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CD D 212

EARL HEYWOOD Canada’s No 1 Singing Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 212

"Canada's No. 1 Singing Cowboy" was also a fine songwriter and deserves to be better known. We are pleased to present this selection of 26 of his late 40s/early 50s songs accompanied by his Serenade Ranch Gang. Inducted into the Canadian Country Hall of Fame in 1989.


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CD D 300

EARLY CALIFORNIA COWBOYS & HILLBILLIES Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 300

Some great uncluttered late 20s/early 30s recordings from five different bands from California, preceding the Bakersfield Sound by a couple of decades.


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CD D 397

ED CAMP & Associates. B.A.C.M. 397

28 rare tracks here, many in the Hank Williams mold, some from Ed Camp, others from Artists who shared the same label as Camp. Talented but nowadays sadly much forgotten Camp was an accomplished fiddler and guitarist who played on the same bill as Hank Williams in the weeks and days before Hank's untimely death. (In 1955, Camp was on the same bill as a young and already on the rise to fame, Elvis Presley).


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CD D 623

ED McCURDY Cowboy & Western Songs BACM CD 623

Ed McCurdy is nowadays best known as a folk singer who worked with the likes of Pete Seeger and Josh White in the late 1940s and going on to become one of the leading lights in the late 1950s folk revival, performing at the legendary Newport Folk Festivals and hosting the Greenwich Village hootenanny sessions which helped launch the careers of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. But his career also includes successful episodes as a radio performer singing romantic songs and doing comedy routines in the 1930s /early 40s and as a children’s entertainer on radio and TV in the early 1950s. Also little known is his familiarity with and love for cowboy and western material and we are pleased to release this compilation – 24 tracks, culled from his 1957 Songs Of The Old West and other albums. They feature the guitar and banjo work of Erik Darling, a founder member of The Tarriers folk group and another big fan of the Cowboy music genre. Thanks to Country Music historian Tony Byworth for the liner notes.


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CD D 547

Eddie Dean & Andy Parker And The Plainsmen BACM CD 547

An essential ingredient of the 1940s black and white westerns, was the cowboy band, typically playing over the opening and closing credits as well as doing a ‘live’ performance built into the story. This collection takes songs from six popular movies from 1947/1948 featuring singing cowboy Eddie Dean (see also BACM CD 69, Dusty Old Saddle). We also include eight tracks of Eddie accompanied by the superb Andy Parker and The Plainsmen. Thanks are due to Andy’s son, Joe, who edited and digitally restored the tracks – continuing his epic work over the decades, archiving and restoring classic Western recordings, preserving an important part of America’s musical heritage for future generations.


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CD D 69

EDDIE DEAN Dusty Old Saddle. B.A.C.M. 69

Up there as one of the all time great singing cowboys alongside Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Tex Ritter, here are 27 of his 1940s radio transcriptions.


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CD D 634

EDDIE HAZELWOOD – I’ll Pay You No Never Mind. BACM CD 634

Eddie Hazelwood was a fine singer and talented songwriter who undeservedly never made the big time outside Southern California. This long overdue collection features most of his recordings, some with top session musicians including Merle Travis on electric guitar and Tex Atchinson on fiddle – also tracks from his last sessions include a young Joe Maphis on lead guitar. One curiosity is Hazlewood’s 1953 cover of Big Mama Thornton’s Hound Dog hit, featuring both Merle Travis and Joe Maphis on guitar - a full three years before Elvis recorded his mis-remembered lyrics version.


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CD D 29

EDDIE KIRK Blue Bonnet Blues. B.A.C.M. 29

A nowadays almost forgotten singer/guitarist who was very popular back in the 40s and early 50s, here a selection of his Capitol recordings.


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CD D 602

EDDIE KIRK Vol 2- Away Out On The Mountain. BACM 602

A second compilation of recordings by Western singer/ songwriter and B-Western actor Eddie Kirk, mainly culled from his Capitol recordings from the late 1940s and early 50s and representative of the West Coast sound of the era. Nice mix of styles and genres including a few demonstrations of Kirk’s yodelling skills.


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CD D 219

EDDIE MILLER & HIS OKLAHOMANS Release Me. B.A.C.M. 219

Singer/ Western-swing bandleader/ famed songwriter (the much recorded "Release me""included here) - with 27 songs from the mid 1940s/mid 50s. (The first of our two samples is Eddie's original cut of his "I Love You Honey" composition, later a minor hit for Patsy Cline).


