The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country

Edited by Bob Allen, published by Blackwell in 1993. * equals LP only at the time. Many of these recordings are now available in other, and sometimes much better forms. List of contributors at the end of the listings. Obscure labels’ countries of origin (when non UK/US) are given after label, but this is only when considered helpful, eg: Bear Family is so well known to be German it’s not marked, but Mount Olive is not well known so it is. If a basic recording is a box set, buying it may mean you don’t need an essential one, ie: buying No 17 would mean you wouldn’t need No 7 (& No 18). Check before purchase!

Part One: The Early Years

i) Folk Routes

1. Seeger, Mike Old-time Country Music Rounder
2. John Lusk Band/Frazier & Patterson Altamont: Black String Band Music from
the Library of Congress Rounder
3. Various Artists Bristol Sessions CMF
4. Jarrell, Tommy & Fred Cockerman Best Fiddle-Banjo Duets County

ii) First Stars

5. Macon, Uncle Dave Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
6. Poole, Charlie & North Carolina Ramblers Old-time Songs County
7. Rodgers, Jimmie First Sessions Rounder
8. Carter Family Vol 1, 1927-1928: Anchored in Love Rounder
9. Various Artists White Country Blues, 1926-1938: a Lighter Shade of Blue Columbia

iii) Rural Radio

10. Various Artists Are You From Dixie? - Great Country Brother Teams of the
1930s RCA
11. Various Artists Something Got a Hold of Me: Treasury of Sacred Music RCA
12. Acuff, Roy Essential, 1936-1949 Columbia
13. O’Day, Molly & the Cumberland Mountain Folks Bear Family

iv) Modern Survivals

14. Various Artists Rounder Old-time Music Rounder
15. Watson, Doc Memories Sugar Hill

Basic Recordings

16. Various Artists Roots ‘n’ Blues: Retrospective Columbia (box)
17. Rodgers, Jimmie Singing Breakman Bear Family (box)
18. Rodgers, Jimmie No Hard Times Rounder
19. Carter Family Vol 2, 1928-1929: My Clinch Mountain Home Rounder
20. Various Artists Ragged but Right: Great Country String Bands of the 1930s RCA
21. Dickens, Hazel A Few Old Memories Rounder
22. Carter Family Clinch Mountain Treasures County
23. Chuck Wagon Gang Columbia Historic Edition Columbia*
24. Blue Sky Boys On Radio – Vol 1 Copper Creek
25. Jones, Grandpa 16 Greatest Hits Hollywood/Starday
26. Louvin Brothers Songs that tell a Story Rounder
27. Watson, Doc & Family Treasures Untold Vanguard
28. Blue Sky Boys In Concert, 1964 Rounder
29. Riddle, Lesley Step by Step: Meets the Carter Family Rounder
30. Carter, Sara & Maybelle Bear Family
31. Jones, Grandpa Live Sony
32. O’Connor, Mark Championship Years CMF
33. Hartford, John & Mark Howard Cadillac Rag Small Dog a-Barkin’
34. Red Clay Ramblers Rambler Sugar Hill
35. Various Artists Songs of the Civil War Columbia
36. Wade, Stephen Dancing Home Flying Fish
37. Mainer, Wade & Julia In the Land of Melody June Appal
38. Sexton, Morgan Shady Grove: Traditional Appalachian Banjo Player June Appal
39. Seeger, Mike & V/A Fresh Old-time String Band Music Rounder
40. Blake, Norman & Nancy Compact Disc Rounder
41. Whitstein Brothers Old-time Duets Rounder
42. Holt, David Grandfather’s Greatest Hits High Windy
43. Boosinger, Laura My Carolina Home Upstream
44. Watson, Doc My Dear Old Southern Home Sugar Hill

Part Two: Honky-Tonk

i) Born to Lose

45. Bruner, Cliff Texas Wanderers Texas Rose*
46. Tillman, Floyd Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
47. Jones, Buddy Louisiana’s Honky Tonk Man Texas Rose*
48. Daffan, Ted & His Texans Born to Lose Cowgirlboy*

ii) Drivin’ Nails in my Coffin

49. Tubb, Ernest Country Music Hall of Fame MCA

iii) Honky Tonkin’

