douglas, Jerry Traveller (new album) $18
Duffey, John The Rebel Years 1962-1977 $18
Fink, Cathy/ Marcy Marxer Rockin’ the Uke $10 (Community)
Fleck, Bela Bluegrass Sessions Vol 2 $10
Front Porch String Band Hills Of Alabam $18 (Claire Lynch)
Gaudreau, Jimmy/ Moondi Klein HomeFrom The Mills $15
Gram Parsons Notebook Last Whippoorwill $20 A must for all GP fans
Grisman/Rice Tone Poems (Acoustic Disc) $20
Grisman, David Home Is where the Heart Is 2cd (Rounder) $25
Grisman, David Dawgwood $18 (Acoustic Disc)
Grisman/Garcia/ Rice Pizza Tapes $20
Holcomb, Roscoe An Untamed Sense of Control (Smithsonian) $18
Jackson, Carl/John Starling Spring Training $20 (Sugar Hill) w. Emmylou Harris& Nash Ramblers (Jon Randall, Sam Bush, Al Perkins etc)...
Jim & Jesse Story: 24 GH (CMH) $15
Jones, Chris Lost Souls & Free Spirits: The Rebel Collection Old &New $18
Kohrs, Randy Crack in My Armour $18 this has a 3D cover & Randy is like a bluegrassy version of Vince Gill a la the Key. Superb
Krauss, Alison Paper Airplane (Rounder) $10
Lewis, Laurie Skippin’ & Flyin’ $18
Maddox, Rose Sings Bluegrass $18
Nashville West Nashvilel West $18 (Clarence White)
O’Brien, Tim Chicken & Egg $15
O’Brien Party of Seven Reincarnation: Songs of Roger Miller $18 (Tim O’Brien)
O’Connor, Mark Hot Swing Trio $15
Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Collection (CMH) $18 24 tks
Seldom Scene Act Four $18
Sizemore, Charlie Story Is: Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel) $18
Otsuka, Akira First Tear (Patuxtent) $18
Shiflett, Karl & Big Show Take Me Back (Pinecastle) 2012 $20
Sizemore, Charlie In My View (Rebel) $18 (wonderful country voice)
Sizemore, Charlie Good News (Rounder) $15
Sizemore, Charlie Back Home (Rebel) $18
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Sweethearts (Rebel) $20 w. Dolly, Iris, Gillian, Melba, Lucinda etc
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Country 2cd (Rebel) $35 Guests are amazing, Gill/ Dwight/ Jones/ Emmylou / Porter / Bob Dylan!/ Skaggs Rare now!
Stanley Bros Earliest Recordings (Rich R Tone) $18
Starling, John Waiting on a Southern Train $18 (Sugar Hill) superb
Stetson & Cia Stetson & Cia $15 (Cia Cherryholmes of what else..Cherryholmes)
Ulisse, Donna An Easy Climb (gospel)
Wade, Stephen Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition (Smithsonian F’ways) $15
Wakefield, Frank Tribute to Bill Monroe (Patuxtent) $15
Williams, Robin & Linda These dark Hills $12 (Red House) 2012
Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: a Classic Bluegrass Tribute: 2cds Rounder $18
Life Goes On 2cds: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer $15 a veritable who’s who!
COUNTRY BOX SETS
Alvin, Dave Eleven Eleven box set edition $40 This gives us 3 cds + a DVD of Dave live at the Ark in Michigan. Thge first cd is the original Eleven Eleven album, the second 9 tracks recorded live plus a bonus ep.
Arnold, Eddy Then & Now $10 2cds Long style box Cd # 2 features later sessions produced by Harold Bradley.
Atkins, Chet The RCA Years 2cds 48 page book. Nice buff coloured Box with 48 page book. Great price $18
Autry, Gene “Sing Cowboy Sing” Rhino 3cd + 64 page booklet $45 This features Melody Ranch Radio Show recordings. Track by track rundown and wonderful reproductions in the booklet. 84 trcaks covering the years 1937 to 1955. Very attractive package as always by Rhino.
Brooks, Garth The Limited Series #1 $30 First 6 albums. Also known as the half decent years...well to be honest the first album ‘Garth Brooks” was a gem. Big book
The Limited Series # 2 $30 sealed. The sometimes decent years, but others may disagree and I will never use the two words sometimes & decent talking about Taylor Swift. 5cds + DVD. Big book.
Brown, Milton And His musical Brownies: Daddy of Western swing 4cds (Proper box ) sealed incl 32 page book. Over 10 tracks. Motor accident cut short his life. Who knows who would have been king..he or Bob Wills.
Cash, Johnny Legend $40 4cds + 76 page book in nifty hard book style package. Simply put the best single Cash hits package you can get 104 tracks. The 24 tracks on the 4th cd are all duets or recordings with other artists.A perfect gift for the Cash-less person.
Cash, Johnny “Unearthed’ $90 This is now deleted and is very hard to get. It consists of 5 cds from John’s later career tenure with American label. 4 cds are tracks that are additional to his American Recordings cds and the fifth is a summation of the best of the American Recordings. These are housed in a very attractive cloth bound hard cover book. BUT THERE IS MORE. There is a second hard cover book with 108 pages, also cloth bound. These two cloth bound books are then housed in a cloth bound case....black of course (heck it is Johnny Cash!!). These are very hard to get. This is 100% as new. Don’t miss out. This is a very reasonable price. 100 like new. Don’t miss out.
Cash, Johnny “At Folsom Prison” This is the US edition complete in long flip style hard cardboard box, presented as it should be. 2cds + dvd. 40 page large booklet, The Dvd runs for 2 hr and 10 minutes and features actual performances and interviews with likes of Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart & Rosanne Cash. Has the usual Show One plus previously unissued Show 2. $45
Charles, Ray “Complete
Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music” (Rhino)
Cline, Patsy Collection $35 One of the greatest boxes ever with 4cds
and 68 page book. The sound is exceptional. This is the one true MCA box and whilst there are other Patsy cds out there this does it all. Also have one with jus ta few marks on box $25.
Fogelberg, Dan “Portrait: the Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997” 4 cds with 72 page booklet. $45 Housed in quad fold sleeve which with the booklet is housed inside a nice box resembling an old style bound book. Some may query the inclusion of Fogelberg in the folk section but that is what I belive he ostensibly was... a folky who also had a strong following in the country rock area die his association with the Eagles and the excellent country album he made “High Country Snows” on which Ricky Skaggs is a guest.
Gill, Vince “These Days” Ultra Special $25 4cds plus book. This is his 2006 box with 4 cds each with a separate theme on each.
a) Workin’ On a Big Chill:The Rockin’ Record
b) The Reason Why: The Groovy Record
c) Some Things Never Get Old: The C & W Record w. Emmylou, J. Anderson
d) Little Brother: The Acoustic Record
43 songs which are only on this and nothing else. Autographed copy $35
Harris, Emmylou “Portraits” $45 Seemingly every one of Y & T customers favourite female country singer and with good cause. 3 cds + 24 page booklet & 61 tracks many rarities. Attractive long style box. Highlight of course is her wonderful rendition of John Hiatt’s “Icy Blue Heart”
Haggard, Merle Down Every Road 4cds + 76 page book. $60 sealed.
What a great set. 104 tracks and it spans all the labels he recorded for. If you don’t have any Merle this would be the one to get. Also have a non sealed box in great shape for $40
Haggard, Merle The Original Outlaw Time Life 3cds $20 Career spanning 3 cd + book 60 tracks sealed in long book style packaging. How could it be anything but an all time bargain.
Hall, Tom T “Storyteller, Poet & Philosopher” $35 Attractive box. Long out of print &highly sought. 2 cd with 32 page book. 50 tracks including some previously unissued.
Jennings, Waylon “Nashville Rebel” $50 Special buy on this gem. All new and what a set. Extremely attractive leather look embossed box, modelled after Waylon’s famed guitar. I’d say it was one of the most attractive box sets I’ve seen. Huge 144 page book with many rare photos and a lot in colour. 92 tracks including solo and duets recordings. All remastered. Also have one used in great shape for $30
Jennings, Waylon RCA Years Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line 2cds+ 40 tracks + 20 page book in long style box $15
Jim & Jesse “The Old Dominion Masters” Rebel...4 cds $58 16 pg book Over 100 tracks
Jones, George Spirit of country: The Essential George Jones $18
2cds Sealed set on Columbia longbox style Nice package.
Jones, George The Hits Then Till Now Time Life 3cds $20. Career
spanning 60 trcak cd in ultra nice hard cover book style package. Sealed as well.
Lynn, Loretta Honky Tonk Girl: Loretta Lynn Collection 3cds $48 Wonderful leather look hard book style box. Has 70 tracks and running time is 3 hours. Includes all the hits including the controversial “The Pill” and the fabulous “Your the Reason Our Kids are Ugly” ...with Conway. Naturally her signature tune “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is there too.48 pg book.
Miller, Roger “King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller” 3cd +
40 page book. $55 If ever an artist was deserving of a
Bear Family box set it was Roger. There is a dearth of his
material, even in Greatest Hits packages. This is much more
with 70 tracks that include most of his “Trip in the Country”
album where he went back & recorded some songs that he
wrote early in his career for other people such as “Tall Tall
Trees”, “Invitation to the Blues”, “don’t We All Have the
Right” etc. All the hits are there and it includes some great
later things such as “Old Friends with Willie & Ray Price.
This is now deleted as well.
Monroe, Bill The Music of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994 $55 4cds 98 tracks and 100 page book. The man who created bluegrass. Nice cloth bound book style box in pristine shape.
Murray, Anne “Now & Forever” 3cd + 36 page book $55 This is a very
rare box as it only came out in Canada, at least in this attractive long style maroon box. Has 64 tracks including 10 or so previously unissued or alternate tracks. You won’t find one & probably neither will I !!
Nelson, Willie Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 $20
This is akin to a holdup...Sony 3cd set with 32 page book in a long hardcover book style box. His CBS years where he went from “Willie who”? to one of the biggest names in the entire world of show business. The second cd focuesses on his many duets from Lacy J Dalton to the great “Old Friends’ with Roger Miller & Ray price.
Nelson, Willie The Early Years: Liberty Years Plus More. $18 I don’t have to tell anyone that I am a huge Willie fan. Almost met him once when the Highwaymen were here but he & Kristofferson were not impressed by the Sydney rainy weather so flew to Melbourne for a game of golf on the very day. Darn. That famed un-autographed poster now hangs in a famed apothecary’s lounge room. BUT I remember this set was also going that day as even though it was early it is some of the great man’ s best work and is in stunning full stereo sound. 61 tracks...little change in style from later. Willei was always Willie. BTW I still have my copy!!
Nelson, Willie One Hell of a Ride $40. This 4cd 100 track career spanning collection covers all the labels he has recorded on. It starts and ends with “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song”. The first version was from 1954 and the second was recorded in 2007 specifically for this box. I might say that although this was Willie’s first song there are artists I could name who haven’t written one half as godo in their entire career. Comes with a 100 page book and is the “first” (supposedly) green cd in that no plastics were used at all on the package.
Nelson, Willie “The Complete Atlantic Sessions” Rhino. $35 Willie only actually released 2 albums on Atlantic but those 2 are credited with elevating him in status throughout the music industry. He certainly has never done better than these albums. I personally rate “Phases & Stages” his best. It is the second of the two albums for Atlantic and tells of the breakup of a relationship from a woman’s perspective (side on of the lp) and from a man’s perspective (side 2). I wouldn’t say “Red Headed Stranger” was an overrated album but it is not as good as “Phases or Stages” nor the other album he did for Atlantic, “Shotgun Willie”. “Shotgun Willie” had some wonderful tracks. His “Sad Songs & Waltzes” is as good as it gets and Willie’s own version contrasts wonderfully with the version we know by Keith Whitley. Those two gems of albums both have a stack of bonus cuts whilst a third cds features “Live at the Texas Opry House’. That one has one of the most manic tracks you will ever hear...a medley of “Bloody Mary Morning/ Take Me Back to Tulsa”. Willie plays the wildest guitar solo you would ever hear and off the cuff the brilliant fiddler Johnny Gimble segues into “Take Me Back to Tulsa”. Superb. The box features nice mini lp style covers and a 48 page book. They are housed in a wonderful leather look box with a silver embossed Willie in the middle.. To add that extra bit of class the box has a magnetic seal. One with few small marks on cover $20 ....A must.
Owens, Buck “The
Parton, Dolly The RCA Years 1967-1986 2cds + 32 pg book .Long style box $10
Parton, Dolly Dolly Parton “Dolly” Sony legacy 4cds 99 songs including 7 previously unreleased songs. Includes he earliest “Puppy Love”. Includes her other very early classics “Dumb Blonde” and “False Eyelashes” Nice silvery box. $50 new & sealed. Nice hard cover book style package.
