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CD D 342

101 RANCH BOYS. B.A.C.M. 342

Billed by Variety Magazine in the late '40s as the "Fastest rising cowboy band in the land" , this talented group had begun in 1937 with celebrated musicians Andy Reynolds (guitar) and Cliff Brown (fiddle) joined soon after by accordionist William "Smokey" Roberts and much later by Leonard T. Zinn who added steel guitar and comedy. Here, a nice variety of cowboy, country and popular tunes as well as some great guitar instrumentals featuring Zinn.


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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 93

A TASTE OF KING Vol 1. 1945-54. B.A.C.M. 93 Soppin’ Up The Gravy

Excellent 40s/50s mix from the legendary King label including tracks by The Wilburn Brothers, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Carolina Cotton.


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CD D 297

ADOLPH HOFNER Swing With The Music. B.A.C.M. 297

Hofner's band created a unique and highly distinctive style of Western Swing, blending Tex/Mex and Czech Polka influences. This selection spans their recording career all the way from the 1930s to the mid 50s.


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CD D 594

AL CLAUSER & His Oklahoma Outlaws BACM CD 594

(May new release, No. 2). AL CLAUSER & His Oklahoma Outlaws BACM CD 594. Guitarist, songwriter and bandleader Al Clauser is reputed to be originator of the term “Western Swing”, using it as early as 1928, several years before it became mainstream popular with the likes of Bob Wills and Milton Brown. Clauser and his band had popular radio shows in the 1930s (WHO in Des Moines, Iowa) and then in Tulsa, Oklahoma on KTUL Radio from 1942. Our CD features mainly transcription recordings including several outstanding instrumentals. Al and his Oklahoma Cowboys were also featured as session players on our Bill Willhite CD 566.


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CD D 322

AL DEXTER High Price For Love. B.A.C.M. 322

Well known for his song "Pistol Packing Mama" (included here), this honky-tonk vocalist belts out 26 tracks from the 1930s/40s. Includes the sequel to his "Pistol Packing Mama" smash.


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CD D 648

AL DEXTER Vol. 2 My Love Goes With You. BACM CD 648

Our second collection from Dexter, a mix, more of his 1930s era recordings (backed by The Nite Owls – see also BACM CD 538) and later recordings from the early 40s (several Light Crust Doughboys musicians on the sessions) and the early 50s, plus a few unissued acetates. Good solid honky tonk and mostly previously unreleased on CD.


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CD D 539

AL TERRY Better Late Than Never. BACM CD 539

Al Terry scored a rockabilly hit with Good Deal Lucille but this collection focuses on his earlier recordings, mainly ballads, showcasing his smooth baritone voice not dissimilar to Gene Autry, plus a couple of instrumentals and an interesting narration, a duo with Patti Lyles on I’m Still Waiting For You. Haunting steel and distinctive fiddle from Al’s brothers Bobby and Floyd respectively.


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CD D 483

AL VAUGHN – Country Music From the 40s & 50s. BACM CD 483

Obscure country singer/guitarist who cut some 40 sides for the 4Star label between 1947 and 1950 with some top session musicians. We have selected the best, nice mix of songs many with a Western Swing feel.


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CD D 292

AMBROSE HALEY & His Ozark Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 292

Some jazz-influenced interpretations of old timey and nostalgic classics as well as some newer songs by this talented and exuberant vocalist. Selections across all stages of Haley's career from the '30s through to the early 50s.


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CD D 36

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 1 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 329

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 2 Coast Records. B.A.C.M. 329

A treat for fans of authentic Western harmony song, this group is way up there with The Sons Of The Pioneers. This 26 track CD represents their mid 1940s output on the Coast label. Check out CD 36 for a selection of their later recordings.


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CD D 469

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 3 – Down The Trail. B.A.C.M. 469

A third volume of recordings by this superbly talented Western group which many fans rate more highly than the Sons of The Pioneers. This selection features radio transcriptions lovingly restored by Andy’s son, Joe Parker. As well as their excellent and distinctive harmony vocalists the band had some of the best musicians of the day including accordionist Leroy Kruble and classically trained violinist Harry Sims on fiddle. Nice mix of traditional and more modern western songs.


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CD D 495

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 4 Trail Dust. BACM CD 495

Thanks are due to Andy’s son Joe Parker who has lovingly restored these 23 tracks from original 78s in the Parker Family collection and supplied the sleeve notes. Historic recordings, all from 1947 and 1949/51 sessions, scarce and rare - from what many of us rate as the finest of the classic Western groups.


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CD D 450

Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts – B.A.C.M. 450

Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts was probably the first all girl band in C & W music. But Ann’s recording sessions featured top musicians including Speedy West on steel and ace guitarist Joe Maphis. As heard on this collection, Ann had one of the best country voices of her (early ‘50s) era.


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CD D 148

ANOTHER TASTE OF KING Recorded 1946-1954. B.A.C.M. 148

More 40s/50s recordings from this legendary label. The mix includes rare recordings by Moon Mullican, Wade Mainer and Al Dexter.


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CD D 352

APOLLO LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 352

You'll find some top artists here (incl. Eddie Hill, Ray Whitley, Johnny & Jack), a selection of classic country recordings from the 1940s/50s culled from this New York based label.


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CD D 522

ARIZONA JOE – Radio Transcriptions. CD 522

This collection has taken years for us to get together, following many requests especially from folks on the North West coast who wrote telling us they grew up listening to Arizona Joe’s radio broadcasts beginning in the 1940s. At last, thanks especially to Tacoma-based record collector, fan and historian Dennis Flannigan we have able to produce this album – all featuring Joe, just his voice and guitar and, on several tracks, mournful comb-kazoo. Mix of cowboy, and popular country songs including a few Jimmie Rodgers classics.


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CD D 28

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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CD D 621

ARLIE DUFF – You All Come. BACM CD 621

Arlie Duff was a celebrated songwriter providing hits for the likes of George Jones, Sonny James and Ernest Tubb; his Y’all Come (You All Come) went on to become one of country music’s most recorded titles, recorded by a litany of stars including Bill Monroe, George Jones and Glen Campbell – and even Bing Crosby whose hit version sold 400,000 copies. Duff was also a fine performer, becoming a regular on the Houston Hometown Jamboree TV show and Red Foley’s Ozark Jubilee as well as guesting on the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride. BACM’s collection showcases the best of his recordings, a mix of ballads, up-tempo country and novelty songs – and also includes his minor rockabilly hit Alligator Come Across.


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CD D 243

ART DICKSON Singin’ On The Range. B.A.C.M. 243

26 transcription tracks, featuring three different formations of Dickson's group - great collection of cowboy songs.


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CD D 433

ART DICKSON Vol. 2 Just A Song Of The West B.A.C.M. 433

By request, we've put together a second CD featuring this cowboy balladeer, drawn from radio transcriptions and accompanied by his Melody Mustangs.


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CD D 289

ART GIBSON featuring The Mountain Melody Boys. B.A.C.M. 289

An infectious honky tonk performer who wrote most of the songs featured in this collection; 25 from Mercury, his debut label, and both sides of his Replica single. All recorded between 1946 and 1954.


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CD D 341

ARTHUR ‘GUITAR BOOGIE’ SMITH. B.A.C.M. 341

This 1948 to 1956 collection by ace guitarist Smith includes a 50/50 balance of instrumentals and vocals.


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CD D 24

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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CD D 493

ASA MARTIN. Old Time Picking & Singing. BACM CD 493.

Fine acoustic hillbilly from the late 1920s to early ‘30s, featuring Asa Martin, Kentucky farmer and one of the early pioneers of recorded country music. 24 great recordings, mostly just Asa and guitar, accompanied by the legendary Doc Roberts on fiddle. Some awesome guitar/fiddle duets including Brickyard Joe (Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts, fiddle with Asa Martin, guitar, recorded 1928).


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CD D 391

AUSTIN WOOD & His Missouri Swingsters. B.A.C.M. 391

Nice straightforward 50s country here with 28 tracks , mainly released on his own "Sure" label from this blind dairy farmer and country musician. Great version of Joe Cannonball Lewis' "Truck Driver's Night Run Blues". Also features some early instrumentals with fiddle wizard Kenny Baker.


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CD D 576

AUTRY INMAN Brown Eyed Baby BACM CD  576

BACM have at last got around to showcasing the work of Autry Inman, prolific songwriter and a versatile country performer with a distinctive voice. A big talent and undeservedly nowadays largely forgotten; his compositions were recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams.


