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CD D 110

4 STAR ROUNDUP Soppin’ Up The Gravy Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 110

An eclectic mix of performers and a great variety of styles from the 1940s/early 50s 4Star label. Hi-lights include Roy Clark's first recording, Mysteries Of Life from 1953, a great Carter Family-style cut from the Stewart Family and rare tracks from The Wilburn Brothers, Maddox Brothers & Rose and T. Texas Tyler.


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CD D 357

4 STAR ROUNDUP Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 357

Another fine mix of tracks (25) from this label; includes work by Stuart Hamblen and Paul Westmoreland; mainly 1950s.


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CD D 392

A ‘FINE’ HILLBILLY SONG Country Music On The Fine Label. B.A.C.M. 392

An interesting compilation of 28 mid 1950s recordings released on the independent Fine label based in Biloxi Mississipi. Includes the first recordings of Ann Ray, later to record on Decca and Ernie Chaffin who later joined Sam Philip's Sun label.


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CD D 146

FAIRLEY HOLDEN I’ve Got Blues To Spare. B.A.C.M. 146

Some 1940s bluesy, comic-country here on these 25 recordings, sung with Holden's distinctive infectious raw delivery.


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CD D 394

FEDERAL LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 394

Interesting mix of tracks issued on the Federal Label from various artists including four by Bill Carlisle (some of his early recordings are on BACM 34) and four by Tennessee's champion hoe-down fiddler Tommy Magness.


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CD D 45

FERLIN HUSKY as Terry Preston Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost. B.A.C.M. 45

Versatile country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional country,comedy songs, spoken recitations, and rockabilly. Early in his career, producer Smiley Burnette advised re-branding himself as "Terry Preston" as real name "Ferlin Husky" was too 'rural''. He reverted to the real name for later recordings and also used "Simon Crum" for later comedy recordings.


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CD D 121

FERLIN HUSKY Early Capitol Recordings 1953-1955. B.A.C.M. 121

23 early recordings from this big country star's Capitol days; great voice, great songs ("Hank's Song" begins: "I just don't like this kind of livin' when nobody's lonesome for me; I'm headin' down the long lost highway, may you never be alone like me").


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CD D 215

FIDDLIN’ ARTHUR SMITH Give Me Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 215

Brilliant often-imitated fiddler and a good singer; here with 17 commercial and 8 transcriptions from the the 1930s/40s. Great selection of songs, various accompanist line ups including The Delmore Bothers, Billy Byrd, Clyde Moody and Jimmy Wakely.


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CD D 132

FIDDLIN’ JACK PIERCE & THE OKLAHOMA COWBOYS. B.A.C.M. 132

Listen to some fine fiddle playing - with Pierce performing with four different bands on 22 tracks from 1927 to 1936.


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CD D 424

FIDDLIN’ SID HARKREADER Early Opry Star B.A.C.M. 424

A slice of country music history, early recordings from this accomplished fiddler and singer, an early sidekick to Uncle Dave Macon and who continued playing the Grand Ole Opry through to the early '60s. Nice collection of songs, many later becoming huge sellers for other artists.


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CD D 202

FISHER HENDLEY & His Aristocratic Pigs. B.A.C.M. 202

Interesting slice of early country history from this banjo player of high quality with a great voice and showmanship; 22 recordings mainly from the 1930s (one from 1925) in a variety of styles, four of them featuring Henry Whitter (see our collection on CD 348).


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CD D 151

FLEMING & TOWNSEND Little Home Upon The Hill. B.A.C.M. 151

Rare recordings from this distinctive singing and yodeling duo, self accompanying on guitar and mandolin.


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CD D 452

FOUR PICKLED PEPPERS & Associates -B.A.C.M. 452

Brilliant bunch of musicians on this band formed in 1938 by Norman Woodlieff, singer and guitarist who accompanied legendary old timey musician Charlie Poole on his first sessions in 1925.


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CD D 195

FOUR RAMBLERS Legendary Irish Quartet. B.A.C.M. 195

24 mainly Irish songs sung with devastatingly good harmony by this fine group which UK country fans of a certain age will remember were featured in the 1950s BBC "Riders Of The Range" serial. Recommended for folks looking for superb authentic versions of all the great Irish songs, "Mountains of Mourne", "Cockles & Mussels", "I'll take you home Kathleen" etc. The quartet included the same Pat Campbell who went on on to become a popular DJ/personality on UK radio and TV and who compered some of the early Wembley Festivals. At the height of their popularity they toured the USA and even performed at Carnegie Hall.


