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CD D 480

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 2. BACM CD 480

Second volume of female honky tonk hillbilly talent, from an era when male domination of the country music scene made it difficult for many excellent girl singers to get the recognition they deserved. Lots of great talent although most, maybe all, of the names will be unfamiliar to you; one of them "Inez Hellman" later achieved fame as Connie Hall.


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CD D 366

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 1. BACM CD 366

Six young ladies with a mix of 1950s country and rockabilly - including four each from Helen Carter and the great Margie Bowers (a.k.a. Margie Bowers Wilburn) including her Top 10 "Poor Ole Heartsick Me"!


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CD D 420

LAWTON “SLIM” WILLIAMS. B.A.C.M. 420

Williams’ recording/ performing career stretched across six decades but it was his songwriting that ‘paid the bills’ – including country classics like “Fraulein”and “Geisha Girl”. Here is an interesting collection of 27 other self-penned songs, mostly less well known but including “Farewell Party”, a big hit for Gene Watson and “Paper face” recorded by Hank Locklin. Williams’ voice fits the songs well and some excellent session musicians also feature.


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CD D 266

LeGARDE TWINS One Little Letter. B.A.C.M. 266

29 tracks from the yodeling twins, Tom and Ted LeGarde from Queensland, Australia, recorded 1951-56. Accomplished cowboys and rodeo riders they worked with legendary Aussie entertainers Buddy Williams and Tex Morton eventually landing a recording contract, billed as "Australia's Yodeling Stockmen". Most of the cuts on this selection are of well known country classics including Jimmie Rodgers' "Whisper your mother's name" and "In the jailhouse now" and fine versions of Hank Snow's "I don't hurt anymore" and Web Pierce's "There stands the glass".


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CD D 667

Leo Soileau & His Four Aces – BACM CD 667

BACM have not done a lot of cajun collections so let’s make up for it with a compilation of fine 1930’s cajun by one of the pioneers, Leo Soileau and his Four Aces. Here you’ll recognise a lot of the songs as old timey favourites, sung of course in Cajun style with great fiddle playing by Leo. Most of Soileau’s French language recordings have already been re-issued on other labels but little of his English language material, something we are glad to remedy here.


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CD D 126

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 126

Late 1930s transcriptions from is great voiced Texan, nice mix of songs, great backings. Superb interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers' hauntingly beautiful Prairie Lullaby.


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CD D 127

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 127

A master star of Western Swing and a superb vocalist - here is another great selection - 27 tracks, a mix of commercial and transcription recordings.


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CD D 438

LEON McAULIFFE & His Cimarron Boys. B.A.C.M. 438

One of the great pioneers of the steel guitar and mainstay for several years of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, McAuliffe had a long and distinguished career, well showcased on this selection


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CD D 225

LEON PAYNE Lost Highway. B.A.C.M. 225

Blind country crooner and prolific songwriter who gave the world many great songs which became country standards. This collection includes his original recording of "Lost highway", recorded by (and often incorrectly attributed to) the great Hank Williams. Bob Dylan did an improvised version on his 1965 "Don't look back" movie.


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CD D 295

LEON PAYNE Vol. 2 Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 295

Recorded between 1948 and '53, these transcription recordings showcase blind singer-songwriter Payne's gentle style along with some tongue-in-cheek impersonations. From the composer of 'I love you because' and 'Lost highway'.


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CD D 355

LEON PAYNE Vol. 3 More Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 355

Companion volume to BACM 295 with more of this gentle voiced blind singer/ songwriter (wrote "Blue Side Of Lonesome") with another fine selection from his late 40s/early 50s recordings.


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CD D 572

LEON SELPH & His Blue Ridge Playboys BACM CD 572.

A treat for Western Swing enthusiasts, this new CD features great swing fiddler Leon “Pappy” Self, one of the legends of Western Swing. Line ups include some of the top Western Swing musicians of the era including Moon Mullican, Floyd Tillman, Cliff Bruner, Bob Dunn and Tex Daffan. Includes the recording debuts of Mullican (piano) and Tillman (guitar), November 1936, years before they achieved national prominence in their own right.


