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Roy Clark - The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark (1963) Remastered 1999

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Roy Clark - The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark (1963) Remastered 1999

Roy Clark - The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark (1963) Remastered 1999
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Label: Razor & Tie | # 7930182193-2 | Time: 00:30:11 | Scans included
Instrumental Country, Rock & Roll, Guitar Virtuoso

Originally recorded for Capitol Records in his pre-Hee-Haw days (1963), this is Roy Clark's instrumental album, an all-guitar fest that showcases the country artist's amazing chops. Kicking off with a warp-speed version of "Twelfth Street Rag" that actually gets doubles in tempo by the final chorus, this album features a brace of generic "twistin''' instrumentals (read: public domain tunes given a twist beat) like "Texas Twist," "Weeping Willow Twist," "Wildwood Twist" ("Wildwood Flower"), "Golden Slippers," and "Over the Waves," rocked up cha-cha's like "Pink Velvet Swing" and Bob Wills' "A Maiden's Prayer," and boogies like the closing "Chicken Wire." Produced by Ken Nelson and sounding for all the world like it was cut in a single afternoon session, this should open up anyone's eyes and ears who thinks of Roy Clark only as a belly scratchin' fool, telling corny jokes and singing sappy love ballads.

The Delmore Brothers - Golden Selection (2020)

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The Delmore Brothers - Golden Selection (2020)

The Delmore Brothers - Golden Selection (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:51:27 | 378 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: Master Tape Records

The Delmore Brothers are not nearly as well-known as such early country giants as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, and Hank Williams. The reasons for this, upon close inspection of their work, are not readily apparent. They were one of the greatest early country harmonizers, drawing from both gospel and Appalachian folk. They were skilled songwriters, penning literally hundreds of songs, many of which have proven to be durable. Most important, they were among the few early traditional country acts to change with the times, and pioneer some of those changes. Their recordings from the latter half of the 1940s married traditional country to boogie beats and bluesy riffs. In this respect they laid a foundation for rockabilly and early rock & roll, and rate among the most important white progenitors of those forms.

Johnny Cash - The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 (2020) {7CD Set, Universal Music 0602567726951}

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Johnny Cash - The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 (2020) {7CD Set, Universal Music 0602567726951}

Johnny Cash - The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 (2020) {7CD Set, Universal Music 0602567726951}
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© 1986-91, 2020 Mercury / UMe ‎| 0602567726951
Country / Country-Pop / Traditional Country / Country-Folk

In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Country music legend Johnny Cash released his first album on Mercury Records – Class Of ’55, in collaboration with fellow Sun Records alumni Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Seven years later, his last recording before signing with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings would be another collaboration, “The Wanderer”, with U2.

John Anderson - Cheatin' Songs: The Warner Singles (2020)

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John Anderson - Cheatin' Songs: The Warner Singles (2020)

John Anderson - Cheatin' Songs: The Warner Singles (2020)
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Genre: Country / Label: Warner Music

Neo-honky tonker John Anderson was born in Apopka, Florida, in 1955 and grew up listening to rock & roll, until he discovered country music at age 15 through Merle Haggard. He moved to Nashville in the early '70s, showing up at his sister's house with no warning, and worked a variety of odd jobs (including one as a roofer for the Grand Ole Opry) while playing clubs at night. Eventually, all the hard work paid off with a contract for Warner Bros., and Anderson released his first single in 1978. His self-titled debut album appeared in 1980 and helped signal the rise of the new traditionalist movement, drawing critical praise as well.

Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

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Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:11:30 | 627 Mb
Genre: Country, Folk, Bluegrass / Label: Self Release

Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting. HOME, Strings’ remarkable second studio album, is undoubtedly the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist’s bravest excursion thus far, completely rewiring bluegrass with elements of punk, country, folk rock, and genuine psychedelic exploration to fashion something altogether his own.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}
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© 1964-69, 1995 Bear Family Records | BCD 15879 FI
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

Here's the conclusion of our complete Flatt & Scruggs retrospective. It takes us through the period of their greatest success in the 1960s, leading to the break-up. They were taking bluegrass music into places it had never been, and cutting some brilliant and innovative music along the way. The core of this set is 12 albums including the 'Strictly Instrumental' set with Doc Watson, the live Vanderbilt Concert, and 'The Story Of Bonnie & Clyde.' This set is rounded out with a Gordon Terry square-dance album on which Flatt & Scruggs are the back-up musicians, and on which the calls have been omitted.

Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)

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Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)

Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)
FLAC tracks | 53:14 | 347 Mb
Genre: Country, Rock / Label: Mercury Nashville

Johnny Cash was one of the most imposing and influential figures in post-World War II country music. With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sound. Cash didn't sound like Nashville, nor did he sound like honky tonk or rock & roll. He created his own subgenre, falling halfway between the blunt emotional honesty of folk, the rebelliousness of rock & roll, and the world-weariness of country. Cash's career coincided with the birth of rock & roll, and his rebellious attitude and simple, direct musical attack shared a lot of similarities with rock.