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CD D 282

BAR X COWBOYS Complete Recordings Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 282

Pioneering 6 piece Western Swing band which spawned the careers of, among others, Jerry Irby and legendary songwriter Ted Daffan. The 26 tracks selected for the CD date from 1937-44. Many tracks feature Ted Daffan's fine steel guitar.


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CD D 310

BAR X COWBOYS Complete Recordings Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 310

A further selection (carrying on from CD 282), with examples from each of six different line ups of the band – but all of them Western Swinging! Dates range from 1941 to 1953.


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CD D 398

BARRIER BROTHERS Bluegrass Classics. B.A.C.M. 398

Superb bluegrass from this talented quartet - 28 bluegrass '60s recordings from a band up there with the very best!


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CD D 546

BENNY LEADERS & The Western Rangers BACM CD 546

Leaders was an accomplished bass player who played with Jerry Irby’s Texas Ranchers and the Bar X Cowboys in the late 1940s before striking out with his own band. This is the first CD collection dedicated solely to Leaders’ recordings, gathering the best of his 1949-53 studio tracks plus a number of superb live recordings including a sizzling take on Lonesome Hearted Blues from 1948 and featuring legendary steel guitar pioneer Bob Dunn.


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CD D 298

BENNY MARTIN Just Me And My Fiddle. B.A.C.M. 298

A man of many hats - singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist whose ability - especially on the fiddle was recognized by all. Hank Williams was a big admirer. These 25 tracks are mainly 1950s recordings.


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CD D 287

BETTY AMOS Yesterday’s Sweetheart. B.A.C.M. 287

27 1950s recordings on the Mercury label from this Virginia born and attractive (see cover) young lady who also composed - and played a mean guitar.


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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 119

BIG BILL CAMPBELL Rocky Mountain Rhythm Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 119

Second collection from the Canadian born country performer who was very popular in Britain in the 1940s/50s and who helped create a generation of country music enthusiasts. 22 songs here, some including wife Peggy Bailey.


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CD D 545

BIG JIM DeNOONE The Giant Of Western Swing BACM CD 545

Our first collection from Big Jim DeNoone, the best of his recordings on the 4 Star and Obit labels, 27 tracks, good solid late ‘40s/early 1950’s ‘Country’, including several hit covers. DeNoone was a bandleader and superb fiddle player (won the North West Fiddlers Contest three times, 1958-60 and earlier, was National Champion Fiddler); a regular on the northern California country scene in the mid ‘50s.


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CD D 515

BIG SLIM ALIFF – Footprints In The Snow. BACM CD 515

Hank Snow fans will have come across the name “Big Slim, The Lone Cowboy”, credited in Hank’s autobiography as having been a big influence on his early career and style, and helping him get started in the US. Snow of course went on to international fame, selling millions of records; but “Big Slim”, although remaining a mainstay of the West Virginia Wheeling Jamboree from 1936 to 1966, never made the big time outside his home state. He was an authentic cowboy / rancher, and was in huge demand at rodeos and fairs, appearing with his trained horse. He made some superb recordings, mainly just Slim and guitar, and has songwriting credits on many songs that have become country classics such as Sunny Side Of The Mountain and Patanio The Pride Of The Plains. A big talent, nowadays undeservedly forgotten and BACM are pleased to release this collection – 23 titles from various sources.


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CD D 664

BILL & NORMAN NETTLES. The Early Years 1937-1941 – BACM CD 664

Bill Nettles’ name remains better known than his brother Norman but early in their careers they performed as a team, billed first as the Dixie Blue Boys and later as the Nettles Brothers. In common with other vocal based brother acts of the era they featured mandolin (Bill) and guitar (Norman) but seem to have rarely sung as a duet. They developed a distinctive style usually incorporating bluesy fiddle. To quote from Kevin Coffey’s liner notes “Their style, while always unashamedly country and never abandoning basic early influences straddled the fence between rural tradition and more modern urban Influence. Their music, especially Bill's, was steeped in blues and, like most of those who catered to the jukebox demands of the era, also gave more than a nod to the emerging western swing bands”. Bill Nettles was an excellent songwriter and it is widely believed that Davis’ massive hit Nobody’s Darling But Mine was written by Nettles who sold the rights to Davies to meet an urgent need for cash. Our compilation presents 26 of their recordings, equally split between 1937 and 1941.


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CD D 518

BILL ANDERSON – The Great Songwriter’s Early Recordings. BACM CD 518

Bill has become one of the most long-lasting and influential talents in the history of country music, as a performer, writer of countless classics (City Lights, Once A Day, Saginaw Michigan and Slippin’ Away to mention just four), and TV host and author – as well as being an authoritative promoter of country music who has helped launched many careers over the decades. BACM are pleased to present this selection of early recordings beginning with his first two, recorded December 1956 through to late 1961. Already showing his talents as fine song-stylist and composer with songwriting credits on 19 of the 26 songs.


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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 362

BILL BOYD Vol. 2 When The Sun Goes Down. B.A.C.M. 362

This second collection concentrates mainly on Boyd's early 'Cowboy Ramblers' recordings although we also include a few post war RCA Victor tracks; Boyd was one of the major figures in the development of Western Swing but these recordings show there was always an undercurrent of country in his vocals and guitar work. The musicianship is always excellent, reflecting his contemporary dubbing as the 'King of Instrumentals'!


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CD D 512

BILL BOYD Vol. 3 – When They Play Rural Rhythm. BACM CD 512

A third collection from the great Texas singer, guitarist and Western Swing band leader, whose groups over the years featured many of the top Western Swing musicians of the era; 22 tracks from the 1930s and four from c. 1950. Impossible to listen to and not start foot-tapping (or getting up and dancing!) Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and informative liner notes.


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CD D 517

BILL BROWNING – Dark Hollow. BACM CD 517

Another talented West Virginia artiste, nowadays best remembered for his 1958 Dark Hollow, a song which has roots in the old folksong ballad East Virginia Blues. Browning combined country, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly influences into his distinctive style, well showcased in this selection, mainly late ‘50s recordings from the Island and Starday labels.


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CD D 34

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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CD D 418

BILL CLIFTON & Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. B.A.C.M. 418

In our opinion one of the all time great Bluegrass/Old-timey performers. Fans may already have Clifton’s excellent Bear Family 8-CD box set (recommended!), but here we have a special treat – 28 tracks he recorded in New Zealand in 1970 with a superb NZ bluegrass band. In great voice, with a nice variety of songs, mix of old-timey, bluegrass and country, several featuring his trademark autoharp breaks!


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CD D 568

BILL COX – The Dixie Songbird – BACM CD 568

26 tracks, many of them not previously issued on CD from Cox, one of the best of the white country blues singers from the late ‘20s/early ‘30s era. An accomplished yodeller in the Jimmie Rodgers style he was also a solid guitarist and could play fine bluesy harmonica. Several tracks feature him duetting with singer/ guitarist Cliff Hobbs.


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CD D 620

BILL DUDLEY – Ghost Of Our Love Affair. BACM CD 620

This collection gathers the best of Bill Dudley, from his earliest singles for Capitol to later recordings for the Todd, Top Rank and Nashville labels. A good solid no-frills honky tonk singer, who took up the guitar whilst serving in WWII before joining Gene Hayes’ band and then forming his own group as “The Dixie Boy & the Happy Valley Gang” in the late ‘40s. His recording career began with his Capitol signing in 1953 when he was one of many Hank Williams soundalikes, later developing his own distinctive sound. He was a regular on the big star tours through the 1950s appearing alongside the likes of Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. He never made the big time but deserves a listen; a good hour of good authentic stripped-down country, tracks never previously available on CD.


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CD D 566

BILL WILLHITE with Al Clauser’s Oklahoma Outlaws – BACM CD 566

Bill Willhite was the rich voiced lead singer and guitarist on the one of the very first BACM issues (BACM 02, released in 2002 as Jack Savage & His Cowboys) and we have at last managed to track down enough good quality recordings for a second collection. 20 transcriptions recorded in California, mostly backed with Al Clauser’s crack band The Oklahoma Cowboys during the period when Hillhite and the band were filming with Gene Autry. Plus a few later tracks from the mid ‘40s. Nice mix of Western, popular and old timey songs – from this talented and once popular performer who is undeservedly overlooked by the country history books.