Poole, Charlie The Essential 4cds (Proper label) $15 inc 24 pg bk
Reno & Smiley & the Tennessee Cut-Ups King Years 1951-1959 $55 4 cds + 24 page booklet from banjo man, Don Reno and guitarist Red Smiley . 115 tracks.
Rogers, Roy “Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection 1937-1990” Rhino 3cds $50 Out of print. Rhinos status as the best exponent of the box set in the USA is enhanced with this gem 68 page book with rare photos and great track by track commentary. 94 tracks include a lot of rare tracks which promote the “Roy Rogers” image. Roy was a larger than life character but even if he never acted was a superb singer so good in fact that he is the only person who is in the Country Music Hall of Fame...twice. Solo and as original Sons of Pioneer.
Stanley Brothers “The Early Starday & King Years 1958-1961” $50 4cds + 20 page booklet in long style box. 109 tracks. This is now out of print. As may be expected there is a mix of gospel and secular tracks. Not just classic bluegrass but some of the best country music ever.
Stanley Brothers “Definitive Collection” Time Life 3cds + book $20
Not as grand as the previous but for the punter looking
for an intro it is super. Long style book box.
Statler Brothers 30th Anniversary Celebration Mercury 3cd $40 Great book style set with a 36 page book featuring the writings of Colin Escott. As far as boxes go it is excellent but largely avoids their gospel recordings. 62 tracks. Very nice. Includes their CBS as well as Mercury hits, though in all fairness the only one on the former label was “Flowers on the Wall” but it was also their biggest...even made the pop charts in Australia.
Strait, George “Strait Out of The Box” 4cds +72 pg book $30 His early years were his best. Includes rare tracks such as “Six Pack to Go” his duet with Hank Thompson. Just great. IMO, apart from that great album “Twang” George has largely been coasting since the 90s. This is why this boix is so good.
Tubb, Ernest The Texas Troubadour (Proper) 4cd + 48 pg book
100 tracks . Sealed copy $15 last copy1
Williams, Hank Jnr “The Bocephus Box” 3 cds + 20 pg book $40 sealed
$35 unsealed but like new. The Warner Brothers Years, well at least for the period 1979-1992 are represented here. 62 tracks including some unreleased. Key tracks from albums such as Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound, Rowdy, Habits Old & New etc.
Williams, Hank Original Singles Collection 3 cd $25 84 songs including 20 page booklet. Includes undubbed “Tear in My Beer”
Williams, Hank “The Complete Hank Williams” 10 cds+ 2 books plus post cards etc. Beautifully cloth bound. Brand new and still sealed. Won multiple Grammys. 53 previously unissued recordings. Arguably the best major label set ever issued. When this first came out there was a limited edition of 10,000 each individually numbered. The first of these is one of those.
Limited edition # 403 of 10,000 $200 very collectible.
Non Numbered edition $150
Williams, Hank The Unreleased Recordings: Mother’s Best 3cs $45 54 tracks in hard cover book style box with 40 page book. On Time Life with intro notes by Jett Williams who along with Hank Williams Jnr own the rights to issue these recordings. Incidentally they sound great, maybe even better than his MGM.
Wills, Bob “Encores” 3cds $40 + 40 page book by Wills’ biographer Charles Townsend. Bob’s Liberty Recordings saw him reunited with Tommy Duncan and for the first time they recorded together in true hi fidelity sound which suited the group to the ground. The final cd in this set is from 1973 & saw a reunion with former Playboys’ members & greats Leon McAuliffe, Eldon Shamblin (they recreate the classic “Twin Guitar Special”). Merle Haggard also guests.
Wills, Bob And His Texas Playboys “Legends of country Music” Sony Legacy $45 New & sealed 105 tracks on 4 cds. Foremost Wills authority Rich Kienzle, one of the better country music writers contributes the notes as well as compiling the sets. It is the best single Wills set as it includes post CBS hits such as “Faded Love” and concludes with some of the final session from 1973. As always any Wills cd which Kienzle has his name on will include “Drop Us Off at Bob’s Place” one of the most ebullient tracks you wil lever hear.
Yoakam, Dwight Reprise Please Baby: Years The Warner Brothers $70
Out of print WB. 4 cds in new condition. Has a swag of of previously unreleased tracks including the entire 21 on disc 4. In my mind there is no question Dwight’s original Reprise recordings with Pete Anderson are his best. 87 tracks all up.
Arhoolie 40th Anniversary Collection $70
5 cds + 68 page book featuring the wonderfully eclectic Arhoolie label’s best. Chris Strachwitz was a German immigrant who in the early 1960s started to revive the careers of some legendary bluesmen and then proceeded to record folk, country, Cajun, bluegrass etc artists. In may ways he was a modern Alan Lomax. Wonderfully detailed notes.
Boots Buckles & Spurs 50 songs Celebrate 50 Years of Cowboy Tradition $28
Put out to commemorate the famed National Rodeos Finals 50th Anniversary in 2008. All songs have a horsey/cowboy/
Rodeo theme. There are some excellent rarities such as David Allan Coe’s version ‘f “Ride ‘em Cowboy” which was only ever on a compilation lp. I really like the Johnny Cash selections in “Bull Rider” and “Rodeo Hand” 3cd + 24 page book in hard cover book style box.
Fonotone Records 5 cds + 164 page book + package of postcards. $90 Has 141 tracks in a very attractive hard box which is in the shape of a cigar box. This is very hard to get. It is of course the baby of the delightfully eccentric Joe Bussard (everyone should see the documentary “Desperate Man Blues’). Great names such as “Jolly Joe’s Jug Band” (with Joe himself), Mississippi swampers, Bald Knob Chicken Snatchers etc.
Forerunner Music Group 4cds + 12 page book in nice leather look box $18 Put out by the publishing house and featuring all number of artists. The first 2 cds have 20 tracks each and the third features 4 of Forerunners writers singing their own songs: Tony Arata/ Shawn Camp/ Peter Wasner & George Marinelli Jnr/ and as a bonus we have John Wesley Ryles doing “I Want to Be a Baseball Star”. It is a shame he wsn’t a bigger star. 4th Disc features 10 songs from the Memphis Boys.
Friends of Old Time Music The Folk revival 1961-1965 $50 Smithsonian Folkways in a nice long box. Sealed too!! 55 tracks, 53 never before released and a 60 page book. The term folk was widely used but the majority of the artists are country or bluegrass wit ha few acoustic blues pickers thrown in such as Mississippi John Hurt & Fred McDowell. Otherwise we have Stanley Bros, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Maybelle Carter, New Lost City Ramblers, Bill Monroe, Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb etc.
Gilleys Live at Gilleys 4cds $28 Recorded 1980-1988 when Gilleys ruled all of Texas. 56 tracks in book style package with a veritable who’s sho plus some artists you don’t often see such as Dave & Sugar & Kendalls.
Harry Smith Project Revisited $55 2cds + 2 DVDs + 40 page book. Harry Smith’s original set is generally accepted as the definitive collection of American folk music and this features modern performers doing 30th and 40s songs eg Steve Earle does “Prison Cell Blues” originally performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1928 & on the Blind Lemon tack...Lou Reed does “See My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Rebel Records 30 Years 1960-1995 35 Years of the Best in Bluegrass 4cds $58 + 36 page book. inc. some early Skaggs & Whitley.
Stompin’ Singers & Western Swingers:
More from the golden Years of Western Swing (Proper) $15 Last copy 4cds (100 tks) + 52 page book
BEAR FAMILY CDS AS NEW $5- $20 (**denotes NEW overstock)
Adams, Charlie Cattin’ Around $15
Arnold, Eddy Thereby Hangs a Tale/ Cattle Call $20
Arthur, Charline Welcome to the Club (feisty Patsy style) $15
Ballew, Michael Live at Gruehne Hall $8
Ballew, Michael I Love Texas $15
Ballew, Michael You Better Hold On $18
Bare, Bobby All American Boy cds #3 $10
Barentt, Bobby American Heroes $20 68pg booklet / 27 tks
Bell, Freddie And the Bellboys $15
Butler, Carl A Blue Million Tears $18
Campi, Ray Eager Beaver Boy$15
Carter, Anita Ring of Fire $20
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line/ Little Fauss & Big Halsy 2 on 1
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (recorded also Leon Chappelear) $15
Coe, David Allan Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to Say $20
Coe, David Allan Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee Whiskey$20
Coe, David Allan Tattoo/ Family Album $20
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/ Spectrum VII $20
Coe, David Allan Castles in the Sand/Hello in There $20
Collins, Tommy Black Cat $20 **
Country All Stars Jazz from the Hills (Chet..Homer & Jethro) $15
Crickets Still in Style (post Buddy Holly w. Sonny Curtis) $10
Dickerson, Dub Boppin’ in the Dark $15
Dobkins, Carl Jnr My Heart Is an Open Book $20
Dobson, Bonnie Viva La Canadienne $10
Dolan, Jimmy Jukebox Boogie $15
Eddy, Duane That Classic Twang $20 (all 3 Duanes are out of print)
Eddy, Duane Especially for You/ Girls Girls Girls $20
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s the Thang/ Songs of Our heritage $20
Emerson, Lee It’s So Easy for You to Be Mean $20 **
Emery, Jon If You Don’t Someone Else Will $5
Flatt, Lester Live at Vanderbilt (with Bill Monroe) $15
Gallion, Bob Out of a Honky Tonk $15
Garland, Hank And His Sugar Footers $15
Glaser, Tompall The Outlaw $$15 Tompall is uniformly great
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue $$15
Griffin, Buck Let’s Elope Baby $15
Guitar, Bonnie Intimate Session $18 **
Guthrie, Jack Oklahoma Hills (Woody’s cousin Capitol rec.) $18
Haggard, Merle Same Train a Different Time (2lps on 1 + bonus) $18
Hall, Roy Rocks $20 **
Hawkins, Ronnie Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins $20 **
Hawkins, Screamin Jay Spellbound 1955-1974 $20 2CDs (but no booklet)
Hester, Carolyn Dear Companion 2cds + 52 pg book $30 exc.60s folk
Hogsed, Roy Cocaine Blues (Capitol tracks..great trio) $15
Jackson, Wanda The Ballads of Wanda Jackson 30 tracks $20
Jennings, Waylon From Clovis to Phoenis: The Early Years
Jimmy& Johnny If You Don’t Somebody Else Will $10
Johnny & Jack For Old Time’s Sake $20
Jones, George Heartbreak Hotel $20 **
Laine, Frankie On the Trail $20
Lanham, Roy Szzling Strings/ Fabulous Guitar $18
Lewis, Jerry Lee Up Through the Years 1956-1963 $15
Little Richard Formative Years $18 (pre Specialty)
Lorrie, Myrna Hello Baby: Meet the Pearls series $20**
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train $20
Loudermilk, John Sittin’ in the Balcony $18
Loudermilk, John D It’s My Time $20
McDevitt, Chas Featuring Nancy Whiskey $$15
Maddox Bros & Rose Ugly & Slouchy$18
Martin, Janis Female Elvis (must for Wanda Jackson fans) $15
Miller, Ned From a Jack to a King $20 (31 tks)
Miller, Roger King of the Road $18
Newman, Jimmy C Bop A Hula 2cds $30
Orbiuson, Roy/ Sonny James The RCA Sessionjs $15
Paul, Billy Texas Rose $8 (outlaw style. Junior Brown a band
Perkins, Carl The Dollie Masters $15
Perkins, Laura Lee Don’t wait Up: Meet the Pearls Series $20 **
Pitney, Gene/ George Jones Gene Pitney & George Jones (Musicor duets) $20
Prophet, Orville The Travelling Kind $10
Rainwater, Marvin Rock Me $18
Rasmussen, Ole Sleepy Eyed John $10
Ray, Johnnie Cry (30 tracks) $20
Ray, Wade Idaho Red $20 **
Robbins, Marty Story of My Life (& Ray Conniff) $20
Roberts, Kenny Jumpin’ & Yodellin’ $15 (“She Taught Me to Yodel”)
Roman, Mimi I’m Ready If You’re Willing: Meet the Pearl $20 **
Rose, Sammy Fool’s Gold $5
Scahatz, Lesley Hello Stranger $5
Silver, Jim Music Makin’ Mama from Memphis $15
Scott, Jack Rocks $20
Snow, Hank Tales of the Yukon $18
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky $5
Swan, Jimmy Honky Tonkin’ in Mississippi $10
Trammell, Bobby Lee You Mostest Girl $10
Van Dyke, Leroy Walk on By $20 (30 tks)
Waikikis Hawaii Tatoo $10
West, Hedy/Bill Clifton Getting Folk Out of the Country $10
Willard, Jess Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor $15
Williams, Leona/Haggard Old Loves never Die $20
Williams, Lew Cat Talk (great) $20
And the Answer Is Volume 2 (BCD 15792) $20
Bear Essentials 27 Stars Salute Bear Family’s 25thAnniv. Only on this
Cd . All tracks have “bear” in the title. $8
Hank Williams: Songwriter to Legend 28 tks. The cd consists of both Tribute
songs plus songs Hank wrote but never recorded. $18
Rio Bravo: and other TV & Movie themes $18
Sentimental Journey The Train Never Stops 44pg book $18
Shakin’ Up North Canadian Rockabilly Vol 1 30 tks deluxe pkg.$18
Sun Gospel 32 tracks $15
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 8 (Fabor/Abott/Radio) $18
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 10 (Chess) $20
That’ll Flat Git It Volume 20 (Event) sensational rockabilly $18
Bear Family Country Boxes All are like new unless stated. Some still sealed.
