Strait, George-Stait Out of the Box Sampler- CD- stereo-MCA MCA3P3525 - promo only 11 song sampler from "Straight" box set, 1995 rel., full cover with notes - (NM/NM) - $8- Order
Stuckey, Nat-Old Man Willis- LP- stereo-RCA LSP 4330 - Not For Sale" stamped into cover, 1970 rel., produced by Felton Jarvis - (SS) - $10- Order
Stuckey, Nat-Take Time to Know Her/I Used It All On You- LP- Quadraphonic/Stereo-RCA APD1-0080 - 1973 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Country vocalist, Nat Stuckey. LP is named for the 2 hit songs on the album, which both reached the Country Top Ten. Copy at hand is an original RCA Victor stereo-compatible Quadradisc, playable on regular stereo players, as well as on special quadraphonic equipment. Cover is clean-slight fraying along spine. Disc is Near Mint. - (EXC+/NM) - $4.99- Order
Swan, Jimmy-Mark of Shame/Losers Weepers- 78- mono-Trumpet 197 - good honky tonk country, approximately 1953, disc has quite a few swirling marks on it, but no deep gouges, plays fine! - (VG) - $5- Order
Swan/Jimmy Swan and His Range Riders-Lonesome Daddy Blues/One More Time- 78- mono-Trumpet No. 198 - 1954 78 RPM record by Jimmy Swan. Swan was an unabashed admirer of Hank Williams, and a pure Honky Tonker to his dying day. Swan wrote his own original material, and sang very much like Hank did. Disc was released on the Trumpet Records label of Jackson, Mississippi, which was run by pioneering black entrepreneur, Lillian McMurray. Disc was Swan's fourth record for McMurray, and both sides are prime Swan, featuring nice steel guitar & fiddle leads. A side is a spritely mid-tempo number not unlike Hank William's "Long Gone Daddy". B side is a bit slower, with a mournful Hank-style vocal. Vinyl shows numerous light marks-only heavier marks are a couple of minor dings on the B side which do not signifigantly affect play. Small tear on A side label. B side label is clean. Plays nicely with only moderate surface noise and clear sound.
Thompson, Hank-The Best Of Hank Thompson, Vol. 2- LP- stereo-Capitol DT 2661 - 1967 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Country Music legend (and stellar guitarist), Hank Thompson. LP collects Thompson's hits on Capitol from the late '50s to the early '60s. Track listing: Oklahoma Hills / Wake Up Irene / Shotgun Boogie / Humpty Dumpty Heart / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Wabash Cannonball / Squaws Along The Yukon / Whoa Sailor / Total Strangers / Rub-A-Dub-Dub / Rockin' In The Congo / No Help Wanted. Cover is extremely clean with only the slightest wear-small punch hole through bottom right corner. Disc (white label with red "star" design) is clean & glossy. First song on B side shows some spindle marks which do NOT affect play. Plays quite nicely with only light surface noise and bright, clear sound.
Thompson, Hank-Just an Old Flame- LP- Stereo-Capitol ST 2926 - 1967 release by by Oklahoma Country and Western Swing legend Hank Thompson. Theme of the LP is "old flames" (former lovers). Tracks include "What Made Her Change", "I Gotta Have My Baby Back", and "My Old Flame." Cover is extremely clean with no stains, rips, tears or ringwear, only a slightly messy punch hole at the bottom right. The disc (with black "rainbow" color band label" is Mint. This is the desirable stereo edition.
Tillis, Mel-Life Turned Her That Way- LP- stereo-KAPP KS 1514 - 1967 first press 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Country vocalist, Mel Tillis. Tracks include the Country hits, "Goodbye Wheeling" and "Life Turned Her That Way" (a song covered by several 60's Soul singers). Cover (punch hole top right) is Near Mint-no stains, splits, writing, etc. Disc (black label/silver print/logo at top) is clean, glossy and Mint.
Tillis, Mel-Something Special- LP- Stereo-Kapp KS-3570 - 1968 release, 1st press 33 1/3 RPM LP by C&W star Mel Tillis. This LP includes the C&W hits "Something Special" (#17) and "Destroyed By Man" (#31) as well as "I've Lived So Fast and Hard" and "Son of a Bum." Cover is Near Mint-no seam splits, writing, tears, stains or heavy creases. In short, a beautiful copy from a well-cared for collection of classic Country & Western LPs. Disc (heavy vinyl black label in the original Kapp inner sleeve) is clean, glossy and Mint. Beautiful Stereo original!