50. Williams, Hank 40 Greatest Hits Polydor

iv) The Wild Side of Life

51. Frizzell, Lefty Best of Rhino
52. Pierce, Webb In the Jailhouse Now Intersound

v) Another Place, Another Time

53. Jones, George Best of: 1955-1967 Rhino
54. Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer: the Mercury Years Vol 1 Mercury

Basic Recordings

55. Brown, Milton & his Musical Brownies Pioneer Western Swing Band:
1935-1936 MCA*
56. Bruner, Cliff & the Rice Brothers Gang MCA (Jap)*
57. Davis, Jimmie Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
58. Mullican, Moon Sings his All-time Greatest Hits King
59. Tillman, Floyd Columbia Historic Edition Columbia*
60. Various Artists Classic Country Music II Smithsonian Coll
61. Tubb, Ernest Honky Tonk Classics Rounder*
62. Tubb, Ernest Let’s Say Goodbye Like we Said Hello Bear Family (box)
63. Williams, Hank I Ain’t got Nothin’ but Time (Vol 1) Polydor
64. Williams, Hank Rare Demos: First to Last CMF
65. Williams, Hank There’s Nothing as Sweet as my Baby Mount Olive (Den)*
66. Frizzell, Lefty Life’s Like Poetry Bear Family (box)
67. Pierce, Webb Wandering Boy Bear Family (box)
68. Pierce, Webb Hayride Boogie (1950-1951) Krazy Kat*
69. Thompson, Hank All-time Greatest Hits Capitol Collector’s
70. Thompson, Hank & his Brazos Valley Boys Country Routes (Fr)*
71. Price, Ray American Originals Columbia
72. Heap, Jimmy Release Me Bear Family
73. Delmore Brothers & Wayne Raney When they Let the Hammer Down Bear family*
74. Young, Faron All-time Greatest Hits Curb
75. Horton, Johnny the Early Years Bear Family* (box)
76. Various Artists Columbia Country Classics, Vol 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Columbia
77. Various Artists Stars of Texas Honky Tonk Ace Ltd Edition*
78. Various Artists Boppin’ Hillbilly, Vol 22 White Label (Neth)*
79. Various Artists I’m a Honky Tonk Daddy Flyright
80. Various Artists Cat’n Around Krazy Kat
81. Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA Ace
82. Jones, George Don’t Stop the Music Ace
Jones, George Superpak United Artists*
83. Jones, George Anniversary Epic
84. Stewart, Wynn Wishful Thinking Bear Family*
85. Haggard, Merle More of the Best of… Rhino
86. Lewis, Jerry Lee Killer: the Mercury Years Vol 2 Mercury

Part Three: Regional Musics – Cajun, Western Swing & the Bakersfield Sound

i) Cajun

87. Various Artists J’Ai Ete au Bal Vols 1 & 2 Arhoolie
88. LeJeune, Iry Cajun’s Greatest – Definitive Collection Ace
89. Menard, D.L. Sings ‘the Back Door’ & His Other Cajun Hits Swallow*
90. Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Vols 1 & 2 Swallow
91. Doucet, Michael & Beausoleil Bayou Deluxe: Best of Rhino

ii) Western Swing

92. Wills, Bob & his Texas Playboys Anthology (1935-1973) Rhino
93. Asleep at the Wheel Texas Gold Capitol

iii) the Bakersfield Sound

94. Maddox Brothers & Rose America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band Arhoolie
95. Owens, Buck Collection (1959-199) Rhino (box)
96. Haggard, Merle Rainbow Stew – Live at Anaheim Stadium MCA

