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Listed in order of first name of artist or group. Ones beginning with a number appear under the first letter of the number (eg: '4-Star' is under 'F').

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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Cindy Walker Vol 2-496 (1)
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 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 instrumentalists on his recordings.


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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. B.A.C.M. 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 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 041

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 1) CD 041

Tracks 1 -25 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 042

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 2) CD 042

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 043

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 3) CD 043

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 044

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 4) CD 044

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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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 045

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 1) CD 045

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 046

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 2) CD 046

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 047

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 3) CD 047

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 048

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 4) CD 048

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 049

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 1) CD 049

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 050

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 2) CD 050

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 051

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 3) CD 051

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 052

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 4) CD 052

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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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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Cozy Vol 4 - CD 466
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. B.A.C.M. 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 494

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY – Vol 8. 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 385

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Various Artists. 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 Various Artists. 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 Various Artists. 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 Various Artists. 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 Various Artists. 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 Various Artists – 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. Various Artists. 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 534

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 9 Various Artists 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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California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol2-544
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 508

OPERATIC COWBOYS From The Early 30s. BACM CD 508

No one could accuse us of not trying to ‘Cover all bases’ in our trawls through the historic roots of Country Music! Here are some long lost recordings – from the era when silent movies were on the way out and the movie makers were experimenting with soundtracks to find the right sound to go with their cowboy movies. This was before the explosion of popular Singing Cowboys with the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers and some of the early singers featured here had switched from the worlds of opera and musicals. The Fred Scott recordings are especially rare - recovered from an old tape, possibly the only one in the world?


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CD D 345

THE CALGARY KID The Tenderfoot’s Warning. B.A.C.M. 345

Saskatchewan born bronco rider who took up singing with encouragement from Gene Autry. Sings in a similar vein to his compatriot Wilf Carter (See BACM 316).


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CD D 167

THE CARLISLES Tennessee Memories. B.A.C.M. 167

Brothers Bill and Cliff had sung together as 'The 'Carlisles' back in the 1920s, but Bill formed a new group with the same name in the mid 1950s, following Cliff's retirement. Here are 26 recordings from this mid '50s period, many of them humorous and some bawdy,


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CD D 57

THE COLUMBIA LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 57

An excellent mix of old time songs from the 20s to early 30s including tracks by Gid Tanner/Riley Puckett , Dan Hornsby and Dock Walsh.


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CD D 42

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

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


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