Category Archives: country

The Delmore Brothers – Classic Cuts Vol. 2: The Later Years 1933-1952

Here’s another fine JSP box of vintage American roots music. And really, it couldn’t be more different from Blind Lemon Jefferson. Where he was raw, the Delmores were polished. His records were buried under a cloud of surface noise. These … Continue reading

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"Dakota" Dave Hull & Sean Blackburn – Vol. 1 & Rollin’ Along

Porco Rosso just posted a couple of great country-meets-jazz albums over at Guitar and the Wind. He talks about the history of the various attempts to fuse the genres, beginning with Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills. I thought I’d contribute … Continue reading

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New Riders of the Purple Sage – Before Time Began

Here’s the second contribution by loyal blog-reader IncaRoads. More to follow soon. Biography by Bruce Eder For most of the early ’70s, the New Riders of the Purple Sage™ (yes, the name is trademark-protected) were the successful offshoots of the … Continue reading

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the last great post this year

Well, this blog has been fun, but I’m going to have to put it on hold for a while. I’m going to be working on organic farms in Ireland and perhaps other parts of Europe through the WWOOF organization, for … Continue reading

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