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CD D 312

BILL WIMBERLY At The Old Town Hall. B.A.C.M. 312

Some fine Western Swing songs and instrumentals by this fine artist (one with a somewhat erratic private life), from 1954-56.


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CD D 557

BILLY BARTON a.k.a Johnny Grimes & Hillbilly Barton CD 557

Billy Barton recorded under several stage names and was a true pioneer of both country and rockabilly. He was also a prolific and successful songwriter whose Dear John Letter has become a duet classic, recorded by (among others) Skeeter Davis & Bobby Bare, Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn as well as the original 1953 Jean Shepard & Ferlin Huskey smash hit. Our CD includes a couple of Barton’s 1952 duets with his friend, a young Johnny Horton. 10 of the tracks feature Barton's then wife, feisty voiced Wanda Wayne.


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CD D 489

BILLY BRIGGS – CHEW TOBACCO RAG. BACM CD 489

A unique once-off, quirky vocalist/songwriter/distinctive steel guitarist, Briggs is nowadays best remembered for his early ‘50s hit Chew Tobacco Rag, but his recording career goes back to the 1930s including playing steel with the legendary Hi-Flyers (eg: on BACM 406), early exponents of Western Swing. This CD features his recordings with the Imperial label between 1949 and 1953 – mainly up-tempo novelties, many jazz-tinged, just guitar, steel and bass but producing a solid, driving sound.


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CD D 325

BILLY GRAMMER A Thousand Miles Ago. B.A.C.M. 325

Late 40s, 50s and early 60s recordings from singer, super guitarist and guitar maker Grammar who had big hits in 1958/59 with "Gotta Travel on" and "Bonaparte's Retreat".


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CD D 608

BILLY HUGHES – Rose Of The Alamo. BACM CD 608

Our first compilation from Billy Hughes, the legendary fiddler and multi instrumentalist nowadays perhaps best remembered for his fiddle playing on Jack Guthrie sessions and also for his songwriting credits including writing Red Foley’s 1948 hit, Tennessee Saturday Night. He recorded relatively little under his own name (or names, for some he used "Dude Fargo") but we’ve managed to put together this collection. 27 songs, many of them Hughes’ own compositions, a few of them somewhat risqué!


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CD D 649

BILLY STARR – Steppin’ Out Again. BACM CD649

Billy Starr (a.k.a. Bill Stallard) is another of those post WWII stars who somehow gets overlooked in the country music reference books. A native of Kentucky he left home aged 15 and by the early 1940s was an established radio star, moving across several stations in different regions singing and emceeing and even square dance calling. He joined the Downhomers in 1944 – an Indiana-based group best known for two of its members, champion yodeller Kenny Roberts and Bill Haley, later of Rock & Roll fame. Starr’s first solo recordings were on the Clarion label in 1949 before signing with Columbia then Imperial. BACM’s collection includes his hit Steppin’ Out and a bluesy Hound Dog recorded three years before Elvis. Mostly though an hour of early-50s-country, from an artist with a fine country crooner voice.


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CD D 264

BILLY STRANGE Catsup And Honey. B.A.C.M. 264

Selection of early to mid 50s recordings here from the ace guitarist, arranger and producer. Known as much for his success with popular hits (producer and session man, including for Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Randy Newman, Nat King Cole …), here are some fine tracks showcasing his country side.


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CD D 158

BILLY WALKER Thank You For Calling. B.A.C.M. 158

There are 24 songs from "Tall Texan" Walker here from his late 1940s/early 1950s period including his great "Backstreet Affair".


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CD D 650

BILLY WALLACE – Got Ramblin On My Mind. BACM CD 650

Billy Wallace was an Oklahoma-born singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose early influences were the country stars of the 1930s/40s including Roy Acuff, the Delmore Brothers and Rex Griffin. He moved to Nashville around 1950, cutting his first recordings on the Tennessee label in 1950. He had a distinctive sound, one of those deep nasal voices somewhat in the Hank Snow mould coupled with a blues-influenced guitar style. Undeservedly, he is nowadays largely forgotten although many of his compositions have become country standards, recorded by the likes of Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Kitty Wells and Little Jimmy Dickens. Hank Williams was regularly including Wallace’s co-write Back Street Affair on his radio shows although he never got around to recording it in the studio. It became a big hit for Webb Pierce in 1952 and later as a duet between Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Our CD showcases the best of Wallace’s recordings from 1950 to 1962.


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CD D 429

BILLY WILLIAMS – Livin’ Western Style. B.A.C.M. 429

Williams began his career as a pop/crooner vocalist with various popular bands but this CD covers his 1946/47 RAC sessions focusing on Western material recorded when on the edge of a (brief) movie career. Smooth crooner voice ("cross between Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rex Allen") here with a super collection of songs - some of them well known Western standards plus some Williams originals including a superb "There's An Echo In The Canyon Tonight".


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CD D 658

BLUE RIBBON LABEL. Tribute to Phil Tricker. BACM CD 658

34 recordings on Blue Ribbon, a budget label which specialised in cover versions of popular country and rockabilly songs, using talented singers who were either unknown or had become out of work because of changing tastes, backed by top session musicians. Early to mid 50s. One track by the later to be famous, Roy Clark. Hearing these songs with a slightly different take to the originals is like fresh air to the ears. The CD was a work in progress by our long time collaborator and friend, the collector and authority on all things country and rockabilly, the late Phil Tricker. We dedicate this CD to his memory.


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CD D 501

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BOYS BACM CD 501

This features A-team musicians led by Kelso Herston, legendary producer (of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens etc) and guitarist (session man for over 200 artists). Other players include Jerry Kennedy on dobro, Rual Yarborough and Herschel Sizemore, both switching between banjo and mandolin; and the great Tommy Jackson on violin. Plus superb lead- and harmony-vocals; nice set of classic bluegrass tunes.


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CD D 270

BLUEBIRD LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 270

Another delve into country music history, to bring you this fine mix of late 1930s-early ‘40s styles from Victor’s budget label.


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CD D 555

BLUEBIRD LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists CD 555

Our 2009 collection from the legendary Bluebird label (BACM CD 270) became one of the most popular in the catalogue, and featured several of the most influential country musicians of the era. Here is our second compilation, a treat for die-hard country music fans spanning the years 1935-40 plus two tracks from 1929. There are superb cuts from Tennessean Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith as well as both of the Carlisle brothers, Bill and Cliff. Fans of the Jimmie Rodgers style will enjoy the two Norwood Tew songs. Stand out track, a great Johnny ‘Highway Hobo’ Barfield 1939 cover of Rex Griffin’s Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby.


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CD D 524

BLUEGRASS SPECIAL LABEL. BACM CD 524

Exhilarating collection of rootsy Bluegrass and Bluegrass-style music, mainly from the King catalogue. Artistes featured include Reno & Smiley, Wade Mainer, Jimmie Martin & Bob Osborne, Grandpa Jones and the great Jimmie Skinner. Some great performances.


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CD D 68

BOB ATCHER Hunters Of Kentucky. B.A.C.M. 68

Early cowboy actor/ singer, here with 22 recordings from 1941-48; mix of old and new songs, several as duets with long time partner, Bonnie Blue Eyes.


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CD D 365

BOB ATCHER Vol. 2 with Bonnie Blue Eyes & Randy Atcher. B.A.C.M. 365

A good mix of 30s/40s country and traditional songs from this pleasant voiced singer/guitarist with some tracks from his recording companions, Bonnie Blue Eyes and brother Randy (Atcher). There is another selection of his recordings on BACM 068.


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CD D 120

BOB MALLIN Sings With His Guitar. B.A.C.M. 120

England-born singer with a selection of authentic cowboy songs; self accompanied on guitar (13 tracks) and with a band on the remaining 8; very popular in the 1930s/40s.


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CD D 263

BOB MILLER ’Leven Cent Cotton Forty Cent Meat. B.A.C.M. 263

24 songs from the 1920s and 30s from this prolific songwriter/singer and political commentator. Wide variety of styles and genres - from comedy to topical story songs.


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CD D 612

BOB SKYLES & His Skyrockets Recorded 1937–1938 BACM CD 612

For fans of Western Swing, a selection of early (1937-38) recordings from the Bob Skyles Skyrockets band, nice mix of jazzy, novelty and country-tinged tunes.


