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April 2013 Newsletter
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Yesterday & Today Records
P O Box 54
Miranda NSW 2228
Ph: (02) 95311710
Email: [email protected]
1cds $2/ 2 cds $3/ 3/4/5 cds $8
Welcome to the first newsletter of the year. This is a slash and burn newsletter with some bargains you won’t believe possible. As hard as it may seem to believe major label country just keeps getting worse. There are still some vestiges of quality on the major labels but they are ignored by the radio programmers. Dwight’s latest was a return to Reprise but sold only 75,000 copies as radio programmers deemed it too country to play. Ditto Jamey Johnson’s wonderful Hank Cochran tribute. Sold poorly. It seems that there are so many guided by what the mainstream radio plays that they are too dim to vary their buying habits and embrace the true stuff. Again I like to think of Yesterday & Today Records as some kind of alternate universe where the true fans are rewarded. Early in the year, releases tend to be of fairly low volume but there have been some absolute stunners, including favourite Amber Digby.
2012 Albums of the Year
1) Tim Culpepper “Pourin’ Whiskey on Pain” $28 If we had such a thing as a People’s Choice award this would also be the winner...so maybe can be a dual winner. The album owes more than a nod to Mark Chesnutt’s classic “Too Cold at Home” and that is not a bad thing. Better even is that they are all original songs, mainly written by Elbert West, who wasn’t bad in his own right but Tim is a vastly superior singer. Not one bad track. Personal favourite is “One More for the Road”. Some may say a steal of the song “Too Cold at Home”...but even if it is, I don’t care!! Even with all the plaudits it was hard to favour it over any other album in the top 10.
2) James Hand “Mighty Lonesome Man” $28 The classic traditional vocalist lives. Very much in the same school as Norman Wade & Vernon Oxford, and hard to believe this is his best album yet. The song, “Old man Henry’ is my song of the year. A very Jone-ish delivery on this but honeslty George at his prime could not have bettered this original version. Wonderful.
3) Eric Strickland & The B Sides “Honky Tonk Till I Die’ $25 There is nothing like an album of honky tonk songs performed superbly with a couple of modern day truckin’ classics thrown in for good measure. There is a hidden track, assumably called “Drinkin’ Whiskey”...why they do this is beyond me but no mark down as it is great. “Haggard & Hell’ is a gem!!
4) Blake & Kendall Barnes “Welcome to Barnes Country” $20 Such exuberance. He is the wonderful honky tonk singer and she shows all the enthusiasm and style of Brenda Lee. Only 2 in stock at this price.
5) Wesley Dennis “Country Enough” $25 Hard to Believe this is only his 3rd album.
6) Dottie Jack “Lighter Shade of Blue” $28 as wonderful as her previous gems , also on the revitalised Hillside label. If you were speaking of Dottie, along with Amber & Miss Leslie, in racing parlance there would be a short half head between them. They are that good.
7) David Ferguson “David Ferguson” $20 This wonderful tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement is something everyone should have. Sadly, Cowboy Jack is in a very poor heath state. He has liver cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The wonderful album is a fitting tribute. David Ferguson sounds incredibly like Cowboy.
8) Kelly Spinks “Right Out Of This World” $28 Again, hard to believe this is only Kelly Spinks’ third. Wonderful voice like Beaumont natives George Jones & Mark Chesnutt and a fine mix of originals and covers. In the latter category non is better than Stoney Edwards’ “Two Dollar Toy”
9) Joey & Rory “His & Hers” $20 The perfect pair. Limited to copies on hand
10) Chuck Cusimano “I Wrote This” $20 Hard to believe he is not more widely known. Limited to copies on hand
Honourable mention Sweethearts of the Rodeo “Restless” $28 and Teea Goans “That’s Just Me” $28
Special Guest reviewer...the Swedish Cowboy. The time factor has gotten to me so need to get these through quickly, so I thank the wonderful Swedish Cowboy for his reviews. Yes, he is a real person and yes he is Swedish. He likes upbeat stuff. He is, as a reviewer, one third sage, one third seer and one third axe murderer. Bold notes added are mine.
Here by the way is the Swedish Cowboy’s 2012 Best ofs.
1. The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers
2. Tony Booth: Old School
3. Dottie Jack: Lighter Shade of Blue
4. The Cornell Hurd Band: Drop In On My Dream
5. Blake & Kendall Barnes: Welcome To Barnes Country
6. Kelly Spinks: Right Out Of This World
7. Kimberly Murray & Bob Manning: One Night Only!
8. Tim Culpepper: Pourin’ Whiskey On Pain
9. Tony Booth, Darrell McCall, Curtis Potter: The Survivors II
10. Diane McCall: My Imagination
Amber Digby: The World You’re Living In, Heart Of Texas Records HOTR4606: Yes, Duncan Warwick is correct (note..Country Music People reviewer/editor). This is actually the best album so far on Heart of Texas Records. It is actually better than last year’s Tony Booth album, and that was the best that far. When I heard the first track I thought that I heard the song of the year, but when I heard #7 it was even better. After that there were 2 more contenders for song of the year, namely #9 and #13. This album is just unbelievably good. I would say that there are 3 trax that are just good; the rest of them are superb or better. The last track is a steel guitar instrumental and it is excellent as such. I cannot imagine that we will get anything better this year. The album of the year is already decided. I will add that Amber has added a new string to her bow and that is as songwriter. Despite the aversion for the Nashville style she has been to Nashville and written with several major writers. This includes Vince Gill and their co-write, “One More Thing I Wished I’d Said” is superb. Yep, Amber sings a female version of “The key”Whilst there they also cut a duet together, “The One I Can’t Live Without”. She was on Mark Chesnutt’s last and now Vince. I would dare say both enjoyed their experience. Wonderful album. Yes, her best. Shades “Music from the Honky Tonks” by virtue of the quality of her original songs.
Dale Watson & His Lonestars: “El Rancho Azul” , Red House Records $28: Dale has made a lot of excellent CD:s through the years (and several that are just good but not excellent) and could be called one of the biggest country stars of the last 20 odd years, but he still struggles to maintain a proper 5-piece band and obviously sells moderate numbers of albums. There is no justice in country music. However, this CD is probably one of his very best. It is up there with his 3 Hightone ones and Dreamland. It is just superb. Only original songs, and damn good ones at that! A great mix of mainly up tempo songs, shuffles and waltzes! Great singer and backing! Would echo these sentiments. Dale for mine has been producing even more consistent albums than he did at Hightone. This is the first in a little while. He did do some of the songs when he appeared here a couple of years ago and they went over a treat.
Wayne Hancock: “Ride” Bloodshot $25 And Wayne The Train also comes up with an excellent album. This one is in exactly the same style as his earlier ones; country boogie and early 50’s style country. All the songs seem to be original and the backing is spot on. What is a bit surprising is that he calls out for Johnny before every guitar solo when there is no musician listed with the name John or Johnny. Excellent! Might add that Bob Stafford is wonderful both on guitar & trombone. Trombone is an integral part of Wayne The Trains’ best albums and gives wonderful light and shade. Wayne has been in a Betty Ford style establishment and now says he is a “Double A Daddy”. Don’t worry his music is superb.
VA: “Unsung Hero, A Tribute to The Music of Ron Davies” Little Chickadee $30 Who is Ron Davies was the first thing I thought when I saw this disc. Well, it turns out he is Gail Davies’ brother and a song writer; a dead one at that. I cannot remember ever hearing of him, so he is no hero of mine, but evidently of Gail Davies who has taken on the task of producing a tribute to her dead brother. This is a long album, but far from everything is worth listening to. The Delbert McClinton song is OK and others worth listening to are the ones by BR549, Suzy Bogguss, Rodney Crowell, Jeff Hanna and John Prine. Other notables include John Anderson, Robbie Fulks and Dolly Parton. This is mainly folk music and a few rock songs with a bit of country here and there. With 22 trax everybody should be able to find something to listen to here, but most of it isn’t my taste. Now, this is the part where the Cowboy has the axe in his hand...so take note more of the summary. I will add that Gail Davies is a super talented lady AND was responsible for producing what is arguably the best ever tribute cd in “Caught in the Webb” so you know she is talented. The songs are not as immediate but I like them. Some of the participants that the SC disn’t mention are Vince Gill (with Kelly Hogan), Guy Clark, Alison Krauss and Mandy Barnett. They could gargle dishwater and it would be better than anything Taylor Swift or Kenny Chesney is ever likely to do
Chris Wall: “El Western Motel” $25: This is singer-songwriter music, and I think that as such is it good. This has some steel, dobro and mandolin here and there, but the guitar and fiddle dominate. The good thing here is that the songs are not slow, but all have good tempi. Also the lyrics are excellent and he is a good singer. This is all new material by Chris and features the wonderful Lloyd Maines. Its is recorded live in the studio. This is his first in at least 10 years I would say. Any disillusionment with the music industry is not evident. His story telling is sublime. “Six Shiny Strings” tells of the changing lives and fortunes of a guitar. “Hello I’m an Old Country Song’ is a cowrite with Dale Watson so you know it is good.
That’s it for the Swedish Cowboy...thanks mate!! Rest are 100% mine.
Everly Brothers – “The Ballads of The Everly Brothers” $32
Everly Brothers – “Rock” $32
Two new Bear Family releases and to be honest there is sometimes not a lot of difference between the two...I mean “Johnny is a joker...he’s a bird” is not that far removed from “Dream...dream dream dream...” they have the great harmonies and an energy that is fabulous and hard to not find totally infectious.Each has 30 tracks and as always the Bear Family quality is hard to resist. On the ballad one in particular it is not only a case of what you hear but what you don’t hear....this is particular in eveidence on tracks such as “Like Strangers”...wonderful recording and reproduced perfectly.
George Hamilton IV & George Hamilton V ‘Texas Cowboy Church” $25 The father & son do a nice mix of traditional and non traditional songs of which “Bargain Basement Preacher” is excellent. Don’t know how it fits in with the theme but they also include a joint version of George’s theme song “Abilene”.
Joni Harms “Harm’s Way” $25 Joni made one album for a major label and it was fine but as an independent artist she has stamped herself as a Western Tunesmith, to snitch the title of a great Chris Ledoux album. This keeps up the standard with both production and quality of the material. She wrote all the songs and several with the delightfully named Hobo J Varsos. “Love Won’t Get No Where” is a wonderful country song that could have been taken off an Amber Digby or Miss Leslie album. Great.
Ronnie Miller “Brothers, Legends & Friends” $25 Ronnie is a steel guitar player and was the Steel Guitar Association’s “Player of the Year” for 2011. There are some vocal guests...Charley Pride (he is Charley’s steel man), Daryle Singletary and Vince Gill. The album is dedicated to John Hughey, famed as Conway’s guitarist and a member of the Time Jumpers and includes a Conway Medley as well as a Charley Pride medley.
Poco “All Fired Up” $28 This is the first studio album in over a decade and still at the forefront, and seemingly over a health scare is Rusty Young, on steel guitar and vocals. The group has now been going 45 years “Regret” sounds like a classic Eagles song...former Poco man Timothy B Schmitt became a member of The Eagles. They show a humorous side with a great song and parody...”Neil Young”.
Bobby Bare “The Real Thing/ I Hate Goodbyes-Ride Me Down Easy” Omni 2 on 1 $28 These are very hard to get albums, particularly the first which was released prior to Bare going to Mercury for a brief period. The second was made on his return and features the Biilly Joe Shaver title song. Tom T Hall is responsible for 3 of the songs on this cd. His observations on “Chicago Story” are right there with his classics. Eddie Noack’s “Barbara Joy” is the stuff classic country is made of...where else would the singer be a death row inmate? Excellent value with 24 tracks.
Gerald Smith “Hits & More” $25 You won’t find this anywhere. He is a writer whose probably greatest success has been Lorrie Morgan’s “What Part of No” which for mine is the best thing Lorrie has ever done. Now, he does a version here and you are going to say, no doubt, the lyrics of that song are entirely from a female perspective. Well, Gerald ties it together nicely....he is sitting in the bar and he tells of the overheard conversation...which started “Sir if you don’t mind I’d rather be alone”. He also did one of the best of the later George Jones songs “The Lone Ranger”...about the guy who had so many silver bullets!! He also does his version of the witty “you Sing Like Chet” which appeared on the recent Clinton Gregory album...a wonderful cd which due to an ordering error can be yours for a song. He also has penned songs for George Strait and Collin Raye and as you may expect covers a number of styles. He is excellent on teh upbeat honky tonkers. Great.
Whiskey Sisters “Whiskey Sisters” $28 They were voted Best new Band in the Austin South By South West music awards and have an energy that is not really traditional country. You’d probably have to go back to 90s Carlene Carter for a comparison. They have taken up a spot at the Continental Club, an Austin mainstay. The female honky tonker “Let’s Drink” is as country as you could get, with references to Merle Haggard even, but elements of blues mix perfectly with country on tracks such as “Home on the Highway”. The vocals are great. They harmonise and trade leads and despite the title “Fool” are definitely nobody’s (fool that us). Top drawer.
Bob Manning “All Night Radio” $28 Bob Manning and his wife Kimberley Murray are already ensconced as part of Yesterday & Today Records country music royalty. Bob’s previous album “Just What I Wanted” was our album of the year 2 years ago and the new one sounds just as good. It is dedicated to the golden era of country radio, reminiscent of what all night radio legends such as Bill Mack used to play. It features 14 new songs. “Making Up With Her” features the wonderful Tony Booth as duet partner. “Rosita”, written by Kimberley Murray has all the subtle vocal nuances that show Bob as the classic vocalist he is. Just in by seconds...rest assured it is going to be here till the end of the year. Very attractively packaged as well.
Vern Gosdin “40 Years of the Voice” 4cd box set $55 This features 101 songs from the voice. It is in a very attractive fold out package and has a 16 page booklet. The songs really give a fine overview of Vern’s career. It also includes 11 new songs which are: Coldest Bedroom/ Dixie’s on My Mind/ Joy to the World/ Let’s Get Down to Business/ Likes of Jesus Loving me/ Mont Eagle/ Rockabye Katie/ Santa’s Driving a Chevrolet This Year/ That Old Silver Tone/ The Biggest Little Arms/ What’s a Country Coming To. The set begins (chronologically) with some of the bluegrass oriented songs he recorded with his late brother Rex and highlights his great success on the Columbia label. Sadly no longer with us but what greater legacy than to be remembered simply as “The Voice”.
Teresa Brewer “A Sweet Old fashioned Girl’ 2cds Jasmine $30
Teresa Brewer “Miss Versatility” 2cds Jasmine $30
There has been more than a severe shortage of Teresa Brewer material on the market..there has been nothing. These will change that with 62 tracks and 61 tracks respectively. She fell into the category of pop singer with enough versatility to cover country...she does a great version for example of ET’s “Walking the Floor Over You”. The hits are evenly distributed on both albums. Sadly she passed away in 2007 so I guess her final regret may have been the dearth of her classics. At least that has changed now.
Frank Ifield “The Yodelling Cowboy Years” Jasmine $28 In case someone missed it when first out, this is Frank’s early country recordings prior to his pop stardom in the UK..he was such a star that the first Beatles album released in teh USA was called “Frank Ifield & the Beatles”..the company thought the Ifield songs may tempt buyers into trying the music of this hitherto unknown group!! True. 31 tracks
Yodelling Slim Clark “Cowboy & Yodel Songs” $28
“Singin' Yodelin' Guitar Pickin' Cowboy Songs” $30 Back in stock..the second was a big success end of last year. The earlier one had 28 songs on it.
Other Recent Bear Family.
Eddie Noack “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” 3cds $70 Classic Starday and other label honky tonk. Later in the year Bear will issue a second Noack cd with his version of “Psycho” on it.
Paul Anka “Dianacally Yours” $32 36 of his early recordings including “Diana” (honestly the title of this cd stinks!), “Lonely Boy” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” etc
Louis Prima “Louis Rocks’” $32 30 of the best with Sam Butera and Keely Smith.
Sun Country Box 6 cds + large hardcover book $240 ...as a bonus I have found a copy of the book that went with the original lp version many years ago so will chuck that in.
Johnny Cash “The Unseen Johnny Cash” $40. What we get is a 12 x 12 hard bound book of studio photos taken of Johnny between 1955 and 1958 that have never been published before. PLUS a one sided lp of two transcription shows...on lp for the first time. The other side of the lp (not playable) has etchings of Johnny Cash....so get it and you’ll be able to use th lie come up and see my etchings.
Porter Wagoner “Cold Hard Facts of Life” $70 ...not recent but back in stock. His classic themed RCA albums (6 of them) on one package.
Ernest Tubb “Walking the Floor Over You: Ernest Tubb Shows Part I” $35
Ernest Tubb “Walking the Floor Over You: Ernest Tubb Shows Part II” $35
These are DVDS featuring Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours in fabulous colour from mid 60s. The Troubadours Jack Greene & Cal Smith do solo spots and a short hair suited Willie Nelson guests on both”.
UK Reissues...due soon. Most on cd for the first time. Don’t miss out.
1. Marty Robbins “El Paso City/ Adios Amigo” 2 on 1 $30 Two albums from 1976 and 1977 respectively, teh former continuing his El Paso thread.
2. Roy Drusky “In a New Dimension/ If the Whole World Stopped Lovin” 2 on 1 $30 Two mid 60s albums that are going to be the only Roy Drusky available. Never heard it but “Mr Jones I Want to Marry Your Wife” is a delightful title.
3. Ray Price “San Antonio Rose/ Night Life” 2 o n1 $30 Ray Price at perhaps his artistic peak. The second is always reckoned to be one of the greatest country albums ever and set the tone for his later recordings. He is still as good as it gets. The former is a tribute to Bob Wills. The latter is just a must.
4. George Jones “Jones Country/ You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart” 2 on 1 $30 Two of George’s early 1980s albums on cd for the first time.
5. Mac Davis “Hard to Be Humble: The Best Of” $30 At least the first great Mac Davis cd with the wonderfully witty title song & 21 others . Includes his great writing on “Watching Scotty Grow”, “In the Ghetto”, “Something’s Burning” etc
6. Marty Robbins “The Legend/ Come Back to Me” $30 Marty’s final albums from 1981 and 1982. Still singing as good as ever and great songs. Featured the fabulous Jordinaires.
7. Louvin Brothers “The Christian Life: the Definitive” Proper Box $35
4 cds + booklet in the nifty little Proper box. 112 tracks. A must have if you don’t have the Bear Family box.
8. Jessi Colter “Miriam/ That’s the Way A Cowboy Rocks & Rolls/ Ridin’ Shotgun” 3 lps on 2 cds $30...Jessi’s final 3 Capitol albums all on cd for the first time
9. Glen Campbell “Glen Travis Campbell/ I Knew Jesus/ I Remember Hank Williams” 3 on 2 $30
Rarities...Rarest of the Rare
We have re-allocated some rarities throughout the newsletter. You will find some absolute bargains which are a once off treasure chest...don’t miss them. In the mean time these are the rarest of the lot.
Berry, Benny Standing Here Alone $45
Berry, Benny Mama’s Rockin’ Chair $40
Down to one copy only of each and only two titles. People have taste.
Hawk Records from Northern Ireland was the company that released Oklahoman Benny’s first 4 albums. Everyone who was a Merle Haggard fan loved Benny. He had a similar timbre in his voice and was ably backed by a team led by Mike Headrick, a picture of whom is hung on the Swedish Cowboy’s wall and to whom the (highly religious) Swedish Cowboy says a prayer of thanks every night. Benny also is the recipient of our greatest EVER independent artist award. Others may disagree but they are entitled to be wrong. Every one of these is nothing less than brilliant, especially for fans of Merle Haggard. Had a few of each but solitary copies now. I can still remember palying “Standing Here Alone” for the first time
Bond, Johnny Best of Johnny Bond $35 17 tracks on Varese & the only place you will get the original “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Also the hilarious “Ten Little Bottles”.
Boone, Larry Swingin’ Doors & Sawdust Floors $35 As good as it gets. A great songwriter & singer he reminds of George Strait in the late 80s! This was his second cd and includes two songs written by Larry that are synonymous with other artists. “Beyond the Blue Neon” is of course the title song of George Strait’s best ever album whilst “Old Coyote Town” is a Don Williams’ specialty. Two great Texas songs (both originals)…the honky tonker ”Ten Times Texas” and “Under a Lone Star Moon” (the great ballad) complete this gem.
Dalton, Lacy J – Crazy Love $35 Capitol, followup to “Survivor” and right up there with it. Highlight is “Little Boy Blue” a song Lacy wrote about her own song and a wonderful ballad that suits her husky voice. Great title track, a cover of an excellent Van Morrison song
Davis, Joey “Love Songs, Waltz’s True Stories & Lies” $35 The spelling may be a bit out but 17 superb honky tonk tracks are as good as it can go.“Barroom Hall of Fame” may be the best. Everybody loves this album. This has been voted as one of the Top 10 indie albums of all time. Like all true honky tonkers Joey is an all rounder..drinking, lying and cheating. Just superb.
Delray, Martin Get Rhythm $35 This is absolutely one of the best albums we have ever had and whilst the title track features Johnny Cash joining Martin in a sensational duet, I have no reservations in saying Martin’s version of the Wood Newton song “Lily’s White Lies” is one of my favourites of all time. A delicious play on words brilliantly performed by martin who got fed up with the music industry. Only 2 albums but as talented an artist as i have ever heard.
Dickens, Little Jimmy I’m Little But I’m Loud $35 22 track gem on Razor & Tie is now out of print. Whilst it covers all his styles from honky tonk to novelty it includes one of the best ever tearjerkers, maybe the best, in “Raggedy Ann”...you sure have been quite a doll Raggedy Ann, yes quite a doll. Love the angst filled ballads. Great artist still performing.
Edwards, Stoney “Old Folks Stick Together” $40 Razor & Tie. A stunning compilation of his Capitol tracks including “A Two Dollar Tou”…the closest he ever got to a hit “Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Soul”, his stunning take on “Mississippi You’ve Been on My Mind”l etc. What a voice! Lefty, Hag and Stoney!! Don’t miss it.
Flatlanders “One More Road’ (Charly UK) $40 Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore...3 Texans who recorded an album of great significance that was never released until Charly in the UK did so. It contains classics such as “Dallas” and “Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown’ and the sound is stunning. Rounder in the US released this with 4 tracks less and to get all 17 you need this. I do believe the sound is better here as well. For mine a unique album with Steve Wesson on musical saw being a standout!! You better belive it.
Ford, Tennesee Ernie & Glen Campbell “Ernie Sings & Glen Picks $35 This is the original issue with full liner notes by country music authority Rich Kienzle.. A 1975 album which has Ern singing over Glen’s acoustic guitar. The simple arrangements highlight Ern’s wonderful baritone and his interpretation of 2 Kristofferson songs, “Nobody Wins” & “Loving Her Was Easier” showed he could sing anything.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Capitol Collectors Series” $35 Wonderful 29 tracker with great liner notes and sound quality. I have said it before, this series (ie Capitol Collectors) is all out of print but always represented the best sampling of an artists work. They have the ones you want to hear and also include stunning obscure tracks such as Ern’s take on an R & B number “I Don’t Know”. Ernie was one of the most versatile country vocalists who is revered for his gospel and religious recordings. There is only one such example here, but what a beauty...”His Hands”.
Gaddis, Ron Chip Off the Old Block $40 Ron was for many years the bandleader for George Jones and he was the guy who duetted with George on live versions of “No Show Jones”. He was also the first husband of Lorrie Morgan; now that is a lot of water under the bridge story. Obviously there was no lasting acrimony as Lorrie joins him on “All Day All Night Thing”, a great song. The all out honky tonker “I Fell Off the Wagon” features his former boss, The Possum himself and Porter Wagoner joins on “When the Shiny Silver Eagle meets the Great Speckled Bird”. As you might expect there is more than a little George Jones influence. Hard to believe this is Ron’s lone album, A superb one too. Latest info is that alas Ron has followed the path of his mentor.
Haggard, Merle The Way I Am $35 His MCA gem is literally like trying to find gold. Features some of his best and most personal songs like “No One to Sing For But the Band” & “Life’s Just not the Way it Used to Be” Also has a mini tribute to Ernest Tubb with 4 tracks either written by or associated with the Texas Troubadour. Great album.
Haggard, Merle “Friend in California” $40 Original copy of this great album on the Epic label which includes his answer song “The Okie From Muskogee’s Coming Home”. He does a superb cover of Floyd Tillman’s classic “This Cold War With You”. A must.
Husky, Ferlin “Capitol Collectors Series” $40 This series is simply the best quality as far as sound and notes go.. This gem contains Ferlin’s wonderful “The Waltz You Saved for Me”, plus some hits and non hits. Well annotated and attractively presented.
Jackson, Larry Blue Highway $40 (Loree label) I don’t think I have ever had a song like Larry’s “The Blue Highway” to attract a question as to who is it?? Larry’s voice I would suggest has been weathered to perfection. He is a superb singer and writer but alas these are his only two albums. You feel he has lived the songs. The sad “When Love Dies” has a real ache to it. He has real angst in his voice when he sings “Damn Those Memories”. Up there with the greatest indie cds ever
Jackson, Larry “Out of the Blue” $45 This second album even has an uptempo honky tonk belter “Honky Tonk Two Steppin’ Beer Drinkin’ Saturday Night” & what better way to show his great voice than with a definitive reading of the Paul Siebel classic “Louise”. Alas, it seems zero chance of another album. Have heard rumours of Larry’s demise but nothing to support it...hope it is not true as there is one place he is appreciated to the extent he should be.
Jansen, Frank You’re a Phone Call I Need to Make $40 (Bob Grady)
Jansen, Frank My Way or the Highway $35 (Pink Records)
Staggeringly great albums, the first on the wonderful Bob Grady label with production from Mike Headrick (the Swedish Cowboy will NOT go to bed at night unless he has said a prayer of thanks under the mounted 8 x 10 signed Mike Headrick photograph that hangs proudly in his living room) . I know there are several who rate the title song of the first as one of the greatest album tracks ever, and I am not going to argue. Most of the tracks on the first are by Bob Grady whilst Frank proves himself a writer of the highest standard on the second. He is also a brilliant interpreter. On the first he does a wonderful version of Dwight Yoakam’s “The Heart That You Own”. Am I going to suggest Frank does it better than Dwight...yep, I am.
Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $40 Amazing album superbly recorded which was on Ace UK label but has been deleted 10 years or so, 26 tracks and over an an hour running time and in great stereo sound. Like the Ernest Tubb below (also from 1965!) this is amazingand George runs through things he haswritten (“Window Up Above”/ “Ragged But Right”/ “Accidentally on Purpose”)as well as songs by Dickey Lee(“SheThinks I Still Care”) Harlan Howard,Melba Montgomery etc. Although not aregular “Jones boy” Buddy Emmons joins the band for this set. Also DonAdams (not Max Smart!) acts as the leader of the Jones’ Boys & duets withGeorge on Melba Montgomery’s “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Mind” as well as a couple of his own leads.Just remembered the classic Jones’ line“We’re gonna take a short liquor-mission I mean intermission”!!
Jones, George Alone Again/Grand Tour $35 2 on 1. “Alone Again” is only available here & is rated one of his very best albums.
Martin, Mario Keep it on the Country Side $30 Produced by James Stroud the amazing thing is that Mario was only 17 at the time. I still think about how this could be his only album. A 17 year old is so darn convincing when he sings honky tonk songs. How could that be.. I don’t know. Still as stunning and as perpelexing (in the sense of where is he now??) Favourite track is probably “Another Nail in the Wall”...very reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton. A stunning album.
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $25 1996 gem on the Bob Grady label produced by Mike Headrick. A very Haggard/Bakersfield influenced cd. What makes this so great is that it features 9 new Whitey Shafer songs, many co-written with Lonnie Williams who also writes one with Roger Springer.
