Cloud 8 has been making a big push to broaden the country music LP selection in the store. Here are a few from Country music legend, George Jones. “No Show” Jones was widely known and often celebrated for his hard-drinkin’, fast-livin’, unreliable reputation which preceded him in the 60′s and 70′s. With over a 150 hit songs under his belt and buckle, he became an avid, and public complainant of pop influenced, modern country music in his later years. The 90′s saw Jones and many of his colleagues removed from radio air play for new, weekly, pop hits. He continued to perform and record right up until the end of his life however, to an ever growing and dedicated fan base. On April 26, 2013, after being hospitalized for fever and irregular blood pressure, Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.
In honor of Record Store Day, Cloud 8 Records will be taking 20% off ALL of its music inventory at the store, April 20th and 21st. Bucks (owner of Cloud 8) will be hanging out all day (both days) giving out sweet deals, even some freebies! So when you are done chasing down deals all over town on new release vinyl, come by and pick out your old favorites at Dolly!
(LEFT) A fabulous, super obscure, collectors album; Nudie & His Mandolin is an original pressing from the famed western Tailor & creator of the “Nudie Suit”, worn by Hollywood and Nashville stars alike. The inside booklet contains dozens of pictures of Nudie and his celebrity friends. The inside cover includes autographs by Nudie and Guy Madison. Record is in good condition, minor wear on cover.
(RIGHT) An album recorded by chance on December 18th 1969: Buddy and The Juniors is a raw, informal, acoustic session consisting of Chicago’s greatest blues artists; Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, and Junior Wells. The impromptu recording was done in one day, followed by one day of mixing in the studio, and later released on the Blue Thumb label in 1970. Its creation began a long feud with Guy’s label at the time, Vanguard. After they refused to pay for his flight to New York to mix an album he’d already cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz, Guy responded by teaming up with “the Juniors” and Blue Thumb boss, Bob Krasnow, to produce this gritty, must have album for blues lovers. This marble colored vinyl is in great condition, with minimal ware on cover.
Cowboy boots have a long and proud tradition, and Larry Mahan boots are built to honor that tradition. Created from the finest materials and crafted by the Montague Boot Company in Nocona, Texas, Larry Mahan boots are among the best. These are a wonderful custom made pair of men’s boots from the 1970′s. They have been worn but still have a lot of living to do!! Men’s size 11. $250.
Once again, we owe thanks to Monk Records. This Italian label has been spitting out represses of some of the best early American Blues artists for years, including Blind Blake. This sealed copy includes 18 phenomenal tracks, an absolute gem.
Recorded originally for release on Warner Bro. Records, these early 1940′s recordings have been released on Moses Asch Folkways Records. There are 10 tracks in total, all songs written by Woody Guthrie. Both the record and cover are in excellent condition. Recorded during the late 50′s as the American Folk music revival was just getting underway, Odetta and The Blues was released in 1962. All of the songs are classic, including covers of Bessie Smith’s “Weeping Willow” and “Nobody Knows You”. The cover has slight ware on the front, with all corners and edges in good shape. The record is in great condition.