Arnold, Eddy Tennessee Plowboy 5cd+40pge book $100
Atkins, Chet Mr Guitar 7cd + 120page hard cover book
$150 few marks on box
Bare, Bobby All American Boy 4Cd + 40 page book $90
Carter, Wilf Cowboy Songs 8 cds + 48 page book $130
Carter Family In the Shadow of clinch Mountain $280...new & sealed
12 cds + 220 pg book...(normally $420)
Collins, Tommy Leonard 5cds + 36 page book $110 “Leonard” was of course his real name as in the Haggard song .
Damron, Dick Lost in the Music: Recordings of Dick Damron 1978-1989 3cds digipak style sealed 48 page book. Canada’s main country singer....the ACnuck Waylon $55 includes 48 page book
Davis, Jimmie Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine 5cd + 24 pg book $110
Hamilton, George IV To You & Yours From Me & Mine 6cd + 88 pg hard
cover book. ABC + RCA Few marks on box $110
Jackson, Stonewall Waterloo 4cd + 76 page hard cover book $110
Johnnie & Jack And the Tennessee Mountain boys 6cd + 68
pg. book $140
Jones, George Walk through This World With Me: The Complete
Musicor Recordings Part One 5cd + 48 pg book
Locklin, Hank Please Help me I’m Falling 4cd + 36 pg book
RCA years $100 like new
Locklin, Hank Send Me the Pillow You Dream On 3 cd + 32 pg
Decca/ 4-Star etc (pre RCA) $80
Louvin Brothers Close Harmony 8 cd + 52 pg book $170
Maddox Bros & Rose Maddox Brothers & Rose 4cd + 28pg book $100
Oxford, Vernon Keeper of the Flame 5 cd + 32 page book $120
Pierce, Webb Wandering Boy 1951-58 4cd + 32 pg book $80
Price, Ray And the Cherokkee Cowboys 10 Cd + 80 pg
hard cover book $220
Ritter, Tex Have I Stayed Away Too Long 4cd + 48 pg book
...which is great...lots of movie poster repros $90
Robbins, Marty Country 1951-58 5cds + 40 pg book. Few small
marks on box...book + cds pristine $100
Snow, Hank singing Ranger Vol 1 4cd + 16 pg book $80
Snow, Hank Thesaurus Transcriptions 5 cd + 40 pg book
$100 couple small marks on box
Snow,Hank Yodelling Ranger 5 cd + 48 page book All his Canadian
Sons of the Pioneers Memories of the Range 4cd + 28 pg book $90
Sons of Pioneers/ Roy Rogers Way Out There 6 cds + incredible+++
164 page hard cover book $160
Stewart, Wynn Wishful Thinking 10 cd + 52 pg book $190
Some rate this the best Bear Family box
Travis, Merle Guitar Rags & a Too Fast Past 5cd + 80 pg book
$110...troubled genius..youy better believe it
Tubb, Ernest Walking the Floor Over You 8cd + 40 pg book
$150 few marks on box
Tubb, Ernest Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said hello 5 cd +
32 pg book. $90...box & book a little marked
Wagoner, Porter Thin Man From the Plains 1952-1962 4cd + 36
pg book $90
Billy Cross the Brazos at Waco 5 cds + book $110
West, Speedy & Jimmy Bryant Flamin’ Guitars 4cd + 56 pg book $100
Whitman, Slim Rose Marie 6cd + 44 pg book $100
Bear Family Bluegrass boxes
Clifton, Bill Around the World to Poor Valley 8cd + 100 pg
hard cover book $160 few small marks on box
Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 4cd + 16pg book $70
Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 5cd + 20 page book $100
Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus 6cd + 28pg book
Martin, Jimmy And Sunny Mountain Boys 5cd + 44 page $110
Monroe, Bill Bluegrass 1950-58 4cd + 48pg book $80
Monroe, Bill Bluegrass 1959-1969 4cd + 28 pg book $80
Bear Family Pop/ Rock&Roll/Rockabilly boxes
Clooney, Rosemary Come-on-a-My-House 7cd + 80pg hardcover
Clooney, Rosemary Memories of You 7cd + 80pg hardcover book $150
Domino, Fats Out of New Orleans 8 cd + 72 pg book. Few small
marks on box. $160 New Orleans hero.
Donegan, Lonnie More than “Pye in the Sky” 8 cd + 60 page book
$160 few marks on box. **Always thought a
weird title...still do...Pye is of course his record
Labeef, Sleeoy Larger Than Life 6cds + 28 pg book $100
Luman, Bob Let’s Think About Living 4cd + 104 pg hard
cover book. Still Sealed $120
Lyman, Frankie And the Teenagers: Complete Recordings 5cd +
40 pg book ...what a story $110
Morse, Ella Mae Barrelhouse Boogie & the Blues 5cd + 40pg book
$110 what a variety of styles.
Olatunji Drums of Passion & More 4cd + 20 pg book $70
Platters Four Platters & a Lovely Dish 9cds + 52 page book
$180. This is fabulous. All the group took turns at
lead vocals even though Tony Williams took most
especially on the hits. Love the leads featuring
bass vocalist Herb Reed esp. On “Darktown
Strutter’s Ball” & “Gonna Sit Right Down etc” Few
marks of minor nature on box.
Prima, Louis The Capitol Recordings (also includes Keely
Smith & Sam Butera) 8cd + 40pg book $170
Ray, Johnnie Cry 5cds + 88pg book $140 One very minor mark
on box. Must confess I tried this & to be honest
could not believe how fabulous it sounded.
Scott, Jack Classic Scott: the Way I Walk 5c + 40pg book
Few small marks on box $100. What variety!!
Vincent, Gene The Road Is Rocky 8cd + 132 pg hard cover
book. Includes more than 200 songs. Complete
Sun Ballads 1953-1962 3 cds 92 page book 78 tracks. This is one of the small digipak style boxes al la the Porter Wagoner “Cold Hard Facts of Life”. Has there ever been a better performance of a ballad than the Prisonaires’ original version of “Just Walking” in the Rain” $48
Bear Family Blues/R&B boxes
Dr Feelgood/Piano Red The Doctor’s In 4cd + 20 page book $90
Louis Jordan Let the Good Times Roll 9cd (the 9th is ep
length featuring his recordings w. Ellla
Fitzgerald) + 48pg book. Few marks on box.
King, Freddie Taking Care of Business 1956-1973 7cds + 104 page book $160
Lutcher, Nellie And Her Rhythm 4cd + 36 page book $90
Mitchell, Bobby I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday 2cd + 28
pg book $55
Shirley & Lee Sweethearts of the Blues 4cd + 32 pg book
BLUES Plug It In Turrn It up: Electric Blues The Definitive Collection 1939-2005 Still sealed. These are each 3 cds with the digipak configuration of the Sun Ballads (above) Each with 160 or so page book. There are 4 volume each covering a specific period.
Part 1 Beginnings 1939-1954
Part 2 1954-1967
Part 3 1960-1967
Part 4 1970-2005 Normally $80 each Buy 3 get 4th free $240...
Round the Town: Following Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Night at the London Music Halls 4 cd + 136 page hard cover book $110 Early Jazz, pop, novelty etc in great quality...includes George Formby snr!!
1. Boxmasters Christmas Cheer $12 A surprisingly Bad Santa-LESS approach by Billy Bob Thornton.
2. Buffett, Jimmy Christmas Island $10
3. Elmo & Patsy – Santa Got Run Over By a Reindeer $10
4. Gill, Vince - Breath of Heaven $8
5. Hicks, Dan& His Hot Licks – Crazy for Christmas $15 mainly all originals.
6. Jackson, Alan – A Honky Tonk Christmas $8
7. Johns, Evan & H Bombs - Please Mr Santa Claus $12
8. Judds – Christmas Time $10
9. Keith, Ben Seven Gates $15 This is a really nice album by Neil Young’s long time sideman..vocal guests include the very same Neil Young, Johnny Cash & J J Cale...instrumental guests augmenting Ben’s steel playing include Jack Clement, Rusty Kershaw, Mickey Raphael etc.
10. Loveless, Patty - Bluegrass & White Snow (Epic) $10 Christmas
11. Setzer, Brian – Best of Collection: Christmas Rocks $20 20 tracker
12. Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two CD + DVD $25 This is really good. Enjoyed the long dvd which also features the Whites. Ricky’s children appear and they are very good. Ricky himself is good but honestly he could play Santa and need NO padding whatsoever.
13. Stone, Doug – The First Christmas $15 This is a great album. The track “Three Little Pennies” is wonderful. All original songs too.
14. Ungar, Jay & Molly Mason Family Band – A Fiddler’s Holiday $12
15. : Average Joes Muddy Christmas $10 2012 with a mix including Montgomery Gentry...the great John Anderson & some less known names. Not too bad
16. Various: Christmas Jazz: A Collection of Swinging Tunes for the Holidays. $10
17. Various: Dr Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas $15 Rhino.
18. Various: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas $12...this is mix of 5 original and 4 traditional Christmas songs BUT look at the artists...Prairie Oyster, Keith Whitley (!), paUL Overstreet, K T Oslin etc.
19. Various: Ukulele is Winter Land $12 RCA Japan features Hawaiian & Japanese uke-sters. Very nice. I am a fan.
20. Various: Very Best of Celtic Christmas: A Windham Hill Collection $15
19 tracks ...75 minutes
21. Merry Little Christmas $10 Some good original songs with standards, includes Roches, Nicolette Larson, Dr John etc
FOLK BOX SET
Baez, Joan Rare Live & Classic 3cd + 32 page book. Vanguard $30 The pure voice featured on 65 tracks, many rare. There is a healthy amount of Dylan covers and “Forever Young” is a classic. She also does two of the ones that were in Woodstock, “Joe Hill” & “Sweet Sir Galahad”
Carthy, Martin The Carthy Chronicles 4cds $70 83 tracks on 4cds from one of the mainstays of UK folk scene. Themed cds are Classic Carthy/ Carthy in Compnay/ Carthy Contemporaries ( a very interesting cd in which he does some covers including Dylan, Buddy Holly & Gilbert O’Sullivan/ Child Carthy. Includes 100 page book plus poster and family tree. Over 5 hours on the 4 cds .
Chapin, Harry “Story of a Life” $48 sealed 3 Rhino cds in attractive glossy box with 47 tracks including all the gems ,Taxi, WOLD, Cat’s in the Cradle, Circle and of course the wonderful non hit album tracks such as “Mr Tanner” and “the Rock”. 80 page booklet. And don’t forget rarities such as the sequel to “Taxi” ...called....””Sequel”.
Chieftains From the Beginning: Chieftains 1-4 4cds $40 These are some of the most imaginatively named albums you will ever come across. Chieftains 1/ Chieftains 2/ Chieftains 3/ Chieftains4. They originally appeared on the Claddagh label. The 4 individual jewel cases have individual notes and are collected in a slip box. Like new. The albums date from 1964 on.
Denny, Sandy Who Know Where the Time Goes $30 3cds + 20 page book. Many rarities. Few marks on box
Donovan Try for the Sun: The Journey Of $70 Very hard to get let alone new and sealed. Has 3cds + dvd in a very fine purple velvet box....what else would you expect. 60 songs including 12 previously unreleased plus a 40 minute dvd and a 60 page book from the Leach personal collection.
Drake, Nick Fruit Tree $454cds box...the complete Nick Drake recordings which includes 16 page book & a cd of rarities.