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CD D 478

LEON’S LONE STAR COWBOYS 1932–1937. BACM CD478

Some superb hot Western Swing from his Lone Star Cowboys plus a couple of his early solo recordings, from singer/ songwriter/ guitarist / bandleader Leon Chappelear.


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CD D 470

LES “Carrot Top” ANDERSON – My Baby Buckaroo. B.A.C.M. 470

Les is nowadays remembered for his steel guitar work, both with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and other bands including with Spade Cooley and T. Texas Tyler. But Les was also an excellent singer, performing and recording under his own name and leading a superb band, and became something of a West Coast star in the early 1950s. Pleasant relaxed vocal style, a bit reminiscent of Dean Martin. We have compiled this first volume of his recordings – mix of straightforward country and western swing recorded between 1945 and 1952 plus some rare live recordings.


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CD D 444

Les Smithhart & Super X Cowboys – Live & Swinging. B.A.C.M. 444

These songs are all from radio programmes and is a mixture between good Country music and Country Jazz. Little was commercially recorded by Les Smithhart although you’ll find a few 78s scattered around but they are quite rare and hard to find. There are one or two good fiddle instrumentals that keep the CD sounding more Country than Jazz.


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CD D 510

LEW CHILDRE. THE BOY FROM ALABAM. BACM CD 510

Long overdue, a collection to celebrate this legendary country entertainer – singer, reciter, buck dancer, comedian, storyteller whose career stretched from vaudeville and playing in jazz groups in the 1920s to becoming an Opry regular in the 40s and 50s . One of those happy-go-lucky, easy on the ear vocal styles. Our CD, mix of old timey and humorous, many featuring his distinctive steel guitar and fine dobro from the great Josh Graves. Five early recordings from the 1930s, 16 Starday LP cuts from the late 1950s plus a couple of radio broadcasts.


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CD D 479

LEW PRESTON & His Men Of The Range. Doin’ It Right. BACM CD 479

Nice mix of instrumentals and vocals from this talented western vocal group, recordings from the 1940s.


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CD D 94

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Guitar Jump. B.A.C.M. 94

25 Western Swing delights from 1947/48 from one of the very best and most influential purveyors of the genre; the band attracted many of the top musicians of the era. Jazz tinged country, with a swing.


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CD D 363

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Vol. 2 Roll Up The Carpet. B.A.C.M. 363

Another selection (see also CD94) from the boys with a good cross section of their music from 1933, to 1941, early 'String-band' evolving into 'Western Swing'!


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CD D 63

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS Hot Diggity Dog. B.A.C.M. 63

Three things sum up this artist: Small, Loud and Fine-country-singer. Here is a great selection of his late 1940s, early 50s Columbia recordings, many of them of the novelty genre.


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CD D 486

LONE STAR HILLBILLY – Vol. 1 “Abilene”. BACM CD 486

First of a new series of CDs of rare hillbilly from Texas; this one features mid ‘50s and early 60s recordings made in Abilene City which had a thriving Country Music heritage dating back to pre war Western Swing.


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CD D 198

LONZO & OSCAR There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea. B.A.C.M. 198

Renowned for their country comedy, these two performers were musicians of the highest order, as evidenced by some great riffs sprinkled through their recordings. This CD has 25 songs, a mix of Country and Country-humour, 1952/57, including their hilarious hit "I'm my own grandpa" which has been widely recorded including a recent version by Willie Nelson.


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CD D 641

LONZO & OSCAR Vol. 2 – Country Music Time. BACM CD 641

Lonzo & Oscar were a very popular act on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1960s, and we had very positive feedback for our earlier compilation released in 2017 (BACM CD 198) and requests for more. So we’ve finally got around to it, putting together this selection, the best of the rest, showcasing not just their humorous parodies but also their superb musicianship.


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CD D 513

LORETTA LYNN – I’m A Honky Tonk Girl. BACM CD 513

Some early recordings from the lady who went onto become America’s Sweetheart (and the 1970s “Woman Of The Decade”!) Including the best of her first recordings (1960) which were released on Canada's Zero label and already demonstrating her ability to write a good song. Distinctive, immediately recognizable voice and a great selection of songs, a nice 60 minutes of fine country music.