Mata. Billy Made in Texas $35 A real favourite. San Antonio’s top country artist which contains one of the Cosmic Cowboy’s and my favourite tracks the impossibly catchy “If This Was Texas”. This is on the Bill Green label or should I say was as it is impossible to find. He covers a number of styles with great versions of Ian Tyson’s “Navajo Rug” plus one of the last songs that hit for Lefty, “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy”. A wonderful album. Had a few but genuinely down to 1 only.
Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $25 21 tracks with a big band R & B flavour but also country. Best ever “Cow Cow Boogie!!
Nelson, Leo Under Neon Lights $45 Want to know my all time favourite independent, yeah not one of but the top spot?? This is it. Great album produced by Bob Grady with assist from the great Mike Headrick. 12 great tracks with a duet with Bill Arwood on the title track.I think on reflection a 3 way tie with Ron Sweet and Arnold Sanford is in order. Alas both Ron & Arnold have gone and heaven knows where Leo is?? To me the jewel is how easy Leo sings. Marsha Britton contributes harmony vocals. Favourite tracks? Start at the beginning and stop at the end. BUT, if pushed “Mama Did Raise One Fool After All” and “Under Neon Light”, the duet with Bill Arwood are superb.
Nelson, Willie “ Peace in the Valley: The Gospel Truth Collection with Willie Nelson Jnr.” $50 They used a little poetic licence with the artists as Willie Nelson Jnr was known only as Billy Nelson all his life, up until it tragically ended on Christmas day 1991. So this album had special meaning for Willie as it seems this was the only time Willie Jnr/Billy had recorded. The results are stunning. Billy/Willie Jnr generally trades parts of the songs with Willie and has a distinctive voice that is instantly memorable. He does the sole vocal on "My Body's Just a Suitcase for Your Soul" and it indeed may be the best track on an album where nothing is less than grand. Willie solos on "Troublemaker" and it is a different and far better version than on his album of the same name. Being a big Willie fan I must rate this as his best gospel album an indeed one of the best in general. It was only ever an independent and was released in 1994...despite the Volume 1 added to the title there has never been another. It is incredibly rare. Buy it on Amazon...but only if you want to pay $100.
Nelson, Willie “The Promiseland” $30 Is headed by David Lynn Jones great “Living in the Promiseland” and also sees Willie steer away from his own songs, although he does a brilliant full country version of his “I’m Not Trying to Forget You”. As a special treat he does a wonderful guitar version of a Bach minuet...the one that the pop group The Toys called The Lover’s Concerto.
Nolan, Bob “The Sound of a Pioneer” $35 Garrett label. Bob Nolan retired from the Sons of the Pioneers in the 50s and did little, seemingly, in the period up to the release of this album in the late 70s. As such it was a surprise and a gem all in one as his distinctive voice had seemingly not altered in the slightest and the production by Snuff Garrett was first class. It has some great gospel including “The Man Walks Among Us” which features Marty Robbins. Alas Bob only lived a little while after this album...as did Marty unfortunately. Don’t miss the cd version as it is very hard to get.
O’Kanes O’Kanes $30 Their stunning debut with classics“Oh Darlin’” and the bluegrass like romp “Oh Lonesome You”. Long long deleted.
O’Kanes Tired of the Running $25 Second album from Keiran Kane & Jamie O’Hara is also hardest to get. Blind accordionist Jay Spell is superb.
Oxford, David David Oxford
Oxford, Vernon Let Me Sing You a Song: The 1960s RCA Recordings $45 Westside UK out of print gem with a whopping 28 tracks. These are on Bear Family box but that may be a bit too much for some. This is just about perfect.
Ritter, Tex - Capitol Collectors Series $35 Out of print series, of which I would recommend with every title as being essential. This has all the hard to get ones, “Deck of Cards”, “Blood on the Saddle” & “Just Beyond the Moon” etc 25 in all. .
Rodriguez, Johnny Gracias! $35 Fabulous album on Capitol. Released late 80s and included his last charting single, “I Didn’t Every Chance That I Had”. Great bunch of backing musicians including Pig Robbins on piano and Sonny Garrish on steel. Very hard to get now.
Ryle, Curt Life Time Guarantee $35 What can you say but Curt is a true indie artist, amazing talent, superb writer and singer but with the dress sense God gave a goat. But it is not that latter thing which matters & on the former he delivers. He wrote the superb“Mirrors Don’t Lie” & his own version loses nothing in comparison to that Gene Watson. Curt wrote 9 of the 11on this gem. And he has a superb style...that is vocal not dress, which he can certainly not lay claim to!!
Schneider, John “Take the Long Way Home” MCA $35
Despite a some what goofy persona due his role in Dukes of Hazard, Schneider had a wonderful deep voice which was a natural for country music. All are superbly produced by Jimmy Bowen. A wonderful highlight is, “Better Class of Losers”, not to be confused with the Alan Jackson track of the name. This is the Harlan Howard track which features none other than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. BUT believe it or not, even better is “The Auction”...they’re auctioning daddy’s farm today. Hell it is hard to believe how good, and in view of the diabolical financial system in the US today it is still extremely relevant.
Scott, Jack Capitol Collectors Series $35 Fabulous 23 tracker with a mix of upbeat and ballads. Even has 4 unreleased tracks. As far as the ballads go none is better than “What in the World’s Come Over You” (with the delightful break between the first and second word) and “Burning Bridges”. A very much underappreciated artist. Everyone should have this cd in their collection, Nice touch is the inclusion of some studio talk at the beginning of some tracks.
Shearer, Charlie “Breakin’ Out” $30 A gem again with production by the very talented Curt Ryle and also wrote quite a few of the songs. So good in fact that Mike Headrick would be proud of this one!! He begins with a great shuffle version of Willie’s “I Just Destroyed the World” and then follows with a big Curt Ryle ballad “History Repeats Itself”. Originally from Texas...this is just how it should be.
Simpson, Red “Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer” Razor & Tie $28 20 tracks with great wit and style...as all truckin’ albums should be. A major influence for Junior Brown. Includes all his big hits such as “Highway Patrol” (one of Junior’s best as well) , “Nitro Express” and “I’m a Truck”, the very clever song which has the truck telling the story.
Simpson, Red “The Man Behind the Badge/ Roll Truck Roll” $35 EMI UK 2 on 1 with 2 albums from 1966. “Motivatin’ Man” was actually picked up and recorded by John Laws but don’t hold that against Red.
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $30 An absolute ripsnorter. Crazed man who apparently got arrested for climbing over the White House fence in order to visit the President, presumably Ronny Regan. But his honky tonk style which includes the original “Hank Drank” is grand. Also includes a brilliant version of Eddy Arnold’s “What’s He Doing in My World” with intro by Eddy hisself!! .
Sweet, Ron Ten in Tennessee $45 Another wonderful indie with the highlight the wonderful odeto the great man “I Play Haggard” in which he uses snippets of Haggard songs to tell the story. He outdoes even Vern Gosdin onhis version “Baby That’s Cold” and then shows himself a man for all seasons with the rollicking “Ten in Tennessee”.
Thompson, Jeff Jeff Thompson $30 No, not that Thommo, but a fine singer who was going to have the first album release on the Arista country label but the album never came out. Has a style reminiscent of Ricky Van Shelton with a great deep voice. Does a superb version of “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, a hit for Reba, but Jeff wins hands down!! Equally grand is the wonderful “It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Love You Anymore”, with a superb lyric and the upbeat “Today is Elvis’ Birthday”.
Turner, Zeb Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock $30 King label anthology 1949-1953. On the now defunct Westside label. 24 tracks.
Wagoner, Porter Greatest Hits $30 20 tracker with great and unusual selection including of course “Rubber Room” but also “What Would You Do, If Jesus Came to Your House”)
Wall, Chris “Honky Tonk Heart” Ryko $30 His debut album originally released as a cassette only job on Tried & True Records in 1989 and issued on cd on Rykodisc in 1990. Not to be missed. It includes his version of “Trashy Women’ but the modern day play of words on “I Wish John Stetson Had a Heart’ gives the album its true character. Great. Don’t miss his new album!
Watson, Gene The Good Old days $25 Step One with a superb selection excellently produced by Ray Pennington who also contributed 4 Songs. Like all Step One releases this is out of print.
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think of Me $30 The album he had just finished when he died. One of the greatest ever country vocalists. Deep rich voice with his own nuances. Pity the wonderful honky tonk songs were lived out so tragically with his alcohol overdose. He was seemingly taking over from Randy Travis as country’s premier vocalist and had the unheard of 5 number one country singles in a row.
Young, Faron Live Fast Love Hard: Original Capitol Classics 1952-1962 $28 Country Music Foundation label. 24 tracks with excellent presentation.
Big Rig Hits Truck Driver’s Boogie 1939-69 $35 A great cd which encapsulates a history of that great sub-genre the trucking song. Compiled jointlyby CMF & Diesel only records. First is“Truck Driver’s Blues” by Cliff Bruner with Moon Mullican on vocals. Classic’s such as Terry Fell’s “Truck Driving man” are featured with rarities such as Curtis leach’s amazing “Highway Man”. One of the best compilations ever.
What follows is the best bargains we have ever offered...strike while the iron is hot...there may not be a next time.
$5 country Cds
Aldridge, Darin & Brooke Live at Red, White & Bluegrass (mountain Home)
Allan, Gary Set You Free advance (MCA)
Asleep at the Wheel Very Best (See for Miles UK) Capitol tracks
Austin, Stephen David A Bakersfield Dozen
Ball, David Starlight Lounge (WB)
Ball, David Thinkin’ Problem (WB)
Be Good Tanyas a Collection (Canada)
Blanton, J T Live from the Bullpen (Renegade)
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between (Capitol)
Boxmasters Christmas Cheer (Vanguard) Billy Bob Thornton
Bright, Jeff & Sunshine Boys She’s a Nail in My Heart
Buffett, Jimmy Songs You Know By Heart: Very Best (MCA)
Buffett, Jimmy Coconut Telegraph (MCA)
Cadillac Black The Cadillac Black
Cash, Johnny Mini LP Style cds
Cash, Johnny A Man & His Woman (w. June Carter Cash)
Cash, Johnny America
Cash, Johnny At Folsom Prison
Cash, Johnny At Madison Square
Cash, Johnny At San Quentin
Cash, Johnny Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian
Cash, Johnny Blood Sweat & Tears
Cash, Johnny Carrying On (w. June Carter0
Cash, Johnny Children’s album
Cash, Johnny Christmas Spirit
Cash, Johnny Classic Christmas
Cash, Johnny Fabulous Johnny Cash
Cash, Johnny From Sea to Shining Sea
Cash, Johnny Holy Land
Cash, Johnny Hymns of Johnny Cash
Cash, Johnny Hymns from the Heart
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line Soundtrack (different from previous)
Cash, Johnny In Sweden Prison (aka Pa Osteraker)
Cash, Johnny Johnny 99
Cash, Johnny Johnny Cash Family Christmas
Cash, Johnny Johnny Cash Show
Cash, Johnny Little Fauss & Big Halsy
Cash, Johnny Orange Blossom Special
Cash, Johnny Ragged Old Flag
Cash, Johnny Ride This Train
Cash, Johnny Ring of Fire
Cash, Johnny Rockabilly blues
Cash, Johnny Silver
Cash, Johnny Sings Ballads of True West
Cash, Johnny Sings Precious Memories
Cash, Johnny Songs of the Soil
Cash, Johnny Sound of Johnny Cash
Cash, Johnny Strawberry Cake
Cash, Johnny With His Hot & Blue Guitar (sun album)
Cash, Johnny & co Highwayman (first)
Cash, Johnny & co Highwayman 2 (second)
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Wings (MCA)
Chesnutt, Mark Almost Goodbye (MCA)
Clayton, Lee Border Affair (EMI Holland)
Coleman Brothers Tribute to a Firefighter (ASR)
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad (Atlantic)
Cox Family Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over (Elektra)
Critchlow, Slim Crooked Trail to Holbrook: Cowboy Songs (Arhoolie)
Davies, Gail Eclectic (Little Chickadee)
Dean, Larry Outside Chance (USA)
Denver, John Some Days are Diamonds (BMG)
Denver, John Mini lp style covers.
Denver, John J D
Denver, John Poems Prayers & Promises
Denver, John Greatest Hits
Denver, John Greatest Hits Volume Two
Denver, John Greatest Hits Volume Three
Denver, John Rocky Mountain Christmas
Denver, John Windsong
Denver, John Rocky Mountain High\
Denver, John One World
Denver, John Rhymes & Reasons
Denver, John Dreamland Express
Denver, John John Denver Songs
Denver, John Farewell Andromeda
Denver, John Whose Garden Was This
Denver, John It’s About Time
Denver, John Take Me Back to Tomorrow
Denver, John Aeris
Denver, John Autograph
Denver, John Some Days Are Diamonds
Denver, John Seasons of the Heart
Denver, John Spirit
Denver, John I want to Live
Denver, John Back Home Again
Diffie, Joe Homecoming (Rounder)
Dilks, Johnny & His Visitacion Valley Boys (Hightone) a yodelling Hank III
Dinnerstein, Simone & Tift Merritt Night (Sony)
Durden, Tommy Moods (Walking Tree) wrote Heartbreak Hotel.
Erik & Erik Erik Hokkanne & Erik Moll (Fire Ant) Texas
Ewing, Skip Greatest Hits (MCA)
Fink, Cathy & Marcy MArxer Rockin’ the Uke (Community)
Foley, Webb George Jones, Jack Daniels & Me (Fox)
Gatlin Brothers Moments to Remember (Branson)
Goldens Rush for Gold (Capitol)
Gorka, John Out of the Valley (Windham Hill)
Gorka, John Jack’s Crows (Windham Hill)
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Heart (Columbia)
Gosdin, Vern 10 Years of Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Grand, Gil Famous First Words (Monument) never released
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Watching the World Through a Wiindshield (Back Porch)
Hot Club of Cowtown Best (Hightone)
Huston, Randy Keepin’ the New West Wild (Outside Circle)
Interstate Cowboy Ranch Dance Ruckus
Isaacs, Sonya Sonya Isaacs(Lyric Street)
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb For NYC Too Ugly for LA (Epic)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Full Circl e(KMCA)
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire (Ark)
Johns, Evan & H Bombs Please Mr Santa Claus(ryko)
Jones, George Country Classics (EMI)
Jones, George Legendary Country Singers Series (Time Life0 25 tks
Leblanc, Will Pursuit (Sheister label)
Lee, Johnny New Directions (Curb)
London, Eddie Do It Right (RCA) very very Haggard like.
Lynch, Dustin Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow)
McCalister, Don Love Gone Right (Biscuit Boy)
Mccutcheon, John This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America
McGraw, Tim Emotional Traffic (Curb)
McVey, Jake Anything is Possible (Purple Cow)
Maddox, Rose w. John Jorgensen The Moon IS Rising...tops
Manchaca, Carl Carl Manchaca (Light My Fire)
Manchaca, Carl That Song (Light My Fire)
Masters, Sammy Everybody Digs (Dionuysius)
Mattea, Kathy Love Travels (Mercury)
Miller, Mindy Guess Who’s Back in Town (Universal)
Moody Brothers Cotton Eyed Joe (First Choice)
Moreno, Frankie We’ll Bring the Honky Tonk Home to You
Moreno, Frankie Keys to the Country
Morgan, Lorrie War Paint (BMG)
Murray, Anne Croonin’ (Capitol)
Pabst, Shawn Rodeo This
Passin, Monica Lil Mo And the Monicats
Pikelny, Noam Beat the Devil & Carry a Rail (Compass)
Prairie Oyster Everbody Knows Radio Special (RCA)
Prine, John w. Mac Wiseman Standard Songs for Average People
Rains, Peggy It’s a Good Day
Raven, Eddy Love & Other Hard Times (BMG)
Rodriguez, Johnny You Can Say That Again (Hightone)
Rose, Sammy Fool’s Gold (Bear Family)
Run C & W Into the Twangy Firs tCentury (MCA) Russell Smith
Sandefur, Brandon Walking Backwards
Schatz, Lesley Hello Stranger (Bear Family)
Setzer, Brian Christmas Rocks (Surf Dog)
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street (Zoo)
Shay, Dorothy Park Avenue Hillbillies (Collectors’ Choice) 25 tks
Shea, Rick & Brantley Kearns Trouble & me (Tres Pesscadores_
Shenandoah Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Shenandoah Road Not Taken (Columbia)
Smith/White/Fairchild Love Never Fails (Word) Connie/ Sharon/Barbara
** bit of damge to booklet
Smith, Bobby Earl Rearview Mirror (Muleshoe)
Singletary, Daryle Ain’t it the Truth (Giant)
Smith, Mindy Mindy Smith 2012 cd
Springer, Roger Springer!! (WB) Advance
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Railroadin’ Rhythm (bebes)
Steel, Rusti & Tin Tax Lost Sessions
Stevens, Ray Hum It (MCA)
Stevens, Ray He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens (MCA)
Stevens, Ray Lend Me Your Ears (MCA)
Stonehorse & Friends Tribute to Tulsa Music (Amethyst)
Sylvie & Friends Slyvie & Friends (playback)
Underwood, Carrie Blown Away (Arista)
Van Tassel, Susanna Susanna Van Tassel
Ulisse, Donna An Easy Climb (HadleY)
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin’ Live (Rounder)
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream Come True (Rebel)
Wade, Stephen Banjo Diary (Smithsonian)
Wakefield, Frank Tribute to Bill Monroe (Tatuxtent)
Walker, Billy 18 country Hits (country Stars)
Wariner, Steve Laredo (MCA)
Weems, Shayne Perfect World
Wence, Bill Analog Man in a Digital World (615 Records)
Wild Jimbos Wild Jimbos (MCA) great offshoot of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Williams, Jason D Killer Instincts (Rockabilly)
Yoakam, Dwight Last Chance for a Thousand Years (WB)
Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack (RCA)
Come Together America Salutes the Beatles (Liberty)
Common Thread Songs of the Eagles (Giant)
Greetings from District of country 24 washington DC artists inc Honky Tonk Confidential
Hillbilly Fever The Preston Records Story Vol 3 (Canetoad)
Horse Whisperer Soundtrack (MCA)
Music IS You Tribute to John Denver advance 2013 release inc Lucinda
Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou
Red Hot & Country Great and then some (Mercury)
Rig Rock Truck Stop Diesel Only Records Collection (Fruit of the Tune)
Texas A Musical Celebration (Tomato)
These Colours Won’t Run A Veteran Tribute
Tribute to Tradition New Artists do old eg Dixie Chicks “Stand By Your Man” ace!
$10 country cds or 3 for $25
There are some incredible cds in this section. There is no mistake BUT don’t dally. A lot are one copy only so if you delay you may miss.
Albert, Christina Texafrance (Gambini)
Alverson, Tommy Me on the Jukebox (all listed on the Two of a Kind label)
Alverson, Tommy Texassongs
Alverson, Tommy Alive & Pickin’
Alverson, Tommy Heroes & Friends
Annie B Miles of Texas (Annie B)
Auldridge, Mike Treasures Untold (Sugar Hill)
Ballew, Michael Live at Gruene Hall (Bear Family)
Ballew, Michael You Better Hold On (Bear Family)
Bandy, Moe Picture in a Frame (Branson)
Bandy, Moe One of a Kind (Sony)
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys (Edsel)
Barker, Aaron/ Curtis Wayne Straight from the Horse’s Mouth (BSW)
Beckett, Randy Rebel Train (Satellite)
Bella, Mike Mike Bella (Five Star)
Berline, Byron Fiddle Me a Song (Sugar Hill)
Big & Rich Hillbilly Jedi (WB)
Blake, Norman & Nancy Back Home in Sulphur Springs (Dualtone)
Boggs, Dock Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (Smithsonian)
Boggs, Noel Best of Shasta Masters (Varese) steel guitar
Bosworth, Libbi Outskirts of You (Freedom)
Brennan, Walter Old Shep (MCA) reissue of the album “Dutchman’s Gold”
Brodsky, Chuck Last of the Old Time (Red House) superb storyteller
Brom, Marti Snake Ranch (goofin’)
Brom, Marti Lassoed Live ! (Goofin’)
Brown, Zac Band Uncaged (Atlantic)
Bruce, Ed This Old Hat (old Hat)
Buffett, Jimmy One Particular Harbour/ Riddles in the Sand 2on1 (MCA)
Burns, Brian The Eagle & The Snake: Songs of the Texicans (Palo Duro)
Burns, Brian Angels & Outlaws (Bandera)
Burns, Brian Highways, Heartaches & Honky Tonks (Bandera)
Burns, Brian Heavy Weather (Presidio)
Burton, Charlie Rustic Fixer Upper (Lazy SOB)
Bush, Johnny Sings Bob Wills (Lone Star)
Campbell, Glen/ Jimmy Webb In Session (CD + DVD) (Fantasy)
Campbell, Scotty Damned If I Recall
Cargill, Henson On the Road (omni)
Carroll, Adam Lookin’ Out the Screen Door (Down Hole)
Cash,Johnny Mystery of Life (Mercury)
Cash,Johnny Silver (Columbia)
Cash,Johnny Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town (Mercury)
Cash,Johnny Boom Chicka Boom (Mercury) all 3 Mercury cds are tops
Cash,Johnny Bootleg Vol. IV (Columbia) 2cds ...gospel
Cash,Johnny Johnny 99 (Koch)
Cash,Johnny Rockabilly Blues (Koch)
Cash, Johnny Mini LP Style cds
Cash, Johnny Adventures of Johnny Cash
Cash, Johnny Baron
Cash, Johnny Everybody Loves a Nut
Cash, Johnny Gone Girl
Cash, Johnny Gospel Road 2cds
Cash, Johnny Happiness Is You
Cash, Johnny Hello I’m Johnny Cash
Cash, Johnny Heroes (with Waylon)
Cash, Johnny I Would like to See You Again
Cash, Johnny John R Cash
Cash, Johnny Junkie & the Juicehead Minus Me
Cash, Johnny Keep on the Sunnyside(with Carter Family)
Cash, Johnny Last Gunfighter Ballad
Cash, Johnny Look at Them Beans
Cash, Johnny Man in Black (the original album)
Cash, Johnny One Piece at a Time
Cash, Johnny Rainbow
Cash, Johnny Rambler
Cash, Johnny Survivors (wih Carl Perkins & Jerry Lee Lewis)
Cash, Johnny Thing Called Love
Cimarron Cimnarron (Alpine Records)
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash IS a Friend of Mine (King)
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill (Gusto)
Corbett, Tom Tonight I ride
Corbin,Easton All Over the Road (mercury)
Crow, Alvin Cowboy 1 (Broken Spoke)
Dailey & Vincent The Gospel Side (Rounder/Cracker Barrel)
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest (Columbia)
Davies, Gail Pretty Words (MCA)
Davies, Gail Other Side of Love (Capitol)
Denver, John An Evening With 2cds (mini lp style cover)
Dunn, Holly Across the Rio Grande (MTM)
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty (Major)
Eaglesmith, Fred Lipstick Lies & Gasoline (Razor & Tie)
Eaglesmith, Fred 6 Volts
Ethel & Shameless Hussies Born to Burn (MCA) Kasey Jones
Feathers, Charlie Charlie Feathers (Elektra)
Flores, Rosie Honky Tonk Reprise (Rounder) her WB album w. extras
Fogelberg, Dan High Country Snows (Epic) w. Ricky Skaggs
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 16 Tons of Boogie: Best (Rhino)
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 600 Sunset Boulevard: His Legendary 1953 Radio Shows
Fritsch, Todd Up here in the Saddle (Saddle Up)
Frizzell, David/Shelley West Greates Hits Alone & Together (K Tel ..W.B. originals)
Front Porch String Band Best: Hills of Alabam (Rebel) Claire Lynch
Gimble, Johnny Still Fiddlin’ Around (MCA)
Goldmark, Joe Wham of That Steel man (Lo-Ball) 2cds
Goodman, Steve Unfinished Business (Red Pajamas)
Gosdin, Vern Nickels, Dimes & Love (Columbia)w.superb duet Janie Fricke
Greene, Jack Precious Memories, Treasured Friends w. Guests Vale Jack.
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Get a Little Closer (LibertY) superb & so traditional
Gregory, Clinton Too much Ain’t Enough(melody Roundup) 2012 gem
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Two (Elektra0
Griffith, Nanci Time of Inconvenience radio Special
Grisman, David Dawgwood (Acoustic Disc)
Gunter, Hardrock Dance-o-Rama (Hydra)
Gunter, Hardrock Gonna Rock N Roll (Rollercoaster) no duplication w previous
Haggard, Merle All Night Long (Curb)
Haggard, Merle Pancho & Lefty (with Willie) (Epic0
Haggard, Merle Capitol Colelctor’s Series (Capitol)
Haggard, Merle 18 Rare Classics (Curb)
Haggard, Merle Working in Tennesse (Hag)
Haggard, Merle Bluegrass Sessions (Mccoury)
Haggard, Marty Borders & Boundaries (Critique/BMG)
Haggard, Merle Unforgettable (Capitol)
Haggard, Merle His Greatest & Best (MCA)
Haigh, Justin People Like me (ARR) great honky tonk
Hall, Ben Country Ways & Rockin’ Days (Rollercoaster)
Hall, Tom T Nashville Storyteller (BMG)
Hamilton IV, George Best Of (BMG) 22 tracks
Hardwick, Billy Jnr Too Country (JRS/BMG) one of our all time faves.
Harris, Emmylou Cowgirl’s Dream (Elektra)
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in teh Rough (WB)
Henderson, Homer Greatest Flops & Golden Filler (Honey Records Texas)
Hicks, Dan & Hot Licks Striking iT Rich (MCA)
Highfill, George George Arlis Highfill (Church St Records)
Hill, Goldie Don’t Send Me No More Roses (Righteous)
Holcomb, Roscoe An Untamed Sense of Control (Smithsonian)
Hinojosa, Tish Taos to Tennessee ( Lone Star/ Rounder)
Holland, Jools & his Big Band Moving Out to the Country (Radar) 22 tks
Holliday, Jolie Lucky Enough
House, James James House (MCA)
Hurd, Cornell Band Cool & Unsual Punishment (all Cornell’s are Behemoth label)
Hurd, Cornell Band Texas Fruit Shack
Hurd, Cornell Band At Large
Ingram, Jack Live at Adairs (Beat Up Ford label)
Jackson, Stonewall The Lonesome In Me (Omni) 28 tks
Jackson, Stonewall Life of a Poor Boy (Omni) 30 tks
Jennings, Waylon A Man Called Hoss (MCA)
Jennings, Waylon Will teh Wolf Survive (MCA)
Jennings, Waylon Cowboys Sisters Rascals Dirt (Sony)
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common people/Hangin’ O
Jennings, Waylon Are You Ready for Country/ What Goes Around Comes
Around Comes Around 2 o n1
Johnson, Jamey The Guitar Song 2cds (BMG)
Jones, George Country Standards (EMI)
Jones, George New Favourites (EMI)
Jones, George Wine Coloured Roses (Epic)
Jones, Georgette Strong Enough to Cry
Jones, Zona Harleys & Horses (D label)
Joss, Scott New Reason to Care (Little Dog)
Joyce, Teri Kitchen Radio
Kaplansky, Lucy Reunion
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home (Atlantic)
Keen, Robert Earl Gringo Honeymoon (Sugar Hill)
Keith, Toby Hope on the Rocks (Show Dog)
Kelley, Noah Roses After the Rain (WB) advance of unreleased album
Kershaw, Sammy Better Than I Used to Be ( Big Hit)
Kirchen, Bill Hot Rod Lincoln Live (Hightone0
Kohrs, Randy Crack in My Armour (Junction) 3 D cover
Koppy, Michael Ashmore’s Store with hardbound cover & 100pg book Kowbell One Red Cross (Shane Worley)
Kristofferson, Kris Repossessed/ Third World Warrior 2cd (Oh Boy/Mercury) Kristofferson, Kris Live at the Philharmonic Monument 77minutes
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo & Living Free (Capitol) note: Chris put out many
albums on his own label before signing to Capitol. They
were infinitely better and the reissues are now out of print & cannot recommend more highly. See also $15 cds.
