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Our very first three releases (in 2002) were assigned numbers 001-003, since when we have produced and issued three CDs every month and will soon reach number 600!

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CD D 1

Big Bill Campbell Rocky Mountain Rhythm B.A.C.M. 01

Big Bill Campbell was a Canadian entertainer living in England who helped popularise Western/Cowboy music to British audiences from the 1930s to early’50s through his BBC and Radio Luxemburg radio Cowboy-variety shows and regular tours as well as recordings. This first CD features cuts from around 1950 with his Rocky Mountain Rhythm group – seasoned British musicians from the vaudeville scene including “Chief White Eagle” Jack Curtis, Pat Cross and Fred "Cranky Old Buck" Douglas - as well as Peggy Bailey who later became Bill’s wife. Lovingly restored from original 78s.


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CD D 2

Jack Savage & his Cowboys/ Peaceful Valley Folk. B.A.C.M. 02

Not a lot was known of this performer for many years but he appeared on Radio Luxemburg advertising Crazy Water and Carter’s Little Liver Pills. He continued to lead bands in Kansas City and Chattanooga in the early 40s. Appeared in many bands around this time.


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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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The Hill Billies “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. B.A.C.M. 04

An English group consisting of Ted Ford – Bill Ezra Sirett – Ben Evans – Con Lefty Calnan. Very prolific recording artists from the Regal Zonophone label in the UK. Most popular western group in the UK 30/40s.


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Rusty Gill with The Westernaires a.k.a. The Prairie Ramblers “Cowboy Songs Mountain Ballads”. B.A.C.M. 05

Vocalist that appeared for a few years with the Prairie Ramblers on WLS Radio. Married to Carolyn De Zurik one of the very famous DeZurik Sisters. Played with Cy Perkins and WCFL Hillbillies as singing guitarist.


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Ray Whitley with the Six Bar Cowboys “Back in the Saddle Again”. B.A.C.M. 06

But for bad luck, Ray could have been in Gene Autry’s shoes, but still had a long career in the Western song world and Hollywood. Sang with Frank Luther on a few songs. Wonderful western tang to his voice. Wrote “Back In The Saddle”


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

Had a long association with Carson Robison on a whole host of record labels. A star in his own right he recorded hundreds of cowboy and novelty songs. Later did a series of children’s recordings. Married to Zora Layman


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Zeke Winters a.k.a. Big Bill Campbell with Rocky Mountaineers. B.A.C.M. 08

Our second CD by this big Canadian and his show of Western Ways. Hardly ever sang but compered the show with his troupe of mainly British Ex Vaudeville personnel, Good western entertainment on radio at the time. 50s.


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Girls of the Golden West “Home Sweet Home in Texas”. B.A.C.M. 09

Millie and Dolly Good the yodelling girls. Very popular in their day with western & cowboy harmonies. Always had the feel of the 30s with their music


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Shelton Brothers “Rompin’ and Stompin’ Around”. B.A.C.M. 10

Exceptional duo Bob and Joe from pre-war days. Mandolin and guitar accompaniment they appeared with the Sunshine Boys on many recordings. Recorded for Decca records in the USA. They helped Jimmie Davis with musical backing in his campaign for governor of Louisiana.


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Hoosier Hot Shots “Rural Jazz”. B.A.C.M. 11

Twenty tracks of jazz-tinged hillbilly from a group whose somewhat crazy humor undoubtedly influenced Spike Jones. Underlying the madcap, frantic humour was their skilled and versatile musicianship - every group member was a gifted multi instrumentalist.


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Ranch Boys “Songs of the Plains”. B.A.C.M. 12

Selection of 1930s/40s recordings from this tight harmony trio with guitar accompaniment; running through the songbook of fine traditional cowboy songs.


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Rex Allen “The Arizona Cowboy”. B.A.C.M. 13

Some say his was the best country voice ever with an amazing range from deepest bass to ear piercing yodel; coupled with his cowboy film star status he cut a fine figure and these USA Mercury recordings show off his voice across a nice mixed bag of songs. Great version of Merle Travis' "Petal From A Faded Rose".


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Buddy Jones “Police Officer & Honky Tonk Singer”. B.A.C.M. 14

A singing policeman, no less! With a honky tonk style who, with contemporaries Cliff Bruner and Tillman Franks made some fine recordings back in the '30s and 40s, well showcased in this selection.