Tillotson, Johnny-The Tillotson Touch- LP- mono-MGM E-4224 - 1964 33 1/3 RPM LP by vocalist Johnny Tillotson. Tillotson had a #2 Pop hit in 1960 with the teen-pop rocker, "Poetry In Motion", but gradually worked back to his country roots as the 60's progressed. The album before this one yielded the #13 Pop hit, "Talk Back Trembling Lips", which had been a Country hit previously. This album contains 2 hit songs: "Worry" (#45 Pop), & "I Rise, I Fall" (#38 Pop). Remaining tracks are "Cold Cold Heart", "Sunny Side of the Street", "Jailer Bring Me Water" (backed by The Jordanaires), "This Ole House", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "Suffrin' From A Heartache", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "I'm Leaving My Watch", "When I Lost You", and "Always". This copy is old store stock, still sealed in original shrinkwrap-neat punch hole at bottom left corner. Beautiful 1964 MGM original, in the finest possible condition!
Tillotson,Johnny-Heartaches By the Number- 45- Mono-MGM K13376 - Yellow label promo. With original sleeve, 1965 release. Sleeve is clean with no stains, tears, splits or ringwear. Does show slight creasing around edges. Disc is clean. A side is pop version of the Ray Price classic. Nice copy! - (NM-/NM) - $12- Order
Tillotson,Johnny-Worried Guy/Please Don't Go Away- 45- Mono-MGM K13193 - Picture sleeve with disc. 1963 release. Handsome sleeve in top condition. No tears, splits, stains or ring wear. Very minor crease. Disc has a few light marks. Tillotson's style is early 60's pop, similar to Bobby Vee, basically a country vocalist turned to pop. - (NM/EXC) - $10- Order
Tuttle, Wesley-Tho' I Tried (I Can't Forget You)/When You Cry (You Cry Alone)- 78- mono-Capitol 1092 - 1944 78 RPM disc by early West Coast Country star, Wesley Tuttle. (Disc label reads "Vocal by Wesley Tuttle with String Band".) Song was a #5 C&W/Hillbilly chart-topper (Tuttle is also known for his original version of the classic, "Detour", and was also a "singing cowboy in movies and television). Disc at hand is a Near Mint unbreakable plastic copy, from the collection of an old-time Capitol records executive. Clean labels (black label with silver print & dome logo) as well. Top copy! - (NM) - $7.99- Order
Twitty, Conway-Fifteen Years Ago- LP- Stereo-Decca DL 75248 - 1970 release. Title song was pop and country hit. Also features "Hey! Baby", "Back Street Affair" & "I Can't Believe You've Stopped Loving Me". Extremely nice copy- cover is clean as a whistle with only the faintest wear. Disc has a paper scuff or 2 but is essentially unused. - (NM/NM) - $10- Order
V/A-Country Music Festival- LP- stero-Columbia CWS1 - 6 eye label, various artists coll. hosted by Carl Smith (spoken introductions), feat. J. Horton, J. Cash, M. Robbins, etc, includes insert sheet with 16 bonus photos of artists!! - (EXC+/EXC+) - $15- Order
Various-Prince of Egypt Nashville/Artists Perspectives- CD- stereo-Dreamworks DWMN PROCD001 - promo only release, 11 artists featured on soundtrack are briefly interviewed about the relevance of the religious themes they sing about, shot interview segment is followed by full length song, feat. Pam Tillis, Vince Gill, Wynona, Randy Rtavis, with picture cover - (NM/NM) - $8- Order
Various Artists-40 Greatest Women of Country Music- CD- stereo-Sound Byte - 2002 promo-only CD, released to U.S. radio stations to promote the CMT TV special, "40 Greatest Women of Country Music". CD consist of 18 very short tracks (often about 20 seconds each) which are all "outtakes"-extra material which was not used in the show. Each of these tracks has a famous musician commenting briefly (and sometimes provocatively) on one of the Country stars featured in the TV special.
