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  • Frizzell Lefty - Saginaw Michigan / The Sad Side Of Love / Puttin’ On (3 classic albums + 13 bonus) 2CD (CD)

    18,00

    • There are few artists in country music more highly praised, or influential, as Lefty Frizzell. With a vocal styling often imitated but never matched, he found one of his greater advocates in Merle Haggard though musicians such as Keith Whitley, Johnny Rodriguez and Randy Travis were amongst others who also acknowledged his influence on their work.

    • The son of an oil field worker, William Orville Frizzell was born in Corsicana, Texas on 31st March 1928 but raised in Dorado, Arkansas when his family moved there shortly after his birth.

    • In a 25 year recording career, he gave country some of its most iconic recordings, adding a highly distinctive, vowel-bending singing style to the honky-tonk sounds of his native Texas. But with success came the demons and Lefty Frizzell was also one of the music’s most tragic figures.

    • He paid the price for the years of heavy drinking and this, combined with high blood pressure, led to him suffering a massive stroke. He died on 19th July 1975. He was just 47 years old.

    • Seven years later, his considerable contribution to country music was recognised in his induction to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.

    • In 1964 the “Saginaw Michigan” album reached No. 2 in the album charts and the title track spent four weeks at No. 1 in the singles chart remaining there for 26 weeks.

    • ‘The “Sad Side of Love” (1965) and “Puttin’ On’” (1967) appear on a UK CD for the first time.

    • This fabulous release also features 16 Bonus Tracks that were released as singles between 1964 and 1971.

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  • Wynette Tammy - Only Lonely Sometimes / Soft Touch / Good Love And Heartbreak / Even The Strong Get Lonely (2CD) (CD)

    18,00

    • All four albums appear for the first time on CD.

    • Tammy Wynette, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, was one of the genre’s truly iconic figures. The much-beloved entertainer, during a twenty-seven year recording career, saw the release of 42 studio albums and charted 73 singles.

    • Tammy’s first two singles in 1980, “He Was There (When I Needed You)” and “Starting Over” just scraped into the Top 20 (both halted their chart rise at No. 17) and the time seemed right for a change. Billy Sherrill, who had launched the singer back in 1966 and was responsible for all her recording through subsequent years, bowed out with her 21st album on Epic Records, ‘Only Lonely Sometimes’, a collection that Cashbox magazine critiqued “Tammy kicks off a new decade with a powerful album”. George Richey, Tammy’s husband, now took over as her record producer.

    • The other three albums in this collection, ‘Soft Touch’ (1982), ‘Good Love & Heartbreak’ (1982), and ‘Even The Strong Get Lonely’ (1983), were Richey productions and, like Sherrill’s earlier work, featured the cream of Nashville session musicians. Each album also possessed two chart singles, the most successful of them, “Another Chance”, rising to No. 8. The other singles were “You Still Get To Me In My Dreams”, “A Good Night’s Love”, “I Just Heard A Heart Break (And I’m So Afraid It’s Mine), “Unwed Fathers” and “Still In The Ring”.

    • Tammy Wynette’s name never vanished from the charts right up until her death on April 6th 1998 at the tragically early age of 55.

    • She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later that year.

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  • Parton Dolly - Run, Rose, Run (Ltd) (LP)

    37,00

    Country/Bluegrass album, Run, Rose, Run that will be released along with a novel co-written with the famed author, James Patterson, sharing the title Run Rose Run. The 12 songs were inspired by the book storyline and feature Country and Bluegrass artists; Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent, The Issacs, and Dailey & Vincent. Dolly & James will be doing book and album promotions together – presenting a unique co-marketing opportunity.

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  • Parton Dolly - Run, Rose, Run (CD)

    17,00

    Country/Bluegrass album, Run, Rose, Run that will be released along with a novel co-written with the famed author, James Patterson, sharing the title Run Rose Run. The 12 songs were inspired by the book storyline and feature Country and Bluegrass artists; Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent, The Issacs, and Dailey & Vincent. Dolly & James will be doing book and album promotions together – presenting a unique co-marketing opportunity.

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  • Wood Bobby - If I’m A Fool For Loving You: The Complete 1960’s Recordings (2CD) (CD)

    18,00

    • Pianist and Keyboard player Bobby Wood is steeped in Memphis Music. Nowadays he is an in-demand songwriter and session musician for Dan Auerbach, Garth Brooks, and many others, all of whom want a touch of his Memphis magic.

    • Here is where it all began, his own 60’s singles, many recorded at Sun studios, including his first single on Sun Records in 1961. From country rock’n’roll into country pop all were recorded with producer Stan Kesler, initially released on JOY Records 1963-1965. Wood then released some organ stirring-with horns country-got-soul singles on MGM from 1967-1969.

    • By the MGM time Wood was also working in sessions as a member of The Memphis Boys, the incredibly successful team of studio musicians put together by Chips Moman at his American Sound Studios in Memphis, on the recordings of B. J. Thomas, Dusty Springfield, Sandy Posey, The Box Tops, Joe Tex and more, most notably Elvis Presley.

    • Elvis Presley covered Woods’ single ‘If I’m A Fool For Loving You’.

    • All the singles and Wood’s one LP are here, mastered from the original tapes, on Disc One. Also included are previously unreleased tracks – the stereo mixes from the only surviving multi track tape in the JOY archive, and ‘Who’s The Fool Now’ from the 1965 My Special Angel recording session, plus the MGM singles, on Disc Two.

    • All but two of the tracks are on CD for the first time.

    • Produced with a detailed booklet and comprehensive essay by Austin Powell on this period in Bobby’s career, with input from Bobby and photographs from his personal archive.