Basic Recordings

97. Various Artists Le Gran Mamou: A Cajun Music Anthology CMF
98. Ardoin, Amede His Original Recordings (1928-1938) Old Timey*
99. Hackberry Ramblers Early Recordings (1935-1948) Old Timey*
100. Choates, Harry Fiddle King of Cajun Swing Arhoolie
101. Walker, Lawrence A Legend at Last Swallow*
102. Roger, Aldus A Cajun Legend La Louisianne
103. Various Artists Swamp Gold Vol 1 Jin
104. Abshire, Nathan A Cajun Legend – Best of Swallow
105. Courville, Sady & Dennis McGee La Vielle Musique Acadienne Swallow*
106. Menard, D.L. Cajun Saturday Night Rounder
107. Kershaw, Doug & Rusty Best of Curb
108. Newman, Jimmy C. Louisiana Saturday Night Charly*
109. Beausoleil Parlez-Nous a Boire and More Arhoolie
110. Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band Home Music with Spirits Arhoolie
111. Riley, Steve & the Mamou Playboys Trace of Time Rounder
112. Wills, Bob & his Texas Playboys Golden Era Columbia*
113. Wills, Bob Fiddle CMF*
114. Various Artists Okeh Western Swing Epic*
115. Various Artists Texas Sand – Anthology of Western Swing Rambler*
116. Brown, Milton & his Musical Brownies Country & Western Dance-o-Rama Western/Decca*
117. McAuliffe, Leon & His Western Swing Band Columbia*
118. Wills, Johnnie Lee Tulsa Swing Rounder*
119. Haggard, Merle Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World Capitol*
120. Gimble, Johnny Texas Dance Party Columbia/Lone Star*
121. Asleep at the Wheel (2nd Album) Epic
122. Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen We’ve Got a Live One Here W.Bros*
123. Cowboy Jazz That’s What we Like About the West Rounder
124. Strait, George Chill of an Early Fall MCA
125. Guthrie, Woody Dust Bowl Ballads Rounder
126. Maddox Brothers & Rose Columbia Historic Edition Columbia*
127. Various Artists Hillbilly Music…Thank God! Vol 1 Bug/Capitol
128. Owens, Buck Sings Harlan Howard Capitol*
129. Haggard, Merle Epic Collection (Recorded Live) Epic
130. Haggard, Merle 5:01 Blues Epic
131. Yoakam, Dwight Just Lookin’ for a Hit Reprise

Part Four: Western Music - the Songs of the Cowboy

i) Sons of the Pioneers

132. Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds – the RCA Victor Years RCA

ii) Gene Autry

133. Autry, Gene Essential, 1933-1946 Columbia

iii) Roy Rogers

134. Rogers, Roy Roll on, Texas Moon Bear Family*

iv) Tex Ritter

135. Ritter, Tex Blood on the Saddle Capitol*

v) Rex Allen

136. Allen, Rex Voice of the West Bear Family

vi) Jimmy Wakely

137. Wakely, Jimmy Santa Fe Trail Decca*

vii) Marty Robbins

138. Robbins, Marty Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs Columbia

viii) Michael Martin Murphey

139. Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Songs W. Bros

ix) Cowboy Songs: an Historical Overview

140. Various Artists Back in the Saddle Again New World*
141. Various Artists Legendary Songs of the Old West Columbia*

Basic Recordings

142. Sons of the Pioneers Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
143. Sons of the Pioneers Columbia Historic Edition Columbia
144. Sons of the Pioneers Trail Dust RCA Victor*
145. Sons of the Pioneers Legend of the West RCA Victor*
146. Autry, Gene Collection Murray Hill* (box)
147. Rogers, Roy & Dale Evans 16 Great Songs of the Old West Golden*
148. Rogers, Roy Columbia Historic Edition Columbia*
149. Rogers, Roy & Sons of the Pioneers Pecos Bill RCA Camden*
150. Ritter, Tex High Noon Bear Family
151. Ritter, Tex Wild West Capitol*
152. Allen, Rex Under Western Skies Decca*
153. Allen, Rex Mister Cowboy Decca*
154. Robbins, Marty More Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs Columbia*
155. Robbins, Marty the Drifter Columbia*
156. Robbins, Marty All Around Cowboy Columbia*
157. Arnold, Eddy Cattle Call/Thereby Hangs a Tail Bear Family
158. Bond, Johnny Wild, Wicked but Wonderful West Starday*
159. Cash, Johnny Sings the Ballads of the True West Columbia*
160. Dean, Eddy Dean of the West WFC*
161. Jones, Stan This was the West Disneyland*
162. Riders in the Sky Cowboy Way MCA
163. Ritter, Tex Chuck Wagon Days Capitol*
164. Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Christmas W. Bros
165. Various Artists Authentic Cowboys & Their Western Folksongs RCAVictor*
166. Various Artists My Rifle, My Pony & Me Bear Family
167. Various Artists Songs of the West (available as separate volumes:
Cowboy Classics; Silver Screen Cowboys; Gene Autry & Roy Rogers;
Movie & Television Themes) Rhino (box)

Part Five: Bluegrass

Note: 1 The first disc and the first half of the second disc of No 168 is given as the essential choice for i)/ii) and the second half of disc two the essential choice for Bill Monroe in iii). This is why the same album appears twice.