Melissa Etheridge on the Beatles opening for Brenda Lee
Trace Adkins on his attraction to Shania Twain
Chris Cagle on his crush on Emmylou Harris
Dolly Parton on Natalie of the Dixie Chicks
Chris Isaak on the 'pop culture' icon of Dolly Parton
Melissa Etheridge on the Southern Hospitality of Tammy Wynette
Don Henley about the Dixie Chicks label controversy
Pat Tillis describes Lucinda Williams as the anti-Shania
Melissa Etheridge on the first woman to cross over, Crystal Gayle
Alison Krauss on Loretta Lynny like the female Hank Williams
Kenny Rogers on Dottie West singing about pain and happiness
Melissa Etheridge on the "babe factor" of Shania Twain
Don Henley about the 'damn good' qualities of Trisha Yearwood
Dolly Parton on Emmylou Harris and her skinny legs
Chely Wright on being insulted by Loretta Lynn
Keith Urban on Patty Loveless and her hard times and soulful voice
Jamie O'Neal on Martina McBride giving it her all, every time
Lee Ann Womack on Reba McEntire as an inspiration. CD cover is MINT. Disc is MINT.
Various Artists-Americana the Beautiful- CD- stereo-Koch (no catalog number)- - 1998 promo-only 25 song CD. Track listing: Tom T. Hall/Jesus On the Radio, Harlan Howard/Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Steve Earle/Nothin' But You, Charlie Rich/Big Boss Man, Tammy Wynette/Kiss Away, Greg Trooper/Halfway, Jimmie Rodgers/Somewhere Below the Mason/Dixon Line, Arlo Guthrie/Last Train, Flatt & Scruggs/I Wonder Where You Are Tonigh,t Ray Price/Too Much Love Is Spoiling you, Johnny Paycheck/She's All I Got, Dale Watson/Exit 109, Amy Rigby/20 Questions, Merle Haggard/Somebody Else You've Known, Marty Robbins/Meet Me Tonight In Laredo, Billy Joe Shaver/When the Word Was Thunderbird, Gail Davies/Waiting Here For You, Charley Pride/Streets of Baltimore, Billy Joe Shaver/Black Rose, Lucinda Williams/Passionate Kisses, Tammy Wynette/I Don't Wanna Play House, Arlo Guthrie/Won't Be Long, Porter Wagoner/Misery Loves Company, Amy Alison/Holding the Baby, Tom T. Hall/The Last Country Song. Cover & disc are both MINT. - (M/M) - $5.99- Order
Various: Ersel Hickey, James O' Gwynn, Buck Trail, Virgil Vickers-Musica de la Hillbilly Bop- 45- mono-Odeon (Spain) OD006 - 1970's or 1980's 4 song 45 rpm vinyl EP with picture sleeve, issued by ODEON (Spain). Nice collection of Rockabilly & Hillbilly Bop (Country music bordering on Rockabilly). tracklist:
A1-Ersel Hickey-Going That Road
A2-James O'Gwynn-Muleskinner Blues
B1–Buck Trail-The Blues Kept A Knockin'
B2–VIRGIL VICKERS-Truck Driver Rock
Softcover sleeve shows slight wear and creasing, vinyl is Near Mint.
Wagoner, Porter-The Thin Man From West Plains- LP- Stereo-RCA LSP-3389 - 1965 Release by Porter Wagoner. Includes the hits "I'm Gonna Feed You Now" and "I'll Go Down Swinging." The cover (with cut at the bottom right) is Near Mint with no other problems. The disc (heavy vinyl with orange label with vertical white RCA logo at left) is Mint.
Walker, Billy-Back Street Affair/You Can Talk Me Out of Anything (But You)- 45- mono-Columbia 4-21003 - (Approx.) 1953 first press original 45 RPM seven inch single release by Country singer and songwriter, Billy Walker. Extremely early release by Walker, who wrote both songs. Stock Columbia sleeve. Disc (red label/gold print-Columbia at top with 2 small circled "microphone" & "musical note" logos underneath) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. - (NM) - $6.99- Order
Walker, Billy-Billy Walker's Greatest Hits- LP- Stereo-Columbia CS 8735 - 1965 release, 33 1/3 RPM LP by Country singer Billy Walker, who is best known for his hit "Charlie's Shoes" (included here). Additional tracks include "Plaything", "It's Me Not Them" & "Funny How Time Slips Away" (also a Country hit). Cover is impressively clean and Near Mint. Disc (red label "360 degree" stereo original) is clean, glossy and Mint.
