Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Carter Family ~ The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 2 (1978)

Thanks to Jess Norrick for providing a transfer of this.
 
Title: The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 2
Year:1978
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 18

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Carter Family ~ The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 1 (1978)

Thank you to Jess Norrick for providing a transfer of this addition. From Border Radio transcriptions.
 
Title: The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 1
Year: 1978
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 24

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Wilma Lee Cooper ~ Classic Country Favorites (1996)

This CD compilation features almost all of her two albums recorded for Rebel except for two tracks from each album. I've included these two tracks in a separate folder, two sourced from a digital download and the other two sourced and restored from vinyl.
 
Title: Classic Country Favorites
Year: 1996
Label: Rebel Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 18
 
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The Carter Family ~ The Carter Family On Border Radio (1974)

If anyone has the booklet that accompanied this, please email me at glenne3@yahoo.com !
 
Title: The Carter Family On Border Radio
Year: 1974
Label: John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF)
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 23

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Monday, October 25, 2021

J.R. Hall ~ Utah Sings Again, Album Number One (1966)

Thanks so much to Jess Norrick for this one!
 
Title: Utah Sings Again, Album Number One
Year: 1966
Label: Bluebonnet Recording Studios
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 13

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Walter Brennan ~ Dutchman's Gold (1960)

Tribute to a Dog is a treasure, in my opinion, and my favorite track on this album.
 
Title: Dutchman's Gold
Year: 1960
Label: Dot Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Walter Brennan ~ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ... Back Home (1962)


Title: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ... Back Home
Year: 1962
Label: Liberty Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Walter Brennan ~ Old Rivers (1962)

Despite Walter Brennan's questionable (to say the VERY least) political views, I love the stuff he did for Liberty. I believe the single "Old Rivers" was a #1 for him.
 
Title: Old Rivers
Year: 1962
Label: Liberty Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Patsy Cline ~ The Patsy Cline Story (1963)

This is from the 1989 CD reissue from MCA, I just used the original cover art.
 
Title: The Patsy Cline Story
Year: 1963
Label: Decca Records (MCA Records)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 24

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Just Jeannie (1973)

Her final album for MGM. I included the B-side of o "Mother America" as a bonus track.
 
Title: Just Jeannie
Year: 1973
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11 (Bonus track: Another Football Year)
 
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Loretta Lynn ~ Coal Miner's Daughter (1970)


Title: Coal Miner's Daughter
Year: 1970
Label: Decca Records (MCA CD reissue)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ When Love Has Gone Away (1973)

Her third album for MGM. For some reason, the last two tracks were recycled from what were her two previous albums.
 
Title: When Love Has Gone Away
Year: 1973
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Down to Earth (1972)

One of my favorites of her MGM albums. Features her final top 40 hit, "Good Morning Country Rain" ...
 
Title: Down to Earth
Year: 1972
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Kitty Wells ~ The Queen of Country Music (1993)

Her complete recordings, 1949-1958. It's sad that besides what's in this set and the exception of a few later tracks on compilations, MCA has never put out anything more of hers on CD or digital.
 
Title: The Queen of Country Music
Year: 1993
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 114 (4 CD's)

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Kitty Wells ~ Sincerely (1972)


Title: Sincerely
Year: 1972
Label: Decca Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my own personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Glenn Ohrlin ~ The Hell-Bound Train (1971)

Most of this album was recorded live at a concert he gave for the University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club on December 14, 1963. This was pressed poorly on cheap vinyl and this is the cause of the less than stellar sound quality.
 
Title: The Hell-Bound Train
Year: 1971
Label: University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B-.)
# of tracks: 19

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Sock Soul (1968)

This album was rush released to cash in on Jeannie's overnight success with "Harper Valley PTA" and consists of recordings she made with Little Darlin' and Aubrey Mayhew prior to signing with Plantation Records.
 
Title: Sock Soul
Year: 1968
Label: Little Darlin'
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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Mary Kay Place ~ Tonite! At The Capri Lounge: Loretta Haggers / Aimin' To Please (2011)

Both of her albums released in 1976 and 1977. The first one features her hit single "Baby Boy" that she made famous on the satirical soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as Loretta Haggers, the aspiring country singer. The second album features a duet with Willie Nelson. Both are great albums.
 
Title: Tonite! At The Capri Lounge: Loretta Haggers / Aimin' To Please
Year: 2011 (1976/1977)
Label: Wounded Bird Records (Sony Music)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 22 (2 bonus tracks)
 
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Eddie Noack ~ Ain't the Reaping Ever Done (2015)

Rare recordings from various points in his career.
 
Title: Ain't the Reaping Ever Done
Year: 2015
Label: The Omni Recording Corporation
Source: CD
# of tracks: 30

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Eddie Noack - Psycho: The K-Ark and Allstar Recordings, 1962-1969 (2013)

The title track is probably one of the oddest and creepiest country songs I've ever heard, but it's a favorite of mine.
 
Title: Psycho: The K-Ark and Allstar Recordings, 1962-1969
Year: 2013
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 24
 
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