FOLK & COUNTRY

Our brand of folk is definitely not all "kumbaya" and our brand of country definitely not "git'r done".

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  1. Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

    33 1/3 Volume 102: Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

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    July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. Learn More
  2. 33 1/3: The Band's Music From Big Pin

    33 1/3 Volume 28: The Band's Music From Big Pink

    $14.95

    The received wisdom handed down by rock scholars and historians has been that for Dylan and The Hawks this was a period of woodshedding; of quiet meditation, musical reflection and scholarly, almost Spartan, diligence. Learn More
  3. 33 1/3: Highway 61 Revisited

    33 1/3 Volume 35: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited

    $12.95

    The latest installment in the 33 1/3 Series looks at Dylan's landmark album. Learn More
  4. 33 1/3: Neil Young's Harvest

    33 1/3 Volume 3: Neil Young's Harvest

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    Neil Young's Harvest is one of those strange albums that has achieved lasting success without ever winning the full approval of rock critics or hardcore fans. Learn More
  5. 33 1/3 Volume 51: Nick Drake's Pink Moon

    33 1/3 Volume 51: Nick Drake's Pink Moon

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    The backside of Nick Drake's headstone, wedged deep into the earth of an English parish church graveyard, reads: 'Now we rise and we are everywhere.' Learn More
  6. 33 1/3 Volume 58: Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights

    33 1/3 Volume 58: Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights

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    Richard had been married for nearly a decade to Linda, who sang his songs with empathy and clarity and who, moreover, put up with his quest for truth and self-knowledge, and bore his children, and loved him throughout. Learn More
  7. 33 1/3: The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

    33 1/3 Volume 60: The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy And The Lash

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    The band heaped their cases and bags into the corner of a small tavern and came to rest around a table. Some of them continued to sing, while others put their brows to the table and slept. Learn More
  8. The Flying Burrito Bros' The Gilded Palace Of Sin

    33 1/3 Volume 61: The Flying Burrito Bros' The Gilded Palace Of Sin

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    The Burritos wanted country music that breathed and bled, that was relevant and vital. Learn More
  9. 33 1/3 Volume 63: Elliott Smith's XO

    33 1/3 Volume 63: Elliott Smith's XO

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    This book focuses on the genius of Smith's 1998 debut that remains his defining album. Learn More
  10. 33 1/3: Facing Future

    33 1/3 Volume 70: Israel Iz Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future

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    Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped into the studio, the floated floor shifted beneath the engineer's feet. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole engulfed the engineer's hand in his and said, "Hi, bruddah." Learn More
  11. A Drink With Shane MacGowan cover

    A Drink With Shane MacGowan

    $15.00

    One of the most unusual music memoirs to appear in years. Learn More
  12. A Heartbeat and a Guitar

    A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears

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    Johnny Cash recorded Bitter Tears in 1964, four years before his live performance at Folsom Prison and six years before he recorded Man in Black. Learn More
  13. Amplified

    Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians

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    Amplifed presents sixteen short stories by some of the most compelling songwriters performing today. Learn More
  14. Blind But Now I See

    Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson

    $16.95

    Blind But Now I See 2nd Ed From the day Doc Watson stepped off the bus in New York City, the North Carolina music legend changed the world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. Learn More
  15. Bound For Glory

    Bound for Glory

    $16.00

    First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by a man who saw it all. Learn More
  16. Buck Owens

    Buck Owens: The Biography

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    Buck Owens was the top-selling country act of the 1960s. The Beatles covered his songs; Gram Parsons idolized him; the Grateful Dead loved him. At least six marriages, several TV shows, and a publishing and media empire followed. Learn More
  17. Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs

    Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs

    $15.95

    In this collection of beautifully crafted autobiographical vignettes, Jay Farrar visits the places he’s journeyed to over twenty years as a traveling musician, and recalls his formative childhood, raised by his parents from the Missouri Ozarks. Learn More
  18. Gram Parsons: God's Own Singer

    Gram Parsons: God's Own Singer

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    Gram sang like an angel and dressed like a country star. Sadly he was neither - at least not in his own lifetime. Learn More
  19. Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues

    Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues

    $18.95

    The Pogues injected the fury of punk into Irish folk music and gave the world the troubled, iconic, darkly romantic songwriter Shane MacGowan. Learn More
  20. House of Cash (paperback)

    House of Cash: The Legacies of my Father, Johnny Cash

    $14.99

    House of Cash is an unprecedented look at the life and inspirations of the Man in Black, by none other than his namesake son, John Carter Cash. Gathering together previously unpublished photographs, lyrics, art, notes, and recollections from the Cash family archives, John Carter paints a portrait of his father’s inner life, and the values he imparted to his son and family. Learn More
  21. I'm Your Man

    I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

    $16.99

    The legend behind such songs as "Suzanne," "Bird on the Wire" and "Hallelujah" and the poet and novelist behind such groundbreaking literary works as Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen is one of the most important and influential artists of the most important and influential artists of our era, a man of powerful emotion and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life—sex, religion, power, meaning, love. Learn More
  22. Introducing Bert Williams

    Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story of America's First Black Star

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    According to critics of his time, Bert Williams was “the Greatest Comedian on the American Stage.” Learn More
  23. Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness

    Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness

    $17.95

    The first and only illustrated biography of "The Man in Black", Johnny Cash, the most famous country singer of all time. Learn More
  24. Kansas City Lightning (paperback)

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

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    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Learn More
  25. The Letters of Joe Hill

    Letters of Joe Hill: Centenary Edition

    $11.95

    Radical songwriter and organizer Joe Hill was murdered by the capitalist state in 1915, but his songs continue to inspire working-class activists and musicians. Learn More

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