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VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

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VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

VA - Best Country Album in the World… Ever! (1994) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 800 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 7243 8 44484 2 4 (7243 8 31646 2 2) | Time: 02:08:47
Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk

Almost all of country music's heavies contribute to this two-disc set, and many of the greatest anthems are all present. Forty tracks in all, including 'Rhinestone Cowboy' by Glenn Campbell, Kenny Roger's 'Coward of the County', 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, 'Me & Bobby McGee' by Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette's 'Stand by Your Man', Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', 'Achy Breaky Heart' (Billy Ray Cyrus), The Charlie Daniels Band's 'Devil Went Down to Georgia', 'I Will Always Love You' by Dolly Parton and Much More.

Chet Atkins - Legendary Chet Atkins (2003) {3CD Box Set}

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Chet Atkins - Legendary Chet Atkins (2003) {3CD Box Set}

Chet Atkins - Legendary Chet Atkins (2003) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 751 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 356 Mb
Full Scans | 02:10:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Country-Pop | RCA / BMG Australia #74321976962

This budget-priced three-disc Australian import – on RCA, so it's official – compiles Chet Atkins' work from the early '50s to about 1980. Basically, from the time he became "Mr. Guitar" to the end of his prime – though Atkins remained a monster guitarist until his death in 2001. You would have to know Atkins' music to get any of this because, besides a track listing and a cursory essay on how great he was, there is literally no discographical information provided here. Still, there's enough of his well-known material here for any fan to sit up and take notice, such as "Mr. Sandman," "Barbershop Rag," "Hot Toddy" and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," both with Les Paul, "Teensville," "Sleepwalk," "Terry on the Turnpike" with Boots Randolph, "Make the World Go Away," "Rocky Top," "Tennessee Stud" and "Mystery Train," both with Jerry Reed, and of course, the amazing "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" with Dolly Parton. The vast majority, of course, are instrumentals by Atkins.

VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set

VA - Pure… Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.49 Gb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 886979629028 | Time: 04:01:35
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, Blues

Pure… Singer/Songwriter is a brave album that showcases strong song writing, sometimes by avoiding the artists most prominent work in lieu of a lesser known piece. Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Lou Reed, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, George Michael and Bruce Hornsby are all represented by one of their better known tracks. However, Bowie, Hall & Oates, Alicia Keys, Nillson and even Sarah Bareilles are represented but obscure tracks. As well as the well known artists this compilation also goes back to includes lesser known artists from the 60s and 70s such as Colin Blunstone, Laura Nyro and Phoebe Snow.

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

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Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.47 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 655 Mb | Scans ~ 549 Mb
Label: Charly Records | # SNAJ 729 CD | Time: 04:45:44
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country-Rock

Texas Troubadour is a four-disc box set that packages the late songwriter Townes Van Zandt's first seven studio albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels: For the Sake of the Song (1968); Our Mother the Mountain (1969); Townes Van Zandt (1970); Delta Momma Blues (1971); High, Low and In Between (1972); The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972), and Flyin' Shoes (1978). In addition, there are four studio outtakes from 1972-73 and a decent portion of Live at the Old Quarter, Houston issued in 1973. Charly reproduces the original cover art in miniature, two covers to each CD. Sound is the same as on the original CD issues, so fans who already own these albums will not be served by purchasing them again in this format. Musically, the work is superb, and since many of Van Zandt's recordings are out of print, this is a fine argument for getting them altogether. Another plus is Adam Komorowski's extensive biographical essay included in the 36-page color booklet that's loaded with photos.

