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Gunning, Sarah Ogan - Girl of Constant Sorrow
Songs performed by Sarah Ogan Gunning. Continue Reading »
Haley, Blind Ed - Forked Deer, Vol. 1.
This is an essential source for anyone who loves old time fiddle playing. Continue Reading »
Hall, Tom T. - The Essential Tom T. Hall: Twentieth Anniversary Collection-The Story Songs
Not so much a hits package--it leaves behind many of his biggest charters--Essential instead focuses on his strongest narratives and most memorable characters. Continue Reading »
Hammons Family, The - Traditions of a West Virginia Family and Friends
Audio CD of music recorded by the Hammons Family. Continue Reading »
Handy, W. C. - Memphis Blues Band
For the first time in over three quarters of a century the recordings of W.C.Handy have been preserved and are available from Memphis Archives in this unique collection. Continue Reading »
Harris, Emmylou - The Very Best of Emmylou Harris: Heartaches and Highways
A compilation of the best hits of Emmy Lou Harris. Continue Reading »
Hawker, Ginny - Letters from My Father
An audio CD of Ginny Hawker recordings. Continue Reading »
Hawkins Hawkshaw: Hawk 1953-1961
These days he's chiefly remembered as the guy who died in the plane crash with Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas, but throughout the '50s Hawkshaw made excellent country music and was just hitting his stride when he died in 1963. In 1953 he switched from King to RCA Victor, and that's where we pick up the story. Continue Reading »
Hawkins, Hawkshaw - 22 Greatest Hits
The 22 greatest hits recorded by Hawkshaw Hawkins. Continue Reading »
Hicks, Stanley - Live
A collection of live recordings by Stanley Hicks. Continue Reading »
Hines, Earl “Fatha” - Live at the Crescendo, Vol. 2.
A live performance by Earl “Fatha” Hines. Continue Reading »
Holcomb, Roscoe - High Lonesome Sound
First released in 1965, this John Cohen edited collection includes the well-known traditional cuts "Moonshiner" and "House of the Rising Sun," and is fleshed out by the guitar playing of Mike Seeger. Continue Reading »
Homer and Jethro - America’s Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer and Jethro
More than a quarter century after their last curtain call, Homer and Jethro remain unchallenged as the greatest comedy team in the country music. Continue Reading »
Hopkins, Doc - Doc Hopkins and His Country Boys, Vol. 1.
Audio CD of Doc Hopkins recordings. Continue Reading »
Hutchison, Frank - Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1, 1926-1929
This is a fantastic 2-cd set featuring a wide variety of artists (including Hutchison). This disc opens with a devastating instrumental version of KC Blues. Continue Reading »
Jackson, Greenway - Songs and Stories of Aunt Molly Jackson
Folksinger and Kentucky mountain midwife Aunt Molly Jackson caught the attention of Alan Lomax and Woody Guthrie with her stories and songs about the struggles of working-class life. Here presented by John Greenway, her work reflects genuine care for humanity and her furious fight against social injustice. Continue Reading »
James, Sonny - Capitol Collectors Series
A collection of the best Capitol recordings of Sonny James. Continue Reading »
James, Sonny: Young Love: The Complete Recordings 1952-1962
A Comprehensive 6-CD Box Set of all of his Recordings from 1952-1962 with a Completely Annotated, Detailed Book. Continue Reading »
Jarrell, Tommy - The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1.
Although the 15 songs here are fiddle solos, Jarrell accompanies himself with delightfully offhanded singing and introduces many of the songs with facts about their histories and the tunings he uses. Continue Reading »
Jarrell, Tommy and Cockerham, Fred - Best Fiddle & Banjo Duets
A compilation of fiddle and banjo duets. Continue Reading »
Jim & Jesse: Bluegrass & More
During the '60s, younger musicians began experimenting with bluegrass. Among the first to stretch the boundaries were Jim & Jesse. From 1960 to 1969 they recorded for Epic Records, and all 136 recordings are complete here. Continue Reading »
Jim and Jesse - Y’All Come: The Essential Jim and Jesse
This 20-song collection covers their 1960s association with Epic, when the duo allowed their array of influences to shine through and added drums and electric instruments to their sound. Continue Reading »
Jones and Leva - Vertie’s Dream
This CD incorporates several traditional tracks by Jones and Leva with their own original material. Continue Reading »
Jones, Grandpa - Grandpa Jones: An American Original
A compilation of Grandpa Jones recordings. Continue Reading »
Judds, The - Greatest Hits: Limited Edition
The Judds Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits Volume Two at one low price. Continue Reading »
Kazee, Buell - Sings and Plays
Buell Kazee sing, plays and provides historical perspective about his music. Continue Reading »
Kessinger, Clark - The Legend of Clark Kessinger
Clark Kessinger performs old-time fiddle music. Continue Reading »
Kimbrough, Junior - You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough
A career-spanning collection of tracks from one of the most influential & original blues musicians in the past fifty years. Continue Reading »
Kincaid, Bradley - Mountain Ballads & Old-Time Songs
A collection of Bradley Kincaid songs. Continue Reading »
Lawson, Doyle and Quicksilver - Best of the Sugar Hill Years
Audio CD of songs recorded by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Continue Reading »
Ledford, Lily May - Rare Concert and Studio Recordings, 1968-1983
Audio CD of Lily May Ledford recordings. Continue Reading »
Lomax, Alan - “Black Appalachia: String Bands, Songsters, and Hoedowns”
A collection of songs performed by black musicians recorded by Alan Lomax and his father, John, between 1933 and 1946. Continue Reading »
Louvin Brothers, The - When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers
A compilation of the best recordings of the Louvin Brothers. Continue Reading »
Louvin Brothers: Close Harmony
The German label Bear Family has compiled an unprecedented history of the Louvins, the only thorough source for the brothers' early, hard-to-find, but exquisite Apollo and MGM recordings. The sonic quality, gorgeous color photography, precise and extensive discography, and notes by country music scholar Charles Wolfe set a new standard for the meticulous Bear boxes. Continue Reading »
Loveless, Patty - The Definitive Collection
A compilation of the best recordings of Patty Loveless. Continue Reading »
Lulu Belle and Scotty - The Sweethearts of Country Music
A compilation of the best recordings of Lula Belle and Scotty. Continue Reading »
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina
The breadth of Lunsford’s huge repertoire is represented, including ballads, folk songs, spirituals, 19th-century popular songs, and banjo and fiddle tunes. Continue Reading »
Lynn, Loretta - The Definitive Collection
A compilation of hit recordings by Loretta Lynn. Continue Reading »
Macon, Uncle Dave - Classic Sides, 1924-1938
Boxed set of four CDs containing recordings by Uncle Dave Macon. Continue Reading »
Mainer, J. E. - The Early Years, 1935-1939
Boxed set of re-mastered original recordings of J. E. Mainer. Continue Reading »