Note: 2 First Disc of the box set (No 170) is given as an essential choice in section iii) the other three discs are an essential choice in iv). This is why this box set appears twice.

i) Roots & ii) Genesis

168. Monroe, Bill & his Blue Grass Boys Essential, 1945-19491 Columbia

iii) Establishing a Style

169. Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 Bear Family
170. Flatt, Lester & Earl Scruggs 1948-19592 Bear Family (box)
171. Monroe, Bill & his Blue Grass Boys Essential, 1945-19491 Columbia

iv) Expanding the Style

172. Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys Bluegrass Special/Bluegrass Classics Columbia*
173. Osborne Brothers MGM Days of the… Polydor (Jap)* (box)
174. Reno, Don & Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 1951-1959 King (box)
175. Martin, Jimmy You Don’t Know my Mind Rounder
176. Flatt, Lester & Earl Scruggs 1948-19592 Bear Family (box)
177. Monroe, Bill Blue Grass, 1950-1958 Bear Family (box)
178. Country Gentlemen Folk Songs & Bluegrass Smithsonian/Folkways

Basic Recordings

179. Allen, Red & the Kentuckians County*
180. ASH & W Rebel
181. Baker, Kenny Master Fiddler County
182. Various Artists Bluegrass Album Vol 2 Rounder
183. Clifton, Bill Early Years 1957-1958 Rounder
184. Bluegrass Cardinals Welcome to Virginia Rounder*
185. Country Gazette Hello Operator…this is… Flying Fish
186. Country Gentlemen 25 Years Rebel
187. Dillards There is a Time Vanguard
188. Flatt, Lester & Earl Scruggs Foggy Mountain Banjo Sony
189. Grisman, David Home is Where the Heart is Rounder
190. High Country Home to Me Swallow*
191. Hot Rize Bluegrass Flying Fish
192. Johnson Mountain Boys At the Old Schoolhouse Rounder
193. Kentucky Colonels Appalachian Swing Rounder
194. Krauss, Alison Every Time you say Goodbye Rounder
195. Lawson, Doyle & Quicksilver I’ll Wander Back Someday Sugar Hill
196. Lonesome Pine Fiddlers Windy Mountain Bear Family
197. Lost and Found the Deal Rebel
198. McCoury, Del Band Don’t Stop the Music Rounder
199. Nashville Bluegrass Band Boys are Back in Town Sugar Hill
200. New Grass Revival When the Storm is Over/Fly Through the Country Flying Fish
201. New South the New South Rounder
202. Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Collection CMH
203. Osborne Brothers Once More, Vols 1 & 2 Sugar Hill
204. Rowan, Peter First Whippoorwill Sugar Hill
205. Rice, Tony Rounder
206. Seldom Scene Act I Rebel
207. Sparks, Larry & the Lonesome Ramblers Classic Bluegrass Rebel
208. Stanley Brothers Early Starday-King Years, 1958-1961 King (box)
209. Traditional Grass Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy Rebel
210. Wiseman, Mac Classic Bluegrass Rebel
211. Lonesome Standard Time Mighty Lonesome Sugar Hill
212. Stoney Lonesome Blue Heartache Red House
213. Stanley, Ralph & the Clinch Mountain Boys Classic Bluegrass Rebel

Part Six: the 1950s and 1960s – Hillbilly, Rockabilly & Early Country-Pop

Note: 3 No 229 & No 253 only available on cassette at time of publication of the book.