Ledoux, Chris Sing me a Song Mr rodeo Man
Ledoux, Chris Rodeo Songs Old & New
Lee, Dickey Classics (Varese) 16 tks
Lewis, Laurie Skippin’ & Flyin’ (Spruce & Maple)
Locorriere, Dennis Out of the Dark 19 tks ...lead singer with Dr Hook.
Loudermilk, John d Open Mind (Omni) 27 tks
McBride, Martina Eleven (Republic0
McCarters The Gift (WB) ...as the title says ...a must
McCarters Better Be Home Soon (WB) billed as Jennifer McCarter &
the McCarters. ...equally as essential
McClain, Charly Pure Country (Sony)
McDaniel, Mel Reloaded: Tried True & New (Aspirion)
McQuade, Scott Scott McQuaig (Universal) ...fabulous cd
Maddox Bros & Rose On the Air (Arhoolie)
Maddox Bros & Rose Live on the Radio (Arhoolie)
Maddox, Rose 35 Dollars & a Dream (Arhoolie)
Maddox, Rose Sings Bluegrass (Capitol) a classic
Mavericks Definitive Collection (MCA)
Mensy, Tim Stone By Stone (Columbia)
Moffatt, Katy Greatest Show on Earth (Rounder) simply a must 10/10
Montana, Patsy Cowboy’s Sweetheart (Flying Fish)
Moorer, Alison Definitive Collection (MCA)
Morrell, Tom & Time Warp Top Hansds...On the Money
Morrison, Van You Win Again (with Linda GailLewis0
Nashville West Nashville West (Sierra0
Nelson, Willie Just One Love (Justice) 2 duets w. Kimmie Rhodes
Nelson, Willie Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Heroes (Legacy)
Norma Jean Guess That Comes From Being poor (Omni)
O.Brien, Tim Reincarnation: the Songs Of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies)
O’Connell, Maura Helpless Heart (WB) Both Maura cds are produced by &
O’Connell, Maura A Real Life Story (WB) feature (extensively) Jerry Douglas.
Oak Ridge Boys Its Only Natural (Cracker Barrel exclusive)
Osborne, Bobby New Bluegrass & Old Heartaches (Rural Rhythm)
Overstreet, Paul A Songwriter’s Project (Scarlet Moon)
Owens, Buck Instrumental Hits (Sundazed/Capitol)
Parsons. Jeremy Doggondest Feelin’ (indie...reminds of Marty Brown)
Peasall Sisters Home to You (Dualtone)
Potter, Curtis Sings Willie Nelson (Hillside)
Pousette Dart Band Best 22 tks (Big Deal)
Powers, Freddy The Hottest Thing In Town
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special (Vel vel)
Prairie Oyster Different Kind of Fire (RCA)
Richards, Dan Heartbreak U (De Von)
Riders in the Sky Best of the West (Rounder)
Riders in the Sky Best of the West Rides Again (Rounder)
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy (OBM)
Roberts, Dan Cowhand.com ...really fine artist.
Robison, Charlie Bandera (Vireo) debut...sounds like John Prine in places.
Rodriguez, Artie She Loves George Jones
Ronstadt, Linda w. Emmylou Harris Western Wall (Elektra)
Ronstadt/Parton/Harris Trio I (WB)
Scott, Jack The Way I Walk (Carlton recordings) (Rollercoaster)
Sheppard, T G Greatest Hits (WB)
Shiflett, Karl Take Me Back (Pass the Grass)
Sizemore, Charlie In My View (Rebel) excellent artist replaced Keith Whitley
Sizemore, Charlie Good News (Rebel) in the Ralph Stanley Band & could have
Sizemore, Charlie Back Home (Rebel) been a mainstream success.
Smith, Carl Essential 1950-56 (Columbia) 20 tks
Snider, Todd Near Truths & Hotel Rooms (Oh Boy)
Stanley Brothers Earliest Recordings (Rich R Tone)
Starline Rhytm Boys Better Luck Is a Barroom Away (Tin Town)
Starling, John Waiting on a Southern Train (sugar Hill)
Statler Brothers Musi Memories & You (Mercury)
Stevens, Ray # 1 With a Bullet (Capitol)
Stewart, Gary Essential (RCA)
Stewart, Gary Steppin’ Out/ Little Junior (Raven)
Stone, Billy West Texas Sky (Bear Family)
Strait, George Beyond the Blue (MCA)
Taylor, Chip Yonkers NY (Train Wreck)
Tillman, Floyd Best (Collectors Choice)
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun Sessions (Edsel UK) 26 tks
Tritt, Travis The Storm (Category 5 label) last we had from TT
Turner, Josh Your Man (MCA)
Van Shelton, Ricky Sings Christmas (CBS)
Wakely, Jimmy Vintage Collection (Capitol) 20 tks
Watson, Dale Truckin’ sessions (Raisin’ Cain)
Watson, Dale Christmas Time in Texas
Watson, Doc Doc & merle’s Guitar Album (Flying Fish)
Watson, Gene Sings (Intersound)
Wayne, Dallas Big Thinkin’ (Hightone)
West, Dottie Essential (RCA)
West, Hedy & Bill Clifton Getting Folk out of the Country (Bear Family)
Whites Greatest Hits (MCA)
Whitman, Slim Best (Rhino)
Wild Rose Breakin’ New Ground (Capitol)
Wild Rose Listen to Your Heart (Capitol)
Wild Rose Straight & Narrow (Capitol) All gal group who would appeal
to Dixie Chicks fans. Fabulous only 3 cds. A bargain ++++
Williams, Hank Jr Almeria Club (WB) cloth bound special edition.
Williams, Hank Jr All My Rowdy Friends: Best Of (Curb) 22 tks
Williams, Hank III Lovesick Broke & Driftin’ (curb)
Wills, Bob & Texas Playboys Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years 2cds 50 tks
Woodys Woodys (Rounder)
Woodys Telluride to Tennessee (EFR)
Woodys Teadrops & Diamonds (Dynamike)
Wright, John Lincoln That Old Mill (Northeastern)
Young, Neil Old Ways (Geffen) with Waylon & Willie
1861 Project Volume 2...with Maura O’Connell, Connie Smith
American Murder Ballads 2cds 50 tks
Califia Songs of lee Hazelwood (Ace UK) 25 of Lee’s songs
Get With the Beat Marvel Masters Volume 1 (Ryko/ Cowboy Carl) 27 greats
Gram Parsons Notebook The Last Whipporrwill (GP’s unfinished songs ..finished)
More Songs of route 66 Texas artist comp...inc Dale Watson (Lazy SOB)
This Ones For Him Guy Clark Tribute 2cds
Arnold, Eddy Then & Now 2cds Long style box Cd # 2 features later sessions produced by Harold Bradley.
Jennings, Waylon RCA Years Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line 2cds+ 40 tracks + 20 page book in long style box
Parton, Dolly The RCA Years 1967-1986 2cds + 32 pg book .Long style box
Atkins, Chet A Tribute to Chet Atkins w. Chet, Statlers, Everlys etc
Barry Bailes Solid Foundation to Acoustic Bass 2DVD Acutab
Pa’s Fiddle Music of America with Randy Travis, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie Milsap etc
$15 Country or 3 for $40
Adams, Charlie Cattin’ Around (Bear Family)
Allcorn, Joey All Alone Again (Blue Yodel)
Arnold, Eddy Cattle Call/ Thereby Hangs a tale (Bear Family0
Arnold, Jason & Sidesteppers Crazy Things
Arthur, Charlene Welcome to the Club (Bear Family)
Atkins, Chet/ Jerry Reed Sneakin’ Around (Columbia)
Atkins, Chet Teensville (RCA Living Stereo)
Ball, David Heartaches by the Number (Shanachie)
Bandy, Moe Sings Great American Cowboy Songs (12 tracks)
Bare, Bobby A Bird NAmede Yesterday/ Talk Me Some Sense (Omni)
Bare, Bobby Best (Razor & Tie)
Bare, Bobby Hard Time Hungrys/ The Winner & Other Losers (omni)
Bare, Bobby Essential (RCA)
Bell, Delia Delia Bell (Wounded Bird) WB album with Emmylou Harris
Bell & Shore El Ranko Motel (ROM)
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico (Capitol) a fabulous cd
Bonta, T Jarrod White Lines (Music Room) Jerry Lee style. Texas piano!
Bresh, Thom Wires to the Wood (DCM)
Brown. Billy Did We Have a Party (Bear Family)
Brown, Jim Ed & Browns Essential (RCA)
Brown, Junior 12 Shades of Brown (Edsel UK) original issue on cd
Browne, Jann Tell Me Why (Curb) fabulous LA artist.
Burns, Brian Highways, Heartaches & Honky Tonks w. large booklet
Carter, Carlene Musical Shapes/ Blue Nun 2on 1 (Edsel UK)
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Cartwright (MCA) fabulous 1989 debut.
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line/ Little Fauss Big Halsy (Bear Family)
Cash, Johnny Hello I’m Johnny Cash/ Johnny Cash Show/Main in Black
Cashdollar, Cindy Slide Show (Silver Shot)
Chapel, Leon Automatic Mama (Bear Family)
Clark, Guy Essential (RCA)
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay (Columbia)
Coe, David Allan Songwriter of the Tear (Cleveland)
Coe, David Allan 20 Road Music Hits (Te Vee) Truckin’ songs
Coe, David Allan Lonesome Fugitive (king0
Collie, Mark At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary (Wilbanks)
Commander Cody We’ve Got a Live One Here (WB)
Cordle, Larry Murder on Music Row (Shell Point) original by writer!!
Cordle, Larry Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ (Mighty Cord)
Country All Stars Jazz from the Hills (Bear Family) Chet Atkins, Jethro Burns
Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie Cryner (Columbia) possibly best female cd of ‘90s
Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie (Ace UK) King recordings
Dayton, Jesse One for the Dance Halls (Stag)
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man (Atlantic) fabulous
Denver, John Poems, Prayers Promises/ Farewell Andromeda (RCA) 2on1
Diamond, Claude Highway of Life (Vettset) Former Y & T album of year.
Dickerson, Dub Boppin’ in the Dark (Bear Family)
Dolan, Jimmie Juke Box Boogie (Bear Family)
Edwards, Don Songs of the Trail (Bear Family)
Flatt, Lester w. Bill Monroe Live at Vanderbilt (Bear Family)
Francis, Connie/Hank jnr Sing country Favourites (Bear Family)
Friedman, Kinky From One Good American to Another (Fruit of the Tune)
Gauthier, Mary Filth & Fire (Signature)
Gibson, Don Essential 2cds (Primo)
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue (Bear Family)
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in Stone (Columbia)
Gosdin, Vern The Voice (BTM) his best two albums. Essential as breathing
Griffith, Nanci Complete MCA Studio Recordings(MCA) 2cd
Grisman, David/ Tony Rice Tone Poems (Acoustic Disc) w. 40 page booklet
Guitar, Bonnie Intimate Session (Bear Family)
Guthrie, Woody Live Wire (Rounder) rare live performances
Haggard, Merle Serving 190 Proof (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Ramblin’ Fever (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Back to the Barrooms (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Rainbow Stew Live (MCA)
Haggard, Merle Land of Many Churches (Razor& Tie)
Haggard, Merle Kern River/ Chill Factor (American Beat/Sony)
Haggard, Merle Portrait Of/ Keep Movin On (BGO 2on 1
Hard Hat Dave And the Honky Tonk Knights (DLP) one of best indie cds
Hay, Erin The Circle (Westwood)
Hillman, Chris w. Herb Pederson Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill)
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up (RCA) w. Jones on the Jukebox. A must!
Hogsed, Roy Cocaine Blues (Bear Family)
Horton, Johnny Essential Recordings 2cds (Primo)
Isaacs Carry me (Crossroads) Wow..Sonia is not a natural blonde.
Ives, Burl Sweet, sad & Salty (Omni)
Jenkins Jenkins (Capitol) unreleased album. Rod. Crowell produced
Jennings, Waylon Sings Ol’ Hank (Williams) WJ label
Joey & Rory His & Hers (Sugar Hill)
Joey & Rory Album # 2(Sugar Hill)
Joey & Rory Life of a Song (Sugar Hill)
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With me (Epic) one of his best ever’
Jones, George Friends in High Places (Epic)
Jones, George Bartenders Blues (Razor & Tie0
Jones, George The Grand Tour (Razor & Tie0
Jones, Grandpa Makes the Rafters Ring (Omni) 32 tks
Jones, Grandpa An American Original (CMH) 30 tks
Judds Reunion Live 2cds (Curb)
Keen, Robert Earl Jnr West Textures (Sugar Hill)
Kershaw, Sammy Feelin’ Good Train..special promo edition. 2cds shaped like a
train..a bit of waer but great display piece. 2nd cds is hits.
King, Pee Wee Hillbilly Boogie (Big Tone) 30 tks
Knuckles, Red & Trailblazers Honky Tonk & Swing Music The French Way (Tim O’Brien)
Ledoux, Chris Old Cowboy Classics (Capitol) **Note all out of print
Ledoux, Chris Songs of Rodeo Life (Capitol) reissues of his classic indies
Ledoux, Chris Cowboys Ain’t Easy to Love/ Paint me Back Home 2on1
Ledoux, Chris Melodies & Memories (Capitol)
Ledoux, Chris Songbook of American West/ Sing Me a Song Mr Rodeo Man
Ledoux, Chris Gold Buckle Dreams (Capitol)
Ledoux, Chris Songs of Rodeo & Country/ Life as a Rodeo Man 2 on 1
Ledoux, Chris Western Tunesmith/ He Rides the Wild Horses 2 on 1
Ledoux, Chris Wild & Wooly
Ledoux, Chris Used to Want to be a Cowboy/ Wild & Wooly (2 o n1
Ledoux, Chris Radio & Rodeo Hits (Capitol)
Lee, Brenda Definitive (MCA) 28 tks
Lewis, Jerry Lee The Mercury Years Volume 3 (Mercury)
Lorrie, Myrna Hello Baby: Jukebox Pearls (Bear Family)
Louvin, Ira Complete Recordings (King)
Luman, Bob Red Hot (Snapper) 28 tks
McCall, Darrell A Way to Survive (Atrap) one of best Ray Price inspired.
McCall, Darrell Pictures Can’t Talk Back (Artrap)
McCall, Darrell w. Johnny Bush Hot Texas Country (Step One)
McDonald, Skeets Goin’ Steady With the Blues (Righteous)
McEntire, Reba Heart to Heart (Mercury)
Macon, Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA)
Manning, Bob Taste of Honky Tonk (live)
Miller, Roger King of the Road: Best Volume 2 20 hits (Mercury)
Mills, Big John Honky Tonks & neon Lights
Morris, Lamar Walls of Memories (Barrister label)
Mowrey, Dude Honky Tonk (Capitol)
Nelson, Willie/ Leon Russell One for the Road 2 on 1 (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Born for Trouble (Columbia)
Nelson, Willie Horse Called Music (Columbia)
Nesmith, Mike And Hits Just Keep on Coming/ Ranch Stash 2 on 1 (RCA)
Parton, Dolly Fairest of Tehm All/ My Favourite Songwriter (2on 1 ) Omni
Parton, Dolly Jolene/ My Tennessee Mountain Home (RCA)
Perkins, Laura Lee Don’t Wait Up Juke Box Pearls (Bear Family)
Raney, Wayne Real Hot Boogie (Ace UK) King recordings/ Delmores
Rasmussen, Ole Sleepy Eyed John (Bear Family)
Reed, Jerry Essential (RCA)
Reeves, Del Silver Anniversary Album (Playback)
Rich., Charlie Pictures & Paintings (WB)
Ritchie, Lionel Tuskegee (cd + Dvd) (WB) Sail On & Easy are great!
Roberts, Kenny Jumoin’ & Yodelin’ (Bear Family)
Roman, Mimi I’m Ready If You’re Willing Juke Box Pearls (Bear Family)
Rooney, Jim Brand New Tennessee Waltz/Ready for the times 2on 1
Rowan, Peter Dust Bowl Children (Sugar Hill)
Russell, Leon Retrospective 18 tks GH (Capitol)
Russell, Tom Modern Art (hightone)
Russell, Tom Rose of San Joaquin (Hightone) Joaquin = Wah-Keen
Russell, Tom Indians, Cowboys, Horses, Dogs (Hightone)
Russell, Tom Borderland (Hightone)
Russell, Tom Box of Visions (Philo)
Schneider, John A Memory Like You (MCA)
Seratt, Kenny Best (Hillside)
Seratt, Kenny Best Volume 2 (Hillside) a lot like Haggard/Lefty. Fabulous
Shaver, Billy Joe Salt of the Earth 9Little Dog/ Columbia)
Silvers, Jimmy Music Makin’ Mama From Memphis (Bear Family)
Sizemore, Charlie Story IS: Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel)
Smith/White/Fairchild Love Never Fails (Word) Connie/ Sharon/Barbara
Snow, Hank Tales of the Yukon (Bear Family)
Spiker, Lonnie Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You (Megolith)
Swan, Billy Like Elvis Used to Do (706 Records)
Swan, Jimmy Honky Tonkin’ in Mississippi (Bear Family)
‘Sweet Mikey C Rock & Roll Time Capsule 2cd with Danny Gatton
Thompson, Hank Here’s to Country Music (Step One)
Trevino, Rick In My Dreams/ Whole Town Blue 2 o n1 (WB)
Tubb, Ernest Live 1965 (Rhino) great sound & performances
Turner, Josh Punching bag (MCA)
Turner, Josh Live Across America (Cracker Barrel exclusive)
Tyson, Ian Cowboyography (Sugar Hill) with Navajo Rug...super
Wagoner, Porter & Dolly Parton Essential (RCA)
Wagoner, Porter Essential (RCA)
Walker, Jerry Jeff Navajo Rug (ryko)
Watson, Aaron Real Good Time (HTK) 18 tracks 2012
Watson, Dale Cheatin’ Heart Attack (Hightone)
Watson, Dale I Hate These Songs (Hightone)
Whitley, Keith Kentucky Bluebird (RCA) I Never Go Around Mirrors
Whitley, Keith Tribute Album (RCA) also includes 4 Whitleys
Whitman, Slim Collection 2cds (Liberty UK)
Williams, Don Volume One/ Volume Two (Edsel UK) 2on 1
Willard, Jess Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear Family)
Williams, Lew Cat Talk (Bear Family)
Yoakam, Dwight 3 Pears (WB) 2012 album.
Young, Faron Story Songs for Country Folks (Canetoad)30 Mercury tks
RCA Country Golden Era (RCA Japan) 20 tks
Silver Meteor Progressive Country Anthology (Siera) 26 tk version
Daniels, Charlie Live at Rockpalast 76 minutes German Tv 1980
Atkins, Chet The RCA Years 2cds 48 page book. Nice buff coloured Box with 48 page book. Great price.
Forerunner Music Group 4cds + 12 page book in nice leather look box Put out by the publishing house and featuring all number of artists. The first 2 cds have 20 tracks each and the third features 4 of Forerunners writers singing their own songs: Tony Arata/ Shawn Camp/ Peter Wasner & George Marinelli Jnr/ and as a bonus we have John Wesley Ryles doing “I Want to Be a Baseball Star”. It is a shame he wsn’t a bigger star. 4th Disc features 10 songs from the Memphis Boys.
Jones, George The Hits Then Till Now Time Life 3cds Career
spanning 60 track cd in ultra nice hard cover book style package. Sealed as well.
Jones, George Spirit of country: The Essential George Jones
2cds Sealed set on Columbia longbox style Nice package
Nelson, Willie Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993
Sony 3cd set with 32 page book in a long hardcover book style box. His CBS years where he went from “Willie who”? to one of the biggest names in the entire world of show business. The second cd focuses on his many duets from Lacy J Dalton to the great “Old Friends’ with Roger Miller & Ray price.
Nelson, Willie The Early Years: Liberty Years Plus More Even though it is early it is some of the great man’ s best work and is in stunning full stereo sound. 61 tracks...little change in style from later. Willie was always Willie. BTW I still have my copy!! And I treasure it.
Poole, Charlie The Essential 4cds (Proper label) inc 24 pg bk
Stanley Brothers “Definitive Collection” Time Life 3cds + book
For the punter looking for an intro it is super. Long style book box. 60 tracks
Stompin’ Singers & Western Swingers: More from the golden Years of Western Swing (Proper) Last copy 4cds (100 tks) + 52 page book
$18 & up Country Cds
Allen, Terry Lubbock on Everything (Sugar Hill) $18 Texas classic
Anthony, Rayburn Something Out of the Ordinary
Barnes, Blake & Kendall Welcome to Barnes Country (BCR) $20
Bell, Knut & Blue Collars Honkahillarockabilly $20 (MM) Great title...what you get !!
Bice, Steve Sin Citizen Sessions $20 “Rubber Room” ...not Porters!
Bice, Steve Sixty Minutes of Sin $20
Blue, Arkey Texas Dance Hall Music $20
Blue, Arkey Sings Twenty Nine Years $20
Blue Sky Boys Earl & Bill Bolick 3cds $25 60 tks
Boone, Larry One Way to Go (Columbia) $20
Booth, Tony Key’s in the Mailbox/Lonesome 77203 2 Capitol albums on 1
Brack, John Face to Face: 14 Country Duets (RCA Germany) $18
Brooks, Garth No Fences 2 o n1 also includes better self titled album.
Brown, Roger Rodeo Boogie $20 (Prairie Crooner)
Browns Complete Hits (Collectors Choice)
Cash, Johnny Is Coming to Town/ Boom Chicka Boom 2on1 (Mercury) $18
Cash, Tommy Let an Old Racehorse Run (Playback) $18
Christian, T Jae I Wish I Was Home $20
Christian, T Jae Put me Down Easy Lord $20 gosple
Clark, Roy Greatest Hits (Varese) “yesterday When I Was Young” etc
Coe, David Allan Biketoberfest (Coepop) $18
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/ Spectrum VII (Bear Family) $18
Coe, David Allan Invictus Means Unconquered/ Tennessee Whiskey (Bear)$18
Coe, David Allan Compass Point/I’ve Got Something to Say (Bear Family) $18
Coe, David Allan Castles in the Sand/ Hello in There (Bear) $18
Coe, David Allan For the Soul & Mind: Demos with bonus dvd $20
Collins, Karen No Yodelling on the Radio (Azalea City) $20
Conlee, John Blue Highway (Pair/MCA) $20 16 rare tracks
Costello, Elvis Almost Blue (Edsel UK) $18 23 tracks inc. “Psycho”
Crickets T Shirt (Epic) $18 Sonny Curtis
Curless, Dick Long Lonesome Road (Omni) $18 29 fabulous tracks
Cusimano, Chuck I Wrote This $20 ...I give it 10 out of 10
Dalton, Lacy j Survivor/ Lacy J 2on1 $20
Dave & Deke Combo Hollywood Barn Dance (Heyday) $20 Deke Dickerson
Davies, Gail Songwriter Sessions 2cds $25 45 songs Little Chickadee
Dayton, Jesse/Brennen Leigh Holding Our Own & Other Country Gold Duets $20
Digby, Amber Passion, Pride & What Might Have Been $20
Digby, Amber w. Justin Trevino Keeping Up Appearances $20
Dillards let the Music Flow: Best 1963-1979 (Raven) $18
Dunn, Holly Holly Dunn (MTM) $20
Dunn, Holly Cornerstone (MTM) 420 exceedingly rare these two.
Elliott, Ronny I’ve Been meaning to Write
Ferguson, David Tribute to Jack Clement $18 just superb
Flores, Bobby Fast Company $20
Friedman, Kinky Best: Last of the Jewish Cowboys (Shout Factory)
Glaser, Tompall Award Winners/ Rings & Things $20 2on 1
Gosdin, Vern Till the End/Never My Love/ You’ve Got Somebody $20 3on2
Gosdin, Vern Alone (Columbia) $20
Greene, Lorne The Man (omni) 28 tracks $18
Haggard, Merle His 30th Album/ Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today $20
Haggard, Merle My Love Affair With Trains/ Roots of my Raising $20
Haggard, Merle All in the Movies/ Tribute to Best Damn Fiddle Player $20
Haggard, Merle The Way I Am (MCA) $20
Haggard, Merle Country Boy (Pair) 16 tks $18
Haggard, Merle The Way Love Goes / It’s All in the Game $20
Haggard, Merle Hag/Let Me Tel lYou About a Song $20
Hall, Roy Rocks (Bear Family) $20 ...wrote “Whole Lotta Shakin’
Hamilton, George IV Tribute to Luke the Drifter $18
Hancock. Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $18
Hay, Erin The Collection $20 (Western Heart) 23 tks
Homer & Jethro America’s Song Butchers (Razor & Tie) $20 OOP
Horton, Steven Wayne Steven Wayne Horton $20 (Capitol) gem
Hurd, Cornell Band Live at the Broken Spoke $20 fabulous &funny
Jenkins, Jody Cars, Bars & Guitars $18
Jenkins, Red Neon Bible $20
Joey & Rory Album # 2 $20 walmart edition with bonus track.
Joey & Rory His & Hers $20 walmart edition with bonus track.