Fairport Convention Unconventional: the Official History of the First 35 Years of Fairport Convention on 72 are, live, classic and unreleased recordings. $70 sealed The wonderful packaging includes a Peter Frame Family Tree suitable for framing, a booklet called Cropredy Chronicles home of their annual reunion at the World’s finest Village Fete. The book is 172 pages and too good to believe. All tracks are cross referenced to the previous and other recordings of them. Have one where there are a few marks on the box but content is as new $60. Magnificent.
Fairport Convention Cropredy Capers: Twenty Five Years of Fairport Convention and Friends at the Cropredy Festival $70 Cropredy may be the most delightful English village you could ever see. Fairport Convention are the mainstays of British Folk and have an annual reunion here. The guetss are spectacular ...yes they include all the Fairport alumni such as Richard Thompspn, Ian (now Iain) Matthews, Dave Cousins etc but the likes of Robert Plant, Loudon Wainwright III, Ian Anderson etc. The 4 full length cds each have booklets but there is so much more. There is a 136 page book with year by year commentary and every set list. A 48 page village guide to Cropredy...plus build your own model of Cropredy field. Other booklets too!! This is out of print.
Guthrie, Woody Woody At 100 $70 Wonderful 150 page book housing 3 cds to celebrate what would have been Woody’s 100th birthday. Book is of the quality of a Bear Family book. On Smithsonian Folkways
Guthrie, Woody The Asch Recordings Vol 1-4 4cds $45 4 cds with 105 tracks in solid cardboard case. Each case has individual notes, 32-36 pgs each. These are the recordings Moses Asch did for his Folkways label, now put out by Smithsonian Institute. Each cd has unissued tracks. This is perhaps the best set of Guthrie’s recordings you can get and a perfect companion for the previous one!!
Hutchings, Ashley Burning Bright: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Ashley Hutchings: The Godfather of Folk Rock $55 4cds by the legend known as the Guvnor...160 page book which is sensational. Alas no box hence reduced price. Nothing less than fabulous though!!
Kingston Trio “The Capitol Years” 4cds $48 in slip case with 48 page booklet. 107 tracks . Nice set (Capitol USA) Has both variations of the group with Dave Guard & John Stewart. Many previously unreleased tracks are featured.
Lightfoot, Gordon “Songbook”
tracks over four cds with a hard bound book...same format as the Ray Charles
box. Includes the best of his United Artists recordings such as the fabulous
‘Did She Mention My Name” plus his original version of “Early Morning Rain” The
other 3 cds mainly feature his Warner Brothers albums and include many
rarities. Great story songs abound such as the true story of “The Wreck of the
Edmund Fitzgerald” This is as new $
Martyn, John Ain’t No Saint: 40 Years of John Martyn 4cds $55
Sealed box with 61 songs including ove r30 previously
unreleased. Includes 36 page book. Nice hardcover book
Mitchell, Joni Both Sides Now $30 Collector’s edition in 21 cm
diameter maroon material hat box style package with 4 Joni lithographs suitable for framing. The cd is classic love songs (including Joni’s own “Both Sides Now”) performed with orchestra.
Peter Paul & Mary “Carry It On” Rhino 4 cds + dvd $55 Over 5 ½ hours on the cds which includes a selection of their solo hits, the biggest of which was Paul Stookey’s “Wedding Song”. The Cosmic Cowboy And I were very sad when Mary passed on. Her superb voice was unique but her hair flicking style was hypnotic. Watch the DVDS for 30 flicks a song...or maybe more. Great set
Simon, Paul Graceland Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition $65
Housed in a very nice cloth bound outer box with
a very nice reproduction of the Graceland warrior,
which is also nicely produced on a special poster. There are 2 books one 76 pager has notes about the
project and includes lyrics. The other is a hard bound book which includes the 2 cds & 2dvdsand also reproduces a notepad of Paul Simon’s working lyrics & varied doodling. Exquisite package. DVDs go for a combined running time of 4hours. .
Swarbrick, Dave Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk’s Finest Fiddler $70
Like new. Was the main man in Fairort Convention for quite a while, most notably around he time of their epic “Babbacombe Lee, from where the witty titles of each of the 4 long cds was obtained. “d” is for Duo/ “c” is for Collaborations/ “E” is for Extras “s” is for Swarb!. It is a superb set with a 136 page book in colour, a book of fiddle music scores (don’t worry he is an excellent vocalist too), a Peter Frame Fairport Family Tree and more.
Thompson, Richard RT: the Life and Music of Richard Thompson Rare, classic & previously unrelased 5cds + an absolutely stunning 172 page....yep 172 page book. $80 This includes the rare bonus cd which was only available by writing in and then only on the initial releases. Each cd has a title wand each runs a shade under 80 minutes. 1)Walking the Long Miles: Muswell Hill To LA 2) Finding Better Words: The Essnetial Richard Thompson 3) Shiner in the Dark: the Epic Live Workshops 4)The Sonsg PPOur Down Like Silver: The Covers & Sessions 5) Real Rarities and the 6th CD NOT available ..Richard Thompson on the Free Reed label. Also has a booklet about the Vincent, the subject of perhaps his best known song. This is as new....have a sealed copy for $same price but it won’t have the 6th cd....but still may be write in. It also doesn’t cross into the territory of the following box, at all!!!
Thompson, Richard “Walking on a Wire 1968-2009” $60 4cds sealed Shout Factory label.71 classic recordings which covers his solo career as well as Fairport Convention as well as duet recordings with ex wife Linda Thompson. Includes 60 page book all in attractive box.
Wainwright, Loudon III “40 Odd Years” $70 sealed 4 cds + DVD. 69 songs from 25 albums plus as additional 22 rare and unreleased tracks. The DVD contains a 60 minute documentary “One Man Guy” plus a bunch of live performances bringing the dvd time to around 200 minutes. A clever and humorous artist who has been married to one of the McGarrigles and one of the Roches. Great box. Fans will immediately know what the song titles “IDTTYWLM” and the very politically incorrect “IWIWAL” expand to.
Weavers Wasn’t That a Time $58 Vanguard box which is out of print. 87 tracks. A couple of superficial marks on box but otherwise as new. The Bear Family box is their Decca recordings so this is a fitting companion to that one. Vary hard to get.
Anthems in Eden An Anthology of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978 4cds + 60 page book $65 This is as an attractive box as I have ever seen. It is a wonderful overview that stick to rarer items. Each cd has a theme to it. 1)Folk Roots, New Routes looks as the early heroes of the folksong revival 2)Please Sing a Song for Us analyses the emergence of the post Dylan singer-songwriter 3)The New Electric Muse examines the rise of folk-rock4)a Midsummer Nights Happening explores prog-folk, acid folk, strange folk and beyond.
It is as new and again the presentation is just superb.
Folk Festival A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth
International Festival 2cds + 28 pg book $30 Sidmouth is a seaside resort which has hosted a folk festival since 1954. This was brought out to commemorate the 50th anniversary in 2004. It is a very imprssive looking set with shiny longbox packaging. Earliest in the box are 70s recordings from the Yetties, Martin Carthy, Roy Harris, Shirley & Dolly Collins, Jimmy Cooper & Kevin Mitchell. The recordings are amazingly clear...also includes selections from international guests such as Eric Bibb & Kelly Joe Phelps. Some of the othee icons of the Englisg folk field include Ralph McTell, June Tabor, Norma Waterson, Kate Rusby etc. 35 tracks. A steal.
The Transports The Full Story of the First Fleet Transported to Australia 1787-88 and the classic Ballad Opera That it Inspired $60 As much a historic document. This has the original 1977 album which Melody Maker voted “Folk Album of the Year”. There is a 132 page book describing the history of the First Fleet and of the English Transported Convicts, a full discography and a full discography of the 1977 and 2004 versions. Both are the product of Peter Bellamy, a mainstay of the English Folk scene and feature mainstays of the British Folk scene
Washington Square Memoirs
The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 $60 Great Rhino book style box with 72 page book which gives a track by track run down of the 72 songs, Includes rarities like Bonnie Dobson performing her oft-covered “Morning Dew” and Fred Neil’s similarly covered “The Dolphins”. Nice bookend work...starts with Woody and ends with Arlo...that’s Guthrie boy. Wonderful,
Baez, Joan Classics: Best of A&M recordings $15 17 tracks 65 minutes.
Cassidy, Eva Live at Blues Alley (Blix Street) $15
Denny, Sandy The Music Weaver $20 2cds 26 tracks (Island UK) inc. solo, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, rare & unissued...even “Battle of Evermore” w. Led Zeppelin.
Fairport Convention Expletive Delighted (Varrick) $15
Fairport Convention Fairport Companion (loose chippings from the Fairport
Family Tree 2cds $18 inc. Fairport Family Tree. At one time
or another just about every single UK folk singer of note
were participants in a Fairport project.
Guthrie, Woody Library of Congress Recordings (Rounder) 3cds of songs & conversation $28
Woody Hard Travellin’ Ash recordings Vol 3 $10 (Rounder)
Hardin, Tim Reason to Believe (Best Of) 15 tracks (Mercury) $15
Highwaymen Michael Row the Boat Ashore: Best $18 EMI
Ian, Janis Janis Ian $15 (Verve) debut album with “Society’s Child”
Ian, Janis Secret Life of J Eddy Fink/ Who really Cares ...the 2 following albums $18
Ian, Janis Best 2 CD + DVD of 1979 world tour (Edsel UK) $25
Ian, Janis Between the Lines + Old Grey Whistle Test DVD $20
Kottke, Leo 6 & 12 string guitar (Fantasy) This is SACD version with standard version & plays on all players $18s sealed.
Kottke, Leo One Guiitar no vocals (Windham Hill) $15
McCurdy, Ed Best of Daliance (Rhino handmade..numbered ltd ed) Essentially Elizabethan ribald songs... originally Elektra. $15
McGarrigles McGarrigle Hour $12 21 tracks
New Harmony Sisterhood Band And Ain’t I A woman $8 Smithsonian Folkways
Sainte-Marie, Buffy Soldier Blue: Best of the Vanguard Years $10 15 tks
Sill, Judee Abracadabra: the Asylum Years $25 Rhino Handmade
Her 2 Asylum albums on 2cds with lot of bonus tracks.
Starr, Eddie We are the Working Class $10 (Smthsonian Folkways)
Thompson, Richard You?Me?Us? (Capitol) 2cds $18
Traum, Artie The View From Here (Shanachie) $8
Wainwright, Loudon III
Album II/ Attempted Mustache / Unrequited 3 on 2
His Columbia Years. Very clever artist $28 Includes his
one claim to pop fame “Dead Skunk”
Winchester, Jesse Jesse Winchester/ Third Down 110 to Go $15 2 on 1
Yarbrough, Glenn Live at Harrah’s Reno 2cd $18 (Folk Era)
1. Broadside Ballads Number 7 (Smithsonian)
The Time Will Come & Other Songs from Broadside Magazine $10 (Smithsonian Folkways limited edition.
2. Time Is Running Out: Broadside Volume 5 $10
ROCK BOX SET There are some exceptional bargains!
ABBA Thank You For the Music 4cd + 68 pg book $30
America “Highway 30 Years Of America’ Rhino 3cds with 80 page book. Nice book style hard cover box out of print. 64 tracks including demos and alternate tracks . Remastered sound with all the hits and much more. Very hard to get as out of print. $48 As new. “Horse With No Name” was thought by many to be Neil Young and was not even included on the cover of their original album. It was a late addition to the actual lp but the covers had been printed.
Amos, Tori “The Piano: A Collection” 5cds $50 Rhino. Rhino’s capacity to make exciting packages knows no bounds. This is in the form of a piano with raised keys, Includes one cds of rarities. You have to see it to believe it. It is like an actual piano keyboard. 64 page book. 86 tracks.
Band, The A Musical History $60 5cds + DVD all housed in a nice
cloth bound 112 page 29x24cm book. Great story of
their journey from Ronnie Hawkins’ backing band, The
Hawks, though their tenure as Bob Dylan’s backing
band....(known as The Band) though their rise in
status culminating with the Last Waltz concert. 101
tracks on the cds inc. rarities. Very nice.
Barrett, Syd Crazy Diamond $50 Contains the original albums “Madcap Laughs”/ “Barrett” plus the rarities collection “Opel” all with bonus tracks of alternate versions. Inc. 24 pg book EMI UK
Beach Boys “The Pet Sounds Sessions” $48 4 cds and a book presenting the complete recording sessions for their landmark album 90 tracks all up plus large book. Very attractive cloth bound green long box. Sealed
Beck, Jeff Beckology 3cds + 60 page book $50 This is the long style box not the short style package...this long one is much preferable. Includes Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group etc.