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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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CD D 550

BOB WILLS & The Texas Playboys Live 1948 – 51 BACM CD 550

For Bob Wills fans, a collection of exciting live and radio recordings, not hitherto widely available. Opens with an off air capture of Bob’s second ever Grand Ole Opry appearance – a superb hot version of Wills’ classic Beaumont Rag. Ends with some fine 1951 tracks taken from WFAA station Dallas. Some great band line-ups.


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CD D 351

BOBBY GREGORY & The Cactus Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 351

1940s accordion-based mix of mainly traditional songs a la Vernon Dalhart.


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CD D 291

BOBBY HELMS Borrowed Dreams. B.A.C.M. 291

Although he never got above the 2nd rung of fame, Helms made some of the finest country music of the 50s including his smash hit "Fraulein" and the ever popular "Jingle Bell Rock", both of which are featured here.


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CD D 130

BONNIE LOU Danger! Heartbreak Ahead. B.A.C.M. 130

Some nice 1950s Country and Pop-Country from this talented but nowadays largely forgotten performer. Interesting versions of "Just out of reach" and Jimmie Rodgers' "Train Whistle Blues".


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CD D 593

BONNIE LOU Vol. 2 Barnyard Hop BACM CD 593

A second selection from Bonnie Lou , one of the first female artistes to gain crossover success from country to rock and roll and recognized as one of the first female rock and roll singers. Her roots were in country; influenced by Patsy Montana she began her performing career as Mary Jo, the Yodelling Sweetheart before changing her performing name to Bonnie Lou in the mid 1940s. Scored several US county and novelty hits in the early 1950s; then came rockabilly and more hits. Our CD has a nice cross section of Bonnie Lou’s different styles; a beautiful lady with a fine voice..


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CD D 321

BONNIE SLOAN Nobody But You. B.A.C.M. 321

Interesting songs from this attractive little lady who recorded in the mid 1950s; accompanists include: Johnny Bond, Fiddlin' Kate and Joe Maphis among others.


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CD D 647

BROTHERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC. Various Artists. BACM CD 647

Another collection of Old Time Songs & Tunes, following on from our CD 340 and CD 364 compilations, this time focussing on brother acts. Thanks to BACM co-founder Brian Golbey for the sleeve notes and for digging deep into his private collection. Many of the tracks are from the very first generation of country recording artists - some of whom have featured on earlier BACM collections (like the Carlisle Brothers, the Callahan Brothers, the Delmore Brothers and the Morris Brothers). A treat for fans of early hillbilly roots music.


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CD D 343

BUCK NATION Western Range Ahead. B.A.C.M. 343

Mix of early Country and Western-Swing on this 30s/40s compilation, some with nice steel guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 622

BUD & BUD (The Hooper Twins) – Twin Hearts, Twin Guitars. BACM CD 622

East Texas twins J.E. (James) and G.A. (George) Hooper began playing the Houston country dance clubs in the mid 30s, cutting their first records in Houston in 1950 as Bud & Bud with J.E. on guitar, G.A. on mandolin. Our CD includes the best of their studio recordings, featuring top Houston session players of the era; plus a few of rare radio programs. Good foot tapping country with a nice mix of current hits, standards and western swing, their style, treading the live between honky-tonk and western swing.


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CD D 624

BUD HOBBS MGM Recordings 1947–54 BACM CD 624

California-born Bud Hobbs was one of the first exponents of what became known as The Bakersfield Sound, but sadly died aged just 38 having left only around 30 studio recordings. These were of a high standard and featured the cream of the LA session musicians of the era including, on his 1953 sessions, Buck Owens on guitar, Ferlin Husky on bass and Tommy Collins on rhythm. Fine country-crooner voice, pitch perfect and distinctive. Thanks due to Ken Coffee and Russ Wapensky for the excellent liner notes and session details – and to Al Turner for the tracks!


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CD D 383

BUDDY DURHAM Fiddle Tunes. B.A.C.M. 383

Fiddler extraordinaire Durham shows off his stunning prowess on these 1950s recordings . All the great 'country fiddle' tunes are here including Under The Double Eagle, Over the waves, Missouri Waltz, The Waltz You Saved For Me, Arkansas Traveler, After The Ball, Mexicali Rose, Home On The Range - no less than 43 tunes on 20 tracks!


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CD D 14

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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CD D 587

BUDDY JONES Policeman & Honky Tonk Singer Vol. 2 BACM CD 587

A second compilation, classic country tracks from 1935 to 1940 from trail-blazing honky-tonk singer Buddy Jones who developed his own style, influenced by his idol Jimmie Rodgers but edging towards hard-driving western swing. Session men include electric mandolin pioneer Leo Raley and rising piano star Moon Mullican. A couple of early duets with Jimmie Davis.


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CD D 311

BUDDY STARCHER Battle Of New Orleans. B.A.C.M. 311

Prolific singer/songwriter ("Song of the old waterwheel" and "I still write your name in the sand")/ musician with a selection of his 40s/50s recordings.


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CD D 155

BUDDY WILLIAMS Down The Old Bush Track. B.A.C.M. 155

Believed to be the first Aussie to record country in Australia - that was in 1938, three years after the debut of fellow antipodean, New Zealander Tex Morton, Williams had escaped from an unhappy foster home to go on the road, eking a living from laboring and busking. He loved the recordings of Jimmie Rodgers, his early model for his guitar style and yodeling. Here is a selection of 22 of his recordings, a wide range of styles including the Victorian era recitation "The face on the barroom floor" later recorded by Hank Snow.


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CD D 214

BUELL KAZEE Legendary Kentucky Ballad Singer Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 214

More 1920s songs from the banjo playing singer of traditional ballads, with distinctive interpretations of classic songs. Track 16, Hobo's Last Ride is an early, sung version, of the 'The Last Ride', later recorded as a narration, by Hank Snow and others.


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CD D 27

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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CD D 156

BUZ BUTLER Money Ain’t Everything. B.A.C.M. 156

Not much is known about this singer although he did make the original recording of "Mule Train" (included here). He made some interesting recordings as these 24 tracks, recorded in the '40s and 50s show - nice energetic version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Muleskinner Blues".


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CD D 169

CAL SHRUM & His Rhythm Rangers/ Colorado Hillbillies. B.A.C.M. 169

Through their long and prolific recording careers, brothers Cal and Walt Shrum managed to draw to their band(s) some of the best western musicians of their era including future stars Spade Cooley (fiddle), Deuce and Ace Spriggins (both, guitar) and the great deep voiced vocalist Tex Williams. Also the tragically short-lived Cene Haas whose guitar style sounds (to this listener) remarkably similar to Hank Snow’s. This CD features rare tracks, none previously available on CD. Nice mix of instrumentals and superb vocals including refreshingly different takes on Old Shep and Walking The Floor Over You. A superb hour’s listening enjoyment.


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CD D 336

CAL SHRUM Vol. 2 Rodeo Rhythm. B.A.C.M. 336

Recorded between 1938 and 1953, this is a companion to CD169; 30 recordings, mixed bag of Old Time, Hillbilly, Western Swing and instrumentals


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CD D 578

CALLAHAN BROTHERS Take The News To Mother BACM CD 578

BACM’s first Callahan Brothers collection focuses mainly on their 1930s recordings, featuring their close harmony ‘White country yodelling-blues’ style. Songs a mix of old time country and Jimmie Rodgers numbers (several of the latter are adapted and retitled, for example Rodgers’ Mississippi Moon becomes North Carolina Moon and Blue Yodel No. 7 becomes I’ve Rode The Southern & The L&N ). Both brothers were accomplished musicians, Walter playing guitar and Homer variously guitar, fiddle and mandolin and on several tracks they are joined by the great Kentucky mandolinist Roy “Shorty” Hobbs.


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CD D 199

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 1 – B.A.C.M. 199

21 tracks from across the border - well illustrating the wealth of great country talent "Up there".


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CD D 273

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 2 – B.A.C.M. 273

From Hank Snow's homeland, another selection showcasing the wide range of fine Canadian Country talent - this collection from the 1950s including several classic country songs.


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CD D 374

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 3 – B.A.C.M. 374

Another showcase of fine Canadian country talent, blend of styles, all authentic 'Country'.


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CD D 504

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol. 4 – Various Artists. BACM CD 504

More classic tracks from that Other Land Of Open Prairies and Cowboys – this time 23 tracks, all from the same label – the Aragon label which was based in Vancouver. As with our other CDs in the series, a mix of obscure and well known artistes; the latter include Stu Davis ('Canada's Cowboy Troubadour', see also BACM CD 237) and yodeller Evan Kemp (BACM CD 347). Our thanks to long time BACM collaborator Lynn Russwurm for sharing rare tracks from his collection making the series possible.


