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  • Crayton Pee Wee - 1960 Debut Album (Ltd) (LP)

    Bonus Tracks, High Quality, Limited Edition!

    Originally issued in 1960, the album includes previous Modern sides, some of them dating back to 1948. Featured here is a magnificent mix of emotional blues, jump tunes, electrifying boogies, and soulful ballads. Among the highlights you can find the opener “Texas Hop” – a jumpin’ instrumental with a rockin’ guitar solo and wailing sax, and the instrumental smash “Blues After Hours,” as well as great vocal numbers such as “California Women,” “Tired of Travelin’” and “My Everything,” among others. In addition to the original album, this limited collector’s edition includes 2 bonus tracks from the same period: the sumptuous ”I Love You So,” one of Crayton’s biggest hits, and the electrifying “Poppa Stoppa,” a guitar instrumental with exhilarating staccato picks on the high end of the neck.

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  • Boxmasters - Light Rays (LP)


    After completing their 2019 Speck tour in the fall, The Boxmasters’ Bud and J.D. did as they ordinarily do and went back to the studio with a few songs and started recording. Another album titled Boxmasters ’66 was already finished before the tour, so with only the idea that the new songs would be a follow-up to that the recording process began. Drawing upon the sounds of the Vox Jaguar, Mellotron and Farfisa keyboards The Boxmasters formed their ninth release Light Rays.

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  • Alvin Dave - From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings (LP)


    Produced by Dave Alvin, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, the 16-song collection offers a mix of acoustic blues and ballads to electric bar room blues to folk and country/rock. Featuring songs recorded over the years for his own records and tribute albums, “the majority were recorded for no other reason at all than the sheer kicks of going into a recording studio to make some joyous noise with musicians and singers that I love and admire,” offers Alvin.

    The album includes songs written by Alvin as well songs written by Alvin’s dear friends like Peter Case, Bill Morrissey and Chris Smither, and heroes like Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Earl Hooker, Doug Sahm, Lil’ Hardin Armstrong, Marty Robbins and Bo Carter. There are also contributions from dearly departed comrades like Chris Gaffney, Amy Farris and Bobby Lloyd Hicks and from old Blasters pals like Gene Taylor along with various members of The Guilty Men/Women/Ones.

    “If I had a few extra bucks in my pocket, I’d book a day in the studio, call some old (or new) friends, comrades and co-conspirators to join me and see what would happen,” notes Alvin, “no pressure, no expectations, just making music for the transcendental thrill of, well, making music.” Some of the brilliant accompanists joining Alvin in-studio include Greg Leisz, Cindy Cashdollar, Bob Glaub, Don Heffington, Christy McWilson, Danny Ott, Dale Spalding, and Cindy Wasserman.

    “I consider myself extremely lucky to have had such a stellar collection of musicians to make some noise with and to say that I’m proud of the performances on this release would be a gigantic understatement,” adds Alvin. “And, yeah, of course I played beat up, old guitars on all the songs. I sincerely hope you enjoy these songs (and the musicians/singers bringing them to life). These recordings may be rare, unreleased or little heard but I’m very proud of them and they hold a very special, warm place in my heart. Just like my old guitars.”

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  • Various - Buzzsaw Joint – Cut 7/James And Misty (LP)


    Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of good ol’ trashy rock’n’roll in all its vintage vinyl forms.

    Club top-cat, Fritz, then took the primitive Buzzsaw sounds online with a series of savage Mixcloud mixes created by record fiends from all over the globe. Now, the high-octane energy of Buzzsaw Joint has manifested into the physical form with a run of compilations on Stag-O-Lee.

    Get your ears around the wild’n’weird sounds of the extraordinary and inimitable Buzzsaw Joint!

    For lucky cut number seven we buzz over to Osaka, Japan to sample the collections of a pair of record obsessed lovebirds.

    In 2016 acclaimed Canadian DJ Misty met Night Beat Records store owner and tip-top tune selector James and now they’re inseparable. Alongside digging obscure vinyl out of deep crates worldwide for their store and weekly radiocore.org show ‘Night Beat Radio’, they spin dance-crazed booty shakers together at the wild monthly ‘The!! Beat’ party.