Walker, Billy-Cross the Brazos At Waco- Columbia- stereo-CS 9131 - 1964 first press 33 1/3 Billy Walker. Tracks include the hits, "Cross the Brazos At Waco" and "Matamoros". Cover is Near Mint-no stains, splits, writing, etc. Disc (360 Degree Sound label-first pressing) is clean, glossy and Mint.
Walker/Billy Joe Walker, Jr-Universal Language- LP- stereo-MCA 6247 - 1988 33 1/3 RPM release by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Billy Joe Walker, Jr. Album was issued as part of the MCA Master Series, which released audiophile records by virtuoso players pressed on KC 569 premium vinyl, offering crystal clear sound reproduction. Walker plays acoustic and electric guitars and sings. Allstar accompanists include Barry Beckett, Leland Sklar, & Russ Kunkel. Tracks include "I Can Fly", "It's Morning", and "Jazz Age". Glossy cover is extremely clean-no stains, tears, writing, splits, etc. Disc is stone Mint. Currently out of print on CD.
Wells, Kitty-Love Makes the World Go Around- LP- mono-Decca DL4857 - wlp, front cover shows ringwear & dirt around sides, 1967 rel, disc is nice - (VG+/NM-) - $10- Order
West, Dottie-The Country Girl Singing Sensation- LP- mono-Starday SLP 302 - 1964 first press original 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP by Country music star, Dottie West. This was Dottie's very first long-play record, consisting of material recorded before her first hit for RCA in 1963. We really like the sound of this LP, a highly traditional Country record with great backing by the Starday Records house band. Dottie shows off her vocal chops with a number of Country classics, including 3 Patsy Cline hits. Track list: Angel On Paper, Crazy, Big John, I'd Be Lying, Men With Evil Hearts, Heartbreak U.S.A., I Fall to Pieces, Sing a Little Song of Heartache, I Should Start Running, I Lost You Win I'm Leaving, Walking In the Dark, She's Got You. Cover is nearly immaculate in original shrinkwrap-just the tiniest bit of wear to exposed edges, and the area under the shrink is bright and perfect. Disc (housed in original Starday inner sleeve, heavy vinyl, yellow label with black print first press) is clean & glossy, showing a some scuffing on the A side which has no effect on play. Disc plays clean with only minor surface noise & rich, clear sound!
Williams, Don-New Moves- LP- stereo-Capitol ST 12440 - 1986 33 1/3 RPM factory SEALED LP release by Country vocalist and songwriter, Don Williams. This was a big album for Don, as 5 songs made the Country charts! The hits include the #1 Country smash, "Heartbeat In the Darkness", as well as "I'll Never Be In Love Again", "We Got a Good Fire Goin'", "Then It's Love", & "Senorita". LP is still SEALED in it's original shrinkwrap (tiny 1/8th inch sawmark at top right)-100% new and unused. Cover shows a bit of wear to the bottom two corners where the shrinkwrap has worn away. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed.
Williams, Hank-Greatest Hits- LP- mono-MGM E3918 - 1961 original, black label with MGM logo in rainbow print, we see lots of later pressings of this item, but we never see the original, nice copy! - (NM/NM) - $20- Order
Williams, Hank-With Strings- LP- stereo-MGM SE4377 - turquoise & gold label, edge of back cover is yellowed, 1966 rel. - (NM-/NM-) - $20- Order
Zack, Eddie / Eddie Zack and his Dude Ranchers-You Knew Me When You Were Lonely / Little Donkey (La Burrita)- 78- Mono-Columbia 21148 (CO 49702) - 1950s C&W 78 RPM record by Eddie Zack and his Dude Ranchers. Eddie Zack cut a number of country singles in the late 40s and 50s including a some memorable hillbilly boogie and rockabilly tracks. A side is a C&W ballad with vocal by Cousin Richie (Zack). B side is a novelty vocal duet with female vocals (Babs and Maril). This 78 features the rare green Capitol Promo label pressed on unbreakable vinyl.