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CD D 277

EDDIE NOACK Have Blues Will Travel. B.A.C.M. 277

Excellent singer/songwriter who deserves to be better known. These 1940s/50s recordings will show you why.


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CD D 521

EDDIE SHULER & His All Star Revellers – Grand Mamou. BACM 521.

Eddie Shuler was founder of Goldband Records, a label which first brought us Dolly Parton (at age 14!) and, over the decades, everything from traditional cajun, blues legends, pop hits and R&B to zydeco. But Goldband began as a vanity label to showcase Shuler’s own recordings from the mid ‘40s onwards. Here are 24 of these cuts, most with Shuler on guitar and vocals but backed by some of the top musicians of the era. Mix of (mainly) upbeat Western Swing and Cajun styles and it includes Shuler’s regional hit Ace Of Love, co-written with his long time band member, steel guitarist Pee Wee Lyons.


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CD D 400

EDDIE ZACK & His Dude Ranchers. B.A.C.M. 400

An interesting mix of styles from Eddie and various members of his band, including his daughters - mainly country, some rockabilly. 30 recordings from the 1950s.


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CD D 632

EDDY ARNOLD – Cattle Call. BACM CD 632

Our first collection of Eddy Arnold recordings including several from the late 1940s to early 50s when he scored a string of hits including Bouquet Of Roses and Anytime and was the best selling country star, even outselling Hank Williams. A fine country crooner as much at home with up tempo foot tappers as with country ballads.


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CD D 145

ELDON BAKER and his Brown County Revelers. B.A.C.M. 145

One of the less well known hot string bands with 26 excellent foot tapping tracks from 1938-52.


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CD D 628

ELTON BRITT – Vol. 4. 1944-55, St. Louis Blues Yodel. BACM CD 628

This collection kicks off with a few more tracks from the 1940s, recorded in New York with lush orchestral accompaniment including a beautiful rendition of Roses Of Yesterday and the first ever issued recording of Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain. The final 20 tracks were recorded in Nashville, 1950 -55 and revert to a more stripped down, more country sound and the various session line ups include ace guitarists Chet Atkins, Eddie Hill, Grady Martin and George Barnes. A nice mix of songs and styles – with Britt on fine yodelling form on Rotation Blues and St. Louis Blues Yodel.


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CD D 350

ELTON BRITT & FRIENDS Vol. 3 Recorded 1933–1941. B.A.C.M. 350

Something special for Elton’s fans and collectors – recordings with various groups cut during his early career.


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CD D 109

ELTON BRITT Early Recordings 1933-1937. B.A.C.M. 109

Going back further into the vaults than CD86, this CD contains 20 rare recordings from 1933-37 by this top yodeler, in various guises.


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CD D 86

ELTON BRITT Jackass Blues. B.A.C.M. 86

24 1940s recordings from one of the all time great country yodelers accompanied on some by top girl yodeler Rosalie Allen, all from his RCA years. Several classic country songs given the distinctive Britt treatment.


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CD D 283

ERNEST HARE as HOBO JACK TURNER. B.A.C.M. 283

20s/30s popular country songs many of them classics of the 'outdoor vagabond' genre, sung in great style in his 'Hobo Jack' persona.


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CD D 152

ERNEST MARTIN And His Gospel Melody Makers. B.A.C.M. 152

27 gospel songs done in bluegrass style from this authentic pentecostal preacher - all but three of this selection were his own compositions. Nowadays forgotten other than by a few bluegrass collectors he was a prolific songwriter who learned guitar, banjo and harmonica at an early age, had his own radio show (as "Kid Martin") at 20 and for a time played on radio with Bill & Cliff Carlisle - then turned from hard drinker to preacher.


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CD D 31

ERNEST THOMPSON Pioneer Artist From North Carolina. B.A.C.M. 31

One of the first country artists on record, these songs from his first recordings in 1924 contain a mix of instrumentals and traditional songs in his distinctive high pitched delivery.


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CD D 249

ERNEST TUBB Just Rollin’ On. B.A.C.M. 249

Honky-tonk singing at its best on these 22 rare transcription tracks recorded in 1944 - an era some rate as his best; several composed by Tubb himself.