Bee Gees The Studio Albums 1967-1968 Rhino $60 sealed. The Bee gees were without a doubt he most successful musical export from Australia. In the early days, their music rivalled that of the Beatles for its sheer creativity and opulence. This has their first 3 albms in expanded 2 cds form. Each is in its separate 2cd cover with a nice hard cover box. The albums are 1st (with “New York Mining disaster”/ “Holiday” “To Love Soembody” etc) ...”Horizontal (“Massachusetts” / “World”/ “Words”etc...”Idea” (“I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You”/”I Started a Joke” ect) 69 tracks all together. Pop magic.
Bowie, David Sound & Vision $48 Ryko Original in great condition. 3 cds + video disc (plays like dvd) 72 page book.
Bruce, Jack Can You Follow? 6cds + 68 page book. $70 This is out of print.Nice quad fold cover. 110 trcaks from solo to his many group appearances including most notably on Cream, where he was the bass player and lead vocalist.
Buffalo Springfield “Box Set” Rhino 4cds out of print 80 pg book and 88 tracks. Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay and co. Especially essential for Neil Young fans in particular as it includes early demos that he did which later developed into album tracks, notably “Round & Round” and “The Old laughing Lady” $80. This is indiscernible from new.
Byrds “Complete Columbia Albums Collection” Limited $60 edition with 11 complete albums & 12 cds (“Untitled” being a double). All cds are attractively presented in a mini lp style cover and each cd has bonus tracks as well. Includes their landmark country rock album “Sweethearts of the Rodeo” with both Gram Parsons and Roger McGuinn on vocals .
Byrds There Is a Season $55 Sony Sealed 4cd + dvd set in long style box with full colour book. 99 tracks on the cd. Very attractive red leather look long box with gold lettering. Quite a few alternate versions.
Chicago Chicago 5cds + DVD $40 Rhino + 64 page book. All the hits and more. 104 tracks on the cds. Very nicely packaged as Rhino always do. It is now out of print.
Chicago “Chicago IV: Live at Carnegie Hall” Rhino OOP Small size box with 4cds , book and poster. $35 sealed
Eric Clapton “Crossroads” 4cds 44 page book $28 Career spanning set 73 tracks with all important tracks from his tenures with John Mayall Bluebreakers, Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and solo. Nice bookstyle box. Great companion with the following.
Eric Clapton “Crossroads 2” $28 4cds with over 4 hours running time including 26 previously unissued live recordings and 4 previously unissued studip recordings. Full colour 44 page book. Great set on the Polydor Chronicles series. Looks totally untouched by human hands.
Clash On Broadway 3cds + 64 page book. $30 Long style
Box. Bos has thing scratch on cover.
Cocker, Joe “The Long Voyage Home” 4cds $35 + 56 page book & 63 tracks. Better heard than seen IMO and a great collection with all the key tracks you can think of. Best for mine in the uptempo stakes is “Cry Me A River”, a bold re-arrangement of the Julie London classic & as ballads go how could anyone not like Joe’s “You Are so Beautiful”.
Colosseum Morituri Te Salutant 1968-2003 4cd $50 new Complied by the group’s leader Jon Hiseman, the set also includes previously unreleased studio and live recordings. Their most famous track, “Valentyne Suite” runs at 21 minutes. A 36 page book is included.
Crosby, David “Voyage” $50 Rhino 52 tracks plus 132 page book with Crosby’s own track by track commentary. Includes selections with Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and of course his solo career starting with the classic “If I Could Only Remember My Name” which is a classic.
Cure The Cure: Join the Dots: b-sides & Rarities 1978-2001
The Fiction Years $50 4 cds + 78 page book in nice hard book style box.
Deep Purple Shades 1968-1998 Rhino 4 cds + 56 pg book $55 Has their early more pop influenced tracks such as “Hush” and “Kentucky Woman” right through their years as hard rockers extraordinaire culminating in gems such as “Smoke on the Water, “Black Night” and the best “Child in Time”.
Delaney & Bonnie “On Tour With Eric Clapton” Rhino Handmade 4cd version in touring trunk style box. $90 One of the landmark tours from 1969 and one of rock’s great live albums. Backing is provided by those who played on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour.. Everything on Rhino Handmade is expensive but also in limited editions.
Dion “King of the new York Street” $55 Now out of print, 3 cds with a 52 page book. All eras are covered from his early sides as a doo-wop singer with the Belmonts through his darker sides where he was heavily into drugs. Highlight from that era is the stunning “Your Own Backyard”. A must have. This is truly a wonderful set and it could have been put under the 50s or even folk. Such is the versatility of the man. “Runaround Sue” and “Abraham, Martin & John”... two fabulous hits but how different can you get...about this much!! Wonderful.
Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’ :The Doobie Brothers 1970-200” $60 4cds with 78 tracks including one of rarities. Large box style set. Large book included. BRAND NEW SEALED.
Dylan, Bob Biograph 3cd +44 pg book $40 Nice hard cover book package. Originally released in 1981. New.
Dylan, Bob Dylan limited Deluxe box $40 3 cds in hard clothbound box with covers reproduced in mini lp format. This also includes 10 limited edition postcards plus 40 page book. Sealed.
Eagles Selected Works 1972-1999 4cds + 44pg book $38
Very nice cloth covered box 4 themed cd Early Years/ The
Ballads/Life in the Fats Lane/ The Millenium Concert. Pristine shape.
Electric Light Orchestra Flashback 3cds 53 tracks $30 with book. Hard cover book box, sealed
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Return of the Manticore 4cds $30 includes 36 page
book. 50 tracks, many quite long...a steal.
Faces Five Guys Walk Into a Bar 4cd + 64 page book $55
Those 5 are Rod Stewart/ Ronnie Wood/ Ronnie Lane/ Kenny Jones & Ian McLagen . 67 tracks. Rod Stewart had a concurrent solo career as well as being the lead vocalist of the Faces. The Faces naturally tended to rock out more & it was only his phenomenal solo career that saw a break up.
Grateful Dead Built to Last: Dead in a Deck $30 Special edition box
30 x 23 cm which features a special tri-fold cover
version of the album “Built to Last” as well as special
deck of playing cards with the Grateful Dead emblem
on them. The cards are sealed. Cd is great shape.
Grateful Dead “The Golden Road: 1965-1973” The classic Warner Brothers Years. 12 cds in great remastered HDCD sound with all cds having bonus tracks. 80 page book. $120. The set includes their two landmark country rock albums “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” plus their epic Europe 72 2cd album.
Grateful Dead “Beyond Description”: 1973-1989 Great companion to the Warner Brothers Tears box. This starts with their first post WB album, ‘Wake of the Flood” and has 12 cds worth of their Arista albums. Very attractive cover with a standout metallic centre. There are 2 separate 96 page booklets, one on the band and one on the music. $120 Brand new.
Grateful Dead Spring 1990 $300 Nice large size 12x12 box sealed. Contains a whopping 6 complet shows on 18 cds, a 60 page cloth bound hardcover book, 6 ticket stubs, 6 cloth backstage passes and more.
Heart Strange Euphoria $40” 3CD + DVD Nice package with 51 tracks including many previously unissued and alternate versions plus 56 page book. The Candian Wilson Sisters, Ann & Nancy, could rock like crazy (“Barracuda” is a classic) or be as tender as it gets (“Dreamboat Annie”). Attractive set.
Hendrix, Jimi Rockin’ the USA Part 1 $45
Rockin’ the USA Part 2 $5
Astro Man $45
Jammin’ With Jimi $45
Live in Scandinavia Vol 1 $45
2 Nights at the Fillmore East $45
These are part of the Jimi Hendrix Official bootlegs. All sound good. Some are exceedingly rare.
Jackson, Michael Bad 25th Anniversary 3CD + Dvd box $30 sealed.
Jefferson Airplane Loves You 3cd $40 + 64 page book. One of the stand
out and most influential San Francisco groups. Like new. 51
tracks. Surprisingly folky in places and equally rocky in
others. How good is “White Rabbit”!??!?!
Joel, Billy Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 4cds $30 including
44 page book. Nice hardcover book style packaging.
Judas Priest Metalogy $40 4 cds 55 tracks including some unreleased. Large book. Sealed.
Kansas Classic Albums Collection 1974-1983 10 albums (11 cds...$60 (“Two for the Show” is a double). Includes Their biggest “Leftoverture and Point of Know Return”)
Little Feat Hottcakes & Outtakes Rhino 4cds + 80 page book $48 This is out of print. Rhino boxes are exceedingly collectable. First 3 cds are their album tracks and the 4th is labelled “Studio Artifacts”. 82 tracks all up.
Los Lobos El Cancionero Mas y Mas: subtitled History of the Band from East Los Angeles. Rhino gem. This is out of print. $50 4cds + 80 page book. 86 tracks.
Lowe, Nick The Doings 4cds + 24 pg book $55 Great set with 86 tracks from his early tracks from after he left Brinsley Schwarz and from the likes of “Cruel to Be Kind” & “I Knew the Bride” to his wonderful later recordings on the album “Impossible Bird” and beyond.
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Definitive Collection” 3CD with 64 page book including some unissued tracks, $45 47 tracks. Includes their first demo version of “Free Bird” from 1970 and the last recordings of the original group from 1977.
Malo Celebration: The Warner Bros Recordings 4cds $40
Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge....wonder if he ever said
“I wish my Brother Jorge was here”...yeah...probably not.
This is a numbered limited edition on the Rhino Handmade offshoot. Small marks on rear of box.
Miller, Steve Steve Miller Box Set 3cds $45 64 tracks which cover all
aspects of his career from West coast rock to his big solo
hits which started with “The Joker”. Nice long leather look
embossed box. Excellent 56 page book.
Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes: Anthology 3cds + 48 pg book $60 This is an exceedingly rare box with the first representing their time on Island and the second their time on Ciolumbia with the 3rd being demos & rarities.
Nash, Graham “Reflections” 3cds with 152 page booklike new. $50 Includes songs from his time with the Hollies, where he was responsible for “On a Carousel” and “King Midas In Reverse’ through his time with Crosby Still Nash & Young where he sang lead on their biggest hit “Teach Your Children” as well as the popular “Our House”, written about his relationship with Joni Mitchell. . A companion to the Crosby set. As you may guess VERY detailed notes.
Newman, Randy Guilty 4cd box with 84 pg book. It is out of print & has 105 tracks including many demos, & rarities. This set is out of print. I have two. Both are contents like new but one has a small water stain on cover ...about ½ ‘. $60 & $50
Osbourne, Ozzy Prince of Darkness $40 4cds including one of newly
recorded songs. Includes 60 page book. Sealed
Parker, Graham No Holding Back $40 Demon UK 3cds + 16 page book. Out of print.51 tracks
Procol Harum All This and More: A 4 Disc Compendium 3cd + DVD $50 Nice package includes a 72 page book 52 cd tracks and a 22 trcak DVD.
Ronstadt, Linda “Box Set” $40 took them ages to come up with the name. 4 cds plus 60 page book 86 tracks including quite a few previously unreleased including a 1974 duet with Emmylou Harris on “Honky tonk Blue” Now out of print. Couple of
small marks on cover of box. $48 better box.
Ross, Diana Forever Diana 4cds $48 Very attractive box which is red
leatherlook with gold lettering & embossed Diana image.
Spans her career with Supremes & Solo including many
Duet. Very detailed 96 page book.
Santana Dance of the Rainbow Serpent 3cds + 64 pg book $28
Nice book stle packaging with unissued tracks. They started
out as Latin rock pioneers and venture through a number of
Simon, Carly Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995 $30 3cds + 48 page
book. Has 58 tracks including one of the greatest ever
singles in “You’re So Vain”. James Taylor was her husband &
called her “Big Fella”...yep read it in the Rolling Stone.
Simon, Paul 1964-1993 3cds $40 + 44 page book. Includes 52 tracks
in nice box. Includes some unissued tracks.
Springfield, Dusty Simply Dusty $60 4cd + 64 page book. Deleted UK box
Set including 16 top 20 singles. Hard cover book style box. Who of my vintage could ever forget “Son of a Preacher Man”.
Springsteen, Bruce Darkness on the Edge of Town Deluxe edition $60
3 cd (including 2 cds of unreleased sessions + 3dvd dvds run for about 6 ½ hours and include 2 full concerts. All is housed in 29 x 21 cm ring binder which has many photos from the sessions as well as Springsteen’s hand written notes.
Springsteen, Bruce “Born to Run 30th Anniversary edition” $30 2 DVDS + CD Vintage 2 hour concert from 1975 0n DVD plus 90 minute documentary. sealed
Springsteen, Bruce “Tracks” HDCD 4 cds $40 4cds of outtakes, b-sides and rarities. Nicely packaged in trifold cover with book. 66 tracks, some of which are quite long as we all would know.