    Dare you not to dance to these twisted selections!

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  • Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin’ Grass 2LP (LP)


    Supersuosittu countrymuusikko Sturgill Simpson julkaisee uuden albumin joulukuussa joka kantaa nimeä Cuttin’ Grass. Kolmannesta albumistaan herra jo pokkasi grammyn ja samalla tipahti myös ehdokkuus vuoden albumiksi.

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  • Fireball Steven - Thunder & Lightning (LP)


    Ruotsin Mr. Breathless vai miten se meni?

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  • Chatham County Line - Speed of the Whippoorwill (LP)


    On their third album in four years, Chatham County Line enlisted producer Brian Paulson to help them bring their raw & ready vision to digital. Featuring ten new Dave Wilson originals, a co-write between him and mandonlinist John Teer, a Teer original, and one by banjoist Chandler Holt, along with a cover of Don Robertson, the formula isn’t all that different — most of this is contemporary bluegrass that could have been recorded in the heyday of the Stanley Brothers or Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Speed of the Whippoorwill is more sophisticated, however, mostly in the lyrics of Wilson, who employs humor along with heartbreak in his songs. There is a more Mark Twain-like view of the world, even if it is obvious in places. Check the lyrics to By the Riverside”: ”Skipped out of work, just to ease my thoughts/Went down to the riverside, just to get lost/Got some fishing line and a hickory limb/Sat there thinking about Huck & Jim.” The bluegrass stomp is plentiful here and it always works: ”Company Blues,” ”Rock Pile,” the breakdown ”Savoy Special,” and ”Coming Home.” Less successful are the ballads, such as the Louvin Brothers-inspired ”They Were Just Children” and ”Waiting Paradise.” They’re too long, even as story-songs, and they are wordy and overly redundant of their forbears. However, the swinging bluegrass of ”Day I Die” is tight, melodic, full of killer harmonies, and punchy as all get out. ”Confederate Soldier” is a straight-up country tune with Greg Reading playing pedal steel, and lyrically it works, but again, it takes too long for the story to reveal itself. For those who enjoyed the first pair of Chatham County Line records, this one will not come as a surprise, but will appear more adventurous. For those just coming to the band, either the band’s self-titled debut or Route 23 would be better places to begin. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide”

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  • Rhyolite Sound - Mojava Gold (Ltd, Coloured) (LP)


    Breaking out of Las Vegas like a bunch of bad characters that just knocked over a bank and have an appointment to keep at a high desert cathouse, here comes The Rhyolite Sound roaring out of Southern Nevada, seasoned in the seedy lounges and casino bars of Sin City where it’s not just smoking that’s still allowed inside, soaked in the kerosene of countless nights playing 3-set gigs, and lit on fire from a high passion for authentic country music.

    For those fans of folks like Whitey Morgan and Jackson Taylor who are tirelessly searching for that hard-twanging and boot stomping country music sound to bust through your high tolerance for honky tonk like 100 Proof, you’ve hit on the mother lode with Mojave Gold. Having spent countless hours entertaining folks often there more for the domestic well specials and quarter slots, they’ve become showmen of the highest order, and deadly tight in their delivery.

    The Rhyolite Sound is not for the faint of heart. The bass drum is pounding, the amps are cranked, the train beat is rolling, and though they butt right up to Southern rock, they still remain decidedly country. Songs of bad decisions and desperation are what they’re all about. There’s no hiding what a song like “Margaritas and Cocaine” is conveying, while a song like “He Can Have Her” is as much of a heartbreaker as any.

    Though no doubt what most punctuates the band’s sound is a hard country style indicative of modern Outlaw music steeped in classic country tradition—and the band looks the part as the kind of cats you’d want on your side in an alley brawl—there’s an emphasis to make sure The Rhyolite Sound is something you can’t just pigeon hole into the stereotypical “Outlaw” sound. Born from the band’s ability to cater a set of music to whatever crowd they find themselves playing in front of, they can roll off the edge a little bit and play country music that’s more traditional and classic as well.

    Larry Rhea is the big burly red-headed front man, and he’s the guy in the driver’s seat for many of the band’s hard-charging songs. But the heavily mustachioed Erik Alesi brings a bit less gruff, and a bit more substance to the band with the Southwester-flavored country song “There I Go,” and the honest and introspective “Ain’t No Outlaw.”