i) Rockabilly: Sam Phillips & the Million Dollar Quartet

214. Presley, Elvis Complete Sun Sessions RCA
215. Perkins, Carl Original Sun Greatest Hits Rhino
216. Lewis, Jerry Lee Original Sun Greatest Hits Rhino
217. Cash, Johnny Sun Years Rhino

ii) the Women of the 1950s and 1960s

218. Wells, Kitty Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
219. Cline, Patsy 12 Greatest Hits MCA

iii) Kings of 1950s and 1960s Country

220. Snow, Hank I’m Movin’ on and Other Great Country Hits RCA
221. Arnold, Eddy A Legendary Performer RCA*
222. Smith, Carl Essential, 1950-1956 Columbia
223. Robbins, Marty Essential, 1951-1982 Columbia

Basic Recordings

224. Jackson, Wanda Rockin’ in the Country Rhino
225. Twitty, Conway Best of…Vol 1 – the Rockin’ Years Mercury
226. Various Artists Get Hot or Go Home – Vintage RCA Rockabilly, ’56-’59 CMF
227. Foley, Red Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
228. Dickens, Little Jimmy Columbia Historic Edition Columbia*
229. Wagoner, Porter Best of RCA3
230. Cash, Johnny Columbia Records, 1958-86 Columbia
231. Cash, Johnny At Folsom Prison & San Quentin Columbia
232. Jackson, Stonewall American Originals Columbia
233. Horton, Johnny Greatest Hits Columbia
234. Charles, Ray Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music Rhino
235. Haggard, Merle Same Train, a Different Time: …Sings the Great
Songs of Jimmie Rodgers Capitol*
236. Smith, Cal I’ve Found Someone of My Own Decca*
237. Gibson, Don All-time Greatest Hits RCA
238. Miller, Roger Best of Vol 2: King of the Road Mercury
239. Anderson, Bill Story Decca*
240. Scott, Jack Greatest Hits Curb
241. Louvin Brothers Best of the Early… Rebel*
242. Johnnie & Jack All the Best of RCA*
243. Everly Brothers Cadence Classics – Their 20 Greatest Hits Rhino
244. Travis, Merle Best of Rhino
245. Atkins, Chet Gallopin’ Guitar (the Early Years, 1945-1954) Bear Family(box)
246. Ford, Tennessee Ernie 16 Tons of Boogie – Best of Rhino
247. Reeves, Jim Welcome to My World – Essential RCA
248. Orbison, Roy All-time Greatest Hits CBS
249. Morgan, George American Originals Columbia
250. James, Sonny Capitol Collector’s Series Capitol
251. Houston, David American Originals Columbia
252. Campbell, Glen Best of Liberty
253. Smith, Connie Best of RCA3
254. Lee, Brenda Story: Her Greatest Hits MCA
255. Davis, Skeeter Best of RCA*
256. Various Artists Billboard Top Country Hits: 1959-1968 Rhino (series of 10 volumes)

Part Seven: the 1970s

Note: 4 No 285 only available on cassette at time of publication of the book.

i) the Outlaws

257. Nelson, Willie Red-Headed Stranger Columbia
258. Jennings, Waylon Honky Tonk Heroes RCA*

ii) in the Hank and Lefty Tradition

259. Jones, George Alone Again Epic*
260. Jones, George & Tammy Wynette Greatest Hits Epic
261. Haggard, Merle Serving 190 Proof MCA*

iii) Singer-Songwriters

262. Hall, Tom T. In Search of a Song Mercury*
263. Kristofferson, Kris Songs of Monument

iv) Women of the 1970s

264. Lynn, Loretta Country Music Hall of Fame MCA
265. Parton, Dolly My Tennessee Mountain Home RCA*

v) Neo-Rockabilly and ‘Honky-Tonk Rock’