Johnson, Jamey Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran $18 Mercury
Jones, Alamo Voice in Black $20 Fabulous Outlaw style
Jones, David Bridges $20 one of best honky tonk cds ever
Jones, George Bartender’s Blues/ Shine On $20
Jones, George Cup of Loneliness: Mercury Years 2cds $20
Jones, George One Woman Man (Columbia) $20
Jones, George Ragged But Right Starday Years Plus 3cds $25
Jones, George Grand Tour/ Alone Again 2 on 1 $20
Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music (Ace UK) $20
Jones, Grandpa Everybody’s Grandpa (Omni) $18
Keeble, Billy Just for You $20
Keeble, Jerry Unchained Country $20
Kendalls Two Heart Harmony/ Thank God for the Radio $20 2on1
Kilgore, Jerry Telephonme Texas $20
Kilgore, Jerry Loaded & Empty $20
Lyda, Jacob Three Times the Charm $20
Lyda, Jacob Here We Go Again $20
Lyda, Jacob Back in the Swing $20
McCall, C W Wolf Creek Pass (Omni) $20 25tks
McDaniel, Mel Country Pride $22 (DPI)
McDaniel, Mel Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On: Original Capitol $20 21 tks
Maddox Brothers & Rose Ugly & Slouchy (Bear Family) $18
Manning, Bob & Kimberley Murray One Night Only duets $20
Manning, Bob Just What I wanted $20
Marquez, Bobby Bobby Marquez (texas indie) $20
Martin, Glynn Take A Ride on Real Country $20 lot like Don Williams
Martin, Glynn Uncle Sam, Mr Jukebox & my Ex Wife $20
Martin, Janis The Blanco Sessions $18
Martin, Tony Stronger than That $20
Mellons, Ken Just What I’m Wanting to Do $20 superb...same as “Sweet”
Miller, Frankie When Gas Was Thirty Cents a Gallon $20 Superb
Miller, Frankie Too Hot to Handle $20 ditto from previous
Miller, Jody Best $18 (EMI)
Moffatt, Hugh Loving You (Philo) $20
Moffatt, High Troubadour (Philo) $20
Morgan, Dennis Attic Chronicles Vol 1 $20
Morrison, Van Pay the Devil $20 with bonus DVD
Morrison, Van Skiffle Sessions $18 w. Donegan, Chris Barber
My Darling Clementine How Do You Plead $20 superb duets a la Emmy & Gram
Nichols, Joe Paul How Big Is God $20
Nichols, Joe Paul The Price is Right $20 (Ray Price tribute)
Nichols, Joe Paul Too Much Texas In Me $20
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle be Unbroken $18 2cds original packaging
Nunn, Gary P Greatest Hits Vol 2 $18
Nunn, Gary P One Way or Another $20 2012
O’Kanes Imagine That (Columbia) $18
Owens, Buck Hot Dog (Capitol) $20
Owens, Buck Kickin’ In (Capitol) $20
Owens, Buck Act Naturally $20 with Ringo & Emmylou...very hard to get
Paycheck, Johnny Nowhere to Run: Little Darli’ Years $20 Omni 29 tks
Paycheck, Johnny Survivor $20 (Hitman)
Pennington, Ray w. Buddy Emmons “Swingin’ By Request” Step One $20
Pennington, Ray w. Buddy Emmons “Goin’ Out Swingin’ “$20
Potter, Curtis Down in Texas Today $18
Price, Ray For the Good Times/ I Won’t Mention It Again $20 2on1
Pride, Charley Did You Think to Pray (Music City) original RCA album $18
Prine, John In Spite of Ourselves (Step One) $18
Prine, John Missing Years $20 (Oh Boy)
Reed, Blind Alfred Complete Works (Document) $20
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heaven (Justice) duets, Willie, Waylon, Townes
Rice, Bobby G Down in Texas (Heart of Texas) $18
Robbins, Marty My Woman My Woman My Wife/ After Midnight 2on 1 $18
Robbins, Marty Song of Robbins (Columbia )$18
Robbins, Marty I’ve Got a Woman’s Love/ Have I Told You Lately 2on1 $20
Roberts, Gena Shuffle Back to Me $18
Rogers, Roy Tribute (RCA) with guests. Original fold out pkg. $20 Superb
Ronstadt, Linda The Collection 2cd 66 tks (Rhino) $20
Ronstadt, Linda The Capitol Years 2cds (Capitol) 4 lps on 2 cd + bonus tks
Sahm, Doug Return of Wayne Douglas (Evangeline) $20 ..good as it gets
Schneider, John Too Good to stop Now (MCA) $20
Schneider, John You Ain’t Seen the Last of me (MCA) $20
Schneider, John A Memory Like You (MCA) $20
Scott, Ray Rayality (Jethropolitan) $18
Scott, Jack Touch Me Baby I Go Hog Wild 2cds (Jasmine) 64 tks $20
Seely, Jeannie Greatest Hits on Monument $20 (Sony) inc Don’t touch Me
Shafer, Sanger D “Whitey” So Good For So Long (Sancor) $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Old Five & Dimers Like me (Koch0 $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Live at Billy Bobs (Wmith) $18 cd + dvd
Shaver, Billy Joe Restless Wind 1973-1987 (Razor & Tie) $20
Silverstein, Shel Freakin’ at the Freaker’s
Ball (Collector’s Choice) $20
Smith, Cal Best of $20 (Huxx UK...original MCA tracks)
Smith, Connie Essential $29 (RCA)
Sousley, Rick Patsy proof $20
Sparrow, Davy Jay Olde Fashioned $20 Wayne the Train style
Springfields On an Island of Dreams 2cds 47 tks $25 Dusty+Tom
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine $18 (MCA) a must
Trevino, Justin Travelling Singin’ Man $20 (Lone Star)
Trevino, Justin Take One As Needed for Pain (Heart of Texas) $20
Trevino, Justin Texas Honky Tonk $22 (Neon Nightmare) v. Rare now
Tubb, Ernest/ Justin Just You & me daddy (First generation) 20 tks $18
Two Tons of steel King of a One Horse Town (Big Bellied) $18
Wade, Norman Old Time Country Music (Associated) $20 demi god
Wagoner, Porter Cold Hard Facts of Life/ Soul of a Convict $20 (Omni)
Wall, Chris Cowboy Nation $20 (cold Spring)
Wall, Chris Any Saturday Night in Texas (Cold Spring) $18
Wall, Chris Tainted Angel $18 (Cold Spring)
Ward, Mike Alan Reading Hemingway $18 with
Watson, Gene Unchartered Mind $20 Step One
Watson, Gene Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) 23 tks $20
Watson, Gene/Rhonda Vincent Your Money & My Good Looks $20
Whitley, Keith LA to Miami (RCA) $18
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes (RCA) $20
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight (RCA) $18
Whitman, Slim The Essential 3cds EMI $18
Williams, Don And So It Goes (Sugar Hill) $20
Williams, Hank III Long Gone Daddy (Curb0 $18
Williams, Hank Rare Demos from First to Last $18 (CMF)
Williams, Leona By George This Is $20
Williams, Ron The Longer You’re Gone $20
Worley, Shane What’s Goin’ On $20
Worley, Shane Feelin’ Haggard $20
Young, Faron/Ray Price Memories That Last (Step One) $20
Caught in the Webb A Tribute to Webb Pierce $20 One of ithe best if not the best ever country tribute albums. Great line up and they stick faithfully to the traditions of the songs. Emmylou is superb as always on “Wondering” and it makes you wish she hadn’t strayed when you hear Alison Moorer doing “Back Street Affair”. Dwight, Willie, Jones, Dale Watson, Charley Pride...all hear.
Country Funk 1969-1975 $20 Includes Jim Ford, Tony Joe White, Larry Jon Wilson, Link Wray. Not easy to find tracks
Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard’s Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s 1926-1937 1cd with 24 gems and great 76 page booklet $22
Girl Called Johnny Cash: An Album of Tribute Songs $20 The concept is pretty simple. A collection of songs by artists singing about other artists. It starts with Gordon Terry’s great “Ballad of Johnny Cash”. Highlight though are the 10 tracks recorded by the wonderful Stoney Edwards of which only :”Hank & Lefty Raised My Country Soul” was ever released. The othe r9 are just as good. Fabulous.
Lighter Side of Blue $20 Columbia Legacy 2cd 48 tracks of early country artists 1926-1938...best of white artists singing country blues. Rare.Darby & Tarlton, Frank Hutchison etc
Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman $20 One of the best tributes, with a fabulous lineup Dwight Yoakam (“Rapid City South Dakota”), Tompall Glaser (“Get Your Biscuits in the Oven”), Kinky himself doing a wonderful song about Marilyn Monroe and her actual but hard to understand love of Joe Dimaggio (“Marilyn & Joe”…brilliant), Lee Roy Parnell sounding uncannily like Merle Haggard (“Nashville Casualty & Life”). That’s for starters as it also includes Delbert McClinton, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Marty Stuart, Lyle Lovett (“Sold American”) Billy Swan and even Tom Waits!!! A must.
Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver $18 16 tracks which feature new singers & old.Possible highlight is Junior Brown teaming with Red Simpson on “Nitro Express”. Also includes one of Buck Owens last recordings, Steve Earle etc.
Shit! Happens $20 Daring title...who said the Germans=s don’t have any humour. Thsi is a wonderful album...if it could be summarised in two words it is “bad luck” being in the wrong place at the wrong time...being the victim of bad luck. The yare songs of tragedy but all us country music fans know the artist is winking at us. Still Kleenex is recommended. Brillaintlyu illustrated by German artist Reinhard Kleist.
Shuffletown Western Swing on King 1946-1960 $18 Westside label...out of print. 24 tracks
Town South of Bakersfield III Essentially it is all Los Angeles based artists (hence witty title), many of whom performed at the legendary Palomino Club, now I believe a restaurant, but in its day the place where everyone went when in California. Many of the artists have gone on to have successful recording careers but these selections are only available on here. All are good and this includes Dale Watson!!, Wylie & Wild West Show, Patty Booker, Rick Shea, Ronnie Mack plus a bunch of “who the hell are theys” who are pretty darn good such as Steve Kolander, Calvin Davidson, Ruby Trees etc. 16 tks $ $18
Mickey Newbury DVD Live at the Hermitage 147 minutes $20
Sleep Labeef Rides again $18 new
COUNTRY BOX SETS
Autry, Gene “Sing Cowboy Sing” Rhino 3cd + 64 page booklet $45 This features Melody Ranch Radio Show recordings. Track by track rundown and wonderful reproductions in the booklet. 84 tracks covering the years 1937 to 1955. Very attractive package as always by Rhino.
Brooks, Garth The Limited Series #1 $30 First 6 albums. Also known as the half decent years...well to be honest the first album ‘Garth Brooks” was a gem. Big book
The Limited Series # 2 $30 sealed. The sometimes decent years. 5cds + DVD. Big book.
Cash, Johnny “Unearthed’ $100 This is now deleted and is very hard to get. It consists of 5 cds from John’s later career tenure with American label. 4 cds are tracks that are additional to his American Recordings cds and the fifth is a summation of the best of the American Recordings. These are housed in a very attractive cloth bound hard cover book. BUT THERE IS MORE. There is a second hard cover book with 108 pages, also cloth bound. These two cloth bound books are then housed in a cloth bound case....black of course (heck it is Johnny Cash!!). These are very hard to get. This is 100% as new. Don’t miss out.
Cash, Johnny Legend $35 4cds + 76 page book in nifty hard book style package. Simply put the best single Cash hits package you can get 104 tracks. The 24 tracks on the 4th cd are all duets or recordings with other artists.A perfect gift for the Cash-less person
Cash, Johnny “At Folsom Prison” This is the US edition complete in long flip style hard cardboard box, presented as it should be. 2cds + dvd. 40 page large booklet, The Dvd runs for 2 hr and 10 minutes and features actual performances and interviews with likes of Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart & Rosanne Cash. Has the usual Show One plus previously unissued Show 2. $40
Cash, Johnny “At San Quentin” $40 This is the US edition in a glossy long box with 40 page book. It had the 2cd presentation plus dvd. Vastly superior to the jewel case set available in Australia. This is the one that true Cash fans would demand.
Charles, Ray “Complete Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music” (Rhino) $70 long out of print gem. 4 cds + hard cover bound book in solid cardboard outer box. 93 tracks starting with his legendary albums which presented vastly different arrangements of classic country songs such as “Bye Bye Love” and “I Can’t stop Loving You”. Best for mine is the superb string laden version of “You Don’t Know Me”, a classic Eddy Arnold track revamped superbly. This is extremely hard to get now and to be honest is just fabulous.
Cline, Patsy Collection $35 One of the greatest boxes ever with 4cds
and 68 page book. The sound is exceptional. This is the one true MCA box and whilst there are other Patsy cds out there this does it all. Stereo sound is spectacular.
Gill, Vince “These Days” Ultra Special $25 4cds plus book. This is his 2006 box with 4 cds each with a separate theme on each. This is a self contained box..non on any other Gill cd.
a) Workin’ On a Big Chill:The Rockin’ Record
b) The Reason Why: The Groovy Record
c) Some Things Never Get Old: The C & W Record w. Emmylou, J. Anderson
d) Little Brother: The Acoustic Record
43 songs which are only on this and nothing else. Autographed copy $35
Haggard, Merle Down Every Road 4cds + 76 page book. $55 sealed.
What a great set. 104 tracks and it spans all the labels he recorded for. If you don’t have any Merle this would be the one to get. Large mainly full colour booklet is spectacular. One of the best major label boxes.
Harris, Emmylou “Portraits” $40 Seemingly every one of Y & T customers favourite female country singer and with good cause. 3 cds + 24 page booklet & 61 tracks many rarities. Attractive long style box. Highlight of course is her wonderful rendition of John Hiatt’s “Icy Blue Heart”.
Harris, Emmylou “Songbird” 4CD/ DVD + 200 page hard cover bound book with a stack of unissued tracks. 78 tracks plus 10 track DVD. There are actually 2 bound books which slide in a jacket. The book containing the cds slips together in this outer jacket. Both the copies I have are in pristine condition as far as the internals go. The cds and dvd in both are as new. This is not always the case as the action of taking them out and putting them back can scratch the discs but these are fine. I have two copies. Remember this is out of print all over the world.
a)European version has cardboard sleeve, designed to resemble the US cloth edition. $100
b)US edition Cloth box. $120
Miller, Roger “King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller” 3cd +
40 page book. $48 If ever an artist was deserving of a
Bear Family box set it was Roger. There is a dearth of his
material, even in Greatest Hits packages. This is much more
with 70 tracks that include most of his “Trip in the Country”
album where he went back & recorded some songs that he
wrote early in his career for other people such as “Tall Tall
Trees”, “Invitation to the Blues”, “don’t We All Have the
Right” etc. All the hits are there and it includes some great
later things such as “Old Friends with Willie & Ray Price.
This is now deleted as well.
Monroe, Bill The Music of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994 $55 4cds 98 tracks and 100 page book. The man who created bluegrass. Nice cloth bound book style box in pristine shape.
Nelson, Willie One Hell of a Ride $45. This 4cd 100 track career spanning collection covers all the labels he has recorded on. It starts and ends with “When I Sing My Last Hillbilly Song”. The first version was from 1954 and the second was recorded in 2007 specifically for this box. I might say that although this was Willie’s first song there are artists I could name who haven’t written one half as good in their entire career. Comes with a 100 page book and is the “first” (supposedly) green cd in that no plastics were used at all on the package. If you don’t have any Willie this is great.
Owens, Buck “The Collection” Rhino. $45 Ultra special. Out of print gem with wonderful 80 page book with mostly colour photographs and includes a track by track rundown with Buck’s own comments. 62 songs are licensed from Buck himself and include all the hits including both the original version and the Dwight duet version of “Streets of Bakersfield” as well as some delightful non hits such as Buck’s latter duet with Emmylou Harris “Play Together Again, Again”. Great sound and a steal.
Reno & Smiley & the Tennessee Cut-Ups King Years 1951-1959 $48 4 cds + 24 page booklet from banjo man, Don Reno and guitarist Red Smiley . 115 tracks.
Rogers, Roy “Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection 1937-1990” Rhino 3cds $45 Out of print. Rhinos status as the best exponent of the box set in the USA is enhanced with this gem 68 page book with rare photos and great track by track commentary. 94 tracks include a lot of rare tracks which promote the “Roy Rogers” image. Roy was a larger than life character but even if he never acted was a superb singer so good in fact that he is the only person who is in the Country Music Hall of Fame...twice. Solo and as original Sons of Pioneer.
Stanley Brothers “The Early Starday & King Years 1958-1961” $45 4cds + 20 page booklet in long style box. 109 tracks. This is now out of print. As may be expected there is a mix of gospel and secular tracks. Not just classic bluegrass but some of the best country music ever.
Statler Brothers 30th Anniversary Celebration Mercury 3cd $45 Great book style set with a 36 page book featuring the writings of Colin Escott. As far as boxes go it is excellent but largely avoids their gospel recordings. 62 tracks. Very nice. Includes their CBS as well as Mercury hits, though in all fairness the only one on the former label was “Flowers on the Wall” but it was also their biggest...even made the pop charts in Australia.
Williams, Hank Original Singles Collection 3 cd $35 Nice 12x12 box that features a Hatch Print company designed cover 84 songs including 20 page booklet. Includes undubbed “Tear in My Beer” ...you will get it on the complete box set but this is much more economical especially if you want the basics.
Williams, Hank Jnr “The Bocephus Box” 3 cds + 20 pg book $35. The Warner Brothers Years, well at least for the period 1979-1992 are represented here. 62 tracks including some unreleased. Key tracks from albums such as Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound, Rowdy, Habits Old & New etc.
Wills, Bob And His Texas Playboys “Legends of country Music” Sony Legacy $45 New & sealed 105 tracks on 4 cds. Foremost Wills authority Rich Kienzle, one of the better country music writers contributes the notes as well as compiling the sets. It is the best single Wills set as it includes post CBS hits such as “Faded Love” and concludes with some of the final session from 1973. As always any Wills cd which Kienzle has his name on will include “Drop Us Off at Bob’s Place” one of the most ebullient tracks you will ever hear.
Yoakam, Dwight Reprise Please Baby: Years The Warner Brothers $70
Out of print WB. 4 cds in new condition. Has a swag of of previously unreleased tracks including the entire 21 on disc 4. In my mind there is no question Dwight’s original Reprise recordings with Pete Anderson are his best. 87 tracks all up. Nice presentation, old style silver embossed Dwight on the cover.
Mountain Frolic Rare Old Timey Classics 1924-1938 $28 4cds JSP Uk with 101 tracks featuring the likes of Crockett Family, Bascar Lamar Lunsford, Buell Kazee etc. Each cd had individual notes. Nice sound
Rockabilly cowboys 10 cds 200 tracks $30 Nifty box with lots of rare tracks mainly featuring rockabilly and uptempo hillbilly by country greaters and lesser lights
Songs of the West Deluxe Leather Edition (Rhino 4 cd + 60 page box $80. This is exceedingly rare. The regular cardboard box edition is hard to get now but you never see this and it is stunning. Genuine cowhide...not naga hide. Remember the old Three Stooges line...Moe to Curly “Check his wallet and tell me his name” Curly “Genuine Cowhide”. This is an absolutely superb set with each cd having a separate theme 1. Cowboy Classics 2. Silver Screen Cowboys (where you will find perhaps the 2 ultimate highlights...Slim Pickens doing a wonderful version of Guy Clark’s “Desperados Waiting for a Train” and Rex Allen Jnr “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys” (with Rex Snr and Roy Rogers) 3. Gene Autry & Roy Rogers 4. Movie & television Themes. So get your whips out and your spurs on.
Smashed Proper box latest....100 songs all about intoxication . Covers other genres but as you’d expect a lot of country $25
4 cds + 24 pg book
Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience $20 by Stephen Wade (...”Banjo Experience” on Smithsonian is in the cd section)Large book over 400 pages Gives coverage of the works of Lomaxes and many many others & the preservation of traditional music.
Bluegrass Bluesman Josh Graves A Memoir $15 by Neil Rosenberg new lots of anecdotes.
Book Of Australian Country Music by Jazzer Smith $20 Best book on the subject by a mile. Large size, well written & with lots of pictures. Just under 400 pages.
Box Office Buckaroos The Cowboy Hero from the Wild West Show to the Silver Screen $15 Robert Heide large glossy softcover 200pg
Few Honest Words Kentucky Roots of Popular Music by Jason Howard $10 New advance copy 240 pages
Happy Trails Our Life Story: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans $18 hardcover
A bit sad in spots but a good coverage of the true American hero.
Jim Croce Story I Git a Name $18 hard cover by Ingrid Croce foreword by Arlo Guthrie 300 pages. Another performer rubbed out in a plane crash at his creative peak.
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey
$20 Original hard cover version in pristine shape. Later softcover edition $10
Lyrics of Willie Nelson 1957-2004 edited by Don Cusic $12 200 pages + hardcover
Mandolin for Dummies New $18 380 pages part of the “for dummies” series
Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin Fabulous hardcover book designed like a pulp fiction novel. Charlie completed the book just before his passing and it was released afterwards. A warts (and there are a lot) and all study including his thoughts on his much loved but extremely erratic brother Ira. Just over 300 pages. NEW
Hardcover $25 Softcover $15
Tammy Wynette Tragic Country Queen Jimmy McDonough $20 hard cover...over 400 pages. New. Read about her sad demise.
Incredibly well titled book.
Tao of Willie Nelson by Turk Pipkin $8 The grumpiest person on teh planet would feel good after reading this. New.
Twentieth Century Drifter The Life of Marty Robbins by Diane Diekman $20 New
Excellent late bio on the great man.
Uncloudy Days The Gospel Music Encyclopaedia by Bil Carpenter $10 Huge 400 page plus ...mainly from black gospel perspective
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone: The Carter Family & their Legacy in American Music by Mark Zwonitzer Hardcover 400 + pages. Like new & hard to get. $25
RHINO (& similar) deluxe 2cd sets. There are a wide variant of styles so will just do in alphabetical order. They are perfect for the person who may not want a complete box set. They are extremely well made. When I used the term slipcase it means an outer cardboard box in which the cd jewel cases & booklets fit. Digipak means cardboard sleeve, not plastic jewel case Some of these are not cheap but then again they are out of print. ALL AS NEW UNLESS STATED.
Allman, Greg One More Try Anthology 2cds $28 Capricorn. 90% unissued tracks
Allman Brothers The Fillmore Concerts Capricorn 2cds $28 2 jewel case cds in slip jacket with 20 page book. Doubles th length of the original and includes the early version of “Mountain Jam” which goes for about 30 minutes... based on Donovan’s “There Is a Mountain”
B52’s Nude on the Moon $30 Rhino 2cds . Digipacks with slip sleeve and 52 page book.
Baldry, Long John “Boogie Woogie: The Warner Brothers” 2cds Rhino Handmade #832 of 2500 $35. The Rhino Handmade label is an offshott of the Rhinoi label which makes albums in very limted quantities. It includes his 2 albums “It Ain’t Easy” and “Everything Stops for Tea” with 14 bonus tracks. The second includes a great rendition of the traditional song “Mama Ain’t Dead” with Rod Stewart. Fabulous .
Black Sabbath “1970-1978: Symptom of the Universe” Rhino 2 digipaks plus 52 page booklet in leatherlook slip sleeve. $35 all the Ozzy years
Black Uhuru Liberation Island Anthology Island 2ds $25 For those who want a bit of reggae on their walkman, man. Double cd case + 24 pg booklet in slip sleeve.
Blues Project Anthology (Mercury) 2cds Polydor Chronicles. 36 tks on double cd. 20 pg booklet. Whilst a blues, blues-rock group they could also do some wonderfully ornate folky things such as the superb “Steve’s Song”.
Bread “Retrospective” Rhino 2cds in double case 50 tracks. 28 page booklet $30 Also includes solo recordings from David Gates & James Griffin.
Brown, James Foundaions of Funk: A Brand New Bag 1964-69 Polydor Chronicles.27 long tracks by the Godfather of Soul including some previously unissued. 2cds with some previously unissed. Has a lot of his PtI & II songs such as “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”
Ruth “Miss Rhythm: Greatest Hits & More” 2cds
Atlantic $30 40 tracks + 16 page booklet. All the classics inc. “Lucky Lips”,
“Wild Wild Young Men” & best of the lot,
Buchanan, Roy “Sweet Dreams: The Anthology” $25 Polydor 2cds with 20 pg book in double case and slip jacket. The outer slip jacket has few marks but rest is great. Rather brilliant but ill-fated blues rock artist.
Butterfield, Paul “An Anthology: The Elektra Years” Elektra 2cds in slip jacket with 20 page booklet. Great blues rock harmonica player Classic period with likes of Mike Bloomfield & Elvin Bishop.
Cale, John “Seducing Down the Door: A Collection 1970:1990
Rhino 2cds with slip case + 52 page book. Includes post Velvet Underground gems such as “Paris 1919”. $35. Very hard to get.
Captain Beefheart “Dust Blows Forward: Anthology” Rhino 2cds $35 Double cds case in slip jacket with 60 page book45 tks
Caravan “Canterbury Tales: Best of Caravan” Deram Chronicles 2cds in slip sleeve with 20 pg book $25
Cars “Just What I Needed Anthology” Rhino 2cds $28 Double cds case with 28 pg book and very nice metallic look iridescent slip case.
Charles, Ray “Ultimate Hits Collection” Rhino 2cds $30 Rhino 2cds with 52 page book in slip sleeve. All labels covered.
Cheech & Chong “Where There’s Smoke There’s Cheech & Chong” Rhino 2cds double case + 40 page bboklet in slip sleeve. $28
Chicago “Live at Carnegie Hall” Rhino 4cds + book + two posters all in a slip sleeve which replicates the original lp packaging. $35
Clannad “A Magical Gathering” Rhino $30 double cd digipak with 44 page book. Bringing Gaelic to the masses. Many songs featured in movies.
Cline, Patsy “Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963” 2cds Hip-O select limited edition 51 tracks. All on the box but if you don’t want the box..
Coasters “50 Coastin’ Classics” Rhino $40 superb quad-fold digipak and glossy slip case 52 page book. Great sound & perfect song selection.
Collins, Bootsy “The Bootsy Collins Anthology” 2cds Rhino $30 Ultra deluxe fold out digipak with 40 page booklet.
Coltrane, John “Last Giant: Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 52 page book. The cds are in a bound cloth covered bound style package which with the booklet goes inside a slip sleeve. $2
Crawford, Hank “Heart & Soul; Anthology” Rhino 2cds $28 same style exactly as the John Coltrane.
Dr John “Mos Scocious: The Dr John Anthology” 2cds with 32 page book in slip sleeve. King of New Orleans
Dale, Dick “Better Shred Than Dead” Rhino 2cds + 36 page book. King of the Surf Guitar.
Devo “Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds with 3D cover . There are two small saw marks through the case. Doesn’t detract. The 3D case is exceedingly hrd to get. $30 52 page book.
Dio “Stand Up & Shout: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds Double quad fold digipak with 20 page booklet & slip sleeve. Features Black Sabbath (where Ronnio Dio was lead vocalist after departure of Ozzy Osbourne), Deep Purple (where he replaced Ian Gillam) and also solo.
Easybeats Definitive Anthology: Aussie Beat That Shook the World’ 2cds Repertoire $25 2cds with 52 page book and slip sleeve.
Eddy, Duane “Twang Thang: The Anthology” Rhino 2cds 52 page booklet and slip sleeve. Jamie & RCA $35 hard to get.
Edmunds, Dave “Anthology 1968-1990” Rhino 2cds 41 tks including “Baby Ride Easy” with Carlen Carter. 52 page booklet + slip sleeve $35
Fahey, John “Return of the Repressed: John Fahey Anthology” Rhino 2cds $30 32 pg book. Reprise, Varrick, Takoma, Vanguard etc
Fleetwood Mac “Live” WB 2cds 24 pg book $20
Franks, Michael “Art of Love: The Michael Franks Anthology” Rhino 2cds in tri fold digipak with 44 page book. $28 jazzy pop or poppy jazz?? Inc. tracks with Crossfire.
Free “Molten Gold; The Anthology” Island Chronicles 2cds + 24 page book in slip sleeve $28
Geils, J Band “Houseparty: Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 52 page booklet in slip sleeve $30
Golden Earring “Fully Naked: The Naked Truth” 3cds Dutch only release. 2cds live + one from vaults. Columbia Holland. Tri fold digipak $25
Gore, Lesley “It’s My Party: The mercury Anthology” 2cds + 20 page book and whopping 52 tracks $30
Graham Central Station “Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology” Rhino 2cds + 40 page booklet in slip sleeve $30
Grateful Dead “Knickerbocker Arena: Dozin’ at the Knick” Grateful Dead 3cds $25 8 pg booklet.
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume Four; Fillmore East February 1970” 3cds 6 page booklet $35.
Hardin, Tim “Hang on To a Dream: the Verve Recordings” Polydor Chronicles. 2cds 24 pg book in slip sleeve 47 tracks with 16 previously unissued tracks.
Harris, Eddie “Artist’s Choice Anthology” Rhino 2cds cloth bound book style a la John Coltrane above 32 pg book $25
Henske, Judy “Big Judy” How Far This Music Goes” Rhino Handmade 2cds $30 sealed 1962-2004 Defining version of the classic “High Flying bird’ 41 tracks all up . $30
Herman’s Hermits “Into Something Good: The Mickie Most Years 1964-1972” EMI UK 4cds with whopping 121 tks...and all (unlike the tour to Australia) have Peter Noone in the lead. Also includes 10 of his solo recordings. Great sound. 8 pg booklet. $35
Hester, Carolyn Dear Companion 2cds with 52 page book Bear Family... $30 60 tracks including some of the very first recordings on which Bob Dylan appeared.
Holly, Buddy & Crickets “Ultimate EP collection” Fabulous looking package on teh defunct See for Miles Hard bound glossy book cover 44 pg booklet + 53 tks including a rare 8 minute interview.
Hooker, John Lee “Ultimate Collection 1948-1990” Rhino 2cds 48 pg book in slip case $25. Spans a lot of labels.
Hopkins, Lightnin’ “Anthology” Rhino 52 pg book.. one of the greats of acoustic blues, 2cds in nice slip case $28
Hopkins, Lightnin’ Complete Prestige & Bluesville Recordings Vol 1 3cds $25
Complete Prestige & Bluesville Recordings Vol 2 4cds $28
These are 2 thick cases. They initially came with an outer box and book but haven’t got that. They are self contained. Great performances which include guests such as the great Sonny Terry. Each cds is about 70 minutes.