Status Quo Rockers Rollin’ : Quo in Time 1972-2000 4 cd + 68 page book. $55 This is out of print and has quite a few unreleased tracks. And ...sorry it does include “Down Down”.
Steely Dan Citizen Steely Dan 4cds + 40 page book $40 Donald
Fagen & Walter Becker were the constants. The early years
Saw some wonderful pop songs such as the great “Reelin’ i n the Years” whilst the latter saw some longer work outs.
Stevens, Cat Box set $58 sealed. A&M 4cds with 79 tracks 100+ page book. Includes his early UK hits such as “Matthew & Son”, with their great opulent arrangements. It concludes with some tracks as Yusef.
Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime 3cds(54 tracks) + 80 page book and a DVD $55 This is new and as always Rhino do not adhere to the norm...in 42cm x 14 cm box. Very unusual package. All 4 members contribute to the liner notes.
Turner, Tina Collected Recordings Sixties to Nineties 3cds $40
Very attractive 84 page colour book. Long Style box in
Pristine condition. Covers her early career with then
then husband Ike through to her period as the super star
supreme. Very attractive box with gold Tina!!
Velvet Underground Peel Slowly & See 5cd + 88 page book $58 In absolutely pristine condition. 75 tracks including rarities. Andy Warhol’s famous peelable banana adorns the cover.
White, Barry Just for You 3cds $30 + 32 page . Promise I won’t tell.
Nice long box style package.
Who Who 2004 Tour Box $300 18 double cds which each represent a show. It includes 2 in Sydney and 1 in Melbourne and is out of print. The shows are all off the soundboard and it is an official release.
XTC Coat of Many Cupboards 4 cds of rarities. $60 Long style box with 80 page book.Out of print. As new.
Young, Neil “Official Release Series Discs 1-4” 24 K Gold LIMITED edition. $100 These may have been included in the country section. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE STANDARD JEWEL CASE EDITION sold in Australia. These are gold discs a la Mobile Fidelity. They are genuine gold, which gives better sound as the laser is able to read more of the encoded signal. BTW, some discs claim to be gold but are merely gold covered. If you have a disc claiming to be a gold limited edition you can see if it is real by holding up to your eye. You can actually see through the real ones. These ARE real. They also replicate the packaging of the original lps with double fold covers and inserts. These are also numbered editions has Neil Young/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere/ After the Goldrush (his best)/ Harvest (his biggest seller).
Zombie Zombie Heaven 4cds + 72 pg book Ace UK $55 From their early hit “She’s Not There” through their classic album “Odessey & Oracle” and their subsequent career reviatisation with “Time of the Season”, a surprise US number 1. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent were the leaders.
ZZ Top “Chrome Smoke & Barbecue” $80 Rhino still sealed This is out of print and hard to get. It includes an 88 page book plus a flip book...this is the one where you flip through the pages and it looks like a movie. Contains 80 tracks. This is the special edition in the shape of a Texas Roadshack replete with corrugated iron roof. Well it looks like corrugated iron. Also includes figures of the band and a bbq table set with the finest!! “La Grange” is a superb track.
Cowabunga The Surf Box $100 Rhino 4cds + 68 page book with fold outs. Again Rhino boxes especially the out of print ones are hard to get and fetch big bucks. Do a check...this is a bargain basement price and is 100% as new. 4 themed cds Ground Wells 1960-1963/ Big Waves 1963/ Ebb Tide 1963-1967/ New Waves 1977-1985.
Femme Fatales A History of Women in Popular Music 3cds $25 50
tracks. Any cd that has “Terry” by Twinkle on it is okay by
Forever Changing The Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963-1973 $60 Excellent 5cd history of Elektra Records which includes a stunning 76 page book with a track by track rundown. For a label that started as a folk label with the likes of Judy Collins, Bob Gibson and co it quickly developed with rock legends The Doors, blues rock of Paul Butterfield and co co-existing with the protest singers Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs. Lots of rarities which make it even more appealing. Each song, all 117 of them has its own separate entry in the wonderful book New & sealed. Naturally a brilliant Rhino label offering.
Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 $70 29 x 23 cm
Bound book style Nice matte style with silver writing.
The cds are included in a special slip in slot in the book, which is 120 pages with rare photos of all the artists so famed in the San Francisco area. Includes 77 tracks by the well known (Grass Roots/ Country Joe & the Fish/ Beau Brummels/ Janis Joplin) through the semi knowns and then the real rarities.
Nuggets Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelia Era Rhino $80. Sealed box 91 garage rock tracks with 100 page book. Classic box set.
Nuggets II Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond Rhino $100 This is as new. It is very rare now. Do a check. Has great 100 page book and has a few iconic Australian tracks in the mix. Classic series.
Where the Action Is Los Angels Nuggets 1965-1968 $70 29 x 23 cm
Sunset Strip revisited with The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Elctric Prunes, Lee Hazelwood, Byrds, Tim Buckley etc 48 page hard bond book package. Like all in this series, an absolute must.
RESPECT: A History of Women in Music Rhino 5cd + 84 pg book all in a delightful velvet/felt covered box $60 . Each cd has a specific theme:
1. Broadway, Blues & the Truth
2. Torch, Twang & Swing
3. Shoop, Shoop, Motown, Get Down
4. Rock to Electric Shock
5. Hip hop,Pop & Passion.
Also includes 7 postcards suitable for framing....all in
A Picasso style by Christine Haberstock.
Woodtock Experience Box Rhino 10 cds $90 This is a very rare item in that only a few of the boxes were released. The cds in the box (5 x 2cd sets) were released separately. The set consists of performances at the Woodstock Festival each 2cds set having another famous album by the artist (Shown in brackets) plus a poster. So with the Woodstock performances of each you get the following:
1. Jefferson Airplane (Volunteers)
2. Johnny Winter (Johnny Winter)
3. Sly & the Family Stone (Stand)
4. Santana (Santana)
5. Janis Joplin (Kosmik Blues) All in nice mini lp repro covers.
WOW! That Was the 70s $28 8 cds with 7 ½ hours of music from EMI Holland.
Batt, Mike Schizophrenia/ Tarot Suite 2cds $25
Beatles White Album: 30th Anniversary edition (with poster
& pictures) in mini lp format $15
Bruce, Jack Live at the BBC 1971-78 3cds small size sealed box $28
Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around $10
Electric Light Orchestra The Harvest Years 1970-1973 3cds $28 When ELO
main men were Roy Wood & Jeff Lynne.
Guess Who American Woman (RCA) remastered version $15
Hayward, Justin Classic Blue (with Mike Batt & London Philharmonic
Orchestra) $15 a great album with Moody Blues main
man performing his versions of pop hist of 60s & 70s.
Honestly his version of “Macarthur Park” is best ever!!
Jagger, Mick Wandering Spirit $8 Evening Gown is as good a
country song as “Wild Horses”...a gem
Jefferson Airplane Woodstock experience 2cds + poster in nice package
One cd is complete Woodstock..other “Volunteers”
Lewis, Gary & Playboys Legendary Masters Series (EMI) 415
Lockwood, Frances A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix $5
Marmalade Fine Cuts: Best Of Marmalade 2cds $20 45 tks
Music Machine Very Best (Collectables) 16 tks $15
Nelson, Rick In Convert at the Troubadour $25 2cds (Ace UK) 42
Songs on this much expandedversion of the original MCA lp. Rick does some great Bob Dylan covers.
Orlando, Tony & Dawn Best (Rhino) OOp $12
Pratt, Andy Andy Pratt $15 Japan only gem
Rivers, Johnny Best $5 EMI
Roberts, Andy Just for the Record 2cds $18 excellent folk rock
artist who was in Plainsong with Ian Matthews
Santana Santana 2cd deluxe version $20 includes entire
Scaggs, Boz Anthology 196901997 (sealed) 2cds $15
Spirit Family That Plays Together (Epic) expanded $8
Spooky Tooth Best of (A&M) $15
Stewart, Rod Reason to believe: the Complete Mercury Studio
Recordings 3 cds 56 tracks which are uniformly
excellent. Includes classic albums “Gasoline Alley”,
“Every Picture Tells a Story” etc each with great
remastered sound plus bonus tracks including his
great version of “What Made Milwaukee Famous” $30
Tangerine Dream Virgin Years 1977-1983 5cds EMI UK 2012 $30
Thorpe, Billy Children of the Sun revisited $10
Velvet Underground And Nico deluxe 2CDs version $22
Velvet Underground Loaded 2cds deluxe version with 3D cover $20 Rhino
Wackers Hot wacks $10 (Elektra) one of best US Beatles sounding groups.
Walker, Scott Scott 2 $15
Wood, Roy Music Book: Roy Wood’s Greatest Songs 2cds $25
Includes Wizzard, Move, ELO & Solo.
Young, Neil 54 sketches UK & US...older & modern
101 Punk & New Age Anthems 5cds (EMI UK all originals $20
All Good Clean Fun 3cds set from Libert y UK. Includes lots of hard rock, some pub rock, plus country rock and even some blues & folk (Allan Taylor is excellent). 28 page book. $25
Elvira Presents Haunted Hits (Rhino) $15 17 tks
Hazy Memories Vol 4 Canetoad $18 Really good with many rarities among
26 tracks ...Detroit Wheels “Linda Sue Dixon”. Derek “Cinnamon”, Thane Russal & Three “Security” John
Wesley Ryles III “Kay” Barry Ryan “Eloise” etc
Just Tell me That you Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 17 tks including
Marianne Faithfull, new Pornagraphers, etc $10
Let There Be Rock The Story of AC/DC $10 new with interview Cd. This is the updated revised edition. Sealed...new
Lost Beach Boy The True Story of David Marks $10 hard cover . What he did before he re-joined the Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary tour.
Rockers & Rollers Brian Johnson of AC/DC: A Full throttle memoir $5
50s/ ROCK & ROLL/ ROCKABILLY / misc.
Bennett, Tony Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett $40 Sony
Brand new long box version still sealed. 60 page book & 87 tracks. Hard to believe “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was not a huge hit. BUT it won 2 Grammys.
Carmichael, Hoagy In Person 1925 -1955 10 cds $65 Wonderfully presented box from the Hoagy Carmichael Appreciation Society. Total running time is 12 hours and 21 mins. Each cd has its own colour cover with comprehensive details about the tracks therein. There is also a separate book.It covers any number of styles by one of the greatest ever songwriters and at worst interpretive singer...though I think he is great!!
Charles, Ray Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1952-1959 $120 You have never seen a set like this!! It is by Rhino and is in the form of a classic portable record player, with hinged lid, clasps, leather look case etc All as new. In it you get 7 cds + DVD. The dvd features Ray at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival plus an interview with Atlantic honcho, Ahmet Ertegun. It comes complete with an 80 page cloth bound book. There can not be enough accolades. 155 tracks on the cds. Classic.
Charles, Ray Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection $60
5 cd + 76 page book (including Braille!) This is a wonderful large Rhino box which gives a terrific coverage of the late great man’s career. It follows his early recordings through his classic Atlantic and ABC recordings and to his Columbia recordings and beyond. 102 classic tracks.
Charles, Ray Singular Genius: the Complete ABC Singles $65 Again check out the online price and see what a bargain this is. In absolute pristine shape. 106 tracks + 48 page book in a very attractive grey box. His “Georgia on My Mind” may be the best version ever and “Hit the Road Jack” with the Ray Charles singers at their best is great. Wonderful set.
Darin, Bobby As Long as I’m Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Rhino $55 Like new and out of print. 4cd + 64 page book. There are 96 tracks including some unissued. Cd#1 is the Rock & Roll Years. Cds #2 & #3 are the Pop Years whilst cd #4 is the Folk and Country Years (don’t forget he had a hit with “If I Were a Carpenter”). Tragically he died young. AND he was married to Sandra Dee...a top sort.
Davis, Sammy Jnr Yes I Can!: The Sammy Davis Jnr Story $48 Rhino box with 4cds, 91 tracks and 100 page book + set of 4 postcards. A great buy. Even includes his last hit “Candy Man” as well as his version of the Jerry Jeff classic “Mr Bojangles”
Domino, Fats “They Call Me the Fat Man: Legendary Imperial Sessions” $58 EMI/Imperial USA. 4 cds The great survivor and a wonderful set, second to the Bear Family box.. 4cds + 84 page book with some nice foldouts. His biggest hit was “Blueberry Hill” but in Australia is was “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday”. I call him a survivor as he was rumoured to have been killed by Cyclone Katrina. It was false but everything he had was destroyed. Kudos to the US Government for replacing his “National Medal of the Arts” & to Capitol for replacing all his Gold Record awards.
