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Various Artists - Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coal Fields
This two disc set features Merle Travis, Hazel Dickens, Doc Boggs, The Carter Family, Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakam, Darrell Scott, Natalie Merchant and a few dozen others. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Southern Journey, Vol. 9: Harp of a Thousand Strings
A collection of 26 Sacred Harp songs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Southern Rock: Gold
A collection of 32 southern rock songs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Steelin’ It: The Steel Guitar Story
A 4-disc steel guitar collection. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - String Bands, 1926-1929
A compilation of string band music by various artists. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Features 44 tracks of groundbreaking performances, covering a diverse roster of incredible talent that revolutionized the music. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Sweet Soul Music [10 volumes, 1961-1970].
Each installment contains all the greatest and most influential hits as R&B became Soul in the 1960s! Continue Reading »
Various Artists - The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music
This 28-track compilation of authentic music spans more than three decades of Rounder recordings. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music
The five CDs in this set gather every surviving recording from these sessions, including alternative takes. The accompanying 120-page, LP-sized hardcover book contains newly researched essays on the background to the sessions and on the individual artists, with many rare and unpublished photographs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - The Great Dobro Sessions: A Gathering of Resophonic Pickers.
Audio CD by various artists recorded in 1994. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - The Muscle Shoals Sound
A compilation of music from artists who recorded at the Muscle Shoals Studio. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - White Country Blues, 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue
A compilation of country music. Continue Reading »
Walela - Walela
A collection of Cherokee music. Continue Reading »
Wallin, Doug and Jack - Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant and classic style. Continue Reading »
Ward, Wade - Uncle Wade—A Memorial to Wade Ward
This selection of recordings features Wade Ward, a banjo and fiddle player from Independence, Virginia whose repertoire remained close to the tunes he learned in his youth. Continue Reading »
Watson Family, The Doc - Tradition
Guitarist Doc Watson and his family perform old-time music. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Continue Reading »
Watson, Doc - The Best of Doc Watson, 1964-1968
Song after song on this 23-track label retrospective demonstrates effortless flat-picking virtuosity. Continue Reading »
Watson, Doc and Holt, David - Legacy
This collector's edition contains three CD's of newly recorded conversation and song, as well as a 72-page companion book filled with historical photos, stories and interviews from Doc Watson and his longtime friend and collaborator, David Holt. Continue Reading »
Wheeler, Billy Edd - A Big Bag of Songs
Presented here for the first time on a 28 track CD, in glorious remastered sound with fascinating liner notes and rare photos...the precious jewels of Billy Edd Wheeler. Continue Reading »
Whitley, Keith - Essential Keith Whitley
A compilation of the best recordings of Keith Witley. Continue Reading »
Williams, Hank Sr. - 40 Greatest Hits
Whether this collection is the greatest hits or not will depend on the listener, but for anyone with even the slightest curiosity about country music, it's essential listening. Continue Reading »
Williams, Robin and Linda - Radio Songs
Culled from their on-air appearances over decades, RADIO SONGS includes original favorites and cover songs by some of their songwriting heroes, including The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Charlie Poole and Lefty Frizzell. Continue Reading »
Wiseman, Mac - The Mac Wiseman Story
A compilation of Mac Wiseman recordings. Continue Reading »
Wiseman, Mac: 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Complete Recordings 1951-1964
Mac Wiseman is the wonderful bluegrass singer who sang with Bill Monroe's group in the late 1940s, and according to Monroe, was the 'strongest singer I ever had'. These recordings feature Wiseman's invigorating, majestic, and truly unique voice and are largely impossible to find. Continue Reading »
Withers, Bill - Lean On Me: The Best of Bill Withers
Not to be mistaken with Bill Withers's Greatest Hits or even the 1994 best-of with which it shares its name, Lean on Me nevertheless shares much with those two earlier retrospectives--notably the likes of such '70s soul-pop gems as the title track, "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lovely Day," and "Use Me." Like the earlier Lean on Me, this remastered selection includes 18 tracks, 13 of which overlap with the '94 set. Continue Reading »
Workman, Nimrod - I Want to Go Where Things Are Beautiful
I Want To Go Where Things Are Beautiful draws on Seeger's 1982 recordings of Nimrod Workman and gives the man his first LP release in 30 years, as well as his first ever solo CD release. Continue Reading »
Wynette, Tammy - The Definitive Collection
A compilation of Tammy Wynette hit recordings. Continue Reading »
Yoakam, Dwight - The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
With 20 tracks spanning his recording career and sequenced in chronological order, the set rolls along with gusto and verve. Continue Reading »
Young, Steve - Renegade Picker/No Place to Fall
Two mid-70's RCA albums on one CD. Both albums are highly rated! Continue Reading »
Zac Brown Band - The Foundation
Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, more than 2,500 shows in their career and selling more than 20,000 CDs independently, Zac Brown Band has only begun its ascent. Continue Reading »