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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').

De Luxe-525
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 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 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/Tennessee Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 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 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 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 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 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 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 408

HILLBILLY FROM THE WINDY CITY The Dome Label.. B.A.C.M. 408

Rare tracks from this Chicago based label, late 1940s and early 1950s.


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CD D 77

THE DECCA 5000 series Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 77

A fine mix of 30s/40s recordings, including from Riley Puckett and The Carlisle Brothers, from the great Decca 5000 "Hillbilly" series.


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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 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 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 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 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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CD D 277

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 145

ELDON BAKER and his Brown County Revelers. B.A.C.M. 145

One of the less well known hot string bands with 26 excellent foot tapping tracks from 1938-52.


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CD D 350

ELTON BRITT & FRIENDS Vol. 3 Recorded 1933–1941. B.A.C.M. 350

Something special for Elton’s fans and collectors – recordings with various groups cut during his early career.


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CD D 109

ELTON BRITT Early Recordings 1933-1937. B.A.C.M. 109

Going back further into the vaults than CD86, this CD contains 20 rare recordings from 1933-37 by this top yodeler, in various guises.


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CD D 86

ELTON BRITT Jackass Blues. B.A.C.M. 86

24 1940s recordings from one of the all time great country yodelers accompanied on some by top girl yodeler Rosalie Allen, all from his RCA years. Several classic country songs given the distinctive Britt treatment.


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CD D 283

ERNEST HARE as HOBO JACK TURNER. B.A.C.M. 283

20s/30s popular country songs many of them classics of the 'outdoor vagabond' genre, sung in great style in his 'Hobo Jack' persona.


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CD D 152

ERNEST MARTIN And His Gospel Melody Makers. B.A.C.M. 152

27 gospel songs done in bluegrass style from this authentic pentecostal preacher - all but three of this selection were his own compositions. Nowadays forgotten other than by a few bluegrass collectors he was a prolific songwriter who learned guitar, banjo and harmonica at an early age, had his own radio show (as "Kid Martin") at 20 and for a time played on radio with Bill & Cliff Carlisle - then turned from hard drinker to preacher.


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CD D 31

ERNEST THOMPSON Pioneer Artist From North Carolina. B.A.C.M. 31

One of the first country artists on record, these songs from his first recordings in 1924 contain a mix of instrumentals and traditional songs in his distinctive high pitched delivery.


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CD D 249

ERNEST TUBB Just Rollin’ On. B.A.C.M. 249

Honky-tonk singing at its best on these 22 rare transcription tracks recorded in 1944 - an era some rate as his best; several composed by Tubb himself.


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CD D 58

ESCO HANKINS Rising Sun. B.A.C.M. 58

22 rare recordings - most long unavailable and some never before re-issued; from a singer who was strongly influenced by Roy Acuff, several of whose songs are featured here.


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CD D 347

EVAN KEMP Beautiful Nicola Valley. B.A.C.M. 347

Another fine Canadian country singer who deserves wider fame; nice easy style, 31 songs and instrumentals recorded between 1958 and 1960.


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CD D 465

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 1 Various Artists. CD 465

28 tracks, selected from early 1950s records released by this Ohio-based record label. Some ace musicians, including Dave Woolum (who had been part of Jim & Jesse McReynolds' Virginia Trio), Sonny Osborne and banjo wizard Noah Crase, one time member of Bill Monroe's band, here heard backing Woolum on several tracks. Also a couple of instrumental gems from ace mandolinist Ray Lunsford, who was featured on the Archive's earlier Jimmie Skinner CD (JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle, BACM CD184).


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Excellent Vol 2 473
CD D 473

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 2 – Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 473

Second compilation culled from records issued on the Excellent label in the 1950s. Includes several tracks from the superb mandolinist Ray Lunsford, best known from his session work with Jimmie Skinner (showcased on our JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle CD no. 277). Plenty of bluegrass style ...


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CD D 147

EZRA & HIS BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 147

35 transcriptions for radio, recorded 1939/40 by this influential hillbilly band led by Ezra Paulette (vocal, yodel, fiddle) and which featured an ever changing line up of superb musicians including Hank Skillet (fiddle) and Zeke Manners (accordion).


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CD D 308

THE EDISON LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 308

Historic early old time collection from the 1920s; interesting mix selected from the huge Edison output with influential and gifted performers including Posey Rorer, Vernon Dalhart and Fiddling Powers Family


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