House, Son “Father of the Delta Blues: the Complete 1965 Sessions” Columbia Legacy Roots & Blues 2cds + 8 pg notes $20
Howlin’ Wolf “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog” This could be called the rocking Howlin’ Wolf and they really move. Quite a few unreleased tracks. 24 pg book. Fabulous $30
Humble Pie “Hot & Nasty: The Anthology” 2cds with 24 pg book & slipcase $25
Ian, Janis “Society’s Child: The Verve Recordings” 2cds + 24 page book & slip sleeve. Hard to get when she was a protest singer and even (occasionally) went by the name “Blind Girl Grunt”.
Jarrett, Keith “Foundations Anthology “ Rhino 2cd + 36 pg booklet in slip sleeve. Same cloth bound package as on the Coltrane etc $25
John, Elton “Rare Masters” Polydor Chronicles 2cds+ 24 pg book & slip case. $25
Jones, Rickie Lee “Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology” Rhino 3 cds Four fold digipak with 32 page notes $25
Jones, Spike “Musical Depreciation Society” Rhino 2cds 40 traclks + 44 page book $28
King, Albert “The Ultimate Collection” Rhino 2cds 52 page book in slip sleeve $30..”Born Under a Bad Sign”
King, B B “Now Appearing at Old Miss” 2cds live $25 in slip sleeve.
King, Ben E “Anthology:” Rhino 2 cds 49 tracks + 52 page booklet in slip sleeve. Classic solo plus some early ones with Drifters. Great.
Kooper, Al “Rare and Well done” 2cds 28 page trifold digipak $25
Kottke, Leo “Leo Kottke Anthology” 2cds which is very hard to get. Includes 32 page book. $35
Lateef, Yusef “Every Village Ahs a Song” Rhino 2cds in the cloth bound style as per Coltran. 36 page book & slip sleeve. $25
Little River Band “Reminiscing: the Twentieth Anniversary Collection” 2cds + 32 page booklet...notes by Glen A BAker Hard to get $30
Los Lobos Just Another Band From East LA: A Collection 2cds in slip jacket with 44pg book. $28 Lots of unreleased tracks. Cove ra number of styles.
Love “Story 1966-1972” Rhino 2cds 44 tracks plus 40 page book. In slip sleeve $30 includes the classic album “Forever Changes” in its entirety.
McCann, Les “Relationships: Anthology” Cloth bound 2cd set a la Coltrane + 52 page book $25
Mahal, Taj Sing a Happy Song: The Warner Brothers Recordings $40 2cds on Rhino Handmade # 2555 of 3000. Of course all out of print. 24 page book
Mann, Herbie Evolution of Man: Anthology 2cds Rhino 40 pg book...not genuine cloth bound case but still great $25
Martyn, John Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology. 2cds 24 pg book in slip jacket. 34 tks many quite long.
Mayall, John London Blues 1964-1969 $28
Mayall, John Room to Move 1969-1974 $28 Two great 2cd thick style cases with 24 pg booklets and slip jacket. The earlier one of course features tracks from his legendary album with Eric Clapton whilst his days in Laurel Canyon & USA Union are featured on the second.
Meters “Funkify Your Life; An Anthology”. Rhino 2cds in slip case each with separate notes. Legendary New Orleans with Alain Toussaint production.
Mingus, Charles “Thirteen Pictures: An Anthology” $25 2cds Rhino Genuine cloth bound book style packaging with 52 page book.
New Christy Minstrels “Definitive” 2cds 45 tks Out of print on Collector’s Choice. Detailed 12 page book. Included Gene Clark & Barry McGuire.
Nilsson, Harry “Personal Best: An Anthology” RCA 2cds 36 page book in slip case. Excellent collection
NRBQ Peek a Boo: Best 1969-1989 Rhino 2cds each with separate notes $30 Genuine rock group with Big Al Anderson as the front man.
Owens, Buck The Warner Brothers Recordings 2cds sealed Rhino Handmade out of print. $40. After a long career on Capitol Buck made several albums for Warners including “Buck ‘Em”. Nice hard cover book style packagiung.
Parker, Graham Passion is No Ordinary Word: Anthology 1976-1991 (Rhino) 2cds $35 One of hardest to get. 52 page book with slip jacket.
Parsons, Gram Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Anthology Rhino 2cds both in digipaks with a very attractive slip sleeve featuring a picture of Gram in the desert. 52 pg book. Covers his International Submarine, Byrds, Burritos & solo. Hard to get. $35
Pastorius, Jaco Punk Jazz: The Anthology. Rhino 2cds sealed. Double digipak , booklet in slip sleeve. No relation to Blade Runner but just as dark a story. $28
Paxton, Tom The Compleat (Even Compleater) Recorded Live 2cds $35 Rhino Handmade. CD one has the tracks from the original double lp whilst cd 2 consists of outtakes.
Platters Magic Touch: Anthology 2cds $28 including 28 page book. Arguably the greatest vocal group of them all. I still sthink the Bear Family box is not overkill. This has 50 tracks many in stereo for first time.
Ponty, Jean Luc Le Voyage: The Anthology Rhino 2cds in double case with 44 page book. Jazz-rock electric violin...played with Zappa or should that be avec Zappa. $30
Prine, John Great Days: the John Prine Anthology Rhino 2cds $58 This is now in the super rare category. This is like new. Most would know I am an extreme fan but I will be the first to admit some of his albums were crud. That is what makes this so essential. The good tracks..make that great tracks from those few awful albums are included here eg “Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard”, “Killing the Blues”, “One Red Rose” etc, So kudos to the compiler who could have been me but wasn’t. Excellent 52 page book in which Prine himself analyses ever song, including classics such as “Sam Stone” & “Hello in There”. A must have.
Procol Harum 30th anniversary Anthology 3cds consisting of remastered versions of their firs t4 albums plus a cd of rarities & unreleased tracks. In slip jacket with 12 page book. $35
Professor Longhair Fess: the Anthology 2cds Rhino $40 2cds in slip case with 36 page book. One of the most influential of teh New Orleans artists .
Quicksilver Messenger Service Sons of mercury 1968-1975: Best Rhino 2cds in slip jacket. Each cd with separate notes.$35
Ramones Hey Ho Let’s Go: The Anthology 2cds Rhino. This is the hard to get original issue with 2cds in slim line case plus hard cover fully bound 84 pg book. All in slip sleeve. $30
Rascals Anthology Rhino 2cds in double case with 52 page book. $35 One of the best ever American groups with such variant material as “Groovin’ “ (voted the all time Summer song) & the opposite tempo “Good Lovin’”.
Redding, Otis Dreams to Remember: The Anthology Rhino 2cds with 52 page booklet in slip sleeve $45 Very hard to get. Most know him for the posthumous hit “Dock of the Bay” but he was much more. The inclusion of 5 tracks from the Monterey International Pop Festival show him to be one of the greatest live performers ever and includes his must hear version of “Satisfaction”/
Revere, Paul & Raiders Legend of Paul Revere & the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay $28 Sony Legacy 2cds in double thick case with 32 pg booklet. Although Mark Lindsay is credited on the cover the group also contained Freddy Weller as a member and on his out of print Best of cd he includes “Ballad of Paul Revere & the Raiders”.
Righteous Brothers Anthology 1962-1974 Rhino. 2cds with separate notes $25 includes their final hit “Rock n Roll Heaven” where sadly “Unchained Melody” vocalist Bobby Hatfield is now a member. Deep voiced Bill Medley is still kicking and of course features on “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ “. How good is that!
Rivers, Johnny Anthology Rhino 2cds with separate notes in slip sleeve. $45 Very hard to get with 36 tks All his hits including gems such as “Summer Rain” and “Secret Agent Man” and his last hit “Swayin’ to the Music” 36 tks all up.
Robinson, Smokey & Miracles Best 2cds Motown $20 2cds 24 pag booklet in slip sleeve. Motown Virtually unknown here but one of biggest US acts.
Rose Tattoo Never Too Loud 2cds Repertoire with booklet in slip sleeve . Sealed $25 37 tracks of sublime balladry. Not quite.
Rundgren, Todd Something/ Anything Rhino 2cds $25
Anthology 1968-1985 Rhino 2cds $25
Both 2cds in slip sleeve...the first is a classic album featuring the hit “I Saw the Light”
Russell, Leon Gimme Shelter: the Best of Leon Russell 2cds Capitol
with detailed 16 page notes. Funny thinkg I’ve never seen this collection $28 Includes some early songs when a member of the dup Asylum Choir, with Marc Benno. 40 tracks. May keep it myself.
Russell, Tom Veteran’s Day: The Anthology $28 2cds Hightone 24 page notes. Wonderful artist.
Sahm, Doug Genuine Texas Groover: the Atlantic Collection Rhino Handmade 2cds 2 digipaks with 32 page booklet in slip jacket. Limited edition 4277 of 5000 $100. Yep it is a pricey item but Amazon had 3 listed and the lowest was $178! So this is a dead set bargain. 42 tracks included outtakes from Doug Sahm & Band.
Scaggs, Boz My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology 1969-1997 2cds trifold digipak with 24 pg notes $18 This is one of the few places you can get the original “Loan Me Dime” which was on Boz Scaggs’ sole Atlantic album. It features the best guitar work you will ever hear courtesy of Duane Allman. 13 minutes + Starts slow and builds. If you haven’t heard it you need to.
Siberry, Jane Love is Everything: Anthology Rhino 2cds sealed. Two digipaks + 36 or so page book in slip sleeve. Includes the 4 part “Map of the World”. Altrenate Candadian artist
Simon, Carly Anthology Rhino 2cds trifold digipak with 40 pg book
and gold tinted slip cover. 40 tracks including the gems and hard to get. $28 For mine “Your’e so Vain” one of the top ten singles of all time.
Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water UK deluxe edition $30 sealed. 2 cds (original remastered cd) + live 1969 concert. + 2 ¼ hour dvd with 1969 Tv special “Songs of America” plus new documentary called “The Harmony Game”.
Spencer Davis Group Eight Gigs a Week: the Steve Winwood Years 2cds 51 tracks 24 page book in slip jacket. Contains teh hits “I’m a Man”, “Gimem Some Lovin’” etc plus some great bluesy tracks.
Spirit The Mercury Years 2cds + 10 page booklet. $25 Inclides great 9 minute version of “Liek a Rolling Stone” plus a delicate take on “The Times They Are a Changin’”
Stewart, Rod The Mercury Anthology 2cds + 24 page book in slip cover $22 Sublime and then some. Includes his great “What Made Milwaukee Famous” & live version of “Jealous Guy”.
Stewart, Rod Complete Mercury Studio Recordings 3cds sealed 4 fold digipak. Live tracks on previous not on here $28
Sumner, Donna Anthology 2cds in thick case with 24 page book & slip cover. Sadly departed the world in 2012. Hard to get $35. 34 tracks which show a great vocalist unfairly targeted as a disco artist....but so were Bee Gees
Three Dog Night Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story 1965-1975 2cds + 32 page book. (MCA) $30 Had a mile of hits in USA. Rare group with 3 lead vocalists who all had hits featuring their vocals. The biggest of course was “Mama Told Me Not to Come”.
Traffic Smiling Phases 2cds Island with 2 booklets albeit totalling 10 pages. $28 Includes selections from their albums which include vocals by Steve Winwood & Dave Mason.
Travis, Randy Trail of Memories” Anthology Rhino 2cds with 40 page booklet. In trifold digipak with slip sleeve. 43 tracks. One of the great vocalists. $28
Troggs Archeology 1966-1976 2cds Fontana Chronicles with 24 page notes in lip sleeve. 52 tracks with rarities. Reg Presley, lead vocalist a recent visitor to teh mortician. $30
Turner, Big Joe Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology 3cds with 52 pages note s Rhino All the Atlantic gems and very hard to get now. Great tracks such as “Boogie Woogie Country Boy”, “Lipstick Powder & Paint”, “Corinna Corinna” etc. Most will know the covers but you can’t beat the originals.
Turtles Solid Zinc: The Turtles Anthology Rhino 2cds $40. The Turtles never had an album called “Songs Ouur Daddy Tortoise” but they should have. 51 tracks great pop music. Their biggest “Happy Together” is an all time classic and trying to get out of a recording contract they decided to write a similar song with the crappiest lyrics they could think of. That was “Elenore” and it was also a huge hit. Includes 40 page book.
War Anthology 2cds Rhino with 52 page book. Includes the early gems “Spill the Wine” & “Tocacco Road’ with Eric Burdon. Hard to define their style, some latin rock, some soul even a little jazz, not to mention blues...I said not to mention it!! $30
White, Josh The Elektra Years 2cds Rhino Handmade sealed $40 One of the contemporaries of Guthrie & Leadbelly. 39 tracks. Includes original of the classic “One Meat Ball”.
Williams, Hank Health & Happiness Shows $35 HARD TO GET. Now. 2cds with 2 page notes in slip sleeve. 8 complete shows.
Winter, Johnny A Rock & Roll Collection 2cds Sony legacy comprehensive 12 pg notes $25 Texas blues legend. 22 tracks with a few 10 minute+ live ones.
Wolf, Kate Weaver of Visions: Anthology Rhino 2cds 44 page notes. Tragic folky with a beautiful voice $35 Great live and the live tracks are a highlight 35 tracks.
Yardbirds The Ultimate Rhino 2cds in separate digipaksd with 56 page booklet in slip sleeve. Clapton, Beck & Page. Has all the hits, “Shapes of Things’, “Over Under Sideways Down etc”.
Zevon, Warren I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Rhino 2cds with 52 page book. And slip jacket. $30...also one in great shape but no slip sleeve $20
Zevon, Warren Preludes: Rare & Unreleased Recordings 2cds New West 44 page book $25 Includes previously unissued versions of his classics “Werewolves of London”, “Carmelita”, “Hasten Down the Wind” etc
English Folk Scarborough Fair: the Best of English Folk 3cds $28 Castle. 64 trcaks..well known, unknown, wide & varied with about the best sound I have ever heard.
Move to the Groove Best of 1970s Jazz Funk Verve Chronicles 2cds 29 tracks $20 ...Randy Weston, Ahmed Jamal, Chic Corea, Jimmy Smith etc
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work. Rhino 2cds in embossed leather look cover. 52 page book. A lot were on Folkways...a lot not released, $25
Plug it In Turn It Up The Definitive Colelction of Electric Blues Volume 4 1970-2005 Rhino 3cds in 4 part digipak with 156 page book!! 65 tracks. $40. This is a great bargain.
Soul & Inspiration 2cds Probably the best ever black gospel collection. Great sound and terrifc selections. 50 tracks. $30
BEAR FAMILY CDS as new unless noted.
Clifton, Bill Around the World to Poor Valley 8cd + 100 pg
hard cover book $140 few small marks on box. Has a whopping 225 tracks from 1954 to 1991 which includes Decca, Starday an Kapp label recordings. Took folk traditionas to the bluegrass and country fans.
Collins, Tommy Leonard 5cds + 36 page book $110 “Leonard” (Sipes) was of course his real name as in the Haggard song. These are his Capitol recordings which trace his development as a singer and songwriter. 146 tracks.
Everly Brothers “Classic Everly Brothers” 3cd + book $70 No one in any form of music has had better hair than Don or Phil!! This includes all their Cadence recordings as well as their ultra rare Columbia recordings. What more can you say...Bear Family quality.
Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 5cd + 20 page book $100. This is worth the full price for cd #5 alone which is the complete “Carnegie Hall Concert”. It gives you an idea of the wonderful charisma of Lester Flatt who acts as m.c. and the interaction between group members is phenomenal escpecially the way the solos are handed around. As a bonus opening act Merle Travis joins the boys for encores of “Gotta Travel On” and “Mountain Dew”. This saw them entering their most popular period due the theme song from “Beverly Hillbillies” which is included here as is the related “Pearl Pearl Pearl”, their ode to Jed’s sister (and of course Jethro’s mother!)
Laine, Frankie That Lucky Old Sun (sealed box) $150 6cds + picture disc+hard cover book. Again the word versatility comes to mind but Frankie was mainly a pop singer who did some great country material. This includes “Mule Train” and covers his formative period 1944-1951. It features his duets with the equally diverse Patti Page. Many unissued songs.
Laine, Frankie I Believe (sealed box) $140 6cds + hard cover book. This covers his early Columbia Recordings from 1951 to 1955 and has mammoth hits “Jezebel”, teh title cut and of course “High Noon”...a huge hit for Frankie even though Tex Ritter did it in the movie. It includes his duets with Doris Day, Jo Stafford, the Four Lads & probably the greatest child vocalist ever in Jimmy Boyd....well I loved Jimmy anyway!!
Locklin, Hank Send Me the Pillow You Dream On 3 cd + 32 pg
Decca/ 4-Star etc (pre RCA) $70. This covers the period 1948 to 1955 and has his original version of the title track. As well as 65 others.
Monroe, Bill Bluegrass 1959-1969 4cd + 28 pg book $80 120 tracks with a multitude of backing musicians who essentially were forever changing...suggesting Monroe must have been hard to work for. Includes Peter Rowan, Roland White, Benny Martin, Kenny Baker etc.
Pierce, Webb Wandering Boy 1951-58 4cd + 32 pg book $80 Covers Webb’s Decca Recordings from 1951-1958including duets with the likes of Kitty Wells, Red Sovine (notably a duet of “Litttle Rosa”) and the Wilburn Brothers. 113 songs in al including 18 previously unrelased. One of the most enduringly popular boxes.
Rainwater, Marvin Classic Recordings 4cds + book $80. Book and cds are mint but there are a few marks on the box. It appears that the box was used to support a sheet of paper on which someone has written leaving indent marks. If you look straight on you can’t see them. Marvin’s biggest hit “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” was a US smash but his rockabilly-esque “Whole Lotta Woman” was a UK #1. Great on the uptempo songs and the ballads. Wonderful voice even if his Native American roots are a tad questionable.
Reeves, Jim Welcome to My World 16 cds + 124 page book. $320 This represents Jim’s complete studio recordings for both Abbott & Four Star as well as RCA. 447 tracks. The RCA ones in particular sound stunning, argument that the Nashville RCA studio was perhaps the best ever. Rarely available except as brand new and then that is over $500
Robbins, Marty Country 1960-1966 4 cd + book $100. Marty’s boxes are perhaps the most popular Bear Family boxes we have ever sold and good reason...there is simply not a bad song and Marty is perhaps the most versatile vopcalist in all country music history with an ear for a great song...many of course he wrote. One of the biggest, “Devil Woman” is featured on this set. His fabulous gospel album “What God Has Done” is included here.
Snow, Hank Singing Ranger Vol 1 4cd + 16 pg book $80 Hank’s first US recordings and what a start with his signature “I’m Movin’ On”. Has his first duets with Anita Carter including the wonderful “Bluebird Island” and of course it wouldn’t be a Hank album without a tearjerker such as the original version of “Nobody’s Child”.
Snow, Hank Thesaurus Transcriptions 5 cd + 40 pg book
$100 couple small marks on box. These tracks were recorded for radio broadcast and are not on any other Hank Snow album. Sound is excellent. Around 6 hours worth!!
Walker, Billy Cross the Brazos at Waco 5 cds + book $120 One of the most versatile country singers...a little like stable mate, Marty Robbins. Indeed the “Cross the Brazos at Waco” album could be compared with Marty’s fabulous western albums. Grady Martin is the main guitar man on both so you could expect some similarity. His biggest hit was “Charlie’s Shoes” and it is one of the great country songs of all time.
Clooney, Rosemary Come-on-a-My-House 7cd + 80pg hardcover
book $140 Another versatile vocalist who did some duets with George Morgan and even Gene Autry but then again did recordings with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
Clooney, Rosemary Memories of You 7cd + 80pg hardcover book $140
Another box showing her great versatility.. Carl Smith, husband Jose Ferrer, teh wonderful Jimmy Boyd, the HI-Los and even...yep a vocal duets or two with Bennny Goodman.
Dr Feelgood/Piano Red The Doctor’s In 4cd + 20 page book $80 122 tracks on 4 cds Willie Perryman, Piano Red...Dr feelgood...you take the pick. One of the true boogie woogie piano masters.
King, Freddie Taking Care of Business 1956-1973 7cds + 104 page book $150 It includes his King label (appropriate eh what!) Atlantic & right up to his final on Shelter Records (with Leon Russell) Rated 25 in the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Morse, Ella Mae Barrelhouse Boogie & the Blues 5cd + 40pg book
$100 what a variety of styles. 134 tracks jazz to country duets with Tennesee Ernie Ford. Includes her trademark “Cow Cow Boogie”
Platters Four Platters & a Lovely Dish 9cds + 52 page book
$180. This is fabulous. All the group took turns at
lead vocals even though Tony Williams took most
especially on the hits. Love the leads featuring bass vocalist Herb Reed. Has 254 tracks including the original hits of classics such as “Great Pretender” , “Twilight Time”, “My Prayer” etc.Maybe the greatest vocal group ever.
Round the Town: Following Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Night at the London Music Halls 4 cd + 136 page hard cover book $100 Early Jazz, pop, novelty etc in great quality...includes George Formby snr!!
Songs for Political Action Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left 1926-1953 10 cds plus 212 page hard cover book
$280 Very late addition...and testament that even the best can double up on box sets. Only reason we have it here as honestly this is so good. Features Peter Seeger, Earl Robinson, Woody Guthrie, and starts with Carl Sandburg in 1926. Again a work of art.
$5 Non country cds
Abba More Abba Gold (Polydor)
Allen, Terry Smokin’ the Dummy/ Bloodlines (Sugar Hill)
America Definitive (Rhino) 23 tks 76 min
America Definitive Pop Collection 2cds 30 tracks (WB)
Austin, Sil Swingsation (verve)
Baez, Joan Best of Joan C Baez (A&M)
Band Stagefright (Capitol)
Barron Knights Best (Pegasus) original 60s tracks
Beck, Jeff Best (featuring Rod Stewart) EMI
Benton, Brook For My Baby: The Brook Benton Collection 18 tracks
Benton, Merv Greatest Hits 1964- 1966 (Canetoad) 32 tks 76 minutes
Black, Cilla Best (EMI) 26 tracks
Bland, Bobby Greatest Hits Vol 1. The Duke recordings (MCA)
Booker T & MG’s Doin’ Our Thing (Atlantic)
Boxtops Best: Soul Deep (Arista)
Bridges, Jeff Jeff Bridges (EMI)
Brothers Four Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Brown, Junior Crazy Times (Curb)
Buffalo Springfield Retrospective (Atlantic) neil Young and Stephen Stills
Burdon, Eric & Animals Startrax: Essential (Polydor) 12 long tracks.
Byrds Mini Lp style Mr Tambourine Man (6 bonus tracks)
Byrds Mini Lp style Byrdmaniax 3 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Balald of Easy Rider 7 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde 5 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Notorious Byrd Brothers 6 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Farther Along 3 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Younger Than Yesterday 6 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Fifth Dimension 6 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Turn Turn Turn 7 bonus tracks
Canned Heat Very Best (Capitol) 19 tks inc. “Fried Hockey Boogie” 11min
Carpenters Gold:35th Anniversary 2cds (A&M)
Chapin, Harry Verities & Balderdash (Elektra)
Carr, Vikki Best (EMI) 20 tks
Carr, Vikki Sings the Standards (EMI) 22 tks
Charles, Ray The Right Time: Atlantic Recordings (Atlantic) 20 tks
Charles, Ray Best of Atlantic Years (Rhino) different selections.
Charles, Ray Greatest Hits Vol 1 (castle DCC) ABC hits
Charles, Ray Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Castle DCC) ABC hits both 20 trackers
Clark, Petula Feelin’ Groovy:28 Swinging Sixties Sounds (Castle)
Clark, Petula Sound of Petula Clark (Universal) 16 tks not the hits
Clark, Petula Legendary 3cds (BMG)
Clovers Platinum Collection (Rhino) 22 Atlantic tracks
Cole, Nat King At the Sands (Capitol)
Cochran, Eddie Singles Collection (EMI) 20 tks
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style Various Positions
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style Songs From a Room
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style Ten New Songs
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style Songs of Love & Hate
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style I’m Your Man
Cohen, Leonard Mini LP style Death of a Ladies Man
Cole, Jerry & Spacemen Outer Limits: Way Out Instrumental Sounds (Sundazed)
Collins, Judy Very Best (Elektra/ Rhino) 16 tks
Conniff, Ray Concerto in Rhythm (Columbia)
Conniff, Ray Broadway in Rhythm/ Hollywood in Rhythm 2 on 1
Cooke, Sam Hits (RCA) 21 tks
Cooke, Sam The Rhythm & the Blues (RCA) 20 tks
Cream Very Best (Polydor) 20 tks
Creedence Clearwater Revival Willie & the Poor Boys (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmos Factory (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)
Crickets & Their Buddies (w. Crowell, Prine, Clapton etc)
Crosby Still & Nash Greatest Hits (Rhino) 19 tks
Damone, Vic 16 Most Requested Songs (Columbia)
Darin, Bobby Splish Splash: Best Volume One (Atlantic)
Darin, Bobby Mack the Knife: Best Volume Two (Atlantic)
Darin, Bobby Swing an’ Slow (Capitol) 2cds 36 tks
Day, Doris Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Day, Doris 25 Movie Great (Columbia)
Day, Doris Latin for Lovers/ Love Him (Columbia) 2 on 1
Deshannon, Jackie Classic Masters (EMI)
Diamond, Neil Hot August Night (MCA) 2cds
Diamond, Neil Greatest Hits 1966-1992 (Columbia)
Dire Straits Alchemy Live 2cds (Mercury)
Doobie Brothers Listen to the Music: Very Best 18 tks (WB)
Douglas, Mike The Men in My Little Girl’s Life (Collectables)
Driscoll, Julie Kind of Lve 1967-71 (w. Brian Auger)
Eagles Live 2cds (Asylum)
Eagles The Complete Greatest Hits (Elektra)
Eckstein, Billy Now Singing in 12 Great Movies (Verve)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Come & See teh Show: Best of ELP (Shout Factory)
Everly Brothers Pass the Chicken & Listen (RCA)
Everly Brothers Rock & Soul (WB)
Everly Brothers Rare Solo Classic (Curb) 11 Dons + 7 Phils
Faces Killer Highlights 1972-1973
Faithfull, Marianne Very Best (London) 16 classics
Farnham, Johnny One Voice Greatest Hits (BMG) 2cds
Fields, Ernie In the Mood: Golden Classics Edition (Collectables)
Feliciano, Jose Alive Alive-O (Wounded Bird) 2cds RCA
Fiedler, Arthur Plays thhe Beatles (RCA)
Four Aces Greatest Hits (MCA)
Four Aces Hits from Hollywood & Broadway (Sepia) 26 tks
Four Tops Motown Greatest Hits (Motown) 20 tks
Francis, Connie Connie at the Copa (Polymedia0
Freeman, Bobby Do You Want to Dance (Collectables)
Freeman, Ernie Combo (Black Tulip) 30 tks
Fury, Billy The One & Only (Castle) 20 tks
Garcia, Jerry jerry Garcia Band 2cds Arista
Gaye, Marvin & Tammi Terrell Complete Duets 2cds (Motown) 52 tracks
Gaye, Marvin Best 2cds (Motown) 47 tks
Gibbs, Georgia Complete Original Hits (Hit Parade) 25 tks
Goldsboro, Bobby Best (Collectables)
Goulet, Robert On Broiadway/ On Broadway 2 (CBS) 2 on 1
Grateful Dead Very Best (Rhino) 17 tks
Greenway, John Talking Blues (Smithsonian Folkway)
Guthrie, Woody Songs to Grow on for Mother & Child (Smithsonian)
Guthrie, Woody Hard Travellin’ Ash recordings Vol 3 (Smithsonian)
Hammond, John Trouble No More ((Virgin)
Harrison, George Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989 15 tks (WB)
Henry, Clarence Frogman Ain’t Got No Home: Best (MCA) 18 tks
Hirt, Al Music to Watch Girls By (BG) 17 tracks
Holland, Jools Small World Big Band Vol One (WB) 22 tks w. Friends
Holland, Jools Swingin’ the Blues: DAncin’ the Ska (WB) 21 tks
Holland, Jools Small World Big Band Vol Two (WB) 22 tks w. Friends
Holly, Buddy For First Time Anywhere (MCA)
Ink Spots We Four: Best Of (Jasmine)
Jagger, Mick Wandering Spirit (WB) inc. Maybe his best country song
James, Joni Sings My Favourite Things/ Sings Gershwin 2on1 C. Choice
John, Elton Greatest Hits 1970-2002 2cds 34 tks
Jones, Tom/ Jools Holland Tom Jones & Jools Holalnd (WB) 19 tks
Joplin, Janis Essential 2cds (Columbia)
Kansas Mini lp style cd Kansas
Kansas Mini lp style cd Monolith
Kansas Mini lp style cd Audio Visions
Kansas Mini lp style cd Drastic Measures
Kansas Mini lp style cd Vinyl Confessions
Kansas Mini lp style cd Masque
Kansas Mini lp style cd Leftoverture
Kansas Mini lp style cd Songs for America
Kansas Mini lp style cd Two for the Show (2cd)
Kansas Mini lp style cd Point of Know return (Dust in the Wind)
King, Albert King of the Blues Guitar (Atlantic) 17 tks
King, B B Let the Good Times Roll: Music of Louis Jordan (MCA)
King, B B Playlist Plus 3cds (MCA)
King, Freddy Let’s Hide Away/ Dance Away (King) instrumentals
King Curtis Platinum Collection (Rhino) 22 tks
King Curtis Best (Capitol) 16 tks
Kingston Trio Live at Newport (Vanguard)
Kinks Village Green preservation Society 27 tks (castle)
Kirby, Kathy Very Best (Universal) 20 tks
Knight, Gladys & pips Gold 2cds Motown 39 yks
Knight, Gladys Motown Years (Universal) 18 tk
Last, James Trumpet A Go Go 14 tks
Lennon, John Acoustic (Capitol)
Lennon, John Legend (EMI)
Lennon, John And Plastic Ono Band (EMI) Working Class Hero
Light, Enoch Provocative Percussion (Project 3)
Light, Enoch Persuasive Percussion (Varese)
Limeliters Tonight in person (BMG)
Little Patty 20 Stompie Wompie Hits (EMI)
Loggins & Messina Sittin’ In Again (Columbia) 18 tks
Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of a Dyin’ Breed (Roadrunner) 2012 album
McCartney, Paul Paul Is Live (Parlophone) 24 tks
McCartney, Paul Hits & History 2cds (Parlophone)
McCartney, Paul Band on the Run(Parlophone) 2 bonus tks
McCartney, Paul Run Devil Run (EMI)
McCartney, Paul Trippin’ The Live Fantastic (Parlophone) 17 tks
McCartney, Paul Back in the USA Live 2002 (Capitol) 2cds 35 tks
McGuire Sisters Greatest Hits (MCA)
McNeely, Big Jay Live in Birdland 1957 (Collectables)
Manilow, Barry Sings Sinatra (arista)
Manilow, Barry The Songs 1975-1990 (Arista) 2cds 34 tks
Mann, Manfred BBC Sessions (EMI) 24 tks
Mann, Manfgred Mann Made Hits 1966-1968( Polygram0 22 tks
Martin, Dean This Time I’m Swingin’/ Pretty Baby 2 on 1 (Capitol)
Martin, Dean Dream With Dean/ Everybody Loves Somebody 2 on 1
Marvelettes Definitive Collection 18 tks (Motown0
Marvin. Hank& Shadows Singles Collection 198s & 90s
Marvin. Hank& Shadows Plays Live (Universal0 21 tks
Mathis, Johnny Warm/ Swing Softly (Columbia) 2 on 1
Mathis, Johnny Ballads of Broadway/ Rhythms of Broadway 2on 1
Mathis, Johnny Ultimate Hits Collection 2cds (Columbia)
Mathis, Johnny More Johnny’s Greatest Hits (Columbia)
May, Billy A Band is Born/ Big Band Bash (2on1) Collectors Choice.