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Gene Autry “Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On”. B.A.C.M. 15

One of the biggest Western film and singing star, these 20 songs, many with his co-writer Jimmy Long, span the years 1931-37.


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Gene Autry “We’ve Come a Long Way Together”. B.A.C.M. 16

Another Gene Autry selection, recorded 1937-50 with many of his own compositions.


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VERNON DALHART Lindberg, The Eagle Of The USA. B.A.C.M. 17

Country legend Dalhart started out in opera before moving to country and made literally thousands of recordings through his career. This selection of 1920s and 1930s tracks includes several rarities.


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ROY ROGERS A Man & His Song. B.A.C.M. 18

From member of the legendary Sons Of The Pioneers to popular solo singer to world movie fame as the “King Of The Cowboys”, here is an interesting selection of his recordings, showcasing his singing talent with a mix of cowboy and popular-country songs.


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TEX RITTER America’s Most Beloved Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 19

Fine selection of country songs by the deep voiced Texan; songwriting credits include Roy Acuff, Johnny Bond and Spade Cooley.


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CD D 20

UNCLE HENRY’S ORIGINAL KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Vol. 1 B.A.C.M. 20

27 1940s transcriptions, nice mix of old timey and contemporary hillbilly instrumentals.


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CARSON ROBISON Goin Back To Texas. B.A.C.M. 21

Prolific songwriter and recording artist who also featured on many of Vernon Dalhart's recordings; here, 17 tracks including some 'both sides' of the issued 78rpm discs.


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THE ORIGINAL BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 22

This group was launched in 1930 on station KNPC in Beverly Hills, LA as a novelty act, playing 'Musical hillbillies, come into town from out thar in the hills", and rapidly built a massive fan base. Superb musicians and entertainers with an enormous repertoire of songs they had a big influence on the early Sons Of The Pioneers among others. Here we have selected 24 songs from 1930-1937 showing this historically important band in their various formations of members.


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CROCKETT’S KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Classic Old Time String Band Music. B.A.C.M. 23

19 tracks from 1930 to 37 by, as the title says, "Classic old time string band music" from this six piece group.


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ARTHUR FIELDS & FRED HALL Eleven More Months & Ten More Days. B.A.C.M. 24

Prolific and gifted songwriters they composed all 21 songs featured here, all recorded in the 1930s. Best are their humorous songs.


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JIMMY WAKELY Rocky Mountain Lullaby. B.A.C.M. 25

Cross section of twenty 1940s/50s recordings from this fine voiced singing-cowboy film star.


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DENVER DARLING Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight. B.A.C.M. 26

Not too well known these days but popular during the WW2 years; these Denver Darling recordings date from 1941-47, with a mix of old and new tunes.


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BUELL KAZEE Legendary Kentucky Ballad Singer. B.A.C.M. 27

22 Brunswick label tracks from 1927/28 by this fine traditional banjo playing singer, Great version of poignant Civil War ballad, "Faded Coat of Blue".


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ARKANSAS “ARKIE” WOODCHOPPER Old Time Songs & Square Dances. B.A.C.M. 28

A mix of 'Yodeling & guitar' (10 songs) and Square-dance instrumentals (11) from the early 1930s.


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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 30

THE PANACHORD LABEL Early Country Music. B.A.C.M. 30

Fine selection of 1930s tracks from this label’s excellent roster of artistes; country music history, unearthed from the vaults.


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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 32

CLIFF CARLISLE Far Beyond The Starry Sky. B.A.C.M. 32

Twenty 1930s recordings from steel guitar master Carlisle in Jimmie Rodgers style - a singer he accompanied on record back in the 1930s.


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CD D 33

BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS Ole Buttermilk Sky Tiffany Transcriptions 1945. B.A.C.M. 33

25 tracks - most of them never before available on CD from this legendary Western Swing band. Great takes on the classics "Nobody's darling but mine", "Don't fence me in" and "Silver dew on the bluegrass tonight" .


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BILL CARLISLE Duvall County Blues (early recordings 1933). B.A.C.M. 34

20 historic recordings, mainly just Bill singing solo with guitar, bluesy numbers many in the style of Jimmie Rodgers; see also recordings with Brother Cliff (the Carlisles, BACM 167).