Everly Brothers “Heartaches & Harmonies” 4cds $60 This is a wonderful Rhino box set which encompasses all their Cadence, Warner, RCA etc recordings. 103 tracks. 60 page book mainly in colour but I just can’t decide...who has the best hair...Don or Phil. This is excellent in all respects, $60 Don’t miss it.
It starts with a couple of their rare pre-Cadence recordings
and ends with their lkast recording together in 1990. Both
are still alive. Don is 75 & “Baby Boy” Phil is 73. Classic.
Lee, Peggy The Singles Collection 4cds $60 This was only issued in Europe on Capitol, and was around for a short time only. It includes a 72 page book and has 110 tracks. It covers her tenure with Capitol and Decca. The 4th cd sees her covering some contemporary (at the time they were contemporary 70s...technically speaking ). Her best known hit was “Fever” with one of the most identifiable intros of any song ever. Did Lou Reed borrow the bass line for “Walk on the Wild Side”? Hard to believe this was not a number one. It was based on the Little Willie John song but Miss Lee wrote lyrics for two verses as she thought the original too risqué. 110 tracks which show her as the supreme stylist. Hard to get.
Mathis. Johnny The Music of Johnny: A Personal Collection Sony $40
4 cds with 86 tracks and 68 page book. The long style box. His biggest hit in Australia was “Twelfth of Never” but I have a soft spot for “What Will My Mary Say’. Like new.
Nelson, Rick(y) Legacy Box 4cds + 52 page book. Capitol USA $60. Hard to believe he never started out to be a singer but he had the most popular tv show in the USA and was as good looking as anyone so it was a natural progression and unlike many he had talent. 100 tracks from the Ricky to the Rick, though near the end of his career he reverted to Ricky as Carl Perkins had referred to him as Ricky ans he figured if that is what Carl wanted to call him it was just fine. All the hits and much much more. Quite a few unissued tracks.
Orbison, Roy The Legendary 4 cds $40 + 36 page long style box
Still sealed .75 tracks.
Page, Patti A Golden Celebration.4cds + 48 page book $65 Patti was THE biggest selling female artist of the 50s yet most of her stuff is out of print, including this superb set with 80 tracks on 4cds with a 48 page book. Her biggest selling single was of course “Tennessee Waltz”, one of the biggest singles of all times, spending 13 weeks at number one. But not far behind was “Mockingbird Hill” and one of the biggest novelty hits of all time in “How Much Is That Dog in the Window”. She covered a whole gamut of styles and her versatility was amazing. She even does a duet with Tom T Hall “Hello We’re Lonely”. Notes by Colin Escott.
Presley, Elvis Complete ’68 Comeback Special $30 4cds + 32 page book. The in-the-round segment of this special (herein called The Sit Down Show) is a crowning achievement in Elvis’ entire career. Nice hard cover book presentation.
Spector Phil “The Philles Collection” $70 6 great mini lp style cds of classic Spector albums plus one cd of rarities. Nice thick carboard in the individual slleevs and extra thick box.Very nicely presented with 36 page book. Includes Crystals, Ronettes, Bob E Soxx & Blue Jeans etc. One of the most identifiable sounds of all time. Leon Russell was one of the participants. Bruce Springsteen was certainly influenced.
Torme, Mel The Collection 1944-1985 Rhino 4cd + 64 page book. $45 I’d tend to classify Mel more in the jazz category but then again many are on the look out for his version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” which is available one place and one place only and that is on this set. 89 tracks. As new.
Classic Rockabilly 4cds + 68 pg book $20 (Proper) 120 tracks on both major and small labels. Last copy.
Hot Rods & Custom Classics Rhino $100 This is an out of print box in absolutely as new condition and includes all the extras. 4cds + 68 page book, plus additional book...fluffy dice to hang from the rear view mirror, transfers etc. Every imaginable song about drag racing and hot rods is included. And the presentation will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Loud fast & Out of Control The Wild Sounds of 50’s Rock Rhino $100 4cds + 88 page book which is as much about pop culture as the music. This is another classic out of print set. 104 tracks. It does feature a lot of the better known artists but no one presents them like Rhino.
Rock & Skiffle Brit Beat begins 4cds (Proper) $20 40 page book And 100 tracks from Donegan (natch!!)/ Tommy Steele/ Vipers/ Ken Colyer/ even a track of the Goons and some Winifred Atwell. Last copy
Rockin’ Bones “1950s Punk & Rockabilly” Rhino 4 cds $70 This is out of print and very hard to get. It is in a great box designed to look like a battered pulp fiction novel. 68 page booklet features a track by track commentary by Colin Escott. There are some extremely rare tracks amongst the 101 here. Some are extremely wild such as Hank Mizeell’s “Jungle Rock” and Hasil Adkins “Chicken Rock”...don’t you feel compelled to name your new born son“Hasil”. Many rarities exist alongside some well known track. CD # 3 features Jeff Daniels “Daddy O Rock” and “Switchblade Sam” for example. Like all Rhino boxes just great.
Simply Rockabilly Revival 4cds of contemporary Rockabilly Songs $30 72 tracks
From artists such as Ronnie Hayward Trio, Miss Jean Vincent, Bop Shack Stompers, High Noon, Razorbacks etc.
That’s Entertainment The Ultimate Anthology of MGM Musicals 6cds + superb 112 page book $55 Rhino New & sealed. Comprises the cd version of the original That’s Entertainment I/ II & III. 135 tracks. The 6th cd has 25 previously unissued tracks. Looks great...is great
Warner Brothers 75 Years Entertaining the Word Rhino. 4cds + 84 page book. $45 The box is a work of art. Velvet with a spectacular gold Warner Brothers emblem in the middle. This is the companion to the previous. Also has 84 tracks. Can’t get much earlier than “My Mammy” by Al Jolson from the first ever talkie “The Jazz Singer”.
50s/ ROCK & ROLL/ ROCKABILLY / misc. cds
Brooks, Donnie Greatest Hits 1958-68 $15 Canetoad
Dixie Cups Very Best (Collectables0 16 tks $15
Johnny & Hurricanes Red River Rock Anthology 2cds + DVD 60 tks on cd
+ 16 on dvd $28
Luman, Bob Great Snowman $15 34 tks Canetoad
Orbison, Roy For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino) $8
Paul, Les Best of the Capitol Master w. Mary Ford $18 23 tks
Phillips, Esther Atlantic Years $15 wonderful distinctive style 20tks
Shapiro, Helen The Ultimate 3cds sealed $30 50th Anniversary edition
with 90 tracks. Little girl...big voice.
Tillotson, Johnny All His early Hits & More $18 (Ace UK) Great sound.
Tornados Ridin’ the Wind: The Anthology 2cds 64 tks $28
Vaughan, Sarah After Hours at the London House $5
Vincent, Gene EP Collection (See for Miles) $18 rare
Barron Knights Best $15 All the originals inc. “Call Up the Groups”
& “Pop Go the Workers”
Newhart, Bob Something Like This: THE Bob Newhart Anthology 2
CD Rhino. Includes gems like “Driving Instructor”
COMEDY BOX SETS
CLASSIC COMEDY BOX $20 3cds with
Lehrer, Tom The Remains of Tom Lehrer” Rhino. $58 Same style as the Ray Charles with 80 pg hard bound book. This one has 3 cds which is virtually all he ever recorded. I love Tom Lehrer. Still kicking as this goes out. Hard to believe his first album was from 1953 with such tracks as “the Old Dope Peddler” & “Be Prepared”. His cleverness & general high intelligence is shown on his second album “More of Tom Lehrer” where he sings the names of the elements (from the periodic table) to the tune of Gilbert & Sullivans’ “Major General’s song). Other hits include “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, “The Vatican Rag” and the “Masochism Tango”. 100% like new. Beautiful stuff!!
Monty Python Flying Circus Instant Monty Python Cd Collection 6 cds + 36 page book. The outside box ** is not in great shape but the contents, book & Cds are great.
$35. This is their entire output.
**cardboard box....one of the lucky ones!!
Sellers, Peter “A Celebration of Sellers” EMI $60 4cds featuring 4 albums (Best of Sellers/ Peter & Sophia/ Songs for Swingin’ Sellers & Sellers Market. Each augmented by a stack of bonus tracks. 67 tracks all up. New sealed. How great is his version of “Hard Day’s Night”, one of the bonus tracks.
Yankovic, Weird Al Permanent Record 4cds $55 + 60 page book. This is long out of print. Al has been around for a long time and that is due fact he is genuinely funny and clever.
BLUES/ R & B/ JAZZ
Adegbalola, Gaye Blues in All Flavours (Hot Toddy) $15 From Saffire: Uppitty
Blues Women. 14 songs each in a specific blues style.
Arnold, Mac Blues Revival: Live at the Grey Eagle $18 (Vizztone) with
Ball, Marcia Gator Rhythms (Alligator) $10
Ball, Marcia Roadside Attractions $8 (Alligator) CD + booklet only
Bashor, Albert Cotton Field of Dreams (Earwig) $18
Biales, Lisa Just Like Honey (Big Song Muse) $15
Bibb, Eric And Friends (Telarc) $15
Blind Boys of Alabama Take the High Road: 13 Country Gospel Classics $8
Bonamassa, Joe Driving Towards the Daylight (JR) $18
Boyack, Pat Super Blue & Funky (Bullseye) $5
Bram, Michael Suitcase in the Hall (Vizztone) $18
Bratcher, Billy In the Lobby (Cow Island) $18 for fans R Crumb/ Leon Redbone
Britt, Etta Out of the Shadows (Wrinkled) $15 w. Delbert McClinton
Brown, Oli Her I Am (Ruf) $18
Brozman, Bob Blue Hula Stomp (Kicking Mule) $20
Carpenter Ants Long Live the Queen (Alpo) $8
Castiglia, Albert Living the Dream $18 (AlbertCastglianet)
Coryell, Murali Sugar Lips (with her dad Larry Coryell + Joe Louis Walker) $18...own label
Crownover, Sunny Right Here Right Now (Blue Duchess) $15
Davies, Debbie Loose Tonight $15 (Blind Big)
Davies, Debbie After the Fall (MC-Records) $18
Da Silva, Joe At the Midnight Howl $18 (own label)
Davina & Vagabonds Black Cloud $15 (Vagabonds)
Davis, Guy Legacy (Red House) $18
Deming, Doug & Jewel TonesWhat’s It Gonna Take (Vizztone) $18
Dickinson, James Luther I’m Just Dead I’m Not gone (Merless) $18
Doucet, Michael & Beausoleil Bayou Deluxe: Best (Rhino) $18
Dr John In a Sentimental Mood (WB) $8
Dr John And His New Orleans Congregation (Edsel) $18
Dr John Going to New Orleans (WB) $10
Dr Wu An Evening With: Live from Texas cd + dvd $20 (own label)
Eberhardt, Cliff The Long Road (Windham Hill) $18
Ellis, Tinsley Fanning the Flames (Alligator) $18
Fields, Dave Detonation (Field of Roses) $18
Geremia, Paul Love Murder & Mosquitos (Red House) $10
Gillespie, Dizzy Sittin In (with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins) $5
Gomes, Anthony Up 2 Zero (own label0 $18
Gov’t Mule Deepend Voluyme 1 & 2 2cds $18
Gruenling ,Dennis Rockin’ All Day (Vizztone) $18
Guy, Buddy Buddy & the Juniors (Hip-o Select) $18
Hammond, John In Your Arms Again (Back Porch?EMI) $18
Hammond, John Trouble No More (Virgin) $15
Harris,C orey Downhome Sophisticate (Rounder0 $5
Hawkins, Ted Suffer No More (Rhino) $18
Hill, Matt Tappin’ That Thang (Deep Fryed/ Vizztone) ) $15
Homemade Jamz Blues Band The Game $18 (own label)
Hooker, John lee Jnr All Hooked Up (cd + dvd) (own label0 $18
Hooker, John Lee Anthology 3CD $18 (Vee Jay & Riverside Years)
Hopkins, Lightnin’ Very Best (Tradition) $18
James, Marion North Side Soul (Ellen Soul) $18
James, Samuel And For the Dark Road Ahead $18 (Northern Blues)
Johnson, Johnnie Johnnie B Bad ((Elektra) $18
Jones, Norah Feels Like Home (Blue Note) C D+ DVD $18
Jones, Tutu Staying Power (Bullseye) $5
Kalb, Danny And Friends (Sojourn) 2CD $20
Kight, E G Lip Service (Vizztone) $5
Kilborn Alley 4 (Blue Bella) $18
King, Albert King of the Blues Guitar (Atlantic) 17 tkis $15
King, B B & Eric Clapton Riding With the King (Reprise) $10
Koerner, Spider John w. Dave Ray/Tony Glover ....Blues Rags & Hollers (Red House)$18
Kubek, Smokin’ Joe & Bnois King Unplugged: VClose to the Bone (Delta Groove) $18