    You may worry an act like this takes themselves too seriously, which is a symptom of some modern Outlaw country bands, but they can play a cover song like Mickey Newbury’s “Why You Been Gone So Long,” and leave the machismo behind to do the song justice. And what really surprises you as the album goes along is how funky some of the songs get. All the tones and textures on Mojave Gold are spot on, including the swanky guitar and keys parts, and the final song “I Think Too Much When I Drink Too Much” catches the band stretching their legs and showcasing their musicianship, which is great throughout the record. The songwriting isn’t always stellar, but the music most definitely is.

    The Rhyolite Sound and Mojave Gold are wickedly entertaining. But some of the shifting of sounds found on this record may be jarring for some, and could leave you wondering, “What is the Rhyolite Sound?” Rhyolite is a type of volcanic rock similar to granite, and can be found around the Las Vegas area. There is also a town called Rhyolite that sits at the edge of the Mojave Desert north and west of Sin City. Forming the band in 2013, these boys are proud of where they’re from, and looking to put Southern Nevada on the country music map through this record.

    It’s a bit curious why ol’ Sin City didn’t become more of a hot spot for country music aside from nostalgia shows in the corporate casinos, Tanya Tucker starting her career in nearby Henderson, and that Flying Burrito Brothers song. With its proximity to Bakersfield and its draw on Outlaws and bad characters, you would think it would have it own distinct scene. But it does boast its own distinct country band, and it’s hard, it’s heavy, it’s unapologetic, and it’s to be enjoyed by country audiences well beyond the Desert Southwest.

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  • Neil Fred - Same (Ltd, Coloured) (LP)


    Clear colored vinyl LP pressing.

    A moody NYC masterpiece from The Village circa ’66! New York folk artist Fred Neil’s eponymous second album may not have been a sales smash, but it inspired countless contemporaries, from Jefferson Airplane to Crosby, Stills & Nash, to Harry Nilsson. It was the latter’s cover of ”Everybody’s Talkin’,” featured in the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack, that garnered Neil his greatest notoriety, but the album is full of shimmering, surreal gems, like ”The Dolphins” and the stunning ”Faretheewell.” Neil disappeared into reclusiveness not long after, but his legacy as a thoughtful, complex songwriter lives on. With a deeply resonant voice that exudes a hundred different things at once – pain, joy, weariness, and decades of experience – Fred Neil created an influential body of work that far outweighs it’s modest size. Few artists from the vibrant early ’60s Greenwich Village folk scene had more staying power than this legendary recluse, a figure who inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, and countless others.

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  • Reed Lulu - Blue and Moody (LP)


    Rare 1958 KING albumi uusintapainoksena!

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  • Kessel Barney - Live At The Jazz Mill 1954, Vol 2 (LP)


    This is another album of relaxed, swingin’ jazz from Kessel and the Jazz Millers–Pete Jolly-piano, Art Kile-drums, and Gene Stoffel-bass. Like the first volume, these tapes come from a young audiophile who brought his tape machine into the club to record various performers playing there. The sound is warm and actually pretty clean sounding, with a feel of the ’50s. Both volumes are issued on the Modern Harmonic label which is part of the Sundazed label. The disc slips into a pocket in the wallet style cardboard package. There’s a nice two page essay on the inside panels and a track list, photo of the group, and recording info on the back cover.

    This is a good chance for Kessel and/or jazz guitar fans in general to hear a true master of jazz guitar, playing with a small sympathetic group. The ’50s is when Kessel was either near or at the top of jazz polls, and these live tapes will show why that was. Jolly’s piano is also a great feature here. His playing accents Kessel’s lyrical style–listen to ”Tea For Two” as just one example of how well they play together.

    Like the first volume, this album is filled with standards like ”Indian Summer”, ”Blue Moon” (with a nice bass solo), ”I Can’t Get Started” (a beautiful version), ”Godchild” (Kessel’s playing is especially lyrical), and a couple of other tunes. The small club ambience helps define this music–a good example of jazz in a small club that didn’t last a year before closing it’s doors. That fact makes these tapes not only rare, but historic as well. And Kessel’s and the group’s relaxed familiarity with these tunes makes for a good listening experience.

