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Braver Newer World (Elektra) might well be the record that Jimmie Dale Gilmore has always wanted to make. A radical departure in both instrumentation (the sitar and fuzz guitars of the title track) and arrangements (the overhaul of Joe Ely’s “Because of the Wind”), it’s the closest the Austin-via-Lubbock folkie has come to fully integrating his Eastern thinking with his Western beat, and there are moments when—for the first time ever—he rocks as effortlessly as he rolls. JOHN MORTHLAND

Buddy Holly may be universally accepted as the greatest West Texas rocker of all time, but purists have never forgotten El Paso’s Bobby Fuller, who defined the sound on “I Fought the Law (and the Law Won).” Thanks to Del-Fi Records, you can hear the best of Fuller on The Bobby Fuller Four, a new compilation of

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