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CD D 56

FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. B.A.C.M. 56

24 recordings, a mix of radio transcriptions and commercial recordings from this unfairly neglected Western band - here performing some nice country songs.


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CD D 533

FOY WILLING Vol. 2 Good Good Morning. BACM CD 533

A second compilation from Foy and the superb Riders Of The Purple Sage, one of the best western vocal groups of the late 40s. 32 more performances, mainly culled from radio transcriptions recorded in the mid ‘40s, a mix of country or western standards and traditional songs. Thank you Don Cusic for the research and sleeve notes.


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CD D 85

FRANK & JAMES McCRAVY Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 85

Interesting old time harmony from these South Carolina born brothers with some of their 1920s/30s recordings.


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CD D 7

Frank Luther “Will the Angels Play Their Harps for Me”. B.A.C.M. 07

One of the most prolific recording artistes of the early era of hill billy recordings, he is nowadays best remembered for his collaborations with Carson Robison (hundreds of recordings together 1928-32 on various labels and under various names). Also recorded with wife Zora Layman and, later in his career a fine series of children’s recordings (some of us oldies well remember "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", often on BBC children's requests in the 1950s!). This CD has a mix of recording from his early career, mainly the early 1930s.


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CD D 103

FRANK LUTHER An Old Man’s Story. B.A.C.M. 103

Mixed bag from the versatile performer whose long career moved from 'classical' through hillbilly and eventually saw him become the biggest seller of recordings for children. Here we feature early recordings from his 'Hillbilly" era, 1928/34 when he was a close collaborator with Carson Robison.


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CD D 505

Frank WELLING & John McGHEE – I Wants My Lulu. CD 505

A fine rootsy old timey duo, Frank Welling on steel and guitar, John McGhee on harmonica and guitar, sentimental harmonies on a mix of religious and sentimental songs with a few humorous numbers for good measure. Recorded 1928-31, nice harmonies, style somewhat akin to but smoother than, Darby and Tarlton. Female voices on some tracks from either Welling’s wife or McGhee’s daughter.


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CD D 509

FRANKIE MARVIN – Vol 2. BACM CD 509

A second collection of Marvin’s recordings, mainly from the late 1920s, including several delightful covers of Jimmie Rodgers songs including Way Up On The Mountain, Treasures Untold and Muleskinner Blues.


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CD D 3

Frankie Marvin “Early recordings by Gene Autry’s No. 1 Sideman”. B.A.C.M. 03

Song writer and steel guitarist, he appeared with Gene Autry for many years as comedian and stunt man. Born in Oklahoma 1904 - Died in 1985 at age 81. Performed on many occasions with older brother Johnny (another talented singer/musician recording artiste - some of Johnny's recordings are showcased on our BACM CD 75).


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CD D 179

FRED KIRBY That Good Old Utah Trail. B.A.C.M. 179

Another from the vaults, bringing back to to a new audience this nowadays largely forgotten powerful voiced singer with 31 recordings from the 1930s, several featuring Cliff Carlisle.


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CD D 601

FREDDIE HART – The Whole World Holding Hands. BACM CD 601

A collection of smooth ‘50s Country’ recordings from Old Smoothie himself, Freddie Hart, with a collection of his songs from the early 50s. A one time Hank Williams roadie, Hart became a prolific hit maker through the '60s and '70s with nine US County top 10s including three Number 1s - and was also a prolific and successful songwriter providing hits for the likes of Patsy Cline, Left Frizzell, George Jones and Porter Wagoner. This CD, which features recordings from his early career before achieving mainstream fame and will be enjoyed by fans of smooth early 50’s country. One of country’s most distinctive, immediately recognized voices, 29 recordings half of them Hart compositions.


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CD D 585

THE FRONTIERSMEN – I Dreamed Of A Hill-billy Heaven. BACM CD 585

Mid 50s recordings by this superb western group, led by accordionist “Highpockets” Busse and featuring gifted singer/guitarist Hal Clark and bassist/vocalist Wayne West. The group provided session backing for several western stars of the era including Eddie Dean and our collection includes six Dean tracks


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