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CD D 201

CAPTAIN STUBBY & THE BUCCANEERS. B.A.C.M. 201

Often hilarious 'Backwoods' band very much in the style of Spike Jones & His City Slickers; 25 songs of 1940s country humour.


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CD D 335

CARL BELEW Cool Gator Shoes. B.A.C.M. 335

"Lonely street" and "Am I that easy to forget" are just two of the many great songs composed by this mellow voiced singer/ songwriter and included in this 1959/60 collection.


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CD D 595

CARL BELEW Vol. 2 Old Number Nine. BACM CD 595

Our first volume (Cool Gator Shoes, CD 335) became one of the most popular in our catalogue and we have at last got around to this second, a cross section of Belew’s recordings from various labels. Mix of country hits - such as Wishful Thinking, The One You Slip Around With, You're The Only Good Thing - and original numbers delivered with Belew’s smooth voice, distinctive but somewhat in the same vein as Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold. Includes several tracks previously unissued.


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CD D 636

CARL BUTLER – Remember The Alamo. BACM CD 636

Carl Butler began singing and playing guitar as a kid back in the 1930s and after wartime service began performing on radio leading to his first studio recordings in 1947 – that was accompanying one of his childhood hero-groups, the Bailes Brothers. He first appeared on the Opry in 1948 and began his solo recording career in 1950, initially on Columbia. He enjoyed some success both as a songwriter and singer through the 1950s but only hit the big time in 1961 when he and his wife Pearl recorded Don’t Let Me Cross Over – which stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks. Carl and Pearl went on to score a series of hits and successful albums throughout the 1960s and beyond, always staying ‘Pure country’. This collection covers the period from early 1958 to the early 1960s, 27 fine recordings many of them not previously released on CD and rare.


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CD D 55

CARL SMITH Satisfaction Guaranteed. B.A.C.M. 55

24 tracks of fine early 50s country music - from before the time when 'The Nashville Sound" was swamped with strings. Great, smooth voice and a fine choice of songs.


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CD D 600

CARLISLE BROTHERS The Early Post War Years BACM CD 600

Our 600th release features the legendary CARLISLE BROTHERS, Bill (guitar and vocals) and Cliff (steel and vocals), showcasing their best recordings from the 1946/7 period, including a couple of hilarious novelty tunes accompanied by Homer and Jethro. Hi-lights include two tracks accompanied by the superb Curly Fox on fiddle, Skip To My Lou and Old Joe Clark. This collection Complements BACM's earlier releases, the solo pre-war recordings (CLIFF CARLISLE - Far Beyond The Starry Sky and BILL CARLISLE Duvall County Blues, early recordings 1933) – and a compilation of 1950s recordings which Bill cut with a different line up, as THE CARLISLES -Tennessee Memories.


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CD D 481

CARSON ROBISON & HIS PIONEERS – Radio Shows. BACM CD 481

For our 6th Carson Robison collection, something different, five radio shows recorded in London in the 1930s with 31 songs wrapped around with the usual homespun chat and comedy from Carson and pals.


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CD D 331

CARSON ROBISON A Long Long Ways From Home. B.A.C.M. 331

22 1930s recordings from the prolific singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; tracks cross a wide range of styles from comedy to topical pieces


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CD D 21

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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CD D 177

CARSON ROBISON The Later Years. B.A.C.M. 177

Another selection from the phenomenally prolific and influential singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist, this time with 21 of his late 1940s/early 50s - some great songs including his version of "Life gets tee-jus".


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CD D 104

CARSON ROBISON Transatlantic Traveller. B.A.C.M. 104

Another selection of recordings by the prolific singer/ songwriter, this time, 20 songs recorded 1926/39.


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CD D 53

CARSON ROBISON TRIO Old Kentucky Cabin. B.A.C.M. 53

More early (1920s/30s) recordings from this prolific singer/songwriter, accompanied on some of these 22 tracks by Frank Luther and Phil Crow.


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CD D 659

CARSON ROBISON-Radio Shows Vol 2-BACM 659

A second set of 1930s radio shows by Carson Robison & His Buckaroos, mixing easy going chat with song, showcasing the group's instrumental and vocal skills. A total of 34 tunes, variety of styles - cowboy, hillbilly and comedy as well as popular and sentimental songs of the era.


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CD D 176

CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952. B.A.C.M. 176

Complete 1949-52 recordings from Maybelle Carter with daughters Anita, June and Helen, swapping vocal parts and instruments. As well as Maybelle's famed 'Clawhammer' guitar we hear Helen on accordion, Anita on bass and June on autoharp. Several tracks also feature young guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins. Most of the recordings reflect on religious, tragic or sentimental themes including re-recordings of 8 of the most popular songs from the Carter Family repertoire such as Wildwood Flower, I Never Will Marry and You Are My Flower.


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CD D 106

CASS COUNTY BOYS Beautiful Texas. B.A.C.M. 106

26 songs in a mix of transcriptions and commercial recordings made in the late 40s/early 50s from this great harmony group.


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CD D 368

CASS COUNTY BOYS Vol. 2 More Western Classics. B.A.C.M. 368

32 polished performances from this trio, all radio transcription recordings. The group toured extensively with Gene Autry and appeared in numerous films with him. As a historical footnote, lead singer Jerry Scoggins was the singer of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett', theme song of the Beverley Hillbillies hit TV series on which he was accompanied by messrs Flatt and Scruggs. Companion to CD 106 'Beautiful Texas'.


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CD D 72

CD 72 SKEETS McDONALD Wheel Of Fortune

Fine honky tonk singing on these 24 early '50s recordings from the man with one of Country's all time great voices.


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CD D 467

CECIL CAMPBELL & The Tennessee Ramblers. CD 467

A treat for fans of steel guitar played Hawaiian-style, from one of the early pioneers of the genre, here with the Tennessee Ramblers a popular Hillbilly/Western Swing group which Campbell joined in the early 1930s, becoming its leader in the mid 1940s. Nice mix of tunes, including country (superb version of Jimmy Work's heart rending Paper Roses) and Hawaiian, some of them Campbell originals.


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CD D 389

CECIL SURRATT & SMITTY SMITH Last Mile Of The Way. B.A.C.M. 389

27 early 1960s recordings from these talented singers / musicians; many traditional songs, some in Bluegrass style.


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CD D 503

CHARLES RIVER VALLEY BOYS Goin’ To Georgia. BACM CD 503.

Talented bluegrass group, whose core members were not from the Appalachian outback but rather a bunch of Harvard students/ graduates who rode the crest of the 1960s 'Folk Revival' which was bringing bluegrass to new, urban audiences; here with some of their earliest recordings from the early 1960s, refreshing takes on a mix of old timey classics and songs from the core bluegrass repertoire. Some brilliant musicianship (guitar, mandolin and banjo) and fine vocals. Includes bluegrassy interpretations of two classic Jimmie Rodgers songs, Waiting For A Train and Way Out On The Mountain.


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CD D 185

CHARLIE GORE Absolutely Free. B.A.C.M. 185

Nowadays little remembered outside a circle of Rockabilly enthusiasts, Gore began recording during the '50s across various genres - country, blues and later rockabilly; but his roots were in country and he was adept on a variety of instruments including dobro and the fiddle. Here is a selection of 24 of his 1950s recordings including some of his rockabilly work.


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CD D 255

CHARLIE HERALD AND HIS ROUNDUP RANGERS. B.A.C.M. 255

From the vaults, some early Canadian Country from 1933/35 - a time even before Wilf Carter and Hank Snow had began recording - an eclectic mix of 23 tracks by this band. Canadian country music history in the making, a nice variety of styles and featured vocalists.


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CD D 626

CHARLIE WALKER – Early Recordings, No Sorrow Tonight. BACM CD 626

Our first collection from the great Texas honkytonk singer features his early recordings, from his first on the Imperial label in 1952 through to 1958 when he was scoring his first big hits and already developing his shuffle sound. Hi-lights include the 1954 sessions featuring legendary session men Grady Martin (lead guitar), Tommy Jackson (fiddle) and Owen Bradley (piano) which gave us the hit recording of Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy. And the great shuffle classic, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down recorded in 1958 with Jimmy Dale on steel.


