Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mary Kay Place ~ Almost Grown (2011)

This album was apparently recorded in 1979 and then shelved by Columbia until this 2011 release on Wounded Bird Records.
 
Title: Almost Grown
Year: 2011
Label: Wounded Bird Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Mary Kay Place ~ Aimin' to Please (Bonus Track Version) (1977)


Title: Aimin' to Please
Year: 1977
Label: Columbia/CBS
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11 (Bonus Track: "Sweet And Smiling Eyes (Sweet And Shiny Eyes)")

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Mary Kay Place ~ Tonite! At The Capri Lounge...Loretta Haggers (Bonus Track Version) (1976)

Mary Kay Place singing as Loretta Haggers, the aspiring country music singer she portrayed in "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." Many of the songs were featured on the show and the single "Baby Boy" reached #3 on the Country charts in 1976.
 
Title: Tonite! At The Capri Lounge...Loretta Haggers
Year: 1976
Label: Columbia/CBS
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11 (Bonus track: "Southwind")

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Stonemans ~ A Stoneman Christmas (1968)


Title: A Stoneman Christmas
Year: 1968
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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Pop Stoneman ~ Pop Stoneman Memorial Album (1968)


Title: Pop Stoneman Memorial Album
Year: 1968
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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The Stonemans ~ The Great Stonemans (1968)


Title: The Great Stonemans
Year: 1968
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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The Beverly Hillbillies Featuring the Stars of the CBS Network Television Series (1965)


Title: The Beverly Hillbillies Featuring the Stars of the CBS Network Television Series
Year: 1965
Label: Columbia/CBS
Source: CD
# of tracks: 13

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wilma Burgess ~ Tear Time (1968)


Title: Tear Time
Year: 1968
Label: Decca Records
Source: CD (Seems to be sourced from original master tapes. Sound quality is fairly good.)
# of tracks: 12

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Vicki Lawrence ~ The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia (1973)

Posting this because it is no longer available digitally and the CD releases of it are all out of print. This is a rip of a CD made from Varese Sarabande's digital re-release.
 
Title: The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
Year: 1973
Label: Bell Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Jimmie Davis ~ Golden Hits, Vol. 2 (1978)

A mixture of new songs that had just been released as singles and some very good new recordings of his older hits.
 
Title: Golden Hits, Vol. 2
Year: 1978
Label: Plantation Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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Roy Acuff ~ The King of Country Music (1993)


Title: The King of Country Music
Year: 1993
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD (2 CD's)
# of tracks: 57

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Melba Montgomery ~ Miss Country Music (1965)


Title: Miss Country Music
Year: 1965
Label: Hilltop Records (Pickwick)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Minnie Pearl ~ A Visit with Minnie Pearl - EP (1960)


Title: A Visit with Minnie Pearl - EP
Year: 1960
Label: No label indicated
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 4

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Blue Sky Boys ~ A Treasury of Rare Songs Gems from the Past (1997)

 CD reissue of Starday album which featured their older recordings along with what appear to be tracks from radio transcriptions.

Title: A Treasury of Rare Song Gems from the Past
Year: 1997
Label: Starday Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 16

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Blue Sky Boys ~ Presenting The Blue Sky Boys (1966)

Originally released on Capitol Records in 1966.
 
Title: Presenting The Blue Sky Boys
Year: 1966
Label: Arhoolie Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Chuck Wagon Gang ~ That Old Time Religion (1964)


Title: That Old Time Religion
Year: 1964
Label: Columbia/CBS
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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The Chuck Wagon Gang ~ Complete Recordings 1936-1955 (2014)

Their complete early recordings. Sound fantastic as Bear Family releases usually do.

Title: Complete Recordings 1936-1955
Year: 2014
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 152 (5 CD's)

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lesley Riddle ~ Step By Step - Lesley Riddle Meets The Carter Family (1993)

Field recordings of the legendary Lesley Riddle who was a close personal friend of A.P. Carter and the Carter Family.
 
Title: Step By Step - Lesley Riddle Meets The Carter Family
Year: 1993
Label: Rounder Records
Source: CD
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Johnny Cash & June Carter ~ Carryin' On (1967)


Title: Carryin' On
Year: 1967
Label: Columbia/CBS/Legacy
Source: CD
# of tracks: 13

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Johnny Cash ~ Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963)

This is sourced from the original 90's CD reissue in stereo, not the mono reissue in the Johnny Cash Columbia box set.

Title: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash
Year: 1963
Label: Columbia/CBS
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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The Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle ~ The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952 (2006)

NOT the complete recordings (one side from RCA is missing and 4 of their Columbia sides from 1954, as well) but the quality of this CD is pretty decent to what BACM usually puts out, so I decided to post it. Putting together my own collection of their COMPLETE recordings, so be on the lookout for that.

Title: The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952
Year: 2006
Label: British Archive of Country Music (B.A.C.M.)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 27

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Various Artists ~ Women of Old Time Music (1981)

 Recorded live at the 1980 Brandywine Mountain Music Convention.

Title: Women of Old Time Music
Year: 1981
Label: Heritage Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 18

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Carter Family ~ The Acme Sessions 1952/56 (2008)

A decent retrospective of their Acme recordings, but it should be noted that this is not the COMPLETE Acme Recordings.
 
Title: The Acme Sessions 1952/56
Year: 2008
Label: JSP Records
Source: CD (2 discs)
# of tracks: 57

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The Blue Sky Boys ~ The Blue Sky Boys (Rounder Records, 1976)


Title: The Blue Sky Boys
Year: 1976
Label: Rounder Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 14

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The Blue Sky Boys ~ The Blue Sky Boys (County Records, 1976)


Title: The Blue Sky Boys
Year: 1976
Label: County Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Blue Sky Boys ~ Are You from Dixie? (2008)

Their complete Starday recordings.

Title: Are You from Dixie?
Year: 2008
Label: Gusto Records (Starday Records)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 28

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Coon Creek Girls ~ Lily May, Rosie, & Susie (1968)


Title: Lily May, Rosie, & Susie
Year: 1968
Label: County Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 14

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Linda Martell ~ Color Me Country (1970)

The only album from her short lived career. Her and Ruby Falls are the only two black women I know of that sang mainstream country in the 60's and 70's.
 
Title: Color Me Country
Year: 1970
Label: Plantation Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jean Shepard ~ Greatest Hits (All Original Recordings) [2011]


Title: Greatest Hits (All Original Recordings)
Year: 2011
Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Source: Digital Download
# of tracks: 21 (Bonus track "At the Time" from another Capitol compilation included.)

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019