266. Stewart, Gary Out of Hand RCA/Hightone

Basic Recordings

267. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & V/A Will the Circle be Unbroken EMI
268. Bare, Bobby As is Columbia*
269. Shaver, Billy Joe Old Five & Dimers Like Me CBS*
270. Rich, Charlie Behind Closed Doors Epic
271. Milsap, Ronnie Greatest Hits (Vol 1) RCA
272. Lynn, Loretta & Conway Twitty 20 Greatest Hits MCA
273. Conlee, John 20 Greatest Hits MCA
274. Williams, Don Best of Vol 2 MCA
275. Bandy, Moe Greatest Hits Columbia
276. Twitty, Conway 20 Greatest Hits MCA
277. Tucker, Tanya Greatest Hits, 1973-1976 Columbia
278. Nelson, Willie Stardust Columbia
279. Wynette, Tammy Anniversary: Twenty Years of Hits Epic
280. Williams, Hank Jr Whiskey Bent & Hellbound W.Bros/Curb
281. Coe, David Allan 17 Greatest Hits Columbia
282. Fender, Freddy Collection Reprise
283. Kendalls 20 Favorites Epic
284. Statler Brothers Best of Mercury
285. Rodriguez, Johnny Greatest Hits Mercury4
286. Rabbitt, Eddie All-time Greatest Hits W. Bros
287. Pride, Charlie Greatest Hits RCA
288. Murray, Ann Country Hits Liberty
289. Newbury, Mickey Best of Capitol/Curb
290. Gayle, Crystal All-time Greatest Hits Curb/Cema
291. Gatlin, Larry 17 Greatest Hits Columbia
292. Nelson, Willie To Lefty from Willie Columbia
293. Nelson, Willie Sings the Songs of Kris Kristofferson Columbia
294. Jennings, Waylon Dreamin’ my Dreams RCA*
295. Various Artists the Outlaws RCA*
296. Haggard, Merle Songs I’ll Always Sing Capitol*

Part Eight: Alternative Country

i) Country-Rock

297. Dylan, Bob John Wesley Harding Columbia
298. Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia

ii) Southern Rock

299. Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd MCA

iii) Blues-Country

300. Cale, J.J. Naturally Shelter
301. Williams, Lucinda Rough Trade

iv) Folk-Country

302. Prine, John (1st Album) Atlantic
303. Cash, Roseanne Interiors Columbia

v) Texas’s Cosmic Cowboys

304. Van Zandt, Townes Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Tomato
305. Ely, Joe Live Shots MCA

vi) Hot Pickers

306. Strength in Numbers Telluride Sessions MCA

Basic Recordings

307. Dylan, Bob Nashville Skyline Columbia
308. Flying Burrito Brothers Farther Along: Best of A&M
309. Band (2nd Album) Capitol
310. Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Fantasy
311. Parsons, Gram G.P./Grievous Angel Reprise
312. Young, Neil Harvest Reprise
313. Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters Polygram
314. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gold & Platinum MCA
315. Various Artists Rebel Rousers: Southern Rock Classics Rhino
316. Rich, Charlie Fully Realized Mercury (Smash)
317. McClinton, Delbert Best of MCA
318. Raitt, Bonnie Nick of Time Capitol
319. Hiatt, John Slow Turning A&M
320. Talley, James Got no Bread/Tryin’ Like the Devil Bear Family
321. Winchester, Jesse Best of Rhino/Bearsville
322. Goodman, Steve Essential Buddah
323. Rowan, Peter All On a Rising Day Sugar Hill
324. Griffith, Nanci Lone Star State of Mind MCA
325. Brown, Greg One More Goodnight Kiss Red House
326. Burnett, T-Bone Dot/MCA (1986)
327. Clark, Guy Old No 1 RCA
328. Walker, Jerry Jeff Contrary to Ordinary MCA
329. Nelson, Willie Tougher Than Leather Columbia
330. Ramsey, Willis Alan (1st Album) Shelter
331. Earle, Steve Guitar Town MCA
332. Lovett, Lyle (1st Album) MCA/Curb
333. Flatlanders One Road More Charly
334. Gilmore, Jimmy Dale Fair and Square Hightone
335. Hancock, Butch Own and Own Sugar Hill
336. Grisman, David Quartet (1st Album) Kaleidoscope*
337. Fleck, Bela & the Flecktones UFO Tofu W. Bros
338. Gatton, Danny Cruisin’ Deuces Elektra