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CD D 529

CHESTER SMITH Sweet Memories BACM CD 529

A local legend among California country fans but never much promoted elsewhere, Chester Smith was a superb country singer who performed and recorded with an impressive band of top musicians, cutting some great recording well deserving to be brought to new audiences. Our CD features 23 tracks recorded between 1953 and 1959.


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CD D 244

CHUBBY PARKER & His Old Time Banjo. B.A.C.M. 244

21 real Old Time songs recorded 1927/31, sung by Chubby self-accompanying on banjo, a classic restored from the Archive vaults and well deserving a listen.


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CD D 239

CHUCK WAGON GANG Secular And Sacred Songs. B.A.C.M. 239

A selection of sentimental and sacred songs recorded 1936-54 from this four-piece harmony group. Led by David “Dad” Carter they were originally The Carter Quartet; the first 15 songs on this collection date from the late ‘30s, a mix of contemporary hillbilly and Cowboy songs, tight harmony singing, somewhat sweeter in sound than the ‘Other’ Carter Family, with mandolin and guitar accompaniment. The final nine tracks, all in the sacred/gospel genre, date from the early 1950s when they had deservedly become country music legends and gospel icons. Superb, easy listening.


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CD D 159

CINDY WALKER Till The End Of Time. B.A.C.M. 159

One of the all time great country (and pop!) song composers, this selection of 24 transcriptions recorded in 1944/45 show she was a gifted singer (reminiscent of Connie Boswell) as well as showcasing her songwriting (16 of the songs are hers).


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CD D 496

CINDY WALKER Vol. 2 – Trail Drivin’. BACM CD 496.

A second volume from the sultry voiced western songstress.


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CD D 197

CLAUDE CASEY ‘The South’s Favourite Yodeler’. B.A.C.M. 197

Western singer, Swing bandleader and superb yodeler - the 24 selected tracks here stretch between 1938 and the early '50s and include the rare MGM 1953 sessions featuring Chet Atkins on guitar, Don Helms on steel and Tommy Jackson on fiddle. Enjoyable collection.


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CD D 407

CLAUDE GRAY The Tall Texan. B.A.C.M. 407

28 early '60s tracks from this Gold Record balladeer, Mercury’s answer to Jim Reeves.


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CD D 81

CLAYTON McMICHEN The Legendary Fiddler. B.A.C.M. 81

The old time fiddler is showcased on these 24 recordings from between 1926 and 1939, either as soloist or accompanist. Vocalists include Riley Puckett, Slim Bryant and Bob Miller


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CD D 599

CLAYTON McMICHEN – The Legendary Fiddler Vol. 3. BACM CD 599

Our 599th disc, a third volume of great songs and tunes from legendary fiddler CLAYTON McMICHEN , classic recordings, some from 90 years ago – some solo, some with his various band line ups from the era including legendary guitar men Slim Bryant and Riley Puckett and banjoist Jerry Wallace. Hi-lights include McMichen’s awesome solo rendition of St Louis Blues and a great version of Wreck Of The Old 97 with Slim Bryant on vocals and guitar, recorded in Summer 1932, a period when McMichen and Bryant were also doing recording sessions with Jimmie Rodgers.


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CD D 142

CLAYTON McMICHEN The Legendary Fiddler Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 142

Another selection of brilliant recordings by one of the all time great fiddlers; 20 tracks recorded from 1927/39 in a variety of line ups which feature some of the most brilliant country musicians of the era.


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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 52

CLYDE MOODY Six White Horses. B.A.C.M. 52

Originally with J.E. Mainer and then Bill Monroe, he turned to country crooning - as featured on these 23 recordings from 1947 to 1952.


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CD D 346

CLYDE MOODY Vol. 2 If You Need Me I’ll Be Around. B.A.C.M. 346

Moody was billed as 'The King of the Hillbilly Waltz" and this second volume features several of his classic shuffles and waltzes including his excellent "Spanish Waltz" (1954) as well as selections from different stages in his career from 1940 onwards. Best known as a singer (smooth crooning style) he was also a gifted multi-instrumentalist and featured many fine and influential country musicians on his recordings.


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CD D 404

COLORADO COUNTRY 1948-1953. B.A.C.M. 404

28 recordings from 1948-53 from a variety of small labels all based in and around Denver. A great mix, demonstrating that good Country does not have to come from Nashville.


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CD D 403

CONNIE HALL Heartache Avenue. B.A.C.M. 403

A super but sadly underrated country girl - here are 28 songs from 1958/62 selected from her Mercury and Decca years.


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CD D 514

CONWAY TWITTY -You’ll Never Walk Alone. BACM CD 514

Our first Conway Twitty selection – 28 of his MGM recordings including his monster worldwide hit It’s Only Make Believe. The period when his vocal sound was close to Presley's; nice mix of song styles, many with a country feel although his second career as a full-fledged country musician was still five years ahead.


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CD D 451

COOL HILLBILLY Various Artists – B.A.C.M. 451

Obscure New Jersey label which released a mix of rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, white gospel and country between 1958 and the early ‘60s. This collection features the best of the label’s country recordings.


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CD D 323

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.1 BACM CD 323

Some excellent Gospel music from Georgia to Ohio recorded in the 1940s/50s including tracks from Al Runyon, The Sunshine Boys Quartet and Kay Bartmess.


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CD D 461

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.2 BACM CD 461

An hours’ country gospel music, mostly with a bluegrassy feel. Companion to our acclaimed Vol. 1 (CD 323) released in 2010.


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CD D 482

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.3 – Various Artists. BACM CD 482

A third volume of country gospel– all recordings taken from the Loyal label, featuring several regional acts. Solid country sound and instrumentation.


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CD D 531

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.4 Various Artists. BACM CD 531

Our country gospel CDs are among our most popular, always resulting in requests for ‘More please’. So we’ve put together this selection, all tracks issued on Rusty York’s Jewel label and recorded 1960/61. Total of 36 tracks, many with a bluegrass flavour, a superb hour of fine country gospel music, much deserving of being preserved and heard by a wide audience.


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CD D 548

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.5 Rare Recordings From The Peach State BACM CD 548

A fifth volume of Country Gospel recordings. 29 tracks, all from obscure acts issued by the Trepor, Redcrest and Gospel Jubileer labels in the Peach Pickin' state of Georgia. Classic Deep South Country Gospel, much of it bluegrass style.


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CD D 472

COUNTRY JOHNNY MATHIS – Come On In. B.A.C.M. 472

Our first collection from this gifted singer-songwriter (NOT the pop crooner of the same name); credited with over 500 songwriting credits, several of which became country standard’s including Please Talk To MY Heart, a country Top 10 hit for Ray Price. One of the all time great country voices ...


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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 157

COUNTRY MUSIC ON CAPITOL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 157

You'll find Jimmy Work, Jean Shepard, Jimmie Skinner and Jack Guthrie - as well as "He'll have to go" co-writer Joe Allison - included on this great and varied collection.


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CD D 231

COUNTRY MUSIC ON MGM Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 231

27 tracks from MGM’s strong line up of country talent back in the 1950s. Some rare items of historical interest including early cuts by Don Gibson and Floyd Cramer.


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CD D 525

COUNTRY MUSIC ON THE DE LUXE LABEL – BACM 525

Some rootsy hillbilly from the De Luxe label which merged with King Records in the late 1940s. Includes tracks from Jimmy Widener (banjo and guitar, busy LA session man who played and sang with several of the top Western Swing Bands including Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and Spade Cooley) and Leon Rusk, best known as a songwriter with credits on such classics as A Petal From A Faded Rose (recorded by Hank Snow, George Morgan and Little Jimmie Dickens) and Devil To Pay (recorded by Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).


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CD D 371

COUSIN HERB HENSON & His Trading Post Gang. B.A.C.M. 371

This selection of 25 1950s recordings are from a pivotal figure in the development of what became known as 'The Bakersfield Sound', influencing singers like Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart and Merle Haggard.


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CD D 137

COWBOY COPAS Any Old Time. B.A.C.M. 137

25 late 40s-mid 50s King recordings from the honky tonk singer, songwriter and fine guitarist.


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CD D 164

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 2 – An Old Farm For Sale. B.A.C.M. 164

More fine 1940s/50s recordings (following on from our earlier CD 164) from this honky tonk style singer, songwriter, guitarist; 24 in all.


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CD D 358

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 3 Blues In The Moonlight. B.A.C.M. 358

A superb guitarist, singer and songwriter, 27 more tracks, from the mid 40s to mid 50s to complement our earlier collections on CDs 137 and 164.