Mayfield, Curtis & Impression Anthology 1961-1977 2cds (MCA) 40 tks
Memphis Horns Wayne Jackson & Andrew Love (Telarc)
Memphis Minnie Hoodoo Lady (Columbia)
Mendes, Sergio And Brasil 66 Very Best (A&M) 16 tks
Merritt, Max & meteors Essential 2cds
Merseybeats Very Best (Universal) 20 tks
Miller, Steve Band Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits (Capitol) 22 tks
Mitchell, Chad Trio Mighty Day on Camus (Folk Era)
Mitchell, Guy The Ultimate Colelction (Columbia) 2 cds 53 tks
Monkees Definitive Hits (Arista) 29 tks
Monroe, Matt Sings the Standards (EMI) 22 tks
Moonglows Their Greatest Hits (MCA)
Moore, Bobby & Rhythm Aces Go Ahead and Burn (Shout)
Morrison, Van Best of Van Morrison Vol 3 2cds
Morrison, Van Too Long in Exile
Morrison, Van Best
Morrison, Van With Georgie Fame & Friends
Nelson, Sandy Very Best 24 tracks
New Harmony Sisterhood And Ain’t I a Woman (Smithsonian Folkways)
New Riders of Purple Sage Very Best Live (Sony Legacy)
New Seekers Songbook 1970-74 52 tks Universal
Nilsson, Harry Anthology 2cd
Odetta Best of:Ballads & Blues
Odetta Sings Dylan (DRG)
Orbison, Roy Black & White Night w. Guests
Orbison, Roy For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino)
Page, Patty The Collection (Mercury) 18 tks
Paul,Les/ Mary Ford 16 Most Requested Songs (Sony) 1958-61 era
Paul,Les/ Mary Ford Best of Capitol masters (Capitol) 23 tks
Paul, Les Now! (Vocalion)
Perkins, Carl Go Cat Go! With guests (BMG)
Peter & Gordon Best (EMI) 20 tks
Phillips. Esther The Atlantic Years 20 tks
Pickett, Wilson Very Best (Atlantic/ Rhino)
Pickett, Wilson In Philadelphia (Rhino)
Pink Floyd Echoes 2cds
Platters Sing the Standards (Universal) 20 tks
Poole, Brian & Tremeloes Very Best (Universal) 20 tks
Prado, Perez Mambo King Vol 1 (BMG)
Prado, Perez Mambo King Vol 2 (BMG)
Presley, Elvis Good Rockin’ Tonight: Complete Louisiana Hayride 2cd
Presley, Elvis AS Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden RCA 22 tks
Presley, Elvis From Hawaii Via Satellite RCA 29 tks
Presley, Elvis Memories 1968 Comeback 2cds RCA
Presley, Elvis Moody Blue RCA expanded 18 tks
Price, Alan Best and Rest Of
Price, Lloyd Best Of
Prima, Louis The Original (EMI) 17 tks
Prine, John/ Mac Wiseman Standard Songs for Average People (Oh Boy)
Proby, P J Best of EMI Years 25 tks
Prysock, Red Best 24 tks
Prysock, Red Swingsation
Rawls, Lou Live 2cds
Ray, Johnny Cry 2cds 35 tracks
Redding, Otis In Person at the Whisky a Go Go (Rhino)
Redding, Otis Live in Europe (Rhino)
Reed, Jimmy Bright Lights Big City Vee Jay (16 tk best of)
Reese, Della Cha Cha Cha (BMG)
Righteous Brothers Gold 2cd 48 tks
Robinson, Smokey & Miracles Gold 2cds
Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Yas Out (Abcko)
Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (Abcko)
Rolling Stones Shine a Light 2cds (Polydor)
Rollins, Sonny Silver City: 25 Years on Milestone 2cds box
Ross, Diana Very Best 2 cds solo & w. Supremes
Roxy Music Best 18 tks
Sainte-Marie, Buffy Soldier Blue : Best Of
Searchers The R & B Sound (Castle)
Seger, Bob Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Shadows Moonlight Shadows (Polygram)
Shadows Themes & Dreams (Polydor)
Shadows Shadows/ Out of the Shadows 2on 1 EMI
Shadows Another 20 Golden Greats (EMI)
Shapiro, Helen At Abbey Road 28 with rarities
Shapiro, Helen Not Responsible: Very Best (EMI) 30 tks
Shaw, Sandie Puppet on a String (EMI) 20 tks
Shep & Limelites Daddy’s Home 20 tks
ShowwaddyWaddy Hey Rock N Roll: Very Best 2cds (Demon)
Simon, Paul Anthology 2cds (WB)
Simon & Garfunkel ` Essential 2cds (Song Legacy0
Simone, Nina The Blues 17 tks (BMG)
Small faces From the Beginning 19 tks (Deram)
Spencer Davis Group Best (Polygram)
Spirit The Family That Plays Together (Sony Legacy)
Springfield, Dusty Complete BBC Sessions 22 tks
Springfield, Dusty Dusty in Memphis (Mercury) 19 tks
Starr, Eddie Songs By (Smithsonian Folkways) Sounds like John Lennon!
Starr, Ringo Photograph Very Best (EMI) 20 tks
Status Quo Gold 2cds 41 tks
Steampacket Featuring Rod Stewart
Stewart, Rod Story So Far: Very Best 2cds 34 tks (WB)
Stewart, Rod Soulbook: Greatest Soul Songs of All Time
Stewart, Rod Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time
Stray Cats Runaway Boys; Retrospective 25 tks
Taylor, James Best of 20 tks (WB)
Temptations Tempting Temptations (Motown)
Temptations Gold 2cds 36 tracks
Ten Years After Essential (Chrysalis) RIP
Treniers In the 50s (Rev-ola) 30 tks
Troggs Single Anthology (Fontana)
Valli, Frankie & 4 Seasons Anthology (Rhino)
Vaughan, Sarah After Hours (Mercury)
Vaughn, Billy Best (EMI) 20 tks
Vaughn, Billy Orange Blossom Special & Wheels & Berlin Melody 28 tks
Ventures EMI Gold 28 tks
Ventures Very Best 20 tks
Wells, Mary Tamla Motown early Classics (Motown0 18 tks w. My Guy
Who My Generation: Very Best (Polydor) 20 tks
Who Who Are You/ Kids are Alright
Wilde, Marty Best 24 tks
Williams, Larry& Johnny Watson Two for the Price of One (Righteous0
Williams, Mason The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (WB)
Williams, Roger Greatest Hits (MCA)
Williams, Maurice & Zodiacs Stay: Best Of (Collectables) 2cds
Willie & Poor Boys Poor Boy Boogie 2cds (Bill Wyman0
Withers, Bill Live at Carnegie Hall (Columbia Legacy)
Wonder, Stevie Song Reviw: Greatest Hits Collection 21 tks (Motown)
Woods, Mitch Gumbo Blues (Club 88)
Young, John Paul Classic Hits (Albert)
Young, Neil Comes a Time (Reprise)
Blues Harmonica The Primo Collection 2cds 40 tks
Boogie Woogie As Good as it Gets (EMI) 2cds 51 tks
Broadside Time IS Running Out (Smithsonian)
Broadside Number Seven (Smithsonian)
Buddy Holly Listen to me w. Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne 15 tks
Complete Seventies 5cds box 90 tks all original
Fifties Complete 5cds box 100 tks all original
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Just Tell Me What You Want (end 2012 release)
Look Out We Got Soul Bear Family
Not fade Away Remembering Buddy Holly (MCA) w. Mavericks, S Earle etc
Rave On Buddy Holly Tribute (w. McCartney, Nick Lowe etc
Rock & Roll Complete Volume 2 EMI 5cds box 100 tks all original
Stax Does the Beatles 15 tks
Surf Music The world Of 2cds 34 tracks (Zyx)
Teenage Australian Idols Volume One 31 tks (Canetoad)
Time Will Come And Other Broadside Songs (Smithsonian)
War of the Worlds 2cds (Sony Legacy)
Alice Cooper Live 1979 Madhouse Rock Tour 72 minutes
ZZ Top Live From Texas 2 hrs
$10 or 3/$25 Non Country Cds
Allen, Lee Walking With Mr Lee (Collectables)
Ames Brothers Sentimental M: The Best (MCA)
Anderson, Leroy Collection (MCA) 2cds 47 tkls
Atkins, Chet Essential (RCA)
Beatles Revolution 19 tks...unreleased versions
Beatles White Album: 30th Anniversary Edition (EMI)
Bennett, Cliff At Abbey Rd (EMI) 28 tracks ...hits & rarities
Berry, Chucj Rock n Roll Rarities (MCA) 20 rare Chess tracks)
Bloomfield/Still/Kooper Super Session (Sony Legavy) Expanded version
Bowie, David Ziggy Stardust (Ryko) with 6 bonus tracks
Bowie, David Hunky Dory (Ryko) 4 bonus tracks
Brewer, Teresa Teenage Dance Party (Bear Family)
Brown, Ruth Rockin’ in Rhythm: Best (Rhino) 23 tks
Byrds Mini Lp style Untitled 2cds 14 bonus tracks
Byrds Mini Lp style Sweetheart of the Rodeo 2cds heaps bonus tks
Checker, Chubby Best: Cameo Parkway (Abcko) 24 tks
Clooney, Roeemary Swing Around Rosie (Coral)
Cole, Buddy Sw2ing’ at teh Hammond Organ (Jasmine) 2cds
Cortez, Dave Baby The Happy Organ + 32 Rockin’ Sides (Clock)
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (Fantasy) remastered expanded version
Dixie Cups Chapel of Love: Very Best (Collectables)
Doors Live at the Matrix 1967 2cds (Rhino)
Eddy, Duane Hits & Rarities: Best of the RCA Years (RCA) 20 tks
Everly Brothers Stories We Could Tell (BMG) classic album
Everly Brothers Beat & Soul (Colelctor’s Choice/ EMI)
Fairport Convention The Fairport Companion 2cds (Castle) 37 tks
Four Aces More Greatest Hits (MCA)
Fourmost Best (EMI) 33 tks inc. “Hello Little Girl”)
Fuller, Bobby El Paso Rock Volume 2 (Norton) 22 tracks
Gov’t Mule The Deep End Volume 1 & 2 (Evangeline) 2 cds
Grant, Earl Best: Singin’ & Swingin’ (MCA)
Haley, Bill & Comets Rock the Joint: Original Essex 1951-1954 (Rollercoaster UK)
Hardin, Tim Reason to Believ (Best) Polygram 15 original tracks.
Hayward, Justin Classic Blue (Castle) does superb “Macarthur Park”
Highwaymen Michael Row the Boat Ashore: Best (EMI) 24 tks
Ian, Janis Janis Ian (Verve) ..her first with Society’s Child.
Korner, Alexis Blue Incorporated at the Cavern (Castle) 20 tks
Kottke, Leo One Guitar No Vocals (Private/Windham Hill)
Kottke, Leo 6 & 12 String Guitars (Takoma)
Lewis, Gary & Playboys Legendary Masters (EMI) 25 tks
Lewis, Jerry Lee Up Through the Years (Bear Family)
Lively Ones Heads Up: Best Volume 2 (Del Fi) 23 tks
McCurdy, Ed Best of Dalliance (Rhino Handmade)
McPhatter, Clyde Deep Sea Ball Best (Atlantic) 18 tks
McPhatter, Clyde Greatest Hits (Curb) Mercury tracks
Manilow, Barry Live (RCA Legacy) 2cds w. Unreleased tracks.
Marketts Out of Limits (WB) with bonus tracks
Martino, Al I Love You Because: The Collection (Razor & Tie)
Marvin, Hank Hank Plays Cliff (EMI) **in Australia was always
Marvin, Hank Marvin at the Movies (EM)) Hank “B” Marvin. Anyone??
Music Machine Very Best (Collectables)
Nesmith, Michael Rio: The Best 2cds (Music Club Deluxe)
Olympics Very Best 17 tracks (Varese)
Orlando, Tony & Dawn Best of (Rhino)
Perfect, Christina Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Sony) pre Fleetwood Mac
Presley, Elvis Essential 60s Masters II (RCA) 2cds ...companion to box
Proby, P J I am / P J Proby (EMI) 2 on 1
Rare Earth Greatest Hits and Rare Classics (Motown0 20 tks
Rivers, Johnny Memphis Sun Recordings (Colelctors Choice0 20 tks
Roe, Tommy Greatest Hits (MCA) 18 tracks all original versions
Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Abcko) 2002 remastered version
Rose, David Music of the Stripper 24 tracks (Gambit) originals
Ross, Diana & Supremes with Temptations: Joined Together Complete Studio Duets
Scott, Jack The Way I Walk: original Carlton 1958-1960 (Rollercoaster)
Shaw, Sandie Cool About You: BBC Sessions 1984-1988 (RPM) **by the
way I have observed the reason Sandie went bare foot. She
could never get shoes to fit...her feet are like boats.
Spooky Tooth Best (Rhino)
Steele, Tommy Tommy Steel Story/ Tommy Steele Stage Show 2on1 (Rex)
Surfaris Surf Party: Best of Surfaris Live (GNP Crescendo)
Thompson, Richard You? Me? Us (EMI) 2cds
Torme, Mel Goes South of the Border with Billy May (Verve)
Troggs Prehistoric Sounds (Trendolar0 23 rarities. Reg Presley RIP
Turner, Ike & Tina Soul Anthology 2cds (Master Classics) 44 tks
Turner, Ike & Tina Proud Mary: Best ((EMI) 23 tks
Velvet Underground Loaded 2cds version (WB) 2ith 3D cover even!!
Ventures Hawaii Five- O (Ventures) new recordings 2010
Ventures Play Greatest Surfin’ Hits of All Time (Varese) 18 tks
Waikikis Hawaii Tatoo (Bear Family)
Ward, Billy & Dominoes Best of 50s Masters 1957-1959 (Varese) 19 tks
Williams, Andy I Like Your Kind of Love: Best of Cadence (Varese)
Williams, Andy Hits from Cadence (RCA Japan)
Wilson, Jackie And Count Basie (EMI) rare
Wilson, Jackie New York Years: Jackie Wilson Story Vol 4 (Charly)
Wyman, Bill A Stone Alone: Solo Anthology 1974-2002 2cds (Castle)
Young, Neil Sugar Mountain: Live Canterbury House 1966 cd+dvd audio
Classic Comedy Box 3cds (EMI) classics indeed & many rarities.
Sentimental Journey: The Train Never Stops (Bear)
Vintage Instrumentals Volume One (Stardust)
Ellington, Duke Beyond Category 2cds + 20 page book. Cds are sealed. 37 tracks.
Metheny, Pat Orchestrion Project 2dvd
UK FOLK Section (all on excellent reissue label Free Reed)
Anderson, Alistair Friends Concertina Workshop 14 tks
Barker, Les Mrs Ackroyd Superstar 20 tks 74 minutes
Bellamy, Peter & friends The Transports (story of First Fleet) 77 minutes
Bellamy, Peter Big Broadside & Barrack Room 72 minutes
Butcher, Eddie I Once Was a Daysman + Joe Holmes – Chaste Muses 2on1
Cutty, Gordon/ Tommy Williams Masters of the Concertina 77 minutes
Dransfield, Robin & Barry Even More Popular to Contrary Belief 21 tks 77 minutes
Gammon, Vic & Friends The Tale of Ale: Story of the Englishmen & His Beer 79 mins
Hall, Tony & Friends Fieldvole Music 79 minutes
Hebbert, Michael RAmpin’ Cat + Roaring Jelly “Golden Grates” 2 on 1 77 min
Kirkpatrick, John Plain Capers (w. AMrtin Carthy etc) 16 tks
Kirkpatrick, John Going Spare (w. Richard Thompson) 53 minutes
Old Swan Band No Reels 19 tks 66 minutes + video track
Old Swan Band Old Swan Band 46 mins
Parry, Bernie sailing to teh Moon & Beyond 74 minutes
Russell, Micho Traditional Country Music of County Clare 19 tracks
Swift, Tufty/Sue Harris Hammers Tongues & a Bakewell Tart 2 on 1 79 minutes
$15 or 3 for $40 Non country Cds
Alpert, Herb Whipped Cream & Other Delights (remastered)
Anka, Paul 2 on 1 Our Man Around the World/ Highlights
Ballard, Hank Very Best:King 25 tracks
Band Live in Tokyo 1983 2cds
Bassey, Shirley Stops the Shows/12 of Those Songs (BGO UK)
Beach Boys Hawthorne CA 2cds 57 tracks
Bell, Freddie & Bell Boys Rockin’ Is Our Business (Bear Family)
Berry, Chuck Anthology 2cds 50 tks
Bill Black’s Combo Greatest Hits/ Goes West (Hi/Demon UK) 2 on 1
Bill Black’s Combo Solid & Raunchy/ Movin’ (Hi/Demon UK) 2 on 1
Bill Black’s Combo Goes West/ Plays the Blues (Hi/demon UK) 2 on 1
Bland, Billy Very Best: Let the Little Girl Dance (Collectables) 25 tks
Blood, Sweat & Tears What Goes Up: Best Of 2Cds (Sony legacy)
B. Bumble & Stingers Golden Classics Edition (Collectables) 16 tks
Campi, Ray Eager Beaver Boy (Bear Family)
Cannon, Ace Tuff Sax/ Moaning Sax 2 on 1 (Hi/Demon UK)
Cannon, Freddy Best (Collectables) 25 tks
Casey, Al Man For All Seasons (Bear Family)
Champs 25 All Time Greatest Hits (Varese)
Checker, Chubby For Teen Twisters Only/ Chubby’s Folk Album
Chiffons Sweet TAlkin’ Girsl: Best 50 tks
Chordettes 25 All Time Greatest Hits (Varese)
Clanton, Jimmy Jimmy’s Happ/ Jimmy’s Blue (Westside UK)
Clash London Calling 30th Anniversary CD + DVD (Columbia)
Coasters Coasters/ One by One 2on 1 (Collectables)
Como, Perry So Smooth/ We get Letters o n1 (Collectables)
Como, Perry The Ultimate Collection 2 cd BMG 48 tks
Cooke, Sam Keep Movin’ On (Abcko) inc. “Cousin of Mine” 23 tks
Craddock, Billy Crash Boom Boom Baby (Bear Family)
Crickets Back in Style (Bear Family)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 way Street 2cds (Atlantic) bot Townus tracks version
Dale, Dick & del-tones King of the Surf Guitar: Best (Rhino)
Damita Jo Very Best (Collectables)
Damone, Vic That Towering Feelin’ / On the Swingin’ Side 2on 1
Dana, Vic Complete Hits (Eric label) 18 tks
Darren, James James Darren/ Love Among the Young 2on1 (C.Choice)
Deep Purple Concerto for Group & Orchestra 2cds (Harvest)
Diamonds Collection (Stardust) 25 tks
Dion & the Belmonts Greatest Hits (Repertoire)
Dion & the Belmonts Wish Upon a Star/ Alone With Dion (Ace UK) 2 on 1
Dion Where I’m Bound (Cherry Red)
Dobson, Bonnie Viva La Canadienne (Bear Family) 24 tks 4 of 24 French
Domino, Fats Early Imperial Singles 1950-1952 (Ace UK) 30 tks
Domino, Fats Imperial Singles Volume 2 1953-1956 (Ace UK) 30 tks
Domino, Fats Imperial Singles Volume 3 1956-1958 (Ace UK) 30 tks
Domino, Fats Imperial Singles Volume 4 1959-1961 (Ace UK) 26 tks
Donegan, Lonnie Just About as Good As It Gets Vol 1 2cds 50 tks
Donegan, Lonnie Just About as Good As It Gets Vol 2 2cds 53 tks all originals
Drifters 1959-1965 (Atlantic) 2cds 40 tks
Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me/ The Good Life (Collectables)
Eddy, Duane The Twang’s teh Thang (Jamie) 18 tks
Edwards, Tommy Its All in the Game: Complete Hits (Eric) 20 tks
Fabares, Shelley Shelley!/ Things We Did Last Summer 2on 1 (Collectables)
Fireballs Best of the Original Norman Petty Masters (Ace UK) 25 tks
Fireballs Best of the Fireballs Vocals w. Jimmy Gilmer (Ace UK) 30tks
Fisher, Eddie Every Song I Have IS Yours (Jasmine) 2cds RCA near 2 ½ hours
Four Lads Swing Along/ Everything Goes (Collectables) 2 on 1 25 tks .
Fury, Billy Live at the BBC 2cds (Decca) 41 tks
Fury, Billy Sound of Fury 2cds 49 tks (Castle UK) w. Tornados
Fontana, Wayne Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders/ It’s etc 2on1 (BGO UK) 26tk
Hardesty, Herb The Domino Effect (Ace UK) 20 tks Fats’ sax man
Harris, Wynonie Rock Mr Blues: King & Atco 1949-1956 (Rev-ola) 30 tks
Horton, Johnny Rockin’ Rollin’ (Bear Family)
Ian, Janis Secret Life of J Eddy Fink/ Who Really Cares (BGO) 2 on 1
Ian, Janis Best 2cd + DVD (Demon/ Edsel)
Ian, Janis Between the Lines/ Old Grey Whistle Test cd + dvd (Edsel)
Jackson, Wanda Queen of Rockabilly (Ace UK) 30 tks
James, Joni Platinum & God: The MGM Years 2cds 42 tks (Coll. Choice)
James, Tommy & Shondells Anthlogy (Rhino) 27 tks
Johnny & Hurricanes Red River Rock Anthology 2cds + DVD (Smith & co)
Kaempfert, Bert Very Best (Taragon) superb sound
Knickerbockers Lies: Very Best (Collectables) 24 tks
Korner, Alexis Musically Rich & Famous 2cds (Castle) 32 tks
Laine, Frankie On the Trail (Bear Family)
Laine, Frankie Mercury Years (Mercury) 22 tks
Lee, Brenda Definitive Collection (Decca) 28 tks
Little Richard Formative Years (Bear Family)
Lawrence, Steve Songs By (Taragon)
Loudermilk, John D Sittin’ in the Balcony (Bear)
Loudermilk, John D Blue Train (Bear Family)
Lymon, Frankie Rock & Roll/ At the London Palladium 2on1 (Collectables)
McDaniels, Gene 100 lb of Clay/ Tower of Strength (BGO) 2 on 1
McDevitt, Chas Featuring nancy Whiskey (Bear Family)
McPhatter, Clyde Mercury Sessions Live & Studio (Collectables)
Marcels Ultimate Collection (Collectables) 25 tks
Marterie, Ralph Dance Party (Vocalion) 32 tks
Marvin, Hank Shadowin’ the Hits 2cds 26 tracks
Mar-Keys DamnifIknow/Memphis Experience 2 on 1 (Stax)
Mendes, Sergio In Person/ Pele / Favorite Things 3 on 2 2cds (Collectables)
Monkees The Works 3 CD Retrospective (Rhino) 68 tks
Moody Blues Live at the BBC 1967-1970 (Deram) 2cds 41 tks
Monroe, Marilyn Best Selection (RCA, Japan (20 tks)
Morrison, Van Too Late to Stop Now 2cds (Polydor) classic live album exp.