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) [MFSL UDSACD 7003]

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Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) [MFSL UDSACD 7003]

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 7003 | ~ 325 or 131 Mb | Scans
Folk, World & Country, Bluegrass, Banjo virtuoso

Drive is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. The album was produced toward the end of Fleck's New Grass Revival career and before the Flecktones were formed and included an all-star list of bluegrass performers…

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Label: YEP ROC | # YEP-2384 | Time: 00:42:44
Roots Rock, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

Blasters founders Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin have had a famously combative relationship over the years, but as Dave once said, "We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy." So it's fitting that their love of Big Bill brings them together in the recording studio for their first album together since the Blasters' Hard Line in 1985. Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play & Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy features the Alvin Brothers performing a dozen songs from the Broonzy songbook, and while listening to this is a potent reminder of how good Broonzy's songs still sound in the 21st century, it also demonstrates the complementary talents of Dave and Phil Alvin.

David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)

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David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)

David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Label: Acoustic Disc | # acd-17 | Time: 00:55:32
World, Folk, Latin Music, Latin Jazz, Bluegrass

Dawganova is a 1995 all-instrumental album by American musician David Grisman, recorded with his group The David Grisman Quintet. It's a unique collection of Latin rhythms and melodies inspired by the group's newest member, Argentine guitar virtuoso, Enrique Coria. Five Grisman originals are accompanied by classical Latin standards: "El Cumbanchero", "Tico Tico", "Manha de Carnaval" and the Nat "King" Cole classic "Nature Boy". In his Allmusic review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated "Grisman's distinctive blend of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and, in this case, latin music is energetic and very impressive."

Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)

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Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)

Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 369 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Old Green Barn / Sea Gayle Records / Warner Bros. Records #9362-49433-1
Country / Country Rock / Southern Rock

Unlike, say, Bon Jovi, it is no great leap for Sheryl Crow to plunge into contemporary country on Feels Like Home. Tuesday Night Music Club, her 1993 debut, could've been called country-rock if it had been released in another era, and she's never shied away from roots music, either giving it a crisp, classy spin or taking a full stylistic detour, as she did on 2010's 100 Miles from Memphis. In some ways, that soul excursion felt like a greater departure for Crow than this 2013 album, as beneath the down-home accouterments of aggressive Telecasters, self-consciously country lyrics, the affected down-home twang in her voice, and the occasional fiddle, Feels Like Home feels like standard-issue Crow, the kind of record that could've been delivered after The Globe Sessions.

Alan Jackson - 34 Number Ones (2010)

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Alan Jackson - 34 Number Ones (2010)

Alan Jackson - 34 Number Ones (2010)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 945 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 353 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:30 + 01:11:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country | Arista Nashville #88697-78681-2

Superstar Alan Jackson is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of his debut album with the release of 34 Number Ones, a career-spanning,double-disc collection featuring all 34 of Jackson's #1 hits. With 37 in all,the project also includes two rare tracks and the new Zac Brown Band single, "As She's Walking Away", featuring Alan Jackson. Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide, with 44 million sold in the United States alone. He has had 66 songs appear on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart; of the 66 titles, and six featured singles, 38 have reached the top five and 35 have claimed the number one spot. Out of 15 titles to reach the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, nine have been certified multi-platinum. He is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and nominee of multiple other awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017 by Loretta Lynn and into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:48
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838)
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

VA - Country Tearjerkers: 60 Original Heartbreakers (2004)

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VA - Country Tearjerkers: 60 Original Heartbreakers (2004)

VA - Country Tearjerkers: 60 Original Heartbreakers (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 466 MB
3:18:09 | Country, Folk | Label: Disky

This Country Tearjerkers: 60 Original Heartbreakers album was released in 2004 and featured titles like A Mind of Her Own, Someday Soon and Black Coffee from John Berry, Suzy Bogguss and Lacy J. Dalton.