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CD D 421

COWGIRL SHUFFLE (Various Artists) B.A.C.M. 421

Great bunch of female vocalist recordings from the early 30s through to the late 50s. Includes a couple of early Mary Ford tracks (before she teamed up with Les Paul) and a duet between legendary songwriter Cindy Walker and Red River Dave.


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CD D 439

COZY LABEL Vol. 1 Classic Country Music B.A.C.M. 439

Obscure West Virginian label run by miner John Bava from 1947. Sadly neglected by mainstream histories, the label featured several talented artistes who deserved but never hit the big time. A superb collection of West Virginia hillbilly.


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CD D 446

COZY LABEL Vol. 2 Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 446

A second compilation showcasing talent recorded by the obscure West Virginia Cozy label, including bluegrass (the superb Lonesome Pine Fiddlers) and a couple of nice country tracks from “Hank The Cowhand” (David Stanford), accomplished musician who worked alongside Eddie Arnold. Another highlight, two tracks from husband and wife act Little John & Cherokee Sue who were immensely popular in the late ’30s and throughout the ’40s.


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CD D 455

Cozy Label Vol. 3. BACM 455

Another unearthing of long lost gems recorded for the West Virginia Cozy label in the early '50s. Obscure artistes who never made the Big Time but some big talents - click on the CD title to hear a couple of sample tracks including Stanley O'Dell's great version of Hank Snow's classic "Faded Petal ...".


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CD D 466

COZY LABEL Vol. 4 – Various Artists. CD 466

A fourth volume of 1950s and 1960s recordings on the West Virginia Cozy label, lovingly restored from the original 78s discs. Nice mix of bluegrass and country.


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CD D 23

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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CD D 559

CURT BARRETT & The Trailsmen Texas Jubilee CD 559

A ‘Cowboy singer’ with a distinctive, easy-going jaunty voice, Barret played bit parts in several cowboy movies in the late ‘40s and with a bit of luck could have made the big time. He had a big following in and around the Los Angeles area in the late 40s. Our CD has a selection of his recordings, mainly from the mid to late 1940s and mostly with his superb Trailsmen group. Plus a couple of tracks from the early 1930s with Tim Dix as ‘”Tom & Jerry” – 30 years before Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel called themselves that for their first recordings. Nice versions of some familiar songs like Ridin’ Down The Canyon and Frankie & Johnny plus several of Barret’s original compositions.


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CD D 402

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 1. Various Artists. BACM CD 402

30 excellent Gospel tracks, 1954-60, mainly in Bluegrass style plus some Hillbilly and Country, all issued on the Starday Custom label.


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CD D 492

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 2. VARIOUS ARTISTS. BACM CD 492

Another volume of hillbilly gospel recordings on the Starday “Custom” label, this time from 1959 to 1962. Many of them from obscure acts with self-penned songs; will be enjoyed by fans of Bluegrass.


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CD D 385

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 1 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 385

This CD looks at material issued on the Starday Custom series and features a variety of lesser known performers, recorded between 1954 and 1956.


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CD D 390

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 2 (Custom Starday Label). . B.A.C.M. 390

The second volume of recordings from the Starday Custom label; carries on to 1957 with a variety of styles from 21 lesser known artists; some provide a stark reminder that having great talent is no guarantee of fame and success!


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CD D 395

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 3 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 395

31 more Starday Custom pressings, this time from 1957/58, mix of Hillbilly and Rockabilly.


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CD D 410

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 4 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 410

Another volume of obscure Starday custom pressings, this time from mid 1956 to mid 1958. Includes the rare Willie Nelson No place for me, recorded in 1957, long before he became a country legend.


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CD D 426

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 5 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 426

Our fifth Starday Custom collection, this time recordings from around 1958 mainly with a Rockabilly flavour.


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CD D 448

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 6 (Custom Starday Label). – B.A.C.M. 448

Yet another assortment of solid country tracks from this great series, recordings from the Starday Custom label, mix of lesser known and big stars. As always we have taken care to arrange a nice balanced programme, perfect for sitting back and enjoying an hour of good, real Country!


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CD D 460

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 7 (Custom Starday Label). CD 460

Another volume of obscure tracks from the Starday Custom label, this time mainly early ‘60’s. Nice mix of hillbilly, country and rockabilly. Includes the first two recordings (1959) of legendary Canadian country star Dick Damron - two upbeat tracks , Gonna Have A Party Tonight and Rockin' Baby. Now a young 80 year old, Dick is still going strong!


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CD D 494

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 8 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 494

Another set of Starday Custom releases, obscure artistes, bringing us into the early ‘60s with a mix of country and rockabilly.


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CD D 534

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 9 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 534

Another compilation of obscure tracks, mainly from the Dixie label (a sub-label of Starday Records) which specialised in EP’s featuring sound-alike covers of established country and rockabilly artistes. Adds up to a superb hour of good listening across a variety of genres - bluegrass, ballads, rockabilly, country weepers and even some first class yodelling. Many thanks legendary collector Phil J. Tricker for providing us with quality tracks from his collection.


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CD D 565

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.10 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 565

Our 10th collection of obscure recordings culled from the Starday Custom series, this one covering the period from summer 1960 to the end of that year. A couple of tracks are rockabilly, most are easy going ‘core country’, mix of ‘Nashville” & “Bakersfield” styles.


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CD D 583

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.11. BACM CD 583

Some real gems here despite the obscure names; the only act which achieved some broader fame was the Cackle Sisters (named for their amazing impersonations of animal sounds as well as their yodelling), also known as the De Zurick Sisters). But the voices, arrangements and songs are all good, authentic ‘50s-style country’ - This CD will be enjoyed by folks who like the authentic sounds of 1950s/early ‘60s country and who like hearing songs and artists they’ve not heard before.


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CD D 613

DADDY JOHN LOVE Recorded 1935–36 BACM CD 613

Rare recordings, mostly in the style of the late Jimmie Rodgers. Love's first recordings were as guitarist and sometimes vocalist as a member of J.E. Mainer’s Mountaineers in 1935 (several tracks on BACM CD122 and more here). A distinctive vocalist, guitarist and yodeller.


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CD D 153

DALE EVANS The Rage Of The Sage. B.A.C.M. 153

Roy Rogers' "Other half" with a 24 song collection. Pop oriented country, mainly from the late 1940s.


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CD D 488

DANNY DILL – LONG BLACK VEIL. BACM CD 488

Danny Dill’s legacy is assured by his song writing credits on Long Black Veil (widely recorded including by Lefty Frizzell, Joan Baez and Johnny Cash), Detroit City (eg: Bobby Bare, Tom Jones, Dean Martin) and Partners, recorded by Jim Reeves for his 1959 He’ll Have To Go album. But Dill was also a fine vocalist who deserves to be remembered for his own recordings – showcased on this selection – which includes several nostalgic country standards as well as his own compositions.


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CD D 276

DAVE DENNEY It’s Nobody’s Fault But Your Own. B.A.C.M. 276

Talented singer, songwriter and guitarist Denny had an easy going country-crooner style and left an interesting body of recorded work, cross sectioned in this, our first CD devoted to his music. Includes tracks from his first (1945/46) sessions which had famed jazz musician Eddie South on violin (nice version of "Silver dew on the bluegrass tonight") through to four 1954 tracks with Chet Atkins backing. Boogie version of Hank Williams' "My bucket's got a hole in it". A talented performer worthy of more recognition.


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CD D 356

DAVE STOGNER Western Swing Time. B.A.C.M. 356

28 choice recordings from the 1950s - mainly Western Swing with a few Country and Rockabilly numbers thrown in.


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CD D 666

Del Reeves – I Watched You Walk Away. BACM CD 666

Our first compilation from the late 50s/early 60s crossover artist Del Reeves who scored a No. 1 hit in 1965 with Girl On The Billboard. The CD features rarely heard, early tracks that laid the foundation for his successful career.


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CD D 459

DELBERT BARKER Covered The Hits CD 459

Delbert Barker was one of the great talents of the early /mid 1950’s country and hillbilly scene who recorded superb, authentically-country interpretations of the most iconic country hits of the day.


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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 26

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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CD D 136

DENVER DARLING Vol. 2 Singing On The Range. B.A.C.M. 136

Another selection from the "New York Radio Cowboy" - 23 commercial and rare transcription recordings from the 1940s.