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CD D 173

LOUISE MASSEY & THE WESTERNERS Ridin’ High 1933-1941. B.A.C.M. 173

Some great upbeat foot-tappers from this superb Western, swinging band - some nice traditional songs. This selection from their early (1931 to 1941) period.


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CD D 616

LOUISIANA STOMP Various Artists BACM. CD 616

This collection showcases some of the lesser known acts performing in and around Shreveport in the 1930s and 1940s before 1948 when the town became the home of the famed Louisiana Hayride. Several Shreveport acts from this pre Hayride era have already been featured on various BACM CDs (for example our Shelton Brothers, Buddy Jones and ‘Governor’ Jimmie Davis collections). Many of the groups on the CD have connections with Davis, for example steel guitarist Charlie Mitchell and his Paradise Entertainers group which evolved into Davis’ backing group in 1936. Several tracks from Mitchell’s later band feature young Moon Mullican on piano and vocals. Some fine music across several genres with a lot of western swing influence. Thanks to Kevin Coffee and his contributors for the research and excellent liner notes.


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CD D 570

LUCKY LABEL – Various Artists – BACM CD 570

Of the many independent labels based in Cincinnati Ohio during the late 1950s and 1960s, the short-lived Lucky Label has been sought out by collectors for a long time. BACM have selected these 26 tracks, nice mix of styles, country, bluegrass and a few crossover-rockabilly, all obscure artistes although some also recorded on major labels like Joe “Cannonball” Lewis who recorded several tracks for MGM in the early 1950s.


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CD D 393

LUKE GORDON Dark Hollow. B.A.C.M. 393

Excellent 50s/60s country with superb accompaniments. Most of the 27 tracks were composed by Gordon an exception being an interpretation of the Hank Williams classic "On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain".


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CD D 230

LUKE SIMMONS I Like My Music Country Style. B.A.C.M. 230

Canadian born singer who settled in New Zealand and sadly has been much overlooked despite a great voice and authentic country sound. Showcased here with 25 tracks of mainly 1950s songs. Superb versions of Wilf Carter's "I miss my miss" and the Hank Snow hit "Lady's man".


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CD D 330

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY The Sweethearts Of Country Music. B.A.C.M. 330

These recordings highlight the fine harmony singing of this married couple - mostly written by Scotty including his giant hit "Have I told you lately that I love you" - and his whistling!


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CD D 535

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY Vol. 2 BACM CD 535

Lots of enthusiasm for our first collection released in early 2011, so we’ve at last compiled a Volume 2, rarities, mainly from the late’40s (6 tracks released on ‘picture’ 78rpms) and early ‘50s. Nice Lulu Belle solo interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers’ Any Old Time. Big thanks to Al Turner for the tracks and Don Cusic for the insert notes.


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CD D 67

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 67

1920s/30s influential duo (big influence on Monroe Bros, Blue Sky Boys), blind from birth, singing old time songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 116

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 116

They were big influences on the Blue Sky Boys and the Monroes with their very early combination of guitar, mandolin and harmony singing; 22 songs recorded 1927-1944. Companion to CD 67.


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CD D 638

RAMBLIN’ LOU SCHRIVER and the Twin Pine Mountaineers. BACM CD 638

RAMBLIN’ LOU SCHRIVER was very popular in the Niagara Falls region of New York State back in the late 40s / early 50s. and owned a record store in that region. His Twin Pine Mountaineers band included his multi-instrumentalist wife Joanie Marshall, who played guitar, fiddle and banjo. Passionate about country music he became renowned not only as a performer but also as a broadcaster (station WWOL in Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York). He had talent and built a loyal radio audience and his show was able to attract the big names from Nashville and the West Coast to guest on. Nice mix of original compositions, traditional songs and classic country songs like Gene Autry’s Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine, Roy Acuff’s Radio Station SAVED and Hank Snow’s Brand On My Heart.


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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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