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

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Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Scans included
Label: Anti- | # ANTI-7159-2 | Time: 01:01:20
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Songwriter Joe Henry has recorded five albums in the 21st century; he’s also become a Grammy-winning producer. These more recent records (of 12) offer a mature view of an artist at his most musically ambitious and lyrically cagey. Reverie, as its title implies, contains 14 songs that seemingly center on the concept of time: the random glinting of memory as it perceives love, loss, spirituality, history, and culture refracted through the gaze of the human heart. Musically, it feels like the loosest album Henry’s ever recorded; its production techniques are organic, live sessions were cut in his home studio with the windows open, allowing the sounds of everyday life–barking dogs, mothers calling children, cars and trucks– to pour through, making them part and parcel of the album's fabric. Henry's lyrics and melodies do, however, contrarily reveal an exacting craftsman. He and his guitar are accompanied by longtime associates, drummer Jay Bellerose, pianist Keefus Ciancia, and bassist David Piltch, with cameos by Patrick Warren, Marc Ribot, Jean McLain, and Lisa Hannigan. His lyrics – scattershot, mercurial expressions of memory – are caught in exacting rhymes that reflect on the power, delight, and torment of desire (he admits as much at the end of his liner essay). The musical forms are more rhythmically inventive and slippery; they serve his ephemeral, evocative lyrics by opening them up to time’s uncageable nature.

Shania Twain - The First Time... For the Last Time (2009)

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Shania Twain - The First Time... For the Last Time (2009)

Shania Twain - The First Time… For the Last Time (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 872 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 295 MB
2:08:06 | Country, Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop | Label: Renaissance Records

THE FIRST TIME…FOR THE LAST TIME is collection of demos a then-unknown Shania Twain recorded in the late 1980s and early 1990s for Canadian label Limelight Records. Written in collaboration with Los Angeles producer Paul Sabu, the songs here are not country music, but rather well-crafted, energetically performed pop/rock fare. Though the production is often dated (particularly on the cruise-ship-dance-party-sounding “For the Love of Him” and the Laura Branigan-esque “It’s Alright), the tracks definitely offer repeated glimpses of Twain’s superstar potential. There are even a few country-tinged numbers (“Bite My Lip,” “Luv Eyes”) that presage Twain and Mutt Lange’s multi-platinum Nashville/arena rock hybrids. Though recordings contained herein have been made available in several other forms, this package goes the extra mile by offering both the original recordings and significantly re-mixed/remastered versions on two different discs.

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014

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Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb | Time: 00:44:02
Country-Rock, Southern Rock | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0320

Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs. He then recommended them to Capricorn label owner Phil Walden, who sent Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin to check them out; Sandlin ended up producing several Cowboy albums for Capricorn, of which this 1971 release was the second. The Allman Brothers connection on this album is even more explicit than it was on their debut album (Reach for the Sky, also reissued by Real Gone Music); Allman plays guitar on Lookin for You and dobro on Please Be with Me, while ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell appears on half of the album tracks. But what makes 5 ll Getcha Ten special and indeed what makes it many Cowboy fans favorite record is the songwriting. Please Be with Me was covered by Eric Clapton on his classic 461 Ocean Boulevard release, and throughout the album a gentle undercurrent of spirituality courses through these beautifully played and sung songs, particularly on What I Want Is You, Innocence Song and the title tune.

Miranda Lambert - Palomino (2022)

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Miranda Lambert - Palomino (2022)

Miranda Lambert - Palomino (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 MB
50:36 | Country | Label: Sony Music

Palomino is the ninth solo and tenth overall studio album by American country music singer Miranda Lambert, released through Vanner Records and RCA Records Nashville on April 29, 2022 Lambert produced the album alongside Luke Dick and Jon Randall and co-wrote 14 of the 15 tracks The album also features a collaboration with the B-52's and a cover of Mick Jagger's 1993 song "Wandering Spirit". It was preceded by the singles "If I Was a Cowboy" and "Strange".
Lambert began writing the songs on her farm in Tennessee in 2020 with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby. In 2021, Lambert collaborated with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall on the album The Marfa Tapes, on which "In His Arms", "Waxahachie" and "Geraldene" first appeared in a "stripped" acoustic form The tracks were re-recorded for Palomino.
In an early review, Jon Freeman of Rolling Stone gave Palomino four out of five stars, calling the album a "welcome departure" for Lambert.