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SHUG FISHER & HIS RANCHMEN Cowboy Jubilee. B.A.C.M. 35

Shug was a one time member of the Sons Of The Pioneers; a comedy bass player and Western film sidekick. These transcription recordings were made in the late 1940s and 1950s including some nice swinging harmony and traditional songs. Backing guitar possibly Merle Travis on some tracks.


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CD D 36

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN Texas Belle. B.A.C.M. 36

Having begun his radio career in 1929 and achieving early fame as the ‘Singing Cowboy’ on NBC (1937-41) Parker was already a seasoned performer when he formed The Plainsmen, initially as a trio in 1945. They became ‘Andy Parker and The Plainsmen’ when they signed up for a series of Westerns with Eddie Dean in 1947. here we present 27 mainly 1940s transcription recordings from this highly rated group, classic cowboy songs.


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CD D 37

GENE AUTRY Rollin’ along. B.A.C.M. 37

20 more Gene Autry tracks, this selection mainly from the late 1940s and early 50s.


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GENE AUTRY Goodbye Pinto. B.A.C.M. 38

There are 21 songs here from what many consider his best recording period (mid ‘30s to mid ‘40s); complementing our other selections on CDs 15, 16, 37, 39, 111, 112 and 377 (as you gather, we at the Archive are big Autry fans, doing our best to share his great legacy of recorded work).


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CD D 39

GENE AUTRY Little Farm Home. B.A.C.M. 39

The 20 songs on this, our 5th CD in the Autry canon, features many of his early recordings when his style was modeled on that of the Legendary Jimmie Rodgers.


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CD D 40

RILEY PUCKETT There’s A Hard Time Coming. B.A.C.M. 40

A legendary blind singer/ guitarist who began recording in the mid 1920s. This CD holds a 21 track selection of his output from the 1920s to 1940s - featuring his famous bass runs. Definitive rendition of "I get The Blues when it rains".


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MEMORIES OF RENFRO VALLEY. B.A.C.M. 41

Many performers from the popular 1930's/40s Renfro Valley Barn Dance radio programme can be heard here.


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THE COONHUNTERS featuring Merle Travis. B.A.C.M. 42

25 Capitol transcriptions from the mid 1940s. The Coonhunters group is usually associated with Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle, but on this set of recordings it is primarily Merle on lead vocals; exciting mix of old and new songs, several of the new ones penned by Merle and featuring a fine group of session musicians including 'Herman The Hermit' on banjo and Charlie Lindville on fiddle. From the banter, it is clear the boys are having fun, whilst creating some great music.


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CD D 43

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 1. Ground Hog. B.A.C.M. 43

The 25 songs here all were recorded in 1947 and feature the superb playing of Homer (guitar) and Jethro (mandolin) whilst they parody a wide variety of country and popular songs. The humor is corny and somewhat dated but the recordings are well worth a listen for the brilliant instrumental riffs.


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CD D 44

DELMORE BROTHERS That Old Train. B.A.C.M. 44

These 21 tracks showcase the fine harmony of this legendary brother duo. 17 from the early '40s and four from the early 50s; two tracks have Wayne Rainey on harmonica.


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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 46

TEX WILLIAMS Hey Mr. Cotton Picker. B.A.C.M. 46

Although best known for his "Smoke, smoke smoke that cigarette", Williams was a prolific and versatile recording artist. These 22 tracks show off his Talking Blues/ Western Swing style.


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CD D 47

ROY ROGERS Hazy Mountains. B.A.C.M. 47

This our second CD compilation from "The King Of The Cowboys" features many of his best 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 48

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS The Oregon Trail. B.A.C.M. 48

21 songs from this versatile and prolific 4-piece group with a selection of their 1930's and 40s swinging recordings.


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CD D 49

BILL BOYD & HIS COWBOY RAMBLERS Swinging & Singing. B.A.C.M. 49

Fine Western Swinging tracks recorded between the mid 30s and mid 40s; mix of vocals and instrumentals - 21 fine recordings.


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CD D 50

THE OKEH LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 50

The cream of early (1920s/1930s) performers are here on this legendary label - including a young Roy Rogers.


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