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CD D 246

DENVER DARLING Vol. 3 Cowboy Jack. B.A.C.M. 246

This our 3rd release from the vaults contains 25 world transcription tracks recorded 1943-45, including several classic country tunes. Top steel guitarist Vaughn Horton and guitarist Tony Mottoca are among the backing musicians.


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CD D 269

DENVER DARLING Vol. 4 Out In The Great Alone. B.A.C.M. 269

Although he recorded for only six years, he still warrants a 4th volume (see also CDS BACM 26, 136 and 246) with these 27 rare tracks, mainly transcriptions from the 1940s showcasing his varied output.


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CD D 279

DEUCE SPRIGGINS Down The Trail To San Antone. B.A.C.M. 279

Some nice, tight Western Swing on these 26 songs recorded in the mid 40s by Spriggins, former Spade Cooley band member .


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CD D 314

DEWEY GROOM & GEORGIA SLIM. B.A.C.M. 314

Some great Western Swing from the late 1940s/50s from Groom, Slim and Howdy Forrester including some fine instrumentals.


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CD D 259

DICK HARTMAN’S Washboard Wonders/(Vol. 1 of) TENNESSEE RAMBLERS. BACM 259

This great mix of mainly upbeat 1930s recordings include all the Washboard Wonders' recordings plus six tracks from the Tennessee Ramblers.


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CD D 124

DICK REINHART A Broken Heart For A Souvenir. B.A.C.M. 124

Here is the entirety of Reinhart's solo recordings, recorded 1929-47, nice mix of moods and styles. Also sang as a group ("The Rough Riders") with Johnny Bond and Jimmy Wakely (See BACM CDs 102 and 384).


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CD D 240

DICK THOMAS Sioux City Sue. B.A.C.M. 240

Philadelphia born talented singer, songwriter and pianist here with a mix of 22 songs many written by him and all recorded in the 1940s/early 50s. Includes the title song "Sioux City Sue" which spent four weeks at No. 1 in the US Juke Box Folk Records chart in 1945 - and which also became a big hit for Bing Crosby (and became a Gene Autry film title!).


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CD D 144

DICKIE McBRIDE I Still Care For You. B.A.C.M. 144

Great Western Swing vocalist with 23 songs from the late 30s to early 40s including several rare unissued demos.


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CD D 242

DIXIELAND SWINGSTERS Sing A Little Swing Song. B.A.C.M. 242

This jazzy swinging-country collection features all 24 of the band's 1937/39 Bluebird recordings including ten instrumentals. Awesome musicianship but this is not for hard core country fans. They were mainstays for several years on the Mid Day Merry Go Round radio show, the Swingsters providing upbeat, jazzy, novelty contrast to the station's core output which was country. Another country association, a very young Chet Atkins was part of the band for a while in the mid '40s.


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CD D 88

DOC HOPKINS & HIS COUNTRY BOYS Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 88

30 transcriptions recorded in 1944; fine singer with a batch of traditional favorites.


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CD D 91

DOC HOPKINS & HIS COUNTRY BOYS Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 91

More 1944 transcriptions (33) to complement CD 88.


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CD D 274

DOCK BOGGS & EMRY ARTHUR. B.A.C.M. 274

12 songs from Virginian Dock Boggs and 12 from Kentuckian Emry Arthur - hard core old time country from the 1920s and 30s.


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CD D 607

DOLPH HEWITT – Waltzing My Blues Away. CD 607

As we dig through the archives we are sometimes amazed to come across an awesome talent which somehow has been lost to history. One such is Dolph Hewitt who achieved some radio popularity in the 30s on the Wheeling Jamboree before wartime service in the marines. Post war he came to the National Barn Dance giving him nationwide exposure initially as a member of the Sage Riders, a western styled band, later solo. Recording contracts followed and he scored several minor hits first with RCA then with various independent labels. Our CD showcases 27 of his fine recordings, nice mix of songs and styles but mainly smooth crooner country somewhat in the Eddy Arnold style.


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CD D 134

DON GIBSON I Love No One But You. B.A.C.M. 134

24 songs from his early 50s recordings - cut before he hit the big time as one of the all time best known country singers and songwriters.


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CD D 457

DON HELMS Plays Hank Williams & Other Favourites. CD 457

The man whose wistful steel guitar helped create the magic on all of Hank’s greatest recordings went on to play on many classic hits for other artists including Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash (Columbia era). Here are 24 instrumental tracks showcasing Don’s talent on a mix of Hank Williams hits and other country standards.


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CD D 205

DON RENO & RED SMILEY Tree Of Life. B.A.C.M. 205

Bluegrass at its very best from this musically talented duo with a 1952-57 selection of traditional and gospel songs and some virtuoso instrumentals.


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CD D 422

DONN REYNOLDS Portrait Of A Yodeler B.A.C.M. 422

Our first collection from the man often dubbed Canada's "King of the Yodelers". Includes his first American hit single, Texas Yodel.


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CD D 360

DOT LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 360

Fine 1950s/early 60s country from this interesting label including rare cuts by Jimmy C. Newman, Bonnie Guitar and Lonzo & Oscar among others.


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CD D 92

DOWN HOMERS Uncle Noah’s Ark. B.A.C.M. 92

Thirty 1940s transcription recordings from this superbly talented quartet - apparently a condition of joining was to be able to play any instrument and sing any of the harmony parts! On some tracks, a young 'King Of The Yodelers' Kenny Roberts.


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CD D 381

DOWN HOMERS Vol. 2 The End Of My Roundup Days. B.A.C.M. 381

The 28 songs from this 4-piece band with a sound similar to The Sons Of The Pioneers are all from rare radio transcriptions made in the 1940s.


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CD D 425

DOWN THE TRANSCRIPTION TRAIL Various Artists B.A.C.M. 425

These tracks were extracted from rare transcription discs cut for radio play, a mix of well known and obscure artistes. Highlights include Wesley Tuttle's great novelty version of the fiddle classic “Fox Chase” (amazing vocal effects!) - and a nice interpretation of “Guns & Guitars” by the Down Homers.


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CD D 172

DOYE O’DELL If Tears Were Gold. B.A.C.M. 172

27 songs recorded in the 1940s and 1950s by this Western-style singer and occasional actor; includes an early version of 'Old Shep'.


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CD D 445

DOYE O’DELL Vol. 2. Shut Up And Drink Your Beer. B.A.C.M. 445

Our second CD from this talented fiddle player, guitarist and melodic tenor, featuring a wide range of material from ballads to jazz tinged western swing as well as hilarious novelty numbers like She left me when my dream boat started leaking.


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CD D 299

DUDE LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 299

Some excellent Country from this Dallas-based and short-lived (1947-50) label - nice variety of styles.


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CD D 194

DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare. B.A.C.M. 194

27 transcription recordings made in 1935/36 by this accomplished band - a mix of cowboy standards, old fiddle tunes, Western and novelty songs.


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CD D 558

DUSTY ELLISON & The Saddle Dusters Trail Of Dreams CD 558

Ellison was a formidable talent, now sadly almost completely written out of the Country history books. He was raised in Oklahoma into a musical family and he began recording in the mid 1940s, initially for 4-Star. Four of these recordings are included here and have the legendary Porky Freeman on lead guitar. The remaining tracks are mainly with his group The Saddle Dusters featuring Dusty (vocals and either lead or rhythm guitar) and pals Hil Duffy (bass and vocals) and Buddy Woody (accordion, vibraphone – and vocals on several tracks), both of whom had considerable talent and interesting musical careers, well summarised in Kevin Coffey’s liner notes. When Dusty sang cowboy harmony with his group there were none better.


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CD D 280

DYKES’ MAGIC CITY TRIO/ ROBINETTE & MOORE. B.A.C.M. 280

The 22 tracks here cover the complete 1920s recordings of these two groups and including some fine virtuoso fiddle playing from both.


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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 544

Early California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol. 2 BACM CD 544 

There was a thriving country music scene in California in the 1930s and we have at last got around to this second compilation of historic recordings (a follow up to the first volume issued in 2010). Includes five rare 1934-37 recordings from the great Stuart Hamblen when his style was still largely modelled on Jimmie Rodgers. Another highlight, six more transcription recordings from Dude Martin & his Nevada Nite Herders (following up those on BACM’s CD 194, DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare). Curiously, yet another group called ‘The Rolling Stones’ – this one even earlier, featuring Jimmy Adams (guitar) and Bud Jamison (harmonica and tenor), recorded in 1930. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and comprehensive liner notes.


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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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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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