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Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

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Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:11:30 | 627 Mb
Genre: Country, Folk, Bluegrass / Label: Self Release

Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting. HOME, Strings’ remarkable second studio album, is undoubtedly the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist’s bravest excursion thus far, completely rewiring bluegrass with elements of punk, country, folk rock, and genuine psychedelic exploration to fashion something altogether his own.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1964-1969, plus (1995) {6CD Set, Bear Family BCD15879FI}
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© 1964-69, 1995 Bear Family Records | BCD 15879 FI
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

Here's the conclusion of our complete Flatt & Scruggs retrospective. It takes us through the period of their greatest success in the 1960s, leading to the break-up. They were taking bluegrass music into places it had never been, and cutting some brilliant and innovative music along the way. The core of this set is 12 albums including the 'Strictly Instrumental' set with Doc Watson, the live Vanderbilt Concert, and 'The Story Of Bonnie & Clyde.' This set is rounded out with a Gordon Terry square-dance album on which Flatt & Scruggs are the back-up musicians, and on which the calls have been omitted.

Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)

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Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)

Johnny Cash - Classic Cash : Hall Of Fame Series (2020)
FLAC tracks | 53:14 | 347 Mb
Genre: Country, Rock / Label: Mercury Nashville

Johnny Cash was one of the most imposing and influential figures in post-World War II country music. With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sound. Cash didn't sound like Nashville, nor did he sound like honky tonk or rock & roll. He created his own subgenre, falling halfway between the blunt emotional honesty of folk, the rebelliousness of rock & roll, and the world-weariness of country. Cash's career coincided with the birth of rock & roll, and his rebellious attitude and simple, direct musical attack shared a lot of similarities with rock.

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

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Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)
FLAC tracks | 55:58 | 204 Mb
Genre: Folk, Blues, Country / Label: Music Manager

At the forefront of folk music as egalitarian fights in the United States, the songwriter was undeniably ahead. Claimed Influence of Dylan, Springsteen, Joan Baez and many others, Pete Seeger is somehow the mentor of the Masters of protest folk and rock music.A man of conviction born on May 3, 1919, Pete Seeger had been using his banjo since the early 40s to play songs that went beyond entertainment. A proponent of useful music, he made his own the mouthpiece of his ideas. Like the famous We Shall Overcome which he popularized in the 50s and will become a real anthem of civil rights in the United States.

Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca--Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}

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Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca--Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}

Ernest Tubb - Gonna Shake The Shack Tonight - Thirty Days (2007) {Decca–Bear Family BCD16866AH rec 1950'}
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© 1950', 2007 Decca / Bear Family Records | BCD 16866 AH
Country / Honky Tonk / Traditional Country

A fresh slant on the king and originator of honky tonk music, a full CD of his up-tempo recordings, including era-defining hits like Walking The Floor Over You, You Nearly Lose Your Mind, and Drivin' Nails In My Coffin. The next best thing to a night at a Texas honky tonk circa 1950 minus the guns and cigarette smoke. These recordings ooze character and believability. Tubb's voice wavers off-key here and there, but the gritty realism and human warmth more than compensate. Ernest Tubb made records that could only be Ernest Tubb records. The contrast with the cookie-cutter similarity and artificial perfection of today's country music could not be more obvious. Includes a 32-page booklet.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1959-1963 (1992) {5CD Set, Bear Family BCD15559EI}
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© 1959-63, 1992 Columbia / Bear Family Records | BCD 15559 EI
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

While the first Flatt & Scruggs box on Bear Family documented the band's development over its first 11 years – 1948-1959 – this set captures the band at the height of its meteoric rise to fame into the stuff of legend. First and foremost, Flatt & Scruggs eclipsed the fame of their mentor, Bill Monroe by having six charting singles in Billboard between the mid-'50s and 1960. They also got reviewed in Playboy and Downbeat magazines and began to play the Newport Folk Festival and appear on stages with Joan Baez, Cisco Houston, the Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels, Woody Guthrie, John Jacob Niles, and many others.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959 (1991) {4CD Set, Bear Family BCD15472DH}
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© 1948-59, 1991 Columbia / Bear Family Records | BCD 15472 DH
Country / Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Country-Pop

The first of four box sets documenting the complete recordings of Flatt & Scruggs as a working band, this one detailing the group's first 11 years is generally considered the most essential. These 113 tracks represent the duo's complete Mercury recordings on disc one and the beginning of their Columbia sides on discs two through four. There is one completely unissued cut, and the entire package has been remastered and contains copious liner notes.

The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}

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The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}

The Delmore Brothers - Fifty Miles To Travel: The King & Deluxe Acetate Series (2005) {Ace Records CDCHD1074 rec 1945-1954}
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© 1945-54, 2005 King Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 1074
Country / Close Harmony / Country Boogie / Honky Tonk

This great country duo was in its prime when the material on this 24-song compilation was recorded for King from the mid-'40s to the mid-'50s. This isn't the cream of that crop, as much of that was been collected on an earlier, superior Ace anthology, Freight Train Boogie. As a secondary collection, however, it presents some always respectable and often very good hillbilly music. It concentrates on sides that hadn't previously been reissued on CD, or reissued at all, including half a dozen outtakes and alternate takes that hadn't been released anywhere, and repeating little from the Freight Train Boogie compilation.

Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}

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Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}

Various Artists - Bluegrass Bonanza (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX29 rec 1920'-1950'}
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© 1920'-50', 2001 Proper Records | PROPERBOX29
Country / Folk / Bluegrass / Hillbilly / North American Traditions / Old-Timey

The 109 cuts in this box set document the evolution of bluegrass from its roots in early 20th-Century mountain string bands. Before the set ends in 1950, Bill Monroe, followed shortly thereafter by the Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs, has formalized a genre – it had yet to be called "bluegrass" – from which formula, more than half a century later, performers within the genre depart at their peril. The songs (and occasional instrumentals) are well chosen, and the sound quality is cleaner and sharper than one would expect from vintage recordings, some going back to the late 1920s.

Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}

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Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}

Wayne Raney - That Real Hot Boogie Boy - The King Anthology (2002) {Ace Records CDCHD857 rec 1947-1953}
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© 1947-53, 2002 King Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 857
Country / Country-Boogie / Traditional Country / Hillbilly

Wayne Raney's considerable legacy hadn't been well served by the CD era at the time of this 2002 release. This 25-track anthology is a good if imperfect start to correcting that imbalance. It's imperfect because it doesn't by any means have every significant King side waxed by this important country-boogie singer and harmonica player. In fact, it hardly renders the best prior CD compilation of Raney's work (Songs of the Hills) redundant, since about half of the songs on that budget-looking disc don't appear here.

J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)

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J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)

J.J. Cale - After Hours In Minneapolis (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:09:57 | 384 Mb
Genre: Rock, Blues Country / Label: Hobo

With his laid-back rootsy style, J.J. Cale was best-known for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," songs that Eric Clapton later made into hits. But Cale's influence wasn't only through songwriting – his distinctly loping sense of rhythm and shuffling boogie became the blueprint for the adult-oriented roots rock of Clapton and Mark Knopfler, among others. Cale's refusal to vary the sound of his music over the course of his career caused some critics to label him as a one-trick pony, but he managed to build a dedicated following with his sporadically released recordings, several of which, including four singles between 1972 and 1976, entered the Top 100.

Pure Prairie League - Legends Live in Concert Live in Denver, CO, 1972 (2020)

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Pure Prairie League - Legends Live in Concert Live in Denver, CO, 1972 (2020)

Pure Prairie League - Legends Live in Concert Live in Denver, CO, 1972 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:12:01 | 410 Mb
Genre: Country Rock / Label: Renaissance Records

Pure Prairie League is an American country rock band whose origins go back to 1965 and Waverly, Ohio, with singer and guitarist Craig Fuller, drummer Tom McGrail, guitarist and drummer Jim Caughlan and steel guitar artist John David Call. Fuller started the band in 1970 and McGrail named it after a fictional 19th century temperance union featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn cowboy film Dodge City. Pure Prairie League scored five consecutive Top 40 LPs in the 1970s and added a sixth in the 1980s. The band has had a long run, active from the early 1970s through the late 1980s. The band was revived in 1998 and again in 2004 and as of 2019 continues to perform over 100 concerts a year in venues across the nation. Concerts for 2020 have already been booked.

Kitty Wells - The Queen Of Country Music, 1949-1958 (1993) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Kitty Wells - The Queen Of Country Music, 1949-1958 (1993) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Kitty Wells - The Queen Of Country Music, 1949-1958 (1993) 4 CD Box Set
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Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound | Label: Bear Family | # BCD 15638 DI

Bear Family, the venerable German label that does reissue boxes of U.S. artists better than any American label – with the possible exception of Mosaic – has taken the cream of Kitty Wells' career and issued one of the most historically important collections in the history of country music. The Queen of Country Music is a four-CD box, with exhaustive biographical and session notes by Charles Wolfe that document, in their entirety, nine years of Ms. Wells career, from its inception through to its turning point and superstardom, the years 1949 to 1958; there are 114 tracks in all. Along with every major hit and B-side from the eras, the set includes classic original versions of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," "Hey Joe!," "I Hear the Jukebox Playing," "Lonely Side of Town," "Making Believe," "Dust on the Bible," "The Place That Kills," "Right or Wrong," "Just When I Needed You," "The Great Speckled Bird," "Jealousy," and many others.

Jim Reeves - The Real... Jim Reeves: The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CD Set

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Jim Reeves - The Real... Jim Reeves: The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CD Set

Jim Reeves - The Real… Jim Reeves: The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 676 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 349 Mb | Scans included
Country, Pop, Ballads | Label: RCA, Sony Music | # 88883778182 | Time: 02:26:47

Gentleman Jim Reeves was perhaps the biggest male star to emerge from the Nashville sound. His mellow baritone voice and muted velvet orchestration combined to create a sound that echoed around his world and has lasted to this day. Detractors will call the sound country-pop (or plain pop), but none can argue against the large audience that loves this music. Reeves was capable of singing hard country ("Mexican Joe" went to number one in 1953), but he made his greatest impact as a country-pop crooner. From 1955 through 1969, Reeves was consistently in the country and pop charts – an amazing fact in light of his untimely death in an airplane accident in 1964. Not only was he a presence in the American charts, but he became country music's foremost international ambassador and, if anything, was even more popular in Europe and Britain than in his native America.

Josh Turner - Country State Of Mind (2020)

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Josh Turner - Country State Of Mind (2020)

Josh Turner - Country State Of Mind (2020)
FLAC tracks | 41:13 | 264 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: MCA Nashville

Multi-platinum-selling country music star Josh Turner invites fans to join him in scaling what the charismatic performer likes to call his “Mount Rushmore of Country Music” on his outstanding new studio album Country State of Mind.
The 12-song collection finds Turner in an enlightened “country state of mind” as he pays homage to a cross-section of classic country music icons, including five legends who have long held a firm place in his musical journey: Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, and Hank Williams,The album showcases Turner as a disciple of country music history, with the album spanning more than half a century of classic country music, encompassing both well-known standards and deep-catalog cuts, many of which hold deep personal meaning. Turner also invited other stellar country voices — some heroes, some contemporaries — to join him in the studio as he crafted his celebration of classic country.