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

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Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)
FLAC tracks | 55:58 | 204 Mb
Genre: Folk, Blues, Country / Label: Music Manager

At the forefront of folk music as egalitarian fights in the United States, the songwriter was undeniably ahead. Claimed Influence of Dylan, Springsteen, Joan Baez and many others, Pete Seeger is somehow the mentor of the Masters of protest folk and rock music.A man of conviction born on May 3, 1919, Pete Seeger had been using his banjo since the early 40s to play songs that went beyond entertainment. A proponent of useful music, he made his own the mouthpiece of his ideas. Like the famous We Shall Overcome which he popularized in the 50s and will become a real anthem of civil rights in the United States.

Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca--Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}

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Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca--Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}

Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca–Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}
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© 1950', 2007 Decca / Bear Family Records | BCD 16866 AH
Country / Honky Tonk / Traditional Country

A fresh slant on the king and originator of honky tonk music, a full CD of his up-tempo recordings, including era-defining hits like Walking The Floor Over You, You Nearly Lose Your Mind, and Drivin' Nails In My Coffin. The next best thing to a night at a Texas honky tonk circa 1950 minus the guns and cigarette smoke. These recordings ooze character and believability. Tubb's voice wavers off-key here and there, but the gritty realism and human warmth more than compensate. Ernest Tubb made records that could only be Ernest Tubb records. The contrast with the cookie-cutter similarity and artificial perfection of today's country music could not be more obvious. Includes a 32-page booklet.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}
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© 1959-63, 1992 Columbia / Bear Family Records | BCD 15559 EI
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

While the first Flatt & Scruggs box on Bear Family documented the band's development over its first 11 years – 1948-1959 – this set captures the band at the height of its meteoric rise to fame into the stuff of legend. First and foremost, Flatt & Scruggs eclipsed the fame of their mentor, Bill Monroe by having six charting singles in Billboard between the mid-'50s and 1960. They also got reviewed in Playboy and Downbeat magazines and began to play the Newport Folk Festival and appear on stages with Joan Baez, Cisco Houston, the Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels, Woody Guthrie, John Jacob Niles, and many others.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}
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© 1948-59, 1991 Columbia / Bear Family Records | BCD 15472 DH
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

The first of four box sets documenting the complete recordings of Flatt & Scruggs as a working band, this one detailing the group's first 11 years is generally considered the most essential. These 113 tracks represent the duo's complete Mercury recordings on disc one and the beginning of their Columbia sides on discs two through four. There is one completely unissued cut, and the entire package has been remastered and contains copious liner notes.

The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}

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The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}

The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}
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© 1945-54, 2005 King Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 1074
Country / Close Harmony / Country Boogie / Honky Tonk

This great country duo was in its prime when the material on this 24-song compilation was recorded for King from the mid-'40s to the mid-'50s. This isn't the cream of that crop, as much of that was been collected on an earlier, superior Ace anthology, Freight Train Boogie. As a secondary collection, however, it presents some always respectable and often very good hillbilly music. It concentrates on sides that hadn't previously been reissued on CD, or reissued at all, including half a dozen outtakes and alternate takes that hadn't been released anywhere, and repeating little from the Freight Train Boogie compilation.

Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}

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Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}

Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}
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© 1920'-50', 2001 Proper Records | PROPERBOX29
Country / Folk / Bluegrass / Hillbilly / North American Traditions / Old-Timey

The 109 cuts in this box set document the evolution of bluegrass from its roots in early 20th-Century mountain string bands. Before the set ends in 1950, Bill Monroe, followed shortly thereafter by the Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs, has formalized a genre – it had yet to be called "bluegrass" – from which formula, more than half a century later, performers within the genre depart at their peril. The songs (and occasional instrumentals) are well chosen, and the sound quality is cleaner and sharper than one would expect from vintage recordings, some going back to the late 1920s.

Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}

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Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}

Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}
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© 1947-53, 2002 King Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 857
Country / Country-Boogie / Traditional Country / Hillbilly

Wayne Raney's considerable legacy hadn't been well served by the CD era at the time of this 2002 release. This 25-track anthology is a good if imperfect start to correcting that imbalance. It's imperfect because it doesn't by any means have every significant King side waxed by this important country-boogie singer and harmonica player. In fact, it hardly renders the best prior CD compilation of Raney's work (Songs of the Hills) redundant, since about half of the songs on that budget-looking disc don't appear here.

J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)

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J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)

J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:09:57 | 384 Mb
Genre: Rock, Blues Country / Label: Hobo

With his laid-back rootsy style, J.J. Cale was best-known for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," songs that Eric Clapton later made into hits. But Cale's influence wasn't only through songwriting – his distinctly loping sense of rhythm and shuffling boogie became the blueprint for the adult-oriented roots rock of Clapton and Mark Knopfler, among others. Cale's refusal to vary the sound of his music over the course of his career caused some critics to label him as a one-trick pony, but he managed to build a dedicated following with his sporadically released recordings, several of which, including four singles between 1972 and 1976, entered the Top 100.