Move Shazam: Deluxe Expanded Version (Salvo)
Nelson, Rick Very Thought of You/ Spotlight on Rick (Ace UK) 2 on 1
Nelson, Rick More Songs by Rick/ Rick is 21 (Imperial) 2on 1
Nelson, Sandy Let There Be Drums/ Drusm are My Beat (Collectables)
Nero, Peter I’ve Gotta Be Me /Summer of ’42 (Collectables)
Newhart, Bob Anthology 2cds (Rhino) extremely funny
Newley, Anthony Decca Years 1959-1964 2cds 55 tks
Orioles Road to Doo Wop 2cds 52 (EMI)
Otis, Johnny Capitol Years (Capitol) 24 tks
Pearls Before Swine One Nation Underground (ESP)
Peter Paul & Mary In Concert 2cds (WB)
Platters Musicor Years (Ace UK) 28 tks
Platters Reflections/ Life Is Just Like a Bowl of Cherries 2on 1 25tks
Ray, Johnnie Cry (Bear Family) 30 tks
Platters Musicor Years (Ace UK) 28 tks
Platters Reflections/ Life Is Just Like a Bowl of Cherries 2on 1 25tks
Procol Harum A Salty Dog (expanded) salvo
Procol Harum In Concert with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (exp)
Ray, Johnnie In Las Vegas/ Til’ Morning (Collectables) 2 on 1
Rivers. Johnny At the Whiskey A go Go/ Her We Go Go Again 2on 1 (BGO)
Rodgers, Jimmie Sweeter Than Wine: Best 1957-1962 (Westside UK) 26tks
Rodgers, Jimmie Number One Ballads/ TV Favorites 2 on 1 (Westside UK)
Ross, Diana & Supremes Anthology 2cds 50 tracks (Motown)
Ross, Diana & Supremes Best 2cds 52 tks (Motown0
Royaltones Detroit Rock & Roll Began Here (Ace UK) 30 tks
Sands, Tommy Worryin’ Kind (Bear Family)
Santo & Johnny Encore: Best of the Rest 31tks (inc. Sleepwalk)
Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk (30 tks) ..both cds different
Searchers BBC Sessions 2cds 42 tks (Castle)
Sebastian, John Best (Rhino)
Seeger, Pete We Shall Overcome:Complete Carnegie Hall Concert 2cd
Sha Na Na Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay/ Sha Na Na (BGO)
Simon & Garfunkel Old Friends Live on Stage 2cds + DVD limited edition
Sinatra, Nancy Very Best (WB) 21 tracks inc. duets
Sonny & Cher The Singles Plus 2cds ...50 tracks inc. solo
Sounds Incorporated Sounds Incorporated/ Studio 2 Stereo (BGO) 2on1
Starr, Ringo All Starr Band Anthology So Far 3cds with guests (Koch)
Steele, Tommy Decca Years (Decca) 2cds 68!!tks yep, inc Little White Bull
Stevens, Connie Hank Williams Songbook Plus (26 tks)
Stone, Kirby Four Baubles, Bangles & Beads (Collectables) great
Stone, Kirby Four The Go Sound/ The Kirby Stone Touch 2 on 1 (Collectables)
T-Bones No Matter What Shape/ Sippin’ & Chippin’ 2on 1 (BGO)
Tornados EP Collection (See for Miles)
Trammell, Bobby Lee You Mostest Girl (Bear Family)
Unit 4 + 2 Singles A’s + B’s (Repertoire)
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Couldn’t Stand teh Weather 2cds deluxe version (Legacy)
Vee, Bobby Sings the New Sound from England/ Live on Tour (BGO)
Vee, Bobby With Strings & Things/ Sings Hits of teh Rockin’ 50s (BGO)
Vee, Bobby Meets the Crickets/ I remember Buddy Holly (BGO)
Ventures Play Telstar/ In Space 2on 1 (EMI)
Vincent, Gene Bluejean Bop/ And His Blue Caps 2on 1 (Collectables)
Vincent, Gene Rocks & the BlueCaps Roll (Collectables)
Vincent, Gene Sounds Like Gene Vincent/ Crazy Times (Collectables)
Williams, Andy Butterfly: Best 1956-1960 2cds 56 tracks inc. Cadence
Williams, Otis & Charms Ivory Tower (Best) (Collectables)
Wilson, Jackie Very Best (Ace UK) 24 tks
Wilson, Jackie History Volume 2 (Edsel UK) 2 cds 40 tks
Wray, Link apache/ Wild Side of the City Lights (Ace UK) 2 on 1
Yardbirds Blues Backtracks & Shapes of Things 2 cds
Zenter, Si Big Band Plays the Hits Vol 1/ Vol 2 2on1 (Collectables)
Great British Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets 2cds 61 tks
Great Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets 63 tks
Great Rock & Roll Instrumentals: Just About as Good as It gets 2cds Vol 2 64 tks
Hampton, Lionel Legendary Decca Recordings 2cds still sealed in an attractive book style package. 36 tracks.
Smith, Bessie Chattanooga Girl (Proper) 4 cds with 96 tracks and 48 page book. Now out of print.
Vaughan, Sarah Young Sassy Proper box 4cds + 32 page book
All sealed. Bargain?...and the rest. 94 tracks.
Femme Fatales A History of Women in Popular Music 3cds The title gives somewhat a false perspective as it is rock music. Some wild and unusual choices 50 tracks.
Peter Paul & Mary Carry It On 80 minutes..
$18 and up CDS Non country
Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 40th anniversary March 12 2009 3cds $22
Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 40th Anniversary March 14 2009 3cds $22
Anka, Paul ABC Paramount Recordings vol 1 30 tks $20
Baldry, Long John Let the Heartaches Begin: The Pye Anthology 2cd $22
Batt, Mike Schizophrenia/Tarot Suite 2cd $22
Big Bopper Hellooo Baby $20 (Bear Family)
Blind Faith Blind Faith 2cd w. Over 80 min. prev. Unreleased. $20
Bowie, David Live at the Beeb Ltd ed. 3CD version $20
Bruce, Jack Spirit: Live at the BBC 1971-1978 3CD box $22
Carter, Clarence Patches/ The Dynamic 2on1 $20
DeShannon, Jackie Best (Rhino) $20 OOP 20 tracks
Domino, Fats The Complete Reprise Recordings 29tks 1658of2500
Rhino Handmade limited edition $25
Eddy, Duane Especially for You/Girls Girls Girls $20 (Bear Family OOP)
Electric Light Orchestra The Harvest Years 1970-1973 3cd $25
Fleetwoods 30 Greatest Hits $20
Gorme, Eydie Sings: Best Of $20 30 tracks
Harpo, Slim Rocks (Bear Family) $20
Hawkins, Screamin’ Jay Spellbound 1955-1974 2cd (Bear Family) $18 NO booklet
Hollies At Abbey Road $25 3cd box 72 tks
James, Etta Very Best of Chess Singles 3cd box $25 53 tks
Jan & Dean All the Hits: From Surf City to Drag City 2cds (Capitol)$22
53 tracks + a whole bunch of radio spots.
Knox, Buddy/Jimmy Bowen Comp0lete Roulette recordings 2cds 61 tks $28 hard to get
Lymon, Frankie & Teenagers Rock (Bear Family) $18
Manfred Mann All Manner of Men 1963-1969 2cds 53 tks $25
Michaels, Lee Collection (Rhino) OOP $20 18 tks
Presley, Elvis G I Blues The Alternate Album Version $25 26 tks Another
Elvis specialist label...Memphis Recording Service, which as aficionados will know was the name of Sun Studios.
Presley, Elvis Greatest Live Hits of the 50s $20 Memphis Recording Ser.
Presley, Elvis In Person at the International Hotel Las Vegas $20 RCA
Japan style mini lp cover.
Presley, Elvis Kid Galahad Sessions Flashlight Records $25 50 tracks
Presley, Elvis Kiss Me Quick: Lost in the 60s Flashlight Records 27 tks $25
Presley, Elvis Nashville Marathon $25 Follow That Dream. Note this is an
official label offshoot of RCA Denmark of all places putting
out limited editions with a lot of previously unissued
material. Very nicely presented. This one has 20 tks
Presley, Elvis Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel Recordings RCA 3cd
$20 24pg book 87 tracks
Presley, Elvis Rockin’ Across Texas. Live Amarillo June 1974 & Live Fort
Worth July, 1976 2cds Follow That Dream 2cds $30
Presley, Elvis So High $25 Follow That Dream 25 tks
Presley, Elvis Spring Tours 1977 Follwo That Dream 25 tks $25
Presley, Elvis Stage Rehearsal $25 Follow That Dream label fr 1970 18 tk
Presley, Elvis That’s the Way It Is (RCA) 3cds unissued stuff $30 67 tks
Presley, Elvis Promised Land (RCA/Follow That Dream) $35 2cds in
double EP style packaging. The 2cds contain a massive 34 bonus tracks . As you may expect out of print. Don’t miss it.
Presley, Elvis Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 $25 The 28 tracks running 75 minutes are almost secondary to the hard cover bound 92pg book presentation with many rare unseen photos of a young Elvis. Amazing presentation by Memphis Recording Services.
Presley, Elvis Such a Night: Elvis in Pearl Harbor 75 minutes and 96 page hard bound book $25
Presley, Elvis Tupelo Welcomes Elvis $25 Two homecoming concerts. Plus the wonderful presentation with a hard bound 40 page book.
Ronettes Ultimate Collection $20 stereo
Rondo, Don The Hits & More $20 28 tks
Ross, Diana & Supremes Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-69 48 tk 2cd $22
Rydell, Bobby That Old Black Magic $20 (30 tks)
Santana Santana Deluxe 2cd edition $20
Scott, Jack Rocks (Bear Family) $20
Sill, Judee The Asylum Years 2cds 42 tks $25
Tangerine Dream Virgin Years 1977-1983 4CDS $ 25
Teddy Bears Sing $20
Tillotson, Johnny 25 All-Time Greatest Hits $18
Tornados Ridin’ the Wind: Anthology 2cds 64 tks $25
Tremeloes BBC Sessions 2cds $2252 tks
Twitty, Conway Rocks $20 (Bear Family) 30 tks
Vale, Jerry The Collection 3cd box 60 tks $22
Vaughan, Stevie Ray Live at Montreux 1982-1985 2CD+2DVD $25
Velvet Underground & Nico 2CD version $20
Walker Brothers My Ship is Coming in: The Collection 2cds $18
All Good Clean Fun 3cd Liberty UK label $25
And Answer Is Vol 2 (Bear Family) $18
Board Boogie Surf ‘n Twang from Down under $18
Come on Let’s go The Pye International Story 2cd s $18 50 tracks
Essential Rockabilly Capitol Rockabilly 2cds 40 tracks Merrill Morre, Skeets McDonald, very early Jerry Reed etc
Essential Rockabilly Columbia Story 2cds 40 tracks Features a lot of country artists Marty Robbins, Onie Wheeler, Sid King & Five Strings, Lefty etc $18
Essential Rockabilly Decca Story 2cds 50 tracks with Johnny Carroll, Roy Hall,
Warner Mack, Brenda Lee , Johnny Burnette Trio
Essential Rockabilly The Dot Story 2cds 40 tks $18 some great rare tracks.
Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story 2cds 40 tracks inc Bob Luman, Lew Williams, who is uniformly excellent, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, Laura Lee Perkins, Wewldon Rogers, Merle Kilgore.
Essential Rockabilly The King Story 2cds 40 tracks $18 You really can’t get this stuff anywhere...Charlie Feathers, Rusty York, Hank Mizell, Mac Curtis, Moon Mullican, Boyd Bennett etc and they are the well know ones!
Essential Rockabilly London American Rockabilly 2cds 50 tks
Essential Rockabilly MGM Story 2cds $18 40 tracks . Has much more than on the Bear Family MGM..includes the fabulous Arthur Smith vocal track “Who Shot Willie”...an Arthur Smith vocal cd would be great.
Essential Rockabilly The Sun Story 2cds 50 tracks Wonderful overview with Elvis
Carl, Jerry Lee, Big O, J R Cash, Warren Smith, Billy Lee Riley, Malcolm Yelvington, Sonny Burgess, Charlie Feathers etc. $18
Oh Boy!! The Brunswick story 2cds 50 tracks $18
Rave On The Coral Story 2cds 50tracks $18 Wonderfully diverse selection..Dorothy Collins “My Boy Flat Top” to Ivan (Jerry Allison of the Crickets) “Real Wild Child.
Real Rare Rockabilly cds 75 original recordings $22 Benny Cliff “Shake Em Up Rock” was on the Drift label, “Lobo Jones” by Jackie Gotroe was on teh Vortex label...yep they weren’t kidding.
Sixties Down Under Vol 1 (Raven) $18
Sixties Down Under Vol 2 (Raven) $18
That’ll Flat Git It Vol 8 Abott, Fabor, Radio (Bear Family) $18
That’ll Flat Git It Vol 10 Chess (Bear Family) $18
That’ll Flat Git It Vol 20 Event label (Bear Family) $18
Woo Hoo! The Roulette Story 2cds 50 tks $18 title track by the Rockateens is a gem and a half.
Non Country Box sets
ABBA Thank You For the Music 4cd + 68 pg book $40 Nice book style box with stunning book. 66 tracks including quite a few rarities.
America “Highway 30 Years Of America’ Rhino 3cds with 80 page book. Nice book style hard cover box out of print. 64 tracks including demos and alternate tracks . Remastered sound with all the hits and much more. Very hard to get as out of print. $48 As new. “Horse With No Name” was thought by many to be Neil Young and was not even included on the cover of their original album. It was a late addition to the actual lp but the covers had been printed
Amos, Tori “The Piano: A Collection” 5cds $50 Rhino. Rhino’s capacity to make exciting packages knows no bounds. This is in the form of a piano with raised keys, Includes one cd of rarities. You have to see it to believe it. It is like an actual piano keyboard. 64 page book. 86 tracks Out of print.
Baez, Joan Complete A&M Recordings 4 cds 77 tracks $48 Whilst her Vanguard recordings are her best know this set contains what many recghard as her best studio and live album. The studio album is “Diamonds & Rust” and the live is “From Every Stage”, a highlight for mine is her version of th very wordy Dylan track “Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts.
Band, The A Musical History $60 5cds + DVD all housed in a nice
cloth bound 112 page 29x24cm book. Great story of
their journey from Ronnie Hawkins’ backing band, The
Hawks, though their tenure as Bob Dylan’s backing
band....(known as The Band) though their rise in
status culminating with the Last Waltz concert. 101
tracks on the cds inc. rarities. Very nice.
Beach Boys “The Pet Sounds Sessions” $45 4 cds and a book presenting the complete recording sessions for their landmark album 90 tracks all up plus large book. Very attractive cloth bound green long box. Sealed
Beau Brummels Bradley’s Barn $45 Rhino Handmade 2 cds of the country rock classic. Has 26 unissued tracks plus remastered version of the original album all in a bound book style presentation....with 40 pages
Beck, Jeff Beckology 3cds + 60 page book $45 This is the long style box not the short style package...this long one is much preferable. Includes Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group etc.
Bennett, Tony Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett $40 Sony
Brand new long box version still sealed. 60 page book & 87 tracks. Hard to believe “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was not a huge hit. BUT it won 2 Grammys.
Berry, Chuck The Chess Box 3cds + 32 page book $45 71 of his best and most influential tracks. Has nice textured finish to the box.
Booker T & the MGs Time Is Tight 3cd + 48 page book $45 Very nice trifold book style box. The tightest (mainly) instrumental group in rock history. “Green Onions” May be the best instrumental ever. Apart from Booker T’s great keyboard work, guitarist Steve Cropper is rated as one of the best ever guitarists & Mojo magazine in Uk rated him #2 behind Hendrix.
Bowie, David Sound & Vision $48 Ryko Original in great condition. 3 cds + video disc (plays like dvd) 72 page book.
Buffalo Springfield “Box Set” Rhino 4cds out of print 80 pg book and 88 tracks. Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay and co. Especially essential for Neil Young fans in particular as it includes early demos that he did which later developed into album tracks, notably “Round & Round” and “The Old laughing Lady” $90. This is indiscernible from new. Been turning over so don’t miss this.
Byrds There Is a Season $50 Sony Sealed 4cd + dvd set in long style box with full colour book. 99 tracks on the cd. Very attractive red leather look long box with gold lettering. Quite a few alternate versions. 100 page book is superb.
Carmichael, Hoagy In Person 1925 -1955 10 cds $65 Wonderfully presented box from the Hoagy Carmichael Appreciation Society. Total running time is 12 hours and 21 mins. Each cd has its own colour cover with comprehensive details about the tracks therein. There is also a separate book.It covers any number of styles by one of the greatest ever songwriters and a very influential singer!! Willie was a big fan.
Chapin, Harry “Story of a Life” $48 sealed 3 Rhino cds in attractive glossy box with 47 tracks including all the gems ,Taxi, WOLD, Cat’s in the Cradle, Circle and of course the wonderful non hit album tracks such as “Mr Tanner” and “the Rock”. 80 page booklet. And don’t forget rarities such as the sequel to “Taxi” ...called....””Sequel”.
Charles, Ray Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection $60
5 cd + 76 page book (including Braille!) This is a wonderful large Rhino box which gives a terrific coverage of the late great man’s career. It follows his early recordings through his classic Atlantic and ABC recordings and to his Columbia recordings and beyond. 102 classic tracks.
Charles, Ray “ Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1952-1959 $140 I can’t believe the trouble Rhino goes to for some of their box sets. This is out of print and is stunning. It features the case designed in the shape of a vintage record player, complete with what looks like a turntable and arm...housed in a leather like latched case. It consists of 7 cds (the 7th is all outtakes and recording session run throughs...35 trcaks of unreleased material) plus a dvd and a large size book. This is new and sealed..the box is way put of print.
Chicago Chicago 5cds + DVD $40 Rhino + 64 page book. All the hits and more. 104 tracks on the cds. Very nicely packaged as Rhino always do. It is now out of print. Absolute bargain.
Christian, Charlie Genius of the Electric Guitar $55 This is the original version with a 72 page book in a wonderful package designed to resemble a Gibson amplifier.
Clapton, Eric “Crossroads” 4cds 44 page book $28 Career spanning set 73 tracks with all important tracks from his tenures with John Mayall Bluebreakers, Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and solo. Nice bookstyle box. Great companion with the following.
Clapton, Eric “Crossroads 2” $28 4cds with over 4 hours running time including 26 previously unissued live recordings and 4 previously unissued studip recordings. Full colour 44 page book. Great set on the Polydor Chronicles series. Looks totally untouched by human hands.
Cohen, Leonard Complete Studio Albums Collection $45 11 cds in a nifty box and a 24 page booklet. The individual cds are exact replicas of the original lps covers. His first 3 “Songs of Leonard Cohen”, “Songs from a Room” & “Songs of Love & Hate” are alone worth the cost...so consider you are getting 8 free cds.
Cooke, Sam w. Soul Stirrers “ Complete Specialty Recordings” 3cds $45 84 tracks featuring Sam Cooke on lead vocals singing in a purely gospel style. Many consider these early recordings to be his best work. Small style box with 3 jewel case cds in hard outer box and 36 page booklet.
Colosseum Morituri Te Salutant 1968-2003 4cd $50 new Complied by the group’s leader Jon Hiseman, the set also includes previously unreleased studio and live recordings. Their most famous track, “Valentyne Suite” runs at 21 minutes. A 36 page book is included.
Crosby, David “Voyage” $50 Rhino 52 tracks plus 132 page book with Crosby’s own track by track commentary. Includes selections with Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and of course his solo career starting with the classic “If I Could Only Remember My Name” which is a classic.
Cure The Cure: Join the Dots: b-sides & Rarities 1978-2001
The Fiction Years $50 4 cds + 78 page book in nice hard book style box. Like many Rhino box sets is out of print.
Davis, Miles Complete Bitches Brew Sessions 4 Cd + 96 page book $40...with John Mclaughlin
Darin, Bobby As Long as I’m Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Rhino $55 Like new and out of print. 4cd + 64 page book. There are 96 tracks including some unissued. Cd#1 is the Rock & Roll Years. Cds #2 & #3 are the Pop Years whilst cd #4 is the Folk and Country Years (don’t forget he had a hit with “If I Were a Carpenter”). Tragically he died young. AND he was married to Sandra Dee...a top sort.
Davis, Sammy Jnr Yes I Can!: The Sammy Davis Jnr Story $48 Rhino box with 4cds, 91 tracks and 100 page book + set of 4 postcards. A great buy. Even includes his last hit “Candy Man” as well as his version of the Jerry Jeff classic “Mr Bojangles”
Deep Purple Shades 1968-1998 Rhino 4 cds + 56 pg book $55 Has their early more pop influenced tracks such as “Hush” and “Kentucky Woman” right through their years as hard rockers extraordinaire culminating in gems such as “Smoke on the Water, “Black Night” and the best of all “Child in Time”.
Denny, Sandy Who Know Where the Time Goes $30 3cds + 20 page book. Many rarities. Few marks on box. Fairport, Fotheringay and solo tracks. Compiled by her husband, Trevor Lucas, after her untimely death.
Dion “King of the new York Street” $50 Now out of print, 3 cds with a 52 page book. All eras are covered from his early sides as a doo-wop singer with the Belmonts through his darker sides where he was heavily into drugs. Highlight from that era is the stunning “Your Own Backyard”. A must have. This is truly a wonderful set and it could have been put under the 50s or even folk. Such is the versatility of the man. “Runaround Sue” and “Abraham, Martin & John”... two fabulous hits but how different can you get...about this much!! Wonderful. Great singer and great box.
Domino, Fats “They Call Me the Fat Man: Legendary Imperial Sessions” $58 EMI/Imperial USA. 4 cds The great survivor and a wonderful set, second to the Bear Family box.. 4cds + 84 page book with some nice foldouts. His biggest hit was “Blueberry Hill” but in Australia is was “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday”. I call him a survivor as he was rumoured to have been killed by Cyclone Katrina. It was false but everything he had was destroyed. Kudos to the US Government for replacing his “National Medal of the Arts” & to Capitol for replacing all his Gold Record awards.
Donovan Try for the Sun: The Journey Of $60 Very hard to get let alone new and sealed. Has 3cds + dvd in a very fine purple velvet box....what else would you expect. 60 songs including 12 previously unreleased plus a 40 minute dvd and a 60 page book from the Leach personal collection.
Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’ :The Doobie Brothers 1970-200” $55 4cds with 78 tracks including one of rarities. Large box style set. Large book included. BRAND NEW SEALED. Rhino are the best Us box set company.
Drake, Nick Fruit Tree $45 4cds box...the complete Nick Drake recordings which includes 16 page book & a cd of rarities. On the Ryko label. Hard to get.
Dylan, Bob Biograph 3cd +44 pg book $40 Nice hard cover book package. Originally released in 1981. New.
Dylan, Bob Dylan limited Deluxe box $40 3 cds in hard clothbound box with covers reproduced in mini lp format. This also includes 10 limited edition postcards plus 40 page book. Sealed.
Eagles Selected Works 1972-1999 4cds + 44pg book $35
Very nice cloth covered box 4 themed cd Early Years/ The
Ballads/Life in the Fats Lane/ The Millenium Concert. Pristine shape.
Earth Wind & Fire The Eternal Dance 3cd + 48 pg book $30 Sony Legacy long style box. Covered a few styles/.
Electric Light Orchestra Flashback 3cds 53 tracks $30 with book. Hard cover book box, sealed.....steal.
Everly Brothers “Heartaches & Harmonies” 4cds $60 This is a wonderful Rhino box set which encompasses all their Cadence, Warner, RCA etc recordings. 103 tracks. 60 page book mainly in colour but I just can’t decide...who has the best hair...Don or Phil. This is excellent in all respects, $60 Don’t miss it.
It starts with a couple of their rare pre-Cadence recordings
and ends with their lkast recording together in 1990. Both
are still alive. Don is 76 & “Baby Boy” Phil is 74. Classic.
Faces Five Guys Walk Into a Bar 4cd + 64 page book $55
Those 5 are Rod Stewart/ Ronnie Wood/ Ronnie Lane/ Kenny Jones & Ian McLagen . 67 tracks. Rod Stewart had a concurrent solo career as well as being the lead vocalist of the Faces. The Faces naturally tended to rock out more & it was only his phenomenal solo career that saw a break up.
Fairport Convention Unconventional: the Official History of the First 35 Years of Fairport Convention on 72 are, live, classic and unreleased recordings. The wonderful packaging includes a Peter Frame Family Tree suitable for framing, a booklet called Cropredy Chronicles home of their annual reunion at the World’s finest Village Fete. The book is 172 pages and too good to believe. All tracks are cross referenced to the previous and other recordings of them. Have one where there are a few marks on the box but content is as new $70. Magnificent.
Fitzgerald, Ella Sing the George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks 4cds + 68 page book $40 All the original 5lp box set’s stereo sessions are found on the first 3 cds and the fourth offers mono versions of the 11 tracks on cd for the first time plus 2 previously unreleased tracks. Perhaps jazz vocal’s most famous series.
Fleetwood Mac “25 Years: The Chain” $40 72 tracks + 68 page book. From the Fleetwood Mac album on ie Nicks, Buckingham, McVie, McVie and Fleetwood forward. This is the thick original hard box with the four jewel cases & separate book. Also in the double jewel case with paper slipcase $25
Fleetwood Mac “The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions” 6 cds $70 This is very rare now. It has all recordings when Peter Green was in the group plus the two volumes of the Blues Jam recorded with the Chicago Blues All stars. It has a stack of bonus tracks and a 16 page book which is very comprehensive. Classic tracks such as the original “Black Magic Woman” and of course the pop hit “Albatross”.
Fogelberg, Dan “Portrait: the Music of Dan Fogelberg 1972-1997” 4 cds with 72 page booklet. $48 Housed in quad fold sleeve which with the booklet is housed inside a nice box resembling an old style bound book... a folky who also had a strong following in the country rock area via his association with the Eagles and the excellent country album he made “High Country Snows” on which Ricky Skaggs is a guest.
Gaye, Marvin Classics Collection 4cds Motown $30 4 cds in jewel cases and hard cardboard outer box. Has these 4 albums each on a separate cd.
*Love Starved Heart
*I Want You
*Let’s Get It On
Grateful Dead Built to Last: Dead in a Deck $25 Special edition box
30 x 23 cm which features a special tri-fold cover
version of the album “Built to Last” as well as special
deck of playing cards with the Grateful Dead emblem
on them. The cards are sealed. Cd is great shape.
Grateful Dead “The Golden Road: 1965-1973” The classic Warner Brothers Years. 12 cds in great remastered HDCD sound with all cds having bonus tracks. 80 page book. $100. The set includes their two landmark country rock albums “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” plus their epic Europe 72 2cd album.
Grateful Dead “Beyond Description”: 1973-1989 Great companion to the Warner Brothers Tears box. This starts with their first post WB album, ‘Wake of the Flood” and has 12 cds worth of their Arista albums. Very attractive cover with a standout metallic centre. There are 2 separate 96 page booklets, one on the band and one on the music. $100 Brand new.
Green, Peter Anthology $55 UK 4cds+ 72 page book. Still sealed. Spanning his career from 1966 and includes John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Splinter Group, solo & more. Goes for over 4 ½ hours.
Guthrie, Woody The Asch Recordings Vol 1-4 4cds $45 4 cds with 105 tracks in solid cardboard case. Each case has individual notes, 32-36 pgs each. These are the recordings Moses Asch did for his Folkways label, now put out by Smithsonian Institute. Each cd has unissued tracks. This is perhaps the best set of Guthrie’s recordings you can get.
Heart Strange Euphoria $40” 3CD + DVD Nice package with 51 tracks including many previously unissued and alternate versions plus 56 page book. The Candian Wilson Sisters, Ann & Nancy, could rock like crazy (“Barracuda” is a classic) or be as tender as it gets (“Dreamboat Annie”). Attractive set.
Hendrix, Jimi Jimi Hendrix Experience 4cd + 80 page book $60
Velvet finish box. All rarities as new.
Holiday, Billie “Lady Day” Sony $120 Perhaps the best ever American box set...certainly the best not to bear the Rhino name. 10cds and a large 120 page book is only for starters. The sound is superb and content impossible to beat. The superb package is housed in a large faux snakeskin leather box with a haunting image of Billie on the cover. Stunning.
John Lee Hooker “Hooker” $60 4 cd with 75 tracks include one of duets plus a 60 page book. He recorded for upwards of 30 labels so this box is a gem to bring so many (not all) to one place. His “Boogie Chillen’ “ riff is one of the most famous in the entire music world.
Jackson, Michael Bad 25th Anniversary 3CD + Dvd box $30 sealed. These sell for $45 or so..so good price.
