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Chet Atkins : The Early Years: 1946-1957
Chet Atkins : The Early Years: 1946-1957
Price: £19.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Top marks to JSP for such great value., 8 Oct 2012
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Most pleased with this 5cd set. I have a lot of Chet Atkins on vinyl that I wanted to transfer to cd but at this price there's no need to bother., JSP have done it for me! We all know how good Chet was so no need to sing Chets praises here. There's lots of info in the sleeve notes. This set compares very favourably with Bear family output but at a FRACTION of the price. I cant wait to see what else JSP come out with . Most highly recommended.


Jimmie the Kid: Life of Jimmie Rodgers (Eddison musicbooks)
Jimmie the Kid: Life of Jimmie Rodgers (Eddison musicbooks)
by Mike Paris
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars very under-rated, 12 July 2012
This is not a big book and quiet old (1977) but it makes a good fist of Jimmie Rodgers life. Its crammed with pictures and includes a full discography. And what a bargain. I suppose Americans will not like the brief but frank description of Mississippi's social history. (not very flattering)and that may be why its been kicked into the long grass. It does try to eliminate myths and the fact that this was written closer in years to the events should make it more accurate. There are references to the writings of Carrie Rodgers, Nolan Porterfield (before he wrote his own book on Jimmie) and others (including his step brother)that help tell the story and fill in any blanks. I would say, grab a bargain while you still can, its worth buying for the pictures and the full recording details alone!!!


This Is Tommy Collins
This Is Tommy Collins
Price: £7.97

5.0 out of 5 stars This is the definitive single cd of Tommy Collins., 20 Mar 2012
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His complete first 2 LP's plus half a dozen spiritual tracks. if you only want 1 cd of Tommy, this is the one. He's such an under rated and under exposed artist who had a tremendous influence on a great many performers who came after him.


The First Man of the Zither Plays "The Third Man Theme" & Other Original Recordings
The First Man of the Zither Plays "The Third Man Theme" & Other Original Recordings
Price: £9.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Brimming with nostalgia, many tracks not released before., 20 Mar 2012
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Another bit of history, no-one plays zither anywhere near as good as Anton Karas does.He makes it throb and almost sound like many instruments all at once. you will know the Third Man theme and a few other tracks as well but there are lots more. Some from the incidental background music of the film, others not heard before. Im sure there are many people who will be delighted to have this cd.Its all the zither music you will ever need.


The King Of Western Swing
The King Of Western Swing
Price: £19.16

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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed full with 100 tracks of early Bob Wills., 20 Mar 2012
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These were probably the best years of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.ALL his published sides up to half way through 1940.(just full up) maybe JSP intend to bring out vol.2 from where this leaves off!? Most of this is good to great, just a couple fall below the usual high standard, but all are interesting and well worth having. It's a bit of history.


One Good Boogie Deserves Another
One Good Boogie Deserves Another
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guitar but Arthurs not a good singer., 20 Mar 2012
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As always, great guitar playing and how he gets so much variety out the boogie I dont know, but his singing does let it down(its not serious material though)and only a few vocal tracks. really good, strongly recommended.


Around the World in 25 Years
Around the World in 25 Years
by Johnny Morris
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, interesting and informative, 20 Mar 2012
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I have been trying to get recordings of Johnny Morris' radio programmes that were such good listening but have been unable to find anything. This book, though, is the next best thing.It is NOT Johhny's autobiography but rather, more like manuscripts for the radio programmes!!!!! There are 17 chapters and each one is a self contained story wonderfully told in that unique way Johhny spoke. I can almost hear his voice as I read this book, constantly stopping to laugh out loud at the humour. and so descriptive! My copy is from a library, though why they should discard a book like this is beyond me, its timeless and would be a delight to all future generations. And only 1p from Amazon, the best money I ever spent. Amazing.


I'm Still Movin On - A Singles Collection 1961-1979
I'm Still Movin On - A Singles Collection 1961-1979
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars 40 of Hanks recordings from 1961-1979, 6 Feb 2012
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Hank Snow was not just a great Country singer. Though he always sounded Country he included a lot of latin american rhythms in his records. Not many on these 2 cds but a very nice selection including 'I've been everywhere' and 'Hello love' you can check out the full track listing with Amazon.


Jamaica Farewell: Best Of Caribben Steel
Jamaica Farewell: Best Of Caribben Steel
Price: £4.48

2.0 out of 5 stars disappointin., 6 Feb 2012
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It all sound a long way away and a bit of a din. Not the lively performance you expect. Too many players? no distinct lead? I dont know whats wrong with it but its not the jolly cd I was hoping for. Can anyone recommend a good steel drum cd, please?
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28 Greatest Hits
28 Greatest Hits
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £10.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite performers., 6 Feb 2012
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Grandpa Jones lit up the stage and no-one wanted to follow him onstage. Here we have 28 tracks from 1944-1951. the track with the Delmore Brothers has had the middle bit cut out, and other tracks have been messed around with so the sound is odd on some of them. 28 tracks? unusual for gusto! its normally only 10! nit picking now. the cover picture Amazon is using is not the one for this cd!


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