Lindell, Eric West County Drifter (MC ) 2 Cds $10
Lockwood, Robert Jnr Just the Blues (Bullseys ) $8
Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of a Dying Breed (Roadrunner) $18
McClain, Mighty San Keep on movin’ Audioquest) $5
McClellan, Beverly Fear Nothing (Junk Drawer) $18
McClinton, Delbert Coast of Living (new West) $15
McClinton, Delbert Let the Good Times Roll (MCA) $18
Mack, Daddy Blues Band Pay the Piper (Inside Sounds) $18
Maestro, Johnny & Mama’s Boys Luke’s Dream (Rip Cat) $18
Mahal, Taj Giant Step/ Dem Old Folks at Home (Columbia) $18
Mannish Boys Double Dynamite (Delta Groove) 2cd s $20
Manx, Harry Dog My Cat (Northern Blues) $18
Margolin, Bob Blues Around the World (Vizztone) $18
Maxwell, David Blues in Other Colours (Blue Duchess) $15
May, Imelda More Mayhem (Decca) $18 21 tracks
Meena Try Me (Ruf) $15
Memphis Minnie Hoodoo Lady 1933-1937 (Columbia) $15
Memphis Slim/ Roosevelt Sykes Double Barrelled Boogie (Maison De Blues) $18
Miller, Frankie That’s Who: Complete Chrysalis 4 cds = 8 lps $30
Mischo, R J Make It Good $20 (Delta Groove)
Moss, Nick Here I Am (Blue Bella) $18
Nighthawks Damn Good Time (Severn) $18
Perfect, Christine Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Sony UK) $15
Phantom Blues Band Inside Out (Vizztone) $18
Phelps, Kelly Joe Brother Sinner & the Whale $18
Pitchell, Jeff American Girl (Vizztone) $18 J Geils guests
Primich, Gary Botheration (Black Top) $20
Quiett, Terry A Night at the Orpheum (Lucky Bag0 $18
Rare Earth Greatest Hits & Rare Classics (Motown) $20 20 tracks
Rawls, Johnny Memphis Still Got Soul (Catfood) $18
Reali, J P Road to Mississippi (Reali) $18 acoustic blues..v.g
Reed, Jimmy Bright Lights Big City (Vee Jay) $18
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Between the Ditches (Sideone dummy) $18
Rishell, Paul Swear to Tell the Truth (Tone Cool) $18
Rishell, Paul Talking Guitar (Mojo Rodeo) $20
Rogers, Roy Live at Sierra Nevada Brewery (Chops Not Chaps) $20
Rogers, Roy Slideways (Evidence) $18
Salgado, Curtis Soul Shot (Alligator) CD + booklet only $8
Savoy Brown Voodoo Moon (Ruf) $18
Schofield, Matt Anything But time (Nugene) $5
Shannon, Mem Spend Some Time With Me (Shanachie) $18
Ian & Youngest Sons The kinny (Nugene) $18
Slim Harpo Rocks (Bear Family) $20
Smith, Jimmy Stay Loose: Sings Again (Verve) $8
Smith, Willie Big Eyes & Roger Hurricane Wilson Live Blues $20 (Blue storm)
Smoky Greenwell Band 99% Blues (Greenwell) $18
Strifler, Voler Let the Music Rise (Vizztone) $15
Taylor, Joanne Shaw White Sugar (Ruf) $8
Thompson, Butch/ Pat Donohue Vicksburg Blues (Red House) $15
Trevino, Roy Roy Trevino Trobadour) $18
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Couldn’t Stand the Weather 2CD edition (Columbia) $20
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Live as Montreux 2CD + 2DVD $28
Watermelon Slim Escape from the Chicken coop (Northern Blues) $10
Watermelon Slim & Workers (Northern Blues ) $18
Waters, Muddy The Anthology 2cds (MCA) $20
Williamson, Sonny Boy Best $10 (MCA)
Woods, Mitch Gumbo Blues (Club 88) $10
Wressnig, Raphael & Alex Scultz Soul Gift (Zyx) $18
As Good As It Gets Boogie Woogie 2CD $10
Gob Iron: The Blues Harmonica Anthology 2 CD 40 tracks $18
DVD: Z Z Top Live from Texas $10 122 minutes
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Caught in the Crossfire – Joe Nick Patoski & Bill Crawford 320 pages $10
BLUES/ R & B/ JAZZ BOX SET
Allman Brothers Band: Beacon Box 2009: 40th Anniversary $450
This covers their 15 night stand. There are 15 triple cds ie 45 cds. It comes in a very handsome wooden box. Guests include Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Bob Weir, Phils Lesh, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top and Boz Scaggs who does the fabulous “Loan Me A Dime” which was the best ever track by Duane Allman. Has souvenir programme.
Christian, Charlie Genius of the Electric Guitar $55 This is the original version with a 72 page book in a wonderful package designed to resemble a Gibson amplifier.
Cooke, Sam With the Soul Stirrers: Complete Specialty Recordings. 3cd + 36 page book $40 84 of the famed quartet’s greatest gospel recordings. He was only 19 when he joined and honed his style before becoming the solo star.
Davis, Miles Complete Bitches Brew Sessions 4 Cd + 96 page book $40...with John Mclaughlin
Davis, Miles Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary edition 2cds + dvd + 12” 60 pg hardcover book + poster + collectable 8x10 photos and note reproductions. $70 Also has 180 gram gatefold sleeve vinyl in blue of course. Large poster. New & sealed
Davis, Miles Bitches’ Brew 40th Anniversary box 3cds + dvd + 2lp 180 grams + 52 page 12x12 book, memorabilia envelope including ticket repros, 8x10’ poster repro of Rolling Stone article etc $70 New & sealed
Davis, Rev Gary Demons & Angels $50 Shanachie 3 cd long box style set with 36 page book. Compiled by Stefan Grossman. 58 tracks by “One of the finest gospel, blues, ragtime guitarist and singers of the century.
Ellington, Duke Beyond Category 2cds $18 + 20 page book. Cds are sealed. 37 tracks.
Fitzgerald, Ella Sing the George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks 4cds + 68 page book $40 All the original 5lp box set’s stereo sessions are found on the first 3 cds and the fourth offers mono versions of te h11 tracks on cd for the first time plus 2 previously unreleased tracks. Perhaps jazz vocal’s most famous series.
Green, Peter Anthology $55 UK 4cds+ 72 page book. Still sealed. Spanning his career from 1966 and includes John AMyall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Splinter Group, solo & more.
Hampton, Lionel Legendary Decca Recordings 2cds $20 still sealed in an attractive book style package. 36 tracks.
Hendrix, Jimi Jimi Hendrix Experience $60 MCA This is the delightful purple velvet box...maybe it is purple haze? Has gold lettering which look great. Includes 80 page book. 56 tracks. This is all rarities with many previously unissued tracks, both studio & live.
Holiday, Billie Complete Decca Recordings $18 2cds Attractive cloth bound box featuring the period between Columbia & Verve. Very nice 40 page book & 50 tracks to boot. A steal.
John Lee Hooker “Hooker” $60 4 cd with 75 tracks include one of duets plus a 60 page book. He recorded for upwards of 30 labels so this box is a gem to bring so many (not all) to one place. His “Boogie Chillen’ “ riff is one of the most famous in the entire music world.
Jackson, Mahalia Volume 2 $15 2 cds box set with book(Columbia)
James, Elmore Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings: King of the Slide Guitar
2 CD box & book...Out of print $30
Mayall, John So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 $55 UK only set which is still sealed. 74 tracks and 40 page book. You only have to look at the names listed around the perimeter of the box to realise how influential he was...hell he is still kicking so make that “is”.
Rollins, Sonny Best of the Milestone Recordings $15 2cds in solid small
Box. Sealed. Comesw ith 2cds + booklet & outer cardboard
Simone, Nina “To Be Free the Nina Simone Story” RCA Legacy Hard to categorise Nina, could be any category almost....even folk This is 3 cds + DVD od an Emmy nominated 1970 documentary. 51 tracks on the 3 cds including some Dylan & Leonard Cohen! $50
Simone, Nina Complete RCA Albums Collection 9 cds $50 remastered in the mini lp style covers. Includes classics such as “Sings the Blues” and “Black Gold”.
Smith, Bessie Complete Volume 3 2Cds box set Columbia $18
Smith, Bessie Chattanooga Girl (Proper) $15 4 cds with 96 tracks and 48 page book. Now out of print.
Vaughan, Sarah Young Sassy $15 Proper box 4cds + 32 page book
All sealed. Bargain?...and the rest. 94 tracks.
Waters, Muddy The King of Chicago Blues $50 4cd+ 44 pg book
This is a nice book style box which has 96 tracks . The 4 cds run for over 5 hours each have a separate title. Hits &
Inspirations/ Some Roots Recycled/ They Call Me Muddy ` Waters & Muddy Rocks Out.
Atlantic Blues 1949-1970 4cds + book. Sealed Rhino Handmade limited edition $45
Atlantic Vocal Groups 1951-1963 4cds + book $45 Great companion to the previous cd
Beat Generation Rhino 3cds + 60 page book. $50 The beatnik generation featuring Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, Lord Buckley etc,
Century of Recorded Poetry Rhino 4cds $30 This almost needs aits own category as it features poets and beat poets so guess a natural to go with the preceding “Beat Generation” box 52 page book.
Chess Blues 101 tracks 30 x 17 cm ling style box with 101 tracks
On 4 cds with 64 page book $55. All the greats and also includes many unissued tracks.
Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions 5cds in Metal framed case with 72 pg
book. $60 Norman Granz was the man behind Verve Records and began a series of all satr concerts which were originally held at the Philharmonic Hall in Los Angeles. Soon he took these tours on the road but they still were known as “Jazz at the Philharmonic”. This set collects some of the best long jams recorded between 1952 and 1954. Sound is superb, something Verve was famous for. Among those on this are Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Stand Getz, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Herb ellis, Buddy Rich etc etc, soem tracks go for nearly 20 minutes. The solos are all handed round and then the central theme is replayed. These are great.
Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music BMG Legacy$70
Amazing project under the direction of Harry Belafonte. 5 cds + DVD + 140 page clothbound hard cover book. Various
themes are explored: The Roots / Shouts & Early Spirituals/
Louisiana Creole/ Slave Christmas/ Underground Railroad/
The War/ Country Moods/ City Moods/ Ballads & Frolics/
Bad Men, Booze & Minstrels/ Muscle & Sweat & My God is a
Rock. Box is approx. 30cmx 23cm x 6cm. Small split on top
of box. All as new.
Mercury Blues ‘N Rhythm Story 1945-1955 Mercury Very hard to get out of print box. 8 cds 88 page book and 211 tracks, Would be an ideal companion to the above 40s sessions box. This is a long style box wit h a very attractive gilt edging. Artists include Jay McShann, Johnny Otis, Buddy Johnson, Dinah Washington, Jay Hawkins, Big Bill Broonzy etc $100 Note: I had one of these last newsletter and it sold. To get another is nothing short of a miracle. Don’t miss it. This is pristine as it gets.
Mercury 1940 Sessions This is a fabulous collectable with 7 cds encompassing 172 tracks with an 84 page book. Very hard to get. It comes in a very attractive package in the shape of a vintage valve radio. Includes Albert Ammons/ Helen Humes/ Buddy Rich/ Eddie Vinson/ Julia Lee/ Jay McShann/ Cootie Williams etc. $100
Say it Loud A Celebration of Black Music in America Rhino $60
Real steal. 6 cds + 76 page book, includes blues, soul ,a bit of jazz, a bit of country, rock etc all interspersed with short speeches which define the rise to equality and the horrible notion of racism. So it is also an historical document. Some tracks are really hardline such as James Brown “”Say it Loud: I’m Black & I’m Proud” and Sly Stone “Don’t Call Mr Nigger Whitey”. Wow!!
Testify: The Gospel Box $55 Rhino
Wonderful set of black gospel by the best US proponent of
the box set. Features a red cover hard book like structure
which brilliantly looks exactly like a bible. Includes 52 pg
Vee Jay Celebrating 40 Years of Classic Hits 1953-1993
75 tracks $58 Nice cloth bound box with Gold lettering. 3 cds + 24 page book plus a 7” 45 repro of the Spaniels “Goodnite Sweetheart” on red vinyl. $58 Sealed copy.
Delbert McClinton “Live from Austin City Limits” sealed. 60mins $18
Lucky Peterson Band “Live at 55 Arts Club Berlin” 3 DVD+2CD $30 sealed.
So that’s it for this year folks. Have a safe and happy holiday season. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.