Jefferson Airplane Loves You 3cd $40 + 64 page book. One of the stand
out and most influential San Francisco groups. Like new. 51
tracks. Surprisingly folky in places and equally rocky in
others. How good is “White Rabbit”!??!?!
Joel, Billy Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 4cds $30 including
44 page book. Nice hardcover book style packaging.
Judas Priest Metalogy $40 4 cds 55 tracks including some unreleased. Large book. Sealed. Sony Legacy.
Kingston Trio “The Capitol Years” 4cds $45 in slip case with 48 page booklet. 107 tracks . Nice set (Capitol USA) Has both variations of the group with Dave Guard & John Stewart. Many previously unreleased tracks are featured.
Led Zeppelin “Remasters” $30 (Warner Brothers) 3cds...2 of music and one of interviews. This is in the long book like box style packaging. Very hard to find with the 3rd disc.
Lehrer, Tom The Remains of Tom Lehrer” Rhino. $60 Same style as the Ray Charles with 80 pg hard bound book. This one has 3 cds which is virtually all he ever recorded. I love Tom Lehrer. Still kicking as this goes out. Hard to believe his first album was from 1953 with such tracks as “the Old Dope Peddler” & “Be Prepared”. His cleverness & general high intelligence is shown on his second album “More of Tom Lehrer” where he sings the names of the elements (from the periodic table) to the tune of Gilbert & Sullivans’ “Major General’s song. Other hits include “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, “The Vatican Rag” and the “Masochism Tango”. 100% like new. Beautiful stuff!! You won’t find these now.
Lightfoot, Gordon “Songbook” Rhino 98 tracks over four cds with a hard bound book...same format as the Ray Charles box. Includes the best of his United Artists recordings such as the fabulous ‘Did She Mention My Name” plus his original version of “Early Morning Rain” The other 3 cds mainly feature his Warner Brothers albums and include many rarities. Great story songs abound such as the true story of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” This is as new $80Do a search...you won’t find one this good for this price. Like many of the great Rhino label sets it is out of print.
Little Feat Hottcakes& Outtakes Rhino 4cds + 80 page book $55 This is out of print. Rhino boxes are exceedingly collectable. First 3 cds are their album tracks and the 4th is labelled “Studio Artifacts”. 82 tracks all up.
Lowe, Nick The Doings 4cds + 24 pg book $55 Great set with 86 tracks from his early tracks from after he left Brinsley Schwarz and from the likes of “Cruel to Be Kind” & “I Knew the Bride” to his wonderful later recordings on the album “Impossible Bird” and beyond.
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Definitive Collection” 3CD with 64 page book including some unissued tracks, $40 47 tracks. Includes their first demo version of “Free Bird” from 1970 and the last recordings of the original group from 1977.
Malo Celebration: The Warner Bros Recordings 4cds $40
Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge....wonder if he ever said
“I wish my Brother Jorge was here”...yeah...probably not.
This is a numbered limited edition on the Rhino Handmade offshoot. Small marks on rear of box.
Martyn, John Ain’t No Saint: 40 Years of John Martyn 4cds $55
Sealed box with 61 songs including over30 previously
unreleased. Includes 36 page book
Mayall, John So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 $55 UK only set which is still sealed. 74 tracks and 40 page book. You only have to look at the names listed around the perimeter of the box to realise how influential he was...hell he is still kicking so make that “is”.....Clpton, Beck, Fleetwood, Winwood, Larry “The Mole” Taylor.
Miller, Steve Steve Miller Box Set 3cds $40 64 tracks which cover all
aspects of his career from West coast rock to his big solo
hits which started with “The Joker”. Nice long leather look
embossed box. Excellent 56 page book.
Mitchell, Joni Both Sides Now $25 Collector’s edition in 21 cm
diameter maroon material hat box style package with 4 Joni lithographs suitable for framing. The cd is classic love songs (including Joni’s own “Both Sides Now”) performed with orchestra.
Morrison, Van Hymns to the Silence deluxe edition $28 Hard long cloth bound book which features the 2 cds. Goes for double this on Amazon & or ebay.
Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes: Anthology 3cds + 48 pg book $50 This is an exceedingly rare box with the first representing their time on Island and the second their time on Ciolumbia with the 3rd being demos & rarities.
Nash, Graham “Reflections” 3cds with 152 page booklike new. $50 Includes songs from his time with the Hollies, where he was responsible for “On a Carousel” and “King Midas In Reverse’ through his time with Crosby Still Nash & Young where he sang lead on their biggest hit “Teach Your Children” as well as the popular “Our House”, written about his relationship with Joni Mitchell. . A companion to the Crosby set. As you may guess VERY detailed notes.
Nelson, Rick(y) Legacy Box 4cds + 52 page book. Capitol USA $60. Hard to believe he never started out to be a singer but he had the most popular tv show in the USA and was as good looking as anyone so it was a natural progression and unlike many he had talent. 100 tracks from the Ricky to the Rick, though near the end of his career he reverted to Ricky as Carl Perkins had referred to him as Ricky and he figured if that is what Carl wanted to call him it was just fine. All the hits and much much more. Quite a few unissued tracks. Very attractive leather look box
Newman, Randy Guilty: 50 Years of Randy Newman 4cd box with 84 pg book. It is out of print & has 105 tracks including many demos, & rarities. This set is excellent with its wonderful depth . I have two. Both are contents like new but one has a small water stain on cover ...about ½ ‘. $55 & $45
Nicks, Stevie Enchanted 3cds with 68 page book $35 The solo side of the Fleetwood Mac lady...but it does include a piano version of their smash, “Rhiannon” a song so identified with her .
O’Keefe, Johnny The Birth of Australian Rock & Roll $28 3 cds with 75 tracks, each with a theme hits rarities and ballads
Ochs, Phil Farewells & Fantasies Rhino $70 Genius or nut? Read the excellent 100 page book and you are bound to be perplexed. I’d say nut but the music rules. Perhaps the #2 protest singer to Mr Dylan. This is very very hard to get. The cds & book are in great shape and there are a couple of very minor marks on the box, which is hard book style. Two of his later songs “Rehearsals for Retirement” and “No More Songs” eerily foreshadow his suicide which did not surprise many.
Osbourne, Ozzy Prince of Darkness $40 4cds including one of newly
recorded songs. Includes 60 page book. Sealed
Parker, Graham No Holding Back $40 Demon UK 3cds + 16 page book. Out of print.51 tracks
Peter Paul & Mary “Carry It On” Rhino 4 cds + dvd $55 Over 5 ½ hours on the cds which includes a selection of their solo hits, the biggest of which was Paul Stookey’s “Wedding Song”. The Cosmic Cowboy And I were very sad when Mary passed on. Her superb voice was unique but her hair flicking style was hypnotic. Watch the DVDS for 30 flicks a song...or maybe more. Great set
Presley, Elvis Close Up $45 4cds RCA previously unreleased recordings
from rare stereo recordings from the 50s and ending with
an unreleased concert from 1972. Wonderful 48 pg book.
Presley, Elvis Elvis Aron Presley 4cds $50 Very hard to get. In fact all the Presley boxes are. Tracks arranged to themes..Tv Specials/ Las Vegas Years/ Lost Singles/ Elvis at the Piano etc
Presley, Elvis G I Blues: the Cafe Europa Sessions $60 Memphis Recording Service. Out of print. 4 hours and 9 minutes and 47 seconds. Suffice to say this is a wonderful set. Suffice to say even further the 100 page book that accompanies this will literally knock your socks off....I am barefoot as I type.
Presley, Elvis Platinum $45 Mainly unreleased tracks. 100 tracks in all and great 48 page book. RCA.
Presley, Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever $45 4cds previously unreleased. 100 rare and previously unheard tracks. Stunning book.
Elvis Presley “King of Rock & Roll: Complete 50s Masters” 5 cds + 92 page full size book. $45 The way to get this if an Elvis fan. Out of print and not hard to understand why.
Elvis Presley “From Nashville to Memphis: the Essential 60s Masters” 5 cds + full size 92 page book $45. Includes some unreleased items.
Procol Harum All This and More: A 4 Disc Compendium 3cd + DVD $50 Nice package includes a 72 page book 52 cd tracks and a 22 track DVD
Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965 $45
Rolling Stones Singles 1965-1967 $45
Rolling Stones Singles 1968-1971 $45
Nice collectable boxes which offer replicas of the rarest original artwork on the early Stones’ singles plus some extras. They are also on special black cds so as to resemble the original vinyl 45s. These are extremely nice...all 3.
Volume 1 has 28 pg booklet + 2 postcards. It has 12cds, 9 in picture sleeves and 3 in replicas of the original Decca cover. These are just how they come.
Volume 2 has 28 page booklet, 3 postcards and poster. It
also has 11 picture sleeve repros of the original singles/eps including an ultra rare Bill Wyman solo
Volume 3 has 28 page booklet, poster and 3 postcards. It has 7 picture sleeve singles/eps including Mick Jagger’s first solo single “Memo from Turner” from teh movie “Performance”. It also has a special 3d cover for “Sympathy for the Devil” and a replica of the Abcko 45 sleeve. There is also a 4 track dvd covering the entire period of the boxes.
Ronstadt, Linda “Box Set” $40 took them ages to come up with the name. 4 cds plus 60 page book 86 tracks including quite a few previously unreleased including a 1974 duet with Emmylou Harris on “Honky Tonk Blues” Now out of print. Couple of
small marks on cover of box. Contents great.
Ross, Diana Forever Diana 4cds $45 Very attractive box which is red
leatherlook with gold lettering & embossed Diana image.
Spans her career with Supremes & Solo including many
Duet. Very detailed 96 page book.
Sellers, Peter “A Celebration of Sellers” EMI $60 4cds featuring albums (Best of Sellers/ Peter & Sophia/ Songs for Swingin’ Sellers & Sellers Market. Each augmented by a stack of bonus tracks. 67 tracks all up. New sealed. How great is his version of “Hard Day’s Night”, one of the bonus tracks
Simon, Carly Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995 $30 3cds + 48 page
book. Has 58 tracks including one of the greatest ever
singles in “You’re So Vain”. James Taylor was her husband &
called her “Big Fella”...yep read it in the Rolling Stone.
Simon, Paul 1964-1993 3cds $40 + 44 page book. Includes 52 tracks
in nice box. Includes some unissued tracks.
Sinatra, Frank The Reprise Collection 4cds $45 in attractive clothbound book style packaging with 36 page book withg fold out centrefold which has pictures of all the albums. 81 tracks
Smith, Bessie Complete Volume 3 2Cds box set Columbia $18. Mainly hard raw blues with a few tinpan alley standards thrown in.
Spector Phil “The Philles Collection” $60 6 great mini lp style cds of classic Spector albums plus one cd of rarities....7 cds in all. Nice thick carboard in the individual sleeves and extra thick box.Very nicely presented with 36 page book. Includes Crystals, Ronettes, Bob E Soxx & Blue Jeans etc. One of the most identifiable sounds of all time. Leon Russell was one of the participants. Bruce Springsteen was certainly influenced.
Springsteen, Bruce Darkness on the Edge of Town Deluxe edition $60
3 cd (including 2 cds of unreleased sessions + 3dvd dvds run for about 6 ½ hours and include 2 full concerts. All is housed in 29 x 21 cm ring binder which has many photos from the sessions as well as Springsteen’s hand written notes.
Springsteen, Bruce “Born to Run 30th Anniversary edition” $30 2 DVDS + CD Vintage 2 hour concert from 1975 0n DVD plus 90 minute documentary. sealed
Springsteen, Bruce “Tracks” HDCD 4 cds $40 4cds of outtakes, b-sides and rarities. Nicely packaged in trifold cover with book. 66 tracks, some of which are quite long as we all would know
Status Quo Rockers Rollin’ : Quo in Time 1972-2000 4 cd + 68 page book. $55 This is out of print and has quite a few unreleased tracks. And ...sorry it does include “Down Down”.
Steely Dan Citizen Steely Dan 4cds + 40 page book $40 Donald
Fagen & Walter Becker were the constants. The early years
Saw some wonderful pop songs such as the great “Reelin’ in the Years” whilst the latter saw some longer work outs.
Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime 3cds(54 tracks) + 80 page book and a DVD $50 This is new and as always Rhino do not adhere to the norm...in 42cm x 14 cm box. Very unusual package. All 4 members contribute to the liner notes. Very artisticially styled box....Gauguin I believe!!
Thompson, Richard RT: the Life and Music of Richard Thompson Rare, classic & previously unrelased 5cds + an absolutely stunning 172 page....yep 172 page book. $80 This includes the rare bonus cd which was only available by writing in and then only on the initial releases. Each cd has a title and each runs a shade under 80 minutes. 1)Walking the Long Miles: Muswell Hill To LA 2) Finding Better Words: The Essnetial Richard Thompson 3) Shiner in the Dark: the Epic Live Workshops 4)The Sonsg PPOur Down Like Silver: The Covers & Sessions 5) Real Rarities and the 6th CD NOT available ..Richard Thompson on the Free Reed label. Also has a booklet about the Vincent, the subject of perhaps his best known song. This is as new....have a sealed copy for $same price but it won’t have the 6th cd....but still may be write in. It also doesn’t cross into the territory of the following box, at all!!!
Thompson, Richard “Walking on a Wire 1968-2009” $60 4cds sealed Shout Factory label.71 classic recordings which covers his solo career as well as Fairport Convention as well as duet recordings with ex wife Linda Thompson. Includes 60 page book all in attractive box.
Torme, Mel The Collection 1944-1985 Rhino 4cd + 64 page book. $40 I’d tend to classify Mel more in the jazz category but then again many are on the look out for his version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” which is available one place and one place only and that is on this set. 89 tracks. As new.
Turner, Tina Collected Recordings Sixties to Nineties 3cds $40
Very attractive 84 page colour book. Long Style box in
Pristine condition. Covers her early career with then
then husband Ike through to her period as the super star
supreme. Very attractive box with gold Tina!!
Velvet Underground Peel Slowly & See 5cd + 88 page book $58 In absolutely pristine condition. 75 tracks including rarities. Andy Warhol’s famous peelable banana adorns the cover. Lots of previously unreleased tracks.
Wainwright, Loudon III “40 Odd Years” $60 sealed 4 cds + DVD. 69 songs from 25 albums plus as additional 22 rare and unreleased tracks. The DVD contains a 60 minute documentary “One Man Guy” plus a bunch of live performances bringing the dvd time to around 200 minutes. A clever and humorous artist who has been married to one of the McGarrigles and one of the Roches. Great box. Fans will immediately know what the song titles “IDTTYWLM” and the very politically incorrect “IWIWAL” expand to.
Waters, Muddy The King of Chicago Blues $48 4cd+ 44 pg book
This is a nice book style box which has 96 tracks . The 4 cds run for over 5 hours each have a separate title. Hits &
Inspirations/ Some Roots Recycled/ They Call Me Muddy ` Waters & Muddy Rocks Out.
White, Barry Just for You 3cds $30 + 32 page . Includes work with Love Unlimited Orch. Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes & solo.
Nice long box style package.
Who Singles Box $45 Out of print box from Polydor which
contains 12cds, a& b sides which replicate the original 45
packaging and includes 2 new recordings and a 16 page booklet.
Winwood, Steve “The Finer things” 4 cds + 48 page book. Great career spanning box covering his tenure with Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and of course solo $45
XTC Coat of Many Cupboards 4 cds of rarities. $55 Long style box with 80 page book.Out of print. As new.
Yankovic, Weird Al Permanent Record 4cds $50 + 60 page book. This is long out of print. Al has been around for a long time and that is due fact he is genuinely funny and clever
Young, Neil “Official Release Series Discs 1-4” 24 K Gold LIMITED edition. $110 These may have been included in the country section. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE STANDARD JEWEL CASE EDITION sold in Australia. These are gold discs a la Mobile Fidelity. They are genuine gold, which gives better sound as the laser is able to read more of the encoded signal. BTW, some discs claim to be gold but are merely gold covered. If you have a disc claiming to be a gold limited edition you can see if it is real by holding up to your eye. You can actually see through the real ones. These ARE real. They also replicate the packaging of the original lps with double fold covers and inserts. These are also numbered editions has Neil Young/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere/ After the Goldrush (his best)/ Harvest (his biggest seller). Incidentally an Australian release of a later Neil Young album, “Harvest Moon” purports to have a gold disc but in that case it is gold colour only.
Zombie Zombie Heaven 4cds + 72 pg book Ace UK $55 From their early hit “She’s Not There” through their classic album “Odessey & Oracle” and their subsequent career revitalisation with “Time of the Season”, a surprise US number 1. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent were the leaders.
ZZ Top “Chrome Smoke & Barbecue” $80 Rhino still sealed This is out of print and hard to get. It includes an 88 page book plus a flip book...this is the one where you flip through the pages and it looks like a movie. Contains 80 tracks. This is the special edition in the shape of a Texas Roadshack replete with corrugated iron roof. Well it looks like corrugated iron. Also includes figures of the band and a bbq table set with the finest!! “La Grange” is a superb track.
Atlantic Vocal Groups 1951-1963 4cds + book $45 Great companion to the previous cd 12”x12” box on the limited edition Rhino Handmade label 82 tracks including some absolute rarities,
Beat Generation Rhino 3cds + 60 page book. $50 The beatnik generation featuring Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, Lord Buckley etc, as well as songs including the king of the 50s tv hipsters, Ed Kookie Byrnes and “Kookie’s Mad Pad”. As you may expect there is a Tom Waits song and Maynard G Krebs gets referenced in the book.
Brain in a Box The Science Fiction Section 5cds + 200 page hardcover book $110 Rhino’s most eccentric box and that is really saying something. Each cd has a theme. Movie themes/ TV Themes/ Pop/ Incidental lounge/ Novelty. Has a fabulous 3d cover of....a brain in a box. Very collectable now.
Various “Broadside: Best of Broadside 1962-1988” $60 Smithsonian Folkways. Great package. The 5cds running a tad under 5 and a half hours are housed in a a 160 page spiral bound book which fits inside a neat hard slip case. Each of the 89 songs has its own page. Great artists including known and unknowns...”Blind Boy Grunt” may be better known as Bob Dylan but did you know that Janis Ian was Blind Girl Grunnt!! Also Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter Lafarge, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Richard Farina etc. Broadsides are classified as “topical songs” but may be called “protest songs”. Each entry includes song lyrics and discographical details. An essential set in my mind for anyone who likes any of the artists mentioned above Fabulous box.
Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions 5cds in Metal framed case with 72 pg
book. $60 Norman Granz was the man behind Verve Records and began a series of all star concerts which were originally held at the Philharmonic Hall in Los Angeles. Soon he took these tours on the road but they still were known as “Jazz at the Philharmonic”. This set collects some of the best long jams recorded between 1952 and 1954. Sound is superb, something Verve was famous for. Among those on this are Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Stand Getz, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Herb ellis, Buddy Rich etc etc, soem tracks go for nearly 20 minutes. The solos are all handed round and then the central theme is replayed. These are great. The sound is spectacular
Doctors:Professors: Kings & Queens The Big Ol’ Box of new Orleans” 4cd 84 page book on Shout Factory Over 5 hours featuring the likes of Fats Domino, Dr John, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Buckwheat Zydeco plus a lot you’ev never heard of etc $60. Sealed 85 tracks.
Doo Wop Box 3 $70 Rhino Out of print. One and Two are also out of print but 3 is already the hardest to get. Interesting that the 4 cds each have a theme. The Hits/ Should Have Been Hits/ Celebrity Picks/ Modern Doo Wop. Celebrity pickers include Dion (perhaps the greatest white doo-wopper), Leiber & Stoller...Robert Plant & Keith Richards!!! 101 tracks
Loud fast & Out of Control The Wild Sounds of 50’s Rock Rhino $100 4cds + 88 page book which is as much about pop culture as the music. This is another classic out of print set. 104 tracks. It does feature a lot of the better known artists but no one presents them like Rhino. Out of print.
Finding Their Voice Century of Recorded Poetry Rhino 4cds $40 This almost needs its own category as it features poets and beat poets so guess a natural to go with the preceding “Beat Generation” box 52 page hard cover book.
Forever Changing The Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963-1973 $60 Excellent 5cd history of Elektra Records which includes a stunning 76 page book with a track by track rundown. For a label that started as a folk label with the likes of Judy Collins, Bob Gibson and co it quickly developed with rock legends The Doors, blues rock of Paul Butterfield and co co-existing with the protest singers Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs. Lots of rarities which make it even more appealing. Each song, all 117 of them has its own separate entry in the wonderful book New & sealed. Naturally a brilliant Rhino label offering.
Harry Smith Project Revisited $50 2cds + 2 DVDs + 40 page book. Harry Smith’s original set is generally accepted as the definitive collection of American folk music and this features modern performers doing 30th and 40s songs eg Steve Earle does “Prison Cell Blues” originally performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1928 & on the Blind Lemon track...Lou Reed does “See My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Have a Nice Decade The 70s Pop Culture Box $90 160 trcaks over 7 cds ...the best from Rhino’s Have a Nice Day series. What sets this apart is two fold...great book and secondly the box is covered with real carpet complete with a smiley face. Yep, you better belive it.
Hot Rods & Custom Classics Rhino $100 This is an out of print box in absolutely as new condition and includes all the extras. 4cds + 68 page book, plus additional book...fluffy dice to hang from the rear view mirror, transfers etc. Every imaginable song about drag racing and hot rods is included. And the presentation will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music BMG Legacy $60
Amazing project under the direction of Harry Belafonte. 5 cds + DVD + 140 page clothbound hard cover book. Various
themes are explored: The Roots / Shouts & Early Spirituals/
Louisiana Creole/ Slave Christmas/ Underground Railroad/
The War/ Country Moods/ City Moods/ Ballads & Frolics/
Bad Men, Booze & Minstrels/ Muscle & Sweat & My God is a
Rock. Box is approx. 30cmx 23cm x 6cm. Small split on top
of box. All as new otherwise.
Mercury Blues ‘N Rhythm Story 1945-1955 Mercury Very hard to get out of print box. 8 cds 88 page book and 211 tracks, This is a long style box with a very attractive gilt edging. Artists include Jay McShann, Johnny Otis, Buddy Johnson, Dinah Washington, Jay Hawkins, Big Bill Broonzy etc $100 This is pristine as it gets
Midwinter A Celebration of the Folk Music of Christmas & the Turning of the Year $70 The Christmas box to end all Christmas boxes. Avoids any of the standards and has an amazing 140 page book which details every song. It covers all number of artists from John Fahey, Richard Farina with Bob Dylan on “Xmas Island” (yep the title is spelt that way) through to John Prine, Jethro tull, Loudon Wainwrihght III and the Strawbs. From the fabulous Free Reed label.
Monterey International Pop Festival $48.Includes many artists who were at Woodstock such as Country Joe & the Fish, the Who and the show stealer (for both) Jim Hendrix. Also features Byrds, Butterfield Blues Band, Booker T & MGS Otis Redding (he was extraordinary) etc This is 4cds in jewel case in a hard cardboard box with 24 page booklet.
NUGGETS SERIES (all Rhino)
Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 $60 29 x 23 cm
Bound book style Nice matte style with silver writing.
The cds are included in a special slip in slot in the book, which is 120 pages with rare photos of all the artists so famed in the San Francisco area. Includes 77 tracks by the well known (Grass Roots/ Country Joe & the Fish/ Beau Brummels/ Janis Joplin) through the semi knowns and then the real rarities.
Nuggets Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelia Era Rhino $80. Sealed box 91 garage rock tracks with 100 page book. Classic box set.
Nuggets II Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond Rhino $100 This is as new. It is very rare now. Do a check. Has great 100 page book and has a few iconic Australian tracks in the mix. Classic series.
Where the Action Is Los Angels Nuggets 1965-1968 $60 29 x 23 cm
Sunset Strip revisited with The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Elctric Prunes, Lee Hazelwood, Byrds, Tim Buckley etc 48 page hard bond book package. Like all in this series, an absolute must.
RESPECT: A History of Women in Music Rhino 5cd + 84 pg book all in a delightful velvet/felt covered box $60 . Each cd has a specific theme:
1. Broadway, Blues & the Truth
2. Torch, Twang & Swing
3. Shoop, Shoop, Motown, Get Down
4. Rock to Electric Shock
5. Hip hop,Pop & Passion.
Also includes 7 postcards suitable for framing....all in
A Picasso style by Christine Haberstock.
Rock & Skiffle Brit Beat begins 4cds (Proper) $20 40 page book And 100 tracks from Donegan (natch!!)/ Tommy Steele/ Vipers/ Ken Colyer/ even a track of the Goons and some Winifred Atwell. Last copy
Say it Loud A Celebration of Black Music in America Rhino $60
Real steal. 6 cds + 76 page book, includes blues, soul ,a bit of jazz, a bit of country, rock etc all interspersed with short speeches which define the rise to equality and the horrible notion of racism. So it is also an historical document. Some tracks are really hardline such as James Brown “”Say it Loud: I’m Black & I’m Proud” and Sly Stone “Don’t Call Mr Nigger Whitey”. Wow!!
Testify: The Gospel Box $55 Rhino
Wonderful set of black gospel by the best US proponent of
the box set. Features a red cover hard book like structure
which brilliantly looks exactly like a bible, complete with gold leaf pages. Includes 52 pg book. 50 tracks.
The Transports The Full Story of the First Fleet Transported to Australia 1787-88 and the classic Ballad Opera That it Inspired $60 As much a historic document. This has the original 1977 album which Melody Maker voted “Folk Album of the Year”. There is a 132 page book describing the history of the First Fleet and of the English Transported Convicts, a full discography and a full discography of the 1977 and 2004 versions. Both are the product of Peter Bellamy, a mainstay of the English Folk scene and feature mainstays of the British Folk scene....Peter Bellamy, AMrtin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Simon Nicol, June Tabor, Steve Tilston, Norma Waterson to name but a few.
Vee Jay Celebrating 40 Years of Classic Hits 1953-1993
75 tracks $58 Nice cloth bound box with Gold lettering. 3 cds + 24 page book plus a 7” 45 repro of the Spaniels “Goodnite Sweetheart” on red vinyl. $58 Sealed copy
Washington Square Memoirs:The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 $60 Great Rhino book style box with 72 page book which gives a track by track run down of the 72 songs, Includes rarities like Bonnie Dobson performing her oft-covered “Morning Dew” and Fred Neil’s similarly covered “The Dolphins”. Nice bookend work...starts with Woody and ends with Arlo...that’s Guthrie’s boy. Wonderful.
Woodstock 40 3 Days of Peace & Music $80 This is the 6 cds version which contains many many recordings that didn’t make it to the original album such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tim Hardin, Johnny Winter etc. Also has an excellent 80 page book with many hitherto unseen photographs. Attractive red bookstyle box.
Woodstock Experience Box Rhino 10 cds $90 This is a very rare item in that only a few of the boxes were released. The cds in the box (5 x 2cd sets) were released separately. The set consists of performances at the Woodstock Festival each 2cds set having another famous album by the artist (Shown in brackets) plus a poster. So with the Woodstock performances of each you get the following:
1. Jefferson Airplane (Volunteers)
2. Johnny Winter (Johnny Winter)
3. Sly & the Family Stone (Stand)
4. Santana (Santana)
5. Janis Joplin (Kosmik Blues)
The additional albums are all in nice mini lp repro covers. Apart from the poster you get in each 2cd box you also get a Woodstock poster. Great...betcha 2 Woodstocks on that!
WOW! That Was the 70s $28 8 cds with 7 ½ hours of music from EMI Holland. Comes in a nifty flip top box. Lots of one hit wonders and all styles intertwine perfectly. Disky put out some great boxes.
King of Cool: The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show 6DVDs 10 hrs $45 Time Life The guest list includes stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Fisher, Liberace, Herb Alper etc. Sealed
Woodstock Deluxe edition $48 4 dvds...double the length of the movie. Reprint of the Life Magazine issue that covered the festival...68 pages...Glass holograph...Special Ultimate Collector’s Edition Box.
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