Part Nine: Irish Country, 1963-1993

i) International Influences

339. Lynam, Ray Very Best of Ritz

ii) the Era of Big Tom, Big Brendan, Big Chiefs

340. Big Tom & the Mainliners 20 Golden Greats Ainm

iii) Winds of Change for Irish Country

341. O’Donnell, Daniel Last Waltz Ritz
342. Kelly, Sandy I Need to be in Love K-tel

iv) Original Irish Country Music

343. Hanly, Mick Still Not Cured WEA*
344. Chieftans Another Country: in Nashville RCA Victor

Basic Recordings

345. Dunphy, Tom Very Best of EMI Talisman
346. Various Artists Dolphin Country Dolphin
347. Coll, Brian Country Calling Homespun*
348. Cunningham, Larry Songs Fresh from Nashville Release*
349. Various Artists Irish Hit Parade ’71 EMI Talisman
350. Various Artists Irish Country Fever Harmac
351. Various Artists Thoughts of Country Ritz
352. McCann, Susan Diamonds & Dreams Prism
353. Begley, Philomena & Mick Flavin In Harmony Ritz
354. McGettigan, Charlie Anew
355. McEvoy, Johnny the Original Play
356. Whole Chicken Band Tonight CMR (single)
357. Cajun Paddy Ireland in the 90s (single)
358. Hank Halfhead and the Rambling Turkeys Dublin Two-Step HH

Part Ten: the 1980s and Beyond

i) Country-Rockers and ‘Newgrass’ Country

359. Harris, Emmylou Roses in the Snow W. Bros
360. Skaggs, Ricky Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine Epic
361. Crowell, Rodney Diamonds and Dirt Columbia

ii) Women of the 1980s and 1990s

362. McEntire, Reba My Kind of Country MCA
363. Judds Why Not Me? RCA
364. Judd, Wynonna Wynonna Curb/MCA

iii) Neo-Honky-Tonkers

365. Yoakam, Dwight Guitars, Cadillacs… Reprise
366. Travis, Randy Storms of Life W. Bros
Jackson, Alan Here in the Real World Arista
367. Anderson, John Seminole Wind BNA

Basic Recordings

368. Strait, George Greatest Hits MCA
369. Gosdin, Vern Chiseled in Stone Columbia
370. Whitley, Keith I Wonder do you Think of me? RCA
371. Diffie, Joe A Thousand Winding Roads Epic
372. Tritt, Travis It’s all About to Change W. Bros
373. Brown, Marty High & Dry MCA
374. Conley, Thomas Earl Yours Truly RCA
375. Stuart, Marty This One’s Gonna Hurt You MCA
376. Black, Clint Put Yourself in My Shoes RCA
377. Kershaw, Sammy Haunted Heart Mercury
378. Chestnutt, Mark Longnecks & Short Stories MCA
379. Gill, Vince When I Call Your Name MCA
380. Brooks, Garth No Fences Liberty
381. Tippin, Aaron You’ve Got to Stand for Something RCA
382. Parnell, Lee Roy (1st Album) Arista
383. Reid, Mike Turning for Home Columbia
384. Oslin, K.T. 80’s Ladies RCA
385. Carpenter, Mary Chapin State of the Heart Columbia
386. Tillis, Pam Put Yourself in My Place Arista
387. Loveless, Patty Only What I Feel Epic
388. Mattea, Kathy Willow in the Wind Mercury
389. Lang, K.D. & the Reclines Shadowland Sire
390. Yearwood, Trisha (1st Album) MCA
391. Boggus, Suzy Somewhere Between Capitol
392. DeMent, Iris Infamous Angel W. Bros/Rounder
393. Willis, Kelly Bang Bang MCA
394. Lynne, Shelby Temptation Morgan Creek/Mercury
395. Cryner, Bobbie (1st Album) Epic
396. Ketchum, Hal Past the Point of No Return Curb
397. Keen, Robert Earl Jr A Bigger Piece of the Sky Sugar Hill
398. Mallet, Dave This Town Vanguard
399. Tashian, Barry & Holly Ready for Love Rounder
400. Hinojosa, Tish Culture Swing Rounder
401. Russell, Tom Box of Visions Philo
402. Moffatt, Katy Walkin’ on the Moon Philo*
403. Desert Rose Band (1st Album) MCA
404. Alabama Southern Star RCA
405. Kentucky Headhunters Pickin’ on Nashville Mercury

Contributors: Bob Allen; Tom Gilmore; Frank Godbey; Marty Godbey; Pete Loesch; Nick Tosches; Charles Wolfe; Laurence J. Zwishohn