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CD D 663

ERNIE LEE – Easy To Please. BACM CD 663

Here is another of those talented country artistes who despite having enjoyed regional popularity never got the break (or hit record!) to become nationwide stars. Ernie Lee became an early regular on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance in the early ‘40s, later joining the Midwestern Hayride as MC and featured singer before moving to Florida in 1954 becoming a mainstay on several local radio shows as well as the area’s first TV station WSUN. He remained the major country music figure in Florida for the next 30 years with his laid back style and easy-going country crooner voice which many have rated as better than his friend and co-performer Red Foley. BACM are pleased to offer this collection of Lee’s recordings made in the late 1940s and early 50s. It includes the rarely heard Cold War era song No Jo, a swipe at communism and Joseph Stalin and first recorded by Hank Williams.


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CD D 58

ESCO HANKINS Rising Sun. B.A.C.M. 58

22 rare recordings - most long unavailable and some never before re-issued; from a singer who was strongly influenced by Roy Acuff, several of whose songs are featured here.


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CD D 347

EVAN KEMP Beautiful Nicola Valley. B.A.C.M. 347

Another fine Canadian country singer who deserves wider fame; nice easy style, 31 songs and instrumentals recorded between 1958 and 1960.


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CD D 465

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 1 Various Artists. CD 465

28 tracks, selected from early 1950s records released by this Ohio-based record label. Some ace musicians, including Dave Woolum (who had been part of Jim & Jesse McReynolds' Virginia Trio), Sonny Osborne and banjo wizard Noah Crase, one time member of Bill Monroe's band, here heard backing Woolum on several tracks. Also a couple of instrumental gems from ace mandolinist Ray Lunsford, who was featured on the Archive's earlier Jimmie Skinner CD (JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle, BACM CD184).


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CD D 473

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists B.A.C.M. 473

Second compilation culled from records issued on the Excellent label in the 1950s. Includes several tracks from the superb mandolinist Ray Lunsford, best known from his session work with Jimmie Skinner (showcased on our JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle CD no. 277). Plenty of bluegrass style ...


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CD D 147

EZRA & HIS BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 147

35 transcriptions for radio, recorded 1939/40 by this influential hillbilly band led by Ezra Paulette (vocal, yodel, fiddle) and which featured an ever changing line up of superb musicians including Hank Skillet (fiddle) and Zeke Manners (accordion).


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CD D 581

SMILIN’ EDDIE HILL BACM CD D 581

Friendly-voiced Eddie Hill was a pioneering country music DJ, nowadays best remembered for his compering at WSM-Nashville and the WLAC-TV Country Junction show. But he was also a prolific recording artist, recording for Decca, Mercury, RCA and Columbia. Bear Family and Cattle Records have issued selections of his recordings and we’ve put ‘The best of the rest’on this BACM compilation. Hill always had top session men on his recordings (hear Chet Atkins and Grady Martin trading licks on Educated Fool; and Johnny & Jack doing the vocals alongside Eddie’s recitations on the 1947 tracks). Some hilarious comedy numbers including a spoof country version of Jack & The Beanstalk, name-checking Hank Snow and Chet Atkins among others!) An enjoyable hours’ feel-good-country-listening.


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CD D 308

THE EDISON LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 308

Historic early old time collection from the 1920s; interesting mix selected from the huge Edison output with influential and gifted performers including Posey Rorer, Vernon Dalhart and Fiddling Powers Family


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CD D 633

Wanderer’s Stomp – Pre War Dallas Vol 1-BACM CD 633

Dallas was a hotbed of progressive string band music in the early 1930s, influenced by its neighbour Fort Worth (the reputed Cradle of Western Swing) and taking on board other regional jazz, blues and hillbilly influences. BACM has already dedicated some CDs to early Dallas western swing stalwarts like Bill Boyd and Roy Newman and this collection focusses on lesser known groups. Many of the musicians were legends in their own right including tenor banjoist and mainstay of the Light Crust Doughboys Marvin Montgomery and singer-guitarist Dick Reinhart. Nice mix of styles including stripped down blues from the Paradise Joy Boys with what we believe is the first ever cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s Matchbox Blues. The fiddler is trained violinist and child prodigy, Felix St Clair. Other highlights included four fine recordings from “hot” Hawaiian trio the Hauulea Entertainers, led by local steel guitarist and teacher J. B. Stevenson and nine from the Wanderers, a Western Swing group much influenced by Milton Brown.


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