    Kessel fans should check out both volumes. Both are full of Kessel in his prime, backed by a fine pianist and a rhythm section that is never intrusive yet pushed the music along nicely. For swinging, fluid, ’50s jazz guitar, both volumes deserve attention from fans. Both are good examples of what small gigs were like during this era. Can you imagine what it would be like to walk into a small club like the Jazz Mill and hear Kessel during his best years? Both volumes can sit next to other Kessel albums from this prime era.

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  • Cochran Wayne - Same (180 gram, Gatefold) (LP)


    Signed by Chess, Cochran and the Riders released their first LP in 1967. Produced by Abner Spector with sessions at Miami’s Criteria Studios and Muscle Shoals’ Fame Studios, the cleverly-titled ”Wayne Cochran” offered up a mix of popular R&B and soul songs which apparently served as a reflection of the group’s live act. To be honest, if you were looking for something original and ground breaking, this wasn’t the place to start. While Cochran’s performances were quite energetic (having one of the era’s tightest backing bands certainly didn’t hurt), none of the twelve arrangements strayed far from the originals. I’m guessing that most of the things that supposedly made these guys such a killer live act simply couldn’t be replicated on vinyl – not to imply that the collection was bad. It wasn’t. Individually most of the songs were quite good, but it you were familiar with the originals, stripped of Cochran’s in-concert craziness, they simply couldn’t compete.

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  • Allman Sheldon - Folk Songs For The 21st Century (Ltd, Plutonium green) (LP)


    A time capsule of atomic-age country, radioactive rockabilly, and other-wordly melodies! Sheldon Allman (the singing voice of Mr. Ed!) brings you this long-out-of-print bunker full of plutonium-charged songs about space and destruction. Features “Crawl Out Through The Fallout” and “Radioactive Mama,” as heard in the Fallout video game series! Modern Harmonic proudly resurrects this wonderfully mystifying LP!

    A true creative treasure, the Chicago born and Canada raised Sheldon Allman was a graduate of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Known well as an actor, Sheldon also composed and sung the theme song for 60’s cartoon cult classic George Of The Jungle. Additionally, as the singing voice of Mr. Ed, he released a 45 of “Pretty Little Filly” and “The Empty Feedbag Blues.” Most rare and coveted of his musical treasures was Folk Songs For The 21st Century, a concept album with a twisted futuristic outer space take on the atom craze. As an actor, Allman has over 50 credits to his name including films Hud!, In Cold Blood, and various roles on anything from Little House On The Prairie to the Twilight Zone. Modern Harmonic has taken this lost treasure and celebrates its eclectic rockabilly-ish uniqueness on plutonium green vinyl!!!

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  • Various - Jazz For Hi-fi Lovers (LP)


    A smart set of fine beat-era jazz, beautifully programed and compiled for the hi-fi in your home! Includes some of the top players of the era – Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, Gene Roland, and others – in selections suited for a swingin’ starlit session! Jazz for Hi-Fi Lovers, from the original mono reels and pressed on colored vinyl!

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  • Roadrunners - Same (LP)


    All tracks side one are mono. All tracks side two are stereo.
    All Tracks recorded between 1966-1967.

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  • Spastiks - Go To Hell (LP)


    New 2020 release from U.S. psychobilly band, THE SPASTIKS!
    This time with Zteben on drums, who also plays slap bass for KLAX!

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  • Chatham County Line - Sight & Sound 2LP+DVD (LP)


    One summer evening in downtown Raleigh, NC, Chatham County Line set up shop at a stately theater filled with hundreds of their most devoted fans and captured for the ages what they do best: gathering around a single microphone to play and sing their own songs.

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  • Chatham County Line - Tightrope LP + CD (LP)


    Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line bring a deep reverence for traditional American roots music and timeless bluegrass instrumentation to insightful, poetic original songs that are powerfully contemporary yet rich with the complex resonance of their southern heritage. Over the course of six studio albums and performances around the world, they have pursued a singular style that is entirely their own, yet connects with audiences from all walks.

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