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  • Walker Jerry Jeff - Mr. Bojangles – The Atco/Elektra Years 5CD Boxset (CD)

    35,00

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    The five albums Jerry Jeff Walker recorded for ATCO and ELEKTRA between 1968 and 1979.

    Inspired by Bob Dylan, a host of Singer Songwriters came to the fore and one of the most significant was Jerry Jeff Walker. He merged Folk, Country and Rock and as well as writing his own classic compositions and being a natural storyteller, he encouraged young songwriters and gave many of them their own start. Garth Brooks, Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green and Jack Ingram were all inspired by him.

    He wasn’t born Jerry Jeff Walker. Ronald Clyde Crosby was born in Oneonta, Otsego County, New York State on 16th March 1942. That’s not a bad name but it’s not as good as Jerry Jeff Walker. Jerry Jeff re-invented himself as a lone star Texas country rocker and today is a major figure in the Austin musical community.

    His most famous song is ‘Mr Bojangles’. This affectionate song became a US Top 10 Hit for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and has been recorded by Sammy Davis Jr., Nilsson, Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and Robbie Williams. President Nixon once said it was his favourite song.

    This CD set also includes compositions by Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Lee Clayton and John D. Loudermilk.

    Trivia: ‘Mr Bojangles’ is NOT about Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, a tap dancer who found fame in films with Shirley Temple, as Sammy Davis Jr. thought.

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  • Jennings Waylon - Singer Of Sad Songs / The Taker-Tulsa / Good Hearted Woman / Ladies Love Outlaws (2CD)

    18,00

    • One of the finest country singers of all time, Waylon Jennings ranked No. 7 in Rolling Stone magazine’s poll of 100 greatest country artists.

    • In a 37 year recording career Waylon achieved 100 country chart singles and 60 chart albums.

    • He led the “Outlaw” music movement of the mid-1970s together with Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser.

    • Waylon hailed from a dirt farm on the outskirts of Littlefield, a small town on the Texas side of Highway US-84 that ran from Lubbock across state into Clovis, New Mexico, two significant music towns.

    • He was born Wayland Arnold Jennings on 15th June 1937 but, due to a mistake by a Baptist preacher, the name was recorded as Waylon.

    • Waylon played bass guitar for Buddy Holly on the ill-fated “Winter Dance Party” tour in 1959. On 3rd February 1959 he famously gave up his seat to The Big Bopper on the private plane hired by Holly. The plane crashed that night killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens as well as The Big Bopper.

    • Waylon Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

    • He died of diabetes on 13th February 2002.

    • These 4 albums on 2 CDs were recorded between 1970 and 1972 and are available for the first time in this format.

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  • Jennings Waylon - Love Of The Common People / Hangin´on / Only The Greatest / Jewels (2CD) (CD)

    18,00

    • Four albums on 2 CDs from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee (2001), the late, great
    Waylon Jennings

    • Recorded between 1967 and 1969 and available for the first time in this format.

    • One of the finest country singers of all time, Waylon Jennings ranked No.7 in Rolling Stone magazine’s poll of 100 greatest country artists. In a 37 year recording career Waylon achieved 100 country chart singles and 60 chart albums.

    By 1967, the year in which this collection of albums begins, Waylon Jennings was on the threshold of success. He was signed to RCA Victor, Country Music’s top record label at the time, and working with Chet Atkins, not only one of Nashville’s most successful record producers but a guitarist second to none.

    Although he didn’t secure the greatest success as a singles artist, Waylon enjoyed a plentiful number of album releases, approximately two a year. This collection includes ‘Love Of The Common People’, ‘Hangin’ On’, ‘Only The Greatest’ and ‘Jewels’ which all arrived in the record stores during the period 1967 to 1969. All were produced by Atkins who would also occasionally add his guitar licks to the sessions.

    Jennings would go on to lead the “Outlaw” music movement of the mid-1970s together with Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser. He died of diabetes on 13th February 2002 aged 64.

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  • Jennings Waylon - Folk-Country / Leavin’ Town/ Waylon Sings Ol’ Harlan/ Nashville Rebel (2CD) (CD)

    18,00

    • Four albums on two CDs were recorded between 1966 and 1967, available for the first time in this format.

    • One of the finest country singers of all time, Waylon Jennings ranked No. 7 in Rolling Stone magazine’s poll of 100 greatest country artists. In a 37 year recording career Waylon achieved 100 country chart singles and 60 chart albums.

    • Produced by Chet Atkins who billed Waylon as “Folk Country
    Reflecting Jennings’ Texas roots, his debut ‘Folk-Country’ featured the producer’s regular team of session musicians, living up to Atkins’ vision.

    ‘Leavin’ Town’, his second album, enjoyed much greater success with songs written by
    Gordon Lightfoot, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, Delbert McClinton and Rod McKuen.

    Album three featured Kentucky-born songwriter Harlan Howard’s songs. Howard had moved to Nashville in June 1960, and had become Waylon’s most chosen songwriter during his early days, the collection includes standards like ‘Busted’ and ‘Heartaches By The Number’ as well as songs also recorded by Buck Owens.

    Waylon’s career took an additional boost when he was selected for the lead role in Nashville Rebel, a Country music movie with a big budget for the time, it even possessed a plot (albeit slight), the fourth album here features songs from the soundtrack.

    Waylon Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He died of diabetes on 13th February 2002 aged 64.

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  • Monroe Bill - Father of Bluegrass Music (DVD)

    25,00

    From age-old archival footage to ’90s performances from Monroe’s last years, here’s the most intimate, detailed portrait of the bluegrass icon you’ll find. Jerry Garcia, Roy Acuff and Bill himself shed light on his career, and you’ll see performances by Bill (Uncle Pen; Muleskinner Blues), Lester Flatt, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney, Osborne Brothers, Dolly Parton and more!

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